RVing in Canada is gaining in popularity as an affordable vacation. The scale and grandeur of this incredible country has to be seen to be appreciated.

RVing to Jasper National Park

Jasper National Park is mountain getaway surrounded by towering peaks, untouched wilderness, and turquoise lakes tucked into alpine valleys. © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

Canada is a major RV travel destination renowned for its vast natural landscapes and stunning scenery. America’s northern neighbor offers visitors a truly unique vacation experience with a exceptional diversity of natural attractions.

From the rugged Pacific coastline, to the ancient rain forests of British Columbia, across the majestic Rockies and the rolling wheat field plains of the prairie provinces, Canada has it all! You will never tire of RVing in Canada, because over every horizon there is something new and amazing to experience.

Once you’re set on RVing in Canada, the challenge is deciding where to go and what to see and do when you get there. A good place to begin is the on-line Good Sam RV Travel Guide and Campground Directory.

Facts About Canada

  • Fuel in Canada is measured in liters. One U.S. gallon equals 3.785 liters.
  • Temperature in Canada is measured in degrees Celsius (°C). To convert a Celsius temperature to Fahrenheit: Degrees Celsius = Degrees Fahrenheit x 1.8 + 32 (e.g. 20°C = 20 x 1.8 + 32 = 68°F)
  • Distance in Canada is measured in meters (m) and kilometers (km). One mile equals 1.6 km.
  • Speed in Canada is measured in kilometers per hour (km/h).

RVing In Canada – Border Requirements

  • Canadian law requires that all persons entering Canada carry both proof of citizenship and proof of identity. A valid U.S. passport satisfies these requirements.
  • Have your driver’s license and vehicle tags.
  • You must have proof of ownership and insurance for all vehicles. If towing a second vehicle be prepared to show the agent the registration for both vehicles.
  • If your RV is a diesel pusher DO NOT set air brakes when stopping at the booth.
  • Remove your sunglasses so the border agent can see your eyes.
  • Answer only questions asked and NEVER volunteer additional information.
  • Do NOT relay to an agent that you are a full-time RVer. Officials feel that if you have no home you may have no reason to return to your home country.
  • Every traveler entering Canada must declare all food, plants, animals and related products.

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  1. Anonymous

    Checkout Canada’s gun laws.

  2. Dale Mounsey

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    Have you ever wanted to camp in Osoyoos?

    Brookvale Campground is a family owned & operated park, and we look forward to sharing the summer season with you and yorus in the beautiful South Okanagan Valley.

    Check out our brand new site! We are located right along the waterfront.


  3. Regarding Vernon, this city in the northern Okanagan is one of many cities and towns in the beautiful Okanagan Valley in the interior of British Columbia, an area renowned for fruit (apples, pears, peaches, apricots, cherries), beaches, and vineyards. Summer temps range from 85-100 degrees. You'll want to visit Kelowna, Penticton, Oliver, and Osoyoos on the US border-north of Wenatchee and Yakima.

  4. It is not legal to transport hand guns into Canada. Non-restricted hunting weapons must be registered at the border and be properly secured. Nor is it legal to bring Marijuana in, for medicinal reasons or not.

  5. Make sure your pets have their rabies shots. It is not a problem disease but they can be fussy at the border. Come to Vernon, BC. We have golf, beautiful lakes for fishing or water sports, some nice mountain trails for hiking or biking (skiing in the winter). We also have a great dog show the July long weekend. The Coquihalla Hwy in BC is a steep grade up to the summit, so take it easy – especially in the summer when its hot!