Both Fundy National Park in New Brunswick and Kejimkujik National Park in Nova Scotia have opened a total of 25 oTENTik structures which offer an undercover raised sleeping area with dining table and chairs. There is also a private picnic area where families can enjoy an old-fashioned cook and admire the beautiful natural surroundings. Families need only pack their essentials such as sleeping bags, food and swimming gear.
Priced from £64 (CAD$100) per night, the structures at Fundy National Park are located at Headquarters Campground at the east entrance of the park close to the Visitor Reception Centre, outdoor theatre, heated salt water swimming pool, playground and golf course. The oTENTiks can sleep up to six people and contain solar powered lighting, propane heating stove, fire extinguisher and smoke detector. Outside, there is parking space for a vehicle and two deckchairs in addition to the picnic table.
Travellers can take advantage of the common kitchen, campfire circle and shared shower, toilet and laundry facilities.
Priced from £45 (CAD$ 70) per night, the structures at Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site are located at Jeremy’s Bay Campground on the shores of Lake Kejimkujik and close to wifi services, the amphitheatre, playgrounds and showers. The oTENTiks can sleep up to four adults or two adults and their children. Outside, there is fire box in addition to the picnic table.
Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site in Nova Scotia covers 156 square miles and provides the perfect location for hiking and wildlife watching. The park is a Dark Sky Preserve, a movement dedicated to minimalizing the disturbance of wildlife through the use of lighting. Moose, deer, beaver and loon can often be spotted around the park.
Fundy National Park in New Brunswick covers 80 square miles and contains a rugged coastline subject to the highest tides in the world. The park also has 25 waterfalls and an abundance of wildlife including chipmunk, red squirrel, little brown bat, eastern coyote, white-tailed deer, raccoon, black bear, beaver and moose.
Car hire with Canadian Affair costs from £175 per week for an economy sized vehicle. For information and reservations, call Canadian Affair on 020 7616 9933 or visit www.canadianaffair.com
Flights with Air Canada start from £586 return in September from London Heathrow to Halifax, Nova Scotia. For information and reservations, call Air Canada on 0871 220 1111 or visit www.aircanada.com .
For further details or to make a booking visit http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/pn-np/ns/kejimkujik/activ/camping/oTENTik.aspx for Kejimkujik National Park in Nova Scotia and http://www.pc.gc.ca/pn-np/nb/fundy/activ/camping/otentik.aspx for Fundy National Park in New Brunswick.