Fri. Feb 23rd, 2024

The forecast looks good for this weekend, so why not spend it outdoors?

We have plenty of waterfront campgrounds available, PLUS some parks even have unreserved cabins (available from 12:00 p.m. on September 6, 2018).

Southeastern Ontario

Balsam Lake Provincial Park

Partially shaded grass campsite with medium deciduous weedsSite 344, Camp Ash. Tent or RV up to 18′ (electric)

Campers love the Lookout Trail (2.6 kilometers) at Balsam Lake. 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.

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

Lake Charleston Provincial Park

Rustic cabin in a pine forest on the shore with dockTall Pine Cabin

**Oceanfront Site Alert!**

Do you need a quiet escape? Located on the east shore of Lake Charleston, tThis rustic cabin has water access only. Solar-powered interior lights are provided and a composting latrine is nearby. Relax in the Muskoka chairs on the terrace while watching the sunset.

Charleston Lake is less than 1 hour from Kingston, 2 hours from Ottawa, and 3 hours from Toronto.

southwestern ontario

Brontë Creek Provincial Park

Sunny, grassy campsiteSite 120, Camp Prairie. Tent or recreational vehicles (electric)

Bronte Creek offers fantastic interpretive experiences including a Big Red Barn and Children’s Farm. Five excellent hiking trails showcase the park’s natural beauty.

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Bronte Creek is 30 minutes from Hamilton and 1 hour from Toronto.

Port Burwell Provincial Park

Very green and grassy campsite.Site 5, Camping Alzora. Tent or RV

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.

Near the north

Bonnèchere Provincial Park

Wooden cabin in the forestFallen Tree Cabin (Floodwaters Cabin also available)

One of the Ottawa Valley’s hidden gems, your family will fall in love with Bonnechere.

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.

*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.

Sturgeon Bay Provincial Park

Lake Sturgeon CabinCabins (C2, C3, C4 are available)

The park’s cozy cabins are perfect for when it gets a little colder at night. Paddlers and boaters can enjoy a scenic tour of Sturgeon Bay or (if more experienced) head to Georgian Bay.

Anglers love Shawanaga Bay, a huge inlet that extends inland from Georgian Bay with hundreds of islands and lots of underwater structure where the fish like to hang out.

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

Sturgeon Bay is 3 hours from Toronto and 1.5 hours from Sudbury.

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Northeastern Ontario

Kettle Lakes Provincial Park

Campsite between mature pine trees and a lake in the backgroundSite 13, The Pines Campground. tent

**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.

Kettle Lakes is 4 hours north of Sudbury.

Lake Wakami Provincial Park

Waterfront Campground with Early Fall ColorsSite 32, Camp Maple Ridge. Tent or RV up to 18′

**Oceanfront Site Alert!**

This waterfront campground is located in the forest on the shores of Lake Wakami. Discover plants like carnivorous plant and sundew on the park’s hiking trails, or rent a kayak and explore by water.

Also, did you know that Lake Wakami is one of the undiscovered fishing spots in Ontario parks?

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

Northwestern Ontario

Quetico Provincial Park

Sunny spot by the water surrounded by thin conifersSite 16, Dawson Trail Campground Chippewa. Tent or RV up to 18′

**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.

This campground is right on French Lake and just steps from 22 miles of hiking trails.

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

Caliper Lake Provincial Park

Sunny campsite by the waterSite 29. Camping in tents

**Oceanfront Site Alert!!!**

The calm waters of Caliper Lake offer a relaxing option for a day of canoeing. A large beach and separate swimming area make swimming a favorite activity at Caliper Lake. Enjoy the warm, shallow waters and floating swimming platform.

Caliper Lake is one hour from Fort Frances and 4 hours from Winnipeg.

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