Gone Outdoors

Trailer Parks near Toronto, Canada

by Jurate Vysniauskas

Toronto, a vibrant Canadian city of over 2.5 million people, attracts tourists and locals alike with festivals, amazing restaurants, a gorgeous waterfront and year-round activities. But it is also a city in a park, with over 10 thousand acres of greenspace and the largest urban park with a campground in Canada. And if you travel with a trailer, this is good news. There are more trailer parks located in Toronto's outlying areas, providing relaxing accommodations and easy access to city attractions.

Glen Rouge Campground

This campground is found in Canada's largest urban park, the Rouge Park, on the Rouge River in metro Toronto. It has full hookup services for trailers at 87 of its 124 sites, as well as barbecue facilities, hiking, fishing and canoeing. There is also a children's play and splash pad. Dogs on leashes are welcome. It is wheelchair accessible and has a coin-operated laundry, washrooms, public phones and 24-hour security. Notable features: its excellent hiking trails and its city location. It is open from mid May to mid October. Glen Rouge Campground 7450 Kingston Road Toronto, Ontario 416-338-2267 rougepark.com

Indian Line Tourist Campground

Indian Line is the closest campground to Toronto's downtown and lakefront areas. It is located outside city limits on the Humber River in 350 acres of parkland. It has hookups for 229 of its 247 sites. There is a pavilion, picnic tables, a fire pit on every site, and hiking, fishing and canoeing. It is wheelchair accessible and has a playground, a swimming pool, washrooms, phones, laundry and Internet. Pets on leashes are welcome. Notable features: it is big rig friendly and has city transit to downtown Toronto that stops in front of the campground. It is open from late April to November. Indian Line Tourist Campground 7625 Finch Ave. W. Brampton, Ontario L6T 0B2 905-678-1233 trca.on.ca

Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park & Camp Resort

Jellystone is the closest camp to Canada's Wonderland. It is located 30 minutes from Toronto, in Bradford, on 52 acres of grass and trees. It has hookup services for 102 of 150 sites. The focus is on scheduled activities for children, including daily visits with Yogi Bear and wagon rides. On-site are pavilions, picnic tables and a game room and also a video arcade. Other activities include a nine-hole challenge mini putt, pedal carts, a large sand pile and a heated pool. Convenience shops and laundry and Internet services are also available. Dogs on leashes are welcome. Notable features: numerous family activities in a recognizable theme resort and easy access to Canada's Wonderland. It is open from May to the end of September. Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park & Camp Resort 3666 Simcoe Road 88 R.R. # 1, Bradford, Ontario L3Z 2A4 905-775-1377 jellystonetoronto.com

Cedar Beach Trailer & RV Resort

Cedar Beach Resort is located 35 minutes northeast of Toronto, in Stouffville. The Toronto Zoo and Wonderland are a half hour away. It sits on the shores of Musselman's Lake and has hookups for 510 of 560 sites. It features a big band era pavilion, various ball sports and social activities. Also available are freshwater fishing gear rentals and kayaks, paddle boats and canoes. A popular option is a sandy beach to swim in, plus there are two pools and a splash pad for children. This resort is wheelchair accessible in many areas and has phones, a laundry and Internet and cable services. There is also a licensed restaurant on-site. Dogs on leashes are welcome. Notable features: first-class amenities in a beautiful setting and big rig accessibility. Also, the resort has been run by the same family for four generations. It is open from April to the end of October. Cedar Beach Trailer & RV Resort Muselman's Lake, 15014 9th Line Stouffville, Ontario L4A 7X3 905-642-1770 cedarbeach.com

References

  • "Toronto Visitor Guide"; Tourism Ontario; 2010
  • "Eastern Canada Campbook"; AAA Publishing; 2009
  • "Ontario TourBook"; AAA Publishing; 2010
  • "Camping in Ontario"; Camping In Ontario/Ontario Private Campground Association; 2009

About the Author

Jurate Vysniauskas writes about wine and travel for such publications as "Wine Business International," "Wine Business Monthly" and local magazines and newspapers. She recently partnered with travel agencies to create and lead tours to interesting destinations around the world. Vysniauskas holds a Post-Graduate Certificate in magazine journalism from Ryerson Polytechnic University.

Photo Credits

  • camp-site bus image by Christophe Baudot from Fotolia.com