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Camping is more than just a way to stay; it is a great, time-honoured Ontario tradition. Experience the beauty of Ontario’s diverse natural landscapes, from fully-serviced lakeside grounds surrounded by pine forests to rocky windswept sites on the Canadian Shield. Learn all the great of the outdoor activities, adventures and outfitters available while planning your next camping or glamping trip.
Join WildExodus Adventures for a glamping getaway in the Canadian Boreal Forest, with deluxe outdoor accommodations. Stay in luxury prospector tents surrounded by beautiful, untouched Carolinian forest at Oakwood Escapes, a working farm located in the Niagara Peninsula, close to the Grand River or at Fronterra, an eco-farm and brewery on Prince Edward County.
Relax in elegant safari style tents after a full day of ziplining, kayaking or mountain biking at Long Point Eco Adventures on the shores of Lake Erie. Elements Luxury Tented Camps and Nature Spa is a wilderness oasis offering sublime glamping deep in the Ottawa Valley.
Reconnect with nature in style at Whispering Springs Wilderness Retreat, Northumberland County’s first luxury glamping experience. From the floatplane ride to Obabika Lake in the Temagami region to the unique culinary offerings and the private tents complete with Egyptian cotton sheets, nothing is spared to ensure ultimate comfort by Outpost Luxury Camping.
Visit Ontario Provincial Parks for everything from fully serviced campgrounds to backcountry serenity. Get a copy of the Ontario Parks Guide for details on operating parks and seasons, and rules around motorhomes, pets, trails, fire prevention and other camping basics. A number of parks across the province offer modern yurt accommodations, round tent structures on a wooden platform. For a truly unique experience, try winter camping in Ontario. You’ll be awed by the season’s beauty.
Five of Ontario’s National parks have campsites: Bruce Peninsula National Park, Fathom Five National Marine Park, located at the northern end of the Niagara Escarpment; Georgian Bay National Park; Pukaskwa National Park on Lake Superior's North Shore; and Thousand Islands National Park, in the heart of the Thousand Islands area. Point Pelee National Park at the southernmost tip of Canada is day-use only.
The Ontario Private Campground Association represents a variety of camping experiences, from tent camping or full-size recreational vehicle camping. If you are new to camping, check out their Camping 101 page for a crash course on picking the perfect camp site, what to bring, how to start a campfire, and safety tips.