ZEVIP Grant Program Enables Campgrounds to Install EV Charging Stations

The Canadian Outdoor Hospitality Conference & Expo 2023 recently hosted a session on EV chargers and the ZERO Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program (ZEVIP), which provides federal grant funding for campground operators to install EV charging infrastructure in their parks. Session speaker Alan Czechowski, business development manager of FLO, covered the logistics of EV charging stations […]

How Australia’s CIAA Utilizes Technology to Serve the Caravan Park Industry

The Caravan Industry Association of Australia (CIAA) is utilizing technology to serve and modernize the outdoor hospitality sector in the country. In yesterday’s main stage session at the 2023 Canadian Outdoor Hospitality Conference & Expo (COHCE), Peter Clay, CIAA’s general manager for insights talked about two key tools the association hopes will help caravan park […]

CCRVC Wraps Up Virtual Conference with Awards

After two days of enriching education and endless networking opportunities, the 2023 Canadian Outdoor Hospitality Conference & Expo on Thursday night came to an end as the Canadian Camping & RV Council (CCRVC) recognized the industry’s best. Outdoor hospitality businesses were awarded by the association in four categories including Campground of the Year – Small, […]

COHCE 2023 Showcases Canada’s Thriving Tourism Industry

“[Canada’s] tourism [industry] has a great story; one that we should all be telling,” said David Robinson, Destination Canada’s senior vice president of public affairs and corporate secretary During the recent Canadian Outdoor Hospitality Conference and Expo (COHCE), officials from Destination Canada and the Tourism Industry Association of Canada celebrated Canada’s tourism industry and shared […]

Fiona’s Aftermath: P.E.I. National Park Struggles to Reopen

Visitors to Prince Edward Island National Park in Canada this summer will find some changes in the aftermath of post-tropical storm Fiona.  The storm caused widespread damage throughout the park, leaving staff members with a daunting task of surveying the damage and figuring out a plan for the 2023 tourism season.  Despite the challenges, most […]

Sylvan Lake Approves Funding for Pogadl Park Expansion

Sylvan Lake (Alberta) is set to take a significant step forward in establishing itself as a leading sports tourism destination with the approval of funding for the next phase of the Pogadl Park project. The town council voted unanimously to borrow CA$7 million for the project, which will be used to construct an RV campground, […]

Manitoba to Launch New Reservation System Ahead of 2023 Camping Season

The Manitoba government has announced the launch of a new park reservation service that aims to provide an enhanced booking experience for campers ahead of the 2023 camping season. According to a press release, the reservation system will be launched to provide campers with a modern, responsive, and easy-to-navigate service they can rely on for […]

Automation Can Streamline Campground Operations, Says Insider Perks CEO

The camping industry is seeing an increase in popularity with automation, and campground owners have begun to seek ways to improve efficiency and guest experience using this innovative technology. During the all-virtual Canadian Outdoor Hospitality Conference & Expo 2023 last February 15, Insider Perks Founder & CEO Brian Searl spoke in a session on how […]

Rowan’s Ravine Provincial Park to Expand with up to 225 New Campsites

Rowan’s Ravine Provincial Park in Saskatchewan, Canada is set to expand with the addition of up to 225 long-term seasonal (LTS) campsites.  The Government of Saskatchewan’s Ministry of Parks, Culture and Sports is inviting proposals for the design, development, and operation of the new campsites, which will be situated south of the marina. Existing Sask […]