As the best car rental service Toronto has, we know first-hand how much people love camping. As millennials forgo car ownership, rental cars have become the obvious choice when you go camping. In fact, the intermediate SUV, like the Honda CR-V is one of our most in-demand camping cars during the summer season.
In this article, we are looking at what are sure to be some of the most desirable camping grounds in Ontario. And we’ll suggest the right camping cars too. We may even be able to help you with the Park Permit.
1. Lake Superior Provincial Park
This massive camping ground covers over 1500 square kilometres. There is literally everything to see here – except your tent neighbours. Lake Superior Provincial Park is not only enormous, but it is also sufficiently far away from the crowds of Toronto that you have little chance of bumping into a GPS totting tourist.
What camping-car – We’d recommend the Jeep Wrangler or the Ford F150 as the camping car for this journey. Given the distance and remoteness of the park, the importance of four-wheel drive and vast cargo capacity cannot be understated. Call our car rental service Toronto and get your road warrior delivered to your door.
2. Algonquin National Park
Algonquin is the perfect getaway from Toronto if you don’t want to drive for more than 400 kilometres. This pristine woodland is home to waterfalls, streams and high ridges with incredible views. If you’re lucky you may even run into (read: see from a safe distance) bears and moose and deer.
What camping-car – We’d suggest something like the Honda CR-V or the Jeep Wrangler. Both these SUVs are very civilized on the road and have more than enough room to take your camping gear. As cars for camping, nothing beats them for sheer flexibility – on and off the road.
3. Killarney Provincial Park
‘Worth the drive.’ That’s what anyone who has been to Killarney says. Teeming with wildlife and bursting with undisturbed natural beauty, Killarney Provincial Park is an absolutely incredible getaway. Don’t fancy yourself tenting? The park’s got you covered. Rent out a ‘Yurt’ and you have a truly eclectic camping experience. What’s more, Killarney is a favourite of the die-hard camper, so you are away from the noisy city folk who ‘just want to party’.
What camping-car – Given it’s a long ol’ highway drive, we’d suggest something that’s been designed to bash the German autobahns into submission. The BMW 3 series will be an excellent highway cruiser, letting you save your energy for the park. On the other hand, if you are travelling as a big group, a Kia Sorento or a similar 7-seater would be a great option.
4. Lady Evelyn-Smoothwater Provincial Park
Lady Evelyn-Smoothwater Provincial Park takes your camping to the next level. This is a ‘wilderness class’ park meaning you will get schooling in real roughing it out (i.e. no disposable packaging). Spread over a vast area, the park is a haven for canoeing. There are over 2000 kilometres of paddling routes! It doesn’t even require a reservation; only those looking to experience something new venture out this far out of Toronto.
What camping car – The ideal car for camping at Smoothwater is the Ford F150. With a large truck bed, vast towing capacity, this thing can transport all that you need for your stay. Its powerful engine will make light work of your boat trailer too. What’s more, there is a wide range of accessories you can get for the F150 to make your camping holiday that much more fun.
5. Wabakimi Provincial Park
For the brave hearts, this one. Wabakimi is a whopping 1400 km drive from Toronto. One might think that because of the distance, few would drive that far. Boy, you’d be wrong. Lovers of fishing adore the unspoilt rivers, birdwatchers rave about the incredible bird population, and hikers find it just about perfect in every way.
What camping-car – As the provider of the best car rentals services Toronto, we receive a steady stream of car rentals from people heading to Wabakimi. Our reasonable rates actually make a road trip of this duration feasible. Our recommendation would be the Range Rover Evoque or Jeep Wrangler. Both are fantastically capable off-road, offer huge space and will chew up the miles.
Car Rentals Services Toronto
If you are looking for a car for camping, you have to come to Advantage for car rentals services in Toronto. Our cars are not just clean but meticulously maintained. We make sure every car is serviced regularly and parts are replaced on time. It’s why so many people looking to drive out of Toronto trust us for their driving needs.