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What Makes Northeastern Ontario an RV Tourer's Paradise?

What Makes Northeastern Ontario an RV Tourer's Paradise?

Find you routes, parks, dumping stations, and much more!

Everything you need to know about RV touring in Northeastern Ontario.

During these difficult times, getting back into the outdoors with family and friends is more crucial than ever. We need the peace and connection of the wilderness to help calm our spirits as we make our way through these uncharted waters. Northeastern Ontario is happy to announce that travel to lodges, camps, and resorts in Ontario has re-opened, and we're happy to share these stories of travel ideas with you. Please check with the local businesses to ensure they are ready to accept guests again, as it does take some time to put the appropriate safety measures in place.

Exploring new places by RV is a one-of-a-kind experience that gives you everything great about outdoor adventure and touring combined in one. 

Across Northeastern Ontario there is almost unlimited access to amazing RV camping in provincial parks, as well as some very accommodating private campgrounds offering everything you need for comfortable trailer or RV camping. RV touring also provides you with the invaluable opportunity enjoy your loved ones' company, great conversation, and unique sightseeing on the open roads of Northeastern Ontario.

It is well known that camping across the North is top-notch, but you don't hear too many people talking about the great touring routes that we are home to. Northeastern Ontario is home to some very scenic highways and great "off-road" trail systems for the gravel roads lover!

Find your campground

Ontario Parks makes it easy fo find a perfect location to camp. They developed a reservation system on their website so you can input information about the size of your RV and what type of an experience you are looking for. Then the it will provide you with options based on your responses.

Here are some of our favourite Ontario Provincial Parks in Northeastern Ontario offering great experiences for RV camping:

There are many other fantastic provincial parks in our region that offer RV camping, and all important information on them can all be found here.

Camping in Ontario Parks is great for so many reasons, but if you are interested in checking out some private/family-run campgrounds, we suggest checking Camping in Ontario who can assist you in selecting criteria for a campsite. Their extensive database will provide you with options for campgrounds to fit a variety of desires. A onw of our staff favourite's is Camp Conewango with sandy beaches, wide open lawns and play areas for children!

Camp Conewango.

Manitoulin Island is definitely a dream location for RV lovers. The Island is extremely accessible offering wide open roads, beautiful scenery, and lots of great camping options. The ability to get to the Island via the MS Chi-Cheemaun  from Southern Ontario making perfect experience for a weekend adventure. Below are a few of the privately run campgrounds on Manitoulin Island:

how to experience rving

If you are interested in trying out RVing, there are some easy ways that you can rent one in Ontario which will allow you to see how you like it before considering a purchase. Getting in to RV touring is a big investment, so the ability to rent one and see what it is all about would be a great option for a family who is curious about going on a vcation by way of RV. 

Go RVing Ontario has developed a great database of RV dealers across Ontario. Check out this page to view their list of dealerships and find one near you. We highly recommend checking out our friends at Fraserway RV in Cookstown Ontario who have a wide selection of RVs and trailers available for rent or purchase.

things to know before you go

If you are not familiar with this area and are looking to plan a trip in Northeastern Ontario, we have some helpful resources which will make this process much easier. We have developed five main touring routes throughout the region, each presenting a different type of trip ranging from shorter more direct trips to longer adventures with great camping opportunities. Go Tour Ontario has an awesome resource that provides information on all types of routes across Ontario.

Once you have your trip planned, another important thing to plan for is the location of dumping stations. Once again, there is a free easy to use tool created by Sanidumps which will show you where the dumping stations are nearest to you!

RV touring is a great way to see Northeastern Ontario, and provides one of the best vacation opportunities available to enjoy everything about camping while still having a private comfortable home base (that is also mobile). For a great guide to RVing for beginners, check out this article. There is no better time to try RVing in Northeastern Ontario than this upcoming summer!

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