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What are good places to visit with your RV while visiting Canada

There’s something for everyone in Canada, as it’s filled with jaw-dropping sights and amazing places to visit. If you’re making your trip in an RV, all the better, as you’ll have all the time in the world to look at the beautiful sights and take the perfect Canadian trip. If you’re feeling a tad puzzled about what destinations you should consider visiting, we’ve decided to give you a hand and compile a short list of the most popular ones.

The Cabot Trail, Nova Scotia

If you’re into wildlife and panoramic views, the Cabot Trail is by far the perfect destination for you. It’s located on Cape Breton Island and you can get there by driving your RV from Halifax. This way, the route will have around 600 miles. We recommend you spend around three to four days at this campsite, just to make the most of it.

 

Spruce Woods Provincial Park, Manitoba

This destination is overflowing with sights, what with its prairie grasses, flora and fauna, as well as breathtakingly beautiful forests. It’s quite a big one, as the park occupies 7,400 acres. The best thing about visiting this location is that, if you travel with your children, they can become Park Explorers or Junior Naturalists, depending on their age, as long as they complete activities around the place.

 

Gaspesie, Quebec

This peninsula was featured in National Geographic’s Best Trips. Aside from the fact that it covers over twenty-five of the area’s highest peaks and a plethora of customized driving routes, Gaspesie also has six wildlife sanctuaries, as well as four parks. If you think you’ve had enough of nature, you can check out any of the historic sites or museums discoverable in the same area.

 

Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland and Labrador

Like the beach? What if your kids like the mountains better? No problem. This park has everything anyone might ever be looking for, from mountains plunging into the water to beaches next to fjords. Cruises are available at the local shops, just in case you may feel like exploring the view from a different angle.

Kluane Lake, Yukon

This National Park’s highly appreciated sight is Mount Logan, the highest peak in the country. The park doesn’t disappoint even if you aren’t a big fan of hiking, although you’d probably experience it better if you chose to do any fishing, mountaineering or biking around the place. Horseback riding is also available at a cost that depends on the season and the year you decide to take the trip.

 

Banff National Park, Alberta

Adventure and education are two major parts of what you’ll experience at the Banff National Park. You can tour the area either by foot or decide to go scuba diving or perhaps even hop on the park’s gondola. Filled with magnificent lakes and dazzling rivers, this park is clearly a place to consider if you’re planning to take a trip to Canada with your motorhome. More details on this park and route you can find on http://www.budgettravel.com/feature/5-road-tested-tips-from-an-rv-rookie,7773/

 

 

Lift up your camping trip

 

If you are looking for a way to camp in your vehicle without losing important cargo space you might want to consider a roof top tent. While this may seem a little strange, it is quickly gaining in popularity with all types of camping enthusiasts. Not only does roof top camping ensure that you are definitely sleeping off of the ground, in many cases it is actually more comfortable than sleeping inside your vehicle. Here are a few things you should know about roof top tents, and maybe this will help you decide if “lifting up” your camping trip is something that you should consider.

 

 

Lift up your camping trip with a roof top tent

 

One of the first things you should be aware of is that roof top tents are available in several sizes that can range from a cosy 2 person model, all the way up to one large enough to sleep up to 6 people relatively comfortably. Your vehicle will determine the tent’s size, and it is recommended that you ensure that everything is a perfect fit before you make a final decision. The last thing you want is to realize that the tent won’t safely fit on top of your vehicle once you are at the camp site.

The shape of the tent can also vary and should be considered. If you need the maximum amount of space that your vehicle will allow a tent with standard vertical walls will probably be the best choice for you. If you know that you are going to be camping in windy conditions you will want the stability you get from a dome shaped tent. These tents are also quieter when the wind is blowing making it easier for you to fall asleep at night.

Roof top tents ( along with a good bed tent) can also come with a variety of features, and this will depend on your budget. If you are planning to be gone for awhile you might want to choose a tent that comes with a privacy divider. This also makes it easier to save space for your gear, so you don’t have to constantly climb back down every time you realize you need something else. Mesh windows are another convenient feature that most campers must have, and you can find these in most roof top tents.

Almost everything that comes with a traditional ground tent can now be found in one designed to be set up on the roof of your vehicle. These tents give you the freedom to camp comfortably almost anywhere your off road vehicle can go, and will keep you safely off the ground away from anything that might be creeping or crawling nearby. With several top quality makes and models to choose from, you might soon find yourself joining the legions of others that are taking their camping trips to new heights.