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Old 01-02-2012, 09:40 AM   #1
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RV parks and not-to-miss stops across Canada

We have a Fleetwood Pace Arrow Vision 37B. We would like to make a trip this summer from our home in Oregon, across Canada, staying in nice RV parks along the way.

We know we need to get passports to begin with.

We also plan on taking our two little Westies with us. Are pets allowed to cross into Canada with proof of license/registrattion and up-to-date shot records?

Would love to hear about your adventures in Canada about some great RV parks in Canada that you've stayed at and recommend. Cost/amenities/what's close by and interesting/fun, etc. Pets allowed and any additional "pet" fees?

We plan on traveling from Western Canada (British Columbia) to Eastern Canada, staying in the lower part of the country. What are some "not to miss" places?

We enjoy history, shopping (DW) (outlets, yard sales/thrift stores), sail boats (DH), beautiful scenery, museums, festivals, cultural, and good food (not necessarily pricey) just good. We also enjoy an occasional casino from time to time.

Is the exchange rate between Canadian and US dollar good at this time?

Thanks for any good info you care to share!

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Old 01-02-2012, 11:28 AM   #2
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Do you know where you will be entering Canada? Will you be willing backtrack to Granville Island Market and Gastown in Vancouver? Are you willing to take a expensive ferry trip to Vancouver Island to see the many miles of great scenery and towns. There is a restaurant on the Malahat Highway at the summit that offers
good food and a great view. Victoria is the capital city of British Columbia that has a British flavour. One thing you will notice is the abundance of fruit stands and u pick farms as well as farmer markets when you are traveling. As for places to stay I usually choose either a provincial or national park camp site. Some national parks may have full service but may not have the 50 amp that you may require. If possible plan portions of your travels on the secondary hiways. If you have any more questions let me know and I will do my best to find the answers

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Old 01-02-2012, 04:16 PM   #3
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rv park review has a section for canada
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Old 01-02-2012, 04:23 PM   #4
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We traveled to Alaska in 2009, with our first major stop in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. Then in 2010 we traveled via Winnipeg to Prince Edward Island.

Just too many things to list, but if you have time, check out our photos at ronniesphotos' Photos : RV Vacations | SmugMug. I also posted about most of our stops at the top of each page along with some of the campgrounds we stayed in.
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Old 01-02-2012, 04:26 PM   #5
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Spend a day at Drumheller, about 60 miles east of Calgary. Biggest and best dinosaur museum we have ever seen. There is a nice CG right in the center of town a few blocks from the museum. There is space for RV parking at the museum but not for overnight.

I hear Edmonton has the biggest mall in the world, but that's not our thing.
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We crossed into Canada this year heading to Alaska and took our dog with us. We just had her up to date shot records and they were fine with that. Someone did tell me that it would be a good idea to put her flea application on right before we went so it would be noticeable that we used the flea and tick preventative.
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All pets must be accompanied by their owners and must have a certificate issued by a licensed veterinarian clearly identifying the pet and certifying that it has been vaccinated against rabies within the preceding 36 months. Collar tags alone don’t count. Exceptions are made for Seeing-eye dogs and puppies or kittens younger than 3 months old. If your family pet is somewhat unusual (a ferret, for example), check if a permit is required.
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if you take the ferry to Vancouver Island, visit Butchart Gardens. There is a good RV park near Victoria called Pedder Bay. If your on the mainland in BC head to Whistler which is about 80 mins North of the Vancouver. The main Hwy (hwy 1) is in a constant state of repair every summer and traffic is slow out to Chilliwack.
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Banff National Park is a must. Still one of my favorite campgrounds and the ride through the park it beautiful.
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Old 01-03-2012, 05:42 AM   #11
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The Icefields Parkway; from Banff to Jasper
Waterton Lakes National Park; across the border from Glacier park
If you go all the way; the Canadian Maritime provinces; Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, the Cabot Trail on Cape Breton.

There's a nice campground in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan (you need to have been there, just for the name). Back in the late 70's, we noticed that people in the western provinces tended to pull onto the shoulder of the two lane roads to let one pass, but maintained their speed. This diminished as you drove east, and may not occur at all today.

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Banff National Park is a must. Still one of my favorite campgrounds and the ride through the park it beautiful.
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Old 01-03-2012, 06:33 AM   #12
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Depending on which province you enter into you won't be allowed to take any fruits/vegtables purchased in the US. BC is a for sure. Check the web pages of the provinces or the Canadian Agriculture pages.

I always have my dog's health certificate (less than a month old) and shot records at the ready...sometimes I am asked to show them, sometimes not.

Be honest when answering their questions because they may check! I have seen RVs pulled over at customs and given a thorough going thru but I have only had to park and step out once for the agents to check the rig.

I've driven to AK every summer for the past 4 years.
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DW will enjoy a bit of shopping in Canmore a quaint little town just east of Banff.
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On the east coast there is the tidal bore in Moncton NB and the Magnetic Hill .You drive to the bottom of the hill ,put the car in neutral and it rolls back up the hill.
The tidal bore the tide comes in in a series of waves. Tide goes from low to high in a a few minutes.

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