Is a Campervan the Right Vehicle Choice for Your Cross-Canada Tour?

Are you thinking of rewarding yourself for passing your Canadian citizenship test? There is no better way to do that than to take a cross-Canada road trip.
Planning your means of transportation is an essential part of planning your cross-Canada road trip. Luckily, you have many options available including taking a train or driving your vehicle. If you want to immerse yourself in the surrounding scenery, however, you shouldn't go for a train or bus ride. That leads us to our next question, ‘Which is a better vehicle for your Canadian vacation – a campervan or a car?
If you want to buy a vehicle, a car will always look better than a campervan. After all, you can use it even after your tour has finished. But that isn’t the only decision point you should consider.
Here are the pros and cons of getting a campervan for your Canadian tour:


Lower Cost
No one can deny that campervans cost more than cars. While you can get a car for upward of $20,000, you will have to spend seven times this price to get a new campervan. But once you are done with your trip, you can always resell your campervan and reimburse that cost, right? Note that just like used cars, you can access rev check-like services in Canada to check the history of your desired campervan.
The sustenance cost of a campervan is significantly lower than that of a car. It eliminates the need for booking hotels while traveling. You will only have to pay for parking in the campground but that is still more economical than the hotel cost.

Ease of Traveling
Campervan allows you to keep your luggage with you. And on top of that, you don’t have to keep packing and unpacking it as you move from one destination to another. It allows you to enjoy being at home even when you are moving.
The large space inside a campervan allows you to relax, sleep, play, and cook in your van.


Scarcity of Campground
This is the most difficult part of traveling in a campervan. While you can easily find a parking lot for your car, you will have to put in lots of planning and research to find a campground near every destination you travel to. And you cannot choose to park in the open as it’s illegal to do so.

Specialized Driving Skill
Note that you don’t have to worry about getting a specialized driving license to drive your campervan in Canada. Canadian road authority allows you to drive using your regular driving license from your home country.
Still, driving a campervan is different from driving a car. Because of the load it carries, you have to be an experienced driver to drive it in a risk-free manner.

Take Away

Campervan allows you to deepen your traveling experience with more freedom and involvement. But this additional adventure comes with some costs. First, you have to be diligent in finding parking spaces before starting and you need to be an expert in driving to get a smooth, risk-free experience.

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