This long weekend, we’ve only got first-come-first-served campsites left in Southern Ontario.
But there are some BEAUTIFUL sites still free up north, including a lakeside cabin!
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 noon, Sept. 1):
Marten River is the southern gateway to the Temagami area and makes the perfect base for canoeists, boaters and anglers. Marten River itself provides lots of opportunities to explore, with numerous bays and long stretches of shoreline.
Marten River is 45 minutes from North Bay, and 1.5 hours from Sudbury.
The only park between Sudbury and Sault Ste. Marie has a 6 km hiking trail with great views of scenic waterfalls and a river gorge. It is a great base to explore Manitoulin Island and the North Channel of Lake Huron
Chutes is just over 1 hour from Sudbury, and 2.5 hours from Sault Ste. Marie.
If you’ve been to Mississagi, you know that it’s one of Ontario’s best kept secrets. The scenery is spectacular, thanks to the geology of the area, which forms a series of hills, ridges and cliffs, and valleys with sparkling blue lakes.
Three beaches slope into the pleasant waters of Semiwite Lake and hikers will love the seven hiking trails with great views.
Mississagi is just over 3 hours west of Sudbury and 3 hours east of Sault Ste. Marie.
The cabin features a kitchenette with a microwave, mini fridge, coffee maker and counter space. There is a dining table and chairs for inside meals. Outside you will find a gas barbeque, picnic table and breathtaking view of Fushimi Lake. A propane/electric fireplace provides additional comfort.
Fushimi Lake is 3.5 hours from Timmins.
You’ll want to stay all week when you see the waterfront sites available along the Lake Superior shoreline! 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!).
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 east of Thunder Bay.
The park’s Thunder Lake is a remnant of the ancient glaciers that covered Ontario tens of thousands of years ago. Two sandy beaches and the clear, shallow waters make Aaron an ideal destination for water-based activities, such as swimming, boating and fishing.
Aaron is 4 hours from Winnipeg and Thunder Bay.
Quetico is an iconic wilderness-class park renowned for its rugged beauty, towering rock cliffs, majestic waterfalls, virgin pine and spruce forests, picturesque rivers and lakes.
Quetico is 2.5 hours west of Thunder Bay.