You’ve been cooped up indoors for far too long. You are starting to go a little squirrely. None of your clothes smell like campfire and you can’t remember what it’s like to be on the open road.
Time to go RVing!
It may be early in the year and there is still snow on the ground but with a little extra preparation, you can get started with your RVing in Alberta in March. The air is crisp, campgrounds are quiet, and the landscape is beautiful. Plus, NO BUGS!
However, early spring in Alberta isn’t for the faint of heart. There are things you should do to prepare. Here are some helpful tips:
- Make sure campgrounds are open. In Alberta, not all campgrounds are open at this time of year. You may consider visiting Alberta National Parks, Tunnel Mountain Village 2 in Banff and Wapiti in Jasper as they are open year-round.
- Plan a trip that makes the most of the cold weather. Take advantage of the clear skies by looking up at the stars from the gondola in Banff. Warm up in the hot springs (Radium Hot Springs and Banff Upper Hot Springs are open during the winter). Try ice climbing in Jasper (don’t worry – beginners are welcome!) or take a tour inside of Maligne Canyon.
- Plan to make fires. Is your RV is equipped with an electrical fireplace? Then all you need to pack is a cozy blanket and some wine. If you are planning to make a fire outside, make sure that you have plenty of wood, tinder, a reliable lighter, and some comfortable chairs. And, of course, everything you need to make s’mores!
- Make the space cozy. Blankets, sleeping bags, slippers andsweaters are all must haves when you are camping in brisk temperatures. Make sure your RV is a place you can retreat to when the outdoors gets to be a bit too much with back up generators and even space heaters.
There’s no reason you can’t enjoy camping now. Even when there is still snow on the ground and frost is in the air. The great outdoors waits for no one!