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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.

Indigenous tourism partners gather at the Tsuut’ina Nation Culture Museum to announce the formation of Indigenous Tourism Alberta.
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Province supports new Indigenous tourism group

The Alberta government is funding a new tourism association that will help Indigenous entrepreneurs and their communities start tourism businesses and create jobs. 

Manager and customer talking at Salish Seaside RV Haven.
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RVwest helps launch successful new RV Resort in Victoria, B.C. with effective print ad campaign

Tom Westley, manager of Salish Seaside RV Haven recently reported that he had, “received dozens of phone calls and bookings for the winter.”

Celebrate National Motorcycle Week (August 14-20, 2018) on Mendocino’s scenic Highway 1.
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Attention RVers: Coast is clear in northern California’s Mendocino County

Wildfires remain in remote wilderness regions - all major highways and tourism facilities open. 

Covers of RVwest magazine.
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RVwest and RVDA of Alberta sign new 3-year agreement

The three-year extension and renewal of the agreement will see RVwest designated as the official magazine of the RVDA of Alberta.

1971 16’ Sportsman Travel Trailer.
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Vintage RV: 1971 16’ Sportsman Travel Trailer

Whether a Serro Scotty or not, this little Sportsman trailer looks to be in great condition, with lots of amenities. 

RVwest cover, Summer 2018
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Canada’s RVwest magazine celebrates 50th Anniversary of iconic Boler trailer

RVwest magazine and website highlights destinations throughout Western Canada and sunbelt destinations across the western United States. 

Jim and Melinda Tanner on vacation in a tropical destination.
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Virtually RV with the Tanners

Melinda and Jim Tanner have created an online RVing oasis with their website and YouTube channel.

A vintage 1970's Lodestar motorhome, made by Champion.
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Vintage RV: Early 1990’s Lodestar Motorhome by Champion

The Lodestar motorhome generally came loaded with just about every conceivable option and amenity that an RVer might want.

MP Wayne Stetski stands at Glacier National Park.
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On Canada Parks Day, Stetski calls for stronger leadership

 NDP National Parks Critic Wayne Stetski echoes environmental groups, Indigenous leaders and stakeholders on the need for stronger protection for our parks. 

RV Care Network logo in top left corner, with picture of young boy holding an open map.
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USA’s Priority RV network and Canada’s RV Care network expand to 194 dealers in North America

It’s been a busy 12 months for the RV Care and Priority RV Networks.

A row of campers in an RV park, with colourful red and yellow autumn trees lining the RV lots.
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KOA says Canadians are camping more

More than 6 million new North American households have adopted the camping lifestyle since 2014. 

A Travelmaster motorhome.
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Vintage RV — 1988 Travelmaster Signature Series Class A Motorhome

The Signature Series ranged from 28.6 feet long to a huge 36 foot long, and that’s a lot of motorhome.

A snapshot of RVwest reader, Randy Filipovic's motorhome.
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Vintage RV: 1974 Chevrolet Conestoga

Here’s an interesting vintage RV photo we received from a reader — he calls it a Chevrolet Conestoga. 

Working with Camping and RV in BC, the Angler's Atlas website has matched nearby campgrounds with fishing destinations.
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Angler’s Atlas and the Camping & RVing BC Coalition have teamed up to help anglers

Looking to park your RV or pitch a tent and get in some good fishing? The addition of a Camping BC tab on the Angler's Atlas website makes that process a whole lot easier. 

A teaser sketch of the new Volkswagen Crafter-based camper van.
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Crafter-based VW “California XXL” Camper Van Heading to Production

The new camper van is based on the Crafter bus, which means it will most likely share its engine lineup.

Minister Miranda, MLA Piquette and members of the Highland Community Hall of Barich Society and Smoky Lake County officials celebrate designation of the Ukrainian Farmers’ National Home of Taras Shevchenko (Highland Hall) as a Provincial Historic Resource.
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Province protects historic Ukrainian hall

Smoky Lake-area residents gathered at the Ukrainian Farmers’ National Home of Taras Shevchenko to celebrate the designation of the historic community hall as a Provincial Historic Resource.