Summer may be the obvious time for people to choose to take an RV vacation, but the season's popularity makes it a busier time on the roads, parks and beaches. It's a bit of a well-kept secret that in many areas of Canada, the warm summer weather can extend well into the fall. The peaceful and idyllic nature of autumn may make it the ideal time for you to explore by motorhome the beauty that Canada has to offer.
The mild days and crisp fall nights create a perfect environment to appreciate the magic of an RV hot springs tour. Find out more about the more lengthy full circle tour here. Learn about the less commercial but very pleasurable Kootenays hot springs tour here.
Whichever route you choose, a motorhome is by far the most relaxing and enjoyable way to take in the diverse scenery that you will encounter along the way. Semi-arid desert ranchlands and arroyos recall the days of outlaw gangs, while lake oases beg a refreshing afternoon dip. Stunning mountain lakes and streams beckon impromptu roadside picnics. Picturesque villages tempt you to stop and soak up the atmosphere, while sampling tantalizing treats from quaint bakeries and cafes.
You will find many different types of RV campgrounds along the hot springs routes, providing a range of services from full to basic. The gorgeous Haynes Point Provincial Park in Osoyoos, for example, provides only the basics of water and a camping area for your motorhome, but will give you an outdoor experience directly outside the door of your RV that is difficult to surpass. On the other hand, Halcyon Hot Springs provides full RV services. You will enjoy the maximum benefit of the spectacular environment away from the motorhome, though, while walking the lakeside trails or relaxing in the warmth of the therapeutic waters.
Many RV campgrounds remain open until late autumn, but it is best call ahead as a few close early in the season. Even though autumn is a quieter season, it's wise to book your motorhome camping spot well in advance, to ensure you have your pick of the choicest RV sites.