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Hire a campervan in Canada

For an unmatched sense of freedom and adventure as well as vast, diverse landscapes, you can’t beat motorhome hire in Canada. Its sprawling beauty, from its majestic snow-capped mountains to its tranquil lakes, provides the perfect backdrop for a road trip. Hiring a motorhome gives you the chance to explore at your own pace, sleep under the starry skies and wake up to breathtaking views right outside your door. Plus, with a fleet of spacious modern RVs available to rent in both Vancouver and Calgary, you can experience Canada’s great outdoors without sacrificing comfort or convenience

Enjoy more freedom with one-way rentals!

Did you know that our motorhome rentals in North America can also be booked as a convenient one-way option? Save time and distance, while enjoying maximum flexibility to create even more unforgettable moments on your road trip adventure!

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roadsurfer campers in Canada

New at roadsurfer
  • 5
  • 5

Family Freedom Motorhome

  • 325 PS Petrol
  • Spacious kitchen
  • WC
  • Air conditioning, stationary heater, etc.
  • 4
  • 2+1

Couple Condo Motorhome without a pop-up roof (642)

  • 280 PS Petrol
  • Spacious kitchenette
  • Extra large wet room (hot water)
  • WC
  • without pop-up roof
  • Stand-alone air conditioner, solar panel and much more
  • 4
  • 4

Liberty Lodge Motorhome with pop-up roof (642)

  • 280 PS Petrol
  • Spacious kitchenette
  • Indoor shower/wet room (warm)
  • WC
  • Manual pop-up roof
  • Stand-alone air conditioner, solar panel and much more

BATTERY POWER: Please note that while roadsurfer motorhomes come with solar panels, the batteries are not equipped to last for prolonged periods without connecting to shore power.

TRAVELLING IN WINTER: Please note that all our motorhomes in Canada undergo “hibernation” during the winter months (from November to March). This involves emptying or filling all boilers and pipes with antifreeze, including the camper’s water tanks. Consequently, water usage in the vehicles, such as from the fresh water tap, shower, or toilet, is unavailable during this period. To prevent vehicle damage, kindly ensure the water tank remains empty throughout your journey. Regrettably, any damage resulting from failure to comply will incur charges.

Your roadsurfer perks

Unlimited mileage

Free 2nd driver included

Rebook or cancel with the Flex option up to 48 hours before departure

Roadside assistance

Free camping equipment and kitchen utensils included

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One-way rentals in Canada

In Canada, our one-way campervan rental option enhances the flexibility of your journey. You won’t need to drive the entire way back, allowing you to travel without the constraint of time and explore more during your holiday. With unlimited miles, your freedom knows no bounds when you embark on a one-way road trip from Calgary or Vancouver.

How to book your one-way rental with roadsurfer

During the booking process, you have the flexibility to select your desired return location for bookings within Canada. If you rent your motorhome or campervan from Calgary or Vancouver, you have the option to return it to the opposite roadsurfer location, or you can book a roundtrip.

How much is the one-way rental fee?

A £399 one-time fee applied during the booking process.

Your road trip in Canada

Your road trip in Canada aboard a motorhome rental is an open invitation to experience the country’s astounding natural and man-made spectacles. Journey to the iconic Rockies or traverse the scenic Sea to Sky Highway. Visit the coast-meets-mountains metropolitan gem that is Vancouver or simply enjoy the country’s stunning natural scenery. With an RV hire in Canada, each destination unfolds as a new chapter of memorable encounters and unmatched beauty.

Driving rules in Canada

With all that pristine nature and dramatic landscapes, driving in Canada is a truly special experience. However, before going through with a motorhome hire in Canada, it’s important to familiarise yourself with the country’s driving laws and regulations.

  • In Canada, speed limits are strictly enforced and vary depending on the type of road and the province you’re in. Generally, they range from 30 mph in urban areas to 60-70 mph on highways.
  • Despite being another Commonwealth country, Canadians drive on the right-hand side of the road – just like the United States. Always keep this in mind, especially when making turns at intersections or on rural roads. Please note that speed limits in Canada are in kilometers per hour, not miles.
  • Overtaking is allowed on most Canadian roads, but it must be done on the left. Always exercise caution and ensure it’s safe to do so before overtaking, especially on two-lane roads where visibility might be limited.
  • Canada’s roads are of a high standard, but conditions can vary according to the season. Winter often brings snow and ice, particularly in northern regions and mountain areas. It’s advisable to be prepared for such conditions if you intend to travel in the colder months.
  • Note that while honking your horn might be the norm in some countries, it’s not widely used in Canada. Honking is generally reserved for serious emergencies or to warn other drivers about potential hazards.

Camping in Canada

  • Wild camping: Canada’s vast wilderness offers countless opportunities for wild camping. However, it’s important to remember that wild or free camping is only permitted in designated areas. Wild camping in cities, national parks and provincial parks is illegal, and you can expect large fines if caught.
  • Campgrounds and RV parks: These are ideal options for anyone undertaking campervan hire in Canada, offering a range of facilities such as power hookups, Wi-Fi, hardstanding, washrooms, laundry and sometimes even swimming pools and game rooms. They can be found across the country in both urban and rural areas.
  • Provincial and national parks: If you’re interested in camping amidst stunning landscapes, these parks are for you. They usually offer basic facilities like picnic tables, fire pits and toilets, and require a permit for overnight stays.
  • Wildlife safety: While camping in Canada, it’s important to remember you’re sharing the land with a diverse range of wildlife… most of which is much bigger than what you’ll find in the UK or Europe. According to the Canada Parks service, you should “Stay at least 30 m (3 buses) away from large animals such as deer, moose and elk, and 100 m (10 buses) away from bears, wolves, coyotes and cougars”.
  • Leave no trace: Lastly, remember the ‘leave no trace’ principles. This means leaving your campsite as you found it, disposing of waste properly and respecting the natural environment. This approach ensures that the beauty of Canada’s great outdoors can be enjoyed by generations to come.

Travel requirements for travelling to Canada

Travel to Canada from the United Kingdom or Europe requires certain necessary documents.

  • First and foremost, all travellers must have a valid passport. You’ll also need an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) to fly to or transit through Canada.
  • An application for the eTA can be easily completed online. It’s also linked to your passport and valid for 5 years or up until your passport expires.
  • Please note that an eTA is not required if you’re entering Canada by land or sea (car, bus, train or boat).
  • If your travel plans also include a trip to the United States, you need to be aware that the eTA for Canada does not grant entry into the US.
  • European and British citizens are generally eligible to travel to the US for up to 90 days without a visa under the Visa Waiver Program, however, you must apply for an Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA). Always remember to check the latest official travel advice before departing on your journey.

Events & festivals in Canada

When it comes to campervan hire in Canada, there are certain popular events in Vancouver and Calgary that you can’t miss if you want to make the most of your trip.

  • Vancouver International Jazz Festival (June/July): Held annually in late June to early July, the jazz festival features hundreds of concerts all over downtown Vancouver, showcasing both local and international artists.
  • Celebration of Light (July): This is a stunning international fireworks competition that takes place in Vancouver every summer. It attracts the world’s best pyrotechnic teams and is one of the city’s signature summer events.
  • Calgary Stampede (July): Known as the “Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth”, the Calgary Stampede is a must-see rodeo event that takes place every July. It also includes concerts, agricultural competitions, chuck wagon racing and First Nations exhibitions.
  • Calgary Folk Music Festival (July): This popular festival features a diverse lineup of folk, indie and world music artists from both Canada and the rest of the world. It takes place in late July at Prince’s Island Park in downtown Calgary.

Places to visit in Canada

  • Banff National Park: Nestled within the heart of the Rockies, Banff National Park is a haven for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. Its turquoise lakes, snowy peaks and abundant wildlife make it an unmissable stop on your motorhome adventure.
  • Vancouver Island: Beyond the bustling city of Vancouver lies Vancouver Island, an oasis of rainforest trails, rugged coastal landscapes, and the charming city of Victoria, the provincial capital of British Columbia.
  • Yoho National Park: A couple of hours’ drive from Calgary, Yoho National Park is known for its impressive waterfalls, grizzly bear refuge tours and emerald lakes. The Park’s name, Yoho, translates from the indigenous language as ‘awe’ or ‘wonder’ – fitting for such a breathtaking location.
  • Whistler: Famous as a top ski destination, Whistler is equally inviting in the warmer months. Activities range from mountain biking and hiking to simply admiring the stunning mountain vistas.
  • Jasper National Park: Located in the Alberta Rockies, Jasper National Park offers visitors a wealth of natural attractions, including hot springs, glaciers, lakes (yep… more of them!) and mountains. The park is also part of the world’s second-largest dark sky preserve, making it a perfect spot for stargazing.

Best time to hire a campervan in Canada

Determining the best time to visit primarily depends on what you plan to do during your trip. However, when considering motorhome hire in Canada, the warmer months from May to September are the most suitable.This period offers pleasant weather, perfect for outdoor activities and road trips. The summer months, July and August, are especially popular due to the longer daylight hours allowing you to make the most of your day. These months also coincide with several cultural events and festivals. Spring (May to June) and autumn (September to October) are also enjoyable times to visit, with milder weather and less crowds. Just remember that Canada is the second-largest country in the world by area, so conditions can vary greatly depending on where you travel. This means you should always keep an eye on the forecast.

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