Cool-weather camping is heating up

by | Jul 1, 2023 | Travel and Leisure

Camping after Labour Day might be seen as a special type of adventure for those who really enjoy roughing it – often with specialized gear. But recently, many campgrounds have expanded offerings for all-season camping, making fall and winter escapes easier and more comfortable for recreational campers.

Camping into late fall offers some amazing sights you won’t see during the heat of summer – campgrounds quiet down, fall colours are on display and wildlife sightings are more common without the summer crowds.

“It’s not unusual for campers to see white-tailed deer, caribou or moose during the fall season,” says Rafael Gonzales, a regional manager with Parkbridge. Gonzales oversees 11 campgrounds and RV resorts throughout Quebec and has seen the benefits of fall camping first-hand. “As campgrounds become less busy, and the temperatures fall, late-season campers get treated to some unique sights and experiences.”

Many campgrounds now offer RV and trailer sites, or cabins and yurts where you can give cool-weather camping a try without totally abandoning the comforts of home. Or, if you’re ready to try a more rustic experience, book a tent site at a campground close to home so you can test the waters (and your gear) before trekking too far away from civilization.

Related Content

How to plan a worry-free summer adventure

How to plan a worry-free summer adventure

Nothing screams summer like a road trip. Whether you’re embarking on an epic adventure across Canada or exploring a little closer to home, it’s important to be prepared. Plan your route First, plan your route ahead of time. No matter how far the destination is, it’s...

read more
Tips on how to help save for your next vacation

Tips on how to help save for your next vacation

As summer is in full swing, Canadians are planning their yearly vacations, looking forward to the travel season. However, the rising cost of living and higher interest rates make it challenging to budget for vacations. Here are some tips to help you plan and save for...

read more
4 ways to learn more about Indigenous cultures

4 ways to learn more about Indigenous cultures

For many thousands of years, Indigenous Peoples have lived here on what some call Turtle Island. Here are four ways you can learn more about Indigenous cultures in Canada. Attend Indigenous events Every year, on June 21 we recognize National Indigenous Peoples Day. To...

read more
5 bucket-list worthy places to visit in Canada

5 bucket-list worthy places to visit in Canada

While many of us jump at the chance to travel outside our borders, Canada remains a spectacular place to explore, with a diverse and far-reaching history. Here are five must-see destinations to add to your bucket list. How many have you visited? L’Anse aux Meadows...

read more
Pack it up: Safety essentials for safe travels

Pack it up: Safety essentials for safe travels

When it comes to packing for a holiday, making room in your luggage for a few essential safety items can make all the difference in the event of an emergency. Here are some necessities to prioritize on your packing list and help keep you and your family safe and...

read more