RV & Road Trips
RV & Road Trips
A Northeastern Ontario road trip is like no other — here, you literally can drive for months and never hit the same pavement twice. If you have the time, we have the adventure!
Along with excellent hiking, paddling and a variety of exciting day trips, our region is renowned for breathtaking scenery and spectacular destinations.
Whatever your chosen mode of transportation, we have two tools to help point you in the right direction; a Travel Guide and Motorcycle Touring Map.
You can pick these up at most Travel Information Centres in Northeastern Ontario, or email us to request mailed copies.
For information about weather in our region, please visit this page.
Plan Your Trip
Travel the beaten path or carve your own trail. There are five main established routes across the region, ranging from an easy weekend trip to an epic multi-day adventure.
Manitoulin Island is a dream road trip location, with wide open roads, beautiful scenery, and lots of great camping options. Explore rolling farmland, infinite beaches and bays and myriad ice cream shops. Museums, cafes, theatre, art and culture – you can spend a weekend or a whole season uncovering its riches.
For the bold, plan a venture into the northern wilderness — with a side of intriguing mining history and some excellent BBQ — on the Great Legends tour. Or choose the Temiskaming Loop and traverse one lake, two provinces and three cultures — and don’t forget an off-the-map hike to the breathtaking Devil’s Rock. Georgian Bay provides the backdrop for a journey that winds you along the Niagara Escarpment, past the La Cloche Mountains, and leads you to some of the world’s largest freshwater beaches. Or you may choose to circumnavigate the fabulous fishing spots of Lake Nipissing, a magnetic draw for those with a rod and tackle box.
If you want to plot your own route, there is no shortage of interesting destinations to add to your list. From the giant flying saucer in the tiny town of Moonbeam – named by pioneers after the Northern Lights – to polar bears in Cochrane to the wild Boreal forest of the Little Claybelt, there is something on everyone’s bucket list in Northeastern Ontario.
For more planning assistance, Go Tour Ontario provides information on all types of routes across Ontario.
Uplevel your road trip: Bring an RV
For those who are looking for the freedom to move around at will but who enjoy the comfort of a cozy cabin, an RV road trip combines the best of both worlds. An RV adventure sets you up with a cozy home on wheels while you explore the wondrous beauty of Northeastern Ontario’s myriad lakes, beaches, woodland trails and local arts, culture and cuisine. Travel by day; spend the night listening for loon calls outside your window. Wake up to a leisurely breakfast surrounded by towering pine trees before you set off on the next leg of your journey. In an RV, you’ll enjoy all the nature Northeastern Ontario offers, but from the comfort of your own cabin – a cabin you can take with you.
If you don’t have your own or are unable to bring it on your trip, there are multiple operators across our region who provide recreational vehicle rentals.
Where to stay
Northeastern Ontario boasts some of the province’s finest RV camping with plenty of choice at Provincial Parks as well as privately owned resorts and campgrounds. While there are a few amenities necessary to keep your RV running smoothly, it’s also just fine to spend a few nights in a more remote location – just you and your lawn chairs and the starry sky – before your rendezvous with a pump-out. But if the deep wilderness isn’t your thing, you’ll always be able to find hook-ups, a hot shower and a warm smile at RV-friendly campgrounds across the region. Our communities have all the amenities you need to support your road trip – from welcoming campgrounds to exciting arts and cultural activities and delicious dining options.