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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.

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. 

An employee inspects a boat for invasive plants and mussels.
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Don’t sail through inspection stations – it’s about boat health!

The inspection stations are set up to search for any mud, plants or water that remain on people’s boats as they bring them into the province.

A 20th Century trailer trailer.
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Vintage RV — 1962 20th Century Travel Trailer

This 1962 20th Century Travel Trailer may have been produced at one Glendale’s early manufacturing facilities in London, Ontario. 

Gregoire Lake Provincial Park.
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Summer fun, renewed camping at Gregoire Lake

Camping and outdoors recreation are resuming at Gregoire Lake Provincial Park following two years of extensive repairs, rebuilding and redevelopment.

Picture collage showing BC Parks with name changes.
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Three B.C. parks to be renamed as part of Indigenous reconciliation efforts

“The renaming of these parks to traditional Indigenous names, as rooted in history, reflect the significant heritage values recognized by all British Columbians and beyond,” said George Heyman, Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy. 

Elementary-age students on a field in a BC park.
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Sales of BC Parks licence plates support outdoor education

BC Parks is contributing $30,000 from the sales of specialty licence plates to the Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation’s (HCTF) GO Grants Program.

Picture of specialty BC licence plates.
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BC Parks reaches milestone for specialty licence plate sales

Revenue from the sales of specialty licence plates is going to a number of diverse programs and projects related to conservation, community engagement and Indigenous relations. 

A Vanguard Trailer, owned by Thomas Carver.
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Vintage RV: 1975 (?) Vanguard Travel Trailer

RVwest reader, Thomas Carver, is restoring a 1975 Vanguard trailer and is looking for advice on sourcing parts from fellow readers. 

This SunKamper 5th Wheel trailer was spotted in a storage yard outside of Calgary.
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Vintage RV (Roadside Relic): 1973 AMF SunKamper 5th Wheel Trailer

The Skamper line was known as the SunKamper line in Canada, based out of Paris, Ontario.

Stefan von Terzi (left), Head of Erwin Hymer Group Marketing & Communications; Andreas Ortlieb (right), Erwin Hymer Group Marketing Operations
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Erwin Hymer Group receives the German Brand Award for brand management

The Design Council and the German Brand Institute give away the prestigious award each year for successful brand management and sustainable brand communication.

Poolside at the La Hacienda RV Resort in Arizona.
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La Hacienda RV Resort receives Arizona ARVC’s Large Park of the Year award

La Hacienda RV Resort has received the Large Park of the Year Award from the Arizona Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds.

Bigfoot trailer.
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Vintage RV: Late 1980’s Bigfoot Travel Trailer

Despite some setbacks, Bigfoot is once again producing a full lineup of fiberglass trailers and campers, based at the company headquarters in Armstrong, B.C. 

Lake Louise, AB
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RV Care Network is very excited to be a supporter of the 1001 km Cycling Challenge

The 1001 km Cycle Challenge, from Lake Louise, AB to Whistler BC, is organized by Gold Medal Plates supporting Canada’s Next Generation of Olympic athletes.
An Airstream trailer for sale at Traveland Leisure Vehicles in Airdrie, AB.
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Top Airstream dealers in Canada awarded

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