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You Don't Have to be a Rock Star to Camp Like One

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You Don't Have to be a Rock Star to Camp Like One

Ontario Encourages Families to Glamp Out in the Great Outdoors

Enjoy Ontario's great outdoors in style this summer by mixing glamour with camping (glamping).

Arrive in style:

  • With over 19,000 car camping sites, many with 15/30 amp electrical service, RVing is really taking off at Ontario Parks. Don't worry if you don't own your own RV: it's easy to rent one.

Find some creature comforts:

  • Enjoy having a roof over your head at one of our many cabins, yurts and cottages available across the province.
  • Luxury awaits you at Sandbank Provincial Park's Maple Rest Heritage House. This transformed family farmhouse is Ontario Parks' most pampered accommodation with four bedrooms, each with its own bathroom, as well as a gas fireplace, screened porch and beautiful views.

Stay runway ready:

  • Stay fresh and clean at one of the over 300 comfort stations with hot showers, many of which have laundry facilities.
  • WiFi is available at park visitor centres in AlgonquinPineryKillbear and Presqu'ile so you can share your camper chic look with friends and family.

Feast on gourmet fare:

Bring home some bling and a good story:

  • Renowned artist Lloyd Stonehouse will be at Grundy Lake Provincial Park from July 9 to 14 to show visitors how to carve soapstone and paddles (costs apply).  
  • Bring your curiosity and questions to Halfway Lake's naturalists on Mondays from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Paranormal experts are ready to take you on a haunted tour of Bronte's Spruce Lane Farmhouse in August on Sundays at 7:30 p.m. this August (reservations are recommended and can be made by calling at 905-827-6911, extension 231).
  • Find another event that's happening during your next visit to one of our provincial parks.

Remember to reserve online or by calling the park reservation line at 1-888-ONT-PARK. Visitors can have a whole year of fun with an Ontario Parks annual day-use permit.

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“Ontario has one of the largest and best park systems in the world. Enjoy our magnificent landscapes — rolling woodlands, pristine beaches and crystal-clear lakes — in true comfort. It’s never been a better time to get outside and see what Ontario has to offer.”

Bill Mauro

Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry

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    Minister’s Office


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