We get this question a lot: “Why do I see empty campsites but there are so few campsites available when I’m making a reservation?”
In recent years, our parks have seen a big increase in reservations. We’re so glad that so many people want to spend time in our wonderful parks, but the increased interest can also make it more competitive to book a campsite, especially at busy parks and on popular dates.
Continue reading Why do I see empty campsites at busy parks?
Long lines, crying kids, and “meh” photo ops can cramp your camping style.
Find space, serenity and more by dodging the weekend crowds:
Continue reading 5 reasons you should take a weekday vacation
Five months ago, you woke up early, sat down at your computer to book a campsite at your favourite park.
The big day’s finally here, and you load your gear, family, and pets into the trailer. You drive to the park, get to your site and….
…your heart drops.
Your RV is too big for your campsite.
What’s worse, it’s a busy summer weekend, and the park is completely full! You have no choice, but to turn around and head back home.
Continue reading Find a site that fits your needs using filters
Did you know that you can reserve your campsite or roofed accommodation up to five months in advance of your arrival date?
You can book online (and even see a sneak preview of your campsite) or by calling the Ontario Parks reservation line, 1-888-ONT-PARK (Canada & USA).
These are our top tips to optimize your reservation experience:
Continue reading 6 tips for reserving an Ontario Parks campsite
We’re thrilled to introduce some updates to our reservation system, including new features that will make it easier than ever to find a campsite!
Here are a few of the features we think you’ll love:
Continue reading 5 exciting new reservation features
In October of 2019, Ontario Parks updated our reservation system and are offering new and exciting services to our visitors. One of the biggest changes is that all our car campsites are now fully reservable — no more first-come, first-served sites.
Most of our visitors are excited by this change, and so are we. We heard overwhelmingly that our customers prefer having a reservation in advance, so they know for sure that they have a campsite before they show up.
However, there have also been some questions from our visitors who enjoyed the first-come, first-served option, and what this change means for them.
Here are the most common questions we’ve encountered so far:
Continue reading Why Ontario Parks moved to 100% reservable car campsites
Our new reservation system will roll out later this fall.
In order to transfer data from the old system to the new system, the reservation system must be taken offline for approximately one week.
There will be no reservations available online or via the call centre while the reservation service is temporarily shut down.
Continue reading *Service outage planned* — scheduled maintenance on reservation system