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Camping in Ontario is getting a makeover.

CBC News reported that Ontario Parks is working to expand its “glamping” or “glamourous camping” options to include more roofed accommodations like cabins and yurts.

Ontario Parks spokesperson Anne Craig says the demand is so high that these sites have been booked until the fall.

Glamping is bringing in a new demographic of people to the parks, such as “people who think camping is really intimidating.”

“We need to sort of hold their hands a little bit the first time around,” she said. “But once they get into a park and see how easy it is, they’ll hopefully come back as lifelong users.”

In northeastern Ontario there are several glamping accommodations available. Glampers can rent a yurt in Pancake Bay, Windy Lake, and Killarney provincial parks.

Roofed accommodations also appeal to seniors who want a more comfortable stay, to people who don’t have camping equipment, and to those who want to camp in colder weather.

 

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