Minimum Age: 21. Drivers less than 25 years old will have to
purchase a mandatory VIP insurance.Please read on insurance
Driver's Licence: A copy of your driver's licence will be taken on
pick up day. Make sure you don't forget it, providing your licence's
number will not be enough!
It isn't requested to provide the International Driver's Licence.
On your arrival to our base station, 1 to 1.30 hours will
be necessary for the paperworks (contract, safety deposit, explanations
on itineraries and so on) and the detailed check out.
After having booked with Aventure Voyages, you will receive our Road
Map, suggested itineraries
and information documents.
A road map of British Colombia will be waiting
for you in your unit anyways.
Should you wish to plan your trip in advance, you can have access to
road maps at
or order them by phone or mail to:
4595 Canada way, Burnaby, BC,
You already have a map, but you
are reluctant to calculate your mileage? Let us do it !
mileage calculator " is here for you !
Some interesting information can also be found on www.camping.bc.ca
and for Alberta: www.travelalberta.com
Ferries are "part of the roads" here in B.C. They will be part of
many itineraries, connecting islands one to another, and often the only way to
go from one side to the other of an inlet.Ferries between Port Hardy and Prince Ruppert,
as well as the new "Discovery Ferry" between Port Hardy and Bella Coola
are true magnificent trips... Inner ferries crossing rivers are free of charge
and on the regular lines, fees are charged. Get ready for a line up on the most
popular itineraries in busy summer. You can make a reservation, check
on BC Ferries Website at http://www.bcferries.com
The Alaska Highway and the Mackenzie Highway are paved. However,
watch for the windshield on the gravelled Liard Highway, and slow down
when crossing the huge logging trucks on their way to the wood
Driving the Alaska Highway requires special authorization and is subject to a
higher insurance fee.
Most of the secondary roads are graveled, but almost as wide as European 4 lanes
However, driving on gravel roads is not permitted. Our insurance does not cover
any damage subsequent to use of the motorhome on gravel roads. And as all
insurance claims are subject to a police report... don't take a chance!
Gasoline is cheaper in the US than in canada. It is also cheaper East of the
Rockies. Prices range from 1.40 to 1.50 cents per liter, depending on the day and
place...Gas stations are not that many in remote areas. Make sure to always keep your tank above 1/4 . Note: gasoline (as well as many
other articles) is cheaper in the First Nations Territories...
gallon US = 3,78 litres
||1 km = 0,62 mile
||1 mile (terestrial)
= 1,60 km
||20°C = env. 70°F
litre = 0,22 gallon
||1 kg =
||1 mètre = 1,09 yard
||1 foot (pied) = 30,3 cm
F = env. 30° C
The "Discover Camping" campground reservation service opens in March for the year's camping season.
From March 1 to September 15, reservations can be made online at http://www.discovercamping.ca
Sixty-seven of the most popular provincial parks and the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve (Green Point campground) accept campsite reservations.
At most parks, campsites are also available on a first-come, first-served basis, based on availability. For more information about services available at provincial parks, please visit BC Parks' website at
or for Pacific Rim National Park Reserve (Green Point campground) visit their website
Reservations can be made up to three months in advance or two days before your arrival date, with some exceptions. Campsites at Birkenhead Lake, Liard River Hotsprings, Loveland Bay, Stamp River and Strathcona (Buttle Lake campground) can be reserved five days before your arrival date.
The reservation service fee is $6.42 per night to a maximum of $19.26 for three or more nights (includes 7% GST) per campsite. The campsite fee must also be paid at the time of booking, using MasterCard or Visa.
The Discover Camping campground reservation service is operated in partnership with the Ministry of Water, Land and Air Protection, Tourism British Columbia and Parks Canada.
Visit the Discover Camping website at www.discovercamping.ca
or phone the Call Centre at 1-800-689-9025 (or 604-689-9025 in Greater Vancouver).
Reservation agents are available 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. from Monday to Friday, and 9 a.m. to 5
p.m. on Saturdays, Sundays and statutory holidays (Pacific Time).