Road trips are the absolute best! It gives you full control over your pace, schedule, and itinerary. Once you’re out on the road, you’ll feel like nothing could ever top this experience.
But surprise! You can still elevate your road trip by actually living in your van for days. Switch that good, old sedan of yours with a trusty RV, and you will realize that this is what road trips mean all along.
And the best part? You won’t have to worry about bringing tons and tons of suitcases when you follow sensible road trip packing tips and get one carry-on luggage for the whole trip. The rest of your necessities can be loaded into your RV compartments.
Now, we know you’ll ask, what’s the best destination for an RV road trip? We say— Canada!
With plenty of greens and roads that lead to many paradises, Canada is one of the best to go to when you’re planning to hop around parks and camp out with your van.
Here are the eight best destinations that you should be on your list:
Kakabeka National Park
Kakabeka is known for its majestic waterfalls. Tourists and locals flock here all year round to marvel at this beauty.
But when you’re in your RV, you won’t have to worry about the time since you can camp out here for three days or longer.
There are three campsites in Kakabeka where you can park your van—Whispering Hills, Riverside, and Fern’s Edge.
If you want to go off the grid, we suggest going to Riverside or Fern’s Edge because this campsite has no electrical power access.
But if you can’t live without the convenience of electricity, you can always choose Whispering Hills. It even has laundry facilities and showers if your van is not equipped with these features.
Kouchibouguac National Park
Are you looking for a 360-degree natural experience? You can head over to Kouchibouguac National Park if you can’t decide what type of nature adventure you’d like to immerse yourself in.
It’s complete with beaches, marshes, lagoons, and even trails that will excite the thrill-seeker in you. This park is incredibly massive that you can pick from over 300 campsites for your RV.
1000 Island Park
Lake Ontario is the main attraction at 1000 Island Park. If you want to have the best views of this famous Canadian lake, you know where to drive and park your RV.
Campsites here are enormous and can accommodate many camper vans. No wonder it is one of the must-visit places when you plan to have road trips with kids. And because of its enormous space, you’ll have your spot for sure. You only need to identify where in the park you want to spend your vacation.
One area gives you the full deluxe experience with a patio, a swing set, and some furniture for your RV camping adventure. It’s like living a tiny house dream, but only temporarily.
Cape Breton Highlands National Park
If you’re a fan of Anne of Green Gables and her Nova Scotia adventures, then the Cape Breton Highlands National Park is for you to explore. But even if you aren’t a fan, there’s still plenty of reasons to visit this national park.
You can reward yourself with the ocean’s stunning views and the beautiful fields where horses and cows live.
There’s also the famous Cabot Trail, where you can test your endurance and well, your hiking poles!
Cape Breton Highlands National Park has six front country campgrounds. This is where you can park your RV and enjoy a laid-back vacation, away from the city’s loud noises.
Here, all you can hear is your thoughts, the laughter from other campers that are nearby, and the incredible sound of nature.
Lake Superior Provincial Park
If hiking is what you are after, there’s nothing more fulfilling than exploring the Lake Superior Provincial Park’s diverse landscape.
You can choose the perfect spot to park your RV. And then start the trek along the hills where you can enjoy the challenges of crossing countless lakes, streams, and rivers.
You can even find the largest freshwater lake in the world right here in this national park. It’s not called Lake Superior for nothing.
Waterton Lakes National Park
There is something about lakes that can send you into complete nirvana. The serene feeling of being surrounded by lakes is what we crave for most of the time.
Good thing, Waterton Lakes National Park has plenty of options for our RV camping.
Alderson Lake, Bertha Lake, Crandell Lake, Goat Lake, Lineham Lakes, Lone Lake, Snowshoe, and Twin Lakes—you can check and swim on one or two of these waters. But if you’re in full camping mode, why not experience each of them?
We’ve mentioned Cabot Trail in Cape Breton Highlands National Park, but it deserves more attention and details.
It’s one of the most beautiful places you can go to when the leaves from trees start falling and create a magical vibe that you can only find here.
You don’t even have to time your visit here, because RVs are very welcome in this national park. You can have the rocky coastline as your morning walk route.
You can also live like a local by visiting their fishing villages and having all your meals at the area’s seafood restaurants.
The Niagara Parkway
To camp out within the vicinity of the famous Niagara River and Falls is a dream come true.
The historical grounds that divide Canada and the United States are among the many reasons you should camp at least once in your life on the Niagara Parkway.
The astonishing display of nature is well, the ultimate come-on when deciding whether to go here or not. Besides, on this side of Niagara, you won’t have to deal with a large pack of tourists wanting to take a photo of the famous landmark.
Here, you’ll have a more peaceful time enjoying the view and the wonders of nature.
Writing about all these fantastic RV destinations in Canada makes us want to fly there and escape from the city’s madness.
If you feel the same way, don’t think twice and book that trip to Canada! But please, don’t forget to load your vans with enough fuel for your camping trip.
If you don’t have one, you can always rent out an RV.
PRO TIP: some of these national parks offer RV rental, so you might want to check that out.