Two yellow kayaks sitting on beach, with camper parked in background.
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Protected land added to two provincial parks

British Columbia has one of the largest park systems in the world with 1,033 recreation areas, conservancies, provincial parks, ecological reserves and protected areas. 

Pictured from left: Paula Amos, Indigenous Tourism BC; Marsha Walden, Destination BC; Amy Thacker, CCCTA; Hon. Minister Lisa Beare, Tourism, Arts & Culture.
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Thompson Okanagan and Cariboo Chilcotin Coast sign Memorandum of Understanding for Gold Rush Trail

The Gold Rush Trail follows the path of prospectors who came in search of adventure and wealth, in the form of gold, to this 1,900 km voyage of spectacular natural beauty.

Canada Day logo
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Make safe driving part of long weekend plans

Some advance planning and preparation can make long weekend travel easier and safer for everyone on the road

The native plants garden at the Osoyoos Desert Centre.
Osoyoos

Full of beauty and anything but barren

 The Osoyoos Desert Centre has much to explore for travellers to this special and unique area of British Columbia

1960 Aristocrat trailer, painted aqua blue and white.
Vintage RV

Vintage RV: 1960’s Aristocrat Travel Trailer

The Aristocrat trailers were manufactured in California for almost 20 years, from 1956 to 1974. 

Kid-friendly foods make is easier for everyone.
RV Cuisine

Family camp meal planner

Feeding extended family with foods cooked over the fire is a challenge: Here are some smokin’ hot ideas to make family meals fun and deliciously easy. 

Child posing with a Yogi Bear mascot.
RVwest Insider

Jellystone Park in Nova Scotia celebrates its 20th anniversary this year

Plans are to celebrate the campground’s 20th anniversary as a Jellystone Park to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Yogi Bear-themed franchise network.

by Jeff Crider
Winnebago motorhome with orange and yellow 'Flying W' logo on side.
Vintage RV

Vintage RV — 1970’s Winnebago Brave Classic “Flying W” motorhome

Owner Frank Miller says he is planning to renovate and restore his classic “Flying W” Winnebago, but for now it runs just fine.

the Saskatchewan museum exterior on a sunny day
Saskatchewan

Top places to RV in Saskatchewan

These Saskatchewan communities welcome RVers with hospitality, entertainment and attractions.

Logo of Desert Mountain, with picture of course.
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Renegade, the original course at Desert Mountain, reopens after renovation by Nicklaus Design

Jack Nicklaus and the Nicklaus Design team return after 30 years to upgrade the first of Jack's six Signature Golf Courses created for Arizona's leading golf community.

A blue and white Cozy Cruiser trailer.
Vintage RV

Vintage RV: 1950’s Cozy Cruiser Travel Trailer

The Cozy Cruiser line was originally designed as mobile housing for the military - after the war, the trailers were highly sought after as an inexpensive means of recreation for young families. 

Lithium battery.
RV Tech Talk

Lithium versus lead acid batteries for your RV—which is better?

RVwest asked our resident RV tech, Reg DeYoung, to give us his take on how the upstart lithium batteries compared to the standby lead acid battery. 

Airstream Caravel model parked at spot near ocean.
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Airstream expands travel trailer lineup: reintroduces Bambi & Caravel Models

The Bambi and Caravel Airstream trailers, both single-axle models, were originally launched in the early 1960s.

An Aloha trailer, spotted in a consignment lot.
Vintage RV

Vintage RV — 1963 Aloha Travel Trailer

Aloha's sales slogan was "Built in the Northwest... for the Northwest" so these Northwest beauties included special features for the "damp" climate in the area

Inside of safari tent, with nice bed and furnishings.
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Campground operators have re-invented the concept of tent camping

Growing numbers of California campgrounds now offer furnished “glamping” tents with cozy beds, kitchen supplies, heaters and electrical outlets. 

by Jeff Crider
Sign at the Golden Ears Campground.
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Nearly 600 campsites added to BC Parks and recreation sites

Ranging from walk-in tent sites to marine sites, 13 provincial parks will have 362 new sites and 12 recreation sites will have 232 new sites.