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The Atlantic Canada Region is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean and the climate can be humid and experiences significant precipitation. This region has climate types that vary from maritime to continental or humid continental climate. The temperatures are not extreme in this region, summers are generally cool and the winters are warmer than the inland Canada regions. The camping season is ideal here from May to late September and into mid-October. All Kampgrounds of America in this area have all the amenities to make your Atlantic Canada Region camping trip an excellent experience.
This region is composed of four provinces that are mostly islands and peninsulas on the northeast portion of Canada. This group of provinces is also known as the Maritimes or the Maritime provinces. They are surrounded by many waterways, including the Atlantic Ocean, Labrador Sea, Bay of Fundy, Gulf of St Lawrence and the Cabot Strait. With all of the water around this region, you can bet there is plenty of delicious seafood available. Nova Scotia is home to Halifax, the most populated city in the region. Travel on the scenic Cabot Trail around Cape Breton Island and explore Cape Breton Highlands National Park, an excellent park for hiking. Visit Nova Scotia's Eastern Shore for the expansive beaches and year-round surfing or Peggy's Cove Coastal Region and Lighthouse or Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site during your visit to Nova Scotia. New Brunswick is mostly dense forests so it has a bit different climate than the other provinces in this region. Areas of interest along the New Brunswick coastline include The Bay of Fundy, Fundy National Park and the Fundy Trail Parkway scenic coastal drive. Reversing Falls Rapids is a unique place to see rapids change course and direction with the tide changes in the Bay of Fundy and the Saint John River. Prince Edward Island is the smallest Canadian province by size. It is reached by several different modes of transportation, either by taking the ferry, by flying into the Charlottetown airport or driving across the Confederation Bridge from New Brunswick. Visit Prince Edward Island National Park or tour the Anne of Green Gables sites from the classic book all across the island. The province of Newfoundland and Labrador is made up of the mainland Labrador, to the northeast of Quebec, and the island of Newfoundland. On Newfoundland, visit the beautiful Gros Morne and Terra Nova National Parks. Several National Historic Sites can be found on Newfoundland; including Signal Hill, L'Anse aux Meadows, Castle Hill and Cape Spear Lighthouse National Historic Sites.
Sussex KOA Journey
Campers can stay in RV Sites, Tent Sites or Camping Cabins. When you book a stay at Sussex KOA Journey, you can use amenities like a pavilion and snack bar or participate in campground recreation activities such as weekly bingo games.
Gros Morne / Norris Point KOA Holiday
Enjoy stunning views in a secluded wooded valley as you stay at an RV Site, Tent Site or lodging options like Camping Cabins or a Geo Dome. Campers at Gros Morne / Norris Point KOA Holiday can use amenities like canoe rentals and a playground to elevate their stay.
Halifax West KOA
Halifax West KOA offers a charming location on the banks of the Sackville River and gives campers peaceful lodging options such as Tent Sites, RV Sites and Camping Cabins. Campers can also take advantage of amenities like bike rentals and a pool.
North Sydney / Cabot Trail KOA
The North Sydney / Cabot Trail KOA is a peaceful location and offers campers the option to stay in a Camping Cabin, Tent Site or RV Site. Amenities at the campground include fishing or mini golf.
Borden / Summerside KOA Journey
Borden / Summerside KOA Journey offers many unique amenities, such as live music, for a one-of-a-kind camping experience. Campers can also choose their camping adventure with the option of staying at an RV Site, Tent Site or Camping Cabin.
Cavendish KOA Holiday
Cavendish KOA Holiday is an excellent location for families. It has amenities like a petting zoo, heated swimming pool and daily hayrides. Families can take a break from the fun with camping options like Tent Sites, RV Sites and Camping Cabins.
Cornwall / Charlottetown KOA Holiday
Cornwall / Charlottetown KOA Holiday lets guests get more out of their trip to Prince Edward Island and offers amenities such as a heated pool and outdoor movie theater. Whether you stay in a Camping Cabin, RV Site or Tent Site, you will surely have an unforgettable experience.
June and September are the best months to visit the Atlantic Canada region. During these months, visitors can still enjoy pleasant weather without the crowds.
The Atlantic Canada region includes New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia, so it is a great location with plentiful attraction options. Some of the top attractions in the Atlantic provinces are:
The Atlantic Canada region is an outdoor paradise with fresh air, lush greenery and open waters. Some of the top outdoor activities in the Atlantic provinces are:
Deep-Sea Fishing on Prince Edward Island
There are numerous deep-sea fishing charters on Prince Edward Island for all skill levels, enabling visitors to try their hand at a unique ocean adventure.
Sea Kayaking in Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia has many coastal regions that allow visitors to experience sea kayaking in sheltered waters. As you kayak with experienced operators, be sure to take some time to look around to see whales, seals and tuna.
Whale Watching in New Brunswick
Whether you want to whale watch in a larger boat for greater comfort or a smaller high-speed boat to make your trip an adventure, you will have a memorable time on a whale-watching tour in New Brunswick. On your tour, you may see other animals, such as porpoises, seals and seabirds.
The Atlantic Canada region is home to many national parks, like:
Regardless if you plan your vacations around food or are looking for something fresh to enjoy as you take in the sights of the Atlantic Canada region, the following are top food recommendations from locals:
The Highwheeler Café, Deli and Bakery in Baddeck, Nova Scotia
The Highwheeler Café, Deli and Bakery is a popular location that serves generous sandwiches on homemade bread and delicious soups.
LaHave Bakery in Nova Scotia
LaHave Bakery is an essential stop if you want exceptional homemade bread. This bakery has many items, including baked goods, cookies and other sweets that go well with their hand-squeezed lemonade.
Water-Prince Corner Shop in Prince Edward Island
Sample the freshest seafood on the island at the Water-Prince Corner Shop. Some popular dishes include a lobster roll, homemade potato salad and a scallop burger.
Gill's Drive-in Restaurant on Prince Edward Island
Enjoy retro-inspired dining at Gill's Drive-in Restaurant on Prince Edward Island. Whether you want car service or wish to dine in the retro-inspired dining room, you will feel transported back to the 60s with burgers, clams and club sandwiches.
The Atlantic Canada region allows all visitors to create a unique vacation experience as they explore off-the-beaten-path in the many national parks or eateries that have been a local secret for years.
What isn't a secret is the high level of service and comfort KOA Campgrounds provide. All campgrounds are clean and quiet and offer numerous camping options, allowing campers to vacation comfortably. Book your stay at a KOA to start finding your own hidden gems in the Atlantic Canada region today.
133 Aiton Rd, Sussex
5 Shearakin Lane, Rocky Harbour
3070 Highway 1, Upper Sackville
3779 New Harris Road, New Harris
23714 Trans Canada Highway, Borden-Carleton
198 Forest Hills Lane, Cavendish
208 Ferry Road, Cornwall
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