January 7, 2019

When you plan your next vacation, find a spot where you can unplug. Choose these off the grid Canadian RV vacation destinations for your next trip.
When was the last time your vacation felt like a vacation? If the answer is never, you’re not alone. Next time you go away, come home without feeling like you need a vacation from your vacation. These off-the-grid vacation destinations will have you unplugging and relaxing in no time at all.
Unplugging is Important
Having a brain that can’t seem to shut off is a daily battle for many. We want to unplug and disconnect, but often find ourselves unable to do so. Vacations are rarely better, often pushing us to stay on the go, leaving us feeling stressed and run ragged. Many of us are still working on vacation, checking email and responding to messages, ensuring we can never truly relax.
Before you plan your next trip, make it a point to plan an unplugged vacation. Your brain will thank you.
What Do you Mean--Unplugged Vacation?
Taking a break from technology can be challenging, especially if you take working vacations. Studies have shown that disconnecting offers a wide array of benefits. Put down your phone and ignore those emails. If you’re looking for a different sort of vacation, it’s time to unplug.
Unplugging on vacation allows you to:

  • Be more present
  • Get away from everything
  • Improve your fitness
  • Spend time in nature
  • Bond with your family

Unplugging gives you the opportunity to completely relax on your Canadian RV vacation

Unplugging does not mean you’ll be free of amenities. In fact, many off-the-grid locations offer all sorts of modern conveniences and creature comforts to their travelers. You don’t have to be uncomfortable to take a break from technology.
It is also important to remember that unplugging means different things to different people. For some, it means completely ditching all technology. For others, it means keeping your phone handy for emergencies but not checking emails. Whatever your definition of unplugged means, you can enjoy these off-the-grid locations for your next trip.

Mountains, Lakes, and Road Trips Away from the Rest of the World

Whether you’re planning to travel solo, or with the entire family in tow, these hidden vacation spots will leave you feeling refreshed and rested.

1. Prince Edward Island  
PEI feels like almost nowhere else on Earth. Home to green hills, red sandstone cliffs and a delicious bounty of seafood, Prince Edward Island provides a welcome respite from the hustle and bustle of big city life. If you’re lucky, you may even catch a glimpse of one of the island’s adorably fuzzy harp seals.

Lighthouse at Prince Edward Island                                       Unplugging in Whistler, British Columbia

2. Whistler The perfect location for the adventurer at heart, Whistler boasts everything from skiing and snowboarding to bobsled rides and bungee jumping. Stroll through the Olympic village, or spend your days exploring. That mountain air is good for what ails ya.

3. Great Bear Rainforest      

Connect with Canada's wildlife in this off-the-grid destination. It’s the world’s largest intact temperate rainforest, where people can see the Kermode (Spirit) Bear; a subspecies of the black bear, it’s known for its white fur. The Great Bear Rainforest is also renowned for its marine life and diverse ecosystem.
Overlooking Hudson Bay at Churchill, Manitoba               Look for bears in the Great Bear Rainforest

4. Churchill
If you’re looking for a more isolated vacation experience, Churchill will deliver. The only way to arrive in town is usually by train or plane. Once in Churchill, get back to nature and see the polar bears in the wild, kayak in Hudson Bay, and enjoy being off the grid.

5. Gulf Islands
National Geographic Traveler named the Gulf Islands—located between Vancouver Island and mainland British Columbia—one of the world’s best coastal destinations. There are more than 200 islands, with Salt Spring Island the most populous. According to Tourism British Columbia, each isolated island offers something different. Mayne Island is known for its 19th-century buildings, while Hornby Island has a large arts community. Pender Island has many secluded beaches. If you’re looking for a spot free from humans and your busy life, the Gulf islands will refresh your soul.
Get back to nature in Torngat Mountains National Park

6. Torngat Mountains National Park
This remote island destination, located in Quebec, Labrador of Newfoundland and Labrador, offers an important connection to the Inuit spiritual realm. The park is home to rock formations that are nearly four billion years old. The best things to do in the magical place include hiking and camping wherever you want, mountain climbing, sailing, and backcountry skiing. One trip, and you’ll be saying “The mountains are calling, and I must go.”

7. Yoho National Park
Yoho National Park is located along the Western Slopes of the Canadian Rockies. Though small,
vacationers will enjoy it’s intimate feel. The park is packed with spectacular snow-capped mountains, waterfalls, raging rivers, glacier lakes, camping facilities and over 400 kilometers of hiking trails.
Emerald Lake is popular in Yoho National Park               West Coast Trail, Pacific Rim National Park

8. West Coast Trail, Vancouver Island
Looking for a wild experience? Hike the West Coast Trail. This world famous trail that stretches for 75 kilometers (47 miles) along the island’s Southwest coast. Along the trail, hikers will pass through a rainforest, by waterfalls, and by the water’s edge. The West Coast Trail is in the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve and follows in the First Nations’ footsteps.
What are you waiting for? It’s time to detach and unplug. Plan your unplugged vacation today at one of these secluded gems. Contact CanaDream today to plan your itinerary.

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