Exploring Southern Ontario: A 3-Day Campervan Road Trip

Ready for a whirlwind road trip through Southern Ontario? Start in Ottawa and make your way through Algonquin Provincial Park, Arrowhead Provincial Park, Bruce Peninsula, and finally, Toronto. Let’s dive into the highlights of each stop!

Day 1: Ottawa to Algonquin Provincial Park

Morning Departure from Ottawa: Kick off your adventure in Ottawa with a stroll around Parliament Hill before grabbing your Karma Campervan taking full advantage of our automated contactless pick up. Grab a coffee from our friends at Bridgehead Coffee company or stroll through the ByWard Market before hitting the road.

Highlight: Algonquin Provincial Park By afternoon, you’ll arrive at Algonquin Provincial Park, a haven for outdoor enthusiasts. Set up camp at Lake of Two Rivers Campground, a popular spot with beautiful lake views.

Don’t Miss: Take a hike along the Booth’s Rock Trail for stunning panoramas of the park. As Travel Ontario puts it, “Algonquin’s vibrant wilderness and serene lakes offer a quintessential Canadian outdoor experience.”

Day 2: Algonquin Provincial Park to Arrowhead Provincial Park

Morning Drive to Arrowhead Provincial Park: After a night under the stars, enjoy a hearty breakfast before heading to Arrowhead Provincial Park, just a short drive away.

Highlight: Arrowhead Provincial Park Arrowhead is known for its scenic landscapes and well-maintained trails. Set up camp at Roe Campground, which offers easy access to many park amenities.

Don’t Miss: Stubbs Falls Trail is a must-see, leading to a picturesque waterfall. According to Travel Ontario, “Arrowhead’s natural beauty is highlighted by its stunning waterfalls and tranquil rivers.”

Day 3: Arrowhead Provincial Park to Bruce Peninsula to Toronto

Morning Drive to Bruce Peninsula: Start your day early and head towards Bruce Peninsula National Park. This park is renowned for its dramatic cliffs and turquoise waters.

Highlight: Bruce Peninsula National Park Arrive at Bruce Peninsula National Park by late morning. Cyprus Lake Campground is a great spot to set up your tent, with easy access to the park’s main attractions.

Don’t Miss: Explore the Grotto, a stunning sea cave with crystal-clear waters. Travel Ontario notes, “The Grotto at Bruce Peninsula is a breathtaking natural wonder that should be on everyone’s bucket list.”

Final Stop: Toronto Wrap up your road trip in Toronto, Canada’s largest and most vibrant city. Park downtown and take a walk through the Distillery District, enjoy the view from the CN Tower, or relax at the Toronto Islands. While camping might not be on the agenda here, the city offers a wide range of accommodations from luxury hotels to budget-friendly hostels. Take your time as you don’t need to drop your campervan off until just before midnight (a feature unique to Karma Campervans!)

Tips for the Trip:

  • Packing: Don’t forget your camping gear, favourite camping food, and some sturdy hiking boots.
  • Navigation: Ensure your GPS is updated, and have a physical map as a backup.
  • Timing: Late spring to early fall is ideal for this road trip, offering the best weather and scenery.

Southern Ontario’s mix of natural beauty and urban excitement makes it the perfect destination for a memorable campervan rental road trip. Gather your camping partner and hit the road for an adventure that’s sure to impress!

Quote Sources:

  • Travel Ontario.


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