Canada ranks highly as one of the most popular destinations for motorhome and campervan hire in the world. With motorhomes and caravans for hire in every major city, finding your ideal model will be a breeze. All you need to do is book online, and then you're almost ready to explore this country of glistening mountains, rugged coastlines, dynamic cities and wide open spaces. Intrigued? You will be. Read on to find more about what motorhome hire in Canada could have in store for you.
As the second largest country on the planet, Canada naturally has an extensive choice of landscapes and destinations you'll want to visit. The fact that many of them are considered to be some of the most beautiful in the world, won't help you in narrowing down your to-do list of places to visit on a motorhome hire tour of Canada. Many visitors choose to start their trip in one of the main cities such as Vancouver strong> and Toronto strong>, and then venture out into the wild from there. Alternatively, with most of our Canadian suppliers offering an airport pick-up service strong>, you'll have the option of having your motorhome meet you as soon as you touch down, meaning you can be on your way straight away.
More than 40 national parks to choose from
Canadians are an outdoorsy lot, which is lucky because they have more than 40 national parks strong> on their doorstep, all of which are ideal for camping in with a motorhome. Wood Buffalo strong> in Alberta on the western side is the largest in the country, spanning an area larger than the size of Switzerland. Further south in the same province you'll find Banff strong> and Jasper National Parks strong>, famous for their sulphur springs, ancient glaciers, and expeditions by canoe! Expect to find elk, bears, and lots of deer here. If bears are your thing, then the Khutzeymateen Grizzly Bear Sanctuary strong> in neighbouring British Colombia is the best place to catch a glimpse of this endangered species. The character of the landscape differs quite considerably in the parks of the expansive north-western territories. In the Nahanni National Park Reserve strong> for example, you'll find the South Nahanni canyons, the first site in the world to be declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site; the northern Boreal Plains; and the Western Arctic Lowlands.
Canada also has the honor of boasting the longest coastline in the world at over 100,000 miles in length. Unsurprisingly then, Canada has a strong surfing community, with the western Pacific coastline of British Colombia being particularly popular, and is easily reached from Vancouver. If surfing sounds too much of a wet and chilly way to enjoy the ocean, then whale spotting is another popular activity among tourists visiting the west coast. Popular for day visits are the nearby Gulf Islands strong>, the largest of which, Salt Spring Island, is well-known for its interesting wildlife, sandy beaches, and its creative inhabitants.
Prepare well for a cozy winter
Canada is a stunning place to visit in the summer, but it will always be famous for its snow-frosted winter weather. Camping in the winter can be an exhilarating experience, especially from the confines of a cosy motorhome. To insure against the cold, we strongly advise making sure that you check with your motorhome or campervan supplier beforehand that your vehicle has been fully winterized. Additionally make sure that you are well prepared by packing appropriate clothing for sub-zero temperatures, and being well stocked up on fuel, food and water supplies when planning a trip into the wilderness. Did we mention already that Canada is the second largest country in the world?
Canadian campsites are among some of the best in the world strong> in terms of amenities and spectacular scenery. Most have to easy-to-use facilities for motorhomes, where you can simply plug into the water and electricity supply. Expect to also find washing facilities, picnic tables, tourist information, and onsite shops. Wild camping is also permitted in most parts of Canada, and you'd be missing out on something really special if you didn't give it a go, what with such scenic backdrops as mountains, lakes, glaciers and, if you're really lucky, the Northern Lights as a canopy.
By now now you should be fully convinced that motorhome hire in Canada will be the subject of your next camping trip. Make it possible with Campanda today!