There’s nothing more Canadian than celebrating Canada Day camping, eating, and watching the fireworks with friends. And that’s exactly what we did in Acton Ontario at Smallwood Acres campground.
Once we arrived at the campground we immediately felt at home. The area reminded me of childhood camping trips of past, with familiar rv’s, bamboo mats shoved under picnic tables, and a warm family feeling. We slowly drove through the area, admiring the other campsites and the forest surrounding us.
After passing through an open area we approached the campground and were immediately impressed by the view. The air was crisp and the vibrant lily pads and flowers rested delicately on the surface of the water. The campfire rested on the edge of the lake and boasted a picturesque view of the open area ahead of us
Cooking while at a campsite can take on many different forms. Most commonly, people roast meats and sweet treats over a campfire, enjoying their spider dogs and marshmallows. Jay used a smoker to cook us an incredible meal. The fire crackled into the afternoon and the smell of spices, basil and smoke filled the air.
Camping allows you to play card games on the picnic table and tell stories by the campfire enjoying. Fireworks are usually an epic experience in themselves, but on Canada Day, we Canadians aim to impress. The fireworks show here but both the Nathan Philips Square and CN Tower fireworks to shame in terms of length. The show was vibrant, exciting, and continued for long after 15 minutes.
Cheers to our friends Tanya, Jay, and the infamous Reggie for all of their hospitality.
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