What is a better than camping? Long hikes, canoeing, and no proper hygiene for a few days.
Time to grab your tent and embrace Mother Nature with 10 of Ontarios most beautiful parks!
Camp cooking tip: precombine all the ingredients you need to make your meals. Our favourite was cinnamon pancakes for breakfast. Dry food is lightweight and easy to transport and we just needed to add water, cook and enjoy! We brought a mini bottle of maple syrup and some fresh fruit to top it off 👌🏼
Algonquin Provincial Park Algonquin has a vast interior of maple hills, rocky ridges, and thousands of lakes. To explore the amazing park, you can walk the beautiful interior or canoe on the lakes. There are 14 hiking and mountain biking trails, water activities, a Logging Museum and an Art Centre. There are several campgrounds available, including those designated for cars, groups, along with dog-free and walk-in sites.
Sleeping Giant Provincial Park has breathtaking views of Lake Superior and giant rocky land mass. There are over 80 km of trails that are great for hiking and mountain biking. Along with the stunning views, the area is filled with a diverse wildlife – from 200 bird species, moose, wolf and lynx. The park is filled with full service cabins, as well as car, group and backcountry campgrounds.
The Powder Room finally got replaced with something roomier. Stayed true to our love of @thenorthface but now we'll be able to comfortably sleep with our gear in the tent. This trooper will remain our go-to for backpacking and travel since it packs up so small! Excited to test out the new space on our upcoming portage trip!
Georgian Bay Island National Park is the world’s largest freshwater archipelago. You can cycle wooded trails, hike to viewpoints atop emerald shoreline, fish or canoe and kayak. There are 103 campsites and 10 rustic cabins on Beausoleil Island. Cedar Spring Campground has 45 sites, 6 rustic cabins, 5 oTENTiks and 2 Island Safari. Accessing the campgrounds is by boat only.
Bon Echo Provincial Park is most known for its incredible 100 meter high Mazinaw Rock, featuring over 260 Aboriginal pictographs. The park has hiking trails from 1 km to 17 km in length. Don’t want to hike? Feel free to get out your canoe and hit the lake! There are camping experience for everyone from RVing, car camping, roofed accommodations and backcountry.
Bruce Peninsula National Park is one of the largest protected areas in southern Ontario. There are dramatic cliffs from the waters of Georgian Baby, and stunning views. Along with the parks amazing views, throughout the park you can see diverse wetlands, bird species, black bears, wild orchids, massassauga rattlesnakes and more. You are able to find drive-in sites, group camping, backcountry camping, yurt, and if you really wanted to, winter camping.
Neys Provincial Park has one of the finest sand beaches on Lake Superior’s north shore. Their hiking trails showcase many of their ecosystems, flora, fauna and geological formation. There are plenty of activities in the park, such as biking, birding, boating, canoeing, fishing, hiking, hunting, and swimming on the 2 km beach. Neys has almost 150 campsites, almost half of them electrical. The park includes car camping, group camping and backcountry camping.
Killarney Provincial Park is an iconic 645 square kilometre wilderness landscape. The beautiful views of the park includes its main lakes and the La Cloche mountains.The area has had long captivated artists such as The Group of Seven’s A.Y Jackson, A.J Casson and Franklin Carmichael. The outstanding wilderness has extensive backcountry canoeing kayaking experiences, along with hiking trails. There is backcountry camping, car camping, and various roofed accommodations available at the park.
Silent Lake Provincial Park has over 19 km of hiking and mountain biking trails. The park as beautiful lookout points over Silent Lake and two sandy beaches. If you are a camping enthusiasts, feel free to walk-in and enjoy what Mother Nature has to offer.
Parry Sound KOA has 75 acres of natural paradise less than two hours north of Toronto. There are many opportunities for ATV and nature trails directly from your site. Want to relax a little? Enjoy a heated pool, trampoline, mini golf, gift boutique, wagon rides, sandy beaches, and much more. You can keep in touch via free Wi-Fi.
Arrowhead Provincial Park is a large, treed and filled with private campsites in the heart of Muskoka. There are 15 km of hiking trails, some which lead to waterfalls and three sandy beaches on Arrowhead Lake. You can even rent canoes, kayaks and mountain bikes during the summer season. There are many sites at this park, including car camping, cabins, and radio-free camping.