There’s no shortage of incredible campsites in our beautiful province, but, don’t get us wrong, while tent camping rules—have you ever hit the road in an RV? It lets you take the comforts of home on the road, which has major advantages.
For starters, if you want to make multiple stops, you don’t have to worry about setting up and taking down a tent. You get a better night’s sleep, plus the modern facilities that many RVs are equipped with. You and your things (read: food) are also safer from unexpected wildlife encounters, and when you’re ready to pack up and go home, all you have to do is turn the key and drive away.
Don’t have an RV? No problem. There are several ways to get your hands on one for a single trip without shelling out the funds to buy it outright. One such service is Ruckify RV, which is basically the Airbnb of RVs—it lets you rent local RVs from owners in your community for short- or long-term trips, depending on your needs. If you’re someone who owns an RV, you can also use the service to rent out your RV. It’s a great way to make money when you’re not using it—which is probably most of the time!
So, ready to hit the road? Here are some of our province’s most breathtaking and diverse destinations that you can drive right up to in an RV.
WHISTLER RV PARK AND CAMPGROUND
For a getaway with a limited timeframe, the Whistler RV Park and Campground is something of a well-kept secret. Just 125km from Vancouver, this destination puts you right in the alpine wilderness of B.C.’s Coast Mountain range with little time lost on the road.
The RV park offers awe-inspiring views of Black Tusk and Whistler Mountain and is just 18km from Whistler Village when you’re ready for some civilization. You’re also within close reach of the many outdoor activities the area has to offer—hiking, mountain biking, swimming, you name it.
KOOTENAY RIVER RV PARK
The Kootenay River RV Park is a quiet destination in Castlegar, B.C, despite being easily accessible from the highway. It takes about 7 hours to drive from Vancouver, so it’s a great trip for anyone with more than just a night or two to spare. The park itself is stunning, but also offers visitors the opportunity to explore the Kootenays and its natural attractions, rich history and even golf courses, if you’re looking to get away from the grounds during the day.
For young adults and empty-nesters alike, this RV park also offers the benefit of being 18+. That’s right—no kids!
CRYSTAL COVE BEACH RESORT
Tofino, B.C. is tucked on the western side of Vancouver Island. With no shortage of rainforest and sprawling beaches facing the open Pacific, it’s a year-round destination for good reason, and the long drive (including a ferry) from Vancouver only adds to the appeal.
The Crystal Cove Beach Resort is the perfect destination for anyone looking to “rough it” while also enjoying the creature comforts of surf-town living, like charming local spots for a bite to eat or a perfectly brewed coffee. With Tofino being such a popular destination, the cost of renting a cabin or hotel tends to be high—so RV camping is an incredible hack to enjoy the area at a fraction of the price.
Tofino, B.C., Photo: Unsplash
All the way up on the northern coast of Vancouver Island, Cluxewe Resort is as breathtaking as RV campgrounds come. A self-proclaimed “natural wonder in the land of the Kwakiutl people,” the sites are all situated in beautiful, dense nature along some seriously stunning coastline. If you’re looking to incorporate the majestic beaches of the Pacific into your getaway, this is the spot for you.
Some 9km past the Port McNeill turnoff, the Cluxewe Resort is pretty remote, so make sure to come prepared with supplies. This is the place to embrace solitude away from the hustle and bustle of urban life—you might even see an orca or two.
WILD ROSE RV PARK
The Wild Rose RV Park in Hope, B.C. is just a 2-hour drive from Vancouver. With sites situated both under the trees or under the stars, it’s the perfect way to experience the beautiful nature of the province’s interior without the trouble—it’s tucked just off the highway for easy access.
The Wild Rose RV Park is also within proximity to some amazing attractions, like the Othello Tunnels in the Coquihalla Canyon Provincial Park, as well as Hell’s Gate—a narrow section of the Fraser River known for its whitewater rafting and an exhilarating air tram that suspends patrons high up above for an unobstructed view.
Hope, B.C, Photo: Unsplash
If you’re looking to rent an RV this spring or summer, all you need to do is sign up with a valid driver’s license, find a suitable RV on the Ruckify RV website, then meet with the owner to pick it up. After your wilderness escape, you simply return it to the owner, et voila—you’re officially an RV camper.
Bottom line, RV camping introduces a level of comfort that tent camping only wishes it had. If you can’t decide which of B.C.’s stunning destinations to visit, why not try them all? After all, when you’re travelling in an RV, it’s just that easy.
To start planning your journey into the great outdoors, visit ruckifyrv.com
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