Traverse the rugged frontier of Alaska — and explore some Canadian provinces along the way— during June. You’ll find lots of RV parks on your journey to the land of the Midnight Sun.
Find an adventure below and then book a stay at a nearby RV Park (click on the links for more information).
Get Close to Glaciers in Valdez
Located on Prince William Sound, the port town of Valdez serves as a perfect jumping-off point for checking out glaciers Day cruises to Columbia Glacier, which sits 25 miles east of Valdez, are among the town’s most popular activities. Columbia is the second-largest tidewater glacier in the world and sports a front face that’s as tall as a football field is long—it’s a must-visit and includes a stunning boat journey. Visitors can go paddle ocean kayaks close to glacial faces, and if you’re lucky, you’ll witness glacier calving: When a big chunk of the ice mass breaks off and splashes into the water.
Haul in Hefty Salmon on the Kenai Peninsula
The Kenai Peninsula is also a world-renowned location for fishing. Four species of salmon—including 100-pound King Salmon—stream by the hundreds of thousands into Kenai’s bays, rivers and lakes during the summer months. Seward is an especially good location to hop aboard a professionally guided fishing charter, but excellent opportunities for both freshwater and saltwater fishing trips abound across the peninsula.
Stay here during your Alaska visit:
Anchorage Ship Creek RV Park, Anchorage
Hike Around Vancouver
Vancouver is known for its world-class dining scene and dynamic big-city energy, but did you know it’s also a hotbed of great hiking? Lynn Valley Park, about 10 miles north of the city center, features a variety of trails, including Baden Powell Trail, which leads out to a waterfall. The park is also home to the Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge, which hangs 16 feet above the canyon. Other popular hikes include the Grouse Grind, a steep, two-mile ascent up Grouse Mountain. For another thrilling walk, drive five miles north of town and traverse the 459-foot-long Capilano Suspension Bridge, which hangs 230 feet above the Capilano River.
Go Wild in Whistler
Whistler Blackcomb has consistently rated the best ski resort in North America and it’s easy to see why. Boasting two mountains, three glaciers, 16 alpine bowls and 200 marked runs, this resort lets you explore more terrain than anywhere else in North America. In the summer, trade in your skis for hiking boots and trek to the nearby Brandywine Falls and turquoise waters of Joffre Lakes.
Stay here during your British Columbia visit:
Burnaby Cariboo RV Park, Burnaby
Rise to the Top in Toronto
Sitting on the northern shores of Lake Erie, Canada’s largest city sports a towering skyline, and topping it all is the gargantuan CN Tower. Built in the 1970s, the 1,800-foot-tall building is the tallest land-based freestanding structure in the Western Hemisphere. The ride to the observation deck is done in style: Glass walls and a glass-bottomed panel in the floor will make you feel the ride in the bottom of your stomach. But that’s more than half the fun. Above 1,000 feet, a revolving restaurant makes for a great place to treat the family to lunch, while an observation deck offers unparalleled panoramic views. If you’re a dyed-the-wool adrenaline junky, there’s also the stomach-churning EdgeWalk option, which is exactly what it sounds like. You don a jumpsuit and safety harness, clip into a rail on the outside of the tower and go for a nice leisurely stroll around the top rim of the observation deck, more than 1,600 feet above the surface of the earth.
Going Behind Niagara Falls
Straddling the Canadian and American border with a width of 2,600 feet, the 167-foot-high Niagara Falls dazzle the senses. Seeing the falls in person, hearing its roar, is an experience that will live on in your memory. Actually going behind the falls is another matter altogether. Journey Behind the Falls is the absolute must-do activity. The self-guided walk winds below and behind the roaring waters of Horseshoe Falls via a series of open-ended tunnels. Safety rails are in place to prevent visitors from getting too close to the edge of the tunnels, past which water falls from a height of 13 stories at more than 40 miles per hour. An observation deck at the very foot of the falls outside offers the closest and most riveting views available though the deck is more than a bit misty, so mind your expensive camera.
Stay here during your British Columbia visit:
Quinte’s Isle Campark, Cherry Valley
Campark Resorts Family Camping & RV Resort, Niagara Falls
Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resort, Niagara Falls