5 awesome family campgrounds close to Ottawa


Thinking of going camping with children? Check out these amazing family campgrounds within 3 hours drive from Ottawa.

5 awesome family campgrounds close to Ottawa

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!!!

Cardinal KOA
609 Pittston Road
Cardinal, ON K0E 1E0

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.

Sleepy Cedars Family Camping
1893 Manotick Station Rd
Greely, ON K4P 1H2

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.

Ottawa’s Poplar Grove Campground
6154 Bank Street
Greely, ON K4P 1B4

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.

Atlantide Complex
11155 QC-335
Saint-Calixte, QC J0K 1Z0

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!

Camping H2O
4150 Rang Saint-Charles
Trois-Rivières, QC G9B 7W9

3 thoughts on “5 awesome family campgrounds close to Ottawa”

  1. Cardinal KOA is where it is at… and if you don’t camp they have BEAUTIFUL glamping cabins for rent 🙂 A family top favourite that’s for sure.

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