Thinking of going camping with children? Check out these amazing family campgrounds within 3 hours drive from Ottawa.
***Please note that due to COVID-19, some of the amenities may be closed or function with restrictions***
Cardinal KOA is located an hour away from downtown Ottawa. The whole campground is family oriented, amenities for kids include a heated pool, a splashpad, a kids climbing wall, a big bouncer, a mini golf and a pirate ship playground. Activities include hayrides on Saturdays, movies under the stars on Saturdays evenings. On Saturdays all season long and daily in July and August, activities include arts and crafts sessions, soccer, relays and bike races.
There are also different themes for every weekend, for example, Mardi Gras, Wet & Wacky, Pirate Weekend, Wild West and Tropical Weekend with tons of activities that kids will love!!!
Sleepy Cedars Family Camping is located in Greely, just 25 minutes away from downtown Ottawa. Their focus is families and they have many different activities for children of all ages to enjoy. The site is nestled in 43 acres of nature which makes for beautiful wilderness walks. Their amenities include a heated salt water swimming pool, a 9-hole “fun” golf course, a 9-hole mini-put, a children’s play area and a recreation hall with a pool table and a ping pong table.
Ottawa’s Poplar Grove Campground is also located in Greely just 30 minutes from downtown Ottawa. It features many amenities and activities for the whole family to enjoy. It has an indoor heated swimming pool, a children’s playground area, an 18 hole mini-golf, basketball hoops, hockey nets, 2 tennis courts, a volleyball area, horse shoe pits, badminton and soccer.
Atlantide Complex is Quebec’s ultimate family camp ground! It is located North of Montreal in Quebec about 2.5 hours from Ottawa. Amenities for kids include a haunted house, a mini farm, 4 outdoor playgrounds, an indoor playground with a play module and arcade games, a pirate ship, water games and water slides, inflatable games, a mini golf, a skate park and a BMX track. It also has sports field where children can play soccer, basketball, baseball, volleyball, archery.
Camping H2O is another great campground with a water park that will keep kids happy and entertained all day long! It is located in Trois Rivieres Quebec, which is approximately 3 hours from Ottawa. The water park includes the biggest wave pool in Quebec, water games, water slides and beach volleyball courts!