Adventure, Canada

Weekend Getaway: Camping in Rondeau Park and visit to Uncle Tom’s Cabin (Canada’s 150 birthday)

It’s the 150th anniversary of Canada and people – including myself – are more patriotic than ever this summer. With the opening of the waterfront park at Ontario Place, free Parks Canada discovery passes permitting admission to national parks coast to coast, music and art events across the city and even a visit from the world’s largest rubber duck, a bizarre symbol that has toured the province, it’s hard not to feel the excitement in Toronto.

To celebrate this milestone occasion, my partner and I decided to head to the south of the province to do some camping in Rondeau Provincial Park, the second oldest provincial park in Ontario. We also visited Uncle Tom’s Cabin, in nearby Dresden, Ontario, which was one of the last stops on the underground railroad that slaves used to escape slavery in the US. That visit was really powerful and I will never use the term, “Uncle Tom” in the same way ever again!

Check out the video to see a glimpse of our first camping weekend together and the remnants of the famous Cabin.


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