I'm writing an article on how to make that summer trip happen. Tips on organizing the whole "gang," avoiding any roadtrip mistakes, and having a good time would be very appreciated! Any tried and true links for campsites, events, etc in Canada?
if you're planning a road trip through Canada, it's not difficult (at all!) to drive from one end to the other (apart from time wise). Canada has a trans-country highway (called highway 1) which you can follow from end to end. From experience (i've lived in Canada my whole life, and done the whole 'roadtrip' thing every summer) The best place to camp at BY FAR! is Lake Superior National Park. It's right off the high-way, but it's right on the beach. AMAZING. you have to take care and book your park pass well in advance (especially try to get a camp site on the beach. Nothing else compares) because it fills up really fast. The water's pretty cold at first, but after 5 minutes you get used to it and it's the best experience. No fish or sand, the shores of Lake Superior are smooth multicoloured stones. I can't stress it enough how awesome/important this stop is!
Definately check it out.
Like kewa, my family and I have travelled extensively through Canada's provinces and territories. An up-to-date road atlas is a must!! We usually keep the itinerary pretty light and just see what happens - it's worked quite well so far and we've been able to go off the beaten track through suggestions by locals. Although we don't generally stay in campsites, I can recommend Algonquin Provincial Park in Ontario. However, during the high season, it is extremely busy (especially during long weekends), so it would be advisable to book in advance. The Liard Rivar Hot Springs in Northern BC also have pretty good facilities and beautiful scenary. In terms of links, most provinces have pretty good ministry websites that include comprehensive lists of parks, campsites, recreational activites, etc.
Good luck on the article!