Stories

These articles cover a range of topics in the RV world. Read about vintage campers, RV-related contests, culinary recipes, important news and tips and tricks to make your camping experience even better.

An Airstream trailer for sale at Traveland Leisure Vehicles in Airdrie, AB.
RVwest Insider

Top Airstream dealers in Canada awarded

Airstream has announced its top dealer rankings based on retail units sold between May 2017 and May 2018.

A New Horizon motorhome.
Vintage RV

Vintage RV: Short lived 1985 New Horizon Class B Toyota Mini-Motorhome

When the 1970’s and 80’s RV boom hit North America with it came the creation of motorhomes and camping trailers of every size and shape.

RV Care logo, with lake scene behind.
RVwest Insider

RV Care Network launches a new No Cost 90-Day Coverage Plan on qualified used RV’s

The coverage plan includes a comprehensive 35-point inspection and re-conditioning process, performed by our network’s certified RV technicians.

Aerial view of Chris Craft boat.
RVwest Insider

Winnebago announces acquisition of Chris-Craft Boats

Chris-Craft, America's Boat Builder Since 1874, leads the industry in craftsmanship and quality which represents the company's enduring devotion to its proud past.

One of the newly arrived giant pandas enjoys a snack during the grand opening of Panda Passage.
RVwest Insider

It’s Panda-monium at the Calgary Zoo

After years of planning and anticipation, the Panda Passage habitat at the Calgary Zoo is now open. 

A Rialta motorhome.
Vintage RV

Classic RV: 1996 (?) Winnebago/VW Rialta

The Rialta’s decade of production has left a rich legacy and many passionate fans who continue to own and operate the popular Class B units.

Workers working on steel beamed construction foundation.
RVwest Insider

Paving the way to a better economy

The 2018 construction season is underway in Alberta with the province moving forward on hundreds of transportation projects.

Darth Vader helmet firepit
RV Living

Enlist the aid of the Barnyard Empire for the ultimate firepits

Adam Schewe, owner of Barnyard Empire in Peachland, B.C., makes custom-built portable firepits

A group shot of the Minister's Tourism Engagement Council.
RVwest Insider

B.C.‘s Tourism Minister forms New Tourism Engagement Council (MTEC)

The Minister’s Tourism Engagement Council was formed to help guide government's tourism policy, strategy and program implementation. 

Environment and Parks Minister Shannon Phillips addresses public land enforcement prior to the May long weekend.
RVwest Insider

Outdoor enthusiasts urged to respect public land

More than 300 provincial enforcement officers will patrol public land, parks and protected areas this spring and summer.

A white trailer.
Vintage RV

Vintage RV: 1960’s (?) Glendale Travel Trailer

Like so many travel trailer manufacturers of yesterday, it would appear that Glendale had a colourful history and legacy as well.

Hisotric house, with two ladies dressed in period costume in the foreground, one of them holding a bouquet of yellow daisies.
RVwest Insider

Lots to love at historic sites, museums, archives

New programs and experiences at Alberta heritage facilities are setting the stage for excitement throughout the summer.

Ralph and Donna standing in front of a beautiful mountain vista
RV News

A once-in-a-lifetime journey, done twice

Ralph Martin, author of Cross Canada Adventures: Two Journeys A Lifetime Apart, shared with us the highlights of his two trips, and his tips for getting the most out of your own adventures

 
by Zoë Dupley
Aerial view of the Caribou Mountains.
RVwest Insider

Creating world’s largest boreal protected forest

The largest contiguous area of boreal protected land in the world has been established in northern Alberta.

A beautiful site at BC Hydro's Gun Creek campground near Lillooet.
RVwest Insider

BC Hydro recreation areas a rustic option to BC Parks

Some of the best areas to visit are the recreation areas that are managed by BC Hydro, which has planned, developed and operated public use areas throughout the province since 1972. 

Scenic view of rolling hills and grasslands, with snow-capped mountains in background.
RVwest Insider

Balanced plans protect land, boost recreation

New land management plans for the Livingstone-Porcupine Hills areas will help conserve and protect sensitive ecosystems while improving economic and recreation opportunities.