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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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Welcome To Our New Site!

With a New Year comes a “new you” and here at Smith’s this new year comes with a New Site! Santa and his elves have been diligently working to bring you an updated, user-friendly website that is helpful easy to navigate! Not only does this new site include updated search features, to help you locate the exact RV you’re looking to find, but it also includes a mobile site that will adapt to your smartphone or tablet. And the features just keep coming! In addition to these updates, we have also given our blog a bit of a facelift. This change will keep customers in the loop about upcoming sales, parts department specials, service specials, RVing tips and more! Our blog will . . . Read more

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Travel Trailer Campers & Boats for Sale

Your Thunder Bay, Ontario RV & Boat Dealer As Northwestern Ontario’s largest Recreational Vehicle & Boat dealer, Smith’s RV Centre is your first choice for everything RV & Marine. With a team of friendly and knowledgeable staff, we can assist you in finding a new or used RV, boat, boat trailer, outboard motor as well as RV parts or Marine parts. We carry only top manufacturers such as Jayco, Starcraft, Highland Ridge, Crestliner, Smokercraft and more! Whether you're looking for a travel trailer, fifth wheel, boat or pontoon boat Smith's will have something for you. The Smith's RV Service department has RV & Marine certified technicians that can get you fixed up on . . . Read more

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