Although summer has come to an end, that doesn’t mean that your RVing adventures have to. In fact, there are many camping destinations in Canada still open and accepting reservations through the fall months. With this guide, you can narrow down your list of RVing destinations in Canada and choose one that checks all the right boxes.
To visit Cape Breton Highlands National Park, you must pilot your RV down the scenic Cabot Trail roadway for about two hours after arriving on the island. You’ll be treated to breathtaking views of forests, cliffs, and ocean vistas galore as you cruise along, making it well worth the long drive.
To get the most out of your visit, you’ll need to spend at least two days camping out at the many sites around the island. As you try out each campground, you can spend hour after an hour playing in the ocean, exploring the trails, and checking out all the nearby waterfalls.
Many of the campgrounds also have outdoor theatres, shops, and sports courts to keep you busy and have a lovely time. And the best news yet? They are all open through the 25th of October.
Prince Edward Island
At Prince Edward Island National Park, you can spend time walking along the gorgeous red cliffs, climbing the sand dunes, and lounging along the waterfront. All along the way, the scenic views will serve as beautiful backdrops for all your autumn photos, helping you perfectly preserve your trip in your memory banks.
You have many excellent RV sites to choose from in this park, including:
- Pine Hills RV Resort
- Twin Shores Camping Area
- White Sands Campground
- Cymbria Campground
- New Glasgow Highlands
- Anne’s Whispering Pines
If accessibility is important on your travels, land at a campground near Stanhope Beach to rent their buoyant wheelchairs for a bit of fun in the surf. Whichever campgrounds you choose, you have until the middle of October to enjoy your adventures.
If you want to see birds, fish, and all other animals thriving in their native habitats, then the Wildlife Sanctuary Port-Daniel is the place to be — and their campsites are open through mid-October.
While there, you have a chance to see the following:
- Harlequin ducks
- Black-headed gulls
With their campsites along the river, you can observe the beautiful scenes before you without leaving the comfort of your RV. Their campsites have water, electricity, and sewer connections that make them a home away from home. As trees and vegetation surround each one, they have a truly private feel that further helps you feel at one with nature.
Sleeping Giant Provincial Park is an excellent place for avid hiking enthusiasts to spend their days and nights through mid-October. While staying in this park, you have more than 100 kilometres of challenging hiking trails to explore, many of which lead to awe-inspiring geographical features. Tee Harbor, in particular, is a must-see with its stunning rock shelves and sandy bay perfectly suited for swimming.
You’ll want to stay at the Marie Louise Lake Campground, which has nearly 100 sites equipped with power hookups. During your stay, you will need to get your water from the on-site taps and plan to empty your black water tank at a nearby dump station.
Through mid-October, you can visit one of four front country campgrounds in Riding Mountain National Park, which are:
- Moon Lake
- Deep Lake
- Wasagaming Campground
- Whirlpool Lake Campground
RVs and trailers are welcome at all but Whirlpool Lake Campground, which is tent-only.
Each one offers access to the water where you can go kayaking, fishing, or swimming to your heart’s content. At Wasagaming Campground, you can rent kayaks and bikes, visit the 18-hole golf course, and even go horseback riding. Both Moon Lake and Deep Lake have boat launches, so you can put your watercraft in the water with ease.
If you love to spend the day at the beach or on the water, then make Prince Albert National Park your destination of choice. You can come here for overnight trips anytime through the end of October.
The many sandy beaches in this park are perfect for building sandcastles and resting between swimming sessions. And they have picnic shelters nearby when you need to restore your energy with a bite to eat. If you’d rather spend the day out on the water in a powerboat or on a paddleboard, you can do that, too.
Other fun autumn activities to enjoy here include:
- Horseback riding
- Bird watching
While RVing, the Red Deer campground will serve you best since it has water, sewer, and power hookups. If you can get by with just power, then the campsites at Beaver Glen might work.
In Bow Valley Provincial Park, you can set up camp at a number of tree-lined campgrounds through October 12th. If you want power and water connections for your RV, then consider either Bow Valley Campground or Bow River Campground.
During your stay at either one, you can go boating, canoeing, and wind surfing all day long. You can also take hikes into the backcountry and even go rock climbing if you are properly equipped. Many people even bring their mountain bikes for the whole family to explore the front country trails in style while getting in a good workout.
If fly fishing is your favourite pastime, then there is no better place to end up than Similkameen Valley. With its meandering rivers crisscrossing through the landscape, the fishing is always good for beginners and experts alike, especially in the fall months.
If you don’t want to spend a lot of time travelling between your RV and the water, you can camp right alongside the river. But if you want to kick back and relax in between fishing sessions, then think about setting up camp near the wineries instead.
With these 8 RV campgrounds open through mid-October, the sky is the limit in what you choose. Just make sure that your campgrounds of choice have all the hookups you need to enjoy your stay to the fullest extent.