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Canada's most epic camping sites
(and 'Hidden Gems' You've never heard of)

July 24, 2022


Ottawa, ON – July 25, 2022. As camping increasingly becomes the most viable vacation option this summer, Scouts Canada (the country’s leading co-ed youth organization) surveyed its 46,704 members to name Canada’s ‘most epic’ campsite. On behalf of all Canadians, the survey also explored many decision-making questions that are critical to finding the best campsite for any level or type of adventure.

39.5% surveyed cited Alberta’s Jasper National Park as Canada’s #1 ‘most epic’ camp destination in Canada.


Key findings of the survey (national):

 Asked to name the most epic camping destinations in all of Canada, the Scouting community responded:

# 1 Jasper National Park, Alberta – 39.5%

# 2 Pacific Rim National Park Reserve, British Columbia – 34.6%

# 3 Algonquin Provincial Park, Ontario – 32.9%

# 4  Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland and Labrador – 27.3%

# 5  Fundy National Park, New Brunswick – 22.5%

Atlantic Canada scored the highest number of epic campsites with Gros Morne National Park in Newfoundland and Labrador and Fundy National Park in New Brunswick.


Scouts' top six sites

Asked which Scouts Canada Properties they have camped on, Scouters responded:

Blue Springs Scout Reserve, Mississauga, ON - 18.3%

Camp Samac, Oshawa, ON - 16.7%

Camp Barnard, Sooke, BC - 14.4%

Camp McLean, Vancouver, BC - 10.9%

Camp Opemikon, Ottawa, ON - 10.9%

Camp Attawandaron, London, ON - 8.23%


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#Screensaver worthy

Asked what makes a campsite ‘a dream spot,’ the Scouting community said:

The views (panoramic, worthy of my screensaver) – 84.8%

Proximity to water – 63.9%

Activity options available (fishing/paddling/hiking/biking, etc) - 57.0%

The wildlife (deer are cute) - 39.3%

The absolute quiet (remote as possible, please!) - 39.3%

The washrooms (flush … need I say more?) – 26.4%

Get Camping


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Patrick McCaully
Pointman News Creation


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