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Old 02-03-2023, 02:38 PM   #1
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Campgrounds - Fundy National Park of Canada, Alma, NB

We'll be traveling with friends this summer to the Canadian Maritimes, and plan to spend some of that time camping at Fundy National Park. Reservations for the Canadian Nat. Park CG's can be made starting March 13. There are three main CG areas at Fundy NP (Chignecto, Cannontown and Headquarters) with hundreds of potential sights, so I'm hoping that getting in to the race on the 13th will land us a couple of sites. Question is, do any of you have past experiences camping at Fundy NP; and if you have, is any one of the three camping areas above one that you would try to reserve in first before the other two? I have all the site data to be sure that our MH and our friends' TT will be accommodated, but I'm curious if there are any other characteristics of each area that really make you want to reserve there first before the others. Thanks in advance for any feedback. We're really looking forward to this trip.
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Keep in mind there will be several RV caravans to the CA Maritimes this summer. They normally make advance bookings as soon as the system opens for the year.


We went with a caravan in 2014, and it was not unusual for us to be with 2 other caravans in a CG or RV park and the CG was completely full. However we didn't stay in the Fundy park proper.
If you have definite dates locked-in, i'd book as soon as the reservation window opens.
Same with the ferry system if you plan to use them, book ASAP. And yes they physically measure each RV for total length.
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Didn't camp at the NP.... Suggest doing a raft ride on the tidal change. We did it via Fundy Tidal Bore Adventures based in Robinsons, NL
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I'm heading there in the middle of Sept. this year. Would I need reservations at that time of year? Hopefully not as I hate planning a long trip and have to stick to a schedule...
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I'm heading there in the middle of Sept. this year. Would I need reservations at that time of year? Hopefully not as I hate planning a long trip and have to stick to a schedule...

Organized caravans are normally back in the states by Sep. 1. I think you'll be OK without reservations, just stop early each afternoon of travel days.


EDIT: I forgot, you might run into Canada CG's closing for the winter after Sep.1.
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If you stay at Headquarters you have a short walk into Alma/down to the bay. You can grab some lobster right off the warf. Theyíll steam it right in front of you, crack it open and put it in a cardboard box with some butter for you to eat on the spot.

Chigneto is ďup the hillĒ, so youíd want to drive down. Iíve stayed in both, multiple times. Several 45í class Aís were in headquarters where we were. Pull through sites and 50 amp power iirc.

While there, itís a short drive to hopewell rocks, which is a gotta see. You can walk out at low tide and kayak around at high tide. Thereís lots of great hikes.

Agree with previous poster about a boat ride in the tidal bore. Itís well worth it.

On your way out there or on your way back, depending how you split your days, thereís a KOA in Sussex NB thatís connected to a drive-in theatre. Itís kinda fun and nostalgic. But the absolute highlight of that area is an authentic German restaurant run by the grandchildren of the original German settler to the area. The food is fantastic and youíll think youíre somewhere in Bavaria. Plus, the butcher shop he opened is still there and itís worth picking some stuff up for the rest of your trip.

The east coast is awesome. I hope you enjoy your trip - and yes - always reservations regardless of timing. Itís big spaces between campgrounds and parks.

If you want more info on NB or even the Gaspe region of Quebec and some spots to stay, just message me.
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Looks to me like reservations for Fundy NP open up on March 17th.

See: https://parks.canada.ca/voyage-travel/reserve
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Success booking two weeks at Bay of Fundy NP

I thought I would add this note to the thread. We are on a Caravan through the Canadian Maritimes this year which ends on August 23rd. We saw the good rating for Cannontown Bay of Fundy National Park and thought it might be a good spot to spend a couple of weeks following the end of our Caravan. If you drill down in the NP website you can see a good description of the campsites. We were online when registration began and were ultimately able to book two full weeks. We were able to get the site we targeted when it became available about 15 or 20 minutes after the registration window opened but only because my wife persisted and tried again.

For some reason, they did not make the site we had originally targeted available when registration was first opened. This was a little frustrating. We ultimately scored the site we wanted but the registration process was a little flukey.

We chose a site fit for our 40 foot Class A--this information is given on the website. For those interested in this NP, I recommend spending time on the website researching the site descriptions and picking out sites which fit your needs.
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I should have posted this back in March, but on the morning of the 17th I was able to book side-by-side sites 6 and 7 in Chignecto CG for our 4-night stays. I was in the online waiting area 30 minutes before official opening with thousands of other campers and when my turn came up was able to land two of the top campsite picks I had scoped out. We're very excited for our upcoming trip and I've noted the above recommended places to see / things to do while we are there. Can't wait to make our way there. Thanks for your collective help.
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