Cheap RV Rentals Vancouver

We all hope to get the perfect RV rental at the cheapest possible price when we are renting an RV from Vancouver. Vancouver is a beautiful city with the Pacific Ocean to the west of it and the North Shore Mountains to the east. Vancouver is a popular tourist destination world wide so if you are looking to get a cheap RV rental you will need to plan ahead.

Planning ahead is actually the best way to get the cheapest price on an RV. Many company’s have early booking specials for those who book well in advance. The best time to look at booking to get the best deals is December or January for travel the following spring or summer.

Another way to get a cheaper RV rental from Vancouver is to look at traveling in the off season. Traveling in the spring or fall will usually give you a cheaper nightly rate.

Be aware that a smaller RV isn’t necessarily cheaper than a large RV. Check out the prices of the bigger RV’s you might just find a cheap nightly rate.

Vancouver British Columbia is a beautiful city to spend some time in, and with these tips you can get a cheaper RV rental from Vancouver.

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Beautiful British Columbia

British Columbia is the western most province is Canada and is nestled in between the Rocky Mountains and the Pacific Ocean. Known for its old growth forest, mountainous terrain and friendly people, BC is a top tourist destination known world wide.

Vancouver is a great place to start your Canadian RV rental holiday, with so many great things to do and places to visit you could make this your only stop on this great adventure. There are 5 RV rental pick up locations available in the Vancouver area so you are sure to find the perfect RV rental at the perfect price.

No visit to Vancouver is complete without a visit to Stanley Park.  Visit the beach where you can look out at the tanker ship as they wait to unload cargo at the port of Vancouver, swim, paddle board, kayak, or just lay on the beach and take in the sun. You can rent a bike and bike the paved path that goes all the way around Stanley Park. Visit the Vancouver Aquarium, play Pitch and Putt, play a game of tennis, stroll through the gardens, visit the totem pole display, take a ride on the miniature railway, or take a ride in a horse drawn carriage. There are lots of great places to eat in the park so you can spend the whole day here.

Welcome to Kelowna, it’s wine country. Kelowna has over 40 wineries in the area, a wine tour is a great way to spend the day if your RV rental vacation does not include the kids. You can leave your RV rental parked as there are many shuttled wine tours around Kelowna. If you are traveling with kids a must stop is Kangaroo Creek Farm. Located just outside of Kelowna, Kangaroo Creeks unique program allows children (and adults) to hold baby kangaroos, wallaby’s and sugar gliders. There are many other animals here so plan on spending a few hours. Kelowna is situated on Lake Okanagan, home to many great water activities, but keep your eyes open as many people have reported seeing the famous Ogopogo in these waters.

All aboard for Revelstoke. This little railroad town is home to Revelstoke Mountain Resort, a downhill ski hill known world wide to have one the best verticals in North America. In summer Revelstoke has many mountain biking and hiking trails. Lamplighter Campground and RV Park is located a 20 minute walk from downtown making it easy to leave your RV rental and take in the free nightly music at the plaza any night of the week all summer long. The Revelstoke Dam and the Railway museum will give you interesting glimpses into Revelstoke’s past through the self guided tours. On your way out of town be sure to stop at Giant Cedars. This short walk (about 20 minutes) takes you on a boardwalk path with interpretive signs through this old growth forest.

Next stop is Radium Hot Springs. Radium is known world wide for the odourless mineral pools and is surrounded by Sinclair Canyon. The canyon is home to many big horn sheep, so sit and relax in the pools and keep an eye out for the sheep on the rocky ledges above. From relaxing pools to the high excitement of whitewater rafting, ziplining through the trees, hiking or mountain biking Radium Hot Springs is a great look into Beautiful British Columbia.

Cranbrook is located in a wide valley right between the Rocky Mountains and the Purcells. Mount Baker RV Park and Willow Creek Campground are located right in Cranbrook making it easy to access the city’s amenities while you are staying in the area. Go back in time and experience how the Ktunaxa Natives lived thousands of years ago with the Speaking Earth weekend package, you will even get to sleep in a teepee.

Nelson BC is known as the Queen City of the Kootenays. With over 350 heritage buildings in the city, most within walking distance, a walking tour will be an evening well spent. This eclectic little community has some of the best unique shopping around. From artists showcasing their designs, handmade clothing, locally made hats, there will be the perfect Canadian gift for everyone on your list.

Osoyoos BC boasts having the warmest lake in Canada. From canoeing, jet skiis, paddle boarding and swimming, Osoyoos is the best place to spend a day on the lake. If you get lucky you may be in town for one of the annual street dances. This family event  includes free draws and prizes. Take a walk down Irrigation Canal Walkway. This 5 km round trip walk takes you on an abandoned part of the canal and shows you the difference water can make on a landscape, from the natural sage and antelope brush on one side to the contrasting orchards on the other.

This journey ends with the round trip back to Vancouver. This 2000 km trip can be done in just a few days or a few weeks. There is so many amazing things to see in this area of the country. Just start your planning by making a reservation for an RV rental from one of our Vancouver RV rental locations by clicking on the quote program and from there you can customize your RV rental vacation to be just perfect for you and your family.

 

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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