THE JOURNEY - APRIL 2019

 


Banff National Park
April the beginning of the RV season in the great white north. A trip across Canada is a fantastic journey and if you have about four months you can see a lot of the country and the trip is definitely worth the drive. 

So much natural scenery from Vancouver Island over the rockies, across the prairies, and the spectacular views of the great Canadian shield in Ontario and finally the maritimes and the east coast.

This month we will highlight the ten capital cities of all our provinces that you may visit on your trip across the country.

As I ramble on reminiscing about our cross Canada trip, Karen just informed me that April is Easter this year. So we want to wish you all a Happy Easter and we hope you have a great long weekend with friends and family.


We will be taking a trip to the mountains this year and visiting Radium Hot Springs, but that will be for another newsletter.


                                  
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We want to wish all our RV friends safe and happy travels wherever your journey takes you.
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On your cross Canada trip visit all of the provinces from west to east and check out the capital cities of each province.


About Victoria, British Columbia

Victoria is the capital city of the Canadian province of British Columbia, located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island off Canada's Pacific coast. The city has a population of 85,792, while the metropolitan area of Greater Victoria has a population of 367,770, making it the 15th most populous Canadian metropolitan area. Victoria is the 7th most densely populated city in Canada with 4,405.8 people per square kilometre, which is a greater population density than Toronto.

 

About Edmonton, Alberta

Edmonton is the capital city of the Canadian province of Alberta. Edmonton is on the North Saskatchewan River and is the centre of the Edmonton Metropolitan Region, which is surrounded by Alberta's central region. The city anchors the north end of what Statistics Canada defines as the "Calgary–Edmonton Corridor". The city had a population of 932,546 in 2016, making it Alberta's second-largest city and Canada's fifth-largest municipality

About Regina, Saskatchewan

Corpus Christi is a Texas city on the Gulf of Mexico. It’s tucked into a bay and its beaches are sheltered by Padre and Mustang islands. The Padre Island National Seashore is home to migratory birds and endangered Kemp’s ridley sea turtles. The harborfront Texas State Aquarium has touch pools, an aquatic nursery and a shark exhibit. Nearby, a WWII aircraft carrier, USS Lexington, now houses a naval aviation museum.

 

 

About Winnipeg, Manitoba

Winnipeg is the capital and largest city of the province of Manitoba in Canada. Centred on the confluence of the Red and Assiniboine rivers, it is near the longitudinal centre of North America, approximately 110 kilometres north of the Canada–United States border. The city is named after the nearby Lake Winnipeg; the name comes from the Western Cree words for muddy water. The region was a trading centre for aboriginal peoples long before the arrival of Europeans

About Toronto, Ontario

Toronto is the provincial capital of Ontario and the most populous city in Canada, with a population of 2,731,571 in 2016. Current to 2016, the Toronto census metropolitan area, of which the majority is within the Greater Toronto Area, held a population of 5,928,040, making it Canada's most populous CITY. Toronto is the anchor of an urban agglomeration, known as the Golden Horseshoe in Southern Ontario, located on the northwestern shore of Lake Ontario.

 

 

About Quebec City, Quebec

Quebec City, is the capital city of the Canadian province of Quebec. The city had a population estimate of 531,902 in July 2016, and the metropolitan area had a population of 800,296 in July 2016, making it the second largest city in Quebec after Montreal, and the seventh largest metropolitan area and eleventh largest city in the country.

About Fredericton, New Brunswick

Fredericton is the capital of the Canadian province of New Brunswick. The city is situated in the west-central portion of the province along the Saint John River, which flows west to east as it bisects the city. The river is the dominant natural feature of the area. One of the main urban centres in New Brunswick, the city had a population of 56,224 in the 2011 census. It is the third-largest city in the province after Moncton and Saint John. 

 

 

About Halifax, Nova Scotia

Halifax, formally known as the Halifax Regional Municipality, is the capital of the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. It had a population of 403,131 in 2016, with 316,701 in the urban area centred on Halifax Harbour. The regional municipality consists of four former municipalities that were amalgamated in 1996: Halifax, Dartmouth, Bedford, and Halifax County.

About Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

Charlottetown is the capital and largest city of the Canadian province of Prince Edward Island, and the county seat of Queens County. Named after Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, queen consort of King George III of the United Kingdom, Charlottetown was originally an unincorporated town that incorporated as a city in 1855. 

 

 

About St. John's, Newfoundland

St. John's is the capital and largest city of the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. It is on the eastern tip of the Avalon Peninsula on the large Canadian island, Newfoundland. The city spans 446.04 square kilometres (172.22 sq mi) and is North America's easternmost city.

 


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Their sites can accommodate motor homes, fifth wheels, travel trailers, camper vans and tents of all sizes with or without hook-ups and if you don't have a camper or tent come enjoy our Camping Cabin. 

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Indian Head Campground Office
Indian Head Campground Sites
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Indian Head Campground Store
Indian Head Campground Playground
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Indian Head Campground Pool

Amenities

Full hookup sites with power, water, sewer

Maximum 50 Amp                         100' Maximum Length


Snack Bar($)           Propane ($)(NEARBY)           Firewood($) 


There's a selection of confectionery & groceries available on-site.

  

Our campground offers 23 acres of beautiful lawns, 

flowers, shade trees and features fire pits at every site.

Large pull-through, full hookup RV sites with 

30 & 50 amp service that are "Big Rig Friendly". 


 We have a volleyball, 

basketball, volleyball, soccer,  

ladder ball, giant chess and giant checkers. 


There's a Games Room with air hockey, 

video games and internet computer.


All registered guests have access to free Wi-Fi, 

 our clean washrooms, laundry rooms and 

 shower house with  FREE HOT SHOWERS.



 



 

Appies are always a hit on a major trip and meeting fellow RV'ers over millers and appies is one of our favorite pastimes


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RV Supplies List

Before you head out on your cross country trip be make sure you have everything you need.

Tip Of The Month



ESSENTIALS FOR YOUR UNIT

 Freshwater hose 

 Garden hose 

 Water pressure regulator 

 Sewer hose and fittings

 Rubber gloves

 Electrical cords and adapters 

 Wheel chocks 

 Leveling blocks

 Level

 Flashlight

 Batteries

 Matches

 Butane lighter

 First aid kit

 Toolkit

 Fire extinguisher

NON-ESSENTIAL BUT NICE TO HAVE

Travel and campground guides

Road maps

Beach towels

Air mattress

Air pump

Travel alarm clock

Axe

Extension cord

Duct tape

Zap straps

Bungee cords

Trash and recycling containers

Multi-tool or pocket knife

Sewing kit

Safety pins

2-Way radios

String/rope

Clothes pins

Insect repellant

Citronella candle

Toilet chemicals

Clothes hangers

Garbage bags and ties

RV toilet paper

Extra fuses and bulbs

Tire gauge

Non-slip cupboard liner

Electric flyswatter

Broom and dust pan

Hand wipes

Aluminum foil

Plastic wrap

Re-sealable storage bags

Food storage containers

Pail/bucket

Emergency roadside kit (flares, etc.)

Sunscreen

Folding shovel

Artificial turf/mat for campsite

Picnic table cover

Binoculars

Sewer hose support

Battery/crank operated radio

Awning tie-downs

Umbrella

Lantern

Awning lights

Portable campfire

Games and playing cards

Paper and pen or pencil

Portable BBQ or grill

Small propane bottles

Folding table

Portable battery pack

TIPS FOR SECURING YOUR GEAR

Ensure your large items are secured because they will most likely move during travel. Whenever possible, use your storage areas inside and outside of your rig.



Wrap items like your TV in blankets or towels, and secure them on the bed or floor


Non-slip lining works great for securing items that would normally roll around inside your cupboards and drawers








LIST PROVIDED BY:

ESSENTIALS FOR THE KITCHEN: EVERYTHING PLUS THE KITCHEN SINK!

Eating and cooking utensils

 BBQ utensils (tongs, grill forks, etc.)

Plates

Service and mixing bowls

Glasses/cups

Coffee maker / Pot

Toaster

Tea pot / Kettle

Strainer

Measuring spoons and cups

Can and bottle opener

Vegetable peeler

Cutting board

 Pot holders

 Pots and pans

 Strainer

 Juice container

 Napkins and paper towels

 Seasoning and spices

 Cooking oil

 Sugar

 Coffee

 Tea bags

 Soap

 Sponge/dish rag

 Kitchen towels

 Ice cube tray

Scissors

 Cork screw

 Paring and bread knife