In Canada you discover the true meaning of the word 'huge'. Evertyhing is bigger here. Bigger lakes, bigger mountains, bigger roads, denser forests, more wildlife. If you want to travel in the wild, come to Canada. Because the country is so enormous, travelling with a camper is advised. The roads are also designed for it. You will see many giant motorhomes, or even buses, driving down these roads.
Most people explore West Canada as it contains the most highlights and best roads. Downside to this is that it can become quite busy there as there are not that many roads and everyone wants to see the same highlights. But even when the roads are full, a campervan trip to Canada should be on your bucketlist.
Canada camper tips:
- Canada has a short high season because of the weather. In July and August the weather is perfect but everyone knows this so it gets extremely busy. You need to book all your campsites some months in advance. June is actually the perfect time to travel. The weather is ok and the high season starts on the 21st of June so you can get out before the hords arrive.
- Buy a national park pass: Cheaper to buy a pass than to pay admission for every park individually. These passes are valid for a year so you can find many that are still valid on Ebay. When you are done travelling you can also sell yours as well.
- Gasbuddy app: Find the closest gas station nearby and compare gas prices all on this app.
- Renting a giant camper van is fun. It takes some getting used to but you get the hang of it pretty quickly. However, don't try to park these bad boys by yourself. You definitely need a partner to help you navigate.
- We already designed two great campertrips in Canada, one takes you East, the other West.
Definitely stop here:
- Vancouver: One of the greatest cities in the world! Not spending at least a few days here should be considered a travel crime.
- Emerald Lake: Another very popular tourist attraction but for a good reason. Emerald Lake is situated within Yoho National Park (a highlight in itself). You can walk around it, take a kayak or dive in but watch out, it is pretty cold.
- Road from Banff to Jasper: This 300 km drive will take your breath away. It is one of the most beautiful roads in the world and no matter how crowded it gets, it is definitely worth the drive.