Crisp autumn air, extra fleece layers, steaming cups of campfire coffee, and quieter than usual campgrounds. We’re sharing 6 reasons to love fall camping, plus a few tips and tricks to get you comfortably through the season.
1. The quiet campgrounds
Once the leaves start to turn, school’s back in session, and the summer heat is fading, you’ll find that snagging a prime site at your favourite campground is easier.
2. The autumn colours
When the summer wildflowers start to fade, autumn puts on a great show from coast to coast. Go RVing Canada shared 7 great trails in Canada for fall colours, and we’ve outlined a few great places for RVing with the larches.
3. Fewer bugs
Goodbye mosquitos and biting flies! We certainly won’t miss you. RVing in the fall means a noticeable decrease in these pesky campsite visitors.
4. Roaring campfires
The return to cooler, wetter weather also leads to lifted fire bans in many areas. So if you didn’t get a campfire in this summer due to restrictions, it’s the perfect time to get out and enjoy one.
5. Unique wildlife watching
Fall is a time of great migrations, with three-quarters of Canada’s bird species flying south for the winter. Last year we shared some great spots for birdwatching in the fall, as well as advice for beginner birdwatchers.
6. Reach maximum coziness
Cooler weather means comfort foods, extra fleece layers, and an added excuse to linger around the campfire. Check out our favourite hot drinks for cold-weather camping. Depending on where you live, snow might be in the forecast, so be sure to review our tips for short-term camping when temperatures dip near freezing.