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Things to Do in Esquimalt "Place of Shoaling Waters" - Tag: Travelling Tips

Songhees WaterwayLocated on the southernmost point of Vancouver Island, the picturesque township of Esquimalt may be small in size, but it carries a rich history and plenty of sights and activities to take in. We thought it would be a good idea to take closer look our beautiful corner of the Island.  The name Esquimalt is taken from the original indigenous name of “es-whoy-malth”, meaning “the place of shoaling waters” and that should give you some idea of the kind of coastal beauty to expect! A peninsula overlooking the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the Gorge Inlet, Esquimalt offers scenic water views from its beaches, harbour, and walkways, opening out into lush green spaces as you move further inland with acres of parkland accompanied by heritage buildings, cultural sites, as well as all the modern-day recreational facilities a traveller could ask for in the form of shops, restaurants, and golf courses.   There is something for everyone in Esquimalt, here are a few activities to do when you visit. 

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Don’t Leave Your RV Gathering Dust: Give It A Makeover Instead! Tag: Travelling Tips

RV under starry blue skyWith your RV parked up and stowed away, it may very well be a case of ‘out of sight, out of mind’. But what if this was an opportunity, what if there’s never going to be a better moment to give your RV a true ‘home’ makeover? This is your chance to put a personal touch on your RV, to up your comfort, style, and luxury levels, to install new furniture, gadgets, art, and more! To help you get started, this blog is going to look at some of our favourite RV makeover starting points and tips. 

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The Best National Parks in the Pacific Northwest To Visit When RVing Tag: Travelling Tips

Blue lake with mountainsThe Pacific Northwest is one of the true wonders of the world—and nothing showcases these qualities better than the array of National Parks the region as to offer—which is what makes our location here at Salish the perfect spot for RV holidays. From here you can easily reach any number of amazing National Parks, and we’ve highlighted three of our favourites: Pacific Rim, Olympic, and Garibaldi. 

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Things to Know When Renting an RV Tag: Travelling Tips

RVs in Parking LotAn RV holiday is a wonderous adventure—but like all good adventures, you need to plan and prepare beforehand! Here’s our essential guide to what you need to know before renting an RV and embarking on your journey. 

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8 Reasons The Pacific Northwest Is The Ideal Vacation Spot Tag: Travelling Tips

Mountains and lakeThere is nothing else quite like the freedom of getting out onto the open road for an RV adventure — the thrill of the great outdoors, the chance to follow your own path, the sense of discovery and wonder. Equally, in terms of the perfect RV destination, there is only one winner — the Canadian Pacific Northwest. Somewhere that truly has everything you’re looking for in an RV destination, whether you’re travelling from the U.S, inside Canada, or further afield. 

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All You Need To Know About RV Security Tag: Travelling Tips

RV by the seaWhen it comes to your RV holiday your number one priority is relaxation. You want to get out on the open road and start enjoying your newfound freedom - but with all that valuable equipment and your belongings inside, security is always going to be in the back of your mind. To help you enjoy your holiday in the knowledge you’re going to be safe and secure, here’s our guide to all you need to know about RV security. 

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New Cycling Lanes and New Regulations Tag: Travelling Tips

BicyclesWe always like to keep our customers up to date with the latest happenings in and around Victoria — especially if it’s going to affect their motorhome vacations! And we have two updates this August when it comes to some new regulations and exciting new opportunities for cycling around Victoria.  And on Saturday September 7, we will be holding our Annual Customer Appreciation Day, from about noon to 6-7pm. There will be live music (a jazz band, Irish folk band, etc.), the Songhees food truck, and the Esquimalt and Songhees dance groups will be coming to perform. Everyone in the park is welcome, and local residents can come as well even if they don't have a site booked

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Tips on Planning and Preparing Meals in an RV Tag: Travelling Tips

Potatoes, garlic, cilantro, and star aniseThere is nothing quite like being out on the open road, the thrill of adventure and the liberating journey. But, there are still home comforts that we all miss when we’re away. Perhaps the biggest of these are the delights of a home-cooked meal. However, you don't have to miss out, as cooking and eating when you’re on your RV holiday can be just as gratifying and enjoyable as it is at home. All it takes is some careful preparation and planning, the right equipment, and a willingness to be creative! To help get you started we’ve put together some of our top tips and strategies for making the most of your RV cooking experience.  

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Bay Street Bridge Construction Tag: Travelling Tips

Construction on the Point Ellice Bridge, more commonly known as the Bay Street Bridge, is set to begin the week of May 13. The City of Victoria appointed the winning tender, Seismic 2000, to take on the $6.1 million project. The federal and provincial governments are paying $2.4 million, while the rest is coming from the city’s infrastructural funding reserves.

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Buying Vs Renting RVs In Canada Tag: Travelling Tips

When you want to experience the beauty, serenity, and culture of Canada’s famed West Coast, there is no better way to do it than taking an RV to some of its most well-regarded spots, including our own haven here on the Salish shore. But, if you don’t already own an RV, then there’s still one issue that needs to be settled— To Buy Or Not To Buy? When it comes to whether to rent or buy your RV, there is no one way of looking at it. You’ll have to weigh your needs and find the answer that’s right for you. To help you make up your mind, we’ve outlined some of the key pros and cons when it comes to buying and renting RVs in Canada.

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