camping along the trans-canadian why
Replies: 6 - Last Post: Jul 14, 2013 9:59 PM Last Post By: living2
Jul 3, 2013 6:37 AM
camping along the trans-canadian whyHi -- Next month I am planning on driving across Canada up to Alaska. I will be starting in the Toronto area and heading west. I am looking for information on campgrounds. I have done some searching for campgrounds in Ontario and am coming up with a bunch of provincial parks which look lovely but are fairly expensive (33-48/night). Are there cheaper camping options in this part of Canada?
Also, any suggestions for further along the route would be welcome.
I will be car camping, with a tent.
Jul 3, 2013 6:58 AM
1first of join CAA and get best coverage because if you breakdown your tow bill will be horrendous to say the least, as for camp ground s FORGET ABOUT IT. just be self contained lots of toilet appper own small propane stove and gas , grub etc. and just stay away from built up area. done it many times over past 50 years . one thing you must realize camp grounds mainly set up for for the long term stayer not blow throughs and sites booked for the season mostly. much better if you have a minivan.
Jul 3, 2013 12:01 PM
Jul 3, 2013 3:21 PM
3a couple of suggestions as a fellow tent camper...
alberta - pigeon lake provincial park, jasper...snaring river campground, banff...I've stayed at tunnel mountain...it was fine...next time i'd try two jacks campground
bc...by nelson...kokanee creek provincial park
Manitoba...gimli and pinnewa areas are nice
Jul 3, 2013 4:21 PM
Jul 8, 2013 4:42 PM
5Ontario provincial parks are less expensive as you go north and the prices can vary if you get a basic-good-great rated site and if you get a site with electrical hook up.
All the sites should be impeccably clean and the campgrounds offer great service - including wi-fi! There are private campgrounds, KOA, and options in some municipal and national parks. Hostels might also consider letting you pitch on their lawn for a cheap fee, but keep in mind that you usually have to pay for (rare) parking at a hostel.
Jul 14, 2013 9:59 PM
6If you are "free camping" please make sure you bag your waste including the toilet paper and take it along with you until you find appropriate disposal. Leaving a trail of toilet paper across Canada is unbelievably déclassé.
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