If you’d rather camp or glamp than hotel or motel, you’re in luck! The 2022 Ontario Staycation Tax Credit can be claimed on eligible camping getaways too. That means if you’re an Ontario resident, you can claim 20% of campsite booking fees when filing your 2022 Income Tax and Benefit Return. Demand for campsites is likely to skyrocket as this great news spreads, so now is the time to get your Ontario campsites booked. As campsites at provincial parks and conservation areas are likely to book up quickly, don’t forget to check availability at privately run campgrounds as well. Here are some great options.
Milton Heights Campground
Milton Heights Campground offers camping with the comforts of home with an outdoor heated pool, beautiful trees, clean washrooms with showers and on-site laundry. Watch a video tour of the campground.
Birley Gates Park, Paris
Situated on the banks of the Grand River, the campsites at Birley Gates Park are a perfect option for those who want to paddle, splash, or swim in the river. The park also has playground equipment and a games area with fun activities like table tennis, foosball, horseshoes and badminton. For those who want a more relaxed camping experience, the park offers an option to have a rental trailer all set up and ready for you when you arrive.
Toronto West KOA, Campbellville
With a pool, playgrounds, themed events, crafts and activities, Toronto West KOA has plenty of options to keep your campers busy. The campground also offers camping cabins if you don’t have your own camping equipment.
Pine Valley Park Campground Resort, Flamborough
You’ll feel like you’ve been to summer camp after a stay at Pine Valley. With over 100 special events and activities offered throughout the summer, a huge pool, basketball court, baseball diamond, and a candy and ice cream store, there’s always something happening at this campground! Their rustic log cabins are an excellent option for those who prefer not to sleep in a tent.
Olympia Village RV Park & Campground, Waterdown
While Olympia Village has raving fans who return season after season for the facilities and the friendships, the campground also offers overnight sites for nightly, weekend and weekly camping.
Chiefswood Park, Ohsweken
Step into an experience that will leave you with a greater understanding of Haudenosaunee culture at this campground that’s right next door to Chiefswood National Historic Site. Set along the banks of the Grand River, Chiefswood offers campsites, as well as a range of comfy camping cabins.
Paris Springs Park, Paris
Paris Springs Park is a new addition to our region’s camping options. In addition to seasonal lots, it offers weekend camping as well.
Brantwood Farms Camping Pods, Brantford
Relax in your own private camping pod on a family-run fruit and vegetable farm near Brantford. Enjoy walking trails, a private pond, a bonfire under the stars and a cozy camping experience with the comfort of a bed!
Heart’s Content Organic Farmstead Camping, Brantford
This cycle-friendly camping spot is nestled right beside The Great Trail, which runs from Brantford to the Dundas Rail Trail. There’s safe bike storage and even a bike repair station. While camping, you can gather fresh eggs for breakfast and pick herbs to add to your omelet!
Provincial Park and Conservation Area Camping
In addition to great private camping options, Hamilton Halton Brant has fantastic camping at a diverse range of provincial parks and conservation areas too, including:
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