Monthly Archives: August 2016

A Little RVing, A Little Fishing – A Perfect Combination

Posted by | Destinations

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You’ve been eyeing that motorhome in your driveway. Not too long ago you picked up that rig from your Alberta RV Dealer and have been thinking about a road trip ever since. With summer coming to a close, thoughts of doing a bit of salmon fishing come to mind. Why not find a campground that offers the best of both worlds?

Summer brings the sockeyes, pinks and Coho salmon to British Columbia’s Vancouver Island. The Chinook, also summer arrivals, are found in the Juan de Fuca Strait through the month of September. The fish are on their way to the waters of their birth to spawn. On the way they feed hungry bears, eagles and lucky humans who happen to catch one.

Victoria – South Vancouver Island

Victoria, British Columbia’s capital, offers camping and fishing opportunities at the Pedder Bay Resort & Marina. Arrive in August and take part in the resort’s “Bite Me Derby” which targets Chinook salmon. Bring your own boat to launch onsite or rent one. Private charters are offered. Fishing licenses and gear are available at Peddar Bay. The campground itself offers both pull-thru and back-in sites, some with ocean views and most surrounded by trees. Open March 1st through October 31st.

Sooke – South Vancouver Island

Sooke is an oceanside town roughly 30 kilometres west of downtown Victoria. Salmon fishing is a local passion. The Sunny Shores Resort & Marina offers campsites with full hook-ups, picnic tables, campfire rings, store, laundromat and washrooms. Choose from a tree lined campsite or one open to the sun. An onsite mini-golf course, which for some strange reason has 19 holes, offers ocean views while you play. Bring your own boat and launch at the onsite marina or sign on with a fishing charter heading to the Juan de Fuca Strait. Salmon runs last from the end of May through September. The campground is open year round and other types of fishing charters are offered. Fishing licenses, bait and tackle are available at the onsite store.

Stamp River Provincial Park – North Vancouver Island

August is also the best time to visit the Stamp River Provincial Park in Port Alberni. This is when the returning salmon gather in front of Stamp Falls before starting up the fish ladder. Fishing is allowed in designated areas on either side of the falls. The season runs from the 15th of June through the 15th of November. The fish, which are still running until the first part of December, attract bears and eagles, offering some memorable photo ops. The campground can handle RVs up to 32 feet long. Drinking water is available as is an onsite dump station. Campfire rings are available. This is wilderness camping, so be prepared for wildlife visitors, particularly at night.

Visit Woody’s RV World

Before heading out to fish in British Columbia, stop by Woody’s RV World in Alberta. Whether you need RV sales, service, or accessories to get your RV ready for some fishing, we can help.

EverGreen RV Clearance at Woody’s

Posted by | RV Feature

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There’s no better time to get into your dream EverGreen travel trailer, fifth wheel or toy hauler than now. We’re offering huge discounts on brand-new and pre-owned EverGreen RV models for our summer EverGreen clearance event. The following are just a few of the must-have models that are ready to be towed away for unbelievably low prices, but you’ll have to log online or stop in and see us in Calgary, Edmonton, Red Deer, Grande Prairie or Leduc to find out about them all.

Bay Hill 340RK Fifth Wheel

We’ve taken more than $30,000 off the MSRP of this Bay Hill 340RK, so you can start living your full-time RV lifestyle sooner than expected. This pre-owned 2015 RV looks and feels like new, but you’ll notice a big difference when you see the price. Enjoy the industry’s leading features, like a gel-coated fiberglass exterior, ceiling crown molding, LED lighting, en electric fireplace, stainless steel appliances and Corian countertops, for a fraction of the cost of a brand-new, luxury fifth wheel.

Sun Valley 283BHLTD Bunk Model Travel Trailer

Upgrade your family’s RV lifestyle today with this pre-owned Sun Valley 283BHLTD Bunk Model travel trailer. We’ve taken more than $10,000 off the MSRP, so you can enjoy more space and some of the industry’s leading luxuries for a more affordable price than ever before. You’ll enjoy a full-size, residential kitchen, full entertainment center, spacious bathroom, master bedroom with queen bed and optimal storage space, an outdoor awning with LED lighting and countless other touches that are guaranteed to improve every camping experience.

Tesla 3212 Toy Hauler

This like-new 2015 Tesla 3212 toy hauler fifth wheel is the RV you need to take your adventures to the next level. Bring your motorcycles, kayaks, ATV, bikes and other adventure gear along for the journey without losing interior space. Enjoy the convenience of a 12-foot garage, 3,000-pound capacity ramp door, welded aluminum sidewalls, 40-gallon fuel tank for your toys and a 174-gallon fresh water tank, so you can stay off the grid even longer.

Alberta Events You Don’t Want to Miss This August

Posted by | Local Events

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Alberta shines a little brighter in summertime, and the kids heading back to school doesn’t mean your summer needs to end too. August is one of the warmest and most exciting months in the province, and the following three outdoor events are ones you won’t want to miss.

Cariwest Caribbean Arts Festival — Edmonton

Cruise over to Edmonton to the must visit Cariwest Caribbean Arts Festival, taking place on Aug. 5, 6 and 7. The three-day-long festival brings the beauty, arts and culture of the tropics to Alberta and has been doing so for three decades. Dance to island rhythms, explore exotic cuisines, watch mind-bending performances and shop until you drop at the annual festival held at the City Hall and Churchill Square.

Calgary Reggae Festival — Calgary

Experience the island vibes again at the annual Calgary Reggae Festival, held on Aug. 18, 19 and 20. Also known as Calgary ReggaeFest, the event is guaranteed to introduce you to new music, new crafts, new foods and plenty of fun. This family-friendly event is loaded with live music, entertainment and activities to keep everyone engaged. Find more festival information and tickets at ReggaeFest.ca.

P.V. Daze — Evansburg

Head to downtown Evansburg for the annual Pembina Valley (or P.V.) Daze event. This village of Evansburg celebrates P.V. Daze every year with a car rally, a barbecue at the Legion, a pancake breakfast, parade, farmers’ market, kids activities, beer gardens, live music and so much more. This year’s festival will take place on Aug. 18, 19 and 20, and you can call (780) 727-3526 to find out more about the events, performances and full schedule.

See all of August’s best events by cruising throughout Alberta in the comfort and convenience of a new RV from Woody’s. Stop in and see us at our Woody’s RV World locations in Calgary, Edmonton, Grande Prairie or Red Deer.