Campsite vacancy highlights: May 18-21

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, especially for tent campers!

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

Earl Rowe Provincial Park

Mowed site, surrounded by tree with picnic table and fire pit
Site 26, Rabbit and Blue Heron Campground. Tent camping only

Enjoy fishing or explore Earl Rowe’s hiking trails, including one paved accessible trail. In the Rabbit and Blue Heron campsite, amenities such as comfort stations with showers, water taps, and laundry facilities are near by.

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

Southeastern Ontario

Presqu’ile Provincial Park

Mown site with picnic table and fire pit. Trees surrounding, and beyond the trees is the water.
Site 311, Elmvale Campground. Tent camping or RVs up to 18 ft

The annual Warblers and Whimbrels Festival unfolds this weekend. Enjoy bird-finding walks, bird-banding, and evening programs.

Presqu’ile was made for walking, and its views of Lake Ontario attract walkers all year. With its flat terrain, the park is also great for cycling.

Presqu’ile is 1.5 hours from both Toronto and Kingston, just south of Highway 401.

Silver Lake Provincial Park

Site 16, Dawson Campground. Tent camping only (waterfront)

Located on a picturesque lake, the park offers great swimming, canoeing, boating, and fishing opportunities.

Silver Lake is just over 1 hour north of Kingston, and just over 1 hour south of Ottawa.

Near North

Algonquin Provincial Park

Site 28, Tea Lake. Tent camping only (waterfront)

Beautiful tent waterfront campsites are still available at Algonquin’s Tea Lake Campground.

Tea Lake is located 3.5 hours north of Toronto, or 3.5 hours west of Ottawa.

Halfway Lake Provincial Park

Site 34, Wildrose Campground. Tent camping or RVs up to 25 ft (electrical)

This family-oriented campground boasts two buoyed beaches, great swimming and terrific fishing.

Halfway Lake is 1 hour north of Sudbury.

Northeastern Ontario

Esker Lakes Provincial Park

Site 23, Sunny Point Campground. Tent camping or RVs up to 25 ft (electrical)

Esker Lakes lies within the vast Boreal Forest that covers much of northern Ontario. The collection of picturesque lakes, separated by short, fairly level portages and no motorboats, makes the park ideal for canoeing.

Esker Lakes is an hour from Rouyn-Noranda, 2.5 hours from Val d’Or, and 4 hours from Sudbury.

Pancake Bay Provincial Park

Green yurt with white roof, with deck and dining tent around the picnic table
Site 124, East Campground. Yurt

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.

Northwestern Ontario

Sleeping Giant Provincial Park

Site 211, Marie Louise Lake Campground. RV-equipped campsite

No trailer? No problem. Sleeping Giant boasts a number of RV-equipped campsites (including the one above!).

Enjoy breathtaking views of Lake Superior from the Top of the Giant Trail and Thunder Bay Lookout, or explore 80+ km of incredible hiking trails with many spectacular geological features such as the “Sea Lion.”

Sleeping Giant is 1 hour from Thunder Bay on the shores of Lake Superior.

Fushimi Lake Provincial Park

Site 7. Tent camping or RVs up to 32 ft (electrical)

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. 

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