Should I rent a car or an RV for my trip?

Car road trip or rv road trip in CanadaThere are two types of road trips in Canada: the car road trip and the RV road trip.

Contrary to popular belief, travelling by RV will not necessarily save you money due to higher rental prices (especially in high season). Most of the time, the budget is similar for either option. It's up to you to decide which travel experience better suits your needs and interests.

Here are some of the pros and cons of each option:

1- Car road trips


  • Lower rental prices
  • Lower gas consumption than an RV
  • Greater availability, even at the last minute
  • Easier to drive / park


  • Restaurant meals (except picnics)
  • Hotels / B&B accommodation (more expensive than camping)
  • You have to unpack and pack at every destination


2- RV road trips


  • Cook your own meals
  • Closer to nature
  • Campgrounds are more economical
  • Perfect for families


  • Harder to drive in the city (limited parking)
  • More expensive in gas
  • Higher rental prices  (most of the time)
  • You need to book a long time in advance be sure of availability (6 months to 1 year)