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Next-Level Glamping: Incredibly Unique Places To Camp Across Canada

Camille DG and Melissa Merk in Fundy National Park

Camille DG and Melissa Merk in Fundy National Park

 

There has been no better time to visit a Parks Canada national park. Why? Well, not only will the entrance to all Canadian national parks be free in 2017, they also have seriously stepped up their glamping game. Time to ditch the tent folks. Parks Canada has the most Instagram-worthy accommodations to travel to. We’re talking yurts, oTENTik tents, cubes, double tents and more. Check out our favourite Parks Canada accommodations below…

Cocoon Tree Bed

Talk about gram-worthy, this spherical accommodation is suspended in the trees with an awesome view of the sea. Bring up to 3 friends and sleep in this sphere that is 2.5 m in diameter and contains a mattress.

What do I need to bring? You need to bring a sleeping bag, pillow and cooking equipment. Plan ahead by bringing warm clothes as this Cocoon Tree Bed isn’t heated and you are forbidden to cook inside.

Where is the Cocoon Tree Bed? Cape Breton Highlands National Park

 

Micro-Cube

At only 10 m2  the micro-cube is an adventure in itself. This contemporary design is fitted with a double bed, two chairs, a table and a panoramic window on one side of the cube.

What do I need to bring? You need to bring a sleeping bag, pillow and cooking equipment. Plan ahead by bringing warm clothes as this micro-cube isn’t heated.

Where are the Micro-Cubes? Forillon National Park and Riding Mountain National Park

 

Double-Tent

Have you ever stayed in a tent inside a tent? Neither had we! Check out the Double-Tent that has an exterior tent allowing you to relax outside without the bugs.

What do I need to bring? You need to bring a sleeping bag, pillow and cooking equipment. Plan ahead by bringing warm clothes as this double-tent isn’t heated.

Where are the Double-Tents? Riding Mountain National Park

 

Yurts

Yurts are the OG glamping tent. These portable, round tents were traditionally covered with skins and used as a dwelling in Central Asia. Today they are used all around the world and are made of many different materials.

What do I need to bring? You need to bring a sleeping bag, pillow and cooking equipment. Plan ahead by bringing warm clothes as these yurts aren’t heated.

Where are the Yurts? Fundy National ParkBruce Peninsula National Park and Riding Mountain National Park

 

Goutte d’Ô

The Goutte d’Ô resembles a water droplet and has about 6m2 of interior living space. Inside there is a sofa bed and a hammock loft above. This place is so cool you will never want to leave your campsite.

What do I need to bring? You need to bring a sleeping bag, pillow and cooking equipment. Plan ahead by bringing warm clothes as this Goutte d’Ô isn’t heated.

Where is the Goutte d’Ô? Fundy National Park

 

Teepee 

 Another OG in the glamping world, the teepee has been used for centuries as a portable dwelling. Today Parks Canada has updated these teepees with optional modern comforts to rent like cots, thermarests and sleeping bags .

What do I need to bring? You need to bring a sleeping bag, pillow and cooking equipment. Plan ahead by bringing warm clothes as these teepees aren’t heated.

Where are the Teepees? Grasslands National ParkWaterton Lakes National Park and Rocky Mountain House National Historic Site

 

Tiny home on wheels

The Tiny Homes on Wheels can accommodate up to 4 people and both offer, propane heating, a complete kitchen, a toilet and shower. Everything you need to be happy!

What do I need to bring? You need to bring a sleeping bag and a pillow. Pack light as space is limited in tiny homes.

Where are the tiny homes on wheels? Waterton Lakes National Park

 

oTENTik

What do I need to bring? You need to bring a sleeping bag, pillow and cooking equipment. Plan ahead by bringing warm clothes as an oTENTik is still a tent.

Where are the oTENTik tents? oTENTik tents are available in the following national parks across Canada:

 

Have you stayed in one of these unique accommodations at a Parks Canada national park? Let us know about your experience in the comments below…

 
Like this post? Check out The Best Of Glamping In Ontario and Explore The Best Of Alberta This Winter In One Amazing Road Trip, too!

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