Thu. Feb 29th, 2024

Does the cold make you dream of sunny days on the beach and warm nights by the campfire?

Thanks to our five-month advance booking period, you can lock in your July campsite early!

Here’s a list of 10 parks that are sure to chase away the winter blues:

Northeastern Ontario

René Brunelle Provincial Park

2 hours from Timmins, 5 hours from North Bay and Sudbury

Rene Brunelle

If you’ve always wanted to explore Northern Ontario, Rene Brunelle is a great choice!

Located in the boreal forest, the park has incredible fishing and paddling opportunities. Motor boats, canoes, kayaks and bicycles can be rented. Four sandy beaches, clear, shallow waters and buoyed areas are perfect for family swimming.

Pst! A little bird told us that René Brunelle’s cabin now welcomes four-legged guests!

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Marten River Provincial Park

45 minutes north of North Bay

River Marten summer by the river.

The Marten River is the southern entrance to the Temagami area and is a base for canoeists, boaters, hikers and fishermen. Nearby, Kenny Forest Provincial Park has several large, interconnected lakes for paddling, and for whitewater enthusiasts, the Temagami River is a great whitewater canoe or kayak route, whether for a day or overnight stay. .

Do you prefer a slower pace? Relax on one of the park’s three beaches, take part in a game of beach volleyball, or enjoy a friendly game of horseshoes.

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Northwestern Ontario

Neys Provincial Park

3 hours east of Thunder Bay, 4.5 hours north of Sault Ste Marie

Neys Bay Driftwood

It’s a great year to plan a trip with some history. See a model of a former prisoner of war (POW) camp in the Visitor Center and the actual remains of POW Camp 100, or see Pic Island as it was immortalized on canvas by Lawren Harris of the famous Canadian painting team , The Group. of seven.

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Sioux Narrows Provincial Park

3 hours east of Winnipeg, 5.5 hours west of Thunder Bay

Sioux Narrows

Located on the shores of Lake of the Woods, Sioux Narrows offers recreational opportunities for lake lovers: boating, swimming, sailing and canoeing.

Known internationally for its walleye fishing, this is a bucket list trip for passionate anglers.

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Near the north

Sturgeon Bay Provincial Park

1.5 hours south of Sudbury, 3 hours north of Toronto

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Located among the 30,000 islands, just off Trans-Canada Highway 69, Sturgeon Bay welcomes tent and RV campers. Canoe rentals and docking facilities are available, and visitors love the fishing opportunities.

Did you know that Sturgeon Bay is just 40 minutes from Killbear and 1.5 hours from Killarney, with Grundy Lake and the French River in between? Sturgeon Bay is an ideal base for exploration.

Pst! When you camp in a provincial park, your pass covers day use at all other provincial parks!

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Driftwood Provincial Park

2.5 hours north of Ottawa, 1.5 hours southeast of North Bay

Trailer site facing the sea with a boat in the background

Imagine camping along the Ottawa River waterfront this Canada Day weekend! Campers at Driftwood enjoy panoramic views of the picturesque Upper Ottawa Valley and the Laurentian Hills.

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This quiet, family-friendly setting is the ideal base camp for exploring the Ottawa River and the mouth of the Dumoine River by sea kayak. And the sunsets are impressive.

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Southeastern Ontario

Lake San Pedro Provincial Park

3.5 hours from Toronto, 3 hours from Ottawa

RV on Lake St Peter

Popular with RV lovers, the park features spacious sites, many with lake views. Rent a canoe or kayak, cast your line, or spend the day on the beach.

Did you know that Lake St. Peter is just 20 minutes from Algonquin’s east gate? More experienced campers stay at the quiet Lake St. Peter campground and then take a day trip to Algonquin.

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Sharbot Lake Provincial Park

1.5 hours west of Ottawa, 3 hours east of Toronto

Mother and baby enjoy a picnic by Lake Sharbot

Located on two beautiful, crystal-clear lakes, the park offers great places for swimming, canoeing, boating, and fishing. The nature trails are scenic and offer a wide variety of landscapes.

With all amenities within walking distance of the campground, Sharbot Lake is perfect for young families. The park is easily accessible from Ontario’s major city centers for weekend getaways or longer vacations.

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southwestern ontario

Earl Rowe Provincial Park

45 minutes southwest of Barrie, 1.5 hours north of Toronto

Earl Rowe Boardwalk

Earl Rowe campers can choose from a variety of sites, from large open campsites overlooking Ontario farmland to more private, wooded sites.

Young anglers can borrow fishing gear and receive a free lesson from the Learn to Fish team. Educational programs are offered throughout the summer season.

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Wheatley Provincial Park

One hour from Detroit, Windsor and London

Wheatley Campgrounds are nestled among a tangle of streams in a beautiful Carolina wooded forest. The park is located on an important migratory bird route and offers excellent bird watching.

Boosey Creek and Sugar Creek provide great fishing opportunities. Kids love dipping their lines and seeing what they can catch (borrow free gear from the TackleShare program).

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Where will you spend the summer?