RVwest Insider

Keith Powell is the publisher and sales director of RV West magazine which is part of the Koocanusa Publications group.

Keith Powell is the publisher and sales director of RV West magazine which is part of the Koocanusa Publications group.

Keith Powell

Keith Powell is the publisher and sales director of RV West magazine which is part of the Koocanusa Publications group.

CN conductor shaking hands with young girl.
RVwest Insider

CN 100 celebrations come to Vancouver as part of Pacific National Exhibition

Created by an Act of Parliament in 1919, CN Railway is truly a backbone of Canada's economy and transports more than C$250 billion worth of goods annually. 

Old, weathered cabin in the woods.
RVwest Insider

CampCalNow president highlights Camp-California.com as a travel planning resource

Camp-California.com is a comprehensive and informative guide to California's camping and RV scene. 

Tents set up under fall trees.
RVwest Insider

Canadian Camping Appreciation Weekend - September 13-15, 2019

Camping is an affordable family activity that promotes a sense of community, creates lifelong memories and encourages Canadians and international visitors to discover Canada's rich landscape and engage with nature.

Runners RV sign.
RVwest Insider

RV Care, Canada’s largest RV dealer network, continues to grow

RV Care is a Canada-wide network of 70 top independent dealers. 

Alvah “Tug” Miller Jr., campground industry pioneer.
RVwest Insider

California loses a campground industry pioneer

Tug Miller´s credits include helping to secure separate building and safety rules for RV parks and campgrounds under Title 25 of the California Code

by Jeff Crider
New cabin at Cultus Lake Campground, painted brown and yellow.
RVwest Insider

Two Projects For BC Parks — “Firsts”

New cabins and new electric vehicle sites and charging stations are a go for two of British Columbia's most popular parks

View of the Kelowna Visitor Centre on the waterfront.
RVwest Insider

Kelowna Visitor Centre celebrates one year at Queensway Avenue

More than 200,000 tourists have utilized the many services of the Kelowna Visitor Centre since opening last year

The new Tofino Visitor Centre.
RVwest Insider

Tourism Tofino opens doors to new visitor centre

Tourism centres play a vital and integral part in British Columbia's tourism industry

Tent, picnic bench and bike at campsite.
RVwest Insider

New features coming to Discover Camping reservation system

Last year, BC Parks had another record-breaking year, with nearly 231,000 reservations made through Discover Camping

Holding tank product being put into toilet.
RVwest Insider

California is about to ban RV holding tank products with formaldehyde

While effective at reducing holding tank odors, formaldehyde also kills the beneficial bacteria used to digest human waste in septic systems
by Jeff Crider
Two men sitting with legs outstretched, and holding onto stick with both hands.
RVwest Insider

Fairbanks, Alaska hosts annual World Eskimo-Indian Olympics

Explore Fairbanks welcomes the World Eskimo-Indian Olympics, which displays the preparedness Alaskan Natives needed for survival. The games require skill, strength, agility, and endurance, and leave no part of the body untested.

Picture of campfire on beach.
RVwest Insider

Safety tips for wildfire prevention – do your part

By being aware, working together and caring for the forested backyard we love – we can reduce human caused fires.

RV on fire.
RVwest Insider

RV and ATV Fire Safety Tips

The vehicles you camp in on vacation and use for recreation while in the backcountry can themselves be fire risk factors. 

Wood Buffalo National Park, with herd of bison in foreground.
RVwest Insider

Kootenay MP advocates stronger action needed to protect Wood Buffalo National Park

The UNESCO World Heritage Committee expressed serious concern about the continued deterioration of Wood Buffalo National Park and warned Canada the site could be added to the List of World Heritage in Danger.

The South Okanagan-Similkameen region, showing lake and desert-looking hills.
RVwest Insider

Western Canada’s South Okanagan is closer to getting a national park reserve with MOU signing

The South Okanagan-Similkameen region is one of the four most endangered ecosystems in Canada and is home to 76 per cent of B.C.’s species at risk

Two yellow kayaks sitting on beach, with camper parked in background.
RVwest Insider

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.