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Wooden cabin beside picture of the site which is on the river

Celebrate the first weekend of summer by spending it outdoors! Whether you spend the day on the beach, in the woods, or on the water, all of these sites could be a great place to return to.

Does it look like rain? No problem! There are still many covered accommodations available this weekend in Ontario parks, including in southern Ontario.

Find your ideal campsite in our Camping navigation/reservation tool (including photos of most campsites), or check out these featured campsites (available from 12:00 p.m. on June 21, 2018):

southwestern ontario

Awenda Provincial Park

Campsite with two picnic tables surrounded by forestSite 321, Snake Camp (not electric). Tent or RV up to 18′

Awenda has one of the most beautiful beaches in Ontario. With plenty of walking and biking opportunities, the beach is always just around the corner for you to cool off and enjoy the sun and sand.

Awenda is 2 hours from Toronto and 3.5 hours from London.

Port Burwell Provincial Park

Campsite with picnic table and fire pit surrounded by low brush and tall aspen treesSite 220, Camp Iroquois (electric). Tent or RV up to 32′

Port Burwell 2.5 kilometers The sandy beach is one of the most beautiful on the north shore of Lake Erie. In addition to walking and biking opportunities, the park features an amphitheater, a children’s play area, volleyball and badminton courts, horseshoe pits, a baseball diamond, a frisbee golf course, and a tennis court. basketball free throw.

Port Burwell is 1 hour from London and 2.5 hours from Niagara Falls.

Southeastern Ontario

Balsam Lake Provincial Park

Two people jumping off a pier at sunsetCabin (RA1)

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Did you know that Balsam Lake has a fully equipped 4 bedroom cabin available in the park?

During the day, 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. When you’re ready to relax, return to this relaxing cabin with all the comforts of home.

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

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

Peninsula Provincial Park

Triple image including a photo of a cabin on the water, a charming yellow kitchen and a wooden interior living room. Denson-Clarke Cottage

The shores of Lake Ontario are calling you and Presqu’ile is the perfect place to appreciate this majestic lake. 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.

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

Near the north

Bonnèchere Provincial Park

Wooden cabin next to the photo of the site that is on the river.Rustic Cabin (C1 – Sandbank) – C2 and C4 also available

Explore the peaceful Bonnechere River, a great place to introduce little ones to paddling. The park rents kayaks, canoes and paddleboards, which can be picked up directly at the boat launch.

Ready to return to camp? These cabins are located along the picturesque Bonnechere River and are built and clad with pine wood, giving them a warm, cozy and “rustic” experience.

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

Bonnechere is 2 hours from Ottawa and 3 hours from Kingston.

Algonquin Provincial Park – Canisbay Lake

Shaded campsite surrounded by green deciduous foliageSite 187, Hydro Camp (electric). Tent only

Canisbay Lake Campground is located along the Highway 60 corridor and provides access to everything this vast park has to offer. Bird watching, backcountry canoeing, and fishing would be a perfect way to spend this weekend in Algonquin.

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Canisbay Lake in Algonquin is 3.5 hours from Toronto and 2.5 hours from Peterborough.

Northeastern Ontario

René Brunelle Provincial Park

Log cabin on grass with fire pit and 2 muskoka chairs next to a picture of the lake view from the cabinCamping cabin (site 100)

**Oceanfront Site Alert!**

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.

René Brunelle is less than 2 hours from Timmins.

Kettle Lakes Provincial Park

Wooden cabin sitting on the grass with trees in the background and picnic table in the foreground. Camping cabin (site 200)

**Oceanfront Site Alert!**

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.

Right on the beach, this cabin sleeps five and features a propane fireplace, mini-fridge, coffee maker, gas barbecue, and kettle.

Kettle Lakes is 4 hours north of Sudbury.

Northwestern Ontario

Rushing River Provincial Park

Image of a sunny campsite with a trailer next to an image of the comfortable interior of the trailerEquipped with trailer (site 403)

Talk about an easy getaway; This site comes with a trailer already set up for you!

Rushing River is a favorite family camping destination with beaches, playgrounds, hiking trails, and endless opportunities to explore.

On-site travel trailer includes dinette, sofa slide, additional screened room, stove, refrigerator, air conditioning, heater, and two sinks with drinking water.

Rushing River is 2.5 hours from Winnipeg.

Sleeping Giant Provincial Park

Comfortable cottage kitchen and living room next to photo of the outside of the cottage (including the terrace next to the front door)Rustic Cabin (5 – Coral Root)

This barrier-free cabin has three bedrooms, a bathroom with a large shower, a fully equipped modern kitchen, propane fireplace, and heated porch. Pots, pans, cups, bowls, plates, cutlery, kettle, coffee maker, pillows and bedding are provided. Outside each cabin is a fire pit and picnic table.

This cabin requires a minimum reservation of one week.

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

Sleeping Giant is 1 hour from Thunder Bay.