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.

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