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Rent a motorhome in Ontario, Canada

Where water meets wine

Ontario is the most populous province in Canada. Still, it also offers plenty of opportunities to get away from the hustle and bustle of urban life and escape into natural beauty. With vast, lush forests and expansive lakes of glittering water, campers will have no shortage of locations to visit with an Ontario RV rental.

Rest assured, if you are interested in the places you can explore with an Ontario RV rental. We at motorhomebookers.com have teamed up with partners in Ontario to make your RV rental in Ontario simple and convenient. Plus, this guide gives you all of the advice that you need. From a list of the top natural sights to an overview of the province's big cities, we hope to answer all of your questions about Ontario RV rental.

Top 5 facts about Ontario

  1. Toronto is on Lake Ontario’s northwestern shore and is the capital of Ontario, the largest city in Canada by population, and the fourth-largest in North America.
  2. The Northern Lights can be seen from certain areas of Northern Ontario, providing a natural spectacle, particularly in winter at midnight.
  3. Campers in Ontario can expect prime lakeside destinations, as the province overlaps with North America's Great Lakes region.
  4. The Centennial Ridges Trail rakes campers on a journey through lakes and woodlands, with various iconic Canadian species sharing a habitat.
  5. Although the origin of the name Ontario is not entirely clear, it is generally agreed to come from a First Nations word describing the area's lakes.

These highlights await you when you visit Ontario with a motorhome

When discussing the sights that you can see in your Ontario RV rental journey, we could hardly fail to mention the thundering attraction of Niagara Falls. Located on the border between Ontario and New York State, the Falls consist of three interlinked waterfalls and constitute one of the most astounding natural spectacles not just in Ontario but in all of North America.

Another nature-focused destination is Algonquin Provincial Park, which dates back to 1893 and is the oldest provincial park in Canada. The park is home to lush forests and over 2,400 lakes, plus magnificent cliffs that can be appreciated from the comfort of your kayak. The park has developed campsites that accept motorhomes as long as you provide details when making a reservation.

While Ontario is not strictly speaking a coastal province — Hudson's Bay, to the north, is officially part of Nunavut — you can still take your campervan to the beach. On the bank of Lake Huron, Sauble Beach offers ten kilometres of sand and surf, with motorhome-friendly campsites like Woodland Park, Carson's Camp and Sauble Beach Resort Camp nearby.

The cities in Ontario you should visit with your camper van!

Toronto, the province's capital city, is the ideal place to book an RV rental in Ontario and start your journey. CN Tower, which dominates the Toronto skyline, is open to visitors who want to shoot up in an elevator and admire the city from above. For something more down-to-earth, you could try Toronto Island Park, which is spread across four islands.

It will take you less than two hours to drive your campervan from Toronto to Hamilton. Here, you can take a trip into history by visiting Dundurn Castle or lose yourself in the natural surroundings of Bayfront Park. You can then sample the nightlife before heading off on the next trip afforded by Ontario RV rentals.

Located to the southeast of Toronto is Ottawa. This is a city that boasts some truly spectacular architecture, with the Gothic-style buildings of Parliament Hill and the twin-spired Notre Dame Basilica being particularly remarkable. The educational sights are also recommended: Ottawa is home to the Canadian Museum of Science, the Canadian War Museum and the National Gallery of Canada.

Camper van hire: Useful information for a trip through Ontario

While the above may have got you eager to look into motorhome rentals, there are some things to remember before committing. As with the rest of Canada, a traveller will typically need to be 21 years old or above to book an RV rental in Ontario and will also need to have held a licence for at least one full year.

Outside of cities, provincial parks and natural parks, wild camping is typically allowed in Ontario and the rest of Canada. However, Ontario has restrictions in place that depend on whether or not you are a Canadian citizen. Locals can camp for free in Crown land for up to 21 days per year; visitors will generally require a permit.

Unlike certain areas of Canada, language barriers should not be an issue for non-French speakers, as over 97% of Ontario's population speaks English.

Rent a motorhome now and discover Ontario

We've listed just a few of the natural sights and urban centres that you can experience with an Ontario RV rental. Your next step is to start planning your journey! Toronto is a city where you can obtain RV rentals and begin your adventure. If you're up for a long-haul trip between provinces, you could choose a city outside Ontario, like Montreal.

If you require more information about RV rentals in Ontario, please do not hesitate to contact us at motorhomebookers.com. We aim to answer all of your questions for every step of your journey, from booking a motorhome rental to choosing the best destinations and the most suitable motorhome for your trip.

Ontario: Rental stations for campers and motorhomes