Camping & Glamping in the Great Canadian Wilderness

Disconnect to reconnect in the great Canadian wilderness north of Toronto.

Camping in Ontario’s beautiful outdoors just might hold the title for most popular activity in this region north of Toronto.

From Algonquin in the east to Killbear in the west, there are plenty of campgrounds to choose, from higher end “glamping” sites to provincial and national parks, from tent and trailer parks to no-frills ‘Crown Land’. And ‘roughing it’ is no longer limited to warm temperature months – you’ll be nice and cosy in winter in a yurt or heated tent.

Outfitters in the region can help you gear up and advise you on the best spots to strike camp when you’re heading into one of our beautiful parks, and they also have guided expeditions to show you the camping ropes.

Private campgrounds throughout the region provide more sense of security, with owners and staff on site to help you get set up. They’ll also often have organized events for meeting some neighbours in the camp sites next to you – a great opportunity to socialize over roasted weenies.

Glamping (a.k.a. glamourous camping) is an option for anyone wanting to try a taste of the camping life, but still looking for some basic comforts like a roof overhead or a raised bed (like the cabins at Georgian Bay Islands National Park or Arrowhead Provincial Park). Some glamping establishments serve delicious food on site as well, such as Harmony Outdoor Inn in Parry Sound and Northridge Inn in Sundridge. And guided expeditions are often available from an accommodation provider’s home base, such as at Voyaguer Quest in Algonquin Park, or Northern Edge Algonquin.

Here is just a partial list of some of the great campgrounds you’ll find in the wilderness north of Toronto.

ALGONQUIN PARK

Developed Campgrounds
Achray
Brent
Canisbay Lake
Coon Lake
Kearney Lake
Kiosk
Lake of Two Rivers
Mew Lake
Pog Lake
Rock Lake
Tea Lake
Whitefish Group Campground

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Paddle In Campsites – click here
Ranger Cabins – click here
Yurts – click here

ALMAGUIN HIGHLANDS

Ahmic Lake Resort Ahmic Harbour
Almaguin Campground
Katrine
Birch Bank Camp Restoule
Camp Klahanie Magnetawan
Doe Lake Campground Rizzort Katrine
Duins Pineridge Resort Burk’s Falls
Edgewater Park Lodge Kearney
Evergreen Eco Family Resort Dunchurch
Granite Ridge Wilderness Campground Kearney
Lake Bernard Park Sundridge
Lighthouse Cottages and Camping Sprucedale
Lillie Kup Trailer & Tent Campground Katrine
Mikisew Provincial Park South River
Northridge Inn Sundridge
Silversands Family Resort & Camping Kearney
Tent & Trailers at Ahmic Lake Resort Ahmic Harbour
Ye Olde Cutter Camp Burk’s Falls

LORING-RESTOULE

Cedar Grove Camp Restoule
Martin’s Camp Restoule
Restoule Provincial Park Restoule
White Birches Camp Port Loring

MUSKOKA

Algonquin Trails Camping Resort Dwight
Arrowhead Provincial Park Huntsville
Bala Woodlands Bala
Camp Hillbilly Estates Kilworthy
Deer Lake Park Huntsville
Gravenhurst KOA Gravenhurst
Forest Rock Resort Utterson
Lagoon Tent & Trailer Park Huntsville
Muskoka Ridge Campground Bracebridge
Picnic Island Resort Honey Harbour
Pura Vida Soul Institute Severn Bridge
Sandwood Tent & Trailer Park Utterson
Santa’s Whispering Pines Campground Bracebridge
Tipi Adventures Bracebridge

PARRY SOUND

Grundy Lake Provincial Park Britt
Harmony Outdoor Inn Parry Sound
Killbear Provincial Park Nobel
Massassauga Provincial Park Parry Sound
Oastler Lake Provincial Park Parry Sound
Parry Sound KOA Parry Sound
Sturgeon Bay Provincial Park Pointe au Baril
Trailside Park Parry Sound

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