A little preparation can go a long way in making your campervan roadtrip extra enjoyable and stress free. We've put together some tips and tricks on a few topics below to help you plan out your adventure.
You can also check out our FAQ Page for more information about our campervans and the rental process.
Depending on which van you rent - you may want to adjust what you use for baggage.
If you're travelling in The Campervan, keeping it to 4 bags will allow you to store two bags in the storage area and 2 on top of the middle compartment. If you’re needing some extra space let us know – we have a couple of options to assist with this!
If you're travelling in The "Whatever You Want it to Be" Van, your amount of storage will be dependent on the number of travellers and amount of gear that you'll be taking with you. Irregardless, travelling with soft medium sized bags is still recommended for ease in organizing and storing.
Some items to consider bringing:
- Head lamp
- Windbreaker/Waterproof jacket
- Long johns/layers
- Running Shoes/Hiking boots
- Flip flops
- Swim suit
- Valid Driver’s License for all drivers (International Driver’s License is suggested if your own license is not in English)
Once your campervan rental is booked, we recommend scoping out potential camping spots along your route. Many of the more popular campsites book up well in advance, so it's a good idea to book as early as you can if you'd like to camp in a particular spot. If you're flexible, and prefer to see where the adventure takes you there are plenty of truck stops, random camping and first-come first serve campsites to be found.
Some different websites that can assist with finding campsites:
Things to Do
Determining where to stop and what activities you would like to do – you have endless options. That said, with endless options, it can be tough to find a balance in your trip for activities, driving, and relax time. Everyone will have their own preferences on how to do their trip, but we suggest you try to take a moment to enjoy and experience each spot you stop at, even if it means that you don’t get to see everything.
Both Calgary and Edmonton have lots to offer but don't overlook our smaller towns such as Black Diamond, Canmore, Drumheller, Sylvan Lake and Vermilion as they can provide some variety to your trip in events, food, and culture. Click here to view travel distances from our Calgary location to some of the more common destinations in Western Canada.
Some different websites you can check out for ideas on things to do and places to visit are: