future of RVing in Canada depends on our political decision-makers understanding
the integral contribution RVing makes in Canada's tourism industry.
The better policy-makers understand the role of RVing in tourism and
the economy, the more likely they will make decisions that have a positive
impact on the RV industry.
national advocacy initiatives are having a positive effect on making
changes beneficial to the RV industry, there is a great power in grassroots
lobbying. Members of Parliament and your provincial, regional and local
government representatives will give an ear to what voters have to say.
can support national RVDA of Canada advocacy efforts and also give voice
to concerns in your own riding or province, through letters (to government
and media), calls and meetings.
provincial, regional and local issues are best known to you.
RVDA of Canada advocacy initiatives you can support include:
1. US Tariffs on Canadian Steel and Aluminum and Renewed NAFTA
- The introduction of US tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum are cause for considerable concern in our industry. RVDA has taken steps to make it clear how our industry is impacted and
how certain reactions can create even more harm. Read more.
emphasizing the need of the government to invest in making this beautiful,
natural country a number-one RV destination, especially for RVers. Tourism
is a huge part of Canada's economy.
Notably, RVing and camping are large components of tourism, both internally
(Canadian) and externally (from outside Canada).
is a crucial need for this to be recognized by the Canadian Tourism
Commission (CTC) as a viable growth area for tourism in Canada. The
CTC should include particular messaging to target markets where RV rentals
are being offered in Canada. Funding to the CTC must be increased in
order to develop these types of strategies.
by the numbers...
of RVs on the road in Canada: Over
number of travel days for RV households: 30
of RV families with children: 43
of RV owners who say it's the best way to travel with kids: 92
savings during an RV vacation vs traditional vacations: 70
of RVers who feel seeing the country is a top priority: 97
numbers like that
can't deny the RV industry is worth investments!
reminding your government representatives of the need to further invest
in parks as part of Canada's natural heritage, and as destination for
RV-FRIENDLY AND RV REPAIR SIGNAGE
government to adopt RVDA of Canada's proposal of highway signage to
indicate RV Repair facilities and RV-friendly restaurants and attractions.