The beautiful, scenic lands of Atlantic Canada are known for many things! From fresher-than-fresh seafood to the colourful homes of Newfoundland, there is so much to see and experience on this side of the country. There also happens to be a rich Indigenous heritage across the eastern provinces, with a variety of unique, Indigenous-owned tourism attractions. From the border of New Brunswick to the island of PEI, these five Indigenous-owned businesses are a must on your next RV road trip.
Kluskap Ridge is a unique campground and RV destination in Atlantic Canada, located near Cape Breton Island’s world-famous Cabot Trail! Owned and operated by community members from Membertou, a community of the Mi’kmaq Nation, the campsite shares cultural experiences with all guests. The Kluskap Ridge RV & Campground offers Indigenous-inspired arts and crafts, as well as Indigenous education including a Mi’kmaq word of the day.
Over in Newfoundland, Appalachian Chalets offers beautiful scenery accompanied by 37 fully-serviced RV sites! A perfect spot for hikers, the Appalachian Chalets are located at the doorstep of world-class hiking on the Appalachian Trail, the Corner Brook Stream Trail, the OBIEC trail system, and in Gros Morne National Park. The sites feature water and sewer hookups, along with on-site comfort stations and laundry services. Indigenous owned and operated, Appalachian Chalets and RV is the ideal pitstop for adventure-minded travellers, who are looking for local ski hills, boat tours, and much more!
In the heart of Newfoundland, Pirates Haven offers a 5-star view overlooking the Robinsons River. Owned and operated by the Qalipu First Nations, Pirates Haven RV Park shares the fascinating Mi’kmaq history and living culture. Embrace the beauty of nature and explore everything the Newfoundland wilderness has to offer. The campsite offers many secluded RV spots that make the perfect overnight stay for families and travellers. Pirate’s Haven also offers a variety of unique tour trips, including ATV tours and fishing expeditions.
Next up on the Newfoundland tour is the Waters Edge Campground, located in Gros Morne National Park, at the base of the famous Tablelands mountain range. The campground’s roots are tied to the Mi’kmaq community, where the owner can be seen in the shared learnings of the campgrounds history and Indigenous heritage. The site offers waterfront RV and tent sites, as well as en-suite washrooms, electrical hookups, and more. We recommend spending a couple of nights in this spot to fully absorb the natural beauty and ocean opportunities. From whale watching to kayaking, this ocean site is a must-see for everyone.
A short ferry ride on the Spirit of Belle Isle Ferry will take you to the Torngats campsite located in Torngat Mountain National Park. The Torngats National Park has a remarkable history tied to the Labrador Inuit. Inuttitut, the traditional language, is still spoken in Inuit communities, and many continue to practice the song, dance, oral history and storytelling of their ancestors. The site offers quiet solitude and breathtaking sights, as well as a rich environment filled with diverse sea life. The site is located in the heartland of Inuit culture, filled with traditional knowledge and experience. Whether you stay for a night or a week, the Base Camp will leave a lasting impact on your life.
Want to explore even more of Canada’s beautiful east coast? Visit Destination Indigenous and check out Go RVing Canada’s interactive Trip Planner which helps to map out additional points of interest including attractions, campsites and more along your route.
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