Just as it sounds, glamping is glamourous camping. Glamping involves traditional benefits of camping like being close to nature and dining outdoors, but with a luxurious upgrade in accommodations and facilities.

Quick guide to glamping in Ontario

Catered glamping vs do-it-yourself (DIY)

Fully catered glamping sites are the perfect option for those that want to arrive and have all the work done for them. Most glamping companies will supply all everything you need to be comfortable, including bedding, linens and food.

Do-it-yourself glamping can take a little more planning and effort. You still enjoy staying in a more permanent structure than a tent, but like traditional camping, you pack along your own supplies and food.

Types of glamping

Glamping structures in Ontario include: 

Prospector tents: large, canvas tents usually erected on a wooden platform

Yurts: round or octagon-shaped structures that are often equipped with electric or wood-burning fireplace

Tiny cabins: miniature wooden or log homes that include sleeping, cooking and sometimes bathroom facilities featuring space-saving elements

Tree houses: small buildings constructed above ground on stilts or built between branches and tree trunks

Know before you go

Glamping getaways

When looking for the perfect glamping getaway, it is always recommended to make a reservation in advance.

With glamping increasing in popularity, booking accommodations ahead of time is the only way to ensure you get to experience Ontario in this unique way.

Last updated: May 6, 2024

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