Camping in Canisbay Lake, Algonquin Provincial Park

I often review the campsites we stay at for a website called My Campsite Review, it’s a site I always use before I book a camping trip to get hints and tips on the best sites to choose so it’s only fair that I reciprocate by sharing my camping experiences with them.  Somehow I have managed to miss a few of our trips from the last couple of years both on and on here so I’m going to have a bit of a recap over the next couple of weeks and post some of my reviews under the new Camping Reviews tab up there ^^^ at the top 🙂


We stayed at Canisbay Lake in Algonquin Provincial Park in May 2013, in fact it was our first camping trip in Canada.


We had Site 188  a large flat electric site, it was quite a trek to the showers but has a vault toilet right nearby. It has good privacy as the site is long and thin so we pitched the tent at the back, away from the road. Most sites in this campground are large and offer good privacy.

Being early in the season meant we didn’t get to enjoy the lake at it’s best but  it sure made for a pretty view,  in fact I had a bit of a revelation while standing on the beach looking out at this;


The beach was lovely, albeit a bit small for such a large park but as were were there in May it wasn’t an issue for us.

The campground itself is quite big and ideally situated to explore the numerous hiking trails throughout Algonquin Provincial Park.



Beaver Pond Hike


My favourite Silent Sunday photo

Peck lake

May is an ideal time to spot migrating moose and we saw two, a young female and then this huge bull moose on Highway 60, close to the campground entrance.


While I would be reluctant to visit Algonquin in the height of the season, due mainly to the popularity of the park, I enjoyed visiting it off season and would do so again.

3 thoughts on “Camping in Canisbay Lake, Algonquin Provincial Park

  1. Holly

    It is beautiful and makes me so much more excited to go to Algonquin!! I wanna see a moose! I read you revelation and I often have to pinch myself – can’t believe this is my life and I love it!

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