10 rustic Canadian getaways for a last minute fall camping trip
Whether you love it or hate it, winter in Canada is coming. But don’t fret, there’s still time to sneak in a last-minute fall camping trip before the snowy season starts. From rustic cabins enveloped in a sea of red and yellow leaves to tiny pods that let you sleep under a starlit sky, Canada has it all. So pack your coziest socks and get ready for your best trip of the season!
Unique Tiny House Near Toronto
This tiny house may only be 45 minutes from Toronto, but you couldn’t feel further from the city in this off-grid oasis. Surrounded by trees, this peaceful camping spot in Acton, ON grants you access to multiple walking trails and a private waterfall. Inside, you’ll find a lounge area, a micro kitchen, and a bedroom. Bathrooms are located in a separate building. During your trip, you can head into downtown Acton to enjoy the local pubs and shops.
Yurt Retreat on Herbal Tea Farm
Located in Mono, Ontario, this cozy yurt retreat is the perfect escape when you need to unplug and unwind. Situated on a 10-acre tea farm, you can enjoy cups of herbal tea, soak in a hot tub, and even book a massage or private yoga class. The famous Bruce Trail is nearby for those who love to hike and admire the fall foliage.
Ben Ferris (Great Cairn) Hut
Nestled into BC’s Northern Selkirk Mountain Range, the Great Cairn Hut is not for the faint of heart. The site is only accessible by helicopter or extensive glacier travel. But, the picturesque mountain views and skiing opportunities make the whole trip worthwhile. If you love backcountry camping, this spot is for you.
Off-Grid Cabin with Private Waterfalls
With mountain views and access to three private waterfalls, this off-grid cabin feels like a fairytale. You can leave technology behind for a while and explore the forest all around you. Located near Golden, BC, the cabin features a double bed, a wood-burning stove, a basic kitchen and a composting toilet.
Woodsy Cabin Getaway
If a little R&R is long overdue, then this Red Deer County cabin is for you. Here you can sleep under stary skies and soak in a hot tub surrounded by nature. On a good night, you can even see the Aurora Borealis. WiFi is available but running water is not, so be prepared to ‘rough it’ a little.
Off-Grid Luxury at Refuge Bay
You can explore 100’s of acres of land at this four-season glamping dome. Located in Cherhill, Alberta, you can wander private wetlands, admiring the local wildlife along your way. The dome features a clear roof so you can stargaze from the comfort of your bed.
Ôasis at Jim Charles Point
These tear-shaped pods are a unique camping experience you won’t soon forget. Equipped with a bed and a hammock these little pods have just enough room for two adults and two kids. Situated inside Kejimkujik National Park, you’ll be able to enjoy biking, kayaking, hiking, dark sky viewing, and so much more.
East Coast Hideaway Glamping Dome
This stargazing glamping dome is surrounded by maple trees, making it an ideal fall destination. For those who love exploring, you can take a 30-minute trail walk to the nearby Scoudouc river. Local attractions and restaurants are nearby as well.
Luxury Tree House Camping for Four
Feel like a kid again in this rustic treehouse in the woods. There are a variety of hiking trails surrounding the property that range in difficulty to suit everyone’s needs. But, make sure to keep your eyes open for wildlife while you wander. Alternatively, you can explore the nearby village of Saint-Sauveur.
Fabulous Quebec Glamping Yurt with Heated Floors
There’s nothing quite like heated floors to make late fall camping as cozy as possible. Located in Coaticook, Quebec this glamping yurt is surrounded by stunning fall foliage. There’s plenty of opportunity for hiking and exploring. You’ll be within walking distance of Parc de la Gorge’s suspension bridge--which is one of the world's longest pedestrian suspension bridges.
Fall may be winding down, but there’s still so much of the season to enjoy before it’s gone. So don’t wait, start planning that last-minute fall camping trip today.
By Amber Van Wort