It’s a beautiful weekend to go camping! Get outside and enjoy the warmer weather at one of these featured campsites.
You’ll find yurts, cabins and electrical campsites in this week’s preview. Why not beat the summer crowds and get away for the weekend?
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 2:00 pm on June 22, 2017):
Balsam Lake Provincial Park
Campers love the Lookout Trail (2.6 km). Walk through eskers and kames formed over 10,000 years ago from the Wisconsin Glacier, and take in a panoramic view of the surrounding area.
Balsam Lake is 2 hours from Toronto, and 45 minutes from Orillia.
Ferris Provincial Park
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.
Ferris is 1.5 hours from Kingston and just over 2 hours from Toronto.
McRae Point Provincial Park
McRae Point is on the shores of Lake Simcoe near Orillia – just 15 minutes from Casino Rama. There is a boat launch and boat rentals nearby. You can also hike a 1.2 km nature trail.
McRae Point is 2 hours from Toronto.
Turkey Point Provincial Park
Did you know Turkey Point is the only provincial park with a golf course?
The park’s shallow, buoyed beach is great for swimming. The Turkey Point Village has lots of fun activities within a short drive of the park, including a bird observatory, wineries and zip-lining!
Turkey Point is 2 hours from Toronto and Niagara Falls.
Bonnechere Provincial Park
One of the Ottawa Valley’s hidden gems, your family will fall in love with Bonnechere.
Explore the quiet Bonnechere River, a great spot for introducing little ones to paddling. The park rents kayaks, canoes and stand-up paddleboards, which can be picked up right at the boat launch.
Bonnechere is 2 hours from Ottawa, and 3 hours from Kingston.
Oastler Provincial Park
Oastler Lake boasts one of the best beaches in the Parry Sound Area. There’s plenty of room to play a game of volleyball, build sand sculptures, or just relax on the beach.
Oastler Lake is just over 2 hours from both Toronto and Sudbury.
Pancake Bay Provincial Park
This yurt is equipped with two sets of futon bunk beds and sleeps up to six. Inside, campers will find a table and chairs, mini fridge, shelving unit, and a broom and dustpan. Outside, yurt sites are equipped with a propane BBQ, picnic table and fire pit. Just a short walk to the Caribbean-blue water of Lake Superior.
Pancake Bay is 1 hour from Sault Ste Marie.
Restoule Provincial Park
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.
Lake Superior Provincial Park
This site is steps from the shores of Agawa Bay on Lake Superior!
You’ll find world-class hiking and paddling along the shoreline. The diversity of habitats in the park provides good bird-watching opportunities. In Lake Superior and the park’s coastal streams and rivers, there are good populations of lake and rainbow trout, and three species of salmon.
Lake Superior is 2 hours north of Sault Ste Marie.
Aaron Provincial Park
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.