If you haven’t already heard, all Canadian National Parks are free to visit this year! This is exciting news, especially for those who can’t get enough of the outdoors. In order to get your admission fee waived, you’ll need a 2017 Discovery Pass, which you can get here [http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/voyage-travel/admission.aspx]. It’ll take a while to come in the mail, so why not check out some of the amazing places you can go camping or RVing in Ontario this year?
Bruce Peninsula National Park
This is one of my all-time favorite places to visit in the summer. The Bruce Peninsula National Park is breathtaking with its clear blue waters, dramatic cliffs, and fantastic hiking trails. The park has a variety of camping sites available, which is great for RVers and backpackers alike. You’ll want to make a reservation before this gem is all booked up!
Source: Explore the Bruce [http://www.explorethebruce.com/bruce-peninsula-national-park.php]
Point Pelee National Park
Point Pelee is located in the southernmost tip of Ontario and is absolutely breathtaking. This is a fantastic destination for bird- and butterfly-watchers alike. There are trails for those who want to hike, shallow waters for canoeing, and beautiful beaches for those hot summer days.
Source: Parks Canada [http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/pn-np/on/pelee/index.aspx]
Georgian Bay Islands National Park
If you’re looking for an awe-inspiring destination, Georgian Bay Islands is the place for you—the famed Group of Seven drew inspiration from this park’s stunning scenery. The park is only accessible by boat, so this destination is great for families camping in tents or planning to use the park’s accommodations.
Source: Parks Canada [http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/pn-np/on/georg/index.aspx]
Pukaskwa National Park
Located south of Marathon, Pukaskwa is a breathtaking, rugged destination cited as being the only “true wilderness park in Canada’s National Park system in Ontario” [source: http://www.out-there.com/pukaskwa_national_park.htm]. Looking out over the rock formation along Lake Superior’s coast, it’s not hard to see why. Be sure to check out Pukaskwa if you’re an avid canoeist, seasoned hiker, or love sea kayaking!
Source: Hike Bike Travel [http://www.hikebiketravel.com/27736/hiking-coastal-trail-pukaskwa-national-park/]
Thousand Islands National Park
Living up to its name, the Thousand Islands are made up of 1,864 islands. Of course, not all of those belong to the national park, but there are plenty to go around! This beautiful park nestled in the waters between Canada and the United States is the ultimate portaging playground.
Source: Government of Canada [http://news.gc.ca/web/article-en.do?nid=1001629]