9 of the Best Ontario RV Parks

Ontario, Canada
Ontario, Canada.

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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 and road trippers satisfied. 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.

01 of 09

Niagara Falls KOA: Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls on the Toronto Side in Canada

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8625 Lundy's Ln, Niagara Falls, ON L2H 1H5, Canada
Phone +1 800-562-6478

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 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. 

02 of 09

Sault Ste. Marie KOA: Sault Ste. Marie

Photo of International Bridge, Sault Ste. Marie

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501 Fifth Line E, Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6A 6J8, Canada
Phone +1 705-759-2344

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. Marie KOA.

03 of 09

Wawa RV Resort and Campground: Wawa

Sunset on the water on Rock Island Lodge, Wawa, Ontario

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634 ON-17, Wawa, ON P0S 1K0, Canada
Phone +1 705-856-4368

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. 

04 of 09

Kawartha Trails Resort: Peterborough

Peterborough Lift Lock National Historic Site at sunset

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100 Old Bridge Rd, Peterborough, ON K9J 6Y3, Canada
Phone +1 705-745-4077

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 the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the Kawartha Lakes and Peterborough area. 

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05 of 09

Thunder Bay KOA: Shuniah

Sea Lion Rock at Sleeping Giant Provincial Park on the shore of Lake Superior near Thunder Bay, Ontario

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162 Spruce River Rd, Shuniah, ON P7A 0N6, Canada
Phone +1 807-683-6221

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. 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 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. 

06 of 09

Happy Land Campground: Kakabeka Falls

Photo Kakabeka Falls of Kaministiquia River, Ontario.

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4650 Hwy. 11-17, Kakabeka Falls, ON P7K 0J1, Canada
Phone +1 807-473-9003

Located about 30 minutes east of Thunder Bay sits the Happy Land Campground, filled with grassy, spacious sites and plenty of amenities and other features. There are both open parking areas and areas separated by shrubbery to provide some privacy between neighbors. This site includes full-hookup sites, electric-only sites, tenting sites, and cabins to rent out. While camped here, you can enjoy fire pits, horseshoe pits, a playground, a pool and hot tub, and complimentary wifi. The site also has a store, a mailbox, and a laundry mat.

Located only a half-mile away is Kakabeka Falls Village, where you can find everything you'd need if you decide to stay awhile, from grocery stores to hair salons and churches. It is also the gateway to Kakabeka Falls Provincial Park, where you can view the second-largest waterfall in Ontario year-round. Park activities include biking, hiking, and swimming; and snowshoeing, snowmobiling, and skiing in the colder months.

07 of 09

Brighton / 401 KOA Holiday: Brighton

Lake Ontario shore in Presqu'ile Provincial Park

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15051 Telephone Rd Exit 509, Brighton, ON K0K 1H0, Canada
Phone +1 613-475-2186

This Brighton KOA is packed with fun amenities for the whole family, including your fur babies. There's ample room and setups for rigs of all sizes, with choices of both pull-thru and back-in sites that have 50 Max amp hookups and go up to 110 feet max length. Besides your standard KOA amenities like the snack bar, onsite firewood, and Wi-Fi, this site has a ton of unique amenities. Two playgrounds, a big bouncer, giant board games, and a K9 camp all make this the perfect location for those traveling with family. No RV? No problem! This site has both cabins and deluxe cabins to rent.

The Brighton area is also extremely family-friendly and has plenty of attractions perfect for those looking for more to do. After you set up camp at the KOA, you can join an apple route driving tour, visit Presqu'ile Park Beach and Sandbanks, spend time trying to escape the Cricklewood Farm and Corn Maze, and become a zookeeper at the Indian River Reptile and Dinosaur Park.

08 of 09

Milton Heights Campground: Milton

Hilton Falls at the Hilton Falls Conservation Area

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8690 Tremaine Rd, Milton, ON L9E 0E2, Canada
Phone +1 905-878-6781

Located about 25 miles away from Downtown Toronto, Milton Heights Campground is a family-oriented campground open year-round for both short-term and long-term stays. The park includes basic sites, water and electricity (15 amp), and full service (30 and 50 amp) sites. Each site comes with a fire pit and a picnic table. The park comes with standard amenities, as well as two laundry facilities, two newly renovated washrooms, an outdoor pool, and a store (open during the summer season).

Those who enjoy exploring the outdoors will love the town of Milton. You can stop by Hilton Falls and Rattlesnake Point for hiking and cycling. If you want to take a quick trip into the city, there is public transit in town that can take you by bus or train into downtown Toronto. If you're looking to shop, Milton Heights Campground is only a 10-minute drive from Toronto Premium Outlets; the first Premium Outlet Center in Canada.

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09 of 09

1000 Islands / Kingston KOA Holiday: Kingston

City of Kingston and Kingston City Hall, Ontario, Canada at Sunrise

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2039 Cordukes Rd, Kingston, ON K7L 4V4, Canada
Phone +1 800-562-9178

Close to Canada's 1000 Islands, Kingston, Ontario, has everything you'd want in a city—delicious food, fun attractions, and a lot of history. The 1000 Islands / Kingston KOA Holiday park is an amazing basecamp for all kinds of fun adventures. Along with basic amenities, this park has several sports areas, gemstone mining, a heated pool, and special event-themed weekends.

There's something for everyone to do in Kingston, no matter what you're interests are. You can explore the historic Kingston Penitentiary, rent a boat or join a tour of the 1000 Islands, take a trip to Fort Henry National Historical Site, and so much more.

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9 of the Best Ontario RV Parks