I am not a camper. Camping to me is staying in a motel instead of a hotel.
“My room door opens into a parking lot..don’t know if I can rough it.”
I totally respect those that find pleasure in sleeping in the great outdoors, on uneven ground, in inclement weather, you know all those fun sounding things. But in the spirit of being a true Canadian, I thought maybe I could camp in one of these.
Relive your five year old self by spending a night in a treehouse. For $550 a night you and three others can waste the hours away high up in the treetops of Durham, Ontario. This includes use of the latrine, cabin, shared pool and lounge and all of the walking trails from the property.
If size doesn’t matter and you just want a roof over your head, a Bunkie is the way to go. Palisade Bay, just a 10 minute boat ride from Midland, offers a perfect little Bunkie with a kitchenette, decks, boat slips, kayak and canoe and an unobstructed lake view all for $500 a week.
A distant cousin of both the Bunkie and tent (I’m reaching here) Yurts are lovely temperature-controlled, linen supplied, onsite bathroom providing cloth covered structures resembling circus tents. Well maybe not all are like that but these in Algonquin park are right up my alley.
Ever wanted to be responsible for keeping ships from crashing into land, drowning those on board? Or at least pretend to? Then head to Bruce Mines in northern Ontario and spend a night or weekend at McKay lighthouse. All the amenities you’d have at home, but with a big ass light on the roof.
Maybe getting out of the city isn’t just about rest and relaxation. Maybe you want to still do “something”. At the Dwyer Family farm you are staying in a 3 bedroom farmhouse, in the middle of their working farm. Pitch in where you like or just sit back and enjoy the unpredictability farm live provides.
Okay maybe they are not all camp-like, but if you want an alternative to those two person tents or your friends cottage I think any are worth a try.