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Campsite vacancy highlights: June 28 – July 1

Keen to get out of town for the Canada Day long weekend?

If you’re looking for a beautiful campsite, go north! We’ve got some beautiful campsites available, including many with electricity!

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 10:30 am on June 27, 2019):

Near North

Driftwood Provincial Park

Site 52, East River Campground. Tent camping.

The cool, clear waters of the Ottawa River are calling you. A sandy beach that stretches the entire length of the campground is just a short jaunt from this site, which is also very close to the park’s hiking trails.

From Driftwood, 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. 

Samuel de Champlain Provincial Park

Site 183, Jingwakoki West Campground. Tent camping or RVs up to 18 ft.

Samuel de Champlain is located on historic Mattawa River fur trade route in the Mattawa Valley. Natural heritage education staff at the park provide interactive programming suitable for all ages. Relaxing beside the refreshing, clear waters of Moore Lake is a fantastic way to spend a warm day.

Samuel de Champlain is 40 minutes east of North Bay, and approximately 3.5 hours from Ottawa.

Northwestern Ontario

Rainbow Falls Provincial Park – Whitesand

Site W45. Tent camping or RVs up to 18 ft. *electrical*

You’ll want to stay all week when you catch a glimpse of the striking 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!).

Sandbar Lake Provincial Park

Site 28. Tent camping or RVs up to 25 ft.

The sandy beach’s gently sloping swimming area is great for kids. Paddle through some of the finest fishing lakes in Northern Ontario (canoe rentals available). A fish-cleaning station, with lights, running water and cutting tables is located by the boat launch.

Sandbar Lake is 3 hours from Thunder Bay or 1.5 hours from Dryden. 

Northeastern Ontario

Kettle Lakes Provincial Park

Site 6, The Pines Campground. Tent camping or RVs up to 18 ft. *electrical*

Kettle Lakes is part of the great expanse of boreal forest that covers northern Ontario, and offers great hiking, birding and fishing opportunities.

The 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 is 4 hours north of Sudbury.

Pancake Bay Provincial Park

Site 63, Hilltop Campground. Tent camping. *electrical*

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 paddling route of the voyageurs, and is only a short drive from many regional attractions.

Pancake Bay is 1 hour from Sault Ste Marie.

Find a campsite near you with our online Campsite Browsing tool and spend the long weekend in nature!