RV Rentals in Calgary

RV Rentals in Calgary

Discover Calgary

Calgary is located in the foothills of the Canadian Rockies and is the largest populated city in Alberta. Nicknamed Cowtown, Calgary's urban setting is woven with western culture. Each July, bull riders and barrel racers converge for the Calgary Stampede, the world's largest outdoor rodeo. The Stampede isn't just a place to see bucking broncos — the event is one of Canada's largest music festivals and home to agricultural competitions and family-friendly attractions.

Calgary is one of Canada's most exciting destinations; with a rental camper, you can explore the city, attend the rodeo, or spend time outdoors. The best time to rent an RV in Calgary is between June through the middle of September, when high temperatures average between 18 to 24 degrees Celsius. The warm days and chilly nights are perfect for sleeping with your RV windows open at night. During June and July, there is a good chance you can fall asleep to the sound of rain on the roof of your camper.

Things to Do in Calgary

Things to Do in Calgary

Like most major metropolitan areas, Calgary has narrow streets and laws prohibiting long-term parking of oversized vehicles. Although some attractions have larger parking lots, when visiting the city, your best bet is to leave your RV at the campground and make use of the light rail or bus system.

Calgary is a fun place to visit, no matter the time of year. Since the summer months have the most opportunities for outdoor activities, it's the perfect time to rent an RV. When you visit Calgary during July, you won't want to miss the Calgary Stampede and music festival. The event is the biggest draw of the season and fun for the entire family. The rodeo isn't the only family-friendly place in the city. The Calgary Zoo is a top-rated attraction, and it's located near bike trails, footpaths, and the light rail. Do you like to visit notable venues while you are in a new place? Calgary hosted the 1988 Olympic Winter Games, and today the Winsport Canada Olympic Park now serves as a facility for summer and winter sports activities like ziplining, skating, and mountain biking.

The Calgary Farmers' Market is a large family-friendly indoor market that is open on most weekends. The market has local produce, meat, organic goods, arts and crafts, and food vendors, and it's a local's favorite place to visit. Another area favorite, Heritage Park Historical Village, is a must-see while you are in the city. The living history museum helps connect visitors to the colonization of Canada's western interior. Depending on what you hope to see, you can visit free areas of the village or opt to purchase tickets for a ride on a steam train or a walk through Gasoline Alley Museum.

Calgary is an ideal destination for outdoor enthusiasts to rent an RV and explore some of Canada's most beautiful natural spaces. Fish Creek Provincial Park is an urban park with birding, educational programs, hiking trails, and swimming. It's a perfect place to escape the city for a few hours. Banff National Park is approximately an hour's drive from Calgary, and Lake Louise, inside the park, is one of Alberta's most photographed places. RVers won't want to miss the opportunity to visit Jasper National Park, either. The stargazing, kayaking, and alpine sports are second to none.

RV Campgrounds in Calgary

RV Campgrounds in Calgary

Are you in town during the Calgary Stampede? The Calgary West Campground is the closest RV campground, and it's located within the city limits. During the Stampede, you can park your rig in the campground and take the express bus to Stampede Park. When the Stampede isn't in town, the campground offers free transportation to the bus stop. The Calgary West Campground is a seasonally-operating facility with full hookup sites with both back-in or pull-through driveways. The tent and dry hookup spaces have covered picnic tables, and all registered campers have access to the on-site showers, restrooms, and a dump station. This campground has a grocery store and a propane filling station available, so you can get some of your essential supplies without even leaving the premises.

One of the best RV campgrounds on the outskirts of Calgary is the scenic Bow Valley Provincial Park. This park operates year-round, giving campers a choice between peak season camping and winter camping. The campgrounds at Bow Valley Provincial Park have both unserviced sites and sites with water and electricity. During the operational season, campers may use the on-site sanitary dump station and token showers. Bow Valley Provincial Park sits near the Bow and Kananaskis Rivers and is the ideal place to stay if you prefer a mountainous backdrop with plenty of paddling, hiking, climbing, and wildlife viewing.

For a smaller campground closer to the city, check out McLean Creek Campground located in the McLean Creek Provincial Recreation Area. This RV campground operates year-round and has both dry campsites and partial-hookup sites. During the winter months, the park winterizes the water faucets and showers, but vault toilets remain open. This recreation area is a popular destination for hiking, fishing, geocaching, and snowmobiling.

Frequently asked questions

How does RVezy work?

RVezy is a marketplace that connects RV owners with travelers looking to rent an RV. RVezy takes care of everything, including RV and renter verifications, payments, insurance, and customer support.

How much does it cost to rent an RV near Calgary?

Motorhomes around Calgary average $200/night while towable trailers are around $120/night. Most RV owners offer weekly and monthly discounts between 10 and 20%.

What’s included in the RV rental?

Most rentals include all the essentials you need for a great trip. From cookware, to linens, owners do their best to make you feel at home. Each RV listing will provide details around what’s included.

How far can I go with the RV? What’s the price for mileage?

Most owners offer either unlimited kilometers or very generous daily limits. The included mileage and extras appear on your booking estimate before you put in your booking request.

What’s required to rent or drive an RV?

In the majority of cases, RVezy rentals require a driver with an unrestricted license for 8 years and clean insurance profile. You don’t need a special class to drive most motorhomes.

How am I insured/covered during my rental?

Every RV rental is fully insured through our commercial fleet policy. You can also add-on our 24/7 roadside assistance at any time before your trip begins.

Are RV rentals pet-friendly?

Many owners allow pets in their RV. You can search for pet-friendly RVs or check the individual listings to see if there are any extra fees or deposits required for you to bring your furry friends.

How does RV delivery work?

As an add-on, most RV owners are willing to deliver and/or set up their RV to help simplify your trip. Ex: have a trailer delivered to a local campground so you don’t want to drive.

What do I do if I have additional questions?

RVezy’s customer support team is happy to answer any questions that come up before, during or after your rental. You can contact us anytime at help.rvezy.com.

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