How to Plan the Perfect Canadian Winter RV Trip

Canada’s core winter months range from December to February. During these months comes heavy snow, blizzards, and high winds. Canadians are very used to this type of weather, but if you aren’t from Canada you may not be. It’s something you have to embrace and be prepared for. Across Canada, wintertime activities are of plenty and are a major attraction to locals and foreign vacationers. If you are planning a winter trip for yourself or for your family, use the Canada trip planner for a few ways to have the perfect Canadian winter RV trip. Here are a few things to keep in mind:

Grocery Stores/Restaurants

You can find major grocery stores everywhere, and almost all American food can also be found in Canada. For a better gastronomic experience check out the farmer’s markets on your tour and enjoy the locally and naturally grown produce. Besides the many major restaurant chains which are present here, try different options at one of the thousands of interesting and new ethnic and regional outlets. It’s a great opportunity not to be missed.

Campsites

Drive up and down the coast, across the inner country, climb the mountains, or visit historic National Parks, the choices are endless. It might be tempting to wing it and go with the flow while driving across Canada, but the best campsites get booked quickly, especially on weekends. This popular National Parks also have the best landmarks and sightseeing. So it’s a good idea to plan ahead. A solid tip, arrive at your campsites around 4 pm while it is still light out. This gives you time to set up the RV, get the fire started, and explore. Moose and deer also tend to populate the roads at night, and you definitely don’t want to hit a moose!

Research

If you know that you won’t be able to go on your trip for a few years yet, you are in the perfect position to prepare to have the most enjoyable trip possible. This is because the best way to have an enjoyable trip is to have as much background on what you’re going to do and see as you possibly can before you actually do and see it. That way, you can truly understand and appreciate it. Here is a list of subjects to gather some background knowledge on:

Internet/Cell Phone Coverage

Most RV parks and campgrounds offer Wi-Fi, but some do not. If you are in absolute need of the internet for contact or work-related reasons, be sure to find a campground that fits your needs. Most of the local stores and shops offer Wi-Fi as well if you want to stay at an RV site that doesn’t offer it but don’t mind going for coffee in the morning. Cell phone coverage will be hit or miss, don’t forget you are entering the mountains and woods of Canada. Word to the wise, you should also check with your cell phone provider to ensure that there is no upcharge or international charge for use in Canada. You don’t want to get that surprise bill!