The Oxford Dictionary recognizes glamping as a noun, which means it has become a "thing." If you haven't heard about it yet, don't worry. Glamping was introduced to Canada and the United States only recently. The glamorous trend was adopted from places like Africa, Thailand and Great Britain, where people have been camping in the lap of luxury for decades.
Glamping provides the best of camping (nature, outdoors experiences, campfires, etc.), without the hassle of pitching a tent, unrolling a sleeping bag, and sleeping on/near the ground. Many glamping operators in Northeastern Ontario prepare packages, which include full-course meals and guided outdoor experiences.
Here are a few to consider:
Upscale Camping in the Canadian Boreal Forest
Wild Exodus, Timmins
Spring - Fall
Experience an all-inclusive upscale camping and luxury adventure vacation in Canada’s boreal forest. Enjoy excellent meals and comfortable sleeping accommodations while learning about the boreal forest, its evolution and man’s impact on it.
Ancient Pictographs, and Pampered Camping on Obabika Lake
Misabi Adventure Company, Temagami
Summer - Fall
Experience eco-friendly, comfortable camping in the rugged wilderness of the Temagami region, the world’s last great pine wilderness. Enjoy scrumptious meals, the wonders of nature and learn about Native traditions on this fully serviced experience.
Traditional Mongolian Yurt, Set in the Laurentian Mountains
Nature's Harmony, Mattawa Voyageur Country
This unique glamping site offers a fully-furnished traditional Mongolian Yurt in its own secluded wilderness setting with a private view of the Laurentian Mountains. The yurt is equipped with a woodstove, double bed and futon. The site also has a large deck with a BBQ. There is a composting toilet next to the site. In addition to the yurt, there is a fully-furnished canvas tent on a raised platform. The outdoor eco-showers are located close to the main lodge.
Discover the Stories of 'M'Nidoo M'Niss'
Spirit Island Adventures, Manitoulin Island
Spring - Fall
Spirit Island Adventures, in partnership with Great Spirit Circle Trail, will treat you with hospitality that reaches back centuries. With a rich storied history, crystal clear waters, and the vibrant culture of the Anishnabek people. Spirit Island Adventures will be your guide to discovering the powers of the ‘M’Nidoo M’Niss’.
The sites are outfitted with apple strip wood flooring, twin or king beds w/ plush duvets and 500 thread count sheet sets, Obusforme pillows, buffalo hides and furs, lounge chairs, and a memorable experience unfounded anywhere else.