5 Fall RV Trips to Take

The Labour Day long weekend signals the end of camping season to some, but for quieter campgrounds, beautiful autumn foliage, and a good excuse to stay cozy around the campfire, fall is a great season to RV. We’ve rounded-up some fall RVing destinations across Canada to experience.

RVing through the Yukon in the fall. Image credit: Yukon Tourism

1. Takhini Hot Springs, Yukon

Early fall in the Yukon is the perfect time to experience the glorious colours, crisp nights, and Northern Lights, and you can enjoy them all while soaking in the Takhini Hot Springs. After you’ve had your dip, explore the nearby city of Whitehorse, visit the northern animals at the Yukon Wildlife Preserve, or day trip south to Carcross.

Where to stay

Open all year long, the Hot Springs Campground offers wooded RV sites with electrical hookups just a short walk from the hot springs.

2. The Cabot Trail, Nova Scotia

The world-renown Cabot Trail is spectacular at any season, but traveling it while the leaves change colours is an experience not to be missed. Following Cape Breton’s northern shore, the Cabot Trail winds through the Cape Breton Highlands National Park, offering dramatic coastal views and highland scenery.

Where to stay

Set up camp at one of Cape Breton Highlands National Park’s campsites, which remain open into the fall, until October 29th this year.

3. Pinery Provincial Park, Ontario

Once the summer crowds have left, plan a trip to Pinery Provincial Park. The park offers year-round outdoor activities, from beaches to birdwatching, and its rare Carolinian forests are a sight to see dressed in autumn colours.

Where to stay

Within the park, Riverside Campground Area 1 is open year-round, with electrical sites and winterized washroom facilities.

4. Beaverhill Natural Area, AB

If birding is on your fall activity list, take a trip to Beaverhill Lake in central Alberta. Spot hundreds of migrating waterfowl, shorebirds, songbirds and hawks as they make their way through the area.

Where to stay

Campsites are available year-round at the nearby Miquelon Lake Provincial Park, which is part of the Beaver Hills Dark Sky preserve.

5. Tofino, BC

Pack your wet weather gear and go storm watching in Tofino! From November to February, storm season rolls into full gear on the west coast, bringing powerful winds and high, crashing waves. Head to the beach to watch the giant surf roll in, and then cozy up in your RV.

Where to stay

RV year-round with all the amenities at the Crystal Cove Beach Resort, with each site providing 30 amp power, sewer, and water hookups as well as a picnic table, fire pit and wireless internet. The Pacific Rim National Park Reserve also offers RV sites at the Green Point Campground, open until November 15th this year.

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