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Glamping - Have you tried it yet?

Glamping - Have you tried it yet?

Wild Exodus, Timmins

It's camping with all the comforts of home

Glamping combines the best of both worlds - exciting outdoor activities with the luxury of a comfortable sleep.

Glamping has been gaining popularity and momentum throughout Europe, US and Canada.  For decades, it has provided people a comfortable and luxurious way to experience the wonders of the great outdoors in Africa, Thailand and many other countries, and is now a hot trend in Ontario. 

Glamping combines the best of both worlds – exciting outdoor activities such as wildlife viewing, hiking, paddling, cycling, etc. with the luxury of a comfortable sleeping area and in many cases, full-course meals and guiding services.  Sleeping areas vary from well-appointed, pre-pitched platform tents to teepees to yurts.

It is the perfect way to experience nature – but with all the comforts of home, especially in the Spring and Fall. Some locations are even open in the winter.  

Here’s some of what Ontario has to offer:

Bartlett Lodge brings back old time Algonquin Park accommodation for those looking for a vacation experience with a difference.  A Tent and Breakfast Stay includes a night in one of our new resort platform tents. Think of it as a cabin with a casual roof.

Each tent is fully furnished with a king size bed and an inside seating area, as well as a deck.  The king size bed can be converted to two single beds. Battery operated lamps provide safe soft lighting. Complete towel and bedding service is included. A new washroom building, with showers, is adjacent to the tents. The crowning touch is a deluxe breakfast in the Lodge Dining Room.  Certainly a novel way to experience Algonquin resort accommodation in a historical sense without giving up some of the current comforts you'd expect at a resort. Open May to October. 

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.

Reconnect with nature in style and sophistication in this luxury glamping experience. Lounge by the fire in their rustic, lodge-inspired guest pavilion or explore 200 acres of pristine wilderness. The elegant safari tents, with private ensuite washrooms, allow you to connect with nature without compromising comfort or convenience. Open May to October. 

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 small 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.  Open Year-round. 

Nestled on a hillside surrounded by the lush greenery of the forest at the edge of Algonquin Park, these clean and dry wood and canvas structures offer a chance to sleep in the fresh forest air.  With feather duvets and colourful sheets, it truly is glamourous camping.  See the photo library of canvas cabin accommodations. Availalable May to September. The eco-lodge is open year-round. 

Spirit Island Adventures 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, let Spirit Island Adventures be your hosts to discover the powers of the ‘M’Nidoo M’Niss’.


Premium Teepee 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.

Situated not far from the Grand River, Oakwood Escape offers luxury camping on a working farm, that provides many experiential, educational, fun and luxurious activities.  The tents are spacious with comfortable beds and bedding, as well as homemade furniture, made on site.  Explore the untouched, beautiful Carolinian forest. Only open in August.

From the floatplane ride to Obabika Lake in the Temagami region to the unique culinary offerings and the private tents complete with Egyptian cotton sheets, nothing is spared to ensure ulitmate comfort in the wilderness. 

Stay in tipis in the midst of beautiful Muskoka. Each tipi sleeps 10 comfortably and is equipped with costs and futon bed. Enjoy hiking, mountain biking, swiming and more. ATV and pet friendly. 

Wilderness Suites provides the comforts of home with views, sounds and sensations seldom, if ever, experienced elsewhere in the world! Tastefully furnished to create an authentic and relaxed atmosphere, the decor has been picked to match with local tastes and history.

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Overlooking the amazing view of Long Point Bay, you can do as much (ziplining, mountain biking, star gazing and more) or as little as you want but we hope you don't just stay in bed! Come and experience the comfort of home in the heart of the wilderness in Norfolk County, Ontario Canada.  Glamping with adventure on your doorstep!  Open May to end of October. 

The ten yurts along the shore of Cyprus Lake offer campers a new and unique experience. 

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After enjoying hiking, birdwatching and other adventures in the Park, gaze up at the starry sky though the skylight dome as you drift off to sleep in a comfortable bed. Available from mid-May to October.  

Rough it in comfort in oTENTiks, part cabin and part tent in the Thousand Islands National Park, Georgian Bay Islands National Park, Trent-Severn Waterway National Historic Site or the Rideau Canal National Historic Site. 

Eleven Ontario Parks offer yurt accommodations. These semi-permanent canvas structures provide comfortable sleeping and relaxation areas.  Yurts are located at:  Algonquin Park, Bon Echo, Bronte Creek, Charleston Lake, Killarney, MacGregor Point, Pancake Bay, Pinery, Quetico, Silent Lake and Windy Lake.  Most avaiilable year-round.  

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