One of the best things to do with an RV is simply to take it to beautiful places. RV’s allow staying closer to nature than you would be able to do otherwise, while still providing many of the comforts of home. Fortunately, the United States offers countless beautiful locations in which to enjoy an RV vacation. In fact, even going beyond the U.S., there are many great RV’ing destinations in Canada as well.
When it comes to beautiful Canadian destinations, it is hard to imagine doing better than Whistler, British Columbia. A short drive north from Vancouver, Whistler has long been an international skiing destination. With an incredible number of ski runs available on both Whistler Mountain and Blackcomb Mountain, the appeal of this area is obvious from the moment you arrive. However, even if you aren’t a skier, there is still plenty to love about the greater Whistler area.
Summer is Stunning
Make no mistake, the mountains in this region are incredible when they are covered in the show. If you are able to make it up to Whistler in the winter, you will be in for a real treat. With that said, summer should not be overlooked. As an RV traveler, summer provides the advantage of better road conditions, and the Whistler crowds are usually smaller during the warm season. Worried that there won’t be enough to do in Whistler without snow on the slopes? Don’t be. Between hiking, fishing, biking, shopping, dining, and golfing, you will have more than enough to keep you busy throughout your stay.
If you are a sports fan, you probably have a special place in your heart for the Olympics. Playing for the country instead of a paycheck brings a different dynamic to each Olympic sport, so many fans wait anxiously for the Summer and Winter Olympics to make their four-year rotations. To experience a little bit of Olympic history, visit Whistler and see some of the locations where the 2010 Winter Olympics were contested. While Vancouver was the official host city for the games, many of the skiing events took place in and around Whistler, in addition to the luge and bobsled races. Even though the games have come and gone, there are still plenty of signs recalling Olympic memories all around the village.
The Sea to Sky is Unforgettable
It isn’t often that you come home from a trip talking as much about the drive as you do about the eventual destination – but that just might be the case when you get back from Whistler. Part of the road from Vancouver up to Whistler is known as the Sea to Sky Highway, and it is truly amazing. The road winds along the water’s edge before rising up into the mountains that wrap around the entire region. Be sure to drive safely and keep your eyes on the road, as it is easy to get distracted by the scenery. Fortunately, there are plenty of places along the way where you can pull of the road and take in the beautiful Canadian landscape.