We understand that planning the perfect spring road trip itinerary can be difficult, so we’ve done the research to help you get started. Have the Notes app in your phone ready because these top RV road trip destinations across Ontario will have the kids asking, “Are we there, yet?”
You’ll find this quaint, lakeside town at the top of the Bruce Peninsula, just a few hours outside of the busy Toronto city. As you drive through the town, be sure to take in the majestic views of the clear waters and Niagara Escarpment that surround you. Tobermory is home to Flowerpot Island, two national parks and some of the best hiking trails on the Peninsula. Hop in a kayak with the kids, discover a shipwreck or enjoy the tantalizing flavours of local white fish at Fish & Chip Place. The kids will love that there is no shortage of activities in Tobermory—swimming, snorkeling, cave-exploring and watching the sunset should all be on your RV spring bucket list this year.
If you’re going to experience an RV road trip across Ontario, you must make a pit stop in Ottawa. For those that aren’t aware, Ottawa is Canada’s capital and home to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Roam the grounds of Parliament Hill in a guided tour—you may even have the chance to say hello to the PM and his family! Discover the world of dinosaurs at the Canadian Museum of Nature. Or, fly off to the northern side of town and brush up on your aerodynamic history at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum.
Looking to keep the kids active? Ottawa is known for their cycling, so rent a couple of bikes and get to it. They’ll also enjoy the a-maze-ing attractions at Saunders Farm. Not only do they have North America’s largest collection of hedge mazes, but they also offer pedal cart racing, water spray zones, hayride tours and unique play structures. If you’re looking for something more adventurous, venture off to the Ottawa River. You and the kids can cast out your fishing rods and compete for the biggest catch of the day!
3. Prince Edward County
Although many consider this spot to be one of Ontario’s go-to wine and cheese locations, there are many family-friendly activities you can enjoy in Prince Edward County. Face off to see who can get the best mini putt score at Caddy Shack Miniature Golf. Or take things back to the good ol’ days and catch a flick at the Mustang Drive-In. Park the RV and unplug at The Mariners Park Museum, where the kids can enjoy the awesome playground and lighthouse. They’ll enjoy learning about treasure, shipwrecks and pirates. You won’t want to miss getting up close and personal with the farm animals at Waupoo’s Winery—pigs, chickens, goats, sheep—you name it, they’ve got it!
4. Niagara Falls
Don’t worry—you and the family won’t have to cross the American border to enjoy one of the most fascinating natural wonders of the world. Suit up in your best rain ponchos and soak up every drop of The Falls aboard the Maid of the Mist. If you prefer swimsuits and water slides, Great Wolf Lodge or Fallsview Indoor Waterpark will provide endless hours of fun for the entire family. If the kiddos want to see The Falls from a bird’s eye view, Niagara Helicopters provides a 12-minute flight with no minimum age required. Make it a weekend getaway with a Fun Pass at Clifton Hill—haunted houses, wax museums, go-karts, arcades and more await. And before you leave to continue on your RV road trip, take a spin on the Niagara SkyWheel. Soar 175-feet above Niagara Falls for the view of a lifetime!
5. Algonquin Provincial Park
We couldn’t share our list of must-see destinations in Ontario without including this well-known camping location for families. Park your RV or travel trailer at one of Algonquin’s designated campsites and stretch your limbs after your long journey. Lace up your comfiest hiking shoes and head over to the Visitor Centre for hours of discovery with games, animals and stories. If you’d rather explore at your own free will, stay up-to-date with their Spring Events calendar or brave one of the many trails that the park has to offer. And don’t forget—there’s plenty of water and recreational activities to choose from! There’s boating, biking, Whitewater canoeing, fishing, wildlife watching and more. Fun fact: Algonquin Provincial Park is 7,630km². For reference, that is larger than Prince Edward Island—Canada’s smallest province!
6. Kakabeka Provincial Park
Another amazing spot for an RV trip in Ontario is Kakabeka Provincial Park. Approximately 32 kilometres west of Thunder Bay, this provincial park is full of beautiful views and scenery to explore. One of the highlights of Kakabeka are the waterfalls, featuring 40 metres of freshwater falling over a rock face that is millions of years old. The parking lot is the perfect place to set up camp, even with a larger RV, as the park is easily accessible from there. Also referred to as the “Niagara of the North”, Kakabeka is a great spot for the whole family to kick back and relax.
7. Terrace Bay
Located on the North Shore of Lake Superior, Terrace Bay is a breathtaking place to take in nature’s beauty. Featuring a 100 foot waterfall and gorge, there is lots to explore while camping out at Terrace Bay. If you have older kids and are looking for a challenge, we recommend trying the Casques Isles trail, a 53 km-intense hike around the bay. The trail also has a direct path to the beach at Terrace Bay, where you can enjoy the white sand and clear waters. There is also a volleyball court for families to enjoy!
8. Greig’s Caves
Located in the Bruce Peninsula, Greig’s Caves are a fascinating place for families to explore. With 10 unique limestone caves, this destination offers a chance to see different rock formations up close. You can hike through the surrounding forests and travel along a smaller trail where you will see breathtaking views of Georgian Bay. It’s important to know that dogs are not allowed in the caves. So, you may want to take turns exploring without your furry friend. We also recommend wearing hiking shoes!
9. Muskoka Lakes
Another great spot for an RV road trip is Muskoka Lakes. Just a few hours outside of Toronto, Muskoka Lakes truly has something for everyone! From hiking trails to lakes and waterfalls, there is something for the whole family to enjoy. For some fun in the sun once the weather gets warmer, visit the High Falls Bay Campground and waterpark. You can enjoy paddleboards, kayaks, canoes, water toys and a long, sandy beach.
10. Arrowhead Provincial Park
Finally, this provincial park is another great opportunity to reconnect with nature. Located in Huntsville, Ontario, Arrowhead Provincial Park has opportunities for hiking, canoeing, and kayaking in the spring and summer. This great escape from city life may be exactly what your family needs on your RV road trip this spring!
Now that you and your family are equipped with an adventurous RV road trip itinerary, you need to ensure that your loved ones (and new investment) are protected. Much like your other vehicles, the RV, motorhome or travel trailer that you own requires the proper auto insurance. We never like to plan for the worst, but having the proper auto insurance coverage will give you that peace of mind.
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