If you’re a fan of coastal settings, you may be hard-pressed to find a more ideal and picturesque coastal retreat in Canada than the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. This eastern-most province has a rich maritime history that’s sure to please the pickiest of RVers.
If you do find yourself in Newfoundland and Labrador you will, of course, need a great place to stay and we’ve done most of the legwork for you.
Here are our top five best RV parks for Newfoundland and Labrador.
Grand Codroy RV Camping Park in Doyles
Rated at the top of TripAdvisor lists for specialty lodging in the Doyles area, Grand Codroy has both the amenities and local area for a great RV outing. The sites at Grand Codroy are big, level and serviced with all three major utility hookups as well as free wireless internet access right at your site. Other great freebies at Grand Codroy include free showers and free firewood and free is always nice for travel. Other amenities and features and amenities at this park include walking trails, laundromat, craft shop and dump station.
Grand Codroy has plenty of tourist activity guidebooks available for free to find the best local spots along the area. The Grand Codroy area was actually a preserve in itself only a few years ago so there are great sightseeing and activities right from the park.
If you call ahead of time you can also work with Grand Codroy to arrange a tour of the local area to admire the sandy beaches, lighthouses and other areas of coastal charm. JT Cheeseman Provincial Park is only a few miles from the road if you need more fun.
Pro Tip: Ask about “Screech-Ins,” just trust us.
Celtic Rendezvous by the Sea in Bauline East
If you’re hoping that this park lives up to its name, have no worries as Celtic Rendezvous by the Sea is sure to live up to your expectations. This park is not loaded with sites, in fact, it only has 12 RV sites. But those sites face out along the sea giving RVers an opportunity to spot whales, dolphins and other sea creatures right from the comfort of their patio. These sites come with 30 amp electric, water, and sewer hookups so you’ll also get full service with your full view. You also get showers, bathrooms and laundry facilities to wash off any ocean spray you might get just by staying outside of your RV.
If you have gotten your fill of the view there’s more to do in the surrounding area. The most popular activity is to take a cruise out into the Atlantic Ocean. On these excursions, you can see some unique marine life including whales, dolphins, and even the comical puffin. There are several different companies around the Bauline East and Bay Bulls area ready, willing and able to make sure you can have an excursion that you aren’t likely to experience back home. Witless Bay Islands Park Preserve is also nearby in case you’re looking for more to do.
In the end, one of the best activities at Celtic Rendezvous by the sea is to just kick your feet up and enjoy the sights and sounds of waves crashing against rock.
Harold W. Duffett Shriners RV Park in Eastport
Staying at the Harold W. Duffett Shriners RV Park will not only give you fun around the area but you will also sleep knowing that your RV trip is going towards a good cause as this park supports the local Shriners Hospital for Children. Not to sound crass but you don’t have to endure a bad RV park for a good cause. Shriners RV Park hosts full-service sites with your choice of 30 or 50 amp electrical on top of wireless internet service throughout the site. They also host showers, restrooms, laundry facilities (to keep things neat and tidy), a playground, communal fire pit, shuffleboard court and fitness room.
Once you get to know the park, you can journey out to the local area to keep the good feelings going. Eastport is just a hop skip and a jump from the beautiful Terra Nova National Park. Terra Nova is known for its scenic hikes along the rugged coastline and the mystique of its boreal island forests. If you run out of steam at Terra Nova you can journey to the Beaches Heritage Center, take the little ones down to Splash n Putt for some water park adventures or hop on a ferry tour to relax and drink in your surroundings. Good times for a good cause are found at the Harold W. Duffet Shriners RV Park.
Pippy Park Campgrounds and Trailer Park in St. John’s
Pippy Park is a full-service campground and adventure in itself. This loaded campground comes with fantastic RV sites loaded up with 30 or 50 amp electrical service, water and sewer separated by grassy lots to lend you plenty of privacy. Some of these sites also come with picnic tables and fire pits so make sure to ask to get an outfitted site. You get plenty of other amenities at Pippy Park including a 24-hour laundromat, convenience store, four shower and bathhouses, playground and much more.
Pippy Park itself is a large-scale urban park dropped into the middle of St. John’s. At 3,400 acres, there’s plenty here to explore as well with fun activities such as hiking, biking, birdwatching, wildlife viewing, golf, cross-country skiing and plenty more. Staying at Pippy Park also opens you up the fun of St. Johns with fun places to see like Signal Hill, the Cape Spear Lighthouse, the Johnson Geo Center, Bowring Park and plenty more. The combination of Pippy Park and St. John’s means you won’t be scrambling for things to do anytime soon.
Gros Morne RV Campground in Rocky Harbour
One of the most attractive places in all Newfoundland and Labrador is found at Gros Morne National Park, and staying at Gros Morne RV Campground will get you right in on the action. You’ll be near the wilderness of a National Park, but there are plenty of amenities at Gros Morne RV Campground. The RV sites are outfitted with 30 or 50 amp electrical, water and sewer utility hookups. Several sites come with fire pits as well if you’re one for roasting marshmallows. The showers, restrooms, and laundry facilities are all Good Sam approved so you know you’ll be getting high quality. Gros Morne RV Campgrounds rounds their amenities with group pavilions, kitchen shelters, playgrounds, and convenience store. All the things you’ll need before journeying into Gros Morne National Park.
Speaking of Gros Morne National Park, you’ll have easy access to it by staying at this RV park. Spend a few days hiking, biking, climbing or driving this beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Site. You’ll get views that you won’t find anywhere else in the world. Your adventure doesn’t end at Gros Morne National Park, you also have Lobster Cove Head Lighthouse, the Discovery Center, Western Brook Pond, the Tablelands and plenty more. Gros Morne Campground is a gateway to great adventure.
So, if a rustic, coastal setting with lighthouses and whales seems like a great adventure to you, it may be time to head to the far northeast of North America to enjoy all the sites and adventures of Newfoundland and Labrador.