Northern Ontario

Outdoor Adventures

  • Agawa Backcountry Camping
  • Camping along Agawa River

Camp in Northern Ontario


A great campsite can be defined in many ways, depending on who you ask. While some people want to plug into full hookups and enjoy the comforts of home, while others prefer to hike or paddle into a secluded area and fend for themselves. Northern Ontario offers a plethora of camping experiences to suit all needs.

Municipally-operated campgrounds, such as those in Dryden, Thunder Bay and Marathon, offer a natural setting on the outskirts of town. Numerous provincial parks offer a variety of services including comfort stations with showers and laundry facilities, interpretive programs, canoe rentals and sites ranging from hook-ups to backcountry. The campground at Rushing River Provincial Park is nestled along the cascading rapids of the river, and campgrounds at both Neys and Pancake Bay Provincial offer sites adjacent to spectacular beaches. Killarney Provincial Park is considered one of the crown-jewels of Ontario Parks and is campground at George Lake Access Point makes an excellent base for exploring the park's interior.

Camping in Northern Ontario

Backcountry Site

Snowshoe Ski

The geography of Northern Ontario allows for numerous backcountry campsites across the north.

Full Service Site

Snowshoe Ski

Many of the provincial parks offer a variety of services including comfort stations with showers and laundry facilities, .