Whether you are new to camping or a seasoned outdoor enthusiast, we all have a role to play when sharing outdoor spaces. We applaud the British Columbia Camping & RVing Coalition along with other Associations and Agencies who joined together to develop the Campers Code. Let’s all get out and enjoy the outdoors safely and respectfully. Take the pledge now at www.camperscode.com!
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The choice is yours!!
Try Strawberry Jello Cake on your next Camping Trip!
Strawberry Jello Cake
1 White Cake Mix
1 Package of Strawberry Jello
1 Cup Boiling Water
2 Cups Whipping Cream
Preheat oven 350 Degrees
Prepare 9×13 baking pan with flour/oil spray
Make the cake according to package instructions, remove from oven and let cool for 10 minutes
While the cake is cooling, make the Jello
Once the cake is cooled, use a fork to poke holes all over it deep so the Jello can get down into the cake
Pour the strawberry Jello all over the top of the baked cake
Refrigerate the cake for 4 hours
When the cake is ready to serve, ice the cake with the whipped cream, top with fresh strawberries and enjoy!
The gingerbread cookie recipe is great to have around during the holidays! This recipe is easy to make. You can make them a little softer or nice and crunchy depending on your tastes.
You can decorate the gingerbread cookies or leave them completely plain. Get creative with the cookies!
3 Cups all purpose flour ¼ tsp ground cloves
1 ½ tsp baking powder 6 tbsp softened unsalted butter
¾ tsp of baking soda ¾ cup dark brown sugar
½ tsp of salt 1 large egg
1 tbsp of ground ginger ½ cup molasses
2 tsp ground cinnamon 2 tsp vanilla extract
Add softened butter to a large bowl, then add brown sugar, mix until well combined
Add vanilla extract and egg. Blend well until combined.
Add molasses and mix until combined.
Add dry ingredients to the flour and mix well with a whisk.
Add flour mixture little by little. The dough gets pretty thick.
Knead the dough a bit on the table until it all comes together. Cut the dough in half and form each half into a disc. Wrap it with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours up to 8 hours.
Take the dough and divide each disc again in half. Use flour on your work surface and on your rolling pin to keep dough from sticking.
Roll it out until it is 1/4 of an inch thick or thicker if you want them softer. Use your favourite cookie cutter shapes and cut them out.
Once you have a cookie sheet pan filled up, bake at 375F for 7 to 10 minutes. The longer you bake them, the more crunchy they will get.
Once they come out of the oven, let them sit for a few minutes before transferring them to a cookie rack.
Now let’s decorate!
You can use a piping bag with frosting, writing gel or any number of decorating items! You can also make your own frosting!
Add to the fun of your gingerbread cookie decorating by parking a gingerbread camper by your gingerbread house! It’s a fun add on to your Christmas dessert table!
Camper – use spatula and white icing to ice bottom side of camper, door and window. Pat smooth. Use green icing to pipe lines on top half of camper.
Use black icing to outline window, door and trim at middle section of camper side. Attach candy for doorknob, wreath and around window. Use green icing to pipe garland on sides. Attach candy.
Use black icing to pipe in wheel. Attach candy to centre of wheel.
Repeat to decorate other side of camper, omitting the door.
Now time to eat them!
Some may be crunchy and hard, some may be softer, they will all be good! Dip them in milk or hot chocolate and ENJOY!
Are you looking for a perfect no-mess camping meal for Thanksgiving? When you are cooking at a campsite this is one of the easiest ways to get that big Thanksgiving flavour without doing all of that prep-work!
Campfire Roasted Stuffed Squash
This recipe is easily scalable to serve large or small camping groups. Combining all the classic Thanksgiving flavours into one is the perfect no-mess camping meal for Thanksgiving!
Roast the Squash halves on a grill over the open fire, cut side up for 30 minutes then flip the squash so the cut side is facing down for an additional 15 minutes.
Prepare the Stuffing in a cast iron skillet with onions, celery, crumbled sausage and stale bread.
Assemble by carefully unwrapping the squash from the foil. Scoop half of the stuffing mixture into the cavity of each squash half. Serve & Enjoy!
2 teaspoon olive oil
½ teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 onion, diced
10 ounces turkey sausage or ground turkey
2 celery stalks
1 teaspoon salt
3 cups prepared stuffing
¼ cup pecans, chopped
1/4 cup dried cranberries
How to Make Campfire Mulled Wine
This spiced red wine cocktail is the perfect cocktail to try while doing some late-season camping! A camping mug of mulled red wine is all we need to keep warm.
It doesn’t take much to make: a bottle (or two) of red wine, some oranges, cloves, cinnamon sticks, ginger and a few drizzles of maple syrup. Simmer in a big pot over low heat until all flavours start to blend together. When it’s ready, it tastes like warm, liquid comfort in a mug.
This cocktail can be made over any heat source; a two-burner camp stove, an open campfire or on top of a wood burning stove.
Mulled wine is perfect for large groups. Just fill up a big pot and let it simmer away. The longer the ingredients have to simmer together, the most robust and complex the flavour!
750ml bottle red wine
¼ cup maple syrup
3 whole cinnamon sticks
2 inch piece ginger, sliced
1 tablespoon whole cloves
2 oranges, cut in half
Combine the wine, maple syrup and spices in a pot. Squeeze the juice from the oranges into the wine and then add the spent peels to the pot. Simmer over medium-low heat at least 30 minutes to allow all the flavours to meld. Split between glasses & enjoy!
2022 Big RV Show Update
The Toronto Spring Camping & RV Show team is happy to provide you with an official Big RV Show update for 2022.
At this time, The Toronto Spring Camping & RV Show is intending to return live in 2022!
While we are preparing to welcome the RVing & Camping community back to our annual event this spring, please be assured that the health and safety of our Exhibitors and Attendees are our primary focus to ensure that you enjoy the best possible RV Show experience in a safe environment.
We appreciate the commitment of the RVing & Camping community and your health and safety at our show is of the utmost importance to us and as such we will follow all Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) guidance from the venue, and Municipal, Provincial or Federal mandates.
In the coming weeks and months, we will continue to monitor Federal, Provincial and local COVID-19 requirements and update our approach and plans as required. We will endeavor to keep our Exhibitors, Attendees and staff up to date with any new developments to ensure transparency, a coordinated effort and a safe environment for the show.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions – [email protected]
Did you know that every year we have a contest at the Big RV Show for a Chance to Win 12 Months of RV Payments if you purchase a Recreational Vehicle at the show?
Here’s our lucky 2021 Winner Tim Bennett picking up his Big Cheque from the show team from The Big RV Show at Niagara Trailers!
Remember this could be you!
Toronto Spring Camping & RV Show Burlington, Ontario – The BIG ONE –
Announces Virtual 2021 Event due to COVID 19 .
At the Big RV Show, our exhibitors and customers are like our family and we need to provide them the assurance that we can operate within a safe and healthy environment during these extraordinary times.
While we were hopeful to host the Toronto Spring Camping & RV Show in 2021, due to the ongoing health concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic we have made the difficult decision to cancel our “in person” RV Show scheduled for February 25th-28th at The International Centre. “We delayed this decision as long as possible but visibility has become very clear with the current information from public health authorities and rising number of COVID cases in Canada that this is the right course of action” explained Shannon O’Callaghan CRVA’s Show Director. “Our primary concern has always been operating in an environment that ensures the health and safety of customers above any other consideration”
The Big RV Show organizers have been looking at other avenues for their consumers to access exclusive deals from the largest RV Retailers in Ontario and is excited to announce they will transition the 2021 show to a new and revolutionary “Virtual Platform”.
Introducing the 2021 Virtual Toronto Spring Camping & RV Show “The Virtual Big RV Show” is a new and innovative way to give you access to over 500 recreational vehicles on display, RV lifestyle seminars & presentations, entertainment for the family and chances to win amazing prizes.
Instead of a standard running event format, attendees will enjoy a virtual experience through our website and mobile app. Visitors can view products & videos, download brochures and connect directly with a representative via direct message, audio or video chat. In addition, attendees can enter to win the Grand Prize which is a Dream RV Vacation for one week in a luxury motor home.
Those who purchase a recreational vehicle during the show are entered to win up to $5000 of RV payments towards their purchase! The Big RV Show’s goal and aspiration even in these difficult times, is to create an unforgettable virtual show experience for the entire family that allows you to learn, have fun and find your RV at the same time!
We invite you to celebrate with us! In the next coming weeks, we will share more updates about this event and how we will bring all presenters, conversations and vendors straight to your favorite device.
Stay tuned for more exciting announcements from the BIG ONE!
The Toronto Spring Camping & RV Show is the largest consumer RV Show in Canada and the only show produced by the Canadian Recreational Vehicle Association.
Media Contact: Shannon O’Callaghan, Show Director [email protected]