Camping Week Although some Canadian provinces have placed COVID-19 restrictions on overnight camping, the Canadian Camping and RV Council (CCRVC) wanted to go ahead with the sixth annual Canadian RVing and Camping Week from May 25 – 29 to celebrate the importance of the RV and camping industry, even if it is only virtually for some, according to a press release.

“The significance of our campgrounds has been amplified during the COVID-19 pandemic when more and more Canadians looked at camping for the first time as a safe and healthy way to get outdoors and vacation responsibly,”  said Robert Trask, CCRVC’s chairman. “Campgrounds offer an opportunity for family bubbles to spend time together, create lifelong memories and discover Canada’s natural landscape. They have never been as important to the well-being of Canadian families as they are today.”

Although current health guidelines and regulations may not permit camping in every region, the CCRVC is hopeful that the industry is nearing the time when all of its campground members will be able to welcome customers again for a fun and safe summer of camping, explains the release.

The Canadian RV and camping industry contributes over $6.2 billion to the economy, employs 67,000 individuals, contributes over $3.4 Billion to Canadian tourism and has seen its popularity boom amongst consumers during the  COVID-19 pandemic.

Wherever allowed, campgrounds will offer their own way to celebrate the return of their campers during Canadian RV and Camping Week, which may, depending on the region, include special events, discounted overnight fees and/or specific activities to commemorate the occasion.

Many campgrounds that are able to participate have committed to supporting Care Camps, a charity that supports children with cancer by offering a network of over 100 specialized summer camps throughout Canada and the United States for children battling this dreaded disease.

To participate, click here.