by Dave Baker, Canadian Quad Council
Two of the greatest ways to get out and explore the vast outdoors that Canada has to offer is hooking up to your RV and hitting the open road, and to jump on or in your ATV/ UTV! With the rise in popularity of the RV toy hauler, now more than ever, people are combining the two recreational activities together.
Canada has thousands upon thousands of kilometers of all-terrain vehicle trails for you to explore while on your RV trip – and many ATV/UTV-friendly RV campgrounds as the starting point of your off-road adventure!
Located just 100km away from Winnipeg, North Star Trail is characterized by a mixture of coniferous and deciduous trees. The trails were created by 75 years of logging and gravel quarry operations. The North Star Trail rests on an ancient beach ridge, featuring primarily sand-based trails well-suited for ATV riding.
When you come to check out the North Star Trail, you will want to check out the Hill Top Resort for your RV and ATVing needs. There is trail access right from the resort, or you can drive a few kilometers and launch directly from the North Star Trail head in Stead, MB.
Newfoundland and Labrador
T’Railway Provincial Park boasts 883km of former railway line connecting the capital city of St. John’s to Port aux Basques. The railway line was developed as multi-use, all-season recreational trail for ATV, snowmobile, hiking, cycling and cross-country skiing. The T’Railway passes through almost 40 towns, cities and small communities providing direct access to the trail.
Numerous day trips are possible from an RV staging area, and you will want to check out Cheeseman Park near Port aux Basques, Notre Dame Park near Lewiporte Jct, and Butter Pot Park just outside of St. John’s.
Elkford, British Columbia is surrounded by the beautiful Rocky Mountains wilderness, with hundreds of kilometers of scenic trails including three high elevation lookouts. The Big Weary Ridge Trail is a must-see trail if you make the journey out west!
The Elkford campground is surrounded by nature and has direct access to the trails and the gas station. This picturesque campground will be a perfect basecamp for your trail riding adventures!
High-Laurentian Forest offers days of beautiful ATV scenery and hundreds of kilometers of trails for ATVs, both summer and winter!
Rabaska Lodge is located on the shores of the Baskatong reservoir, a genuine 320-square kilometer inland sea. Rabaska Lodge offers direct access to the trails.
The terrain at Mattawa Voyageur Country has something for everyone – from forest-access roads and moderate hills to high-level difficult passages with rocky terrain for the pros who crave a challenge.
This area offers many RV destinations to start your trail adventures including Sid Turcotte Park, Lazy Rock RV Park & Campground and Camp Conewongo. All offer great access to trails right from where your RV is parked!
For more information on ATV trails across Canada, check out the Canadian Quad Council.
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