Canadian RVing and Camping Week 2017 – A Big Thank you to Operators and Campers!

Kids having fun at a picnic table - Canadian RVing and Camping Week

Kids having fun at a picnic table – Canadian RVing and Camping Week

The 2017 annual Canadian RVing and Camping Week ran from Tuesday, May 23 to Sunday, May 28, 2017 and was a huge success. More than 200 campgrounds and thousands of campers coast-to-coast (with 39 parks located in British Columbia) participated in the annual event that showcased all that Canadian camping has to offer.

“Known as the official start of the RV & Camping Summer Season”

Go RVing Canada and the Canadian Camping and RV Council partnered with Make-A-Wish Canada to stage the coast-to-coast fundraising initiative, with a stated goal of raising $20,000 to help wishes come true for children facing life-threatening medical conditions. This year’s recipient is Parker, a six-year-old with T-lymphoblastic Lymphoma. Parker’s wish is to camp, fish and explore Canada in a pop-up camper because “camping is my favourite thing to do.”

On Saturday, May 27, campgrounds across Canada came together and helped raise funds for Make-A-Wish® Canada with campers purchasing wish stars to post on a Wish wall and participating in a marshmallow roast. Campers it’s not too late to contribute and you can make a direct donation online to fund the work of Make-A-Wish Canada.

Mark your calendar for May 22 to May 27, 2018 to participate in next year’s annual event celebrating the RVing and camping lifestyle. BC Campgrounds participating will be posted here in the New Year.

About the Partners

Go RVing Canada

The Go RVing Canada coalition consists of RV manufacturers, component suppliers, dealers, and campgrounds. As members of the recreational vehicle industry, Go RVing Canada is committed to the growth of the RV market, while working as a team to ensure that Canadian RVers experience the best of the RV lifestyle and enjoy a world-class travel experience. Visit, your destination for all things RVing.

Canadian Camping and RV Council
The Canadian Camping and RV Council (CCRVC) is a federation consisting of the Provincial Campground Owners Associations, the Canadian Recreational Vehicle Association and the RVDA of Canada.

Parker, 2017 'Wish' Recipient

Parker, 2017 ‘Wish’ Recipient

Make-A-Wish® Canada
Make-A-Wish Canada is a dynamic wish-granting organization that brings hope, strength and joy to children with life-threatening medical conditions. Along with the national office, eight (8) regional chapters grant magical wishes to children in need from coast to coast. Make-A-Wish Canada is an affiliate of Make-A-Wish® International. Make-A-Wish® is the largest wish-granting organization in the world, making dreams and wishes come true for more than 350,000 children since 1980.

The ‘wish’ recipient for 2017 was Parker. Parker is 6 years old and has T-lymphoblastic Lymphoma. His wish was for a pop-up camper because “camping is my favourite thing to do”. He would love to be able to explore Canada with his family, and spend time camping and fishing together.

Donations received in 2016 went towards purchasing a Forest River Tent Camper that was presented to Parker during Canadian RVing & Camping Week 2017.

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