With campgrounds reopening in many provinces, but travel outside your community or province still not recommended in most areas, now is the time to explore the parks and campgrounds close to home.
Reserve a site at your nearest provincial or municipal park
The parks we live closest to are often the ones we rarely camp at, preferring instead to get out of town and go somewhere new. Take the opportunity to try out a local park that you usually only daytrip to, or have never visited before.
Check out a more rugged recreation site
Find even more space by opting for a more rugged recreation site camping experience. These sites tend to offer less, if any, services, but also attract smaller crowds, giving you better ability to physically distance.
Go with the flow and boondock
If you find yourself without a campsite reservation or are just craving some time on the road, try a local scenic drive, a local farm or wine tour, or historical route, avoiding main highways and taking the road less travelled. Check the overnight parking regulations in your area and choose safe spots to stay the night.
Check out that tourist destination that’s usually too crowded
With the absence of international tourism this summer, it might be the perfect time to check out your local tourist attractions that are generally crowded during the busy season.
Stay put with backyard camping
If you don’t live in an area with campsites reopening, or you’re not able to travel, transform your outdoor space into your own personal campground. Check out our tips for bringing the campsite home.
Things to consider while RV Road tripping this summer
To avoid unnecessary contact and prevent strain on small community resources, shop for groceries and supplies before you leave home. Keep in mind that not all washroom facilities may be open along your route, and double check the current hours and safety regulations for any attractions you plan on visiting. And, as always during these times, follow the current regulations from your local health authority.