Calgary RVing stories

Check out the RVing opportunities in Calgary, Alberta

Calgary is a bustling city with a lot of activities to take part in and attractions to see. 

The Botanical Gardens of Silver Springs are one of Calgary's most extensive developments of floral gardens and forest path garden beds wholly created and maintained by community volunteers with a passion for urban beautification.  Photo courtesy of Brenda Forsey.

Trip planner: Everything you need to know before RVing or camping in Calgary

Information on camping in Calgary, Alberta, including tourist attractions, visitor information, sani-dumps, RV campgrounds and more.
People at an RV show, looking at motorhomes
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Ten reasons why you should attend the Edmonton and Calgary RV Expos

Make sure you don't miss these Alberta RV shows and sales.

A man is filling a glass of beer from a beer tap at the Village Brewery.
Calgary

The Calgary brewery guide

Village, one of Calgary’s must-try breweries, gives us micro-brewery recommendations in the city.

More than double the population of Calgary attended the first Stampede Parade in 1912.
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How the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth shaped Canada’s Wild West

Stampede founder Guy Weadick and the Big Four contributed to the booming Wild West with something Canada wasn’t expecting: The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth.

Fort Calgary is located on the same land on which the Northwest Mounted Police built the original fort in 1875.
Calgary

Travel through Calgary’s past at Fort Calgary

Calgary’s history is neatly summarized in Fort Calgary’s museum and celebrated on their grounds.

This year's RV shows offer more RV accessory retailers, and lighter products that fit within all types of budgets.
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RVDA RV Shows in Calgary and Edmonton: 5 Reasons to Attend

Campers get excited for spring and summer at the annual RVDA of Alberta RV shows.

Michelle Carr's daughters standing next to Boulton Creek.
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Kananaskis Country-Calgary’s backyard

As a lifelong Calgarian, I consider Kananaskis Country to be part of my backyard.

The back end of Dave Barton and Anne Bovan's vintage airstream.  Just beyond their trailer is a green coloured lake and mountains in the background.
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Happy Canadian campers

This couple loves to get away from the rush of daily life with their vintage Airstream trailer.

A young man riding a bright yellow Strida bike
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Win a Strida bike at the Calgary RV Expo

Head off to the RV Expo in Calgary from January 28 to 31 for your opportunity to win a Strida bike. 

by Kimberley Shellborn
Staff of ArrKann Trailer & RV Centre pose on top of an RV at one of their two Edmonton locations (from left to right: Rob Minarchi, Sarah Baptiste, Ken Friedenberg, Paul Hopkins and Dave Hill).
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ArrKann RV celebrates 40 years

 Ken Friedenberg, owner of ArrKann RV,  has spent the last four decades helping people take to the highway and live the dream. RVwest sat down with him to discuss life, work and future roads. 

by Louis Bockner
Yum Bakery is one of the vendors at the Calgary Farmers' Market.
Calgary

Experience the Calgary Farmers’ Market

This booming market is one of the biggest attractions for RVers camping in the Calgary vicinity.

Low Tide at Sandy Cove, Nova Scotia.
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Across Canada in an RV

Glen and Debby Clegg travelled with their RV from Alberta to Newfoundland and back, creating a lifetime of memories.

The Botanical Gardens of Silver Springs in Calgary with the city skyline far in the background.
Calgary

Calgary’s blossoming botanical scene

Weeding out rumours that Alberta is nothing but barren prairie and bald mountains. 

A Ghost Town in Saskatchewan with buildings on the left,  an old dirt tract on the right and a sky with clouds in different shades of pinks and reds.
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Travel photography 101

Andrew Penner shares a few key tips to make sure you leave a location proud to be a photographer. 

by Andrew Penner
Kyle and Jeff Redmond in the Bucars showroom.
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Kyle Redmond nominated for RV dealer of the year

The Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) of Alberta recently announced Kyle Redmond of Bucars RV Centre in Balzac, Alberta, as the association’s nominee for the prestigious Walter Paseska Canadian Dealer of the Year Award.

 

JoJo's Rv converted to mobile kitchen.
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Serving up Southern barbecue from a revamped RV

A converted 1975 class C Chevy motorhome is now Calgary's JoJo's BBQ, operated by Jody Barned, the Barbecue Queen.

Three bikers smile as they pedal beneath the futuristic red
Calgary

Walk the walk in Calgary

It is rare that an urban area can offer an outdoor space that combines art and attractions as well as Calgary’s recently completed RiverWalk does. 


RV-friendly businesses near Calgary