Wide Open Wilderness Family Campground

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.

New at WOW…

There have been a few upgrades this season, including renovated washrooms and showers, new laundry facility and updated REC hall.

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 10pm.


New this 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!

Rates and reservations

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.
We have 218 sites starting at $27 Canadian funds.
All long weekends must be a 3 night booking, no exceptions.
Our 2015 season runs from May 8th to
Sept. 30th.

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
* River Rafting


From Truro: On Hwy 102, take exit 14, left to Route 236, turn left on Route 215 to Urbania. # 11129 (20 Mins)

From Halifax: On Hwy 102, take exit 10, left at the stop sign onto Route 215, to Urbania - Total time - 50 Mins. or 16.3km and 14mins. from exit 10

Airport - 30 minutes
Amherst / N.B. Border - 80 minutes
Sydney - 4.5 hours
Dartmouth - 45 minutes
Yarmouth - 5 hours

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