Looking for something fun to do this spring break? Why not hit the road for an early spring RV trip! From skiing to stargazing, there’s plenty to do across the country, so we’re sharing our top picks for quality family time while school’s out.
1. Hit the slopes
Get your last runs in for the season with a family ski trip! Did you know that many ski resorts offer overnight RV parking in designated lots? If you’re heading to the snowy Kootenay region of BC, spend your spring break on the slopes of Nelson’s Whitewater Ski Resort. RVs are welcome in a designated base area parking lot for $25 a night, or $40 a night if you snag one of the limited spots with electrical hook-ups.
2. Taste the sweetness of a sugar shack
Sugaring off season in Quebec is an experience not to be missed! Gather at a sugar shack to witness the making of maple syrup and enjoy a meal doused in the sweet stuff. Many sugar shacks also offer wagon rides, folk music, and everyone’s favourite treat: maple syrup poured onto the snow and rolled onto a stick.
3. Enjoy your favourite park before the summer crowds arrive
Does your favourite provincial park offer year-round camping? Experience it during the early spring, before the crowds (and mosquitoes!) arrive. A popular summer destination, Pinery Provincial Park near Grand Bend, Ontario, offers peaceful camping year-round at the Riverside Campground. There are 38 kilometres of cross-country ski trails to explore, or scenic hikes when the snow melts.
4. Try some late season ice fishing
The lakes in Northwest Ontario are a great spot to try your hand at ice fishing during the March break. As the temperatures start to warm, but the ice is still thick, conditions are just right to reel in huge pike, lake trout and walleye.
5. Snowshoe by day, stargaze by night
Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park crosses the Alberta-Saskatchewan boundary, with plenty of fun activities and sights to see on both sides. It is also one of the largest and darkest dark-sky preserves. Try out snowshoeing on one of their many trails, or even take a guided tour. At the end of your fun-filled day, relax under the stars at the Elkwater or Spruce Coulee campgrounds, both open year-round.