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Celebrating the Great Canadian Outdoors During the 9th RV and Camping Week 2024

As we gear up for the ninth annual Canadian RV and Camping Week from May 21st to May 26th, 2024, it’s time to celebrate an industry that has not only bolstered the Canadian economy but has also brought joy and respite to millions of adventure-seekers across the nation.

Embracing Canada’s Camping Culture

The RV and camping industry in Canada is more than just a sector of the economy; it’s a vibrant part of our cultural fabric. This tradition of exploring and camping in the wild has been passed down through generations, fostering a deep connection with nature that is quintessentially Canadian. During RV and Camping Week, we celebrate these traditions and the endless adventures they bring into our lives.

Economic and Social Impact of the RV and Camping Industry

Contributing over $16.2 billion annually to Canada’s GDP, the RV and camping industry is a powerhouse of economic activity. It supports 141,000 jobs and includes a wide range of professions that sustain not just individuals but entire communities. The popularity of RVing and camping, which saw a significant uptick following the COVID-19 pandemic, continues to grow, drawing more people to the joys of outdoor living and contributing to a robust tourism industry.

The Therapeutic Benefits of Camping

There is something inherently therapeutic about disconnecting from digital devices and spending time outdoors. Camping provides a unique opportunity for physical and mental rejuvenation. It promotes physical health through activities like hiking, biking, and swimming, and supports mental health by providing a peaceful environment away from the stress of urban life.

Celebrations Across the Country

During Canadian RV and Camping Week, campgrounds across the nation host a variety of events to kick off the camping season. These promotions and activities range from discounted nightly fees, campfire singalongs, to special events in support of Care Camps , a national non-profit organization that funds medically supervised pediatric oncology camps across the United States and Canada.  Every participating campground will add its own local flavor to the celebrations, showcasing the diverse natural beauty and cultural heritage of Canada.

Environmental Stewardship and Education

An important focus of the RV and Camping Week is on environmental stewardship. Many Private Campgrounds and RV Parks take this opportunity to educate campers on sustainable practices and the importance of conserving the natural environments they enjoy. Workshops on leave-no-trace principles, wildlife conservation talks, and environmental clean-up drives are commonly organized to foster a sense of responsibility among campers.

Spotlight on Regional Celebrations

In British Columbia, the week might be marked by beachside barbecues and marine life tours, reflecting the coastal culture. Alberta’s celebrations could include mountain biking in the Rockies and star-gazing events, exploiting its rugged mountainous terrain. Over in Quebec, culinary evenings featuring local cuisine and storytelling sessions about the province’s rich history are popular, enhancing the cultural experience.

How to Participate

For those looking to join in the celebrations, an interactive map on the event’s official website lists all participating campgrounds. By clicking on the pins on this map, potential visitors can access contact details for each site, explore the specific activities planned, and even book their stay.

The Wider Benefits of Camping

Beyond personal benefits, camping also plays a crucial role in supporting local economies. Campers often frequent local shops, dine at local restaurants, and engage with local cultural and recreational activities, infusing money into these communities.


Canadian RV and Camping Week is a celebration of the spirit of adventure, the joy of the outdoors, and the economic and cultural contributions of the RV and camping industry. It’s a time when Canadians from all walks of life can reconnect with nature, learn about environmental conservation, and celebrate the rich, diverse landscapes of our country.

Join the Celebration

With activities planned across the country and opportunities to explore the great outdoors, the week promises something for everyone. Whether you are a seasoned camper or new to the experience, we invite you to enjoy Canadian RV and Camping Week and explore, learn, and celebrate the natural beauty of Canada.