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Old 01-19-2016, 04:09 PM   #21
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Good RV park along the 402 to Port Huron is Trout Haven RV Park in Strathroy. Nice and quiet with reasonable pricing. Trout fishing on site. Close to all amenities and just off the main route. One hour West to Port Huron or one hour East to London
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Old 01-19-2016, 04:21 PM   #22
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There are a lot of great places to visit in Southern Ont. Do your research on those mentioned already. One other item that bears mentioning is that when re-entering the US, ALL fruits and vegetables will be confiscated, even if you brought them into Canada from the U.S.!!! Just came back from Nova Scotia and the border guards inspected our R-Pod and found an Orange which we DID bring with us from the U.S. and they said it had to go! No big deal, just be ready for it!

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Old 01-19-2016, 04:54 PM   #23
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I live in Sarnia. You'll be passing through to cross into Port Huron. Spend some time at the Pinery Provincial Park. Been going there since I was a kid, day trips and camping. 30 amp service. Awesome park.
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Old 01-19-2016, 05:37 PM   #24
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Hmm, seems like a very negative position to be posting such..
Bothered me too. I don't question anyone's motivation for choosing their routes. It's their right to choose whatever works for them. This is a small part of 3,000 mile road trip and we are looking forward to out time in Canada.
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Old 01-19-2016, 05:41 PM   #25
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Thanks for all your comments and suggestions. They are all welcome and appreciated (except for the one that suggested we not go into Canada!).
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Old 01-19-2016, 05:43 PM   #26
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I agree that The Pinery is a very nice Provincial Park but the OP has a 35' TT. It can be difficult to get a spot that will accommodate a TT of that size at many Provincial Parks. The Pinery has quite a few larger sites but they are a bit tight for getting long TTs into. There are some drive-thru sites in Riverside Area 1 but IMO they aren't nearly as nice as the back-in sites in other areas.

To the OP, be warned that if you want to stay at a Provincial Park and can find a large enough site, you usually have to book it 5 months, to the day, in advance of your arrival because they are very popular.

If you just want a site for overnighting, a KOA would be better suited for that, but if you can afford the time, there are some beautiful areas in southern Ontario.
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Old 01-19-2016, 05:52 PM   #27
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We are planning a summer road trip. On one leg we are staying at the KOA in Niagara Falls/Grand Island KOA. From there we plan to travel into Canada staying at the Toronto West KOA for a few days, then traveling to the Port Huron KOA through Canada. I have never traveled in Canada with an RV. We will be towing a 35' travel trailer.

Would appreciate any insight traveling into Canada at Niagara Falls and out of Canada at Port Huron. Also info on Toronto West KOA would be appreciated.
Welcome to Canada! You will have a fantastic trip. Just about all Provincial Parks and National Parks have really nice campgrounds. From our experience most KOA we have been to in Canada are on busy roads.

Here is a link to our Cross Canada trip, some info that might be of help.

Don't miss Niagara on the Lake..... Ontario's wine country.

Also we have 20 posts from different parts of Ontario.

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Old 01-19-2016, 06:05 PM   #28
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I live in Niagara Falls, Canada. With the bang for your US dollar right now, I would be staying at the KOA out on Lundy's Lane in NF Canada. There really isn't much to see on the Niagara Falls USA side as 90% of the attractions are on the Canadian side of the Falls.
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Old 01-19-2016, 06:47 PM   #29
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if you are going to make a stop in grand bend and cant book the pinery. we always stay at klondyke trailer park just down from the pinery. we always book one of the 400's. the boss likes full hookup. we go to grand bend every year it is really nice!!
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Old 01-19-2016, 06:51 PM   #30
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Okay let's try this again. First welcome to Canada. Now then, when you enter Canada we find it is usually a bit easier to come in through the Buffalo/Fort Erie crossing but that is up to you as there are three possible ways. Below the Falls, Rainbow Bridge in the Falls or above the Falls at Fort Erie. Don't know much about the campgrounds as we live midway between the Falls and Sarnia. Lots to see and do in the Falls and lots of info will be available when you arrive. Remember it is a tourist area so everything costs more but it is a holiday so live a little. Your money is worth quite a bit more here and it could get even better for you. Usually cheaper to change some at a bank or just use a Visa or MasterCard. One place sort of nearby that you might want to visit for a bit if you go to Niagara on the lake is the Welland Canal which allows shipping to circumvent the Falls. From the Falls it looks as if you are going to the KOA Toronto West which isn't that close to Toronto. Take the QEW towards Toronto. Four lanes at 100 kph (not miles only about 62 mph). Just get in the second lane from the right and go with the traffic (usually about 110 to 120 kph). You will cross two high bridges (1st over the canal and second over Hamilton Harbor entrance. Take hwy. 403 then hwy 403 west towards Brantford. Keep right on 403 and take hwy 6 north to hwy 401. Stay in right lane as it is a long haul up through a rock cut. Watch your speed on hwy 6 as it is heavily patrolled and the speed limit is only 80 kph or lower in spots. I believe you will have to cross the bridge over the 401 to access your KOA as you can't get there directly from the 401. There is a horse track and slot casino near there as well as an agricultural museum. From there to Port Huron take the 401 (also called the M,C, or Macdonald Cartier Freeway) west to London where you will keep to the right for the 402 to Sarnia. It will take you right onto the bridge. Make sure you have enough gas at Strathroy for a couple of hours through a sparsely populated rural area along the highway. Your only tolls will be to cross the border bridges and it may be a good chance to get rid of some Canadian change or bills. By the way we don't use pennies and our smallest bill is a five. Ones and twos are coins (loonies and toonies). Oh yes and our bills are plastic with a clear see through strip in them. There are also casinos in the Falls and a slot casino in Sarnia. Lotteries and casino winnings are not taxed in Canada but you may have to declare them at home if you take too much of our money. Whatever you do, take care. drive careful and have a good time. If this get's to you the offer still stands to PM me your phone number and I will call you back about your trip at my expense. Old Guys (Brian and Joanne.
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Old 01-19-2016, 07:48 PM   #31
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Sorry guys. I may have given you a bum steer because it is easier for me to go that way to get home. At 6 and 401 you would have to go east towards Milton and then north on area road 1 towards Mohawk raceway and casino and from there to your KOA. You may find it easier to just stay on 403 east toward Toronto until the Guelph Line which is that same area rd. 1. Take it north until you cross the 401 and arrive at Mohawk, You will have directions to the KOA from there. I can't tell you too much about the Guelph line as I think I have only ben on it once a long time ago. It is fairly winding whereas hwy. 6 is quite straight. If we talk on the phone we can both be looking at the same google map. Much easier for a 67 year old. Old Guys (Brian and Joanne)
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Old 01-19-2016, 09:20 PM   #32
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Canada, eh? My home and native land! Passports for all on board; very nice gateminders on the Canadian side; no guns allowed without proper paperwork. . .good luck with that one. Have a great trip and enjoy a beautiful country and people.
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Old 01-21-2016, 02:19 PM   #33
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Hey Stan, pm me if you want some non-touristy things while in the NF NY area.
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