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Plan Your Next Trip to Sault Ste. Marie KOA

Have you ever looked at campgrounds online that looked so nice and clean, only to get there and find out that it wasn’t all it was cracked up to be? Well you don’t have to worry about that at the Sault Ste. Marie KOA in Ontario. They are an award winning campground that offers their guests the best experience they could hope for. Named the 2015 Campground of the Year, and receiving the Founders Award and Presidents award from KOA, Sault Ste Marie KOA sits on 74 acres of beautifully landscaped property.  Located at 501 Fifth Line East, Sault Ste. Marie, ON they are only minutes away from the U.S. Border.  They have campsites for RV’s, tent camping, Rustic cabin camping, . . . Read more

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Lake Superior Circle Tour

The great lakes are amazing bodies of water that are all interconnected by channels and filled with natural landforms, abundant sea life, and spectacular shorelines with undeniably beautiful views. That is why so many people flock to them every year and want to build their houses on the lakes. If you are one that wants to explore the entire lake, scenic drives are rising in popularity and often the best way to go. Lake Superior offers what they call the Circle Tour. Interested parties can explore Lake Superior in its entirety by land or by lake. This 1300 mile tour takes you around the lake, passing through Minnesota, Michigan, and Wisconsin and crosses the border into Ontario, CA.  Along . . . Read more

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Your Summer Guide to Thunder Bay Events

There’s a lot happening over the summer in Thunder Bay, Ontario but what are some of the must see and do’s? Check out our listing here of the top events happening in the area. Canada’s Birthday! Canada is 149 years old! And they’re celebrating in style. Friday July 1st at the Thunder Bay Marina Park come on down for Canada Day on the waterfront and enjoy activities and fun for the whole family.  From 5-11pm, visitors can enjoy live music and performances, with headliners Poor Angus. There will be hand drumming workshops where you can learn to drum with the best. The Lakehead Canoe club and Wilderness Supply Company will be on hand all day for guests to enjoy . . . Read more

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Local Focus: Thunder Bay

By: Jordan Brandes When living on the road, it can be easy to live off of franchise chains and overlook the local businesses that give communities their flavor. This is especially true in smaller communities like Thunder Bay, ON in Canada. With a population of just over 100,000 the city depends on small businesses to survive.  With lush forests and an economy based on medical research and education the town is the perfect place to visit if you are looking for a little serenity. Below you will find our favorite local businesses in the area.  The Kitchen Nook Located at the heart of Thunder Bay’s historic Bay and Algoma business district, The Kitchen Nook/Finnish Bookstore offers . . . Read more

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The Best RV Camping in Canada

By: Jordan Brandes Canada is one of the most beautiful countries in the world and with wide-open spaces, it is the ideal place to explore in your mobile home. With summer upon us, now is the perfect time to take advantage of all of the luscious and unique camping the country has to offer.  While there are literally hundreds of spots to check out, we thought we would make it easy by picking our absolute favorites.  Banff National Park With plenty of room to explore, during its peak season there are 2, 468 sites located on 13 campgrounds for travelers to visit. When taking your mobile home Tunnel Mountain is probably your best bet to set up camp and explore the Rockies. Rates tend to . . . Read more

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Life on the Road: The Best Camping Gear for Spring

Life on the road means the world is your backyard. Sometimes you need to get out of the camper and take advantage of the country’s amazing campgrounds.  If you’re going to go camping though, you need to do it right.  That is why we’ve put together a list of the best camping gear of the season. Venture into Spring with the best equipment the industry has to offer. Sawyer Squeeze Water Filtration System: With a total field weight of 3 ounces and ability to roll up, it takes up virtually no space in your pack.  -Simply fill up the pouch of your choice at a lake, stream or river, screw the filter directly onto the pouch and  -Squeeze the bag and filter water . . . Read more

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5 Parks to Visit in Ontario

Bruce Peninsula National Park & Five Fathoms National Marine Park Do shipwrecks, swimming, overhead cliffs, and orchids sound appealing? These two parks, just outside of Tobermory provide entertainment for everyone in your party. Whether you prefer adventure exploring or leisurely strolls along the shore, these two side-by-side parks will certainly keep you and your party engaged and enjoying. Point Peele National Park Point Peele is unique for a number of reasons. Not only is it located at the southernmost part of the Canadian border, but it also juts into the infamous Lake Erie, producing a peninsula of sorts. Visitors from all over the world flock to this park to witness the heavy . . . Read more

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Save Your Spot For Canada Day!

Ladies and Gentlemen, Canada Day is upon us. Time is ticking and it is important that you reserve your camping site for this national holiday as soon as possible! Campgrounds typically start booking up about 5 months out, which is the end of this month! Don’t let the holiday sneak up on you! Start planning your holiday now so that you and your loved ones won’t miss out on the fun because procrastination got the best of you! Here are the top events you can look forward to this Canada Day: (Photo: bestwesternkelownahotel.com) Kelowna's annual community festival will be held again at Prospera Place and Waterfront Park. Come out to see a host of folk bands, dozens of food pairings during . . . Read more

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