5 Amazing Luxury RV Resorts in Western Canada
While there are plenty of amazing RV resorts in the US to keep you camping in luxury for years to come, our neighbors to the north should not be ignored. There are many luxurious RV resorts to be found in Canada. In this round up, we’ll look at some of the top luxury RV parks you won’t want to miss in western Canada.
All prices are accurate as of this writing and are in Canadian dollars.
Bow RiversEdge Campground Cochrane, Alberta
Located on the banks of the Bow River, the Bow RiversEdge Campground offers a luxurious camping experience in a safe and serene setting. The campground has 144 sites with hedges for privacy, paved roads, full hook ups including 30 amp and 50 amp service, and complimentary WiFi. Rates start at $50 per night and some sites are available year-round.
The campground and surrounding area offer a variety of adventures to keep your whole family happy. Within the boundaries of the property, you’ll find laundry facilities, a playground, and horseshoe and bocce ball courts. You’ll also have access to paved walking and biking trails, as well as fishing along the Bow River. In the small town of Cochrane, you can pass the time with a game of PickleBall at the local sports center or grab a bite to eat in one of the town’s restaurants.
The campground is located at the gateway to the Canadian Rockies. Your campsite is less than an hour away from stunning Banff National Park. Canada’s first national park features amazing wildlife viewing, a variety of year-round outdoor activities, and relaxing hot springs.
Take a short drive southeast of Cochrane to check out Calgary. If you’re in the area in July, you won’t want to miss the world famous Calgary Stampede. This annual celebration of western culture includes a midway, concerts from A-list musicians, a rodeo, and more.
Fairmont Hot Springs Resort, Fairmont Hot Springs, British Columbia
If you head further west into the Canadian Rockies, you’ll come to the Fairmont Hot Springs Resort, home of Canada’s largest natural hot springs. Open year-round, the resort’s RV park is one of the most highly rated in Canada. The park has 190 full service sites, and you can choose from a river or mountain view, or a beautifully treed campsite. Rates start at $55 per night.
Registered RVers get discounted access to the Natural Mineral Hot Springs Pools and the resort’s shops and can stay connected with unlimited free WiFi throughout the resort. Amenities also include gentle yoga classes, an exercise room, tennis courts, and daily family-friendly activities.
The resort features two 18-hole golf courses and a nine-hole par 3 course that all wind through breathtaking natural settings. Campers have unlimited access to the driving range. If golf isn’t your game, you could head over to the Natural Spring Spa for a unique spa experience – get a massage, rejuvenate in the region’s natural springs, or indulge in a facial.
Fairmont is the perfect jumping off point for many outdoor activities. If you’re winter camping, hit the nearby slopes with your skis or your board, head into the wilderness on a snowmobile tour, or enjoy the solitude of a hike on snowshoes. When the snow isn’t flying, soak up the sun on the nearby sandy beach, reserve a Miami style poolside cabana, or float down the river in a kayak or an inner tube. Don’t forget to grab a table at one of the resort’s acclaimed restaurants.
NK’MIP RV Park, Osoyoos, British Columbia
Just over the US border, on the shores of Osoyoos Lake and at the edge of the Sonora Desert, is the NK’MIP RV Park. Osoyoos Lake is known as the warmest lake in Canada (typically peaking at 75˚F) and it’s the perfect setting for a family beach vacation. NK’MIP has a private boat dock, marina, and watersport equipment rentals. There’s even a dog beach where your furry friends can frolic.
NK’MIP RV Park is open year-round and features full hookup lakefront, lake view, and beach access sites. Wood burning campfires are prohibited due to the nearby fragile desert ecosystem, but propane fire pits can be rented at the office. On the park’s grounds you’ll find an indoor pool, hot tub, clubhouse, and camp store. Waterfront sites are $85 per night during peak season, and weekly and monthly rates are available.
Be sure to venture outside of NK’MIP’s grounds and explore this unique area. The park is in the heart of British Columbia wine country – don’t miss the local wineries! Spend some time at the NK’MIP Desert Cultural Centre to learn about the local indigenous culture. Native people consider this region to be a place of healing, so if you’re looking for something restorative, book some time at the nearby Solterra Desert Spa. There are also several golf courses, fine dining options, and hiking trails close to the park. Winters in Osoyoos are mild, but campers can take a short drive to the Mount Baldy Ski Resort to ski, board, or hop on a toboggan.
Living Forest Oceanside Campground and RV Resort, Nanaimo, British Columbia
No trip to western Canada would be complete without a stop on Vancouver Island. Living Forest Oceanside Campground and RV Resort is the perfect place to park for a while and explore the area. There are over 300 campsites in this stunning park that is also home to eagles and other wildlife. Each site has a fire ring and a picnic table. The park offers full hook ups, high speed WiFi, a game room, basketball and volleyball courts, a library, and a playground for the kids. Rates vary by season, starting at $50 per night. Weekly and monthly rates are available.
Start your day at the Living Forest Café, which serves gourmet coffee, lattes, and teas, as well as sandwiches and snacks. Then, head down to the sunbathing or swimming beaches. With access to both the Pacific Ocean and the Nanaimo River, the park is perfectly situated for canoeing, kayaking and other watersports. There are also miles of hiking and biking trails in and around the park.
Living Forest is just a short trip away from Nanaimo, where you can shop, stroll along the Nanaimo Harbourfront Walkway, or hop on a ferry to explore the Newcastle Island Provincial Marine Park. Nanaimo is also host to a number of festivals, including the Dragon Boat Festival, and the world famous Nanaimo Marine Festival and Bathtub Races.
Rondalyn Resort, Ladysmith, British Columbia
Also located on Vancouver Island between Nanaimo and Ladysmith is Rondalyn, an RV resort managed by Parkbridge. Parkbridge is one of Canada’s most luxurious RV resort chains, as proven by Rondayln’s amenities. Open year-round, the resort has a heated pool, hot tub, and a clubhouse. For those looking for a little action, there’s also a 9-hole golf course, road hockey, basketball courts, a catch and release trout pond, and a playground.
RVers staying at Rondalyn can fish in Haslam Creek or explore the miles of nearby hiking and biking trails. The resort is secluded, but just a short drive from the Trans Canada Trail, the Duncan Totem Poles, the Nanaimo Casino, and the Cottonwood golf course. You can also dive the HMCS Saskatchewan Artificial Reef in nearby Nanaimo. If shopping is more your style, check out the boutiques and markets in nearby Ladysmith.
Seasonal and short term RV sites are available at Rondalyn that are perfect for your luxury travel trailer. All have full hookups, a picnic table, fire pit, cable, and access to WiFi. Nightly rates start at $43 and vary seasonally.