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By: On: Wednesday June 15 2011

Go RVing Canada has unveiled its list of RVers’ favorite National Parks in honor of Parks Canada’s 100th anniversary. The top parks were voted by RV enthusiasts through Go RVing Canada’s Top 100 Spots to RV in Canada Centennial Contest.

“Today we are celebrating an important milestone,” says Go RVing Canada Spokesperson Angèle Lapointe. “We would like to congratulate Parks Canada for this immense accomplishment and for all of their hard work in providing Canadian RVers with a first-class park service.

“An RV vacation remains an extremely economical way for families to travel. Depending on the RV model, a typical family RV vacation can be up to 75% less expensive per day than other forms of vacation travel.”

The top 10 favourite National Parks for RVers are:
Banff National Park of Canada, AB
Bruce Peninsula National Park of Canada, ON
Cape Breton Highlands National Park of Canada, NS
Fundy National Park of Canada, NB
Gros Morne National Park of Canada, NL
Jasper National Park of Canada, AB
Kootenay National Park of Canada, BC
Pacific Rim National Park Reserve of Canada, BC
Riding Mountain National Park of Canada, MB
Waterton Lakes National Park of Canada, AB

By: On: Tuesday May 10 2011

Go RVing Canada has revealed Canadian RV show attendance and sales figures for 2011, which the organization says demonstrates that the RV industry is healthier than ever.

In 2011, the 31st Annual Edmonton RV Exposition & Sale and 42nd Annual Calgary RV Show and Sale both saw impressive increases in attendance figures, reporting 45.2% and 11.42% increases respectively. The Toronto Fall RV Show saw an 11.53% increase this year compared to the previous year. The Ottawa Spring RV Show saw bigger crowds than last year on both the Friday and Saturday, with an overall total of 17,084 visitors.

According to Go RVing Canada, Canadians were also taking advantage of the incredible sales this year, buying RVs directly from dealers at the shows. The Québec and Montréal RV shows saw increases in sales, reporting 27.93% and 5.47% increases respectively.

By: On: Thursday January 13 2011

RV Sales Up in CanadaAccording to a release from Go RVing Canada, RV sales figures are up 21 percent across the country in 2010.

Also of note, Go RVing Canada says that total retail sales at RV dealerships in Canada have surged close to pre-recession levels.

“This has been an incredible year for RVing in Canada, particularly coming out of such a turbulent period for the Canadian economy,” says Go RVing Canada spokesperson Alana Fontaine. “More and more Canadians are discovering the fun, freedom and flexibility that an RV vacation provides, and this is why we’ve moved close to pre-recession sales levels across the country.”

By: On: Wednesday March 10 2010

rvcanada0310According to a report from Go RVing Canada, RV vacations remain the most cost-effective form of travel for Canadians.

According to the study, which was conducted by PKF Consulting, typical RV vacations are up to 75 percent less expensive per day than any other type of family trip, regardless of trip duration, distance, or location.

To add another component of affordability, Go RVing Canada reports that RV prices are at an all time low.

“We are seeing increased activity and sales in our showrooms as the economy recovers,” says Go RVing Canada spokesperson Catherine Fortin LeFaivre. “So now is absolutely the right time to buy before prices start rising again.”




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