And our contest winner is…Jonathan Riley – who made one heck of a compelling argument for backcountry site #15 on Big Muise in Kejimkujik National Park. Made us want to jump on a plane and head east! Thanks to all participants for an excellent crop of suggestions. Your efforts mean a lot to us and to our readers. Jonathan, ship us your snail mail and we’ll ship you a copy of Robin Esrock’s The Great Canadian Bucket List. T&C
In Jonathan’s words: “Tough question: Backcountry site 15 on Big Muise in Kejimkujik National Park. In the middle of the lake, at the far end of a string of islands, paddling out there is a quick easy way to get away from it all. It has a private sandy beach with a twisty ol pine growing out over the water. Not only do I have my childhood memories of the site, but I watched my son and his best friend swamp our canoe there for hours one lazy July afternoon. At night a million stars are reflected in the ‘fairy lake’. It is the perfect place to introduce beginner campers and canoers to the joys of the wilderness.”
Are you a Canadian who loves to camp? We parked ourselves at Two Jack Lake in Banff National Park last summer and can’t wait to get back. Where’s YOUR favourite campsite and why do you love it so much?
Tell us here by May 15, 2014 (contest closes at midnight) for a chance to win a copy of The Great Canadian Bucket List – an ambitious new guidebook written by Robin Esrock who, for the record, says that when it comes to camping in Canada, Long Beach in Pacific Rim National Park (near Tofino, BC) is his number one choice.
OK Canada! We’re standing by. Remember to give us details – where’s your favourite campsite located and what, exactly, makes it so awesome?