motorhoming in canada

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  1. Shuggy68

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    hi guys and dolls has any body motorhomed in Canada info would be great cheers peeps:thumb:
     
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    Me too!!
     
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    Canada and USA, we rented a 29' RV through a C&CC guided tour in 98. Flew into NY and picked it up next day at Newark where we spent all day going through the paperwork and handover and were about the twelfth who eventually left out of 17 of us. :Blush:

    We were "doing" New England in the Fall, a 3 week tour which took us north through Boston, Salem, Martha's Vineyard, Bar Harbour and the Arcardia National Park, Quebec and down the St.Lawrence to Montreal, Toronto and the Niagara Falls, Gettysburg, Washington and back to NY.

    The stops were all mapped out for us by the team leader who gathered us round the camp fire each night for bonding and a handout of info for next day. :RollEyes:

    We had a wing mirror knocked off 10 minutes after leaving the depot and the first 3 days was more or less hanging onto the steering wheel for dear life and just intent on getting to the next campsite unscathed so, apart from stopping in Salem for a commercialised view of the witch trials and seeing pumpkins for sale everywhere, we didn't actually see or do very much. :Doh:

    We saw a lot of our fellow campers en-route the first few days as most of them like us were newbies to RV's, the USA or both. As time went on we occasionally saw a familiar RV pulled up for stores or petrol but generally only when we reached camp for the night.

    Things got better as we left what seemed the 8 lane highway behind in Boston and hit some countryside. The actual "Fall" bit was ok but we've seen just as impressive leaves in the UK but Martha's Vineyard and Bar Harbour were interesting and worth the journey. :Smile:

    We took guided tours of Quebec, Montreal and Washington which again was very impressive. Niagara falls was spectacular if you ignored the commercialism, Gettysburg quite awe inspiring with model/computerised re-enactments of the battle but Washington impressed me as much as anything else, so much to see and so little time.
    :Laughing:

    Campwise I don't remember very much as we had little input in choosing them but everything seemed to work ok and we got used to using the facilities both in and out of the van considering we'd never driven one before let alone a 29 footer. :Eek!:

    I'd certainly repeat the experience and maybe the Rockies too as we've been on a Thomas Cook to Banff and Jasper before taking the Rocky Mountaineer to Vancouver. There we rented a car for a week and retraced our steps to Calgary, taking in Whistler and a few other places bypassed on the train.

    Yes, great country and would certainly go back. :thumb:



     
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  5. SomeoneElse

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    Canada is a BIG place

    We have done three trips to Canada each time we rented an MH from Canadream.

    First trip was Calgary to Calgary. Route was Banff, Lake Louise, Jasper, Lake Louise, then via Kicking Horse Pass to Vancover, Ferry to "the island", Qualicom Beach, Toffino, Victoria, Ferry back to Vancover. We planned to return to Calgary via the Crows Nest Pass, but ran out of time and went up through the Okanagan Valley back to Highway 1.

    Second trip was to a wedding in Banff. We opted to go across the Prairies so it was a Toronto to Calgary trip. Via Niagara Falls, east side of Lake Huron to Sudbury, across the north of the great lake, Sault Ste. Marie, Thunderbay, then to Winnipeg and the Yellow Head Highway to Edmonton, Jasper, Banff and finally to Calgary.

    Third trip was "out east" Halifax to Halifax, IE Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland. We headed up the south east coast of NS to Antigonist, then Baddeck and the Cabot trial, Louisbourg, then the ferry from New Syndey to Newfoundland (short crossing), Gros Morne National Park, Terra Nova National Park, saw the end of the trans Atlantic cable at Heart's Content or Heart's Desire (can't remember which town) Then St John's, Cape Spear etc, then back to NS via long crossing. We then returned to Antigonish and looped anti clock wise around the coast of NS back to Halifax.

    Each time we rent via the Canadream web site. The first trip was 3 weeks the other two were 4 weeks. Canada is a big place we had hoped to do all the Maritime provices on the last trip but had to miss out Prince Edward Island due to lack of time. Which bit of Canada are you interested in? we could give you more detail.

    Gordon and Linda
     
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    I've done the west coast of the USA in a Winnie but love the sound of Canada, so I too will keep an eye on this thread........Griff:thumb:
     
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    Gonna read with interest !!!!
     
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    We drove from Toronto to Halifax with a side trip to Prince Edward Island (PEI).
    A lot of KOA (Kampsites of America), at you first,if you don't get one with the van,they have the sites guide for free! Its about as big as a phone book.
    Major sites was Quebec City,Mahone bay in New Brunswick,were we were offered a driveway stopover from a local who was a Corrie fan! Halifax to see the Titanic memorials.
    Walmart offer the free overnighting,it would be churlish not to patronise the store,if only for breakfast.
    I fell in love with Canadian Tire,a cross between B&Q,Halfords and the best Mans shop!
    Driving is no problem but beware that in smaller towns the utility poles are sometimes in the roadway,in the gutter,caution when parking! Also on some roads you can make a right turn if safe at red lights, not permitted in Quebec.
    If you like 'people food' on PEI local churches have lobster suppers, There is a programme on the Food Channel called 'You Gotta Eat Here' find it on the website
    http://www.foodnetwork.ca/ontv/shows/you-gotta-eat-here/show.html?titleid=265117
    The National dish is Poutine (pootin) basically cheese chips and gravy which has now caught on here the sign for the store is usually a bucket!
     
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    2 round trips from Toronto with Canadream. See my photo album.
     
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    I do believe Al Gill has done a couple of trips there too..I have done Canada 3 times..albeit with HM Forces but we did do The Rockies..Jasper and the like in a Long Wheel base Land Rover..with all the camping gear with six of us sadly I've lost all the pics of those trips all I can say is JEALOUS...:Sad:
     
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    Did Canada with C&CC and it was great trip. Vancouver to Calgary through the Rockies and along the Icefields Parkway, very memorable. :Cool:

    I was a bit dubious being organised by the 'Club' but it was very easy to do your own thing, the club just booked everything for us and our guides, Geoff and Jenny Dawson were a great help in explaining where the main sights are.

    If you look in my albums there are 2 which are from our trip.

    The best advice, 'do it now', it may be too late if you wait. :BigGrin:
     
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    I saw a good deal a few weeks ago from a Canadian rv company
    They wanted rv driving from one part of Canada to another for the season start
    They gave you 3 weeks to get them there and it was only £300 ish
    I'll look for the link
     
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