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Glamping in Canada: The COVE™ Approved Guide to Camping 

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Cottages and outdoor living spaces in Canada have evolved over the past few years with a higher quality of living. The idea of staying at a hotel in a new city is comforting,  but what if you could bring the same hotel comfort to the outdoors?

Thankfully with options like glamping, camping in a glamorous fashion, you can combine both these lifestyles into one wildlife venture. Let us walk you through our The CoveTM Approved Guide to Camping in Style.

Kissimmee near East Lake Tohopekaliga

This treehouse is prime outdoor glamping for couples looking for a small getaway in the woods. The house is built like a bungalow and is equipped with most of your household needs. The space is located in Kissimmee, one of Florida’s scenic counties located south of Orlando. The area is a home situated between lush wildlife and big-city amenities.

Solar Powered Toronto Treehouse

This unique treehouse is a fairly spacious small home that sits atop a steep hill in Blackstock, Ontario. This quiet dwelling has enough room for two people and is great for a romantic getaway from city life to peacefully reflect in nature. The treehouse can produce enough electricity for the whole home thanks to its solar panels.

Yurt Rental in Algonquin Provincial Park, Canada

Algonquin Park has a lot of space for roaming and discovering wildlife. This unique yurt is located in the park’s 600-acre land and is a haven for outdoor activities like fishing in the Amable du Fond River or watching the roaming buffalo. The walls are made out of two layers of wool, which s enough to heat the space during harsh Canadian winters. You can also cook hot meals within the yurt thanks to the wooden stove.

Dome Rental in the Forest of Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia

A geodome is an easy solution to finding high-quality outdoor lodging with hotel-like standards of living. Nestled in Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, this convenient dome rental offers a home that is eco-friendly with a panoramic view. Despite its size in comparison to the other homes on the list, this dome is surprisingly equipped with a more healthy balance of amenities than most. The area also features many outdoor recreational activities with White Point, Meat Cove, and Bay Saint Lawrence all nearby.

Cozy Tipi with a Hot Tub and a Sauna in Markdale, Ontario

A tipi is one of the simpler homes on this list, but its simplicity also makes it the most intimate. These small cone-shaped dwellings don’t come equipped with any electronics, outlets, or appliances, which is great for unplugging from the outside world and truly connecting with your loved one through some wholesome outdoor activities. This location features spaces with an indoor fire pit nestled in the middle for warmth during the colder seasons. You can escape your tent any time and enjoy kayaking, fishing, canoeing, and more. The area also features many trails and game fields close by.

Bright Tiny House near Belleville, Ontario

This red tiny house is the perfect opportunity to take a bit of your city lifestyle into a rural weekend getaway. Situated near Belleville, Ontario, this space comes with beautiful countryside scenery and local parks near the area.  The house provides quite a few amenities that allow you to feel more at home as well. There is a downstairs seating area with bright windows, which are great for reading or watching the sunrise. The homeowner also provides many small appliances including, a hot plate, WIFI, oven, fridge and more.

Unique and Efficient Cabin Rental with Private Porch in Ontario, Canada

These small cabin rentals are a great escape for glampers looking to spend most of their getaway outdoors instead of inside. The area covers 89 acres in Ottawa Valley, Ontario and is close to the Ottawa Valley River. You can enjoy a variety of water sports on the private beach like kayaking, canoeing or paddle boating.

Secluded Glamping Tent Rental in the Laurentian Mountains of Mattawa, Ontario

This glamping tent is the perfect opportunity for a couple looking for seclusion and camping more traditionally. Located in the Laurentian Mountains of Mattawa, Ontario, this form of lodging covers most of your camping essentials with a wood-burning stove for heat, composting toilet, and spring-fed well for your water supply.

Secluded Cabin Rental in Golden Lake, Ontario

This wooden cabin in Golden Lake, Ontario gives you the conventional cottage lifestyle with all your outdoor fun in a remote setting. The decor of the cabin includes furniture made entirely from local cedar and features a campfire pit in the backyard, optimal for late-night cozy settings. The cabin also comes with a complimentary canoe with a beach approximately 5km away. You also have the opportunity to explore the wetlands surrounding the area including the nearby Bonnechere River Valley.

The outdoors offers a lot to explore and our guide is only an introduction to what you can uncover. For more information, check out or follow us on social @covecrafted.

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The COVE™ Guide to Canadian Parks by Province


It’s finally hiking and camping season, and at COVE we’re ready for a summer full of adventure. We compiled a list of the best provincial and national parks in the country for you to start planning your road trip.

What is a provincial park?

Provincial parks are areas of land and water that are designated as areas of conservation, preservation, tourism, and education. The first provincial park was Queen Victoria Park in Niagara Falls and it was established in 1885. Shortly after came Algonquin in 1893, which was the first provincial park established to protect a natural environment. National parks are designated for the same reasons. They represent the power of Canada’s natural environment.

These wild places, located in every province and territory, range from mountains and plains, to boreal forests and tundra, to lakes and glaciers, and much more. National parks protect the habitats, wildlife and ecosystem diversity representative of — and sometime unique to — the natural regions.

Alberta – Banff National Park

Banff National Park is easily the province’s most popular tourist destination, as well as one of the most picturesque spots in the country. Known for its wildly coloured lakes, majestic mountains and endless opportunity for adventure, it’s Canada’s first national park. The park spans 6,641 square kilometers of scenic valleys, peaks, glaciers, forests, meadows and rivers. The actual town of Banff is uniquely located within the National Park itself.

The Park allows for camping as well as luxurious chalets and hotels. Banff National Park requires a park pass when you go to visit, and if you want to camp, you’ll have to register online.

There are tons of guided tours: mushing with dog sleds in the winter, tours via horseback, and even western-wilderness themed cookouts.

British Columbia – Northern Rocky Mountains Provincial Park

Northern Rocky Mountains Provincial Park is in the heart of the Rockies. Known for its vivid landscapes, ecosystem and of course the mountain view, it spans over 665,709 hectares of wilderness in Northern B.C. One of the notable features of the Northern Rocky Mountains Park is the diversity of water features. The area is accentuated by major rivers, clear, cold streams, waterfalls, rapids, small glaciers and lakes. While recreational use isn’t year-round, access to the area is either by hiking, boat, aircraft or horseback.

Manitoba – Atikaki Wilderness Provincial Park

One of our more rural options, Atikaki Provincial Park is where you’ll find Mother Nature at her most pristine. It’s just east of Lake Winnipeg bordering Ontario and is in Canadian Shield country – a huge area of exposed igneous rock. Bordering it is kilometers of rugged Boreal forest, rivers and lakes perfect for canoeing and fishing. There is also an abundance of wildlife, especially Caribou – Atikaki is Ojibwe for “country of the caribou”. You can stay at a fly-in lodge, chalet, or fishing base camp. The park is still truly untouched by man.

Ontario – Lake Superior Provincial Park

Located in the Northern region of Ontario along the coast of Lake Superior, this Provincial Park is one of Canada’s most notable. It’s rich in history; you’ll find pictographs littering the coast line – most of which you can see up close, and it’s one of Canada’s only accessible pictograph viewings. This park has amazing hiking trails and a stunning landscape. The park has a campground located within itself for tent, RV, trailer and cabin camping. Katherine’s Cove, a beach within the park has a breathtaking natural “bathtub” made from igneous rock and water erosion over the years. It is truly a sight to be seen.

New Brunswick – Fundy National Park

Fundy National Park is located on the Bay of Fundy, near the village of Alma. The park protects Acadian Highlands, the site of the world’s tallest tides. You can even walk on the floor of the Atlantic Ocean when the tide reaches low enough, having a chance to look at the creatures left behind. There are exclusive foliage that belong to Fundy, like the birds-eye primrose, found only in this park! If you’re looking to go camping, there are 3 campgrounds – from comfortable Otentiks to isolated primitive campgrounds, you’ll find something ideal for your group. Then, off to adventuring!

Newfoundland – Barachois Pond Provincial Park

The Barachois Pond Provincial Park occupies part of the Appalachian Mountains known as the Long Range Mountains, formed over 450 million years ago. Erosion reduced the peaks to less than 400 meters and glaciers formed the valley now filled by Barachois Pond. This park is ideal for the weekend getaway full of excitement. You can swim, fish, and go waterskiing. The Erin Mountain trail is one for the avid hiker, and boasts breathtaking views of the landscape of the Maritimes. With plenty of camping options, boat rentals, and guided tours, you’ll be sure to have a weekend of non-stop adventure.

Yukon – Kluane National Park and Reserve

In case you have a real sense of adventure, Kluane National Park and Reserve is the spot for you. The land of extreme is home to Canada’s highest mountain peak at 5,959 meters, the largest ice field and North America’s most genetically diverse grizzly population. Kluane’s known for its wilderness recreation and mountaineering – explore mountains with multi-day hikes or a more accessible adventure where great hikes await you just off the highway. You can raft the unbelievable Alsek River fed my glacial meltwaters. With tons of options for camping, exploring the Yukon is a must-do.

At COVE™ our goal is to Make Each Experience a Discovery ™. For more information, check out or follow us on social @covecrafted.