How Much Does It Cost To Rent An RV In Ontario?

Posted on July 8, 2020
How Much Does It Cost To Rent An RV In Ontario?

With Ontario being the second largest province in Canada, you can assume that there are many places to camp or take an RV to. In Ontario, we’re lucky to have stunning parks such as Bon Echo Provincial Park, Algonquin Provincial Park, Sharbot Lake Provincial Park, and more! But have you ever wondered how much it costs to rent an RV in Ontario? If you’re already planning your summer trip, then this article is for you.

Budgeting for an RV trip in Ontario comes with a few measures. You’ll need to find an RV using RVezy, find out how much you need to put aside for gas, campground fees, and more. It can seem a little overwhelming, but the trip will give you memories that will last forever.

Rental Rate (Weekly: $800 - $2300)

Because Ontario is equipped with so many different places to camp, the RV rentals are a little on the pricier side. However, these prices shown are during peak season, in the middle of July. If you’re looking for a less expensive price, you can either go on the off season (October to April), or take a shorter trip.

The options below differ in prices, classes, and models. There is something for everyone!

Example of a $2300 rate RV:

Cost per night: $225

Sleeps: 6 people

Class: Class A

Listing here.

Example of a $800 rate RV:

Cost per night: $60

Sleeps: 2 people

Class: Micro trailer

Listing here.

Example of a $1900 rate RV:

Cost per night: $170

Sleeps: 6 people

Class: Class C

Listing here.

Example of a $1400 rate RV:

Cost per night: $113

Sleeps: 10 people

Class: Travel trailer

Listing here.

You may see a lot of places online where you can rent an RV. These websites can often be tricky, as they’re through selling sites that don’t include very important things such as insurance or hidden fees like cleaning, delivery charges, and more.

Campground Fees (Daily: $18 - $50)

Campground fees in Ontario differ for completely different reasons. On the Ontario Parks website, the prices consider electrical, non-electrical, ontario seniors, ontario persons with disabilities, and what they note as ‘regular’.

For a regular electrical site, the price comes to $53.68/night, tax included. For an Ontario senior, the price drops around $10 and is $42. 94/night, tax included.

Non-electrical sites aren’t much cheaper at $47.46. You can also get non-electrical sites without showers for $46.05/night.

The way Ontario Parks divides up the rates is also by A - Premium, B - Middle, and C - Low. If you’re looking to save a couple bucks, you can go with the regular rate for B and it costs $49.44/night. Or you can go with a regular rate for C which is $43.79/night.

The prices can get a little confusing, so you can click here to see what suits you and your friends and family best.

Are Ontario RV Parks Cheaper Than Campgrounds?

Not surprisingly, Ontario has a ton of RV parks that are perfect if you want that kind of vacation. The main difference between RV parks and campgrounds is that RV parks are usually a community where you can go, meet other people, and be close to the nearest city. With campgrounds, you’re usually in the middle of the woods, near water, and the nearest campsite can be a mile away.

If you look to Google, you’ll see plenty of RV parks with top notch ratings. The two options below  have completely different prices, so it’s up to you which one fits in your budget!

Cardinal / Ottawa South KOA


Price: Ranges between $68 and $90/night

Bonus: They give you prices based on the size of your RV. The above price is based on a travel trailer.

Price for a week at $90/night: $630

Reserve here.

Ottawa’s Poplar Grove RV Park


Price: Ranges between $34 and $52/night

Bonus: If you stay for a week, you will get one night free

Price for a week at $52/night: $312

Reserve here.

Insurance

Worried about fitting insurance into your budget? Well, you can scratch that one off of the list. Insurance, which is listed as Protection and Roadside on the RVezy site, is already included in the price that you pay when renting an RV.

Protection and Roadside insurance means that you’re covered all across Canada. This includes 24/7 roadside assistance, while protecting owners and renters at the same time. You won’t have to stress about anything happening, because RVezy has your back.

For more info on the insurance policy, click here.

Gas ($200 - $1200)

While it seems as though gas may be expensive for an RV trip, prices have actually plummeted in Ontario as of lately. According to GasBuddy, prices all over Ontario have gone down dramatically. Toronto is the lowest, being at 66.9. It’s known that prices can rise in the summer, but as of right now, you may be able to spend way less on fuel for your trip.

GasBuddy is a great way to see where the cheapest gas is in your area. If you have a Costco membership, they provide way lower prices than regular chain gas stations.

Other options you have for checking out cheap gas in the area you're in are perfect for those on the go. According to CNN, aside from GasBuddy, the 4 other popular apps include:

  • Gas Guru: Gas Guru is always up to date on prices as it apparently takes information from Oil Price Information Service.
  • Waze: Waze has a few celebrity voices that you may recognize as you're being told directions, but it also tells you how much gas you'll spend on your trip. The data they get is from the users.
  • Dash: This app knows your car better than you do. It has a sensor that connects to your car, and tells you where the closest and cheapest gas station is.
  • MapQuest Gas Prices: Remember MapQuest? They have an app now. If you have a favourite gas station, this app will find it for you. And even better, it will show you the cheapest gas as well.

And lastly, if you would like to save even more money, a trick is to rent a smaller RV, or one that you can tow with your SUV or truck.

Courtney Lundy
Courtney Lundy

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