With winter fully set in, there is no better time to take your RV out and enjoy a well-deserved vacation. You may take one look out the window at the snow on the ground here in Calgary and think that a holiday is not in the cards for you, so we have found some fantastic places you can take your RV within a 2 day drive of Calgary. Because, half the fun of having an RV is enjoying the journey as much as the destination.
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Known for the magnificent Mesa Arch rock formation, Canyonlands is a raw, rugged landscape with majestic views. While the park is incredibly busy in winter, the tourists generally stay away in the winter making it the perfect place to find seclusion and peace among the escalating rocks. There are 5 distinct areas within the park, like Needles with spectacular natural attractions like the sandstone spires that protrude from the ground or the ancient petroglyphs on Newspaper Rock. The temperature high can range between 0-4 degrees Celcius, and visitors should be prepared for snow. Come prepared with food and supplies as the campground is not fully serviced in the winter.
Riverside Resort, Whistler, BC
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Enjoy a winter getaway in comfort with full serviced RV sites equipped with electricity, water and sewer as well as free wifi and access to comfort stations with heated bathrooms and showers. An onsite café serves delicious meals and takeout, and you are just steps away from the Whistler village that offers man dining and shopping options. Nearby activities include skiing and snowboarding at Whistler Blackcomb mountain, site of the 2010 Olympic games, as well as cross-country skiing and snowshoeing Pull through and back in sites available with 30 and 50 amp service.
Yellowstone National Park, Montana
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Established as American’s first national park, Yellowstone is home to diverse species of wildlife, including bears, wolves, bison, and elk. Made famous as the home the majority of the world’s geysers, including the famous Old Faithful. In addition to the scenic viewing of the steaming geyser basins, the park offers wildlife viewing, snow shoeing, and cross-country ski trails as well as guided snowmobile tours.
Wood Lake RV Park and Marina, Lake Country. BC
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Located in the heart of the Okanagan Valley on Wood Lake, this full service RV site is a hort drive through the mountains. Nearby ski resorts, cross country ski trails and snowmobile trails offer something for everyone, and the campground is close to groceries, restaurants, and a short drive from the many wineries the Okanagan is known for.