Winter Festivals in an RV

Winter festival season in Canada is the perfect way to break free of winter hibernation. Book your RV today, pack your toques, and get ready to celebrate at these fun winter festivals nationwide.

Quebec:

Carnaval de Quebec: February 7 – 16

Held in Quebec City, this winter festival is not to be missed. Without a doubt, there is something for everyone at this winter carnival. Enjoy spectacular night parades, live music, entertainment of all types, and ice sculptures. As well, meet their representative, Bonhomme de Neige (a 7-foot 400-pound snowman), and tour his castle. For more info, get the whole program here.

Quebec Carnaval
Photo Credit: Seatlestravels.com

Lake Louise and Banff

Ice Magic Festival: January 15-26

Feel the magic of winter surrounded by the gorgeous peaks of the Rocky Mountains.  Wander through the winter wonderland of Lake Louise. With many features, enjoy ice bars, ice carvings, and skating on the famous lake. Don’t miss the iconic ice castle and the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. Also, witness the fascinating medium of the world’s best ice carving artists. Check out the full schedule here.

Lake Louise winter festival
Photo Credit: Narcity.com

Prince George

Coldsnap Winter Music Festival: January 24 – February 1

Purchase tickets for this winter music festival in Prince George. Each night has a different genre from Hip Hop, to Soul, to a Bluegrass night. With many options, the schedule for music performances is here.

Winnipeg

Festival du Voyageur: February 14 – 23

In Winnipeg, the festival slogan is “We don’t hibernate, we celebrate!” Moreover, Festival Du Voyageur is known as Western Canadas biggest winter festival. Enjoy a full line up of live music. Get involved with historic interpretations. Get some exercise on a guided snowshoe tour. Learn their culture storytelling and dance parties. Explore the International Snow Sculpture Symposium. Also, get your thrills on the ice slide, and horse sleigh rides. Get the program for this exciting festival here.

Festival du voyageur, Winnipeg
Photo Credit: Winnipegsd.ca

Yellowknife

Snowking Festival: February 29 – March 27

Construction on the giant ice castle starts in January. You will need to see this to believe it! This festival features a full line up of live music and DJs. Also, enjoy films and dance performances. As well, try out their virtual reality and more. Pack up the RV and don’t forget your camera, if you are lucky you will add to the magic with the aurora borealis.

Get ready to break out of your winter slump and celebrate this gorgeous season! Our RV’s are fully stocked to keep you warm up to -30. So, pack up and catch all the excitement and Canadian warmth, as you cross our nation for these amazing winter festivals!

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One way road trip: Toronto to Calgary

Drive Across Canada

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. Here are some great places to stop on your road trip Toronto to Calgary.

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.

Roadtrip Toronto to Calgary: 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.

Roadtrip Toronto to Calgary: 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. And onto our last stop on our road trip Toronto to Calgary.

Roadtrip Toronto to Calgary
Photo courtesy of: Alberta Parks

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