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The Best Backpacking in Ontario

Looking for the best backpacking in Ontario? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Ontario. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top backpacking spots in and near Ontario

  • Nipissing, Unorganized, South Part, Ontario

    Kayak Opeongo Lake to Big Trout Lake

    There are multiple canoe and kayak routes throughout Algonquin park. The Opeongo Lake to Big Trout Lake is easily done in 3 days and a favourite of mine.Begin at Lake Opeongo Access Point. From there you can hire a water taxi to take you to your first portage (2.1km). The taxi is especially helpf...
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  • Unorganized Thunder Bay District, Ontario

    Camp at Sleeping Giant Provincial Park

    4.7
    We drove into Marie Louise Lake Campground in the afternoon of the off season and found the campground office closed. Luckily for us, there is a pay kiosk that takes credit cards (bonus) so after we drove around to find a walk-up site we came back to pay for one night and then planned to talk to ...
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  • Unorganized Thunder Bay District, Ontario

    Backpack the Coastal Hiking Trail in Pukaskwa NP

    4.0
    5 mi
    Pukuskwa Canadian National Park is located near the town of Marathon in northern Ontario. The only road to access the park is at the north end near Hattie Cove. The park is home to the Coastal Hiking Trail as well as a paddling route and other various water activities. All trails are open May 1st...
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  • Nipissing, Unorganized, South Part, Ontario

    Backpack Highland Trail in Algonquin Provincial Park

    21 mi
    This was my first experience in the Canadian backcountry and it was remarkable.  Algonquin Provincial Park is beautiful with it's range of hardwood forest trees, lakes, and overall terrain.  It's popular for portaging but it also has three official backpacking trails inside the park.  (Unfortunat...
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