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Glamp Out in an Ontario Provincial Park

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Glamp Out in an Ontario Provincial Park

Ontario Encourages Families to Enjoy the Great Outdoors in Style

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

Take your campsite with you.

  • Want to drive your campsite to your campsite? With more than 19,000 car camping sites, many with 15/30 amp electrical service, RVing is a great way to enjoy Ontario Parks. If you don't own a recreational vehicle, it's easy to rent one.

Cabins and yurts and cottages, oh yes!

  • If you'd rather have a roof over your head, many of Ontario's provincial parks offer cabins, yurts and cottages.
  • Luxury awaits you at Sandbanks Provincial Park's Maple Rest Heritage House. This former family farmhouse features four bedrooms, each with its own bathroom, as well as a gas fireplace, screened porch and beautiful views of Lake Ontario.

Camping is more comfortable than you might think.

  • If you think of camping as being totally off the grid and have visions of an outhouse, you need to see what Ontario's provincial parks have to offer now.
  • Stay fresh and clean at one of the over 300 comfort stations with hot showers, many of which offer laundry facilities.
  • WiFi is available at park visitor centres in AlgonquinPineryKillbear and Presqu'ile so you can share your camp selfies with friends and family.

Good food equals good times.

  • Whether you cook where you camp or take food with you, simple, yet yummy camp food is just a click, and maybe a barbecue match away.
  • Enjoy Ontario's bounty by sourcing goodies from your local farmer's market. Find inspiration from Foodland Ontario or LCBO's Food and Drink magazine.

Other neat ways to enjoy the camping experience.

  • Buy photography, paintings, stained glass and pottery at Bon Echo's annual juried exhibition and sale from July 24 to 26.
  • Sit in the comfort of the outdoor theatre at Halfway Lake on July 24 to hear Science North staff talk about the wonders of water.
  • Find another event happening during your next visit to one of our provincial parks.

Quick Facts

  • There are over 330 provincial parks in Ontario, covering over eight million hectares — larger than Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island combined.
  • In 2014, Ontario’s provincial parks received more than 8.5-million visits from people around the world and brought in over $70 million in revenue, which supported jobs and businesses across the province.

Additional Resources


“Ontario’s provincial parks offer so many options for people to enjoy themselves in style. If you’re new to camping, you might want to ease into it with some of our great glamping tips.”

Bill Mauro

Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry

Media Contacts

  • Media calls only: Todd Lane

    Minister’s Office


  • Media calls only: Media Desk

    Communications Services Branch




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