Camping in Canada can be a four-season experience. Beautiful serene landscapes and plenty of adventures invite you to head outdoors and have fun. The right gear, including winter RV accessories, ensure you stay warm and safe as you have fun camping and exploring the great outdoors this winter.
While you need gear that keeps you warm and safe during winter camping adventures, protect your RV, too. Pack must-have tools and several important winter accessories that ensure your RV can withstand extreme Canadian temperatures and weather conditions.
Prepare for any emergency with equipment that keeps you safe. Choose items that are guaranteed to work in freezing temperatures and inclement weather.
- Motorola NOAA Portable Weather Radio
- Ultimate Survival Kit
- Canadian Red Cross Basic Disaster Preparedness 4-Person Kit
- BioLite Rechargeable 330 Headlamp
Snow, ice and subzero temperatures make warm shelter essential winter gear for RVers. While your RV is insulated, also choose a tent that protects you from the elements and keeps you warm if you must shelter outdoors. Here are four suggestions that offer year-round protection.
- Crua Culla Insulated Inner Cocoon Tent
- Naturehike Cloud Up 4 Season Tent
- Black Diamond Eldorado 4 Season Tent
- GEERTOP 4 Season Waterproof Tent
A good night’s sleep boosts your energy as you ski, hike and enjoy other outdoor adventures. To stay warm when temperatures plummet, lay down a padded foundation, add a wool blanket, thermal sleeping bag and fleece sheets, and top off your bed with a wool blanket or bedspread. The following options support a warm night’s sleep and quality rest.
- Klymit Insulated Static V Sleeping Pad
- Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XTherm Sleeping Pad
- The North Face Dolomite Double 20/-7 Sleeping Bag
- ArcticDream 1400 Sleeping Bag
- MEC Silk Travel Liner
- TETON Sports Sleeping Bag Liner
- Therm-a-Rest Synergy Sheet
- True North by Sleep Philosophy Micro Fleece Sheets
- EKTOS 90% Wool Blanket
- Arcturus Military Wool Blanket
Dress in layers to stay warm, comfortable and safe as you play in the snow. Choose a base layer that keeps you dry and warm. A middle layer adds additional warmth. Finish your outfit with an outer layer that protects you from the elements. Remember to include warm boots, gloves and a hat in your suitcase, too.
- Heat Holders Men’s X-Warm Thermal Long-Sleeve Shirt
- Carhartt Base Force Heavyweight Poly-Wool Crew
- Merino Ski+ Medium Over the Calf Socks
- Patagonia Women’s Insulated Snowbelle Pants
- The North Face Women’s ThermoBall Snow Triclimate Jacket
- Columbia Powder Chute Bib
- Sorel Women’s Joan of Arc Boots
Your RV’s furnace will keep you warm and safe, especially if you service the HVAC system before your winter camping adventure. Add a portable heater to your winter RV accessories list for extra warmth. Be sure to install a carbon monoxide detector and pack a fire extinguisher for additional safety as you use your heater.
Many types of fuels freeze easily in frigid Canadian temperatures. Purchase a camp stove that’s certified for winter use and uses a fuel like white gas that ensures you can cook successfully all winter.
Comfort Foods and Insulated Containers
Hot, delicious and filling foods fuel your body as you play in the snow and enjoy the beautiful scenery. Bring ingredients for foil pack recipes and your favourite camp meals, and pack insulated containers, including thermoses, so you can take a warm lunch or beverages on the go.
- Stanley Adventure Vacuum Crock Food Jar, 3 Quart
- Lille Home Stackable Thermal Lunch/Snack Box, 3-Tier Insulated
On your winter outdoor adventures, carry a backpack that secures and protects all your essential gear. Consider two options that feature easily accessible pockets and are lightweight so that you can stay mobile.
Winter camping in Canada offers plenty of opportunities for fun, play and adventure, so forgo storing your RV and hit the open road. Stay warm, comfortable and safe with our winter gear for RVers suggestions. Remember to share details of your trip itinerary with a trusted friend, update your insurance and pack extra essential survival supplies, too, before your next winter camping trip.