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Campground Reservations Now Available for National Parks in Ontario

Parks Canada has officially launched the reservation system for the 2024 camping and boating season across Ontario’s (Canada) national parks, expecting to welcome outdoor enthusiasts.

This announcement covers a range of sought-after destinations, including Cyprus Lake campgrounds, Bruce Peninsula National Park’s backcountry camping, and the remote Flowerpot Island in Fathom Five National Marine Park.

The reservation openings extend to several other key outdoor locations: Georgian Bay Islands National Park, Point Pelee National Park, Pukaskwa National Park, and the Thousand Islands area. These parks are known for their breathtaking landscapes and offer a variety of camping experiences, from backcountry adventures to family-friendly sites.

For those planning to explore the historic waterways of Ontario, the Rideau Canal National Historic Site and Trent-Severn Waterway National Historic Site have also begun accepting reservations for camping spots. These sites provide unique opportunities to camp along historic and scenic routes, appealing to boating enthusiasts and history buffs.

Parking reservations at Bruce Peninsula National Park for the Grotto and Halfway Dump areas are now open as well. The Grotto, known for being the park’s most visited site, requires a parking reservation for access, emphasizing the importance of early booking to secure a spot. Parking for the Grotto is available from May 1 to October 31 and for Halfway Dump from June 15 to September 2.

In addition to camping reservations, Parks Canada is facilitating access to the boat-only accessible Georgian Bay Islands National Park through the Day Tripper boat taxi service. 

The announcement also includes campground reservations for National Parks in Western Canada.

Reservation details for the Daytripper boat service and parking facilities highlight the logistical aspects of planning a visit to these parks. The Daytripper boat reservations are available for dates between May 17 and October 14, 2024, facilitating access to the Georgian Bay Islands National Park.

For more information about the reservations, visit reservation.pc.gc.ca.

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Nancy Mitchell
Nancy Mitchell
February 24, 2024 5:29 pm

Just wanted to share that Parks Canada now offers guided hikes and interpretive programs in addition to camping and boating reservations for Ontario’s national parks in 2024. It’s a great way to enrich your outdoor adventures and delve deeper into the natural and cultural wonders of these awesome destinations.


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