Campsite vacancy highlights: May 17-20

It’s not too late to book a campsite for the Victoria Day long weekend!

While many parks are filling up, lots of campgrounds still have a good selection of sites available.

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, May 16):

GTA and Southwestern Ontario

Bronte Creek Provincial Park

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Site 129, Prairie Campground. Tent camping or RVs up to 18 ft. *electrical*

Bronte Creek offers fantastic interpretive experiences including a big red play barn and Children’s Farm. Five great hiking trails showcase the natural beauty of the park.

Feeling fancy? Learn how to make and enjoy a proper Victorian Tea on May 18 or 19 at the Spruce Lane Farmhouse!

Bronte Creek is 30 minutes from Hamilton, and 1 hour from Toronto.

Sauble Falls Provincial Park

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Site 8, West Campground. Tent camping or RVs up to 18 ft. *electrical*

This historic waterfall used to power a timber mill and generating station. Now flanked by immature forest, the falls are the end of the Rankin River canoe route, ideal for novice canoeists (rentals available). Sauble Falls is the perfect base camp for exploring the Bruce Peninsula.

Sauble Falls is 3 hours from Toronto, and 2 hours from Barrie.

Southeastern Ontario

Murphys Point Provincial Park

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Site 14, Hogg Bay Campground. Tent camping

Located on Big Rideau Lake (part of the historic Rideau Waterway), Murphys Point offers great opportunities for paddlers and boaters. Staying on land? Explore wildflowers and archaeological sites on the park’s hiking trails.

Join us bright and early on May 18 for the Friends of Murphys Point Park Annual Bird Count!

Murphys Point is just over an hour from both Kingston and Ottawa.

Lake St. Peter Provincial Park

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Site 47. Tent camping or RVs up to 18 ft.

Lake St. Peter is known for its great fishing for Lake Trout and bass. Rent a canoe or kayak, or hike the Lookout Trail. You can also spend the day at nearby Algonquin Provincial Park with your camping permit.

Lake St. Peter is 3 hours from Ottawa and Kingston. 

Near North

Arrowhead Provincial Park

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Site 204, East River Campground. Camp cabin

This rustic one-room cabin sleeps five. Amenities include a dining table and chairs, kitchenette with a microwave, mini-fridge, coffeemaker and counter space. Outside you will find a gas barbecue, picnic table, and comfort station nearby.

Walk down to the waterfalls or rent a mountain bike and try one of Arrowhead’s designated trails.

Bonus: your camping pass is good for day entry to Algonquin (only 30 minutes away).

Arrowhead is 2.5 hours from Toronto, and 4 hours from Ottawa.

Chutes Provincial Park

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Site 113, Trillium Trail Campground. Tent camping or RVs up to 18 ft. *electrical*

Situated between Sudbury and Sault Ste. Marie, Chutes offers great hiking with views of scenic waterfalls and a river gorge. It’s a great base from which 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.

Northeastern Ontario

Ivanhoe Lake Provincial Park

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Site 97, La Baie Campground. Tent camping or RVs up to 32 ft. *waterfront*

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!

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

Fushimi Lake Provincial Park

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Site 14. Tent camping or RVs up to 32 ft. *waterfront*

Fushimi Lake offers great fishing opportunities for walleye, northern pike, whitefish and yellow perch. You can clean your catch at the fish hut next to the boat launch.

Fushimi Lake is 3.5 hours from Timmins. 

Northwestern Ontario

Sleeping Giant Provincial Park

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Site 161, Marie Louise Lake Campground. Tent camping. *waterfront*

Sleeping Giant has over 100 km of incredible hiking trails with many spectacular geological features such as the Sea Lion and Tee Harbour, and breathtaking views of Lake Superior.

Sleeping Giant is 1 hour from Thunder Bay.

Rushing River Provincial Park

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Site 405, Southwest Campground. *trailer-equipped*

Talk about an easy getaway. This site comes with a trailer already set up for you!

Rushing River is a favourite family camping destination with beaches, playgrounds, hiking trails and endless opportunities for exploring.

The on-site travel trailer includes dinette, couch slide, screened in add-a-room, cook stove, fridge, air conditioner, heater, shower and two sinks with potable water.

Rushing River is 2.5 hours from Winnipeg.

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