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Canada

Tips for Canadian travel: We love Canada (& we love Canadians)! If you take your dog, get a health certificate from your veterinarian before you leave home. This guarantees the Canadian authorities will not ask for it - because if you do not have this piece of paper, that will be the one time they ask! Never, ever, under any circumstances try to take a firearm or ammunition across the border! Remember: a drivers license is a license to drive, it is not proof of citizenship - bring your passport!


Alberta

Banff

RV Parks:
Tunnel Mt. Trailer Village I
Terrible-sounding name for a very nice National Park campground! The sites are built into the hillside and are C-shaped pull-throughs with full hook-ups! Great price, basically in-town and quiet. You can walk to town or hop the handy shuttle (in season). Perfect.
Read our postcard - drive from Jasper to Banff
Read our postcard - a Grizzly Bear & Bighorn Sheep
Read our postcard - a day in town

In the area:
Banff Springs Hotel

Banff Springs Golf Club Elk on the Banff Springs Golf Course
Banff Springs Golf Club | Read our postcard
Lake Louise | Postcard from Lake Louise during a forest fire

Restaurants:
The Maple Leaf
Giorgio's | Review


Calgary

RV Parks:
Pine Creek RV Park

(actually in De Winton, Alberta)
Pine Creek RV park is south of town, but close enough to be convenient. Huge sites and really clean. Full hook-ups.

Read our postcard from Calgary

In the area:
Eau Claire Market
Calgary Tower
Olympic Park
Calgary Stampede

Restaurants:
James Joyce Pub


Edmonton

RV Parks:
Growing Embers RV Park - Spruce Grove, Alberta

Glowing Embers RV Park
We camped here for nearly two weeks while attending the World Track & Field Championships. Everyday we drove into Edmonton - not exactly close to town, but it was a good enough choice for us. Very nice campground with a very friendly staff. We could find our DirecTV satellite (though none of the premium stations - HBO -would come in) even this far north. 30 amp gravel sites, full-services, but no pool/spa. Staff is very helpful in helping you plan your visit to Edmonton.

In the area:
The West Edmonton Mall

Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton Alberta
Commonwealth Stadium

Restaurants:
Great Canadian Bagel
Second Cup Coffee
Sorrentino's Restaurant
Il Portico


Jasper National Park

Whistlers
Fabulous campground. Mostly dry-camping and too many trees to find a TV satellite, but this campground is incredibly convenient for visiting Jasper Townsite and the Jasper National Park. This campground has an unbelievable 800 sites and in the summer it is full every night. There are about 100 sites with electricity. There are several dump stations and plenty of fresh water. Many elk wandering around the campsites. The sites may now be reserved. Read our "checking in" postcard

Maligne Lake in Jasper National Park Sheep in Jasper National Park Medicine Lake in Jasper National Park
Postcard - campsite procedure & Maligne Lake wildlife

Jasper Park Lodge Golf Club
Postcard: golf at Jasper Park Lodge

The Columbia Ice Field
Postcard: drive to Banff on the Icefields Parkway

In the area:
Jasper National Park
Icefields Parkway


Pine Lake

RV Parks:
Whispering Pines RV Resort - Pine Lake, Alberta Whispering Pines Golf and Country Club Resort

Whispering Pines Golf & Country Club Resort
One of the prettiest settings for a RV park in Canada, Whispering Pines is about half-way between Calgary and Edmonton. Everything was new - new owners, new managers - new lake. In 2000, a tornado came through the lake, 12 people died, homes, cars, RV's, debris - you name it, it was in the lake. The lake had to be closed and cleaned. This entire end of the lake had to be rebuilt. The results here are very nice. The lots are for sale and if the owner is not here, they can rent the space for a reasonable price. Full hook-ups. There is a strong sulfur smell in the drinking water. Read our postcard & see more photos


British Columbia

Armstrong

RV Parks:
Royal York RV Park & Golf Club
We stumbled upon this campground and it was a lucky find. Basically near nothing, Armstrong is just south of Highway 1 on 97. We were driving from Banff towards Vancouver and found every campsite full until we arrived in Armstrong. It is a new RV park, clean, and they have a fun little golf course. You have to drive through a neighborhood to reach the park. 24 Full hook-up sites, some pull-through sites, club house and restaurant.


Vancouver

RV Parks:
Capilano RV Park
When I was a little girl, I camped here with my family... which makes Capilano a fairly well-established campground. Capilano is your best-bet for a stay in Vancouver, even though it resembles a crowded RV parking lot. Level, paved sites with 30 amp service and cable, swimming pool, hot tub and laundry. It is simply the most convenient place to stay.

In the area:
Totems in Stanley Park  Harry Jerome statue in Stanley Park

Stanley Park | Read our postcard
Vancouver Aquarium
Gastown District
Lonsdale Quay Market
Robson Street
Chinatown
Granville Island
Bloedel Floral Conservatory
Queen Elizabeth Park


Manitoba

Winnipeg

RV Parks:
Traveller's RV Resort & Campground
We used our Coast-to-Coast membership at the park, paying $2 per night extra for 50 amp. They were completely refurbishing the sites while they were there. Large open field with long pull-through gravel sites. Good cell service, though the park is 20 minutes from downtown Winnipeg. This park is basically your only choice in town.

Read our postcard from Winnipeg


Ontario

Kakabeka Falls

Kakabeka Falls  Kakabeka Falls
Right outside of Thunder Bay is Kakabeka Falls Provincial Park on the Kaministiqua River - the "Niagara Falls of the North". Kakabeka Falls is called the "Niagara Falls of the North". Not quite, but still very pretty and worth a look. Read our postcard


Kenora

RV Parks:
Longbow Lake Campground

Longbow Lake Campground
We were given a site across the street from the main campground - and I think this was a good thing. Situated in a little open area, the sites were huge. Gravel back-ins with picnic tables. Hot tub across the street.


Nobel

RV Parks:
Killbear Provincial Park, Ontario

Killbear Provincial Park
Killbear is a very nice park with a great campground, best suited to tenters and smaller RVs. They offer dry-camping mostly, with a few 15 amp sites. Right on Lake Huron. In a forest, lots of shade. Just a very few sites will accommodate big rigs.


Sault Ste, Marie

RV Parks:
Sault Ste. Marie KOA
Terrible water pressure, but a great park. Only five minutes to Sault Ste. Marie. The owners are very friendly and came by for a tour of our motorhome! Full hook-up sites with 50 amp on gravel, with lawn. Poor cellular service, pool, newspaper box. Great location. Lots of shade trees.

In the area:
Sault Ste. Marie Locks  Sault Ste. Marie Locks in Ontario  Parks Canada Locks Headquarters

Parks Canada Lock Site | Read our postcard


Sudbury

Dynamic Earth
Dynamic Earth


Terrace Bay

RV Parks:
Aguasabon Falls Campground
Right on Highway 17, this friendly campground is good for an overnight stay. Full hookups, no cell service, cable TV.

In the area:
The pretty trail at Aguasabon Falls  Aguasabon Falls

Aguasabon Falls & Gorge | Read our postcard


Thunder Bay

RV Parks:
Thunder Bay KOA
Close to town. Friendly owner. Our site was on a little fishing pond - and people were catching fish. Thunder Bay isn't much, but Sleeping Giant Provincial Park, 30 minutes away, is wonderful. Pool, pull-throughs, 50 amp, full-hookups, a little traffic noise - but a great location.

In the area:
Panorama Amethyst Mine  A huge granite stone - covered with amethyst crystals and mica

Panorama Amethyst Mine | Read our postcard

Flowering tree in Boulevard Lake Park - Thunder Bay
Centennial Park | Read our postcard

 Barred Owl  Sleeping Giant  Bear in Sleeping Giant Provinicial Park 
Sleeping Giant Provincial Park | Read our postcard


WaWa

In the area:
Magpie Falls

Magpie Falls | Read our postcard

Wawa wawa
A giant goose | Read our postcard


White River

In the area:
Winnie the Pooh in White River, Ontario, Canada

Winnie the Pooh | Read our postcard

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