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Algonquin Park

Algonquin is one of the largest provincial parks in Ontario. It covers 7,000 square kilometers of wilderness and has over 1,500 inland lakes and 2,000 canoe routes. There are plenty of trails and beaches for day visits, plus lots of overnight options, whether you're roughing it or glampinig.
Sandra Braun
A canoe on the shore at the edge of a lake.


Car camping was my family’s go-to summer vacation when I was a kid, and I loved it. But Alonquin was where I got a taste of real backwoods camping – sans car and cooler. For a few summers, I lived close to the park, so it was an easy weekend getaway. The boat set-ins are often busy with tourists, but with each portage, the crowds start to thin out, until it’s just you and the loons on a quiet lake. I love spending days swimming, exploring the lakes and rivers and…eating! Everything tastes better cooked over a campfire.

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