HONEY HARBOUR, ON, July 24, 2013 /CNW/ - Camping in national parks
across the country has been a true Canadian experience for generations,
and today Parks Canada can offer much more than a simple plot of land
on which to pitch a tent. Georgian Bay Islands National Park has
expanded its accommodation offer and we would be pleased to welcome you
to one of our newly completed cabins on Beausoleil Island.
Only a 90 minute-drive from Toronto, you can call this park home as it
offers an easy, affordable and comfortable way to enjoy Georgian Bay.
Whether you're an experienced camper or first-timer, you'll be
delighted to escape into the great outdoors in style. If you don't wish
to sleep in a tent, then get ready to unwind by cabin "glamping" on an
island in Georgian Bay.
With locations at Cedar Spring and Christian Beach, these cabins are equipped with all the gear you need, allowing you to
'rough it' in style. Cedar Spring offers the perfect getaway for a group of friends or family with a
playground area, a visitor centre, sandy beaches, trails, showers,
washrooms and picnic areas. Sit back and enjoy the view from the
comfort of your porch, or rent a bike to explore the beautiful natural
and cultural features of this national park.
If you prefer a more romantic getaway for just the two of you, the
tranquil shores and stunning sunsets at Christian Beach, located on the west side of the island, could be just what you two
need. Equipped with a queen size bed, the Christian Beach package
provides the additional valet service of baggage handling and delivery,
a supply of water and some firewood.
Each cabin starts with all the basic comforts of home - bbq, beds,
table, chairs, lights, cooking gear - we even provide the coffee maker!
As we protect the natural setting of the park, we've made a point of
bringing you a "green" experience with solar lighting, refrigerators,
and composting toilets. Showers are a bike ride away.
"All you need to bring is your food, bedding, personal items, a good
book and your sense of adventure," says park Superintendent Gary
McMillan. "And don't worry about getting to the island. When you
reserve with us, we'll gladly pick you up from Honey Harbour and
shuttle you over to Beausoleil Island. Vehicle parking in Honey Harbour
If you absolutely need to keep your friends and followers updated on all
the fun you're having, you can charge your electronic gadgets in the
cabins, and cell phone coverage is great. Hiking, mountain bike
rentals, Xplorer program for kids, Art in the Park, swimming, boating
or simply nature-watching - there's never a dull moment. Visitors have
been raving about our team members' devotion to service. We'll make
sure your stay is memorable - that's just our way!
We're on Twitter too! @GBINP
Insider's tip: the best times to visit are weekdays in the summer and from Labor Day
to Thanksgiving in the fall.
Located in the world's largest freshwater archipelago, Georgian Bay
Islands National Park is where you'll discover spectacular landscapes,
time-worn rock faces, diverse habitats, the rugged beauty of the
Canadian Shield and cultural history dating back 5,000 years.
For more information and to book your stay, visit www.reservation.parkscanada.gc.ca or dial 1-877-RESERVE (1-877-737-3783).
Image with caption: "A cabin at Cedar Springs: Georgian Bay Islands National Park. (CNW Group/Parks Canada (Georgian Bay and Ontario East Field Unit))". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130724_C9252_PHOTO_EN_29208.jpg
SOURCE: Parks Canada (Georgian Bay and Ontario East Field Unit)
For further information:
Visitor Experience Manager
Georgian Bay Islands National Park