Family Camping At It’s Best!

Good Sam is one of the biggest organizations out there catering to those who love Recreational Vehicles, camping and getting outdoors.

family camping, good sam, family travelTheir campground directory recently published a special list of the best Family Camping Parks in the country. Being an American organization, there are a lot of sites in the US that made the cut but there are some sites in Ontario as well!

Have a look at the list and maybe include one of these stops on your next Camping adventure with Kids!

Renting an RV and need some Baby Equipment Rentals to take with you? We have everything from Car Seats, to Pack n Plays to clip chairs! www.OneTinySuitcase.ca

Camping Season, here we come!

Spring is here! I know, it’s hard to believe spring is here with all the crazy weather most of Canada has been getting recently. But regardless, families have been busy visiting, Federal and Provincial Campground reservations website to book that perfect campsite.

Camping is one the most affordable families vacations out there, and what better way to be to close with family and nature! Last summer, the girls at One Tiny Suitcase Winnipeg learned many people travel to other provinces to camp with loved ones. Who knew?!

We had a couple of families rent our Graco Pack n Play’s with the canopy bug screen, which was perfect for our camping families with wee ones. One family camped at Gimli for a family reunion and was so glad they didn’t have to lug their pack n play on the air plane.

Visit www.OneTinySuitcase.ca to see all of our family travel rentals!

Kristina

(Kristina will be guest blogging for us in April & May 2013. As the busy mom of an active toddler, she knows the ropes when it comes to family travel)

Camping in Alberta 2010

My family and I have been camping in and around Alberta for the last 10 years. We have a few favorite spots (ex:Beaver Flats in Kananaskis) and are always looking to try a new site.

Last year’s Boler has been replaced with the Wanderer. Now that the my twins are turning 6 we wanted the extra space. The larger RV means our choice of camping spots is a little bit more limited but there are still lots of choices.

Family camping in a Boler

Calgary RV camping

This year the ‘rush’ to find a camping spot has been made a little easier with the help of an online reservation system. Alberta Park’s website allows you to browse available campsites and pick a spot according to the services you need (power, water, sewer).

Having a reservation takes the guess-work out of whether or not you will find a spot on a busy Friday night.

Another favorite site for camping reservations in and around Banff National Park is Mount Kidd. If you can snag a reservation here you won’t be disappointed. Sitting in the hot tubs staring up the side of a beautiful mountain will be a memory you and your family never forget.

High Tech Camping

I hate to say it but one of the things I have started looking for when we go camping is the availability of WireleKOA Campgroundsss Internet.

I know, I know camping is supposed to be low-tech, time to unwind but I get wound up not having the ability to check my email for 3 days.

Thankfully, KOA campgrounds getme. Most of their campgrounds in Canada and the USA have WI-FI and many of them offer the service for free. http://www.koa.com/wireless/ 

My favorite campground in Canmore, Alberta has Free wireless internet…that might be why it’s my favorite actually.

starbucks

Check out Spring Creek RV campground  if you are looking for a campground in the Rocky Mountains that is close enough to town that you could have a Grande White Mocha Americano (aka Starbucks) in your hands every morning. What better way to wake up?