Category Archives: Our North American RV Tour

Touring Canada & United States a 7 month continuous tour

Our North American RV Tour – Ottawa & Montreal

Wednesday, September 13 - Day 16 The next morning and another sunny day as we are off to Ottawa to see the sights. Taking public transit was not an option according to John, Ottawa's transit system is unorganized. Ralph kindly drove again, I need to take a turn soon. My truck also seats 6 although with a full size box its a couple of feet longer. Henry's truck has room for 5 so taking the entire group is not an option. We left for Ottawa after 9 am hoping to miss the worst of rush hour. Parking Read more [...]

Our North American RV Tour – Toronto & Niagara Falls

Saturday, September 9 – Day 12 We left Dorchester, Ontario and Allyson’s cousins Mike and Kathy about 9:30 under light winds and sunny skies. Our journey today is only 140 km to the next destination so we decided to try the secondary roads and stay off the freeways. The freeways are crazy around Toronto six to eight lanes of vehicles traveling bumper to bumper at speeds over the posted limit, making our home city of Vancouver’s rush hour seem like a donkey race. A side jaunt to a cold Read more [...]

Our Great North American RV Tour – Day 7 – 11

Monday, September 4 – Day 7 A morning of clouds and sun and cool at 13 degrees C, about 40F as we pull out of Tomahawk RV Resort. Our destination today is Thunder Bay Walmart considered northern Ontario. A scenic drive past many lakes, rolling hills of changing forest colors hinting fall will soon be with us. Our route took us south to Fort Francis and east to Thunder Bay. Download my RV travel e-book, everything you need for a great trip.   Intermittent showers followed us along Read more [...]

Our Great North American RV Tour – Day 5 & 6 – Ontario, Canada

Saturday, September 2 – Day 5 The 7 am departure time was a shocker, Lynda and I were lucky to be ready the alarm didn’t work, a cheap battery-operated gem. We woke at 6:45, what a rush, Lynda made coffee and a wrap of peanut butter and banana while I readied the trailer. The walkie-talkie broke the morning silence, just as I got in the truck. A cheerful voice bid good morning and asked if we were ready for the day. “Bugger off”, I thought to myself as Lynda hopped in the truck and grabbed Read more [...]

Our Great North American RV Tour – Saskatchewan & Manitoba

Thursday, August 31 – Day 3 The morning greeted us with filtered sunshine under hazy skies and a cool 13-degrees in Vegreville, Alberta's Walmart. We enjoyed a quiet night in the parking lot. Sometimes Walmarts, as well as other free camping spots, can be noisy. They are often an overnight destination for semis as well as RVers. Ralph was up early detaching his truck from his trailer, he wanted to arrive at Canadian Tire as the doors opened to have his hitch adjusted.  Fortunately, the adjustment Read more [...]

Our Great North American RV Tour – On the Road

Tuesday, August 29 – Day 1 Our long-awaited departure date is finally here, we left our home in Princeton BC Canada at 7:20 am……hurrah. Unfortunately, a slight delay, Lynda requires a follow-up visit to the dentist. Another problem our dog Buddy seems to be under the weather, he has not crapped in a couple of days, not like him. After a discussion on the way to town we agreed a stop at the vet to have him checked was wise. We walked into the vet's office just as the receptionist unlocked Read more [...]

The Itinerary – RV North American Tour

Crossing Canada US border begins another chapter in our Great North American RV Tour. The plan is to travel south ahead of winter weather visiting many historic cities such as Boston, New York City, Washington, DC etc. The east coast of Canada and the US are full of historic places, many opportunities to explore the first areas settled in North America. Our route also takes to other famous cities such as Nashville and Memphis, Tennesee. Our goal is to camp for free, 'Boondockers Welcome' provides Read more [...]

Our Great North American RV Tour – Our Itinerary

Our Great North American Tour will cover about 30,000 kilometers, 20,000 miles and more than 7 months. Because we are Canadians we are limited to 6 months in the US in a 12 month period. A timely entrance into the US is critical in order to enjoy warm weather during the winter and not need to return home too soon. The Plan is to cross into the US near the beginning of October and exit the US to Canada 6 months less a day. Our goal is to seek out free camping along the trip. As I mentioned in Read more [...]

Our North American RV Tour – Getting Ready

Getting Ready Everyone is well aware that any kind of trip requires preparation whether it be a quick weekend trip or an around the world tour. Our trip, although not around the world probably takes almost as much preparation maybe even more. Traveling in an RV for 7 months takes a great deal of preparation and planning especially when 6 individuals are involved. Of course, the RVs need attention to avoid or eliminate breakdowns. Fortunately, our group's RVs are travel trailers which require Read more [...]