I am continuing with my personal A-Z of Canada and this time – C is for camping in Canisbay Lake
One of the things we love about Canada the most is the vast, beautiful wilderness. Opportunities to go camping are abundant in every type of environment whether it is beaches, lakes, mountains or forests. On the long weekend last week we packed up the truck and headed 3 hours north to Algonquin Provincial Park. Something I should point out is that to Canadians camping is an Rv/Motorhome or Trailer/Caravan. When I say camping (which they call tenting!) I mean under canvas.
This was the first sight that greeted us at the entrance to the campground and I admit it freaked me out a bit. :-0
Although there were bear sightings close by we didn’t see any although we did see moose which I was really excited about.
Algonquin attracts over 250,000 visitors every year the vast majority of which are here for the camping, canoeing and hiking.
Unlike most UK campsites that are usually just a big field, Canadian campsites are often in forests with each site having it’s own little clearing complete with a fire pit.
One of my favourite parts of camping is sitting around the fire during the evening with a glass of wine while the kids toast marshmallows.
Another great thing about camping in Provincial or National parks is the hiking opportunities. Hiking trails are marked and advertised so you can get out right into the wilderness and see sights like these.
The Teen and the Tween also enjoyed themselves despite two days with no phone signal or internet access!
This summer we are planning more camping trips to get out and enjoy this stunning country we live in.