Right off the tip of Maine, you’ll find a Canadian province that is full of coastal charm and some great attractions. New Brunswick is a province with deep blue waters, friendly locals and a unique mix of French, Canadian and American influence.
If you find yourself RVing to New Brunswick you will need a place to stay and that’s why we’ve compiled our top five best RV parks, grounds, and sites of New Brunswick. Then you’ll see why New Brunswick is known as the “Picture Province.”
Wishing Star Camping in Shediac
A lofty name like Wishing Star warrants some great amenities and nearby attractions and you’ll find both at this great RV park and campground. There are 130 sites in the campground ranging in services, but there are plenty of RV sites if you wish for your site to have full utility hookups including 30 amp electric, water, and sewer connectivity. Sites also come with wireless internet and free TV cable hookups. The bathrooms, restrooms, and laundry facilities are maintained with detail and Wishing Star finished off its amenities with a dump station, recreation room, swimming and more.
The Shediac area is just crawling with things to do. One of the more popular parks is found at the silky sands of Parlee Beach Provincial Park, try this park out for splashing in the water, keeping an eye for marine animals or just wiggling your toes in the sand. Rotary Park and its trademark lobster statue are sure to please the kids while Brigitte Le Bouthillier has some great art galleries. Throw in some golf and you can find fun in Shediac.
Headquarters Campground in Fundy National Park
You’ll find Headquarters Campground right in the middle of fun and activity at Fundy National Park’s east entrance. Amenities and features are pretty great for a National Park campground. The 90 sites come full-service, semi-service or if you want to escape, try booking a dry site. Other park amenities include washrooms, showers, laundry services, dump stations, picnic areas, kitchen shelters and even wireless internet access, which is difficult to find in a National Park campground.
As far as fun, you’re already there! There’s plenty to do at Fundy National Park, but the most popular activities have to do with Fundy’s legendary tides. Fundy National Park is home to the world’s highest tides so you can kayak and canoe out on the tide and Fundy Bay, walk the beaches or let the little ones explore the beaches for marine life during low tide. Make sure to try the Swim with Salmon for Science excursion to have both have fun and help local conservation efforts. If you’re a little tired of the Bay you can get cultured at the park’s outdoor theater with live music or have a traditional Atlantic Canadian kitchen party at the Historic Molly Kool home.
De la Republique Provincial Park in Edmundston
This Provincial Park is one of the more popular public parks in New Brunswick and just a night here should help illustrate why. It is a Provincial Park so don’t expect the most luxurious of amenities but you will get everything you do need including electrical and water hookups. No sewer connections on this one but the park do provide a dump station to go along with their bathrooms, showers, laundry facilities, picnic sites and community shelters.
You don’t need to go far to find fun as you already at a great park. Popular activities at De la Republique include hiking and biking trails, tennis courts, indoor playroom, heated pools, cross country skiing in the winter and a boat ramp to get you off the beach and into some on-the-water fun. But that’s not all Edmundston has to offer, such as the New Brunswick Botanical Garden, the fun mountain biking runs of Sentier Madawaska Trails and the Antique Automobile Museum.
Sunset View Campground and Cottages in Hawkshaw
This great little RV park is found right on the shores of the St. Lawrence River which will lend you views right from your campsite. Those views come with some great amenities such as full utility hookups including your choice of 15, 20 or 30 amp electrical inputs. All sites also come with complimentary internet access. The bathrooms, showers, and laundry facilities are all highly rated so you’ll know you won’t have to worry about wearing flip flops. Other amenities and features at Sunset View Campground and Cottages include a camp store, boat ramp, RV park games like horseshoes and basketball as well as a flower garden where you can relax and meditate.
If you want to get outdoors while camping in the area some of the best spots can be found at the rushing waters of Big Pokiok Nature Park, the Kings Landing Historical Settlement or at two local golf courses. If you like small town charm try visiting the nearby Village of Nackawic and if you are craving a pastoral setting, try out the covered bridges and the Covered Bridge Potato Chip Factory.
Pine Cone Camping in Penobsquis
This park is found in a rustic setting and is loaded down with features. To start, you have more than 300 individual RV spaces, all loaded with 30 amp electrical, water and sewer utilities and all in partial shade. There are a laundromat, restrooms, and free showers to keep you clean while playing at and around the park. Other popular amenities found at Pine Cone Camping includes a convenience store, propane refills, playground, rec center, play field, two heated swimming pools and more.
Pine Cone Camping has several events spaced throughout the year so one is likely happening during your trip, activities can range from Bingo to poker nights to camp-wide dances, you’ll likely find something to do right in the park. If you want to get out of the park, try escaping to the old town charm of Sussex. There you can find restaurants, shopping, the Sussex Murals, the 8th Hussars Regimental Museum and if you’re looking for outdoor activities, try out nearby Poley Mountain.
So the next time you find yourself in New England or are looking for something new to try in Canada, try visiting New Brunswick and stay at one of these parks to make sure you get the most out of your Canadian adventure.