Monday, December 5, 2022


Have you ever been RVing in Canada?


If you’ve never been RVing in/around Canada, take a look at this list from Go RVing of places to visit in an RV. We bet you’ll want to plan a trip after this!

Canada, a country so easily accessible for us U.S. citizens (especially those in the northern half of the country), means that RVers should certainly try and make it up there for at least one trip. If you’ve done the cross-country U.S. road trip, why not try a cross-Canada road trip?

Have you ever been RVing in Canada? Have you ever driven cross-country in Canada? If so, tell us and other RVers about it. Is it something you’d like to do? Please vote in the poll below and leave a comment.

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Ed Hibbs
2 years ago

In 2017 we RV traveled to all 10 Canadian Provinces and 24 US states over four months. We were there for Canada’s 150th Celebration of the Confederation and partied along with them in Thunder Bay. What an awesome time we had. To quote my youngest daughter, “Canada, Dad, best vacation of all time” and we’ve taken a lot of them to a lot of places.

Wilf Bussey
2 years ago

I have to correct the comment I made regarding the recent Canadian poll. I said historical sites in Newfoundland and Labrador date back to 1000AD. I was thinking of the well-developed Viking settlement on the northern tip of the island of Newfoundland, which is the first known European settlement in North America. But I absolutely should have stated that indigenous peoples, including the Innuit, Innu, Mi’Kmaq and Beothuk settled this area long before Europeans. That was my error and my oversight, one which I regret and for which I apologize.

Joe Gluckman
2 years ago
Reply to  Wilf Bussey

We loved NL as well as the other Maritimes.

robert spitz
2 years ago

Wife and I drove from jersey to washington state. then up thru Canada ,to dawson creek drove Alaskan highway into Alaska spent 3 months and then came back down. We loved scenery in Canada so much we just slowly drove back to Dakota. It was the most beautiful trip ever.

2 years ago

Drove to Canada twice. Once in route to Alaska. I do believe it was better than Alaska as far as wild life and views go. Second trip to see friends in Ontario Entering at Sault Ste Marie exiting start Niagara Falls. Planning on a return trip to the North East New Brunswick area. A country not to be missed. Class A motor home 37 foot

David Oglesby
2 years ago

We’ve driven all the Canadian provinces and territories except Newfoundland/Labrador (next trip north) and Nunavut (no roads). All are beautiful but the best were Quebec (around the NE part south of the St. Lawrence) and Northwest Territory and Yukon. We flew out of Dawson City, YK (amazing little town) to Inuvik, NT then drove the top 90 miles of the Dempster Hwy to Tuktoyaktuk, NT – the farthest one can drive north in Canada. Aw, heck – the whole country is gorgeous – too many places to mention.

Jann Todd
2 years ago

Went to Vancouver Island from Washington on a ferry, into Vancouver Canada on a ferry and up to Alaska on the Cassiar Hwy in 2015. In 2008 we went to Alaska through Canada on the Parks Hwy. Both times spending a few weeks in Canada. In 2018 we took a loop through Canada in the southwest part of British Columbia. We also crossed into Canada in 2009 at Niagara Falls. It is so beautiful and you could spend months up there and not see half of what is offered.

David Abel
1 year ago
Reply to  Jann Todd

Driving a car or RV in 2015?

Joe Andres
2 years ago

Traveled the AlCan highway in 1963 when it was still unpaved with a 16′ Airstream Bambi. I was 13 and traveled with grandmother and great uncle. Now planning to do again in 2021.
In the last few years we traveled in British Columbia to Nova Scotia

Carolyn Wray
2 years ago

Canada is a wonderful place to visit. From British Columbia to Nova Scotia to Newfoundland to Labrador – we loved it all!!!

Danny Wells
2 years ago

We crossed into Canada from N. Dakota at Portage, to Lang SK. on to Alaska. Another trip we crossed in Upper Michigan, west to Yukon Territory up into Alaska and another we went west in the US and crossed into Canada from Oregon. We also crossed into Canada’s eastern Ontario and Manitoba, New Brunswick Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. Canada is a beautiful country from coast to coast the Eastern Provinces are especially so in September and October.

Larry MacDonald
2 years ago

For those who are considering RVing in Canada, after the borders open, you may want to read TRAVELS WITH ELLY, Reflections of an RVer and his Dog as they travel across this magnificent country. Google the title for more information.

Janice Cox
2 years ago

Only problem was Chevy dealership for needed diagnosis. They had a 3 week lead time. We found an honest independent mechanic in Terrace BC who diagnosed us.

Also for windshield chip repair. Both shops, one in Yukon, one in B.C. Did quick, excellent work and are cheaper than shops in the U.S.

Janice Cox
2 years ago

Also the Nis’gah First Nations campground near a lake had a crab bbq for CAnada Day thru Fourth of July. In BRITISh COlumbia the Train and Telephone museum near PRince George RV Park was interesting and dog friendly.
We loved Banff National Park in early May. Lots of elk and no crowds. jasper National Park was ok, but nothing compared to Banff.
If coming south from Alaska end of June, be sure to stop at Stewart B.C. For their Canada Day Parade. The entire town turns out, half of them in the parade. helicopters drop candy for the kids. Then drive out to Hyder Alaska for fudge at the border and fresh fish for lunch in a school bus. The road into Stewart has the most beautiful blue toned glaciers I have ever seen, right along the road.

The food ranged from good to great everywhere we went in Canada. Same for Alaska.

Jan Schneider
2 years ago
Reply to  Janice Cox

Stewart and Hyder are not to be missed! Also Lake Meziadin just South of the Meziadin Junction is a wonderful camp spot, especially if you are carrying kayaks!

Lee Morris
2 years ago

Have visited many Canadian snowbird friends, and drove through Canada to Alaska.

Janice Cox
2 years ago

First trip 2008. Alaska Highway North Cassiar Hey South. Liard Hot Springs is a Can’t miss.
Unfortunately Muckuck Annie’s Salmon Bake Near Lake Teslin closed down after the 2009 season.
In 2014 we crossed at Niagara Falls into Ontario, Canada. And came back into the U.S. at Michigan. We visited all 5 Great Lakes .

Captn John
2 years ago

We had made a cross country in the northern sector then the southern returning. We found theater in Toronto as good or better than NYC and less expensive. I put up with or simply ignored their weird gun laws until passport were required. No intentions of going back. We travel the US for various theater shows now.

Andy Norgaard
2 years ago
Reply to  Captn John

Join the discussion…First of all, the passport requirement was instituted by the Americans. The country with the weird gun laws is the USA, not Canada. Why do you think America has one of the highest murder rates in the world by handguns? Our gun laws are similar to the UK, Australia, New Zealand and Europe, all of which have much lower murder rates than the good old USA.

Carolyn Beckwith
2 years ago

Been to all of the provinces and loved the Cabot Trail. Made 2 trips to Alaska and hope to go again. The eastern part of Canada is just fascinating.

Paul S Goldberg
2 years ago

Have lived near the border with Canada all my life. My wife’s mother was born in Hamilton ON. We have been in every province except Saskatchewan and Manitoba, most of them many more times than we can count. Border crossing is easy if you are respectful and silent and have the correct paperwork. Prices look high, but the current discount is 25% (Canadian $ cost $.75) some stuff just is more expensive some not so much. Other than Toronto driving is fairly relaxed. Facilities in campgrounds in the eastern Provinces are on a par with facilities in the northeastern US, old and small. We love traveling in Canada and are so sorry we won;t make our trip to AK this year or be able to visit cousins in Toronto and Hamilton as well as an aunt in her mid 90’s.

2 years ago

Tobermory is one of our favorites. Stratford Festival and Quebec City. Toronto too. Now it is to travel thru Canada to Alaska when I retire.

Steve Barnes, Kamloops, BC
2 years ago

We have RVed over the last 10 years touching on 48 states and 10 provinces. Highlights were Key West, New York City (4 times) and Newfoundland & Labrador. (Newfoundland & Labrador is Canada’s most northeasterly province.) This included 4 trips from the Pacific to the Atlantic. Our 2015 Reflection has 100,000 miles on it.
Our most memorable trip was to Happy Valley Goose Bay in Labrador, 3,589 miles from home. In 2018 almost all the 1500 kilometre/932 mile Labrador route including Quebec was gravel. At 36’ 5th wheel we were, apart from semis, the biggest thing on the road, that was until we met our new friend from Minnesota in his 45’ tag axle Tiffin. An extension of this trip was a 5 day supply ship cruise up the Labrador Sea to 5 Innu and Inuit communities.
I highly recommend this trip, including the cruise, to all adventuresome RVers.

Mike & Cathi Stark
2 years ago

In 1986 we borrowed my parent’s Winnebago Brave and tok the two kids to Expo 86. We had a great time and everything generally went well. Now many years later, and with our own Class A MH, we had planned to return this summer. Now. . .not happening. We hope to the make the trip next year, but only time will tell.

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