Guest post written by Shelley Trupert, Outdoorsy
Images provided by Nicole Buzzing
Ontario is full of such diverse and wonderful travel options. Every region offers something new and interesting to every kind of RVer, especially those who love the great outdoors, amazing scenery and exploring new territories.
Travelling around Ontario in an RV opens your world up to new possibilities, giving you the enviable chance to visit new hiking spots, search new trails and venture into different areas.
Below are our top picks of RV parks around Ontario. We've included a variety of landscapes, hopefully opening your eyes up to new destinations and giving you the chance to immerse yourself in Ontario, as you've never done before. Enjoy.
1. Lake Superior Provincial Park
We had to put Lake Superior as number one; for us, the diversity in landscape makes it the ultimate spot to visit. With forests, hills, lakes and rivers, you'll feel like you've explored so much by the end of the first day. Also, who doesn't want to witness the largest lake in the world?
You'll find, there are many different trails that you can explore, including those that direct you to the Agawa Rock Pictographs - an unforgettable experience. This memorable adventure gives you the opportunity to see first-hand the ancient, indigenous drawings of animals, an extremely humbling experience.
The Agawa Bay is only open from May to mid-October, obviously in peak time when it is warm enough to enjoy your RV. This park has everything you need including fishing, hiking and canoeing activities. You can be sure that you won't be bored no matter what your favourite outdoor activity might be.
3. Algonquin Provincial Park
First of all, driving through the majestic Algonquin Park is an experience in itself, with all its serenity and natural beauty completely captivating you as you make your way through the magical scenery.
Once out of your RV, you'll be able to hike all over the park, seeing some of the most wonderful views. This park is the place to be to view wildlife and explore untouched wilderness. Try whitewater canoeing, boating and biking. If you're looking for a challenge, the Track and Tower trail is particularly challenging but the view overlooking the lake is completely worth it.
You'll be happy to know, Algonquin Provincial Park has many campsites that you can choose from. We love Canisbay - the perfect spot to camp on a lake with direct access to the beach.
4. Kakabeka Provincial Park
We would argue that you can't RV in Ontario and not visit this park. Amongst other reasons, the falls and gorge in this park should be enough to convince you.
This area has a notable Indigenous history, something that you'll be able to see throughout the park. You'll be engulfed by stories, tales and legends whilst staying at this grand location.
The park itself is open all year round, but the campsites tend to be open only from May until October. These sites have everything you could possibly need - electric, water, laundry and showers.
5. Bruce Peninsula National Park
This is a park that you have to visit, at least once, in your lifetime. We recommend visiting in the summer months, because of the wonderful Georgian Bay, which you can swim in granted during the hottest days of the year. We would even go as far to say; they're some of the best swimming spots in Canada.
There are quite a few campsites to stay in near the Bruce Peninsula Park, including the Tobermory Village Campground. We mention this one because it has a pool, just in case the Georgian Bay spots were a bit too chilly. It also has a fishing pond, peddle go-kart rentals, and basketball and volleyball courts.
We hope this gave you a little bit of insight on the best RV destinations in Ontario. Travelling around this wonderful province will teach history, treat you to amazing nature spots and give you amazing, unforgettable experiences.
Shelley Trupert works for Outdoorsy, an RV marketplace for consumers and pros. She has been camping for almost 20 years and is always looking to find the next hike, off the beaten path. While she used to enjoy tenting in the wilderness, she prefers to camp in an RV now—whether it is a Class C or a teardrop trailer—to enjoy a little comfort after a long day outdoors and the ease of travel it provides. Her goal is to hike in all of the national parks in North America.
I’m working my way through life in Canada and traveling when I can afford to explore beyond the border. Sharing my tips, trips, opinions and rants on life and travel in the meantime.