10 
RV-Worthy Hidden Gems in Our Own Back Yard

Many young families have turned to RVing as a great way to reconnect with family and explore the hidden Canadian gems that are in our very own back yard! In fact, more people own RVs in Canada than they do cottages or go skiing, with 14 per cent of Canadian households owning RVs compared to 10 per cent who own cottages. If you’re one of those Canadians who don’t want to stay in one spot this summer, check out our top 10 places you must see by RV.

1. Moraine Lake, Alberta. Once printed on the back of the Canadian $20 bill, it is often referred to as the ‘20 Dollar View’ - but it’s more like a million dollar view. See why it’s one of the most photographed spots in the world. For more information, visit banfflakelouise.com.

2. Osoyoos, British Columbia. Did you know Canada is home to a desert? Whether you’re trekking through its valleys or swimming in Canada’s warmest lake, your experiences will be unforgettable in this one-of-a-kind place. For more information, visit destinationosoyoos.com.

3. Gaspé, Quebec. Recognized by National Geographic Traveler Magazine as one of “Canada’s 50 Places of a Lifetime,” Gaspé gives you the opportunity to discover four national parks. Famous Percé Rock summits over 1,000 metres and is one of the most beautiful bays in the world. For more information, visit quebecmaritime.ca.

4. Antigonish, Nova Scotia. Considered the heart of the highlands, Antigonish is a small town, rich in Gaelic history and surrounded by lovely beaches. This is a tourist gem that travelers and RVers often overlook - don’t make the same mistake. For more information, visit visitantigonish.ca.

5. Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology and Drumheller, Alberta. Located in Alberta’s Badlands, Drumheller is best known as the home of the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology, a world-class facility dedicated to the study of Drumheller’s early residents: the dinosaurs. For more information, visit traveldrumheller.com.

6. Flowerpot and Hopewell Rocks, New Brunswick. The Flowerpot and Hopewell Rocks are one of the most serene natural wonders of Canada. If you’ve never been blessed with that awe-inspiring feeling large landscapes can give you, you need to RV here. For more information, visit thehopewellrocks.ca.

7. Long Beach, Tofino, British Columbia. Named “the best surf town in North America” by Outside magazine, Tofino is a beautiful beach town on the west coast of Vancouver Island and has been drawing surfers, nature-lovers and those with wandering souls for years. For more information, visit tourismtofino.com.

 8. Cavendish Beach, Prince Edward Island. After soaking up the sun on a red-sand beach, take in historical sites like the famed home of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables. For more information, visit cavendishbeachpei.com.

9. The Grotto and Tobermory, Ontario. Tobermory, a quaint little town at the tip of the Bruce Peninsula, boasts a must-see, “The Grotto.” Carved out by the waves of Georgian Bay over thousands of years, it’s a pristine setting; there are no signs, lights, stairs or handrails here. For more information, visit explorethebruce.com/the-grotto.php.

10. Twillingate, Newfoundland. Located alongside an ocean corridor known as “Iceberg Alley,” this small town has long been proclaimed as the “Iceberg Capital of the World” - you are more likely to see an iceberg here in Twillingate than anywhere else. For more information, visit twillingatetourism.ca.

With the freedom and flexibility that RVing allows, we can reconnect with our sense of adventure and bond with our children in new ways without having to travel far to do it. To book your RV vacation, visit gorving.ca.

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