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What Kind of Camper are YOU?

  Are you a glamper, a camper or a tramper? Find out your camping personality.......   Campgrounds across Canada will be  opening their gates soon with activities and camping opportunities for everyone.But the biggest question on everyone’s lips this week is, “Just what kind of camper are you?”   Here are just some of the most common breeds of campers found in Canada   The Glamper: likes to get outdoors, but doesn’t like to sleep on the cold ground or get dirty; surrounds self with luxuries like a comfortable bed, RV large enough to stand in, carpets, wine and good food. Origin often urban.   The Scamper: social camper, gets together with . . . Read more

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Tales from the Scenic Route: A Lesson in Living Life to the Fullest

I had the pleasure of interviewing blogger and now author, Kate Gilbert writer of the blog space, “Tales from the Scenic Route.” and author of the book "The Happy Camper". I found out about Kate Gilbert while researching networking opportunities with bloggers who specifically write about the RV travel life. I was intrigued by the short bio on her site stating her and her husband had sold everything they owned and left their corporate jobs to travel full time. I thought, wow, what a brave couple to make such a bold decision to pursue a dream of lifelong happiness on the road. As Kate will tell you though, life on the road is not always “rainbows and unicorns”. I asked Kate . . . Read more

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ROOTS IN OUR PAST, FEET IN THE FUTURE

Roy Miller founded Triangle Service Station at the Oak Bay Junction in 1950 and in 1956 hauled the Island’s first travel trailer from the U.S. to Victoria and put it on display at his service station.   He was very passionate about his business and capitalized on the growing trend towards family adventure camping. He expanded into mobile homes and parks eventually spanning eight lots throughout BC and Saskatchewan.   He loved racing and supported local drivers including Gary Kershaw and Ed Hutchinson, as well as being a track sponsor at Western Speedway. He believed in living life large,with one foot in the future.   Here we are in the future, 60 years later and still sharing . . . Read more

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Best Winter Camping Gear

Just because it’s cold outside doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy your favorite passtime. Here is the top winter camping gear to help you brave the elements this winter season.    Winter Gear NEMO Sonic sleeping bag The thermo grill pack in this cold-weather sleeping bag will keep you warm in cold temperatures down to -30. The Nemo Sonic’s internal thermo-grill design vents body heat while regulating internal temperatures, keeping the bag from getting too hot or too cold. As if this wasn’t enough, this bag was named the winner of Backpacker magazine’s 2015 Editor’s Choice Award.    Coleman 8-Person Instant Tent This spacious 8 person . . . Read more

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Millennials and Gen X The new RV’rs

  There is a new generation of RV’rs…   They're fit, active and on the move in RVs that match their lifestyle. They are exceptionally drawn to Class B motorhomes such as the Winnebago Touring Coach Travato.    A shift has emerged in the profile of RV’rs, and it’s directly related to the interest in RV’ing by Generation X and Millennials.   They generally enjoy outdoor activities, even use their RV as a support vehicle for races ,but want something a little more comfortable than the hard ground to lay their heads down at night.   This cohort are “green minded” so a Class B fits their requirements. More  miles to the . . . Read more

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Unique Winter Activities in BC

As you consider where to go this winter, don't shy away from British Columbia just because it's cold. There are countless fun winter activities to do in our neck of the woods this time of year. Here are 5 of our favorite winter activities that you'll find unique to this area of the world!    Did you know that snowshoeing has become one of the fastest-growing winter sports in North America? British Columbia is the perfect place to try it out. The lightweight, flexible shoes make this activity accessible for people of all ages. Whether you’re wanting to get a great cardio workout, explore the backcountry on foot, or simply get some fresh air, snowshoeing is one experience you . . . Read more

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Recent World Events and Travel

Do you yearn to travel, but fret over  recent World events, and the value of our dollar buying less?   Uneasy travellers can mitigate risk by using Vancouver Island as their personal playground.   Canada is one of the safest countries and Canadians have heeded the call of the open road by renting or purchasing an RV.    Almost 70% are owned by people under 55 and 40% travel with children. It’s a growing trend that young couples and retirees alike are embracing as affordable alternatives to cottages.   Many simply like being based closer to home and enjoy getting away every weekend, while still others might be restricted in how easily they can travel due to . . . Read more

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Top 10 Hikes in BC

In addition to the breathtaking scenery and rich culture, British Columbia’s incredible hiking trails are a major contributor to the world-renown tourism. Nature lovers and hiking enthusiasts alike travel from all over to visit this beautiful region for both personal hiking challenges and leisurely strolls. Located on the coast of the north Pacific, British Columbia is home to both the beach and the mountains and has trails on each! Whatever type of hiking you’re after, BC is sure to have it. Here’s a list of the top 10 trails in the BC area that will have you planning your trip today!   1. West Coast Trail  This particular trail brings in hikers from all over the . . . Read more

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