FRONTERRA Camp allows you to fully experience the beauty of nature so you can enjoy every minute of your precious vacation time. Our spacious 100% cotton canvas prospector tents are an authentic tribute to the early prospecting days of our nation and are still used today to explore some of Canada’s most wild places. Our custom designed prospector tents offer a unique and authentic camping experience that blends the very old with the very new meeting today’s needs with a nod to the ingenuity of our ancestors.
Adorned with rustic decor, eco-furnishings and a dash of quirky funk, our tent suites provide a unique and welcoming atmosphere for your much needed vacation including a king-sized bed, hardwood floors, private outdoor hot shower, well-appointed summer kitchen and even a protected reading lounge in case of inclement weather. Each tent-suite is designed in its own rustic-chic style and offers large private living spaces with protected areas to keep nature’s nuisances out while letting the gentle breeze and sunshine in. Immerse yourself in the beauty of nature while enjoying the comforts of home, all while celebrating Canada’s rich history.
FRONTERRA Camp offers two unique experiences – our Forest camping tents nestled deep in our Sweetwater Forest, and a lakeside experience on the North Bay fen marsh built to observe the amazing wildlife that abounds in this delicate ecosystem – each with its own unique setting, charm and opportunity to witness amazing cranes, resident swans, ducks and geese.
For families with kids or those who prefer a forest setting, our forest sites provide the perfect escape from hot summer days offering a cool and refreshing retreat into the lush greenery of the trees. Wake up to the sounds of birds chirping and the forest awakening to indulge in the peace and tranquility of the ancient rites of forest camping. Designed for couples and families, we offer plush cots for children to accommodate everyone comfortably. This way, parents and children can enjoy the same spacious and luxurious accommodations, with all the added benefits initiating their children to the great outdoors. After all, we must first get the children to fall in love with Nature before we ask them to protect it!
Best for: Families with children, cozy campfires, cooling shelter, spectacular displays of fireflies, family connections and celebrations.
For those who prefer a lakeside retreat, our sustainable resource management sites on the Fen-marsh of North Bay offer the perfect escape to relax, enjoy jaw-dropping sunsets and perform low-impact sustainable conservation activities such as waterfowl, animals and bird watching. These locations, designed specifically to delicately float over the ecosystem and provide a comfortable and unparalleled opportunity to experience nature, are perched on the edge of our Sweetwater Forest offering a breathtaking experience as the dusk and dawn migrations of gorgeous and unique waterfowl glide effortless overhead.
The lakeside sites are for those who love the sun and don’t mind the nautical sounds of wind in the canvas and the serenade of a chorus of frogs at night. Relax on your private view platform and enjoy the unique ecosystem of the marsh and discover a myriad of birds and wildlife from the comfort of your own private oasis.
Best for: wildlife appreciation, spectacular sunsets, couple event/proposals/anniversaries and privacy
Whichever location you choose, you will have the same high-quality amenities including luxurious king-size Canadian-made ecological mattresses, premium bedding (quality linen and duvets included for both the bed and the cots), private outdoor hot shower (with plush towels, ecological body wash and shampoo), a clean, private and oder-free composting toilet, and a fully-equipped kitchens (with a propane stove, cast iron cookware, cooking utensils, tableware & cooler). Our on-site store carries bags of ice that can be purchased for a nominal fee to ensure your perishables keep cool throughout your stay while our pantry boxes store your dry goods from even the most cunning of forest creatures.
Each of our campsites are also equipped with a private outdoor fire pit and cooking grill, perfect for gathering around with friends and family to enjoy the beauty of the great outdoors. To ensure the safety of our guests and the preservation of our natural environment, we kindly ask that guests do not bring their own firewood. Instead, our Camp Ranger will provide guests with high-quality firewood for purchase. This wood has been sourced locally and is guaranteed to provide a safe and enjoyable experience.
We are committed to providing our guests with safe and clean drinking water during their stay at our camp. Our water source is regularly tested to ensure its potability and we take pride in providing high-quality water sourced using renewable solar energy for our guests to enjoy. This is done in part to reduce waste and promote sustainability by limiting the use of plastic water bottles during your stay. Our potable water is safe for drinking and suitable for refilling reusable water bottles. This small step makes a significant difference in reducing the environmental footprint of our camp.
FRONTERRA Camp is designed to be a place to disconnect and unwind from the hustle of daily life. As such, we are proud to offer our guests a transformative camping experience with no access to electricity or wifi although we do provide solar powered lanterns and charge packs while cellular reception for all major networks is generally 3 bars or higher. Turn it off, disconnect and celebrate the beauty of nature and the peacefulness of the great outdoors. Leave your screens behind and let the stars be your entertainment – the only thing you truly should recharge at FRONTERRA is your soul!