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Camping Vacancy Highlights: July 20-22

To celebrate Healthy Parks Healthy People Day, all provincial parks are offering free day use this Friday! If you choose to stay overnight, here are some amazing campsites available all weekend long. (available from 12:00 noon on July 19, 2018).

Or search for your ideal campsite in our Camping navigation/reservation tool (including photos of most campsites!).

southern ontario

Wheatley Provincial Park

Shaded site with tall deciduous treesSite 55, Boosey Creek Campground. tent

Wheatley Campgrounds are situated among a tangle of streams in a beautiful Carolina forest (at the same latitude as Northern California!). The park is located on an important migratory bird route and offers excellent bird watching.

Wheatley is 1 hour from Detroit, Windsor and London.

Balsam Lake Provincial Park

Sunny field with green grasses and sporadic mixed treesSite 809, Camp Cedar. Tent or RV up to 18′

Balsam Lake campers love the Lookout Trail (2.6 kilometers). Walk among eskers and kames formed more than 10,000 years ago on the Wisconsin Glacier and enjoy a panoramic view of the surrounding area.

Events taking place at Balsam Lake this Friday include Planting Blitz, a Go Wild for Art program, and Beach Yoga.

Balsam Lake is 2 hours from Toronto and 45 minutes from Orillia.

Ferris Provincial Park

Shaded, grassy campsite with picnic tableSite 153, Camp Bedrock. Tent or RV up to 32′

In Ferris you will find more 10 kilometres of trails that take you through forest and riverside environments. The Ranney Falls Trail follows the original road to Ferris Provincial Park before returning along the river. The suspension bridge offers a panoramic view of the River Trent Gorge and, of course, the Ranney Falls that give the trail its name.

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Ferris is 1.5 hours from Kingston and just over 2 hours from Toronto.

Voyageur Provincial Park

Lawn area surrounded by bushesSite 242, Iroquois Campground A. Tent or RV up to 18′

Voyageur has many small bays and inlets that visitors can explore by canoe or kayak. Casting a line in the spring for catfish and barbotte (bullhead) is a popular local activity.

Voyageur is just over an hour from Ottawa and Montreal.

Near the north

Chutes Provincial Park

Site 65, Log Drive Lane Campground. Tent or RV up to 25′

Located between Sudbury and Sault Ste. Marie, Chutes offers a hiking trail with great views of picturesque waterfalls and a river gorge. It is an ideal base for exploring Manitoulin Island and the North Channel of Lake Huron.

Chutes is just over 1 hour from Sudbury and 2.5 hours from Sault Ste. Marie. Maria.

Samuel de Champlain Provincial Park

Shaded campsite among tall conifersSite 77, Jingwakoki East Camp. Tent or RV up to 18′

Samuel de Champlain is located on the historic Mattawa River fur trade route in the Mattawa Valley. The natural heritage education staff offers interactive programming suitable for all ages. The refreshing, clear waters of Lake Moore provide a relaxing way to spend a warm day.

A number of outdoor activities are planned for Samuel de Champlain this Friday, including an outdoor yoga session with Park Naturalist Mary.

Samuel de Champlain is 40 minutes east of North Bay and 3.5 to 4 hours from Toronto or Ottawa.

Northeastern Ontario

Halfway Lake Provincial Park

Gravel campsite surrounded by boreal forestSite 176, Camp Hawksnest South. Tent or RV up to 32′

This family-friendly campground features two buoyed beaches, excellent swimming, and excellent fishing.

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Friday is full of fun events for Healthy People Day at Healthy Parks!

Halfway Lake is 1 hour north of Sudbury.

Nagagamisis Provincial Park

Beachfront campsite with grass and sparse treesSite 32, Bedwash Campground B. Tent or RV up to 18′

Camp by the lake and enjoy easy access to the water all weekend long. Anglers return to Nagagamisis year after year, attracted by the excellent fishing for walleye, pike and yellow perch in this large secluded lake, north of Hornepayne.

Enjoy a discovery walk on the Shaganash Trail on Friday to celebrate Healthy People in Healthy Parks Day or participate in our Art in the Park program on Saturday!

Nagagamisis is 4.5 hours north of Sault Ste Marie.

Northwestern Ontario

Kakabeka Falls Provincial Park

Grassy campsite in the forest. Site 212, Camp Riverside. tent

At 40m high, Kakabeka Falls is the second tallest waterfall in Ontario. This park offers great views of the falls and gorge from the boardwalk surrounding the top of the falls.

Join the park for Healthy Parks Healthy People Day to enjoy some exciting events at the park, including children’s programming, a live show demonstrating the wonders of weather and climate, and a discovery walk!

Kakabeka Falls is 30 minutes from Thunder Bay.

Sleeping Giant Provincial Park

Sunny photo of a campsite with a picnic bench and fire pit. Site 52, Marie Louise Lake Campground. tent

Sleeping Giant has over 100 km of incredible hiking trails with spectacular features such as the Sea Lion, Tee Harbor and stunning views of Lake Superior.

Sleeping Giant will be hosting a “Go Art Crazy” program on Friday to celebrate Healthy People in Healthy Parks Day! Do not miss it!

Sleeping Giant is 1 hour from Thunder Bay.

Find a campsite with our online campsite search tool and spend this weekend under the stars!