Lake Opeongo in Algonquin Provincial Park

As long as the weather is good enough for canoeing, Opeongo Lake is a great option for those who want to try backcountry camping for a night or two without having to buy lightweight gear – a kind of “hybrid” between car and backcountry camping.

Ferris Provincial Park in Campbellford, ON

Ferris Provincial Park is a small 1.98km² park located along the banks of the Trent River in Campbellford, ON. It features 10km of hiking trails, a suspension bridge over Ranney Gorge and 150 car camping sites in 2 campground loops.

Canada’s Camping Checklist & Beginners Guide – Printable PDF

Double-checking that you have everything you need for a safe, comfortable and fun time at National or Provincial parks or in the Canadian wilderness is important as many creature comforts won’t be as readily available once you’re there – especially if you’re venturing off the beaten trail.