The Globe and Mail: Why Aren’t Canadians Camping Any More?

 Car camping in Killarney Provincial Park, Ontario. © Adam Bisby

Car camping in Killarney Provincial Park, Ontario. © Adam Bisby

The Globe and Mail asks Why Aren’t Canadians Camping Any More?

"...Recent statistics show steady decline. Between 2000 and 2013, the number of overnight camping stays in Ontario’s provincial parks fell by 10 per cent, while a 2010 study from Tourism Quebec found that campsite occupancy in that province fell by 8.7 per cent between the summers of 2006 and 2009. (The dip would have been more dramatic if not for RV use, which saw a 6.9-per-cent gain. Tenting, however, plunged by 34 per cent.)"

We're a little biased and trying to camp MORE while promoting it to more Canadians... but how about you? Rising camping prices, price of gas, or family dynamics factor into your thoughts?