8 Campervan Road Trip Experiences Within a Day’s Drive From Ottawa and Toronto

8 Campervan Road Trip Experiences Within a Day's Drive From Ottawa and Toronto

Drive away in your Karma campervan and discover the treasures of Ottawa and Toronto within a day’s drive. From serene provincial parks to charming lakeside retreats, these eight exciting road trip destinations promise adventure, nature, and unforgettable memories. Ready, set, Outdoors!

Fitzroy Provincial Park, Ontario

The park is a short 80 km drive from the Ottawa International Airport (YOW), Located in the Ottawa Valley. This campsite has waterfront sites with views opening to the Carp and Ottawa River. The park hosts two popular trails on the easy-moderate scale of difficulty. Carp Trail takes you along the banks of the river through mature forest, and Terraces trail takes you on a 2 km trail with small waterfalls and shale pillars that stand testament to time and erosion.

Fitzroy Harbor town is near the park, a small fishing community on the banks of the Mississippi River Snye.

Algonquin Provincial Park, Ontario

The location is under a 300 km drive from Toronto International Airport (YYZ), Located in Northern Ontario. This park hosts over ten campsites; popular among those is the Achray Campground, on the eastern side of the park along the shoreline of Grand Lake, where you can catch a beautiful sunset.

High Falls is a popular waterslide that can be reached by bushwhacking from the portage from St. Andrews Lake to High Falls Lake.

Bruce Peninsula National Park, Ontario

A little over 300 km drive from Toronto International Airport (YYZ), located on the Bruce peninsula. This park offers hiking trails that open to spectacular views of the cliffs. The Georgian Bay trail is a popular 3 km hike along the park’s scenic cliffs and shoreline.

Tobermory is a 20-minute drive from the park and home to two harbors. The town offers attractions like Greig’s Cave, Flowerpot Island, and Shipwrecks in the Big Tub Harbour.

Sandbanks Provincial Park, Ontario

Around 200 km drive from Toronto International Airport (YYZ), located on the banks of Lake Ontario. The park offers three expansive sandy beaches; Outlet Beach is famous for its shallow waters. It also has hiking trails, Lakeview Trail, which is 2.4 km long, trailing along wildflowers opening to a breathtaking view along Lake Ontario.

Killarney Provincial Park, Ontario

Around 400 kilometers north of Toronto International Airport (YYZ), Killarney Provincial Park is a stunning landscape of crystal-clear lakes and dense forests. The park offers some of the most spectacular hiking trails in Ontario, including the Granite Ridge Trail. This 2 km long hike provides a breathtaking view of the park from the La Cloche Mountains to Phillip Edwards Island to Georgian Bay on the horizon.

Rondeau Provincial Park, Ontario

A 300 km drive from the Toronto International Airport (YYZ), Rondeau Provincial Park offers a stretchy 11 km of sandy beaches on Lake Erie. The park is known for its three biking routes, totaling 38 km in length that travel through mature Carolinian forest. They also offer hiking trails, such as the Harrison trail, which is 7 km long and traverses through the forest and opens up to the seashore.

Awenda Provincial Park, Ontario

A 200 km drive from the Toronto International Airport (YYZ), Awenda Provincial Park offers lengthy trails with private campsites. The Bluff Trail is a 13 km long hike that travels through the dense forest, arriving at the junction Wendat trail, which circles kettle lake. The Beach trail is along the Georgian bay, which is famous for its flat 4 km round trip trail.

Frontenac Provincial Park, Ontario

A 150 km drive from the Ottawa International Airport (YOW), located north of Kingston. The park features campsites, hiking, swimming, and year-round backcountry recreation. The Slide Lake Loop is a 26 km round loop that trails through barren rock ridges and travels through several forests in various stages of succession for the adventurous. The Corridor Trail is a 5 km trail that travels along Big Salmon Road, a good cross-country trek. 

Book your Karma Campervan, pick up the amazing van at the Ottawa or Toronto locations, hit the road, and prepare to embark on an adventure of a lifetime, where every twist and turn reveals a new and unforgettable experience.

Click here to reserve your Karma Campervan and discover rugged natural beauty, towering trees, glistening glacial lakes, and tasty treats.

Happy Camping! We hope this guide helps you find your basecamp for adventure. Don’t forget to share your travels with us on social media using #GoodCamping and tagging @KarmaCampervans.


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