Campsite vacancy highlights: July 27-29

We are mid-summer and really feeling the beautiful weather! Take advantage by booking a weekend getaway.

You can 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 July 26, 2018):

Southern Ontario

Earl Rowe Provincial Park

Grassy site with fire ring and picnic table with site post in the foreground
Site 44, Blue Heron Campground. Tent camping

Enjoy daily programming, including free Learn to Fish lessons! Spend the day swimming, or explore the park’s hiking trails, including a paved, accessible trail.

Earl Rowe is only 1.5 hours from Toronto, or 45 minutes from Barrie.

Darlington Provincial Park

Shady, grassy site with mature trees and shrubs
Site 320, Hilltop Campground. Tent camping

Darlington offers a beautiful stretch of sandy beach on the shores of Lake Ontario. The sheltered waters of McLaughlin Bay are ideal for canoes and paddle boats.

On Friday (July 27 at 6:30 pm), campers have the opportunity to see some “live” animals such as a skunk, porcupine, bobcat, and fox. Learn about these animals, how they survive in the wild, their species, adaptations and habitats.

Darlington is less than 1 hour from Toronto, 2 hours from Kingston and 20 minutes from Oshawa.

Fitzroy Provincial Park

Grassy site with mature deciduous trees
Site 73, Pinegrove Campground. Tent camping

Located at the junction of the meandering Carp River and the mighty Ottawa River, Fitzroy offers great family camping with large campsites and lots of swimming and hiking nearby. The park is a great base for exploring the Ottawa Valley and the nation’s capital.

Fitzroy is 50 minutes from Ottawa and just over 2 hours from Kingston. 

Ferris Provincial Park

Sunny, grassy site with fire pit and picnic table
Site 91, Bedrock Campground. Tent or RV camping

At Ferris, you’ll find over 10 km of trails that take you through forest and riverside settings. The Ranney Falls trail follows the original roadway to Ferris Provincial Park before looping back along the river. The suspension bridge offers a panoramic view of the Trent River Gorge and — of course — the trail’s namesake Ranney Falls.

July 28 is Turtle Day at Ferris Provincial Park! Meet some turtles, participate in fun family activities and learn about how we can protect turtles!

Ferris is 1.5 hours from Kingston and just over 2 hours from Toronto. 

 Near North

Driftwood Provincial Park

Sand site surrounded by mature trees
Site 59, East River Campground. Tent camping

Driftood is located along the cool, clear waters of the Ottawa River and offers a relaxing place to spend your weekend. It’s also an ideal base camp for exploring the river and the mouth of the Dumoine river by sea-kayak.

Couldn’t get into Algonquin? You can day-trip to Algonquin with your camping permit, which gives you free access to any provincial park. The Brent Access Point is only an hour away, and Achray Access Point is just over two hours away.

Driftwood is 2.5 hours north of Ottawa, and 1.5 hours east of North Bay. 

Mikisew Provincial Park

Shady campsite with many mature conifers
Site 424, 400s Campground. Tent camping or RVs up to 24′

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. 

Northeastern Ontario

Ivanhoe Lake Provincial Park 

Shady campsire at Ivanhoe Lake
Site 32, Le Rivage Campground. Tent camping or RVs up to 32′ (electrical)

A 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 some great events happening at Ivanhoe Lake this weekend, including Trees are Terrific and Feathered Friends Discovery programs.

Ivanhoe Lake is 2.5 hours from Timmins, and 5.5 hours from Sudbury.

Pancake Bay Provincial Park

Shady campsite.
Site 144, East Campground. Tent camping or RVs up to 18′

Pancake Bay boasts more than 3 km of beautiful sand beach with Caribbean blue waters. Enjoy a panoramic view of Lake Superior from the Edmund Fitzgerald Lookout Trail. The park is located along the historic paddling route of the fur trade voyageurs, and is only a short drive from many regional attractions.

Pancake Bay is 1 hour from Sault Ste Marie.

Northwestern Ontario

Aaron Provincial Park

Large site on a loop iwth fire ring and picnic tables
Site 49, Aaron B Campground. Tent or RV camping (electrical)

Aaron is right on Thunder Lake; a remnant of the ancient glaciers that covered Ontario tens of thousands of years agoTwo 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 Provincial Park

Canoe on a rocky shore at sunset beside a shot of a nice comforatble double bed in a log cabin
Log Cabin (camp cabin)

Paddle or hike this majestic landscape by day while enjoying easy, restful evenings in the log cabin (right on French Lake!) by night. This cabin is a rare summer vacancy, sleeps four, and has a mini fridge, microwave, coffee maker and BBQ.

Quetico is known for its its rugged beauty, towering rock cliffs, majestic waterfalls, virgin pine and spruce forests, and picturesque rivers and lakes.

Quetico is 4 hours east of Kenora or 3 hours west of Nipigon.

Don’t delay in booking one of these great campsites OR find your own campsite vacancy with our online Campsite Browsing Tool!