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The snowflakes are falling, the campgrounds are hushed, and miles of cross-country ski trails are waiting for you. If you’ve never experienced a winter RVing adventure in Eastern Canada, it’s time to pack your warm layers and head out for some cold weather fun! From countryside to city, we’re sharing some great spots to RV this winter.
Norse Cove, Nova Scotia
If you’re traveling in an RV up to 25 feet, check out the non-serviced campsites near the ocean at Norse Cove. Located in East Ship Harbour, a rural community on the Atlantic Ocean, is just an hour outside of Dartmouth. Lobster season starts in late November, so be sure to indulge during your winter visit to the province!
Just outside of Trois-Rivières, you’ll find winter RV sites at Camping Lac Morin, a large, lakeside campground open year-round with full services. You’ll find this campground to be the perfect base for exploring the nearby Parc National de la Mauricie, where you can spend days exploring over 80 km of cross-country ski trails, snowshoeing to panoramic viewpoints, or even take a guided outing to go ice-climbing on one of the park’s cliff faces. For more winter fun, grab your skates and make a visit to Domaine de la Forêt Perdue. Sip some hot chocolate and then skate leisurely on the ice trails through the pine forest.
A well-known spot from whale-watching in the warmer months, Tadoussac also makes a beautiful winter destination. Stay at the Domaine des Dunes campground, located in a peaceful forest setting just 2km from the village. Snowy Quebec winters make for great winter sport opportunities, so try out cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, dog sledding, or snowmobiling. The oldest village in North America, take some time to explore museums and historical sites to learn about Tadoussac’s rich heritage, and then experience the stunning Saguenay fjord with a visit to the Parc National du Fjord-du-Saguenay.
If you prefer city attractions for your winter travels, experience all the fun and excitement that Toronto as to offer with a stay Milton Heights Campground. Open year-round, they offer full service sites not far from all the action. Be sure to take a day trip down to Niagara Falls while you’re there, where the mist from the falls turns the area into an icy winter wonderland.
Algonquin Provincial Park, Ontario
This park always makes our list when it comes to winter fun and RVing, it truly has it all! The Mew Lake Campground offers camping from mid-October until the end of April on a first-come, first-served basis. Some sights offer electrical hook-ups, and you’ll have access to a winterized comfort station that provides drinking water, flush toilets, showers and laundry all winter long. Spend your days exploring the cross-country ski trails, snowshoeing, or even dogsledding, and spend the chilly winter evenings cozy in your RV.