905 315-3156

Wide Open Wilderness Family Campground

  • Seasonal
  • Ready to Camp
  • Overnight Sites

We are a family campground situated on the banks of Nova Scotia’s largest river the beautiful Shubenacadie.

The Shubie experiences the highest recorded tides in the world, and is famous for massive tidal bores. Bald Eagles nest along the river and sightings are very common. Our look off provides a spectacular view of both Eagles and the tidal bore.
Day passes are also available

Updated at WOW…

There have been a few upgrades over the past couple of seasons, including renovated washrooms and showers, laundry facility and updated REC hall.

We now also have a larger pool area.

Also a very important upgraded security system. We now have electronic entrance and exit gates. No vehicle will be allowed entry into the campground without a card issued by the office.

No vehicles will be permitted beyond the gates after 9 PM.


Book early to reserve your own piece of wilderness!

We welcome small and large groups and recommend booking your outing well in advance to avoid disappointment. Reserve by phone or contact us by email.  Pets are more than welcome at W.O.W but must be kept on a leash and please clean up after them.

We have 236 sites starting at $31 Canadian funds.

We are now opened 7 May – 1 Oct 17

Day passes are also available. Enjoy full use of our facilities. Take a swim, enjoy a nature hike along the river,
watch for the tidal bore or scout out some Bald Eagles.

A great way to spend the day!

Please note: We require at least 48 hours notice for cancellations.


Experience the excitement and adventure of rafting the Shubenacadie River… Nova Scotia’s largest river. Raft roller coaster tidal rapids reaching heights of up to 16 or more depending on river conditions. Experience the rare phenomenon of a Tidal Bore. The bore represents the lead wave of the incoming tide into the river.

Also near by:
* Historical Village of Maitland
* Wildlife Park
* Lawrence House Museum
* Walking Nature Trails
* Bird Watching
* Golfing
* Every season we will have full recycling facilities.
Composters and green bins will be available for all to use in designated areas.
We will accept no black garbage bags.
It’s the law!

  • Over sized open or treed lots
  • Seasonal lots
  • Showers and toilet facilities
  • Laundry facillities
  • Large 20X40 Swimming Pool
  • Bird Watching – Bald Eagles and Blue Herons
  • Multiple Play Grounds for Kids
  • Muliti purpose ball Court
  • Kindling / Fire Wood
  • Ice Cream
  • Horse Shoe Pits
  • Tidal Bore Watching
  • Nature Trails along the River