Outdoor Adventure

You’ve gotta try this: Winter Camping in Ontario

Ontario’s outdoors are well known for their spectacular summer camping…but the adventure doesn’t end when the snow falls! Here are our picks for a memorable winter camping experience.

1. Mew Lake, Algonquin Park

Open year round, Mew Lake at Algonquin Park features heated yurts – perfect if you are looking to ease into the winter camping experience! Wondering what a yurt is? They’re a modern version of a traditional dwelling used by the nomads of Central Asia and are a semi-permanent tent-like structure. While they are similar to tents, they are much stronger and offer better shelter from the weather. The yurts Mew Lake can accommodate up to six people, and are accessible by vehicle.

During your stay take advantage of Algonquin Park’s three trail networks specifically designed and reserved for cross-country skiing, including the The Leaf Lake Ski Trail system known for its beautiful vistas.

2. Cyprus Lake, Bruce Peninsula National Park of Canada

One of Ontario’s most popular campgrounds in the summer, a winter trip to Cyprus Lake offers a quieter and reflective atmosphere. You can book a site at Cyprus Lake campground throughout the winter, but book early! Their winter camping sites are booked on a first-come, first-served basis.

During the winter months visitors may use the Bruce Peninsula National Park for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and camping. With the beautiful vistas over-looking Georgian Bay, the Bruce is the perfect place place to cross-country ski or snowshoe and offers a world class cross-country ski experience!

3. Killarney Provincal Park

Killarney offers something for every sort of winter camper – from the comfort of an all season yurt to the opportunity to bring your own tent. Wondering exactly what to expect? Outdoor expert Kevin Callen shares his winter experience in Killarney:

Warm up in comfort

Of course, knowing a warm bed is always nearby is a comforting thought. After you’ve experienced winter camping, warm up in one of these local lodges

Algonquin Provincial Park


Killarney Provincial Park

Bruce Peninsula National Park

Would you ever go Winter Camping? Have you had a memorable winter camping trip? Share your best Ontario Winter Camping stories!

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