Here’s a myth our Mythbusting friends at GoRVing Canada probably want to bust: Camping season ends in August.
Just because fall is just around the corner doesn’t mean you can’t keep camping a while longer! Hook up the RV, pack up the pups, and hit the road to keep the camp vibes going through shoulder season. Here are a few tips, tricks, and destinations to get you started.
Find Your Wildhood in Canada
You don’t need to go to the U.S. to have a good time RVing in fall and winter. You can bring back Wildhood when the snow flies in Canada, too! There’s lots of family fun to find on the road.
There are so many ways to find your winter wonder wildhood! Don’t forget to pack your winter essentials if you plan on camping in the snow.
Vancouver Island is a great place for RVers to check out in the fall and winter. We lucky islanders rarely see more than a few days of light snow. The mild climate means plenty of campgrounds are open year-round.
If you’re touring Vancouver Island at any time of the year, here are some must-see spots to add to your list.
Plan Your Getaway
When Canada starts to cool, the south is still warm. You could drive across the border to chase the last rays of summer to our southern neighbours.
And, if you’re going to bring your pets on your road trip, we have a few tips to make travelling with Spot easy for you.
Need some ideas? There are plenty of places to explore in the south. One of our favourite trips passes through Utah.
Or you could drive even farther—all the way to Mexico
Indulge in Cozy Comforts
There’s nothing better than ooey-gooey comfort treats when it’s a little chilly around the fire. And you know we love cozy camping recipes, too!
Another way to stay warm is to check out a Canadian winery* somewhere along your route! There’s a wide choice of wineries on Vancouver Island who know how to keep RVers warm all through autumn.
If you do plan on parking your RV before the snow covers Canada for another winter, make sure to properly winterize your RV.
Camping is all about unscheduling and unwinding. Who says you can’t do that with a few more layers of clothing to bundle up and keep warm in shoulder season?
* Of course, this goes without saying, but just in case: Drink Responsibly. Don’t drive and drive.