Want to get out of town over the Canada Day long weekend?
If you’re looking for a nice campsite, head north! We have some beautiful campsites available, many with electricity!
Find your ideal campsite in our Camping navigation/reservation tool (including photos of most campsites!), or check out these featured campsites (available from 10:30 a.m. on June 27, 2019):
Near the north
Driftwood Provincial Park
Site 52, East River Camp. Tent.
The cool, clear waters of the Ottawa River are calling to you. A sandy beach that runs the length of the entire campground is located a short distance from this site, which is also very close to the park’s hiking trails.
From Driftwood, you can take a day trip to Algonquin with your camping permit, which gives you free access to any provincial park. Brent hotspot is just an hour away and Achray hotspot is just over two hours away.
Driftwood is 2.5 hours north of Ottawa and 1.5 hours east of North Bay.
Samuel de Champlain Provincial Park
Site 183, Jingwakoki West Camp. Tent or RV up to 18 feet.
Samuel de Champlain is located on the historic Mattawa River fur trading route in the Mattawa Valley. The park’s natural heritage education staff offers interactive programming suitable for all ages. Relaxing by the refreshing, clear waters of Lake Moore is a fantastic way to spend a warm day.
Samuel de Champlain is 40 minutes east of North Bay and approximately 3.5 hours from Ottawa.
Rainbow Falls Provincial Park – Whitesand
Site W45. Tent or RV up to 18 feet. *electric*
You’ll want to stay all week when you can glimpse Lake Superior’s stunning shoreline!
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!).
Sandbar Lake Provincial Park
Site 28. Camping or RV tent up to 25 feet.
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.
Sandbar Lake is 3 hours from Thunder Bay or 1.5 hours from Dryden.
Kettle Lakes Provincial Park
Site 6, The Pines Campground. Tent or RV up to 18 feet. *electric*
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.
The park 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.
Pancake Bay Provincial Park
Site 63, Camp Hilltop. Tent. *electric*
Pancake Bay features over 3 km of beautiful sandy beaches and blue Caribbean waters. Enjoy a panoramic view of Lake Superior from the Edmund Fitzgerald Lookout hiking trail. The park is located along the historic Travelers’ Rowing Route and is a short drive from many regional attractions.
Pancake Bay is 1 hour from Sault Ste Marie.