Luxury winter camping and glamping in Ontario
Drawing on traditional practices and innovative designs, geodesic domes and yurt structures allow you to retreat to nature during the winter season while staying toasty warm even on the coldest nights.
Note: With limited availability of winter glamping opportunities in Ontario, you’ll need to plan and book these well in advance. The experience is worth the wait.
Winter glamping is truly comfortable and cozy in geodesic domes. This structure combines a semi-circular arch and polyhedron or triangular designs resulting in a very sturdy dwelling that can weather harsh environmental elements, including strong winds and heavy snow.
Approximately a one-hour drive northeast of Toronto, nestled in a quiet forest on the small peninsula of Scugog Island in Lake Scugog, Birchwood offers two ultra-deluxe geodesic dome glamping sites.
Each heated dome features a sleeping, dining and living area, tasteful decor, floor-to-ceiling windows and a moonroof above the bed. Fresh towels and linens, a barbeque, firewood and free wi-fi are provided.
Location: Port Perry
The ultimate eco-retreat awaits at Glen Oro Farm, an operational equestrian facility in the scenic hills and forests of Oro-Medonte, just north of Barrie.
All your comforts are met and your connection to nature is exceeded with their luxury stargazer domes.
Book a visit to the on-site cedar barrel, Finnish-style sauna, or cozy up by the outdoor fire and stay warm with a wood stove instead. Watch the starry night sky above the roomy king-sized bed. Environmentally-friendly en suite bathrooms and kitchenettes complete the glamping experience.
Location: 2574 10 Line North, Hawkestone
Soak in the beauty of nature, from the bright snow illuminated in the sunshine to the starry night sky, with the comforts of soft sheets, a roaring fire and slow-cooked food.
Retreat to nature in one of four secluded geodesic domes in South Georgian Bay’s Grey County.
Location: 145166, Side Road 16, Meaford
Camp Adelaide is a four-season, family-friendly outdoor nature retreat and campground in the Haliburton region that offers a variety of unique accommodation structures, including spacious bubble domes and large lakeside and forest-facing geo-domes.
Warmed by a fireplace, each structure is comfortably furnished with beds, seating areas, lights, and power outlets, while shared kitchen and washroom facilities are close by.
Note: Bedding and linens are not provided.
Location: 15372 Highway 118, Haliburton
The Canopy is a private geo dome surrounded by mature forest close to Eagle Lake and Silent Lake Provincial Park in Haliburton Highlands.
You’ll feel immersed in nature with panoramic windows, including a starlight window above. The dome rests on a large wooden deck, with a barbeque and outside firepit and a cozy fireplace inside.
Note: Bedding and towels are not provided.
Location: Haliburton Highlands
Located in the heart of Essex County wine country on the coast of Lake Erie, two geodesic domes remain available to book throughout the winter season.
Each dome features cozy beds, an indoor wood-burning fireplace, lounge area, drinkable water supply, heat, electricity and an outdoor fire pit.
Location: 225 County Road 50 East, Harrow
Panoramic floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking a private pond, a fireplace, queen sized bed and outdoor deck with a fire pit and hot tub make this luxury dome the perfect romantic glamping getaway just 30 minutes from Niagara Falls.
Location: 825 Barrick Road, Port Colborne
Originating in Mongolia and designed for a nomadic way of life, yurts are tent-like shelters that are round, compact, lightweight and portable. Traditionally, a yurt would consist of a round wooden ribbed or latticed frame covered with animal skins.
In Ontario, yurts have been adapted to suit the Canadian climate and satisfy the glamping trend with wood stoves, insulated canvas walls and in some cases luxurious features like rugs, four-poster beds, kitchen facilities and more.
A few minutes’ drive north of Mattawa in the beautiful wilderness overlooking eastern Ontario’s Laurentian Mountain, this four-season resort invites you to embrace the beauty and adventure of winter.
Stay in an off-grid traditional hand-made Mongolian yurt that exudes coziness and comfort while also minimizing your ecological footprint.
Your visit is complete with an indoor fireplace, cooking facilities, natural spring water and compost toilet. Bring your own bedding, food and towels.
There’s also a larger Pacific yurt and two new geodesic domes available to rent at the eco-lodge.
Location: 574 Snake Creek Road, Mattawa
Located in Almaguin Highlands, a short distance from both Algonquin and Arrowheard Provincial Parks, Pit Stop 518 offers four authentic family-friendly yurts to choose from.
Each is furnished with everything you'll need for a unique and cozy getaway, including bedding, basic dishes and cutlery, coffee and tea station, wood burning stove and portable power stations.
Pit Stop 518 is also a fully licenced restaurant, so you can select a food and accommodation yurt package.
Location: 1734 Highway 518 East, Kearney
Last updated: January 19, 2023