Frequently Asked Questions
Can I bring my dog?
Yes, dogs love it here! Regular rules apply: pick up after your dog and keep him within your site and under control at all times. A few things to consider: there is wildlife both on land and in the water that your dog may find interesting, there may be other dogs and/or children on the campground and this is the wilderness. Control is important and vaccinations should be up to date.
What wildlife might I see at Norse Cove?
This season we, the residents, have seen: porpoises, sea otters, mink, deer, porcupine, foxes, squirrels, bald eagles, hawks, owls, and at least another dozen bird species. Additionally, guests have reported seeing pilot whales, minke whales and dolphins either from shore or from their kayaks.
Do we need to buy or bring our own Firewood or Water?
Firewood is available for $4 per milk crate filled. There is an honesty box onsite that you can drop you $$ into. We do allow you to bring your own firewood, at this time, if you choose to do so. Water is from a drilled well and is potable.
Is there somewhere local that we can get fresh seafood?
Yes! We would be happy to put you in touch with our good friends at Tangier Lobster, less than 10 km from Norse Cove. Depending on the time of year, we can direct you to some other valuable local resources. We also keep a big pot in the scullery for you to cook your feast in. Ask Werner, Kim or Carl for some cooking pointers.
What times are check-in and check-out?
Check-in is from 2:00 – 8:00 pm (or nightfall, whichever comes first) and check-out is at noon. If you have activities planned or have an outfitter trip booked earlier in the day, you are welcome to arrive earlier, check-in at the the store, park in the Day Visitor parking and enjoy the campground. If your campsite is ready on your arrival, we will let you know. Same idea for afternoon plans after check-out; pack your car and park it in Day Visitor parking and enjoy your afternoon.
Can I rent a kayak at Norse Cove?
Yes! We rent out beautiful, new sea kayaks and expedition SUPs to experienced paddlers. We also offer guided tours, coaching and Paddle Canada certified courses and instruction. Call us to book for a few hours, half day or full day.
Does Norse Cove have serviced sites available?
At this time, no. We strive to get the small footprint campers near the ocean and, as such, cannot run services that close to the water. Though you will not have your small camper or RV plugged in, Norse Cove has everything you need to stay unplugged for a couple of days. There are central hot showers, toilets, sinks, WiFi, a phone/laptop/camera charging station, a propane BBQ under a cook shelter, a scullery for washing your dishes and a small fridge to keep some perishables in.