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RVing in Canada

RVing in Canada is gaining in popularity as an affordable vacation that allows complete freedom to choose your destination. Follow the Atlantic coast from the seaside cliffs of Newfoundland and Labrador...the quaintness of Prince Edward Island...visit small fishing villages and enjoy some seafood.

Canada is a vast country and Canadian RVing is an ideal way to experience its true magnificence. Stop in historic Quebec City and view its architectural heritage...canoe in the wilds of Northern Ontario...catch a show in Toronto and see Niagara Falls the same day. As you wind your way through the country make a detour to Northern Manitoba for polar bear watching in Canada.

As you cross the plains of Saskatchewan and Eastern Alberta it won't be long before you catch a glimpse of the magnificent Rocky Mountains. Visit Jasper for some mountaineering in Canada...continue to Banff for some backpacking in Canada...and cross the mountain divide into the ancient rainforests of British Columbia.

You will never tire of RVing in Canada because over the next horizon there is something amazing to see and experience. The people are friendly and the RV campgrounds are set into the Canadian wilderness.

History of Canadian RVing

RVing in Canada originated from the popularity of car camping in the 1920's and 1930's. Campgrounds began to "pop up" along well-traveled highways offering electrical and sewage hookups. The car was slowly replaced by vans as the vehicle of choice for the camping set.

As the popularity of camping grew so did the choices for camping vehicles. Tent trailers that you towed behind your truck or car...caps for your pickup truck...Airstream trailers...and finally the standard Recreational Vehicle (RV) you see on the roads today.

Popularity of Canadian RVing

According to Go RVing Canada, there are over 1 million recreational vehicles on the road in Canada. The top reason given for purchasing an RV is an affordable vacation with "the freedom to come and go". For those who like to travel the open road and experience the countryside, RVing in Canada is a cheap holiday.

Almost 70 % of RV owners are under the age of 55, so Canadian RVing is not just for retired folks. They are becoming popular with younger families. In 2003, 45.7 % of inquiries for the RV lifestyle were from the 18 – 44 age group.

With the long Canadian winters many residents want to spend as much time as possible enjoying the outdoors. RVing in Canada allows people to "take their home with them" as they embark on their summer adventure. Some families park their recreation vehicle at a local campground and commute to work from there.

Rising vacation costs have moved some individuals to choose RV's as a way to have a cheap holiday. You can avoid airline costs, hotel and motel costs, and restaurant expenses by traveling in a well-stocked recreational vehicle.

Popular RV Campgrounds

Riverside RV Resort and Campground in Whistler, British Columbia offers a picturesque setting for Canadian RVing. If you're into skiing in Canada, you'll love one of the best ski resorts in North America at Whistler. This RV resort offers fully winterized sites for your winter camping in Canada.

There is plenty to do in Whistler: Calaway Park RV Park in Calgary, Alberta is part of Western Canada's largest outdoor amusement park. Take the whole family on a Canadian RVing holiday. Ride the the live entertainment…then head back to the campsite for a swim. Sounds like an ideal family vacation.

NET Camping Resort in the heart of the Niagara Region wine country. Tour award-winning wineries. See and hear the thundering waters of Niagara Falls. Are you into hiking in Canada? Take a backpacking trip on the Bruce Trail where you'll experience the UNESCO World Biosphere of the Niagara Escarpment.

The Cove Oceanfront Campground in Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia is located on the Bay of Fundy. Spending time in oceanfront RV campgrounds is an ideal way to enjoy RVing in Canada. Take a swim or walk the shore of the Bay of Fundy and marvel at the 30 foot tides. Schedule your Canadian RVing vacation during whale watching season. Finish the day by watching the sun set into the ocean.

There are no shortage of sights to see or adventures to be undertaken when RVing in Canada. From coast-to-coast there are RV campgrounds to fit your needs. Take your recreational vehicle along heritage trails that the Voyageurs traveled all those years ago. Take a Canadian RVing vacation to the Rockies. Explore the Great Lakes region or get some "quiet time" in Prince Edward Island. Hey, why not experience them all!
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