Get the most out of this upcoming August long weekend by spending it outdoors.
For those of you taking part in Ontario Parks’ 30×30 Challenge, regular camping trips will help you get your nature time in this month. Forest bathe, go for a paddle (many of our parks rent watercraft), or just hang on the beach.
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 currently open. Check out our featured campsites below (available as of 12:00 pm on August 1, 2018):
Kettle Lakes is part of the great expanse of the boreal forest that covers northern Ontario, and offers great hiking, birding and fishing opportunities. This park 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.
Kettle Lakes’ long weekend programs include a musical campfire and a Métis Discovery Day!
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 voyageur paddling route, 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 great for 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 an Amazing Race and a summer Halloween — including trick-or-treating!!
Ivanhoe Lake is 2.5 hours from Timmins, and 5.5 hours from Sudbury.
One of Ontario Parks’ undiscovered fishing hot-spots! This campsite just steps away from the lake. Discover flora like pitcher plant and sundew on the park’s hiking trails, or rent a kayak and explore the shoreline by water.
Wakami Lake is 4 hours from Sault Ste Marie, and 5 hours from Sudbury.
White Lake is an ideal spot for anglers. The campground features a fish cleaning station, paved boat launch (lit at night), and dock.
White Lake is large, so can be explored by motor boat or canoe. The park has canoes, adult mountain bikes, tents and fishing equipment available for rent.
White Lake is 4 hours from Sault Ste Marie and Thunder Bay.
Neys has one the finest sand beaches on Lake Superior’s north shore. 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 m 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 30 minutes from Thunder Bay.
Quetico is known for its rugged beauty, towering rock cliffs, majestic waterfalls, virgin pine and spruce forests, and picturesque rivers and lakes. This site is just steps away from the beach.
Quetico is under 2 hours from Thunder Bay or 30 minutes from Atikokan.