Mar
18
2019

Camping and campervanning in Vancouver and beyond

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Vancouver and its surrounds have so much to offer the adventurous traveller. Nature lovers will easily fall in love with this beautiful part of the world. That’s why you should look to hire a car or campervan from Vancouver Airport. You’ll have the freedom to explore the wilderness of British Columbia however you please. Here are some of our favourite camping and caravanning spots within a day’s drive from Vancouver. Pacific Rim National Park 5 and a half hours south west of Vancouver This is a sight for sore eyes. A seemingly endless Long Beach with a backdrop of stunning rainforest and mountains. Spend a few hours here and you can easily see why this is one of Canada’s most popular tourist attractions. It’s a great spot for swimming, surfing, whale watching and relaxing on the beach. Where to stay: Green Point Campground on long Beach. The park has drive in and walk in sites, limited motorhome availability so check…

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Nov
30
2018

Hit the road in Canada on the Alaska Highway

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The Destination Canada team says Aussie road trippers seeking the ultimate driving holiday can’t go past the renowned Alaska Highway in Canada’s Yukon Territory. “The term ‘scenic drive’ doesn’t begin to describe the rugged beauty along this wilderness route, with snow-covered mountains, spruce forests, ancient glaciers and abundant wildlife making this a driving paradise,” Team DC points out. As this iconic route winds through historic communities and soaring mountain ranges, you won’t want to miss the key photo opportunities along the way. Read on for five unmissable stop-offs on this unforgettable journey. Sign Post Forest As you cruise through Watson Lake, east of Yukon’s capital city of Whitehorse, keep your eyes peeled for a road-side collection of more than 77,000 from around the world. This unique time capsule dates back to 1942 when US Soldier, Carl K. Lindley erected a sign marking the direction and distance to his hometown, Illinois. The trend caught on, with locals and visitors from across…

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Oct
27
2018

Great reasons to pop Canada on your hit list for 2019

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More Australian travellers are set to experience Canada first-hand in 2019, with new events and experiences promising to make every unique Canadian adventure an unforgettable experience. Read on for some of the best served up by the Destination Canada team… Shakat Tun Wilderness Tours, Yukon Territory Travel from Whitehorse to Haines Junction on the border of beautiful Kluane National Park in Canada’s north-western Yukon Territory. Spend two nights viewing the magnificent northern lights, dogsledding, and snowmobiling at picturesque Kathleen Lake, and spend a day at the Shakat Tun Wilderness Camp to immerse yourself in traditional First Nation lifestyle. Find out more HERE. Ice bubbles, Alberta Experience the ice bubbles phenomenon along Alberta’s famous Icefield Parkway during winter  , where tiny gas bubbles of all shapes and sizes are trapped beneath the surface of frozen lakes, like shimmering frozen jellyfish. Witnessing this extraordinary natural marvel is simple with transfers newly available between Banff and the Icefield base of Rockies Heli Bubble…

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