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Unique Places to Stay in Atlantic Canada

Finding unique places to stay in Atlantic Canada is big part of the fun while planning staycations, getaways and vacations. 

There are so many amazing locations to choose from in Atlantic Canada that it can be overwhelming – the beaches in all provinces are breathtaking and have differences from region to region while the scenic rugged coastal drives in Newfoundland, the Cabot trail and the Fundy Parkway are hard to beat. But then there are the valley views of the Annapolis Valley, the red fields on Price Edward Island and the peat bogs through the Acadian Peninsula.

With so many amazing choices, making your accommodations part of the experience can be a fun way to choose where you are going to go. Atlantic Canada has many unique places to stay to make your getaway even more memorable. 

Atlantic Canada has a variety of regions and many unique places to stay that will help you make the most of your eastern Canada experience. Here are 21 of the most sought after places to stay in Atlantic Canada!

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Glamping Domes

Glamping domes have been growing in popularity over the last few years and lucky for us there are now many choices in Atlantic Canada. Domes get booked well in advance so be sure to be on the lookout and subscribe to cancellations lists to score last minute availabilities. 

Cielo Glaming Domes – Shippagan, NB

Savasana Nordic Spa – Richibucto, NB

Archer’s Edge Luxury Camping – Judique, Cape Breton, NS (Adults only)

Ridgeback Lodge – Kingston, NB (Adults only)

Creekside RNR Glamping – Cocagne, NB

White Point Lakeside Glomes – White Point, NS

On top of these options, Nova Scotia Explorer has a great Guide to Glamping in Nova Scotia I would encourage you to check out if your travels will lead you to Nova Scotia.

Tree Top Experiences

Treetop Haven in Mount Tryon, PEI offers something a little different from the rest of the glamping domes. These domes are nestled in the trees and raised from the ground for a “Treehouse” glamping experience. They also have modern cabins available (at ground level) that each have a private hot tub and are a bit easier to get a reservation. 

Treehouse Camping in Miramichi has many different treehouse styles and options to help accommodate your camping style. Some treehouses have electricity and running water while others have wooden beds and everything you would expect for a “real camping” experience. We stayed in the “The Maples” when we visited in the summer of 2021.

On the Water

There is nothing better than being on the water. Sleeping on the water is an experience in itself! These two options offer “on the water” and totally different atmospheres. 

Housboat cottages – Chalottetown, PEI Located downtown these floating cottages offer the best of both worlds. Tranquility on the water and access to Charlottetown’s downtown restaurants within walking distance. 

Lakeway Houseboat Vacations – Mactaquac, NB Lakeway Houseboat vacations is a camping experience list no other. Equipped with a hot tub, full kitchen and barbecue on board you’ll have no reason to leave the boat unless you want to experience some shore excursions. Have a look here for our full review, packing lists and more.

One of a kind

There are a few unique places in Atlantic Canada that don’t quite fit in a category because they are simply one of a kind places. The “You Gotta Stay Here” category is filled with wonder, wow factor and historic landmark charm.

Canada’s Rotating House – North Rustico, PEI With four condos this circular shaped house boasts 360 degree views. I have had this place on my list for a while now and can’t wait to stay in 2022!

Chuck Wagon Glamping – Cavendish, PEI Located in one of PEI’s most popular tourist towns and in a sought after campground, Marco Polo Land, the chuck wagons are certainly a unique place to stay. 

Lighthouse Living

My father-in-law lived in a lighthouse as a child so every time I see an opportunity to sleep in a lighthouse it sparks a bit of nostalgia. Lighthouses are iconic and Atlantic Canada has more lighthouses than one could count. If you find yourself on the east coast of Newfoundland I highly recommend Ferryland Lighthouse Picnics. You won’t sleep there, but you will have an amazing experience and a meal you won’t soon forget!

Lighthouse on the Bay – Cabot Trail, St. Ann’s NS with views of St. Ann’s Bay

Lighthouse on Cap d’Or – Advocate Harbour, NS with Bay of Fundy views

West Point Lighthouse Inn & Museum – West Point, PEI with Northumberland Strait views

Fort Amherst Lighthouse – St. John’s, NL with views of the Atlantic Ocean at the mouth of the St. John’s harbour

The Lighthouse Inn – Burlington, NL with views of a peaceful Newfoundland harbour

Quirpon Lighthouse Inn – Quirpon Island, NL an island on the northern tip of Newfoundland with views of the Atlantic Ocean. Orca and Humback whales are frequent visitors!

Broadleaf Ranch Glamping – Hopewell Hill, NB There are several unique clamping experiences available at Broadleaf Glamping. A lighthouse and a chuck wagon top the list.

Camping in Style

Not exactly camping, but not exactly glamping either… these two locations offer a unique accommodation and maintain a camping like feel.

Photo Credit: John Canox @novapixells

Live Life in Tents – Margaree, Cape Breton, NS

Cabot Shores Wilderness Resort Yurts – Englishtown, Cape Breton, NS

When you stay anywhere unique in Atlantic Canada be sure to tag me on instagram so I can share in the experience with you! I can’t wait to see where your travels take you and see a glimpse of your magical Atlantic Canadian experience!

xo Jenna

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