Where to go Glamping in Ontario
Following in the tradition of the African safari camp, the Mongolian desert yurt, Indigenous teepees or the gold prospector’s tent, today’s growing trend of glamping invites you to experience the starry skies, crackling campfires and splendid nature of a camping trip without compromising on comfort or style.
These magical Ontario escapes truly put the glam in glamping.
Note: because most glamping sites operate seasonally and are intimate in scale, availability will be limited. Book ahead to avoid disappointment.
Glamping Sites in Ontario
Tucked away in the heart of Temagami (‘deep water’ in Ojibway), on Lake Obabika and surrounded by ancient white pine forests and big skies, this exclusive camp is only accessible by floatplane. The totally private, wall-to-wall carpeted safari-style tents are built on raised platforms and offer spectacular views, not to mention everything you’ll need for ultimate chill, including a private chef. Outpost Co. prides itself in offering the ultimate unplugged experience, open to just 48 guests per year.
Location: Lake Obabika
This waterfront B&B on the Seguin River offers a host of activities to connect you with nature, from sunrise yoga to hiking, paddling and biking. There are also shaded hammocks by the water, if that’s your interpretation of zen. The accommodations include rustic-chic tents in the woodland with hypo-allergenic pillows and cedar-lined outdoor showers.
Location: Parry Sound
Cottage country chic meets Canadiana at this idyllic resort setting on Lake Bernard. Besides the lodge, cabins and vintage airstream, they provide luxury glamping tent suites that offer picturesque lakefront views, solar electricity, a private fire pit and complimentary bath and shower products. Another bonus: this inn is dog-friendly.
Overlooking Long Point Bay and neighbouring Long Point Biosphere, this property serves up excitement from zip lining and canopy touring to kayaking, mountain biking and stargazing. Inspired by their adventures in Africa, the owners created 15 Wilderness Suites, each fitted with an indoor washroom, outdoor shower, hardwood floors and a private deck. You’ll also be treated to a hot buffet breakfast and an activities concierge.
Location: St. Williams
Combine deluxe comfort with simple farm life at Fronterra Farm Camp and Brewery in Prince Edward County. Pick your own fresh vegetables and dine under the stars before retiring to one of 10 enchanting Canadiana log-framed prospector tents with ensuite bathrooms, heated outdoor showers, big cozy beds and rustic wood floors.
Embrace Ontario’s wilderness in a terrycloth robe while enjoying boutique-quality comforts in the rolling hills of Northumberland County. The tented digs are designed with a nod to Canada’s prospecting past and scattered throughout the property, each with private views of the spring-fed ponds and forest. You’ll love the ensuite washrooms with soaker tubs, mood lighting, luxurious linens and towels, and Muskoka chairs on the deck.
Experience Northern Ontario’s boreal forest and legendary star-sparkled skies in style in one of six rustic chic prospector glamping tents with raised flooring, fine log furniture, a plush queen bed, delicious local eats and room service.
Raised lakefront cotton canvas prospector-style tents are furnished with a queen bed, ensuite bathroom, wood-burning fireplace, teak furniture and offer access to a dining space and private cookhouse. This company offers ATV and UTV tours so you can indulge in high adrenaline outdoor adventure before you retire to your extravagant wilderness digs.
Located just outside of Caledon, Alabaster Acres offers visitors a taste of farm life plus the plush experience of luxury glamping. Sign up for gardening, handicraft or homesteading workshops, visit with the farm animals and turn in early to enjoy your ultra-relaxing glamp site.
Perched on the edge of Algonquin Provincial Park, Four Corners Algonquin offers an experience you can’t find anywhere else in Ontario. Bubble tent glamping is a one-of-a-kind, whimsical way to sleep under the stars and get closer to nature.
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Breath in the fresh, forest air while resting under soft, feather duvets in cozy, wood and canvas accommodations at Northern Edge Algonquin, a nature retreat designed for transformative group experiences.
Location: South River
Located within Algonquin Provincial Park, the lodge provides a selection of different ways to stay, including platformed glamping tents furnished with a king-sized bed, fine linens and battery-operated lamps.
Location: Algonquin Provincial Park
Stay in one of four adult-focused, luxury safari tents with private decks located on a small flower farm within walking distance of the quaint village of Elora.
Wake up to a cup of freshly brewed coffee in a luxurious glamping accommodation near Lynn River and Lynn Valley Trail. Privately surrounded by nature, the cozy glamping tents are made with all-Canadian materials and repurposed wood and come with modern amenities to make you feel at home.
Location: Port Dover
Last updated: May 31, 2022