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Welcome to the 2015 camping season!! 

Here's a few checklists to help you get started.... our "RV spring checklist" to help you "de-winterize" your RV and our "Camping trip checklist" for when you're ready to go out there! If you're in the market for an RV, check out our "RV shopping checklist" and our "Buying a used RV checklist".

Selling or looking for an RV or camping gear? 

If you're interested in selling/buying an RV or camping gear, check out our free "Classifieds" section. As you know, RV's come in many different shapes! You can buy a "towable" RV or a "motorized" RV. You can have slideouts, AC, bunk beds, self leveling jacks.... and hundreds of other options. It all depends on your needs and to help you with your buying process, we have put together an "RV selection guide" as well as two checklists; our "RV shopping checklist" and our "Buying a used RV checklist". Print these and bring them with you on your next shopping tip! Also, if you want to read about the various types (classes) of RVs available on the market, click here.

Looking for your next great camping spot?....  

Check out our Campround reviews written by campers just like you! Click to view campground reviewsOur new 5-point rating system allows campers to rate a campground based on it's location, services, campsites, recreation facilities and washrooms. And while you're reading up on some reviews, why not add your own for the campgrounds that you've recently visited. Whether you're a "weekend camper" or a "seasoned camper", your opinion counts and will be appreciated by fellow campers! "Click here" to read existing reviews and to rate/review a campground.


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First ever Canadian Camping Week!

The first ever Canadian Camping Week is scheduled to run from May 19-24, Canadian Camping Week2015 and will culminate in a special offer for two-nights (May 22-23) camping at $50 at participating campgrounds. In BC, some campgrounds are also planning to promote a “Five Night for price of Four” stay from May 19–23, 2015. The national event also has a September Appreciation Weekend planned for two nights (September 11-12) at $50. These two dates will be celebrated by hundreds of campgrounds across Canada offering these discount(s) and/or events. Click here for more information and a list of special events and promotions by province.
 
Campground search results on Google maps  Great news! You can now see your campground search results on a Google Map™!
Until now, our campground search results were only displayed as a listing of campgrounds. But now, with our map option, you can see the actual location of campgrounds with respect to roads, water etc... Furthermore, with Google Map™ "satellite" view, you can "zoom in" and see an actual picture of the campgroundSatellite view! Give it a try!
 


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Parks Canada recently announced that they will double the number of its new "oTENTik" camping structures in national parks and other locations across the country this year! An "oTENTik" structure is basically a cross oTentik unit at Parks Canadabetween a tent and a cabin and is intended to add a degree of comfort to camping (see "Glamping" below). After rolling out a few dozen of the units in 2013, initially at La Mauricie National Park in Quebec, Parks Canada made 124 available across the country last year, mostly in national parks but also at a couple of national historic sites in B.C. This year the number of units will hit 238, said Francois Duclos, Parks Canada manager of visitor experience infrastructures and the rental cost ranges from $90-$120 a night for a unit that can accommodate six people. Click here for more information!  

New tent by Coleman®!

The Coleman company, well known worldwide for it's camping gears, has come out with a new family tent called the Coleman Cortes Octagon 8 Tent! Using Coleman tentcolor-coded pole attachments, this new tent sets up in about 15 minutes! The spacious interior (13’ x 13’ with a height of 6’ 10”) can fit two queen-sized airbeds or 8 people in sleeping bags. There’s also a removable privacy divider that you can adjust to create just the kind of space you need and there are two doors on opposite sides of the tent. An exclusive WeatherTec™ system (welded floors and inverted seams) and a full zippered rainfly will keep you dry and comfortable when it rains. Both the sides and the roof are meshed to ensure maximum ventilation in hot summer days. As shown on the above picture, the gradiose inside looks just like the inside of a yurt!
     
Stove In A Can is a portable outdoor cooking kit that is perfect for camping Stove in a canand backpacking excursions! Each kit includes 4 fuel cells with approximately 1 hour of cooking time each cell. Virtually anything that can be cooked on a regular stove can be cooked on this! It uses a safe, water-resistant and non-explosive fuel source that can be stored indefinitely.Fuel cells are actually a food grade wax and wood shavings mixture that burns nice and hot. Each cell costs approximately $3 each and the stove kit (incl. 4 cells) sells for around $30 in most outdoors stores!  

Camping in style!!

Have you ever heard of "Glamping"? No.... well, you're not alone! "Glamping", which stands for "glamorous camping",started in Europe a decade ago. No more kerosene lamp, no more heating a can of beans on a campfire! Hello solar lamps, bed, kitchen-range, comfy chairs.... all under a tent! Europeans refer tothese places as "open air hotels". Now, it's starting to catch on in Canada! Some setup are simply large canvas teDeluxe campingnts with some furniture such as a chair and a bed while others offer more luxury such as the facilities at Siwash Lake Resort in British Columbia! Prices range from under $100 for a single night with a cot, to around $1,000 for four nights with a queen bed! At the moment, glamping is more popular in BC but it's slowly catching on in the rest of canada. Click here to view a map of Glamping spots in Canada. And, to read more about Glamping click here.

Take our campground services survey!

Did you know that close to 85% of campers feel that campground owners charge too much for firewood and thatCampground services survey close to 65% of campers think that campground owners should not use coin-operated showers? These are some of the findings in our "Campground services survey" with more than 15,000 participants so far. To find out more, click here to take our survey and see all the survey results.
   
 
     
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