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Tips On Packing For Your Self-Drive Holiday in Canada

Planning to visit Canada? We have prepared some tips on what to bring for your Canadian self-drive holiday as well as a Camping Checklist so you don't miss a single item.

Be ready for anything

It's bound to be cold in Canada, although you can still look forward to some sunny days (unless you're traveling in Winter). Pack a jacket or sweater and thick socks, and a swimsuit just in case you find a nice lake or swimming pool to take a dip in. You may not be able to use it, but then again, you never know. Read more about Public Holidays In Canada

First Aid

Most RV rental companies provide first aid kits, but it is always best to bring your own bandages, analgesics and antibacterial creams.

Don't forget your cellphone

Although we wouldn't want you to use it while driving. A mobile phone ensures that you can contact the authorities or assistance in case of accidents or breakdowns.

Electronic Chargers!

Remember to pack your chargers for your mobile phone, tablets, camera, MP3 players etc. To be safe, make sure your chargers have their own adaptors so you can plug them into the campervan. Travel adaptors or travel converter kits would come in handy.

No hard luggage, please!

Most RVs have an exterior storage compartment, but for extra safety, you can store your bags under the seats. In this case, it would be best to use soft or collapsible luggage.

Cash or credit?

Keep in mind that the security bond for your motorhome rental would need to be charged from a credit card. You can use cash for other expenses, but you will present a credit card for the bond upon vehicle pick up. Don't leave home without it.

Forget about bringing your kitchen

Same for the pillows, sheets and blankets. RV rental operators understand that you might be coming from overseas and offer these for free or for a small fee.

Most of our motorhome operators in Canada also want to make sure you don't have to worry about too many things, so they've included camping essentials like picnic chairs, GPS and portable heaters to their packages.

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And Now, The Camping Checklist. Print it out for when you're doing your packing so you can be sure to have all the things you need for a stress-free holiday.


Things To Pack

A helpful list to guide you on what you need to bring for your trip

Clothing & Linen

  • Jumper / Sweater
  • Beach Towels
  • Thongs
  • Walking Shoes
  • Rash Guard
  • Swim Suits
  • Hat


  • Maps
  • Pen and Notebook
  • Books / Magazines
  • Board Games
  • Pack Of Cards


  • Passport
  • Identification
  • Driver's Licenses
  • Board Games
  • Credit Cards

Personal Things

  • Insect Repellent
  • Sunscreen
  • Analgesics
  • Antibacterial Cream
  • First Aid Kit
  • Toilet Paper
  • Soap
  • Toothpaste
  • Toiletries
  • Thread and Needles


  • Mobile Phone
  • Digital Camera
  • GPS
  • Portable DVD Player
  • MP3 Player
  • Batteries
  • Chargers
  • Laptop

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Canada Travel Distance

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