THE YEAR OF DISCOVERY -  THE MOST MAJESTIC RV DESTINATIONS IN CANADA

KLUNE LAKE, YUKON

Approximately 70 kilometres across, Kluane (pronounced Clue-AH-Knee) Lake is the largest lake in the Yukon Territory, and is partly located inside the Kluane National Park and Reserve, one of the largest protected areas in the world. Sunsets on this lake are some of the most breathtaking you'll see in the country; face west and the backdrop to the view is the Saint Elias Mountain range, of which Canada's tallest mountain is a part of.


Pacific Rim National Park, British Columbia

If it's a view of the Pacific Ocean you crave, head to British Columbia's Pacific Rim National Park. Located on the southwest coast of Vancouver Island, highlights include the West Coast Trail, and Long Beach, which stretches from the town of Tofino to Ucluelet. Though it can be on the wet side in the spring and fall, the early and late rainy seasons yield an incredibly lush temperate rainforest, the likes of which are unrivaled in Canada.

Banff National Park, Alberta

Banff National Park isn't just Canada's oldest national park - it's also jam-packed with sights to see and activities making it an ideal RV vacation spot. Located about an hour and a half from Calgary, it's home to the picturesque Lake Louise with is vivid aquamarine water, as well as the 230-km-long Ice Fields Parkway, which snakes through the Rocky Mountains north to Jasper, Alta.

  Douglas Lake Provincial Park, Saskatchewan

Sandy beaches. Cacti. A man-made lake with 27 different species of fish fit for angling. It doesn't sound much like Saskatchewan, but these are just a few of the unique things to see and do at Douglas Provincial Park. It is an amazing place with many trees, the campsites are private, there are endless sandy beaches, the water never turns green with algae, the fishing is top notch, and there are walking trails.

  Spruce Woods Provincial Park, Manitoba

Established in 1970, Spruce Woods is one of Canada's newer provincial parks, and while it may not have the history of others, it still has plenty to offer visitors. Like Douglas Provincial Park, it features sandy dunes, and recently, the park just opened 22 km of new walking trails. If you're interested in trying out something new, or want to sleep outside your RV for a change, Spruce Woods also offers rental yurts. Inspired by traditional Mongolian domes, they are felt-sided, heated, and can sleep up to five.

 Algonquin Park, Ontario

At about one and a half times the size of Prince Edward Island, Algonquin Park isn't just big - it's huge. Within its borders are over 2,400 lakes, 1,200 rivers and streams, and dozens upon dozens of trails to explore. Of course, it's hard to keep this sort of natural beauty a secret; Algonquin is one of the country's most popular parks, attracting droves of campers and RVers from the Greater Toronto Area and Ottawa from spring through fall.

 Gaspesie Peninsula, Quebec 

While there's plenty to see and do in Quebec, from an RVer's standpoint, the Gaspésie is an area that simply shouldn't be missed. The peninsula is located north of New Brunswick and about 560 km from Montreal at the mouth of the St. Lawrence. Like the Cabot Trail, it's worth a trip around the peninsula to check out the towns, the Chic-Choc Mountains and the costal landscape, while taking in the beaches and local tourist attractions.

 Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland

If you've ever wondered why Newfoundland is nicknamed "The Rock," visit Gros Morne National Park. Besides being a UNESCO World Heritage site, and home to Gros Morne Mountain, it's worth visiting simply for the stunning geography. One of the park's most unique features are the Tablelands, which are composed mostly of peridotite rock. These rocks contain high levels of magnesium, which give the landscape its unusual colour, and make it inhospitable to most plants, giving the Tablelands a surreal, barren, desert-like appearance.

 

Cabot Trail, Nova Scotia

At just shy of 300 kilometres, the Cabot Trail isn't as much a destination as a journey. Perfect for RVers, the route wraps around the coast of Cape Breton, providing views of the rugged shoreline that must be seen to be appreciated. Dotting the trail are picturesque fishing villages, the ideal lunch or dinner spots for fresh seafood fans.

 Fundy National Park, New Brunswick

New Brunswick's Fundy National Park is tiny, at just 207 square kilometres, but it offers plenty to see and do. There are 25 waterfalls, a heated saltwater swimming pool and a golf course packed into the park. But best of all, when the tide is low at Alma Beach, you can explore the ocean floor, which is otherwise filled with nine metres of seawater at high tide.

 Twin Shores, Prince Edward Island

Twin Shores might not be a national or provincial park, but it earns a spot on this list for its location and amenities. Besides offering visitors a chance to set up for the night near P.E.I.'s famous red sand beaches, it also boasts an internet café and a laundromat.