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3/6/15 7:13 P

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We don't have Good Sam in England-I'll look on the internet!

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3/6/15 7:03 P

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I would LOVE to travel in Canada, in fact, my DH and I are considering going with a small group to Alaska in our RV's this summer. My concerns are the price of diesel fuel up there and the long distances of driving.

Other than those concerns, I would LOVE to see Canada.

Tessa, hope you are a Good Sam's member, they can help you plan a trip!

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3/6/15 6:29 P

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Thank you.
When we are in Vancouver we will stay with my sister (she lives in Surrey).
But after that we will have 2 or 2.5 weeks travelling-motorhome or ....
Things are a bit different here and in Europe so it's really helpful to hear how it all works your side of the pond.

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3/6/15 6:20 P

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hi Tessa,
we full time and Burnaby Cariboo rv park is our home base. the rv park we stay at (Burnaby) and the capilano rv park (North vancouver) are the closet to the city. there are other campgrounds in the outer towns (white rock, algergrove, Fort langley).
as for parking "anywhere" and dry camping, you do occasionally see a smaller rv parked. where I often run in the mornings at Burnaby lake, there is a parking lot and I have seen units parked there. may areas do not allow overnight parking and in some places, lots are locked at night.
we like vancouver a lot! often we will say, 'if you have to some where, this is a great to be'.
happy to try to answer any questions you may have.
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3/6/15 4:25 P

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Hey Tessa~~ emoticon to Canada

BC's Walmarts are mostly not RV friendly. The Second link is an article from 2011...

BUT there are other stores who may welcome RV'ers...as you can see in the first link.

We are not WalMart campers ourselves and usually plan our trip when we go RV'ing to end up at a campground.
But every so often, when we travelled across Canada in 2010 ( we live on the opposite side from where you are going ), we could not find a campground with a spot for us ...one was in Lake Louise Alberta ( right next door to BC ) and that time one of the campgrounds directed us to a *DRY* parking for overflow campers. And it was fine and we could stay as long as we wanted.

Another thing is National Parks....most of these parks have camping but with limited hook-ups. Some have water only. Some have water & electricity. BUT none have sewer hook-ups. Most of these parks have a dump site OR can direct you to one near by. These parks also are very *older adult* friendly because there is very little for kiddies in them most of the time so young families do not tend to camp there.
AND....Nice thing about Canada's National Parks? The prices are much lower than the regular campgrounds.....anywhere from $10/night to $25 at the most!

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3/6/15 3:42 P

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Thank you, that gives us a good place to start. Since we like walking in hills & mountains we are likely to be in or near national parks.
We are thinking of Whistler, Vernon, Silver Star... (We've been to Vancouver Island, Jasper & Lake Louise in 2000 with all our children!)

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Tessa,

I just checked online, and while these posts are a couple of years old, there are some tips.

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3/6/15 2:51 P

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We are considering visiting BC summer 2016 (my sister lives very near Vancouver). We are wondering about hiring a small RV but have a couple of questions.

Is wild camping possible (park anywhere to over night) or do you have to stay on camp sites?
In UK there's a network of small cheap campsites with limited facilities (as opposed to the sites that have everything), are there such ones in Canada and where would we find out about them?

Many thanks
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