Ontario is the most populous province in Canada and a quick trip through in your RV can help illustrate why more Canadians choose to live in this province more than any other. Bordered by the Great Lakes and the legendary Niagara Falls, Ontario has plenty of outdoor and indoor fun to keep even the most stir-crazy of RVers satisfied.
Let’s explore this capital province by exploring Ontario’s top five best RV parks, grounds, and sites so you know where to stay when visiting the “Heartland Province.”
Niagara Falls KOA: Niagara Falls
Majestic Niagara Falls has been capturing the wonder of visitors on both sides of the American/Canadian border for centuries and if you find yourself on the Canadian side of Niagara, the Niagara Falls KOA can host you with excellent amenities. You get many of the amenities you’ve grown to love with KOA campgrounds such as full-service utilities and sites, internet access and more and with a max RV length of 100’ you can be sure that this KOA can accommodate just about any RV on the market. Other great features and amenities include sparkling clean bathrooms, showers and laundry facilities.
There’s also plenty of fun to be had right at grounds with swimming pools, hot tub, playground, outdoor cinema, snack bar, mini golf and more.
Of course, the pinnacle activity of staying at the Niagara Falls KOA is seeing Niagara Falls and this KOA has toured shuttle service right at the campgrounds. After you’ve experienced the tremendous sight of the Falls, you can jet over to Marineland Theme Park, go catch an “Oh Canada, Eh?” dinner show or visit the beautiful historic town of Niagara-on-the-Lake.
If water features are your thing, the Niagara Falls KOA has you covered.
Sault Ste. Marie KOA: Sault Ste. Marie
The Sault Ste. Marie KOA is a great home base to experience the fun of The Great Lakes. With fun both at the campground itself and in the local area, you’ll be content staying at this KOA. No worries about amenities and features, this is a KOA campground after all. You can expect full-service campsites with 50 amp electrical service, water, and sewer utilities. If you come in after a hard day you can clean yourself, your clothes, your RV or even your dog at the ground’s bathrooms, showers, laundry facilities, RV wash area and dog salon.
For services, you also have a community kitchen, group pavilions and more.
You can find fun right on the KOA grounds with hiking trails, fun-bike rental, kid’s playground, Kamp K-9 and dog agility course. When you’re done with the fun at grounds the local area has much to offer. Some of the must-sees in the Sault Ste. Marie area includes the Agawa Canyon Tour Train, riverboat tours of the Soo Locks, the Wawa drive along Lake Superior, Canadian Bushplane Heritage Center and some fantastic local fishing spots. Fun along and on the water is what you’ll find at the Sault Ste.
Wawa RV Resort and Campground: Wawa
If you’ve hadn't already figured it out, Ontario is a great province to get out on the water and it’s the same with the fantastic Wawa RV Resort and Campground. Wawa is feature rich, back-in and pull-through sites come outfitted with 15 and 30 amp electrical service along with water and sewer utility hookups, fire pits, and wireless internet access. The bathrooms, showers and laundry facilities are kept nice and clean for your use and an outdoor heated pool, playground, picnic tables, and badminton courts give both you and any kids something to do if you aren’t off adventuring.
And there are plenty of spaces in the local area where you can find adventure. The jewel of the local area is found at Lake Superior Provincial Park where you can engage in hiking, biking, fishing and plenty of other fun on or near this Great Lake. Scenic High Falls also offers an engaging place to travel and if that isn’t enough for you, you can also try out Michipicoten Post Provincial Park, Government Dock Beach or the always entertaining Wawa Goose Statue.
Kawartha Trails Resort: Peterborough
If you’re looking to experience the beauty of the Kawarthas, choose the named Kawartha Trails Resort. This wooded campground is a peaceful space to spend a few days or even a full season. The RV sites have full utility services in 50 amp electrical, water, and sewer hookups so you don’t have to worry about generators or dump stations. You also get a fire pit and Wi-Fi service at your campsite so if you want to get some work done by the fire, you can. Other amenities include meeting space, a rec hall, planned activities, outdoor games like horseshoes and shuffleboard.
All this is experienced within sight distance of the Otonabee River.
If you’re an outdoors person you’ll enjoy the Peterborough and Kawartha Lakes area with the Queen Elizabeth II Wildlands Provincial Park, the Victoria Recreation Corridor, Balsam Lake Provincial Park, Petroglyphs Provincial Park and plenty of boat tours. The Riverview Park and Zoo will be sure to entertain the whole family and history (or woodworking) buffs are sure to appreciate the Canadian Canoe Museum. These activities are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the Kawartha Lakes and Peterborough area.
Thunder Bay KOA: Shuniah
Thunder Bay has long been a popular destination for visitors on both side of the border and we can’t think of a better place to start your Thunder Bay adventure than at the Thunder Bay KOA. It’s a KOA so of course there are plenty of amenities and features to keep you both comfortable and entertained. In fact, the Thunder Bay KOA was awarded “Kampground of the Year” in 2011 so it’s highly rated even by rigorous KOA standards. You have full-service campgrounds with fire pits, picnic tables, cable TV and wireless internet access.
Other amenities and features include showers, bathrooms, laundry facilities, group pavilions and kitchens, pools, mini golf and much more.
The Thunder Bay area on Lake Superior has long been heralded as a great place to get some time on the water or just relax on the shore. Attractions in this area include Fort Williams Historical Park, the Terry Fox Monument, Kakabeka Falls, Blue Point Amethyst Mine, Sleeping Giant Provincial Park and so much more. Try to spend at least a full week in Thunder Bay and the Thunder Bay KOA to get a great and thorough experience of the area.
There are several unique options for fun to be had in Ontario. Try taking your RV north of the border or across Canada to experience some of the great options in this fantastic province, nicknamed: Yours to Discover.