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Camping Vacancy Highlights: Canada Day Long Weekend

Want to get out of town over the Canada Day long weekend?

Highlights of this week’s vacancies (available from 12:00 noon on June 27, 2018) They are mainly found in northern Ontario, with a hidden gem in Southern Ontario at the end of the post.

Or search for your ideal campsite in our Camping navigation/reservation tool (including photos of most campsites). Better hurry up! Sites are selling out quickly.

Northern Ontario

Rainbow Falls Provincial Park

Camping with shade and picnic tableSite R53, Rossport Campground. Only tents (electric)

The cool waters of Lake Superior could be just what you need this weekend. Shake off the cobwebs with a hike along the Casque Isle Trail or watch cascading waters tumble over the rocky ledges of Rainbow Falls on their way to Lake Superior.

Rainbow Falls is 2.5 hours from Thunder Bay and 5 hours from Sault Ste Marie (just follow the shoreline of Lake Superior!).

Quetico Provincial Park

Small wooden cabin with three tall, narrow windows and white trim, right on the waterOjibwa Cabin

**Oceanfront Site Alert!**

Quetico is known for its rugged beauty, towering rock cliffs, majestic waterfalls, pristine pine and fir forests, and picturesque rivers and lakes.

Stay comfortably in these rustic cabins that would make a great base camp for exploring Quetico’s many lakes. Each cabin sleeps four people and offers many of the comforts of home, including a small refrigerator, coffee maker, and propane barbecue.

Quetico is less than 2 hours from Thunder Bay or 30 minutes from Atikokan.

Sandbar Lake Provincial Park

Campsite with picnic table and fire pit surrounded by mature conifersSite 27. Tent or RV up to 18′

The gently sloping bathing area on the sandy beach is ideal for children. Paddle some of the best fishing lakes in Northern Ontario (canoe rental available). A fish cleaning station, with lights, running water and cutting tables. It is located next to the pier.

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Sandbar Lake is 3 hours from Thunder Bay or 1.5 hours from Dryden.

renIs Brunelle Provincial Park

Grassy, ​​shaded campsite with picnic table and fire pit.Site 83, Owl’s Nest Camp. Tent or RV up to 32′

There are excellent paddling opportunities on Lake Remi, especially exploring the park’s undeveloped north shore, and the park rents canoes and kayaks.

This is an ecological region known as the Boreal Forest, often called the nursery of songbirds because many nest here each summer. The four sandy beaches, shallow, clear waters and buoyed areas are perfect for family swimming.

Event: Amazing amphibians! Stop by the Discovery Drop-in and get ready to explore, observe and discover the incredible species of amphibians that inhabit our park.

René Brunelle is less than 2 hours from Timmins.

Esker Lakes Provincial Park

Camping with very green shade and grass.Site 97, Sunny Point Campground. Tent or RV up to 18′

Esker Lakes is located within the vast boreal forest that covers much of northern Ontario. The collection of picturesque lakes, separated by short, fairly level portages and no motorboats, makes the park ideal for canoeing.

Event: Art in the Park – Follow in the footsteps of Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven and explore the park to find the perfect spot to create your own masterpiece. Art supplies provided.

Esker Lakes is one hour from Rouyn-Noranda, 2.5 hours from Val d’Or and 4 hours from Sudbury.

Kettle Lakes Provincial Park

Beautiful site surrounded by tall conifers.Site 18, The Pines Campground. Tent only

Kettle Lakes is part of the large expanse of boreal forest that covers northern Ontario and offers excellent opportunities for hiking, bird watching and fishing. Kettle Lakes has 14 km of bike trails that wind through the forest and take you to Slab Lake, where you can swim before continuing your journey.

Events: Kettles Lakes long weekend programs include fun Canada Day activities and crafts with park staff!

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Kettle Lakes is 4 hours north of Sudbury.

White Lake Provincial Park

Site 167, Camp Sundew. Tent only

**Oceanfront Site Alert!**

White Lake is a very large lake and motor boats are an ideal way to explore it. A fish cleaning station with electricity and lights, a cold drink machine, a paved pier (lit at night), and a boat launching dock provide anglers with amenities to enhance their fishing opportunities. Canoes can be rented in the park.

White Lake is 4 hours from Sault Ste Marie and Thunder Bay.

Nagagamisis Provincial Park

Campsite with grass, picnic table and fire pit, surrounded by mature conifersSite 60, Bedwash A Campground. Tent or RV up to 18′

Camp by the lake or use the park as a launching point for challenging canoe routes on the Nagagami and Shekak Rivers. Anglers return year after year to this large secluded lake north of Hornepayne, attracted by the excellent fishing for walleye, pike and yellow perch.

Events: Long weekend events include Art in the Park and Amazing Amphibians discovery programs.

Nagagamisis is 4.5 hours north of Sault Ste Marie.

Lake Wakami Provincial Park

Shaded campsite with picnic table along the shoreline beyond the treesSite 33, Camp Maple Ridge. Tent or RV up to 18′

**Oceanfront Site Alert!**

One of the undiscovered fishing spots in Ontario parks! This waterfront campground is located on the shores of Lake Wakami. Discover rare plants like carnivorous plant and sundew on the park’s hiking trails, or rent a kayak and explore by water.

Lake Wakami is 4 hours from Sault Ste Marie and 5 hours from Sudbury.

southern ontario

Peninsula Provincial Park

Fairly large, gray-brown, single-story cabin with rock fireplaceClark Denson Cottage

This cabin sleeps 6 and features a large, comfortable common area, a harvest table with six farmhouse back chairs, and a full kitchen. Right on the water, this beautiful cabin allows you to enjoy the sun, surf, and all the comforts of home.

*NOTE* Call Ontario Parks Reservations at 1-888-ONT-PARK (668-7275) to reserve.

Event: On July 1, balladeer and storyteller David Archibald returns to Presqu’ile on his Happiest Camper in Ontario tour. To celebrate the 125th anniversary of Ontario Parks, David has written five new songs that he will perform. Don’t miss this fun and interactive concert celebrating the rich natural and cultural heritage of Presqu’ile and Ontario!

Presqu’ile is 1.5 hours from Kingston, 2 hours from Toronto and 4 hours from Montreal.

Find a campsite near you with our online campsite search tool and spend this long weekend in nature!