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Canada has thousands of campgrounds, which usually cost around $40–90 (Canadian dollars) per night.
A few popular choices in Vancouver are the Capilano River RV Park, the Burnaby Cariboo RV Park and Campgrounds, and the Dogwood Campgrounds & RV Park.
Several companies will allow you to fit a bike rack to the campervan. Please note that bike racks may not be available for all makes and models and usually must be reserved in advance.
No, wild camping is not permitted in Canada. You may only sleep in a campervan at campgrounds. Spending the night at rest stops or car parks is strictly prohibited.
Canada has thousands of campgrounds, and these usually cost around $40–90 (Canadian dollars) per night.
An exception may be the local Walmart; campers in Canada may be able to spend a night in the store lot with permission from the store manager.
The majority of rental companies in Canada do not offer unlimited kilometres as a standard rental inclusion.
In most cases, kilometres are capped at a daily rate, and additional fees will be incurred if you exceed this cap. Additional kilometres can often be purchased in packages. Unused kilometres are not refunded when the vehicle is returned.
While there are no rentals available directly at the terminal at Vancouver Airport, most depots are just a short distance away (about 30 mins).
Many rental suppliers offer a complimentary or paid shuttle along with your camper rental. There is also the option of public transportation or a taxi.
Note: policies vary from supplier to supplier. Always check the T&Cs for your rental.
A smaller RV supplier specializing in Class C motorhomes, Ambassador RV has one supply centre located in Delta, BC, with vehicles to suit groups of up to 6.
Best Time is an RV rental supplier based in Las Vegas with rental centres throughout the US. Best Time supplies only newer vehicles, with options from a Jeep all the way to a Class C Winnebago. Due to the fleet consisting of newer vehicles, they tend to come at a more premium price point.
Canadream is part of the Apollo group and one of the largest RV rental suppliers in Canada. Canadream has vehicles to suit groups of all sizes, from vans to motorhomes, that are fairly priced.
Clippership is an Alaska-based campervan hire company with newer model motorhomes. Clippership has RVs for groups of all sizes, including a massive 32-foot Class C model that sleeps 8.
A large RV rental company, Cruise Canada (also Cruise America) is available in over 127 locations and has over 45 years’ experience in the camper rental industry. Cruise Canada specializes in Class C motorhomes for groups of 3 to 5.
One of the larger motorhome rental suppliers in Canada, Fraserway’s fleet of vehicles are all less than 2 years old and include RVs to suit groups of all sizes. Fraserway also brands itself as pet-friendly and offers a free shuttle service along with your rental.
A family-owned business with one RV centre in British Columbia, Happy Holidays has over 10 years’ experience in the campervan hire industry. The company specializes in Class C motorhomes.
One of the oldest campervan rental brands in Canada, Meridian was established in 1967 and has two rental locations in Canada. The company has a range of motorhomes available to suit groups of 2 to 4 and allows pets on certain models.
One of the larger Canadian motorhome hire brands, Traveland’s camper rental fleet includes a wide variety of vehicles, from van conversions up to large Class C motorhomes. Traveland is family owned and operated and is available in 4 locations in western Canada.
Spanning both British Columbia and Alberta, the Canadian Rockies are a series of mountain ranges that are home to many popular national parks.
Within the mountain ranges are lakes, waterfalls, snowy peaks and a diverse range of wildlife. The Rockies are popular for outdoor activities, with many hiking trails that show off some of the best natural scenery that Canada has to offer.
The largest island on the west coast of the Americas, Vancouver Island is 490 kilometres long and 100 kilometres wide at its widest point.
Vancouver Island is home to part of the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve, a 511-square-kilometre park located in British Columbia. The park is popular for outdoor activities such as kayaking and hiking, with scenery made up of rugged coastlines and rainforests
Opened in 1888 and named after Lord Stanley, former Governor-General (and the donor of NHL hockey Stanley Cup trophy), Stanley Park was named the Top Park in the Entire World by Trip Advisor in 2014.
Set upon one of the first areas of the city to be explored and settled after thousands of years of use by indigenous peoples, many of today’s structures were installed between 1911 and 1937. Perhaps the most known aspect of the park is the seawall, which continues beyond the park’s boundaries for a total length of 19 miles, making it the world’s longest uninterrupted waterfront pathway.
A town north of Vancouver, Whistler is located in British Columbia and is home to Whistler Blackcomb, one of the largest ski resorts in North America.
Whistler attracts millions of tourists each year. The town itself is a chalet-style pedestrian village that has won numerous design awards through the years.
A ski resort located in North Vancouver, Grouse Mountain is 1,200 metres tall and is a great place to see panoramic views of the Vancouver area.
Grouse Mountain is famous for its outdoor activities, including skiing, snowboarding and hiking.
Enjoy 360-degree views over the city from the Vancouver Lookout at Harbour Centre, opened in a ceremony by Neil Armstrong in 1977.
One of the city’s tallest buildings puts you 167 metres above the streets below and on a clear day, one can sight the North Shore Mountains and Vancouver Island. Tickets are valid for same-day return.
A popular choice is to return for a second sunset viewing. The lookout is conveniently located, directly across from Waterfront Station and a few blocks from Gastown.