Gather 'round The Campfire
Those who have an outdoor-loving family will be up for these adventurous family-friendly camping destinations in Canada, which offer much more than just a place to set-up camp. Check them out!
Miracle Beach Provincial Park, Vancouver Island
An extremely popular camping destination during the summer (you'll want to be sure to make reservations), but open year-round, Miracle Beach offers the perfect spot for family fun. Sandy beaches for swimming, forest trails, and a wildlife viewing area are available for campers. Amenities include toilets, showers, and adventure-type playground, a visitor's center and nature house with aquariums, educational shows in the open-air amphitheater, and brochures outlining nature trails. The park is accessible for the disabled.
A mere three hours drive from Toronto, Bon Echo is known for the provincial park, but five minutes south of the park there is a family-oriented campground which may be worth a peek! The forested site boasts a sandy beach, modern conveniences (yes, they have WiFi!), and offers cottages and trailers for rent. The family can partake in fishing, boating, canoeing, kayaking, and swimming. Nearby there are golf courses, tennis courts, hiking trails, underground caves, horseback riding, even an enchanted forest!
1178 Head Road, Cloyne, ON K0H 1K0. Camping Season: May 15 - October 15.
This is one place that is utterly geared to family fun! Activities offered onsite include a heated swimming pool, beach sand volleyball, horseshoe pits, walking trails, communal fire pit, karaoke, mini-putt golf, playground, pedal carts, wagon rides, cartoons, activity pavilion, and photo ops with Yogi and his pals! If that's not enough, consider that you can rent a furnished yurt to camp in, and that it's only a twenty-minute drive to Canada's Wonderland theme park.
3666 Simcoe Road 88, R.R. #1, Bradford, Ontario, Canada, L3Z 2A4. Camping Season: Opens May 1.
This award-winning campground is situated in a peaceful, green environment just east of the alpine skiing mountain. Modern amenities, including high-speed wireless, are available, as are trailer rentals. Family fun options include: beach swimming, waterslides, playground, fitness/adventure trail, a small farm, horseshoes and oversized games, movies, games room, and gondola rides. The surrounding area has numerous other choices on offer such as paragliding and canyoning!
2000, boul. Beau Pré, Beaupré, QC, G0A 1E0. Camping Season: Mid-May - Mid-October.