It looks like a beautiful weekend to go camping! Get outside and enjoy the warm weather at one of these featured campsites.
Don’t forget your fishing gear — it’s Family Fishing Week!
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 11:00 am on July 5, 2018):
Enjoy daily programming, including free Learn to Fish lessons. Spend the day swimming, or explore the park’s hiking trails, including a paved accessibility trail.
Earl Rowe is only 1.5 hours from Toronto, or 45 minutes from Barrie.
Wheatley’s campgrounds are situated among a tangle of creeks in a beautifully wooded Carolinian forest (at the same latitude as northern California!). The park sits on a major migratory bird route and provides excellent bird-watching.
Wheatley is 1 hour from Detroit, Windsor and London.
Rideau River is a terrific base for exploring Ottawa and the historic Rideau waterway. The park offers lots of opportunities for paddlers and boaters who want to explore.
Visit this website and click on “Paddling Guide 14” for points of interest near the park, for example, a 7 km paddle up Kemptville Creek to the town of Kemptville.
Rideau River is 40 minutes from Ottawa and 1.5 hours from Kingston.
Located on a picturesque lake, the park offers great swimming, canoeing, boating, and fishing opportunities.
Silver Lake is just over 1 hour north of Kingston, and just over 1 hour south of Ottawa.
There are three sand beaches for swimming located along Eagle Lake in Mikisew Provincial Park. The lake is also great for boating, paddling and fishing.
Mikisew is just over 3 hours away from Toronto and 2.5 hours from Sudbury.
Paddle along the base of the Stormy Lake Bluffs, or hike to the top for a view of the local landscape. More than 90 species of birds frequent the waters and forests of Restoule including Peregrine Falcons, Bald Eagles and Osprey.
Restoule is an hour south of North Bay, and 2 hours north of Orillia.
Spring-fed Fairbank Lake is a great place to spend a relaxing weekend. The crystal clear waters attract visitors from all over the region for snorkeling and swimming at the buoyed sandy beach.
Fairbank is 1 hour from Sudbury and 2 hours from North Bay.
Ivanhoe’s long, sandy beach with warm, shallow water and playground makes this park great for families with young children. Hikers will love exploring the boreal forest and beautiful esker ridges. And don’t forget your fishing gear!
Take advantage of the Discovery Drop-in programs at Ivanhoe this weekend; Amazing Amphibians, Feathered Friends, Undercover Critters will be held on the Red Pine Beach.
Ivanhoe Lake is 2.5 hours from Timmins, and 5.5 hours from Sudbury.
***Waterfront site alert!***
The peaceful waters of Caliper Lake offer excellent low-key paddling – canoes and kayaks available for rent onsite. A large beach and sectioned off swimming area make swimming a favourite activity at Caliper Lake. Enjoy the shallow water and floating swim platform.
This featured campsite is a walk-in site, but there are a number of sites available this weekend at Caliper Lake with on-site parking, still close to the water.
Caliper Lake is an hour from Fort Frances and 4 hours from Winnipeg.
Quetico is known for its its rugged beauty, towering rock cliffs, majestic waterfalls, virgin pine and spruce forests, and picturesque rivers and lakes.
This site is right on the French Lake tributary that runs adjacent to the campground.
Quetico is under 2 hours from Thunder Bay or 30 minutes from Atikokan.