Camping: there’s no better way to spend a long weekend! Take advantage of this beautiful weather to get your nature fix this weekend.
Also, this August you can take part in Ontario Parks’ 30×30 Challenge to spend 30 minutes in nature each day for 30 days! Kick off the challenge with a four-day nature escape!
Southern Ontario’s pretty full, but if you’re willing to head north, we’ve got tent sites, RV/trailer sites AND electrical sites that are open for you to tune back in to nature.
Scout out your ideal campsite on our Campsite Browsing/Reservation tool (including pictures of most campsites!), or check out these featured campsites (available as of 12:00 pm on August 3, 2017):
Kettle Lakes is part of the great expanse of the boreal forest that covers northern Ontario, and offers great hiking, birding and fishing opportunities. Kettle Lakes has 14 km of bike trails that wind through the forest and lead you to Slab Lake where you can have a swim before continuing your journey.
Kettles Lakes’ long weekend programs include a musical campfire and Park Mythbusters!
Kettle Lakes is 4 hours north of Sudbury.
Camp beside the lake, or use the park as a jump-off point for challenging canoe routes on the Nagagami and Shekak Rivers. Anglers return year after year to this large secluded lake north of Hornepayne, drawn by the excellent fishing for Walleye, Northern Pike and Yellow Perch.
Nagagamisis is 4.5 hours north of Sault Ste Marie.
Pancake Bay boasts more than 3 km of beautiful sand beach and Caribbean blue waters. Enjoy a panoramic view of Lake Superior from the Edmund Fitzgerald Lookout hiking trail. The park is located along the historic paddling route of the Voyageurs, and is only a short drive from many regional attractions.
Take part in the 30×30 Challenge by cycling, paddling, fishing, or hiking in the park!
Pancake Bay is 1 hour from Sault Ste Marie.
The long sandy beach with warm, shallow water and a playground makes this park attractive to families with young children. Hikers will love exploring the boreal forest and beautiful esker ridges. And don’t forget your fishing gear!
There are tons of great events happening this weekend, including Friday Fires, Sunday Crafts, and an Amazing Race!
Ivanhoe Lake is 2.5 hours from Timmins, and 5.5 hours from Sudbury.
Waterfront site alert!!!
One of Ontario Parks’ undiscovered fishing hotspots! This waterfront campsite is nestled on the shoreline of Wakami Lake. Discover strange plants like the pitcher plant and sundew on the park’s hiking trails, or rent a kayak and explore by water.
Wakami Lake is 4 hours from Sault Ste Marie, and 5 hours from Sudbury.
White Lake is a very large lake and motorboats are an ideal way to explore it. A fish cleaning station with power and lights, a cold beverage machine, paved boat launch (lit at night) and a dock for boat launching provides anglers with services to enhance their fishing opportunities. Canoes are available for rent at the park.
White Lake is 4 hours from Sault Ste Marie and Thunder Bay.
Neys is home to one the finest sand beaches on Lake Superior’s north shore. You can also enjoy viewing sub-Arctic plants, or hike up to the Pagoda to get a spectacular view of Pic Island as it was immortalized on canvas by Lawren Harris of the famous Group of Seven.
Neys is 3.5 hours from Thunder Bay.
Shake out the cobwebs with a hike along the Casque Isle Trail, or view the cascading waters as they plunge over the rock ledges of Rainbow Falls on their way to Lake Superior.
Rainbow Falls is 2.5 hours from Thunder Bay, and 5 hours from Sault Ste Marie (just follow the Lake Superior shoreline!).
The 40 metre high Kakabeka Falls is the second highest waterfall in Ontario with year round access for viewing. The park offers excellent views of the falls and gorge from the boardwalk that wraps around the top of the falls.
Kakabeka Falls is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year!
Kakabeka Falls is 30 minutes from Thunder Bay.
Quetico is known for its its rugged beauty, towering rock cliffs, majestic waterfalls, virgin pine and spruce forests, and picturesque rivers and lakes.
This weekend only you can take part in the Quetico’s Arts in the Park Weekend!
Quetico is 4 hours east of Kenora or 3 hours west of Nipigon.