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What does a Parks Canada oTENTik really look like?

By: Doug O'Neill
Canadian Living
Culture & Entertainment

What does a Parks Canada oTENTik really look like?

By: Doug O'Neill

Park Canada's oTENTIK: your very own video preview! Anyone who's checked out our recent Camping in Canada: An expert's guide to the great Canadian outdoors, especially my round-up on Where To Go Glamping in Canada,  has probably noticed numerous references to oTENTIKs, a welcome invention from our friends at Parks Canada that makes camping a little more comfortable.  An oTENTIK is a cross between an A-frame cabin and a prospector tent mounted on a wooden floor – with lots of extras! Here's a snap of one in Riding Mountain, Manitoba. Parks Canada oTENTik

 (Photo courtesy of Sandy Black, Parks Canada)

  But, for better viewing, we turn to this video preview hosted by Jeff Mitchell, the resident blogger for The Real Banff, to show us around the Parks Canada oTENTik options at Two Jack Lake in Banff National Park.   [HTML1]

 

So, let's recap: stunning mountain views, lighting and electricity, hot showers, indoor heat, outdoor fire pit,  BBQ,  queen sized and double-sized beds, plus a table and chairs for up to six. This location at Two Jack Lakeside Campground, a mere 15 minutes from the town of Banff, makes it perfect to visit the town of Banff, but it's also an excellent spot to launch hiking, biking, and canoeing excursions. All of the oTENTik sites within Park Canada campgrounds make it easy to enjoy the beauty of the surrounding area. Now, what about a complimentary espresso in the morning? Just saying.
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