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Magical Glamping Spots in Ontario

Summer weather is here and that means it’s camping season! Camping is tons of fun and a great way to get away and spend some quality time outdoors. Camping in a tent isn’t for everyone, so why not Glamp instead! Glamping is an elevated form of traditional camping which offers more fancy accommodations and facilities. Each Glamping experience and location is different and offers different stay options like Tipi’s, Luxury Tents, Domes and more. Ontario has great locations for Glamping across the province in magical settings and are the unique summer experience you’ve been looking for! Here are some great places to check out this summer for an awesome experience with amazing photo ops.

Glamping in Yurts

article1may312022.jpgIn Mattawa, book a Yurt to explore all that nature has to offer. Nature’s Harmony has two different types of Yurts to choose from, The Pacific Yurt or the Mongolian Yurt. Each sleeps up to four people, has 800 sq. ft. of space, a large wood stove for heating, and a fully equipped kitchen and BBQ for cooking. In Kawartha Lakes you’ll find another Yurt Glamping experience at Ecofiest Yurts. There are three different Yurts to choose from all located on the semi-private Beach Lake. Enjoy connecting with nature on the private 85-acre property where you can go hiking, biking, visit mineral springs, and explore the unique geology of the area. Explore Bruce Peninsula National Park and stay the night in a Yurt along the shore of Cyprus Lake in one of ten yurts. This stunning location provides views for days with tons of outdoor activities while staying in a cozy Yurt with your own deck, campfire, BBQ, skylight dome and a comfy bed.

Glamping in Domes & Bubble Tents

article2may312022.jpgAlgonquin Park is known for its incredible outdoor adventures, including camping and glamping. At Four Corners Algonquin just outside the Park, you can rent a Bubble tent, a Safari Tent, a Pole Tent or a Tiny Home for a unique Glamping experience under the stars! In Oro-Medonte take Glamping to a whole new level with Luxury Camping at Glen-Oro Farm.  This Eco-Retreat location focuses on sustainability and the importance of our natural environment where you’ll stay in an Explorer’s Tent or a Stargazer Dome. Each accommodation has a king sized bed, a private campfire pit, friendly wood-pellet stove or a traditional wood stove, and a cedar barrel sauna. In Port Perry you’ll find stunning Glamping Domes to book at Birchwood Luxury Camping. Just one-hour from Toronto, stay in a private forest on Scugog Island in a 24ft dome that has heating and cooling, a moonroof, a queen bed, kitchenette, dining and living area and. free wifi.

Glamping in Luxury Tents

article3may312022.jpgIn Grafton, book a glamping experience away from the hustle and bustle at Whispering Springs where you’ll get a king-size bed, mood lighting, modern amenities and more, while having a memorable time sleeping outdoors in comfort. Choose from different tent options like a Treetop tent or one of four different Safari Tent options. In St. Williams you’ll find your next Glamping experience spot, Long Point Eco-Adventures. This Resort provides glamping suites and outdoor adventures like a large hiking trail network and being close to Turkey Point Beach. Each tent comes with comfy beds, a private fire pit, full bathroom and wi-fi. In Muskoka, stay in a Glamping Tent Suite that’s an Instagrammers paradise.  These beautiful tents at The Northridge Inn are decorated to impress and come with the amenities you’re looking for while staying in Muskoka on Lake Bernard with a private porch, fresh air, and large luxurious suite space.

Glamping in Tipis & Treehouses

article4may312022.jpgRenew your mind, body, and spirit on a unique adventure while Glamping in a Tipi!  Located on 80 acres of lush forest with a large fresh water pond, Tipi Adventure in Muskoka has three different Tipi’s to choose from that each sleep up to 10 people. Cots, dishes, pots, & utensils are provided and each Tipi is fireproof and mosquito proof. In Ottawa, book a Rustic Treehouse that secluded so you can really switch off.  The Treehouse is 9 feet off the ground, has incredible views of the surrounding area, an outdoor shower, an onsite pond from the furnished deck, and comes with a queen size bed and linens. In Lanark Highlands stay at an Eco-Friendly Waterfront Treehouse! This rustic Treehouse is handmade and is 22 feet off the ground. During your stay you’ll have a fridge, microwave, induction plates, BBQ, sink, composting toilet, outhouse, and hot water outdoor shower to live life simply while enjoying making memories in the outdoors.


Featured Events


June 1-30, 2022
Toronto, Ontario

featuredevents1may312022.jpgExciting global celebration filled with great entertainment, activism, education & the history & culture of global LGBTQ communities. Join in the fun and celebrations with 10 open-air stages featuring all different kinds of live music, a human rights conference, family fun, parades, cultural events and more!  Toronto is the first World Pride celebration held in North America & only the 4th in the world.


June 1 - July 3, 2022
Ottawa, Ontario

featuredevents2may312022.jpgIn the heart of the nation’s capital this summer, the TD Ottawa Jazz Festival celebrates its 40th anniversary with the jazz world’s most renowned and celebrated artists. Join in for 13 days of more than 800 musicians performing in more than 100 paid and free concerts. As the longest running jazz festival in Ontario and the second oldest in Canada, the Festival is one you don’t want to miss out on.


June 14th-17th, 2022
Pelham, Ontario

revfeaturedevents3may312022.jpgCelebrating the 10th year in 2022, experience the award winning 4-day free family festival. With live music and entertainment for all ages, a street festival, kid zone, retail and food vendors, car show, arts, crafts, wine garden, beer pavilion and Sunday morning breakfast in Peace Park...there is something for everyone!  Come and "Chill on the Hill" in downtown Fonthill.

Featured festival:  Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival

featuredmay312022.jpgThe Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival is back! Head to Ottawa on June 24-26 for three days of free admission to concerts, a children's area, exhibitors, delicious food and exciting Dragon Boat racing. Headlining are The Strumbellas and Serena Ryder with guests Rebelle, Steve Neville, Stoby, Frown Line and many more! This year for the first time, the festival is showcasing a two-person dragon boat called the DragonFly! If you're looking to join the races, this festival is great for all skill levels. You can sign up and compete in a variety of divisions!


CONTEST ANNOUNCEMENTS - Win tickets in our upcoming contests!

contestmay312022.jpgOur current contest, running until June 1st, is for 1 Lucky Winner who will win 4 tickets for the Festival including 2 beer tokens with each ticket. Upcoming contests are to win a Stay & Raft package for two people at Owl rafting and 2 all day passes to the Guelph Multicultural Festival! We have new contests happening all the time, so make sure to check out our ongoing contests on our Instagram and Facebook pages!

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