Oct 18, 2022
By Jeremy Logan
In response to increased demand, Ontario Parks is reducing the maximum length of stay at several provincial campgrounds next summer.
Algonquin Provincial Park and Sandbanks Provincial Park are among a few sites that will reduce reservations to seven days between July 1, 2023, and Labour Day weekend, according to the agency.
Ontario Parks states that most other parks will have a 14-day limit between those dates, while some will retain the current 23-day maximum – which will apply to all parks outside of the summer season.
According to Ontario Parks, the decision was made after hearing from “countless” visitors who were disappointed that they couldn’t get camping reservations due to high demand, noting that the number of reservations increased from 4.3 million in 2014 to more than 6.6 million in 2021.
If you want to camp for a longer period of time next summer, Ontario Parks recommends visiting parks that allow 23-day reservations, planning road trips between parks, or booking off-season stays.