Camping has its pros and cons; it’s a prime opportunity to get in touch with nature, but making and maintaining camp can be a nightmare. Meanwhile, glamping not only cuts out the middleman but promises luxuries that a stuffy tent never could. If you’re planning on experiencing the Canadian wilderness, glamping is definitely the way to do it. And if you can’t decide where to start, you might want to try one of the following seven spots.
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Huttopia Sutton – Quebec
Found at the foot of Mount Sutton, this spot is a seamless blend of beauty and luxury. Settle into a spacious, ready-to-camp tent, or bed down in a rustic chalet. Either way, you’ll spend your stay enveloped in breathtaking nature. Admire local trees like sugar maple and yellow birch, or take a dip in the nearby brook. Alternatively, you can gaze out at the Vermont mountains from the central lodge, or treat yourself to a bite at their cafe-bistro.
Trout Point Lodge – Nova Scotia
A trip to Trout Point Lodge is something you’ll never forget. Every space on the property, whether it’s a grand suite or a cozy little room, looks out on the adjacent river. As for activities, there’s no shortage of options; you can stay in for stargazing, or partake in cooking classes centred around the local biosphere. There’s plenty of tranquil beaches and storied towns within walking distance, too. If you’d rather lounge about and drink in the lodge’s charming atmosphere, though, nobody will blame you.
Alabaster Acres – Ontario
Do you dream of a woodland escape, far from the troubles of day-to-day life? Then Alabaster Acres is the place for you. Choose from one of three luxurious tents: the Copper Retreat, the Gunmetal Getaway, or the Platinum Hideout. You’ll be met with a personalized welcome sign and a king-sized bed. To boot, the tents are stocked with all the hallmarks of an unforgettable getaway. All you’re responsible for is bringing your favorite food and drinks. That is, unless you’d rather order a ready-to-cook meal made with ingredients from neighboring farms.
Nimmo Bay Wilderness Resort – British Columbia
Visiting Nimmo Bay is equal parts exploration and relaxation. Spend your morning watching the wildlife forage, before treating yourself to a massage, or a stint in the sauna. Walk among ancient cedars in the afternoon, then indulge in a delightful dinner made from local ingredients. Maybe the trout you’re eating is the same one you caught this morning, and if you ask, the chefs will show you how they prepared it. Altogether, Nimmo Bay is a must, both as a glamping getaway and a learning experience.
hinterhouse – Quebec
This blissful retreat sits fifteen minutes from Mont-Tremblant. The cabin has a sleek, modern aesthetic, with large windows looking out on the vast forest beyond. In addition to being a comfy spot for relaxation, hinterhouse lies near multiple parks and trails, making it well-suited to introverts and adventurers alike. What’s more, a visit between spring and autumn allows you to take advantage of the private dock, and bring a canoe out on the glistening lake.
Fogo Island Inn – Newfoundland
Imagine exploring the edge of Canada, then returning to the toasty warmth of fresh linens and a wood-burning fireplace. That’s precisely the experience you can expect from Fogo Island Inn. And that’s not all the site holds; there’s also local cuisine to sample, and an on-site cinema for movie nights. Still not convinced? Perhaps the stunning architecture, or a visit to their steamy sauna, will do the trick.
Outpost Co. – Ontario
If you crave a break from urban life, look no further than Outpost Co. Located at the heart of Temagami’s white pine forests, this retreat is rife with luxuries; you’ll be catered by a private chef for the duration of your stay, and have free access to hand-carved canoes. Staff are committed to providing every comfort they can, save for WiFi. But when you’re resting by a tranquil lake, and savouring fine food under the stars, getting glued to your phone will already be the furthest thing from your mind.
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