By Kristina Smith
What is Glamping?
Glamping, short for “glamorous camping,” is a style of camping whether in New Brunswick or your own backyard that combines the comforts and luxury of a hotel stay with the experience of being in nature.
It offers an alternative to traditional camping, which can often involve sleeping on the ground in a small tent with minimal amenities, and pretty much guarantees an unconventional and memorable experience.
Glamping accommodations vary widely but can include large tents with comfortable beds, electricity, and sometimes even heating and air conditioning.
Some glamping sites offer fully equipped kitchens, private bathrooms, and outdoor living areas with social-media-worthy furniture and fire pits. Many glamping sites also offer other unique accommodations like treehouses, yurts, and Airstream trailers.
Glamping is a popular choice for those who want to enjoy the beauty of the outdoors without sacrificing comfort and luxury. It is also popular for special occasions such as weddings and romantic getaways (like couples retreats).
Glamping sites can be found in various locations, including national parks, private land, and even urban areas.
New Brunswick, Canada
New Brunswick is a beautiful and unique travel destination for glamping, home to some of the most gorgeous scenery in Canada, including the Bay of Fundy, which has the highest tides in the world.
It’s a solid destination for outdoor enthusiasts, with plenty of opportunities for hiking, biking, kayaking, and fishing, and home to many parks and wilderness areas, including Fundy National Park and Kouchibouguac National Park.
New Brunswick has a rich history and vibrant culture best experienced by attending festivals and events, such as the Shediac Lobster Festival and the Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival in Fredericton.
The province is known for its delicious seafood, particularly lobster, oysters, and scallops and is also home to many breweries and wineries, offering a variety of local beers and wines to sample.
Glamping in New Brunswick
For a fabulous experience in a fabulous location, here are our top picks to go glamping in New Brunswick this year.
- Ridgeback Lodge: Located in Kingston, Ridgeback Lodge offers luxury glamping accommodations in safari-style tents with private decks and wood-burning stoves. The lodge is situated on a 185-acre property that includes a lake, hiking trails, and a wood-fired hot tub.
- Broadleaf Guest Ranch: This ranch, located in Riverside-Albert, offers a variety of glamping accommodations, including canvas tents, teepees, and rustic cabins. Guests can enjoy horseback riding, hiking, and fishing on the property.
- Glamp Camp: Situated on a private 90-acre wooded property in Waterborough and offering panoramic views of the biggest freshwater lake in New Brunswick, Glamp Camp has 10 luxurious fully-equipped stargazer glamping domes, each one with its own unique theme and wood-fired hot tub.
- Yurt Village: Located in Fundy National Park, the Yurt Village offers guests the chance to stay in cozy yurts with wood stoves and decks. The park is home to many hiking trails, waterfalls, and other natural attractions.
- Lake View Camping: This glamping site, located in Grand Lake, New Brunswick, offers a serene getaway with geodesic domes that are available year-round. From roasting marshmallows to chasing waterfalls to kayaking, they have everything glampers need to enjoy a fun-filled weekend away.
- Cielo Glamping Maritime: A unique place to unwind between land and sea while enjoying all that nature offers in one of their luxurious domes, perfect for solo, couples and families. Nicknamed the Pearls, you will find a complete kitchen, toilet with a glass shower, charcoal barbecue, hammock, seasonal outdoor shower and electric hot tubs available year-round.