Is there any better way to spend the last weekend of the summer than relaxing outside by the campfire?
Wrap up your summer by booking one of the available campsites for the long 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 3:00 pm on August 30, 2017):
Silver Lake Provincial Park
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.
Darlington Provincial Park
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.
Stop by the park ampitheatre on Saturday night for the Fiddlin’ and Dancin’ event!
Darlington is less than 1 hour from Toronto, 2 hours from Kingston and 20 minutes from Oshawa.
Samuel de Champlain Provincial Park
The park is located on historic Mattawa River fur trade route in the scenic Mattawa Valley. Natural heritage education staff provides interactive programming suitable for all ages. The refreshing, clear waters of Moore Lake provide a relaxing way to spend a warm day.
Don’t forget to sign up for a Voyageur Tour and paddle like it’s 1796!
Samuel de Champlain is 40 minutes east of North Bay, and 3.5-4 hours from Toronto or Ottawa.
Mikisew Provincial Park
There are three sand beaches for swimming located along Eagle Lake in Mikisew Provincial Park. The lake is also great for boating, paddling and fishing.
Mikisew is just over 3 hours away from Toronto and 2.5 hours from Sudbury.
Fairbank Provincial Park
Spring-fed Fairbank Lake is a great place to spend a relaxing weekend. The crystal clear waters attract visitors from all over the region for snorkelling and swimming at the buoyed sandy beach.
Fairbank is 1 hour from Sudbury and 2 hours from North Bay.
Chutes Provincial Park
Situated between Sudbury and Sault Ste. Marie, Chutes offers a 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.
Pancake Bay Provincial Park
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.
Neys Provincial Park
Neys is home to one the finest sand beaches on Lake Superior’s north shore. You can also enjoy viewing sub-Arctic plants, or hike up to the Pagoda to get a spectacular view of Pic Island as it was immortalized on canvas by Lawren Harris of the famous Group of Seven.
Neys is 3.5 hours from Thunder Bay.
Sleeping Giant Provincial Park
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.
Caliper Lake Provincial Park
**Waterfront site alert!!!**
The peaceful waters of Caliper Lake offer a relaxing option for a day of canoeing. A large beach and sectioned off swimming area make swimming a favourite activity at Caliper Lake. Enjoy the warm, shallow water and floating swim platform.
Caliper Lake is an hour from Fort Frances and 4 hours from Winnipeg.