The last year has felt more than a little unpredictable. But RVers rejoice! There IS some good news because not everything has been cancelled. Some of Canada’s biggest RV shows are going virtual this year, while others are still happening on a grand scale–just with extra health precautions in place for vendors and attendees. Maybe you’re looking for a great excuse to hit the road and check out the newest and best in RVs, from new models to new features that could make even the most discerning glampers swoon. Perhaps you’ve wondered why they haven’t existed all along (what could be better than attending in pajamas?). Whatever your reason to celebrate the (RV) season: Here’s the scoop on 2021’s virtual & live offerings. Happy Trails!
2021 Alberta RV Extravaganza
January 35-February 7
One of Canada’s largest expos, the Alberta RV Extravaganza isn’t happening in its usual form this year (neither are any of the other expos/shows usually planned in Calgary and Edmonton). Instead, it’s an all-virtual event, parceled out to various showrooms throughout the province. According to their website, vendors are offering their show-only expo deals and special offers from individual participating dealerships. You can find out more about dealerships participating in the 2021 Alberta RV Extravaganza on their website.
Ontario’s Mega RV Show 2021
Another all-virtual event, Ontario’s Mega RV Show 2021 is actually going to be supported by live video, including walk-throughs of some of the newest RV’s to hit the 2021 lineup. You’ll also get a close look at many of the newest gadgets, accessories, and other paraphernalia that’s so fun to ogle when dreaming up your next camping trip. You’ll also see fun presentations on a huge variety of topics, as well as contests and useful how-to demos. Register in advance so you don’t miss a thing! This show is happening February 5-7 of this year.
2021 Toronto Spring Camping and RV Show/Sale
Unsurprisingly, Canada’s biggest RV show is all-virtual this year. But this is also where you’ll be able to find some of the best deals on new rigs and accessories–without leaving your couch (for some of us, these virtual events are a dream come true). This show isn’t just for RVers; it also covers a wide range of camping essentials. According to their website, during this virtual event you’ll even be able to book the top camping destinations for later in the year, enjoy RV lifestyle seminars and how-to presentations, and get a glimpse at the most cutting-edge RV and camping equipment on the market.
Halifax RV Show and Sale
Not just an RV show, this trade show and sale will be held at the Halifax Exhibition Centre from March 11-14 of this year. You’ll have the opportunity to tour dozens of RV’s in person, visit with dealer representatives, and scope out the newest and best to hit RV showrooms this year. Although it’s not the biggest RV show of the season, the Moncton RV Show and Sale is a great one to visit if you’re in the market for your first rig or an upgrade on your old one. This show is also particularly well-organized and planned, making it a fun, stress-free show to visit if you’re in or near New Brunswick. For more details on the Halifax RV Show, check out their website HERE.
Moncton RV Show and Sale
You’re not going to want to miss one of the biggest RV events of the year taking place at the Moncton Coliseum. Climb onboard an all-star lineup of units at show-only prices all under one roof and meet dealership representatives while seeing the latest in RV innovations. You also get access to educational seminars, accessories and get the scoop on tourism destinations from across the region. This show could just about make 2021 the best camping season ever! Due to the pandemic, rigorous health and safety guidelines have been created to ensure a safe and fun environment for all. You can check out the Health & Safety Plan beforehand HERE.
Unfortunately, many of the country’s other RV expos have been cancelled entirely, from Quebec City to Edmonton. But swapping a pilgrimage to a trade show for a virtual show or (better yet?) your first camping trip of the season might be just as satisfying. Have fun but stay safe when you do venture out! If you have questions about insuring your RV or a rig you’re considering for purchase, feel free to get in touch.