Staycation in Superior Country

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March 10th, 2022

Ontario’s Staycation Tax Credit came into effect January 1st of 2022, it will benefit Ontario residents on their provincial vacations until December 31st, 2022. Upon filing their 2022 personal tax returns, individual Ontarians will be able to claim up to $1,000 for a maximum 20% credit – $200. Families will be able to take advantage of claiming up to $2,000 for a maximum 20% credit – $400.

Ontario Staycation Tax Credit Breakdown

To ensure an eligible tax claim is made for the Ontario Staycation Tax Credit, the following must be met:

  • The stay must occur between January 1st and December 31st, 2022.
  • The duration of the stay must be less than a month.
  • The stay must be for leisure purposes only, no business stays will qualify for the tax credit.
  • They purchase of the stay must not have been reimbursed in any which way.
  • The tax is for accommodation ONLY, if the receipt shows meals included, they will be extracted out of the qualifying amount.

Find out more information on the Ontario Staycation Tax Credit.

Keep those receipts!  

To be eligible to claim the Ontario Staycation Tax Credit, you must keep your receipts. Those receipts must include the following information as well:

  • Accommodation location and date of stay.
  • Accommodation expense.
  • GST/HST paid.
  • The name of the payor.

Ontario Staycation Destinations – Where to go & what to do

Two words: Superior Country. the name speaks for itself! It truly is a Superior destination filled with accommodations and activities for everyone and anyone to enjoy.

Fishing Focused Staycations

This is an easy pleaser for Superior Country considering there are ample opportunities to fish all over the region. From fly-in outposts, drive-in lodges or boat-in charters, there are plenty of staycation opportunities based off fish amenities.

Bowman Island Lodge and Charters is a fan favorite destination for said amenities. Situated on Lake Superior, it offers scenic glamour, kayaking, canoeing, and hiking, of course superior fishing as well!
Find more about Bowman Island HERE!

A true family oriented destination, Ole’s Adventure Resort is a great destination to enjoy wilderness activities with the whole family. Not only does Ole’s have everything from comfortable and fully equipped cabins, to shoreline fun of beach activities but they also offer the Experience Fishing Program, perfect for families new or not completely familiar to fishing. To learn more about Ole’s, find more HERE!

Camping/RV Focused Staycations

From campgrounds nestled right on the shores of Lake Superior, to ones on smaller inland lakes and Provincial & National Parks, you will be able to find ample camping staycation ideas in the Superior Country region. Enjoy your staycation morning coffee lakeside, your afternoon hiking and exploring beaches and evenings around a campfire with loved ones.

The beautiful Hattie Cove Campground at Pukaskwa National Park is located right on the pristine shores of Lake Superior. With full amenities from hot showers, electricity hook-ups, park store and ample outdoor adventure outlets, Hattie Cove will be a destination you’ll be eager to return to ever camping season. The park itself is a hikers paradise with endless trails showcasing amazing lake views throughout.

Kakabaka Falls Provincial Park is home to Ontario’s second largest waterfall and endless camping opportunities. With three campgrounds to choose from, you’ll find no shortage of options! The Riverside Campground will soothe you to sleep with the sound of the nearby falls, Fern’s Edge Campground is made for the easy to please campers offering non-electrical campsites and Whispering Hills Campground has all that you need from electrical hook-ups, laundry facilities and of course, campground fun!

To find out more information on Kakabeka Falls Provincial Park camping click HERE!

Cabin, Lodge, Cottage Focused Staycations

If you are looking for a more comfortable staycation, or glamping opportunities, consider staying in a cabin, lodge, or cottage! Which one do we suggest? Well, there are just too many options to choose only one! Consider looking through this article to try to decipher the best destination or check out the two listed below:

The Quebec Lodge is a true home-away-from-home atmosphere. The 4,000 square foot bed & breakfast log cabin sits on the shore of Lake Superior in Red Rock, Ontario. With amazing views of the lake, cozy guest rooms and amazing hospitality, you’ll be wanting to book another visit before you even leave.

Porphyry Island Is located on Black Bay, Lake Superior and offers a true escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Stay in the bedroom guesthouse equipped with electricity and running water. There is profound uniqueness and immaculate views of Sleeping Giant, you’ll never want to leave!

Are you convinced to staycation this upcoming spring and summer? As if you needed more reasons to visit Superior Country, checkout these 10 Reasons to Explore the North Shore to be completely convinced.

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