Trip: 14days Canada (British Columbia / Alberta) Flight+Camper £497pp @ Canadian Affair
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Trip: 14days Canada (British Columbia / Alberta) Flight+Camper £497pp @ Canadian Affair

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Found 14th Aug 2012
This is a 14 days trip example for 4 people with a camper to discover the most beautiful national parks of Bristish Columbia and Alberta.

Flights: 1st - 14th May
Price: £332pp on canadianaffair.com with Discount Code: Red Hot Canada

Motorhomebookers.com seems like a very good price comparison website for campers. This trip example is again for 4+ adults. Prices for suitable campers start from £322. This time I decided to chose a Motorhome C30. The max. no of passengers is 4 adults and 2 children. The camper has of course a toilette and shower on board. Please check the pictures below for more informations. The total price for a 14 days rent with unlimited kilometres is £644.50. I think this is a really good pick to explore the stunning national parks of Canada.

The camper is using normal fuel and needs approx. 30-35 litres per 100km. You have to add the fuel costs to the total price. Right now the price for 1l fuel is around £0.70 – £0.86. Please calculate with approx. £470 – £550 for the provided route.

Total Costs for 4 Persons:
- Flights from UK to Vancouver: €1680.50 / £ 1324.80
- 14 days Camper: €843 / £664.50

Total: €2523.50 / £1989.27

Total Cost Per Person: €630 / £497.31

Trip Details:
1st May: Flight to Vancouver
1st – 02nd May: Discover Vancouver (Stanley Park, Shopping Robson Street…)
3rd May: Vancouver – Pentiction (416km, 5h 6min)
4th May: Pentiction – Revelstoke (262km, 3h 46min)
5th May: Revelstoke – Banff (286km, 3h 41min)
7th May: Banff – Jasper (289km, 4h 4min)
9th May: Jasper – Clearwater ( 317km, 3h 55min)
11th May: Clearwater – 100 Mile House (138km, 2h 10min)
12th May: 100 Mile House – Whistler (307km, 4h 29min)
14th May: Whistler – Vancouver (124km, 1h 56min)
14th May: Flight Home from Vancouver

Route Link: goo.gl/map…WHd

This trip includes all of the must seen places around Vancouver. This is just an example route, of course you can skip some places or/and stay longer at other places.

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Edited by: "Holidaypirates" 14th Aug 2012
A good deal. The one sting in the tail is the CD$ is 1.5 to the £. When I last went to Canada it was CD2.15ish to the £ and it prices were about the same as cities in the UK, the fall of the £ makes it quite an expensive place to eat and buy things now.
Cracking deal!! I'm going to look into this!

Me and a mate did a similar trip following PDC 2010 in Seattle (though we were in a hire car and hotels) and I knew then I wanted to go back.
Fortunately speeding in a camper shouldn't be too much of a problem. We had our hire car impounded in Kamloops (for a week) for exceeding the limit and had to make our own way back to Seattle via Vancouver, Greyhound buses and a backpacker's hostel that was the worst case of false advertising I've ever had the misfortune to encounter.

Beware speeding in British Columbia it can cause great inconvenience and expense! The scene was reminiscent of Smokey and the Bandit as the Police Cruiser launched itself into the air after crossing the central reservation dip...that mountey was after his man!
Great work @holiday pirates. Keep it up!
Wicked, I'd love to go.
I often pay more than that just for a return flight to Calgary with Canadian Affair.
Just had a look at the motorhome hire - looks like the 'unlimited mileage' discount can only be applied to the large motorhome (not the small or medium options)

Small motorhome with unlimited miles comes to £1084 for the same dates!!
Do you have to pay to park up at night ie in designated camp sites?
Or is it just park up at the side of the road job?
Its allowed to "camp" on public land (National Forests).
Beautiful region of Canada, hard to equal anywhere.
Spotted a potential problem with this deal;

For insurance reasons you are not permitted to pick up your motorhome on the same day as your arrival with an international flight.
Top deal, have some heat.
Good effort there HPirate, great illustration and info to inspire people to take a look further into it.
Have toured the Rockies (Vancouver > Calgary) and it's a really nice trip to do.

Heat
Looks like a fantastic plan, doesn't work for me due to needing school hols...

Am on hols in Toronto now, Allow plenty of spending money though, as per the above it is fairly expensive, particularly food/admission to sights!
Sounds like a good deal but the idea itself is a cracking idea!

We're hoping to do a road trip in September Las Vegas to LA, to Frisco, to Yosemite, Grand Canyon and back to Vegas. This would be a great way of doing it so thanks for the post as I hadn't thought about an RV.

Hot for the price AND giving me a link to book one for Vegas!
Cracking deal eh!

I can understand why they wouldn't want to let you loose on the road same day as flying in, even after drinking 5 litres of water whilst travelling to airport, on plane, having a whacking great vegetable smoothie upon landing 'Calgary & drinking al the way to Banff I still feel wrecked each & every time, unless I fly having been upgraded (seriously), hang over doesn't even begin to describe the feeling, best to pill up & snooze the trip away!

Camping & parking up overnight is expected of you in the rockies so not hard to come by a spot, just DON't SPEED (the mounties are tyrants)

Don't throw rubbish, feed the flora & fauna, expect jail time, being taken into parks offices & charged as well as being put in front of the beak..

Don't Hurry! ...the driving is amazing, scenery , nightlife, wildlife, food stores (bless you Sobeys / Canadian tyre), micro brewery's etc etc.
Most car hire comes with park permits for tourists, (look into this with Canadian reps meeting you off the plane, they should be familiar as they'll probably drive themselves), Hire companies also should know & deal with it issueing a fresh valid parks pass, (it's peak season for tourism & park passes do get checked).

wish I could do this right now! ..it was 25c yesterday in Banff ..water still cold!
sham63

Spotted a potential problem with this deal;For insurance reasons you are … Spotted a potential problem with this deal;For insurance reasons you are not permitted to pick up your motorhome on the same day as your arrival with an international flight.



So just get the camper one day later and invest the saved money in an Airbnb.com apartment. If you doing the trip like I recommended you leave Vancouver on the third day.
Edited by: "Holidaypirates" 14th Aug 2012
Incredible area of Canada love it and the people
I've looked into this in more detail now and unfortunately it doesn't work as simply as described;

The cheap flights are ony available 1st - 15th May 2013 - after that they go up £100 pp (still not bad)

Because you can't collect the motorhome until 2nd May (for reason stated above) a 14 day rental will end on 15th

The flight back to the UK leaves at midday and you can't drop off the vehicle until 9am - not enough time to get from the depot to airport.

The only way this would work would be to book the van for 13 days - still long enough to do the trip

Seriously tempted to go for this - it's just that the deal only works with the enormous van shown, and not with the small or medium vans (there are only two of us!)


Edited by: "sham63" 14th Aug 2012
where do you put the code red hot canada please

Just corrected the flights. Was just a wrong picture. Whats the problem to just return the car one day earlier?

octobergirl

where do you put the code red hot canada please



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Edited by: "Holidaypirates" 14th Aug 2012

You can book the van for 13 days; 2nd - 14th May @ £639 inc unlimited mileage

That way you won't have to drop off early.

Holidaypirate - do you know how long the Canadian Affair flight deals will be available for - is the code time-limited?




Edited by: "sham63" 14th Aug 2012
Excellent price, I did a similar route myself a few tears ago and strongly recommend it to everyone that's never been to Canada.
We have just booked this, iv never been so exited in my life, me, my hubby and our 5 yr old...I'm like a child in a sweet shop...heheX)
sham63

You can book the van for 13 days; 2nd - 14th May @ £639 inc unlimited … You can book the van for 13 days; 2nd - 14th May @ £639 inc unlimited mileageThat way you won't have to drop off early.Holidaypirate - do you know how long the Canadian Affair flight deals will be available for - is the code time-limited?



The code is available since July 15th. There is no information about an limitation. They don't promote the flights right now... so as long as there are tickets for this rate you can book it :-)
Edited by: "Holidaypirates" 14th Aug 2012
As I mentioned before, I'm very interested in this and am still looking at the details.

There is a charge for bedding, pots, pans cutlery & plates to add to the motorhome hire at approx £250 which adds £60 to the pp rate. ($50 pp for the bedding $100 for the cutlery)

The Personal Kit costs $50 per person, for the duration of the trip. It includes a sleeping bag or comforter, pillow, pillowcase, flat sheet, bath towel, washcloth and dishtowel. All items must be returned at end of trip..
•The Vehicle Provisioning Kit costs $100 per vehicle, also for the duration of the trip. It includes a flashlight, can opener, broom, spatula, cooking spoon, cooking fork, coffee cups, tumblers, plates, soup bowls, silverware, tea kettle, colander, mixing bowl, and a cookware set. All items must be returned clean at end of trip..


Also, the Cruise Canada website shows that the depot is quite away outside the city centre - so I'd be tempted to add their transfers option to the booking @ £161 - this adds another £40 pp

So to be fair the 'deal' should state that it's approx £600 pp rather than the headline-grabbing £497 !

Sorry - I know it looks like nit-picking but I'm seriously looking at booking this tomorrow and the costs are starting to add up - just think it's a good idea to share all this info with anyone else thinking of going for this!

and the headline price doesn't include fuel , so potentially the £700-£800 pp mark?
Aimeeb

We have just booked this, iv never been so exited in my life, me, my … We have just booked this, iv never been so exited in my life, me, my hubby and our 5 yr old...I'm like a child in a sweet shop...heheX)



Really?

did you book the transfers option - if not how are you getting to the depot & what's the cost?

which hotel are you staying on your first night?



My deal is just an example! The website for campers provides several companies with different depots and so on.... if you're 6 people its getting even cheaper...you can also fly to calgary, toronto or montreal and do different routes...


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Edited by: "Holidaypirates" 14th Aug 2012
ukads

and the headline price doesn't include fuel , so potentially the … and the headline price doesn't include fuel , so potentially the £700-£800 pp mark?



2139km = 1300 miles
1300 miles at 13mpg = 100 gallons of petrol
at rougly 70p per liter = 3.5 pound per gallon
=350 pound in total
Edited by: "abfmdf" 14th Aug 2012
There is a charge for bedding, pots, pans cutlery & plates to add to the motorhome hire at approx £250 which adds £60 to the pp rate. ($50 pp for the bedding $100 for the cutlery)

Just head to Wallmart
Holidaypirates

My deal is just an example! The website for campers provides several … My deal is just an example! The website for campers provides several companies with different depots and so on....



Yes I know that - I've spent the last few hours going through all the options.

You've found the best deal on the van - I've tried all the different rental companies and van sizes and can't beat the deal that you found. However, the additional cost I mentioned above still apply.

Smaller vans are more expensive as you can't add the unlimited mileage deal that applies to the van in your example - they come in at over £1000 once you add the unlimited mileage.

Also, the flights are only available 1st - 15th May 2013 so no flexibility - you've found the best deals with the flights in your example.

I've done a final tot-up of the cost for me to book - this is based on 2 people, so not really a direct comparison with your deal;

van £639 for 13 days
flights £662 for 2
£125 for van extras
£161 for transfers
£500 petrol
£70 hotel 1st night Vancouver

Grand total £2157 = approx £1078 pp

plus there will be campsite fees on top.

Campground rates vary based on time of year and what facilities they offer. Generally you can expect to pay between $10 and $50 per night
Edited by: "sham63" 14th Aug 2012
sham63

Really? did you book the transfers option - if not how are you getting to … Really? did you book the transfers option - if not how are you getting to the depot & what's the costwhich hotel are you staying on your first night?




No just booked flights at the moment, prob get a bus to depot if they don't drop off at hotel. Looking into hotels now...:D
great price but be aware that at this time of year it can still be quite cold and those beautiful crystal clear lakes in the canadian rockies (a must see with a camper van) can still be frozen over so you may not see them at their best. if you go to the banff area a night in the banff springs hotel is a must. if you phone the hotel direct you can negotiate a very good deal with the friendly staff. just a suggestion...
Aimeeb

No just booked flights at the moment, prob get a bus to depot if they … No just booked flights at the moment, prob get a bus to depot if they don't drop off at hotel. Looking into hotels now...:D



Wow - hope you've factored all the costs in. Here's a map of the Cruise Canada depot location;

cruisecanada.com/rv-…ta/

I haven't looked at bus routes/fares between Downtown Vancouver and the depot - looks a bit of a pain (especially if you're carrying 2 weeks worth of luggage and a 5 year old)
I'm looking forward to get some trip reports + pictures that we can publish on our website. It would be very great!
Edited by: "Holidaypirates" 16th Aug 2012
sham63

Wow - hope you've factored all the costs in. Here's a map of the Cruise … Wow - hope you've factored all the costs in. Here's a map of the Cruise Canada depot location;http://www.cruisecanada.com/rv-rental-locations/rv-rentals-vancouver-delta/I haven't looked at bus routes/fares between Downtown Vancouver and the depot - looks a bit of a pain (especially if you're carrying 2 weeks worth of luggage and a 5 year old)



Yeah all cost covered, he's a good boy and loves to travel just as much as his mum and dad so not worried about traveling with a child, it's an adventure. 2 small suit cases is all well take, I'll wash our clothes as we travel, if we need more clothes well just go to Walmart..lol
2% quidco too? I think
sham63

Wow - hope you've factored all the costs in. Here's a map of the Cruise … Wow - hope you've factored all the costs in. Here's a map of the Cruise Canada depot location;http://www.cruisecanada.com/rv-rental-locations/rv-rentals-vancouver-delta/I haven't looked at bus routes/fares between Downtown Vancouver and the depot - looks a bit of a pain (especially if you're carrying 2 weeks worth of luggage and a 5 year old)



Yeah all cost covered, he's a good boy and loves to travel just as much as his mum and dad so not worried about traveling with a child, it's an adventure. 2 small suit cases is all well take, I'll wash our clothes as we travel, if we need more clothes well just go to Walmart..lol
Holidaypirates

I'm looking forward to get some trip reports + pictures that we can … I'm looking forward to get some trip reports + pictures that we can publish on our website. It would be very great! We would reward it.




I'll post photo's...we can't wait, hubby just got back from a business trip to Toronto, he loved it, so when we saw this deal we had to take it..lol
sham63

Wow - hope you've factored all the costs in. Here's a map of the Cruise … Wow - hope you've factored all the costs in. Here's a map of the Cruise Canada depot location;http://www.cruisecanada.com/rv-rental-locations/rv-rentals-vancouver-delta/I haven't looked at bus routes/fares between Downtown Vancouver and the depot - looks a bit of a pain (especially if you're carrying 2 weeks worth of luggage and a 5 year old)



Yeah all cost covered, he's a good boy and loves to travel just as much as his mum and dad so not worried about traveling with a child, it's an adventure. 2 small suit cases is all well take, I'll wash our clothes as we travel, if we need more clothes well just go to Walmart..lol
Holidaypirates

I'm looking forward to get some trip reports + pictures that we can … I'm looking forward to get some trip reports + pictures that we can publish on our website. It would be very great! We would reward it.




I'll post photo's...we can't wait, hubby just got back from a business trip to Toronto, he loved it, so when we saw this deal we had to take it..lol
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