Road Trip: Calgary to Vancouver

There are so many fun things to do in the cities of Calgary and Vancouver. And there are so many wonderful places to stop along the way. Why not extend the drive a few days and make the trip a memorable one. We’ve chosen our top not-so-popular places to stay because going to new places you’ve never been is always an adventure worth trying.

Revelstoke, BC
Photo credit: Kevin Couenen, Revelstoke, BC

1) Golden
If you love outdoor adventures, Golden is the place to be any time of year. Home to three national parks, makes it a great base for getting outdoors. Kicking Horse Mountain Resort will offer exceptional skiing and summertime hiking. Head to Yoho National Park and check out the impressive Takkakaw Falls.

2) Revelstoke
Revelstoke lives and breathes mountain culture. If you’re only there for a short time, take a drive up Mount Revelstoke National Park and check out the Meadows in the Sky Parkway. If you have more time to spare, Mt. McPherson offers mountain biking trails for everyone and Revelstoke Mountain Resort has year round fun and a big bad ski resort with endless runs.

3) Salmon Arm
Shuswap lake is a water lovers paradise. Stop at Canoe beach for a paddle or go exploring with one of the many rental companies boating attire.

4) Hope
The Coquihalla holds a special place in many people’s hearts. Check out the Othello Quintette Tunnels in Coquihalla Canyon Provincial Park, just north of Hope. The tunnels are carved out of solid granite and were once part of an active railway. Now the trail is still operational as an outstanding bike route.

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One way road trip: Toronto to Calgary

Driving across Canada is on many people’s bucket list. This shortened version hits all the best stops between East Coast’s Toronto and West Coast’s Calgary. I like to travel in style and rent an RV. Have you checked out some of the luxury RV’s out there? Talk about style! Having to stop and figure out where to stay and check in and out times, the flexibility that an RV offers is the way to go, if you ask me.

Starting Point: Toronto
Toronto is an easy place to pick up an RV making for a great starting point. It also boasts an endless supply of fun and adventure for everyone. From the St. Lawrence Market to Chinatown, the Fashion District to the Entertainment District, and endless music and show choices, how can you go wrong. If you’re lost, downtown is the place to start. The CN Tower, Rogers Centre (The Skydome), all of the Restaurants on King Street West and the shopping on Queen West, you’ll have plenty to do.

Toronto Road Trip: CN Tower
Photo courtesy of: cntower.ca

Next Stop: Lake Superior Provincial Park
The views of the Great Lakes are almost endless and definitely breathtaking. My favourite on route to Sault Ste. Marie is Lake Superior. The lake is cold but photogenic as ever. A great place to stop is the Lake Superior Provincial Park.

One way road trip: Lake Superior
Photo courtesy of: Ontario Parks

Stretch your legs at: Kakabeka Falls
Ontario is a big province, plan on stopping a few times during your drive. As you reach the northern route of Ontario, the roads get twisty with rolling hills. After hitting up Thunder Bay, be sure to check out Kakabeka Falls. There are some great trails that lead to the falls and the Kaministiquia River. It’s a great chance to stretch your legs for the day, have a picnic and even camp.

One way road trip: Kakabeka Falls
Photo courtesy of: Ontario Parks

Finally outside of Ontario: Winnipeg
As the landscape changes from Ontario hills to the flats of Manitoba, this is where the countdown of provinces begins. Winnipeg is a great stopping point. With the Red River and Assiniboine river connecting. There are trails that run along both rivers and at The Forks National Historic Site of Canada you can see the confluence. If you enjoy touring museums, Winnipeg houses the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. The building architecture has an impact, however, as you walk through you can’t help but be pulled in many directions of emotion.

One way road trip: Winnipeg
Photo courtesy of: humanrights.ca

Crossing the Prairies: Saskatchewan
I’ve never seen beauty like the fields in Saskatchewan. They are endless and peaceful. Saskatchewan and Alberta house the only interprovincial park in Canada: Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park. There is a great mix of lakes, forests, wildlife and, as the name suggests, hills. The park is a great camp stop for canoeing and kayaking and is not too far off the Trans Canada Highway.

One Way Road Trip: Cypress Hills
Photo courtesy of: Alberta Parks

The Final Stop: Calgary
Before you make your way to Calgary, a great stop is the Dinosaur Provincial Park. The park boasts the world’s richest deposit of dinosaur bones and is a great place to go explore. From there, Calgary is only a hop, skip and jump away where city adventures await.

One way road trip: Calgary
Photo courtesy of: Alberta Parks

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Early Booking Special

We have some great early bird RV specials for you when booking before March 31. Select 2 of the following options if you are booking before January 31 or select 1 of the following options if you are booking between February 1 and March 31.

One Way Special

The One Way Special allows Guests to pickup between one of the following CanaDream locations and drop off in selected CanaDream locations at a 50% reduction (Half Price). This Special will save Guests $470! Note: The One Way Special is applicable to pick up and drop off between Vancouver, Calgary, Whitehorse, Toronto, Montreal and Halifax. Minimum of 14 nights required. N0 one ways are permitted from Calgary, Vancouver or Whitehorse to Halifax, Montreal or Toronto in a TCA vehicle type. Only available if booked before January 31.

Unlimited Kilometres Special

Book the Unlimited Kilometre Special and Guests can travel at their own pace at a 50% savings off our regular price of $1625. (save $812.) The Unlimited Kilometre package regular price is $1,625 for a maximum of 21 nights, sale price is $813. Price for additional nights after the first 21 nights is $75 /night. BOOKING CODE (uks)

Kilometre Package Special

Purchase 2 – 800 km packages and receive up to an additional 2 – 800 km packages at no charge. A saving of up to $510! BOOKING CODE (kps)

Convenience Kits, Additional Drivers, and U.S. Travel Special

This special includes up to 6 convenience kits, up to 2 additional drivers ($10 per day) and U.S. travel charges ($10 per day). This special will save Guests up to $720! BOOKING CODE (cds)

Northern Surcharge Special
The Northern Surcharge Special allows guests to travel in the following listed areas and provides a saving of $500! Please note that the Northern Surcharge is already included for Guests commencing their travels in Whitehorse. BOOKING CODE (nsc)
Alaska Highway north of Fort St. John, British Columbia
Cassiar Highway (#37) north of Kitwanga, British Columbia
Highway 35 north of Peace River, Alberta
Northwest Territories, Yukon, Nunavut, Newfoundland
Quebec & Labrador north and east of Sept-Iles

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One Way RV Rental

One Way Special

Do you have the perfect RV road trip planned but can’t seem to find a rental company that will rent one way? Well look no further! We have a range of one way RV motorhome rental solutions available. With seven great rental locations across Canada, that cross Canada dream road trip has never been easier to accomplish.

Whether you have four weeks to see the whole country and travel from Calgary to Halifax or only just one week to travel between Montreal and Toronto we have a vacation for you. Or maybe seeing the great North is on your bucket list? How about a trip from Vancouver to Whitehorse?

For more information on our one way RV Motorhome rental options – Contact us today or fill out our online quoting system and one of our friendly reservation agents will be in contact with you shortly.

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Dream Cross Canada RV Road Trip

Driving across Canada is one of those trips that hits a lot of bucket lists. The sheer size of our country and vast open spaces is sometimes surprising to those that aren’t used to living here. Each province offers something unique and covering them all is a feat and a half.

The Territories: Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon

The Territories: Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon

Image courtesy of: Matthew Whalen

The far north of Canada. The wild. The northern territories offer remote landscape encompassing forest, mountains, arctic tundra and the islands in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago. Home to the largest island in Canada, Baffin Island, which is the fifth largest island in the world and the highest peak in Canada, second highest in North American, Mt Logan (5,959 m). If the Northern Lights are must see on your list, Baffin Island is the place to go. The Territories are also know for its indigenous Inuit people’s carvings, artwork and handmade clothing.

British Columbia

British Columbia
BC is Canada’s home of the mountains. From the Coast Mountains to the Rockies and everywhere in between, BC is home to some of the best skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking and hiking. Along the coast is the Pacific Ocean where places like Tofino boast amazing surfing and water sports. The inland lakes and rivers provide endless fishing, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding and any other outdoor sport. BC is the place to be to be outdoors in the wild, surrounded by astonishing mountains. So start off your journey in Vancouver and travel to Calgary, or head North from Vancouver to Whitehorse.

Alberta

Lake Louise, Alberta
Alberta is unique in that it’s landscape includes not only the Rocky Mountains but prairies, desert badlands and vast coniferous forests as well. Visiting the Banff National Park, the Columbia Icefields and the Calgary Stampede are all a must while traveling through Alberta. Head north from Calgary to Edmonton or continue east from Calgary to Toronto.

The Prairies: Saskatchewan and Manitoba

Saskachewan
Grassland covers the southern plains. Rugged rocks of the Canadian Shield plate covers the north. Endless farmland stretches as far as the eye can see. In Manitoba stretches in to the Arctic tundra to Hudson Bay where Polar Bears can be seen playing in the snow.

Ontario

Niagara Falls, Ontario
Ontario is home of the great lakes, the largest group of freshwater lakes on Earth. Ontario also houses the capital of Canada, Ottawa, known for Parliament Hill’s grand Victorian architecture and National Gallery. The capital of Ontario is Toronto. Toronto is the largest city in Canada and the fourth largest in North America and is known for the iconic 553m CN Tower and 400-acre High Park. Niagara Falls are also a must see when traveling through Ontario, they form the highest flow rate of any waterfall in the world, with a vertical drop of more than 165 feet. Continue traveling east from Toronto to Montreal.

Quebec
Quebec
Quebec is out predominantly French speaking province and has a European feel with its narrow streets and stone buildings. Stay in the luxurious Château Frontenac a National Historic Site of Canada as it opened in 1893. Travel to Old Quebec. Take part in the numerous festivals that shape Quebec’s culture like no other province. Keep travelling east from Montreal to Halifax and into the Maritimes.

The Maritimes: Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island (PEI)

Nova Scotia
If long coastlines and the arts are what you’re looking for then Nova Scotia has everything you could look for. New Brunswick encompasses river valleys and the Appalachian Mountains. Between Nova Scotia and New Brunswick you will find the Bay of Fundy, famous for extreme tides. PEI boasts unforgettable red-sand beaches, the best seafood and rolling countryside along the Gulf of St. Lawrence.

Newfoundland and Labrador

Newfoundland and Labrador

Image courtesy of: canada-photos.com

The most easterly province of Canada and is famous for its medieval Norse archaeological site L’Anse aux Meadows as it has a reputed settlement of Viking explorer Leif Erikson.

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Cheap RV Motorhome Rentals in Canada

RVing is an awesome and cheap way to see Canada. Canada offers some of the world’s most spectacular scenery and the largest variety of outdoor opportunities. Rving in Canada allows you to enjoy comfortable living while experiencing many natural wonders and recreational opportunities at your doorstep.

Pick up an RV in Vancouver and explore the rugged Pacific ocean coast and the famous Rocky mountains. Choose a RV from Calgary or Edmonton near Jasper and Banff for world class camping and hiking. There are also flat open prairies and the geological wonders across the great Canadian Shield.

RVing is truly the most enjoyable way to visit the Canadian north. There are many sparsely populated frontier towns, native villages and fishing destinations to see.

Travelling in a motorhome allows you the luxury of viewing the scenery at your own pace and stopping, with your own accommodation, for any adventure. Enjoy outdoor camping with the ease of comfortable living quarters. Canada RV Rentals offers discounts and low rental rates on campervan and rv rentals from Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Whitehorse, Toronto and Halifax. Low cost one way campervan rentals are also available. Use the online quote program to do a quick and easy price comparison for your Canadian rv holiday.