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 Algonquin, Pinery, Killbear 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.

TO RESERVE YOUR CAMPSITE in Ontario Parks

Online – http://www.ontarioparks.com/reservations/

Reservations by Phone

Hours of Operation: Open 363 Days a year Daily 7am to 9pm EST

Call Toll Free: 1-888-ONT-PARK (1-888-668-7275)

Outside North America: 1-519-826-5290

Telephone Reservation Information Requirements

When you make a reservation, please have the following information available:

  • Park name
  • Campground name
  • Arrival date
  • Length of stay (number of nights)
  • Email address (mandatory for internet reservations)
  • Number of people in your party
  • Size and type of camping equipment
  • Eligibility for discount camping rates (Ontario Seniors/Residents with disabilities)
  • Method of payment

Fees and Payment in Ontario Parks

Click Fees for a listing of all Ontario Parks fees. Discounts are offered to the following:

  • Ontario residents 65 and older. Please note, if there is anyone between the ages of 18 and 64 registered to the site they will become the registered owner and full rates will apply.
  • Ontario residents who have a CNIB identify card.
  • Ontario residents who have a Ministry of Transportation accessible parking permit.
  • Discount fees do not apply to yurts, cabins or cottages.

Internet reservations can be paid by Visa, MasterCard or Amex only. Telephone reservations can be paid by Visa, MasterCard, Amex, cheque or money orders.

  • Cheques and money orders must be in Canadian funds.
  • Cheques drawn on US banks will be deposited in US funds; please calculate the currency exchange prior to issuing the cheque.
  • NSF/cancelled cheques will void your reservation and a $35.00 administration fee will apply.
  • To confirm your campsite cheques and money orders must be received within 14 days of making your reservation and at least 21 days prior to your arrival date (for cheques) and 10 days prior to your arrival date (for money orders). Your campsite cannot be guaranteed until your payment arrives.
  • Make cheques payable to the Minister of Finance and remember to write the park name and confirmation number on the back.
  • Mail cheques and money orders to: Ontario Parks Reservations, 130 Research Lane, Suite 6, Guelph, Ontario, N1G 5G3

http://news.ontario.ca/mnr/en/2015/07/glamp-out-in-an-ontario-provincial-park.html

July 13, 2015 – Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry

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