Photo © Fronterra

Taking a road trip to the campsite is a rite of passage for many Canadians and a fun way to spend time recharging in nature! But while many find comfort in staying in a tent, others find sleeping in a sleeping bag and not having the everyday luxuries you do at home more stressful than relaxing. If you’re not too keen on the discomforts of camping, add a little bit of luxury and try a more glamorous outdoor experience: glamping!

Glamping is a comfortable way to experience the wonders of the great outdoors. It’s the best of both worlds! Spend your days immersed in nature through hiking, paddling, and all your favourite outdoor activities, and end each night in the luxury of a comfortable tent, teepee, or yurt.

From beautiful hidden beaches to crystal clear lakes, Ontario is filled with beautiful glamping sites. As summer wanes into fall, glamping makes it easier to continue spending time outdoors when the weather is cooler. Some locations are even open in the winter!

Glimmering lights at Fronterra

Amid the rolling hills of Prince Edward County lies Fronterra, a waterfront farm that combines rustic luxury and natural beauty. Ten heritage-themed luxury prospector tents are generously spaced 30m apart in an old-growth forest to ensure your time with nature offers truly transformative experiences to better handle the stresses of today’s world. Each tent-suite features a kingsized bed, inside sitting lounge, ensuite bathroom with a hot shower and a private outdoor kitchen featuring a charcoal grill. It’s the perfect spot to slow down and reconnect with nature.

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Sweet dreams at Northern Edge

Camping isn’t known for providing a great night’s rest, but with comfy feather duvets and colourful linen sheets housed in spacious wood and canvas cabins, Northern Edge transforms each night into an oasis. Located in Algonquin Park, visitors can enjoy lush greenery, fresh forest air, and all-inclusive, locally grown food, crafted with care. If you’re looking for a transformative retreat, sign up for a specially curated experience hosted by Northern Edge’s local guides, facilitators, and storytellers.

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© Wendy MacCrimmon Photography

Tent Service at Whispering Springs

There’s no doubt that camping has some classic meals and snacks, from trail mix to hot dogs, fresh-caught fish and s’mores. When you’re glamping, wilderness meals take a step further. With fresh and delicious gourmet meals, including breakfast delivered to your tent, Whispering Springs put the glam in glamping. All you have to do is sit back, relax, and enjoy your time in the great outdoors, feeling connected to nature without compromising comfort or convenience.

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