Energizer Camping

Camping In The Comfort Of Your Own Home? {Plus A $500 Gift Card Giveaway!}

As we excitedly planned our camping trip for this upcoming weekend, I decided to set up our tent in the living room to make sure all the pieces were there. I walked away for maybe 2 minutes and when I returned I was shocked to see that the kids had already filled the tent with their blankets, pillows, books and stuffed animals, and had settled in for the night.

Not one to stifle their creativity, we decided it would be fun, and very inexpensive, to host a camp-in! The timing was great as well because we had been planning a backyard camp-out to celebrate Energizer Canada’s #EnergizeYourSummer campaign but the weather has been less than favourable here the last couple weeks, so we had been putting it off.

We read stories, made shadow animals, sang songs and laughed until the kids looked ready to pass out. In true sibling fashion not everything was sunshine and roses, but once my daughter got her vision back after having a spotlight pointed in her eyes, the kids were all love and snuggles once again! Seriously, though, check out how deliberate the boy was about pointing it directly in her eyes… Yikes!

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You may be noticing that I was not in the tent with the kids. The simple, hard truth is that the kids decided that adults were not allowed in their fortress of solitude, so I was forced to sleep in my comfortable queen size bed instead. Bummer. We listened to the kids giggle and play together for about half an hour before they finally fell asleep but I could have listened to them having fun together for a lifetime before making them sleep.

On the kids request we decided to leave the tent up for a few more days so they could have more camp-ins together. I mentioned Energizer® before and that’s because I couldn’t believe how much we relied on batteries to power our camping adventure and to keep us safe while out in the dark. They also make a wide range of great lighting products for the outdoors, such as flashlights, headlamps, and lanterns that we will be using on our upcoming trip!

Giveaway!

Here is your chance to win a $500 Walmart gift card so you can stock up on your favourite Energizer® products before your next camping trip! To get you started, I thought I’d share some of our favourite camping products from Energizer®!

Energizer® Vision HD Headlight

Energizer Vision HD Headlight

 
 

This has three headlamp light modes: White spot light, white flood light & spot and flood together, along with dimmable to control brightness and run-time (only with all LEDs on).

It is also up to 4X brighter than standard LED technology, pivots to direct light where you need it and includes 3 AAA Energizer MAX® batteries. If you’ve ever had to use the washroom in the dark, you’ll be glad you had the Energizer Vision HD Headlight!

 
 
 
 

Energizer® Ultimate Lithium Batteries

Energizer Ultimate Lithium Batteries

 
 
 

Energizer® innovation strikes again! New enhancements make Energizer® Ultimate Lithium™ batteries THE best and longest-lasting disposable AA batteries.

The provide superior performance in extreme temperatures from -40F to 140F degrees which is great for use in all seasons. They also hold power in storage for up to 20 years, are lighter weight than alkaline batteries and are leak proof!

 
 
 
 

There are so many more great Energizer products that are perfect for camping, including Energizer MAX® Batteries, and you can check them all out by visiting Energizer.ca!

Alright, on to the giveaway! I am giving away a $500 Walmart gift card and all you have to do to enter is fill out as many of the Rafflecopter entry options below and I’ll contact the winner when I have the name in hand. This giveaway is open to residents of Canada, excluding Quebec. Happy camping!!

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Disclosure: I was compensated for my participation in the #EnergizeYourSummer campaign.

651 replies
  1. Tara Betterley
    Tara Betterley says:

    My favorite place to camp is Ivy Lea KOA in the Thousand Islands. The adult hot tub is amazing.. They have tons of activities for the kids.. Not to mention I am a glamper!

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  2. kristen visser
    kristen visser says:

    We do not do much camping right now BUT we love to all get together and camp out in the backyard at grannies house with all the kiddies and tell ghost stories and have a bon fire 🙂

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  3. Michael Von Bank
    Michael Von Bank says:

    Lol.. I just took my kiddos camping in our living room for the first time. I love to camp out in the mountains, in the fall. But if my kiddos are going to be there… in the house or backyard it is…… for now!

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  4. Erika Letson
    Erika Letson says:

    My favourite place to go camping is Point Farms Provincial Park near Goderich, Ontario. So family friendly and a nice beach!

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  5. 409cope
    409cope says:

    My favorite place to camp is in a motel, but, my son and his family love to camp along the Grand River in Ontario.

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  6. Mohamad Al-Jaf
    Mohamad Al-Jaf says:

    My favorite place to go camping is up North in the wilderness. I love getting away from the city lights so I can setup a tent with an open top and lay down to stare at the stars.

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  7. Elizabeth Vlug
    Elizabeth Vlug says:

    It is hard to pick a favourite, so many great trips and parks. I am going to go with Killarney Provincial Park Interior. So peaceful and beautiful

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  8. Judy Cowan
    Judy Cowan says:

    We love camping in the Grand Bend Area of Ontario near Lake Huron. Mind you the backyard was fun when I was a kid 🙂

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  9. michelle matta
    michelle matta says:

    I love backyard camping. It’s all I’ve done since I myself was a kid. This summer we may break that streak.

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  10. Sarah Jackson
    Sarah Jackson says:

    we love to camp at valens conservation area , its a nice place to spend a weekend camping with the family , the kids love beach and I love the fishing !

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  11. ivy pluchinsky
    ivy pluchinsky says:

    I live in cottage country, so I will have to say my own backyard is my favorite place to go camping! I live so close to numerous lakes and beaches! I love it!

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  12. Chris Riddle
    Chris Riddle says:

    I don’t really have a favourite place to go camping, only been a couple times and other people have picked where we go.

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  13. Wanda Tracey
    Wanda Tracey says:

    My favorite place to go camping is Golden Lake Ontario.
    The music is a blast there in their hall,lots of toys and
    games to play with prizes for the kids.They have shade
    and sun and a beautiful beach.Love it there.It’s the next
    best place to go camp out besides the backyard at home!!

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  14. Silvia D
    Silvia D says:

    here in BC love to camp in our local mountains and lakes..when in alberta it was rocky mountains or Dinosaur National park!

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  15. Edmond
    Edmond says:

    Goodness gracious great balls of fire , my fave: just in the back yard. FREE. I can’t afford to go anywhere. Wow, prize $500 gc is fab. & splendid. 2 fingers snap. It is tight, fly & off the chain. Thank you for the awesomeness, the contest, and generosity. 🙂 Pick me, pick me! Dear Santa: I’ve been nice. My X-Mas wish this year is to win this contest. Starving artist here desperately needs the gc to shop and eat. A life changing exp.

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  16. Kim Tanti
    Kim Tanti says:

    My favourite place to camp is my backyard do my daughter can have 3-4 friends over for a campout. Kids make it all worth it

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  17. Joanne Frank
    Joanne Frank says:

    My favourite place to camp is everywhere my family chooses haha most of the time its in the backyard or the basement 🙂

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  18. Sunshine H
    Sunshine H says:

    Our favourite place is the backyard, we’re close to amenities, and if it starts raining or we get scared, we come back inside. We also get quite a bit of bear activity in our neighbourhood, so it’s just like the real thing!

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  19. Louanne Clitsome
    Louanne Clitsome says:

    We love the Ontario Provincial Parcs. (lots close by) Charleston Lake is a favourite. There are also a couple nice private parks in Quinte – Prince Edward County. Even bad weather couldn’t dampen our love of camping. I’ve camped all over Canada as a kid with my own family and then we arranged family gatherings with our children and parents every year at a parc so we could have family relive the memories and create new ones for the next generation. Campfires and sing songs are the BEST!!! Buffalo Pound provincial park in Winnipeg is also pretty cool. There are gorgeous campgrounds in NB, PEI, Nova Scotia – Cape Breton trail, in Quebec – Gaslesie, BTW you should let people know that 2018 for Canadas 150th birthday, Parcs Canada is waiving the Camping fee at all National Parcs – What a great time to CAMP!!! Get out there and have some fun 🙂 Gros Morne in Nfld would be amazing to visit next year.

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  20. claudia korte
    claudia korte says:

    My favorite place to camp is up in the mountains of BC. Great fresh water, plenty of fish and relaxing quiet.

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  21. Tracy
    Tracy says:

    The backyard is just fine with us. No outhouses. No bears or cougars. If the weather goes bad, you’re steps away from comfort.

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  22. Sara Lima
    Sara Lima says:

    The Okanagan. It’s hot as all get out, but MAN – it’s a dry heat, so I don’t mind it. Amazing wineries, places to eat, beautiful lakes and beaches. I usually go with my best friends family, and they have a HUGE plot of land that we all camp on. It’s amazing.

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  23. Rob Manne
    Rob Manne says:

    My fave place to Camp is Algonquin Park, but car camping is easier with smaller kids. Last weekend we went to Six Mile Lake and had a great time.

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  24. Tricia Hope
    Tricia Hope says:

    My favorite place to camp is Quadra Island.It is a small island about 10 minutes by ferry from Campbell River,BC

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  25. AD
    AD says:

    My favourite place to go camping is Kananaskis, Banff and the surrounding regions… I have the best “backyard” ever!

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  26. George Urban
    George Urban says:

    With long-hours and work constraints…..To coin a phrase “No place like home” – in one’s own backyard. Have tent, flashlights, Archie comics and in the company of my teenage son.

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  27. josh
    josh says:

    We love camping in southern alberta, the little lakes you find usually have lots of trees around them and great camp sites!

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  28. andrea amy
    andrea amy says:

    I’m not much of a camper, but I wouldn’t say no to a campout in the back yard (with easy access to inside if it started to rain or I needed to use the washroom lol) 🙂

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  29. Kyle T.
    Kyle T. says:

    I haven’t really done much camping in my life, so I’m not sure I do have a favourite camping spot. The only places I’ve ever camped have all been around the middle of Ontario, so I guess I’d have to say that’s my favourite general area, haha.

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  30. Krista M
    Krista M says:

    We like to go to Crimson Lake near Rocky Mountain House, Alberta because it offers a nice wooded family campground with great ammenities & a lovely lake to boat on & do water sports with the kids.

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  31. LUZVIMINDA GUNTER-SMITH
    LUZVIMINDA GUNTER-SMITH says:

    I would love to camp in our backyard and experience the camping as I have not tried it in here in canada, I do jot have any of the accessories eeded.

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  32. Lorraine Wiebe
    Lorraine Wiebe says:

    I loved to camp in the yard when i was a teenager and I had my kids do that as well when they were kids. I love it and so did they. Nice to be able to feel the fresh breeze and air in the night.

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  33. Maritess
    Maritess says:

    Our favourite area to camp in anywhere in the Rockies. The breeze and view of the mountains just revives the spirit.

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  34. Lynda Cook
    Lynda Cook says:

    My favourite place to go camping is a nice quiet trailer park about 25 min. away from me, very family friendly and the beach is close by!

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  35. Jennifer A M
    Jennifer A M says:

    Personally,I love NOT camping ;). However my husband loves it and is planning to take our 5 year old son camping this summer for the first time. He loves back country camping but they’ll probably try a provincial park or conservation area for the first time

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  36. John G
    John G says:

    We love to camp at many of the Ontario provincial Parks! Mara, Kilbear, Awenda, McRae Point, Bass Lake, Sandbanks…

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  37. Amy Heffernan
    Amy Heffernan says:

    A beautiful place here in Newfoundland called Northern Bay Sands. We go there with our 3 boys every single summer!

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  38. Dianne Bull
    Dianne Bull says:

    We have spent many a night camping in beautiful Algonquin Provincial Park. Love it. We are so blessed to have such a beautiful country for camping.

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  39. Jen Lytle
    Jen Lytle says:

    My favourite place is a camp group in White Lake,ON called Bayview Lodge but we only go a few times a year, we go “backyard camping” quite often though 🙂

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  40. sabina Edwards
    sabina Edwards says:

    Multiple things happened this year so we are NOT going camping, but usually we go to Cypress Hills provincial park (SK side) and go to a star party. This is where multiple people bring their telescopes during the new moon and we look thru them, hear info on what we might be seeing as well there is a telescope up there in the one location. Its very family oriented and a lot of fun. Next yr we will be able to go again as my hubby will be at his work place for a year and will get holidays, and I should be back to work from all this stupid surgery.

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  41. Barbara
    Barbara says:

    My favourite place to go camping is right here in town at Willingdon Beach. It is right on the ocean and there is a children’s playground and water park there.

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  42. Cheryl Germain
    Cheryl Germain says:

    Honeymoon Bay, Lake Cowichan, BC clear water, forested,showers, private camp sites, less than 1 1/2 hrs from home.

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  43. Leandra Gilmour
    Leandra Gilmour says:

    My favourite place to go camping is Chilliwack Lake. It was my late daughters favourite camping place and I not only feel close to nature there…I feel closest to my daughter there.

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  44. Nicole B
    Nicole B says:

    Elk Lake Parks in BC. It’s so beautiful up there and quiet. Although sometimes you do get some bear visitors due to the remote location!

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  45. Melissa Chatten
    Melissa Chatten says:

    My favorite place to go camping is on crown land here in Ontario, Canada. Unfortunately, its illegal, but you just can’t beat the remoteness of crown land. Its nice to just get away from everything!

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  46. Christine Holliday
    Christine Holliday says:

    We still camp out at the cottage, seriously! The kids love to sleep in a tent up there! ( Northern Ontario) I’ll stay in the house, thanks…..

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  47. Janet Hosokawa
    Janet Hosokawa says:

    Goldstream Park, just outside Victoria. It’s close to town, lots of tall trees to keep you cool, nice & quiet.

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  48. Alison Braidwood
    Alison Braidwood says:

    I live in cottage country (northern Ontario), so just about anywhere we choose to pitch a tent is perfect. We have a plethora of lakes, woods, and rivers to pitch a tent by.

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  49. Shelley N
    Shelley N says:

    I am not actually a fan of camping but I do love staying at cottages, inns, lodges, or resorts in the Muskoka, Haliburton, or Kawartha Lakes areas in Ontario . Still need a flash light to find your way back to your cabin.

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  50. Jenny
    Jenny says:

    My personal favourite campsite is Sasquatch Provincial Park. It is a great place to camp with a big group. Not to mention, a hot so spring is super close by – a bonus!

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  51. Jen L
    Jen L says:

    I love to camp in Waskesiu National Park in Saskatchewan, on Nemekis Lake. Motorized boats are not allowed on this pristine lake, so it is quiet and great for canoeing. There are walk in sites along the lake’s edge – just amazingly beautiful!

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  52. LisaM
    LisaM says:

    I’m not really a “camper” but I love going to small towns around Ontario and seeing new places from the comfort of a bed!

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  53. KATHLEEN CRIPPS
    KATHLEEN CRIPPS says:

    MY FAVOURITE PLACE TO CAMP IS IN MY LIVING ROOM WITH MY GRANDDAUGHTER. SHE’S AGE 6,AND PREPARING FOR REAL CAMPING NEXT YEAR IN A CAMPGROUND.

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  54. Patrick Beliveau
    Patrick Beliveau says:

    Anywhere in Algonquin Park. We move around a lot depending on whats available and i’ve yet to be disappointed.

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  55. Diana Plavins
    Diana Plavins says:

    We go camping every summer to Sleeping Giant Provincial Park. But my fave place when I was a kid was my own back yard – my brother and I tented just about one whole summer once!

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  56. Alayne Langford
    Alayne Langford says:

    Our favourite place to camp is at Sandbanks Provincial Park, just south of Belleville, in a lovely town called Picton! Beaches, fishing, campfires, family!!

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  57. Debbie White Beattie
    Debbie White Beattie says:

    My favorite place to camp is at Bing campground in Ontario because there is a lot of things to do there.

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  58. Alyssa
    Alyssa says:

    My favourite place to go camping is on a beach! Hearing the waves roll in and out whilw you drift to sleep is such a calming feeling, incredible. Plus there’s always an incredible view of a sunset with no buildings in the way.

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  59. Susan
    Susan says:

    My favorite place to go camping is in the back yard by the fire pit. There is no packing and if you forget something, you are right there to get it. Also, the very best thing is NO BEARS. Thank you.

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  60. mary dolph
    mary dolph says:

    well it’s so secret i don’t know where we were LOL. my husband discovered a small island while fishing with a buddy. knowing i don’t like the great outdoors ( i feel like i’m the wildlife buffet side dish) he dragged me back there with him, we had the best time, room for 3 tents lots of sun and shade, great fishing and swimming and the best part no one get eaten by bears 🙂

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  61. Jurgen Deagle
    Jurgen Deagle says:

    I love camping in the wilderness – not on roads or official campgrounds, but some beautiful spot that with no one else but us around favourites have included along vancouver Islands west coast and in the alberta rocky mountains. Hopefully many more to come.

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  62. Jacqueline
    Jacqueline says:

    We are still looking for our perfect camping place, we took the kids to backus mill last year though and they loved it!

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  63. Frank McCallum
    Frank McCallum says:

    I enjoy camping in the Miramichi where I grew up. Some things have changed and some things stayed the same! Camping there brings back great memories and I get to make new ones each time I go back.

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  64. Brenda Klock
    Brenda Klock says:

    Our favourite place to camp is Ruckle Park on Saltspring Island in British Columbia. Beautiful! Our 2 grown daughters have wonderful memories of camping there as kids.

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  65. Debbie Henzel
    Debbie Henzel says:

    My favourite spot to camp – Banff. It has the beauty of the Canadian Rockies and conveniences nearby, if needed.

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  66. Lesley
    Lesley says:

    I admit, I am a princess. I glamp in a 14×16 canvas pavilion with a wooden bed and sponge mattress. Of course, when I’m with the hubby, we rough it in the regular tent and air mattress. Heading to Parry Sound KOA this summer for a few days for the first time. Brighton & Gananoque KOAs are very good.

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  67. Ryan
    Ryan says:

    I love Bronte Creek – all the benefits of a provincial park without having to spend too much time in the car getting there.

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  68. DeniseH
    DeniseH says:

    My favorite place to go camping is in “Riding Mountain National Park” it’s just so beautiful, so much to do and see!

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  69. Shannon Koehler
    Shannon Koehler says:

    Our favorite place to camp is with my in-laws in Chain-Lakes Alberta. We are blessed with amazing camping here in our province.

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  70. Jocelyne Alldrick
    Jocelyne Alldrick says:

    I like camping at my dad’s…seriously! The first time we took our trailer out, it was to his place..it was great to visit with him, and still cook outside, and sleep in the fresh air…i want to do it again this year, when it’s not so darn hot!

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  71. marymary
    marymary says:

    we love to go camping up north around the Barry’s Bay area, lots of beautiful clean lakes for swimming,fishing,boating, plus clean cool air to sleep in and look at the beautiful night sky too! lots of good memories from our times spent up there

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  72. K Yee
    K Yee says:

    Olympic National Park in Washington State is a favourite place to go camping. Not Canadian, but it brings back fond memories.

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  73. Jennifer C
    Jennifer C says:

    We love going to Banff & lake Louise. Any chance to sleep in a tent and cook outdoors is a Fave with this clan.

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  74. Darlene W
    Darlene W says:

    Valen’s Conservation Area is a great place to camp, close enough to get there and far enough away so you feel like your going somewhere

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  75. Kira A.
    Kira A. says:

    The coolest place I ever went camping was on Salt Spring Island, where my aunt lives. The stars there are spectacular!!!

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  76. Cathy C
    Cathy C says:

    Killbear is very very nice So is up near Tobermory, Sandbanks – Thousand Islands and Bon Echo … Decisions decisions … I’m going to go with Bon Echo – final answer!

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  77. sabina Edwards
    sabina Edwards says:

    We go camping to Cypress Hills, the SK side for the yearly star party. This year we wont be going (I already took time off since may for 2 surgeries ) and hubby has a new job and will be able to get time off next year for it.

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  78. Kris Wilson
    Kris Wilson says:

    My favourite place to go camping is on Crown Land (free) located near Long Lake, Ontario. Need to rent or bring canoe but remote and private.

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  79. Carey Hurst
    Carey Hurst says:

    My fave place to camp is at Pine Valley Park , but also at hidden gems throughout Ontario to rough it once in awhile . There is alot of QueensLand that is free to camp on

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  80. Ryan
    Ryan says:

    I don’t really have a favourite place. I like to go to different places so I can have as many different experiences as possible.

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  81. Maria McLachlan
    Maria McLachlan says:

    We like to camp at provincial or conservation areas and try different ones. Our kids are still a bit young so we haven’t gone too far. This year we went to Bass Lake in Orillia. Nice, small but very clean campground.

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