Big plans for Thanksgiving Weekend?
Fall is the perfect season for a quick weekend getaway, and we’ve got some great campsites available all across the province. This is our last vacancy post of the 2016 season.
Scout out your ideal campsite on our Campsite Browsing/Reservation tool (including pictures of most campsites!), or check out these featured campsites (available as of noon, Oct. 6):
Iroquois Campground has its own beach which is a short walk from this site. The park has many small bays and inlets where visitors canexplore and view wildlife by canoe or kayak. Dropping a line in the spring to catch catfish and barbotte (bullhead) is a popular local activity.
Voyageur is just over an hour away from both Ottawa and Montreal.
The large body of Lake St. Peter is known for lake trout and bass.Although you can fish from the shoreline, for best results try fishing from a boat or canoe. You can also spend the day at nearby Algonquin with your camping permit.
Lake St. Peter is 3 hours from Ottawa and Kingston.
Sign up for the the pumpkin carving and campsite decorating contests. On Saturday, create a pumpkin masterpiece and have a chance to win a prize; then join the family fun: dress up and trick-or-treat through the campgrounds!
And did you know Turkey Point is the only provincial park with a golf course?
Turkey Point is 2 hours from Toronto and Niagara Falls.
Come visit Rondeau’s Visitor Centre and take part in some festive activities, including pumpkin carving and costume contests. Take a night walk through Rondeau’s past, meeting spirits that once roamed our shore and forest…and perhaps still do!
Rondeau is 3 hours from Toronto and 1.5 hours from London.
Whether you stick to Sturgeon Bay or head onto Georgian Bay, you’ll find scenic views and excellent fishing opportunities. Bring your own canoe or rent one from the park!
Sturgeon Bay is 3 hours from Toronto, and 1.5 hours from Sudbury.
Paddle along the base of the Stormy Lake Bluffs, or hike to the top for a view of the local landscape. More than 90 species of birds frequent the waters and forests of Restoule including, peregrine falcons, bald eagles and osprey.
And is it ever gorgeous in the fall!
Restoule is an hour south of North Bay, and 2 hours north of Orillia.
Now that we’re into autumn, many of our northern parks have moved to a “first come, first served” campsite system. Sites like those featured below are available to the first campers who show up to claim them — and there are LOTS of top-quality choices available.
Just check for yellow-marked campsites on the maps, and keep your eyes open for prime sites like:
Kettle Lakes is part of the great expanse of the boreal forest that covers northern Ontario, and offers great hiking, birding and fishing opportunities. Kettle Lakes has 14 km of bike trails that wind through the forest and lead you to Slab Lake where you can have a swim before continuing your journey.
Kettle Lakes is 4 hours north of Sudbury.
Quetico is one of our iconic parks – known for its rugged beauty, towering rock cliffs, majestic waterfalls, virgin pine and spruce forests, picturesque rivers and lakes.
Quetico is 4 hours east of Kenora or 3 hours west of Nipigon.
Waterfront site alert!!!
Sleeping Giant has over 80 km of incredible hiking trails with many spectacular geological features such as the “Sea Lion” and Tee Harbour, and breathtaking views of Lake Superior.
Sleeping Giant is 1 hour from Thunder Bay.