So, you want to get away from the city this winter and out into nature, but you’re not loving the idea of sleeping in a freezing tent. Setting up camp in a snowbank is not everyone’s idea of a good time, but roofed accommodation could be the happy medium you’re looking for. You get the outdoorsy feel, just with a few extra comforts of home, such as running water, electricity and washrooms (depending on the type offered). Plus, having more privacy than staying at a hotel or resort sounds like a good idea these days. Here is our list of winter roofed camping accommodations at Ontario’s Provincial and National Parks, most within a day’s drive of Toronto.

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West of Toronto

Bruce Peninsula

Where: Cyprus Lake Campground, Tobermory
Accommodation: 10 Yurts (Pilot Project for Winter until April 30, 2022)
Activities: Hiking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, fishing, birding, animal watching

MacGregor Point

Where: 1593 Bruce Road 33, RR#1, Port Elgin
Accommodation: 12 Yurts
Activities: Natural skating paths, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling


Where: 9526 Lakeshore Road RR2, Grand Bend
Accommodation: 1 Camp Cabin, 1 Soft-Sided Shelter, 12 Yurts
Activities: Outdoor skating rink, cross-country skiing, hiking, snowshoeing, tobogganing

Point Pelee

Where: 1118 Point Pelee Drive, Leamington
Accommodation: 24 oTENTik (a cross between a tent and a rustic cabin)
Activities: Dark sky nights, hiking, birding

East of Toronto


Where: 3004 County Rd. 12 RR#1, Picton, Prince Edward County
Accommodation: 2 Cottages
Activities: Hiking, fishing, birding

Silent Lake

Where: 1589 Silent Lake Park Road, Bancroft
Accommodation: 10 Camp Cabins, 7 Yurts
Activities: Cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, ice fishing

North of Toronto

Algonquin (Mew Lake)

Where: Whitney, Algonquin Provincial Park
Accommodation: 7 Yurts
Activities: Outdoor skating rink, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing. Further in Algonquin PP: Dog-sledding, fat-biking


Where: 451 Arrowhead Park Road, Huntsville
Accommodation: 10 Camp Cabins
Activities: Natural skating path, “Fire and Ice Nights”, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing


Where: 960 Highway #637, Killarney
Accommodation: 2 Camp Cabins, 6 Yurts
Activities: Hiking, fishing, hunting

Further Afield


Where: 108 Saturn Ave., Atikokan (Near Thunder Bay)
Accommodation: 3 Rustic Cabins
Activities: Cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, ice fishing, dogsledding, skijoring (combination of cross-country skiing and dogsledding)

Sleeping Giant

Where: R.R. #1, Pass Lake (Near Thunder Bay)
Accommodation: 5 Rustic Cabins
Activities: Cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, ice fishing, hiking

Windy Lake

Where: P.O. Box 560, Levack (Near Sudbury)
Accommodation: 2 Camp Cabins, 4 Yurts
Activities: Cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, ice fishing, hiking

Check out this article on Ontario Park’s website with lots of pointers about winter camping in roofed accommodations.

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