Canada is a vast and beautiful country, and there are countless places to explore by RV. From coast to coast you'll find everything from stunning mountain scenery to rugged, dense wilderness and even some pristine beaches. In this blog, we've narrowed it down to four of our top picks for RV destinations in Canada, highlighting the best things to see and do at each location. Without further delay, lets get to exploring the "Great White North"!
Jasper National Park - When considering breathtaking destinations in Canada, Jasper National Park has to be near the top of any list. Established in 1907, it is the largest national park found in the Canadian Rockies, reaching over 11,000 square kilometers. This beautiful park is home to some of the world's best hiking trails with sights that are unique to Canada. You're also likely to cross paths with some of the world's rarest animals including moose, caribou, wolves, and grizzlies. The park is also known for its dark skies and is a designated Dark Sky Preserve, making it an ideal spot for stargazing. This national park in Alberta offers a wide variety of RV camping options, including both electrical and non-electrical sites throughout.
Pacific Rim National Park Reserve - Heading just about as far west as one can go in Canada, the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve is a cant-miss destination on the coast of Vancouver Island in beautiful British Columbia. Here you will find stunning sand and rock beaches, iconic trails through some of the oldest growth in Canada and access to some thrilling watersports hotspots. With a network of over 75km of trails, you'll want to leave plenty of time to explore. The park is also home to activities for all levels of thrill including surfing, kayaking, island hopping, bird watching and cycling. The park is home to the Kwakwaka'wakw First Nations, who have inhabited the area for thousands of years. Campsites are available at several locations within the park and are highly sought after - be sure to reserve ahead of time!
Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site - Heading to the opposite coast, this park in Nova Scotia offers serene wilderness RV camping. It is a smaller park at only 357 square kilometers but that doesn't take away from its expansive hiking trails, canoeing and kayaking opportunities, as well as some of Canada's richest cultural history. The park offers several cultural programs and events throughout the year, such as guided tours, workshops, and traditional storytelling sessions, which provide visitors with an opportunity to learn about the park's cultural heritage and the history of the Mi'kmaw First Nations people.
Banff National Park - This national park in Alberta is one of Canada's most popular tourist destinations, known for its stunning access to the Canadian Rockies, multiple hot springs, and winter sports. Established in 1885 it is rich in cultural heritage as the oldest national park in Canada. The park is home to many species of wildlife, including elk, bighorn sheep, mountain goats, wolves and bears. It's important to remember to keep a safe distance from wild animals, and follow park regulations and guidelines to ensure the safety of both visitors and wildlife. RV campsites are available at several locations within the park.
Canada is home to many beautiful RV destinations, each with its unique offerings. This is only a drop in the bucket as far as options - you can pretty much pack up and hit the highway anywhere and still land in the perfect spot. We hope this blog has inspired you to visit one or more of these destinations, and that you have a wonderful and memorable experience!