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.

Chiefswood Cabins

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.

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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.

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Paddling on the Grand River

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Chiefswood 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.

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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!

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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!

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Cycling in Brantford

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:

Bronte Creek Provincial Park

Rattlesnake Point Conservation Area

Kelso Conservation Area

Valens Lake Conservation Area

Fifty Point Conservation Area

Pinehurst Conservation Area

Brant Park Conservation Area


Are you looking for additional getaway ideas for spring? Check out our Pick, Pick, Go article for helpful tips and tricks for pairing your ideal escape with special savings and fantastic spring events.


Know Before You Go

We’re thrilled that Ontario is reopening and can’t wait to welcome you to Hamilton Halton Brant this spring. As a few of our region’s tourism partners may take some additional time to return to their pre-pandemic operating capacities and protocols, feel free to reach out to the places you plan on visiting in advance to confirm that they’re ready to serve you in the way you’re expecting.

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Winter Break Drop-In Activity Centre: Victorian Toy Makers

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9280 Airport Road, Mount Hope, ON, L0R 1W0

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900 Woodward Avenue, Hamilton, ON, L8H 7N2

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1333 Lakeshore Road , Burlington, ON, L7S 1A9

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Heirloom Tomatoes Cooking Workshop

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610 York Boulevard, Hamilton, ON, L8R 3H1

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On The Water Experience

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2498 Chiefswood Road, Ohsweken, ON N0A 1M0

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Fire Over Water Exhibit at Crawford Lake

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3115 Conservation Road, Milton, ON, L9T 2X3

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Historic Garden Tours at Dundurn National Historic Site

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Downtown Milton Flashback Tour

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251 Main Street East, Milton, ON, L9T 1P1

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A Day of Play Experience

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Hamilton Civic Museums Virtual Tours

28 James St N, Hamilton, ON L8R 1A1

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680 Plains Road West, Burlington, ON, L7T 4H4

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Now thru August 16

Intro to Urban Gardening

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680 Plains Rd W, Burlington, ON, Canada

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Summer Day Camp with Museums Burlington

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2168 Guelph Line, Burlington, ON, L7P 5A8

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Paddling in Paradise

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680 Plains Road West, Burlington, ON, L7T 4H4

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Kelso Mountain Bike Series 2022

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5234 Kelso Road, Milton, ON, L9T 2X7

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AGH Summer Camp

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123 King Street West, Hamilton, ON, L8P 4S8

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Large Pack Basket Workshop at Chiefswood Park

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1037 Highway 54 Ohsweken, ON N0A 1M0

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Hamilton Beer Tour

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McMaster Museum of Art: Central Campus Sculpture Tour

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McMaster University, 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, ON, L8S 4L6

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Trail Mix

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Hardy Road, Brantford, ON, Canada

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We Are Made of Stardust

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McMaster University, 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, ON, L8S 4L6

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Serial Production

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Special Exhibition | Beyond Human Limits

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1240 North Shore Boulevard East, Burlington, ON, L7S 1C5

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680 Plains Road West, Burlington, ON, L7T 4H4

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Children’s Gardening: Sow and Grow (Ages 5 to 7)

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Fit in the Core

450 Nelson Ave, Burlington, ON L7S 1N3

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Fun Farmyard at Springridge Farm

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7256 Bell School Line, Milton, ON, L9T 2Y1

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Bake, Find, Feast! A Family Friendly Historic Cooking Workshop

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