Fri. Feb 23rd, 2024

Here at Ontario Parks we believe that camping is for everyone.

That’s why we want to make our parks as accessible as possible by identifying potential barriers and creating a plan to remove them.

camping

Seventy-six provincial parks in Ontario have at least one barrier-free campsite, and many parks offer two or more. Whether or not the campsite has electrical service varies from one park to another.

How do I know it is barrier-free?

A barrier-free campsite will be level, close to a water spigot and a comfort station, and will often have a paved path from the campsite to the comfort station.

Fire pits will be 25cm high and, in some locations, items such as barbecues can be lowered for easier access. Barrier-free campsites also offer an accessible picnic table and a suitable hard-surfaced parking area.

comfort station

We have also made the park offices accessible (including on-site parking) for campers to register.

We also have barrier-free covered accommodation!

Sometimes all you want is a roof over your head.

With barrier-free options across the province, we’re sure you’ll find something to suit your trip.

Here are some great options:

cabin

To the north, in Finlayson Point Provincial Park, Temagami Cabin offers a ramp and wider entrance. Although there is no running water, there is a barrier-free comfort station nearby.

Yurt with accessible ramp.

Just northwest of Sudbury, Windy Lake Provincial Park has a barrier-free yurt. Located near a comfort station, this yurt is a great starting point for your northern vacation.

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cabin

If you’re looking for something further south, Pinery Provincial Park offers a barrier-free yurt and cabin, and MacGregor Point Provincial Park offers a barrier-free yurt.

Check out the park locator for a more detailed list of parks that offer barrier-free cabins and yurts!

What else is barrier-free in Ontario parks?

From beach access to trail accessibility, Ontario Parks allows all visitors to participate in the activities they love.

beach mat

Have you visited any of our parks with a beach mat? These mats make beach access easier for all of our guests, whether they have wheelchairs, walkers, strollers or other mobility aids.

There are five parks within our system that proudly have beach mats available to visitors:

What happens if you don’t go to the beach? Check out these all-terrain and Mobi chairs!

**All-terrain and Mobi chairs are not available during the 2020 season. Please check the front door upon arrival**

people on the beach

These all-terrain wheelchairs make maneuvering through the sand easier. Although all-terrain wheelchairs cannot go directly into the water, the Mobi chair loves to swim.

group on the beach, one on a mobichair

The Mobi chair has built-in flotation devices on each side to help keep the chair afloat, but users must wear a life jacket or PFD at all times.

Looking for more information? Check out this blog post for details on beach accessibility at Ontario Parks!

What happens if I don’t go to the beach?

exterior of petroglyphs

Head to our park locator and use our search tool (on the left, scroll to the bottom) to mark the barrier-free facility or feature you’d like to explore.

From playgrounds to museums, Ontario Parks has many accessible places to enjoy.

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Do you have specific questions or want help planning your trip?

Please contact the park directly for more details – our staff will be happy to answer all your questions.