As warm weather returns, nature lovers throughout Ontario are dreaming of a return to their long-lost RVs. Unfortunately, RVing remains on pause for now. Such is the reality of pandemic-era travel. There is light at the end of the tunnel, however, and soon, we can hit the road for the outdoor adventures we so desperately need.
Until then, it doesn’t hurt to plan for the next big journey. After so much sacrifice, it’s time to do it up with a truly memorable trip. Why not give glamping a try? This unique approach combines the tranquillity of the natural world with the pampering you’d expect from a luxurious hotel. Consider adding these top destinations to your Canada camping bucket list:
Discover the beauty of Canada’s boreal forest without skimping on your accommodations. With WildExodus Travel, you’ll have no trouble getting comfy in a cute cabin or a heated tent with a queen bed and a lake view. Pet-friendly lodging allows you to vacation alongside your canine companion. When you’re not relaxing at your cozy glamping site, you’ll be hiking the Bart Thompson Trail or watching the birds at Hersey Lake Conservation Area.
If you’ve ever dreamed of sleeping in a treehouse, here is your opportunity to make this concept a reality. Head to Canopée Lit in Quebec, where you can take in an incredible view from the unique vantage point of a treehouse. The serenity you’ll find here is indescribable, as are the views of the boreal forest and the fjord. Amenities such as kitchenettes and breakfasts delivered directly to the cabins make this destination even more compelling. If you’re on the hunt for an even more memorable stay, try one of Canopée Lit’s bubbles, which grant you a stunning view of the starry sky at night.
Bel Air Resort Mont-Tremblant
Another great option for glamping in Quebec, Bel Air Resort Mont-Tremblant boasts gorgeous dome accommodations with private hot tubs and saunas. King-size beds provide plenty of comfort, while gas fireplaces deliver the perfect touch of ambiance for a romantic evening. The outdoor terrace offers sweeping views, which, in spite of all the luxuries provided at this property, will have you feeling one with nature.
When you’re not relaxing in your private dome, you’ll be hanging out at the vast clubhouse. There, you’ll find a bistro, spa, tennis court, and even a theatre room. Playgrounds and game rooms will keep young travellers entertained, making this as wonderful a family destination as it is a romantic getaway.
Gros Morne National Park oTENTiks
Do you prefer a glamping site that focuses a bit more on the camping side of the experience? Try the oTENTiks at Gros Morne National Park, which grant you easy access to the best of the park at a reasonable price. While you’ll need to bring your own bedding, food, and cooking gear, you can make the most of your accommodation’s furniture and lighting — and skip the setup process. A rustic cabin is also available near Berry Hill Pond. Whether you opt for a cabin or an oTENTik, you will fall in love with the dramatic views at this UNESCO World Heritage site.
If you’re unable to venture far from Toronto, you’re in luck: Outpost Co. provides all the peace and quiet of a typical glamping experience but also proximity to the big city. This destination encourages you and your loved ones to truly unplug as you relax in your safari tent. You’ll have no trouble getting a full night’s sleep with your tent’s eiderdown duvets and Egyptian cotton linens. Don’t worry about meals; top Toronto restaurateurs handle all cuisine so you can focus on the delight of sampling local foods. Up the ante with all-inclusive packages featuring premium wines and spirits.
Free Spirit Sphere
No glamping accommodations look quite like the Free Spirit Spheres in British Columbia’s Qualicum Beach. These spherical treehouses are true works of art. Inside, they are small, but cozy, with sound systems allowing you to jam out to your favourite tracks in the heart of the forest. Complimentary tea and coffee are provided, as is a tasty snack upon arrival. Don’t forget to visit the large pond near the centre of the property. There, you’ll find tranquil views and excellent birdwatching opportunities.
Whether your idea of the perfect getaway includes a treehouse extravaganza or stargazing from a bubble, you’ll have no trouble incorporating exciting and luxurious details in your next big adventure. Treat yourself to the beauty and luxury of glamping in Canada — you won’t regret it!
RV adventures are right around the corner. As you prepare, don’t forget to obtain insurance coverage for your RV and other vehicles. This will make it easier to enjoy your time on the road, no matter how you choose to travel.