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RV Canada: Top Reasons an RV is the Best Way to See Canada

Explore Canada in an RV for the BEST experience
– A top world destination
            – Take your time there is lots of space and variety 
            – An experience for all ages 
            – Variety of camping options 
            – Enjoy the best of every Province 
Maggie Spizzirri
8 minute read
Toronto at night

Plan to RV Canada for the best way to experience this sprawling nation. Canada is filled with stunning landscapes, bustling cities, spectacular beaches, coastlines, prairies, everything in between and so much more! With an RV rental, you have endless opportunities for lakeside camping, the flexibility and convenience you desire to explore this massive nation. Here is a list of the top 12 reasons why a road trip in an RV is the best way to see Canada!

1. It was named the #1 place to go in 2017

The open road

Every year The New York Times publishes a list of the top 52 places to visit. In 2017, they named Canada the #1 destination to visit in the world! The article states Canada is “a world unto itself, with cosmopolitan cities, barely explored natural wonders and everything in between.” If you ask us, if the New York Times thinks Canada is a top must-see destination then it is time to explore your backyard! Your road-tripping, RV Canada adventure will allow you to explore everything, and all the in-between this spectacular country offers. 

2. It’s Big!!

Canada is the 2nd biggest country in the world! To travel the span of Canada is 8030 km of driving. That is at least 106 hours of pure driving time! Now that is a road trip! And, a huge area to explore, escape, and discover! With that much time spent in your adventure mobile, aka RV rental, you will want to be in a reliable, safe, and comfortable vehicle. Exploring a country this big gives to lots of room to find your space!

Plan on driving the whole country? Get all the inside info in this read: RV Across Canada: Hot Tips.

Canada's mountains and clear blue lake

3. Lakeside Camping

With lakes aplenty, approximately 2 million!! (Get all those fun facts here.) There are millions (literally) of options to camp lakeside. Is there anything more relaxing than waking to fresh air, sunshine, and the iconic sounds of a loon in its natural paradise? And, what better way to do it than with your hotel on wheels. Park where services are offered and have all the convenience of home or park in whatever remote Canadian paradise you choose! Check out these 5 epic British Columbia Parks for lakeside camping.

4. Flexibility

RV Canada and park beside this grogeous lake

RV Canada for the thrill of being able to stop, pull over and take in the sights, hikes, animal viewing opportunities, and who knows what other exciting options. The last thing you want when there is an amazing lookout coming up is to be tethered to a schedule. While the whole journey will keep you enthralled with amazing views of lakes, mountains, and grasslands, you don’t want to miss that special spot! The only way to have complete control over all the possibilities on your Canadian vacation is in the freedom of an RV. With options nationwide park where you want, sleep when you need to and be the boss of your Canada RV holiday.

Additionally, enjoy the flexibility of a large variety of campsite facilities. With some larger, privately run sites offering extra resort-like facilities such as cafés, swimming pools, and shops. Or, get a nature-focused experience at most of the National Park or Provincial Park campgrounds. Most campgrounds will offer the sale of firewood, and washrooms. And, many but not all will have electrical hookups and filling/dumping stations for water and waste. 

Or drive up that intriguing road you see and find a private paradise to camp. The choice is yours!

5. Take Roads less Traveled

Waterfall

The quickest route from destination A to B is usually via the highways. But if you get off the main roads there’s so much more to see. So, to truly experience Canada doing it in an RV gives you plenty of time to take that road that piques your interest. Potentially, find the nicest campsite you have ever seen! And if not, the journey is part of the adventure. Maybe you just find a nice place, beside a misting waterfall to stop for your picnic lunch before you continue your exploration of this huge country. 

Looking for a little inspiration to get off the beaten track! Check out the Roadtrippers website. Just enter your start and finish destination and this website will tell the coolest stops along the way!

6. Room for gear

Canada offers a plethora of Adventure Touring options 🙂 But seriously, from ruggedly amazing heights with jaw-dropping scenery, rock climbing, hiking, fishing, biking, you name it we got it, and it is epic! But with that said the RV offers you extra space for you to pack everything to explore and adventure across Canada properly. Load up the canoe and store the lifejackets, worry-free. And, don’t forget the floaties, yard games, and playing cards!

Candian elk

7. Canadian Wilderness

There is no better way to feel like one with nature than a camping adventure. With more spectacular camping spots than you could explore in a lifetime, your options for adventure are endless. Whether you are looking for nice plush KOA Campgrounds or going for a more rugged approach an RV can take you there. Enjoy the satisfaction of sitting beside a crackling fire, breathing in the fresh air, and taking in the twinkling stars (maybe even Northern Lights) before tucking into bed after a fulfilling day.

8. Save Money

 We all like to save a little dinero when we can, and usually, it’s at the sacrifice of something. But, not in this case! On an RV road trip, you will see so much more! You will save money on hotels, airfare, taxi’s, and have the joy of cooking where ever you set up. Load the RV up with snacks, yummy lunches and you will save $100s. This also means eating dinner in some pretty gorgeous places. Getting out into the wilderness usually means cost-free fun

9. The Experience

poutine

Spend quality time with your companions, sing your favourite driving songs, and tell jokes and stories around the campfire. Stop and eat poutine at every restaurant you desire and lose cell reception in idyllic places. Keep your distance but meet fellow travellers, people of all ages, and backgrounds! Get lost, take a new route, and take in the scenery. Eat smores beside the crackling fire before you tuck in for the night, making memories like this are priceless.

10. Camping is an all-ages activity

lighthouse Canada

These priceless memories camping in an RV is an experience the whole family can enjoy. From young kids to grandparents, and all ages in between everyone can enjoy taking in the wonders of Canada. At every age, one can appreciate nature, wildlife, gaze in amazement at waterfalls, and feel small in the shadow of a mountain. An RV offers the next level of comfortability and enjoyability so the whole family can partake.

11. Different Climates

With such a huge country and variety of landscapes; from deserts to mountains, to the coasts you are going to drive across different temperatures and weather. You will need different gear and clothes for the variety of climates across Canada. The raincoat you will need on Vancouver Island will be packed neatly away while you are sunbathing in the warm Okanagan sun. The sundress you wear in hot, humid Ontario will be different than the sweater you need to explore the East Coast lighthouses! Even within each province exists different microclimates, so you will want to come prepared.

beach

12. An Abundance of National Parks to Explore

Buy a Discovery Pass and have access to 47 National Parks and 976 National historic sites all with one pass. Explore the parks nationwide! Affordably, the pass pays for itself in a little as seven days and grants faster entry to these magical places. Kids under 17 are free! A National Park tour would make a great summer holiday. National Parks are a refuge for animals! So, take in mountain goats and big-horned sheep in Banff National Park, or the wild gophers in Saskatchewan, wherever you are, enjoy the protected nature of Canada’s National Parks.

Check out this article for a guide to Explore Ontario’s National Parks.

sunset

13. Have the opportunity to recharge

Take a technology sabbatical. An RV adventure is an ideal time to take a break from your phone, computer. Reconnect with nature, your friends, family, or yourself. A holiday is a great time to relax, take a break, and being outside in nature is the best way to do it! Spend days on the beach, go for a hike, chase waterfalls, and escape the everyday pressures of life. Unplug and give yourself a chance to recharge.

Canadian cherries

14. Enjoy the cuisine in each province

With your kitchen on wheels Make the cuisine in each province. In the Maritimes eat fresh lobster, make poutine in Quebec, cook pancakes with authentic maple syrup. Grill fireside steak with fresh Alberta beef or salmon caught that morning on the West Coast. Hit farmer’s markets to see food in different areas indulge in the Okanagan’s apricots, cherries, and peaches. Ontario means delicious strawberries and the best fall corn and Quebec poutine and maple syrup, Find Canada’s food culture in your kitchen on wheels. Each province offering its own specialties.

The only way to have complete control over all the possibilities on your Canadian vacation is in the freedom of an RV. With options nationwide park where you want, sleep where you want, make your dreams a reality and be the boss of your Canada RV holiday.

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