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Campsite vacancy highlights: May 19-22

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

Across the province, many parks 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 18):

Southeastern Ontario

Presqu’ile Provincial Park

Presqu'ile campsite
Site 297, 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

Silver Lake campsite
Site 104, Wesley Campground. Tent camping (electrical).

Located on a picturesque lake, the park offers great swimming, canoeing, boating, and fishing opportunities. You could view the meteor shower over the lake from the comfort of your own site. 

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

GTA and Southwestern Ontario

Selkirk Provincial Park

Selkirk campsite
Site 5, Campground 1. Tent camping.

Selkirk offers plenty of birding opportunities along its hiking trail, campground and the natural pebble beach. The park is 15 minutes east of Port Dover which makes for a great day trip.

Selkirk is 1 hour from Hamilton, and just over 1 hour from Niagara Falls.

Darlington Provincial Park

Darlington campsite
Site 311, 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.

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

Central Ontario

Driftwood Provincial Park

Driftwood campsite
Site 34, East River Campground. Tent camping

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Camp beside the cool, clear waters of the Ottawa River. Driftwood is an ideal base camp for exploring this section of the Ottawa River and the mouth of the Dumoine river by sea-kayak.

*BONUS* Day-trip to AlgonquinJust show your camping permit (it gives you free day-use at any provincial park!). The Brent Access Point is only an hour away, and Achray Access Point is just over 2 hours away.

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

Sturgeon Bay Provincial Park

Sturgeon Bay campsite
Site 109. Tent or RV camping (electrical).

Whether you stick to Sturgeon Bay or head onto Georgian Bay, you’ll find scenic views and excellent fishing opportunities. Bring your own canoe or rent one from the park!

Sturgeon Bay is 3 hours from Toronto, and 1.5 hours from Sudbury.

Northeastern Ontario

Chutes Provincial Park

Chutes campsite
Site 114, D Campground. Tent and RV camping (electrical).

Situated between Sudbury and Sault Ste. Marie, Chutes offers a 6 km hiking trail with great views of scenic waterfalls and a river gorge. It is a great base 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. 

Marten River Provincial Park

Marten River campsite
Site 71, Chicot B Campground. Tent camping or RVs up to 18 ft (electrical).

Marten River is the southern gateway to the Temagami area and makes the perfect base for canoeists, boaters and anglers. Marten River itself provides lots of opportunities to explore, with numerous bays and long stretches of shoreline.

Marten River is 45 minutes from North Bay, and 1.5 hours from Sudbury.

Northwestern Ontario

Sleeping Giant Provincial Park

Sleeping Giant campsite
Site 214, Mary Louise Lake Campground. Tent or RV camping (electrical).

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Sleeping Giant boasts a number of waterfront 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.

Blue Lake Provincial Park

Blue Lake trailer site
Site 403, B Campground. Trailer (already set up for you!).

Blue Lake’s travel trailers are equipped with dinette, couch slide, screened-in “add a room,” cook stove, fridge, air conditioner, heater, shower and two sinks with potable water.

Renowned for its crystal clear waters and long sandy beach, Blue Lake is an outstanding destination for all types of water activities. Take a canoe out or spend the afternoon fishing for Walleye, Muskie, Pike, Lake Trout and Small-mouth Bass.

Blue Lake is 3.5 hours from Winnipeg, and 4.5 hours from Thunder Bay.

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