7 reasons why I keep fishing Ontario’s Bon Echo Provincial Park


#2 There are lots of accommodation options

Bon Echo has over 500 campsites, with facilities for RVs, car camping and backcountry enthusiasts. It also offers a variety of roofed accommodations, including cabins, yurts and my new favourite: exploration tents (above). If you want the best parts of the camping experience, but with a lot less fuss, these semi-permanent tents, located near Mazinaw Rock, are an attractive option.


Set on a wooden deck, the wall tents have a sleeping platform with four mattresses, a table and chairs and a shelving unit, plus a propane BBQ and fire pit. So you just roll in, unload and go—no fussing with your tent, tarp or trailer. Plus, there’s lots of space inside, which is especially nice during bug season or during a rain shower. You also spend a lot less time setting up and tearing down your campsite which, obviously, leaves more time to go fishing.