Staying in a yurt at the Mew Lake Campground has started to become a tradition in our family. This kind of winter shelter allows us to winter camp with toddlers, who refuse to stay inside of their sleeping bag all night long. After spending the day enjoying the crisp, cool winter air and the bounty of snow, it feels quite luxurious to head into a warm yurt to dry off and warm up. I know a fire works well too, but it’s not quite the same. After supper and a stint around the campfire, we move inside to read, talk, laugh and play a few rounds of euchre before crawling into our sleeping bags for a good nights sleep.
If you think that your fellow campers are friendly during the summer months, your winter neighbours are even more so. We met a couple (Tom & Sarah) from Burlington and after chatting discovered our mutual love of wilderness camping in Killarney Provincial Park. (If you two ever read this, don’t forget to show us your photos of your Philip Edward Island trip.)