Camping is a fun way to relax, recharge and get in touch with nature, but there's no one-size-fits-all when enjoying the great outdoors. All you really need for a perfect trip is some good company, tunes for the road and the right supplies.
Whether you like roughin' it backcountry style or just kicking back with pals, SAIL has a huge selection of equipment to suit any budget or camper. This Canadian retailer offers over 500,000 high-quality products, so you'll be prepared for whatever the wilderness has in store).
Make your nearest SAIL location the first stop before heading to the campgrounds, and you'll be equipped for a good time, rain or shine. If you're unsure where to start, tell one of the store's sales consultants a bit about your trip, and they'll set you up for a dream getaway.
You can find everything from fishing equipment and survival kits to luxurious hammocks and swimsuits. Once you're all geared up and ready to go, head to these seven sites across Ontario to kick off an unforgettable summer.
Channel Your Inner Explorer In Algonquin Park
Price: Starting at $47.46 per night
Address: Highway 60, Unorganized South Nipissing District, ON
Why You Need To Go: If you prefer a camping trip with more room for exploration, there's no better place to head than the Lake Of Two Rivers campground located in Algonquin Park.
Since it's a popular destination for canoeing and backpacking, you'll definitely want to bring a waterproof bag to keep your gear dry and a purifying water bottle to stay hydrated while conquering your adventures.
Camp In The Lap Of Luxury At Alabaster Acres
Price: Starting at $300 per night
Address: 18692 Hurontario St., Caledon Village, ON
Why You Need To Go: If the idea of dirt and bugs isn’t appealing to you, why not opt for luxury? This stunning "glampsite" has the makings of a blissful weekend away, including mini fridges, king-sized beds and continental breakfasts.
There are three cozy tents to choose from, and in the common areas, you can access Wi-Fi and soak in an antique clawfoot bathtub — surrounded by nature. All you'll need to enjoy the scenic forest around you is your favourite fleece for cool nights and a new wine glass tumbler.
Sandbanks Provincial Park For Beach Bums
Price: Starting at $42 per night
Address: 3004 County Road 12, Picton, ON
Why You Need To Go: Sandbanks Provincial Park is home to some of Lake Ontario's most beautiful beaches that are just a walk away from its campsites and cottages.
Don’t forget your sunscreen!
Long Point Eco-Adventures Is Calling All Cottagecore Lovers
Price: Starting at $149.95 per night
Address: 1730 Front Road, St. Williams, ON
Why You Need To Go: If you love cozy vibes, there are lots of comfy glamping suites and pods available at Long Point Eco-Adventures resort — and they can sleep up to nine people, so grab your friends and book a stay.
Tropical Vibes In Tobermory
Price: Admission starts at $7.25 per person
Address: 469 Cyprus Lake Road, Tobermory, ON
Why You Need To Go:If you're a jet setter itching to get away, you don't have to travel far to experience those tropical vibes. Depending on your camping style, you can book yurts or backcountry sites at the Bruce Peninsula National Park.
Oh, and don't forget to pack a cooler filled with enough food and drinks because you'll definitely work up an appetite while exploring the park.
Campers Cove Campground For Friend Groups
Price: Starting at $62 nightly per family
Address: 21097 Campers Cove Road, Wheatley, ON
Why You Need To Go: Campers Cove Campground is right along Lake Erie, so you and your crew can get together for campfire stories or an epic game of hide-and-seek.
There are tent and RV sites and a few rental cabins, so everyone in your group will be happy — just remember to bring your own sleeping bag. Dogs are allowed on the campground so you can bring your pup and their gear, too.
Connect with your friends and keep the haters (mosquitos) away with a bug-repellent lantern, which will also add to the camping aesthetic.
Sleeping Giant Provincial Park For Photographers
Price: Starting at $38.75 per night
Address: R R 1, Pass Lake, ON
Why You Need To Go: Sleeping Giant Provincial Park is the ultimate spot to stay if you're all about picturesque views and IG photoshoots. Bring a portable charger to stay powered up.
The hiking trails (with different difficulty levels) each offer spectacular views, and a pair of good hiking shoes will help you witness them all. Also, there are multiple lakes with tons of fish species if you feel like trying your hand at underwater photography.
Ontario has some stunning lakes and beautiful scenery just waiting to be explored. Whether you hit up a popular vista or go off the beaten path, the province is yours to discover.
Make the most of what the area offers by heading to SAIL before your next expedition. With stores in Ontario and Quebec, this one-stop shop's got everything from cute clothes to technical gear, so you can camp in style however you'd like — like under the stars or in a sprawling decked-out tent.
And, hey, who's to say you can't be into glamping one day and SUP boarding the next? Plan a few weekends away to mix things up. Get out there, grab your buds and make memories before the warm weather passes you by.
To learn more about how SAIL can help you prepare for your next camping trip, check out their website or visit your nearest store location. You can also follow them on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.
Before you get going, check out our Responsible Travel Guide so you can be informed, be safe, be smart, and most of all, be respectful on your adventure.