The Best Camping Spots in Ontario
With summer fast approaching, it’s time to start planning weekend getaways and family vacations. There is no better way to escape from a hot and busy city life than to head to one of the many brilliant camping spots that Ontario has to offer.
Killarney Provincial Park
Located on Georgian Bay, Killarney Provincial Park is home to 645 square kilometres of pristine Canadian wilderness. With landscapes that inspired and captivated the artistic talents of The Group of Seven, Killarney has many great views and fun activities. Hiking, beaches, canoeing and kayaking are some of the things your family can take advantage of during your stay. If one thing is for sure, it’s that you will have an awesome vacation here!
Bruce Peninsula National Park
With beautiful turquoise waters and unique shorelines, the Bruce Peninsula has a stellar reputation for a reason. Within the park, Cyprus Lake Campground offers over 200 campsites. (They fill up quickly so be sure to make reservations early!) With plenty of swimming, hiking, canoeing and climbing Bruce Peninsula is sure to provide a wide range of memorable summer activities for all ages.
Sandbanks Provincial Park
If you don’t feel like spending time deep in the woods and would prefer a beach vacation then Sandbanks is the place to go. Located along Lake Ontario with what are said to be some of the best beaches in Canada, Sandbanks also has lovely walking trails through the dunes and wetlands. With easy access to Prince Edward County, Sandbanks can also serve as the perfect starting point to explore wineries, go antiquing or for bicycle tours.
Voyageur Provincial Park
The most easterly of Ontario’s provincial parks, Voyageur is the site where early French voyageurs had to portage around once furious rapids! Now it provides the perfect place for a quick weekend RV trip. The location is perfect for larger groups, or an isolated camping experience while enjoying your RV’s amenities. Located on the banks of the Ottawa River near Hawkesbury it provides full-service sites, walking trails and of course peace and quiet.
Algonquin Provincial Park
Often associated with virtually unreachable backcountry camping, only accessible by canoes and after days of hiking, Algonquin is actually home to a dozen developed or drive in campgrounds. Fully equipped with flush toilets, showers and laundry facilities Algonquin offers the escape you need without being too far from the comforts of home. Beautiful Canadian wilderness, hiking trails, canoeing and beaches for swimming; Algonquin has it all and is easily accessible from Toronto or Ottawa area. Make sure to keep your eye on the road while on your way, as the area is infamous for moose sightings on the highway!
With these and plenty of other options to choose from, there is no shortage of brilliant camping locations across Ontario. You have every reason to get out and experience the true Canadian outdoors! So get your s’more sticks ready, make sure your flashlight has batteries and get out there for some unforgettable camping trips this summer.