Canada Dream RV Rentals

Canada Dream RV Rentals

 

Come travel Canada in style in one of our luxury RV rentals. With depots in Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Whitehorse, Montreal,Toronto and Halifax there is a location for whatever adventure you can dream up. There are five styles of RV to fit all of your travel needs. Class C motorhomes are great for families or for those who want a little more room, Class B vans are perfect for couples looking for a cozy getaway and truck and campers for those looking for a more compact vehicle.

All vehicles are easy to drive with no special license needed and come with 24 hour roadside assistance. What could be easier? Book early for nightly rates starting as low as $57 a night and early booking discounts.

Make your Canada dream come true.

15 Things To Do in Ontario

Algonquin Provincial Park

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The oldest provincial park in Canada is frequented by moose, beavers and a varying species of birds. Partake in lake activities such as canoeing, kayaking and fishing! There are over 1,500 lakes in the park. Go for a short hike or a full day hike for even better views. Within Algonquin Provincial Park there is lots of places to camp. The developed campgrounds (suitable for RV’s and motorhomes) include: Archray, Brent, Canisbay Lake, Kearney Lake, Kiosk, Lake of Two Rivers, Mew Lake, Pog Lake, Rock Lake, Tea Lake, & Whitefish Group Campground.

Stratford Festival

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The Stratford Shakespearean Festival is the biggest repertory theatre company in North America. The festival runs from April to October and features Shakespeare plays, as well as other classical, and contemporary plays. There are 4 venues; the Avon Theatre, the Studio Theatre, the Festival Theatre and the Tom Patterson Theatre.

Shaw Festival Theatre

Located in Niagara-on-the-lake, Ontario, this theatre holds the reputation as the “second largest repertory theatre company in North America”, the largest being Stratford ‘Shakespeare’ Festival in Stratford Ontario. The theatre aims to honour George Bernard Shaw, a leading playwright during his life (1856-1950). Shaw wrote more than 60 plays and received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1925. The theatre performs only plays written by Shaw or written about his life. Escape the heat into the air conditioned theatre to catch an afternoon matinee perhaps! This theatre is known for being professional and entertaining. Afterward take a short stroll through the Niagara Parkway Recreational Trail to see the Fort George National Historic Site.

CN Tower

cn-tower-from-across-water CN Tower from across the water

One of the ‘must-do’s’ when in Toronto, the tower is a major landmark. With a revolving restaurant at the top and view from above the skyline! Try to time it when a Blue Jay’s game is playing, as you can see the field from the top. Paying extra to go up higher is worth the money, too.

Lakeside Park Carousel

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This carousel was first gifted to the Township of St Catherines under the condition that the ride would always cost only 5 cents. So far, that hasn’t changed. Don’t believe it? See for yourself! This antique (circa 1890) carousel is for all ages. It is located near Lake Ontario beach (super sandy), and marina. Afterwards, take a walk to the lighthouse or enjoy a picnic on the beach.

St. Lawrence Market

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St. Lawrence market

Named the best food market in the world by National Geographic in 2012, you are best to come hungry! Reasonably priced and yummy food make for a great afternoon. Definitely a stop for the foodie.

Konzelmann Estate Winery

Konzelmann Estate winery is located on the Niagara Peninsula, a wine region known for their icewines. Their vines slope down to the water, and the winery itself resembles a castle. The Konzelmann Estate has received a certificate of excellence from Trip Advisor, and the peach wine comes highly recommended.

Sugarbush Hill Maple Farm

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Syrup at the Sugarbush Hill Maple Farm. Photo courtesy of: Sugarbush Hill management.

A family-owned Maple Farm will be your ‘sweetest’ visit in Ontario. You will be entertained by live music, free tastings (including maple syrup, maple butter and maple mustard!), recipes, and a syrup making display. Make sure you visit the Farm for an educational afternoon, and to buy your friends and family back home the most Canadian gift!


Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory

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Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory

Photo Attribution: By Rlevse (Rlevse) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

The butterfly conservatory is adjacent to Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens and School of Horticulture. It includes a mini video at the beginning, a gift shop, the conservatory itself and surrounding gardens. Take 1-2 hours to see everything. Wheelchair accessible. A couple tips on getting the butterflies to land on you is to move slowly, wear perfume /cologne and bright colours.

Rideau Canal

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Rideau Canal in Ottawa, Ontario.

Photo Attribution: By Hussein Abdallah (Flickr) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

The Rideau canal connects Kingston to Ottawa. It was originally constructed on the assumption of the US invading Canada in the 1820’s. The project was finished in 1832 and was never used as a military tool. In the 1840’s it was used as a transportation route for people and heavy goods such as lumber, contributing to Montreal’s settling. Today the historical canal is reclaimed as a UNESCO world heritage site. In the winter there is ice skating offered, making it the ‘World’s Longest Skating Rink’. In the warmer months you can enjoy a scenic stroll with historical buildings, good restaurants and shops along the way.

Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada

The aquarium is well laid out and includes a kelp forest, gallery, discovery centre, a jelly fish exhibit, shark exhibit (including the tunnel below), a rainbow reef, a Canadian waters exhibit, a photo op centre and a gift shop. Ticket prices bought at the aquarium are just under 30 Canadian dollars for adults, youth is 20, and children are 10. For more affordable pricing consider the city pass which saves you over 40% in total. The Toronto city pass is 72 dollars for adults and includes the Aquarium, CN tower, Casa Loma (North America’s only landmark castle), Royal Ontario Museum, and Toronto Zoo or Ontario Science Centre.

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Toronto Island Park

Toronto Island park is located on the Toronto Islands, the only Islands in the Canadian side of Lake Ontario. The Park offers bike rentals, an amusement park, beaches, a zoo, playgrounds and restaurants, or plenty of places to picnic.

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View of Toronto from Toronto Islands Park.

Attribution: By Benson Kua, from Toronto, Canada (Storm clouds  Uploaded by tm) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Parliament Hill and Buildings

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The iconic landmark of Ottawa, built in 1859, sits overlooking the Ottawa River.

Tickets for the parliament buildings tour is free but limited. To ensure you get a ticket, arrive early in the morning.

Canadian war museum

Recently moved to a new location, the Canadian War Museum is a nice walk away from Parliament Hill. Learn about Canada’s earliest recorded violence and the nations peacekeeping history. There are many exhibits here including; Wars Fought in Canada, the First and Second World Wars, the South African War, the Cold War, and a memorial hall. The artifacts and accounts of Canada’s involvement in different wars is extensive and interesting.

Niagara Falls & Parks Garden Trail

A popular thing to do is bike the Garden Trail on your way to the falls. Make sure to at least take a stroll in the park when you are in the area. This is a nice spot to escape the crowds and find some shade before continuing sight-seeing!

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Top 5 East Coast Beaches

To round out celebrating our summer beaches in Canada, here are our top five East Coast favourites.

Manitou beach, Little Manitou Lake, Saskatchewan

Manitou Beach, Saskatchewan
Why we love it: Have you ever wanted to visit the Dead Sea? This is the prairies’ answer. Absorb the therapeutic minerals in this shallow saltwater lake.

Not to miss: With five times as much salt as there is in the ocean, give swimming a try but you’ll have better luck floating away.

For more info: manitoubeach.ca

Photo credit: @__b3ths/Instagram.

Wasaga Beach, Wasaga Beach Provincial Park, Ontario

Wasaga Beach, Ontario
Why we love it: Georgian Bay hosts eight beaches, each with their own unique offering. Wasaga has great sand, sun, water and possibly the most fun part – the people watching.

Not to miss: Try to miss the longest freshwater beach in the world at 14 km long.

For more info: wasagabeach.com

Photo credit: @ca_rn67/Instagram.

Parlee Beach, Parlee Beach Provincial Park, Pointe-du-Chêne, New Brunswick

Parlee Beach, New Brunswick
Why we love it: The beach is known for having the warmest salt water north of Virginia, reaching 23-25 degrees Celsius.

Not to miss statue: The world’s largest lobster is in Rotary Park weighing in at 90 tonnes

For more info: tourismnewbrunswick.ca

Photo, @kdorrian/Instagram.

Singing Sands Beach, Basin Head Provincial Park, Souris, Prince Edward Island

Singing Sands, PEI
Why we love it: PEI has more then 800 km of beach but there’s just something about the Singing Sands. It’s warm, the smooth sand stretches out and the solitude is serene.

Not to miss: Can you hear the perfectly shaped sands sing?

For more info: tourismpei.com

Photo credit: @nomadandanova/Instagram.

Lawrencetown Beach, Lawrencetown Beach Provincial Park, Nova Scotia

Lawrencetown Beach, Nova Scotia
Why we love it: Although this beach is tiny at only 1.5 km, it also offers world-renowned surfing breaks that are spectacular to see for surfers and non-surfers alike.

Not to miss: Four metre waves.

For more info: lawrencetownbeach.com

Photo credit: @rob_canning/Instagram.