Unit Caravans of Region 10

One of the best bargains in our club is the member-led caravans. The club was started for caravanning, and hasn’t let up at all.

Click on this link to see the web page about WBCCI Caravans.  There are also short caravans

 

Alberta/Saskatchewan Unit #120 Caravans
The Alberta-Saskatchewan Unit is planning a Saskatchewan caravan from Saskatoon to La Ronge June 19 to 28, 2017. It will be limited to twelve rigs and have a stand-by list. Campground fees will be $300 CDN.
The tentative itinerary is …
June 19 ― Rendezvous at the Saskatchewan Snowmobile Club
June 20 ― Travel to Prince Albert via Batoche
June 21 ― Spend the day touring Prince Albert
June 22 ― Travel to La Ronge*
June 23 to 25 ― Tour La Ronge with day trips to Stanley Mission and Otter Rapids
June 26 and 27 ― Travel to Waskesiu spending two nights (a National Park Pass# is required)
June 28 ― Depart Waskesiu for home
* A three-day Provincial Park Pass is required at a cost of $19 CDN.
# The 2017 Parks Canada Discovery Pass (celebrating Canada’s 150th Anniversary) is available free online at Parks Canada. Participants must make their own reservations at the Beaver Glen Campground for these two nights. The telephone number is 306-663-4522.
To sign up for this caravan or to receive further information, contact Ted & Dona Dumont at ted9865@gmail.com.

British Columbia Unit #121 Caravans
The British Columbia Unit will be having a ‘Vancouver Island Culinary Road Trip Caravan’ August 12 to 25. It will rendezvous at the Oceanside RV Park in Saanichton where it will stay for five nights. There will be a side trip to Salt Spring Island, one of the Canadian Gulf Islands. It then moves on to Sooke for three nights. The next stop is Port Renfrew for one night with a final stop in Duncan for five nights.
The caravan dates have been set to take advantage of the discounted rates offered by BC Ferries during the summer months. Contact either Marilyn Van Iderstine (former Region 10 newsletter editor) at 604-535-1688 or Debra McGill at 250-338-6813. Note: This caravan is full and has a stand-by list.
To make it worthwhile for those who live on the mainland, a week-long rally (August 26 to September 1) has been organized at the Seal Bay RV Resort near Courtenay. From there one will be able to explore the northern half of Vancouver Island. You might want to stay the extra week if you are participating in the above caravan. The person to contact is John Nielson at 250-744-6760.
And then, if you want to be on the road even longer, some will take the ferry from Comox to Powell River for a ‘Seafaring Adventure Rally’ (September 2 to 6) at the SunLund By-The-Sea RV Campground. The person to contact is Joyce Christenson at 604-809-9321. This gets you back to the lower mainland. However, there is one more ferry ride to get down to Vancouver.

The British Columbia Unit is also planning a two-month caravan in Mexico, leaving Canada for Nogales, NM in early January 2019. The Mexico portion will be led and operated by Caravans de Mexico who is the only operator currently leading caravans deep into Mexico. This is not an ‘off the shelf’ caravan, but a custom trip covering the best that Mexico has to offer. It will be run by people who know their own country better than anyone and who can cater to the caravanners’ needs without reservation. Caravans de Mexico, a family owned and operated business, will take every step necessary to ensure that both the participants and their rigs will be safe. This includes being accompanied by a dedicated ‘Green Angels’ team (a Federal Agency) for security, roadside repairs, guidance and any route or traffic issues.
The caravan is being organized by B.C. Unit members Michel and Ellen Bourassa (#2568). The Bourassas have been to Mexico numerous times and know Caravans de Mexico‘s owner Don Gabriel Romero personally. The focus of the caravan will be cultural and educational with many layovers to enjoy small towns and of course Mexico’s incomparable beaches. The caravan will explore the central interior and include hotel accommodation in Mexico City before meandering to the coast where it will stay at a few small beachfront towns for five days or more. The return will be via the incredible one-of-a-kind Mazatlán-Durango Highway. The cost per couple is currently ballparked at $100 U.S. per day which will include all designated tours, campground charges, many meals and entertainment.
The caravan is still in the planning stage and nothing is written stone. So, if you are interested and have your own dreams of Mexico, Michel may be able to accommodate them.
In the months to follow Michel will be providing a detailed itinerary and a description of planned attractions and events. Then he will be accepting reservations. The caravan is for Airstream owners only and will be limited to ten to twelve rigs. Michel may be reached by telephone at 250-539-3683 or by email at rmbourassa@gmail.com.

 

Idaho Unit #035  Caravans

The Idaho Unit is planning a short (approximately 1,050 miles return) caravan and rally September 17 to 24, 2017. It will rendezvous in Boise and travel north to Grangeville and will overnight at the Bear Den RV Park. The next day the caravan will continue north to Coeur d’Alene where it will spend five nights at the Blackwell Island RV Park. The itinerary while there is:
Tuesday the 19th ― a cruise on Lake Coeur d’Alene
Wednesday the 20th ― a side trip to Cataldo, Kellogg and Wallace
Thursday the 21st ― a side trip to Buck Knives and Post Falls, then return for dinner at the Cedars Floating Restaurant
Friday the 22nd ― a side trip to Sandpoint with a stopover at the Bird Aviation Museum at Sagle
The caravan departs for home on Saturday morning, stays overnight again in Grangeville and arrives Boise on Sunday.
If you would like to know more about this caravan, please contact co-hosts Fonny & Mim Davidson at 208-336-8325 or mimad@cableone.net
Montana Unit #061 Caravans
North Cascade Washington Unit #138 Caravans
Oregon Unit #090 Caravans
The Oregon Unit is working on a series of ten-day educational caravans covering Eastern Oregon. The area will be broken up into quadrants with caravans being scheduled over the next four to six years. The daily travel would not exceed 250 miles and the caravans would stay at least two nights in each location.
The first caravan will cover the northeast quadrant and will rendezvous in the Port campground at Cascade Locks. There will be a brewery tour and a presentation by the Port Manager on how the community has revitalized itself. The second stop will be at the Corp. of Engineers campground in Plymouth, WA where there will be a wine tour and a presentation on the very strong agricultural economy of the region. The third stop will be at Wallowa Lake with a tour of Zumwalt Prairie and a discussion of the role tourism plays in rural economies. The RV park there offers an unobstructed view of the reservoir which has been designated a trophy trout fishery.
Side trips from Wallowa Lake include a beautiful back roads drive to Heppner with a fly fishing ‘clinic’ and the opportunity to try those skills in the reservoir adjacent to the RV park and take turns on the water in a couple of boats.
The last stop (to be confirmed) will probably be at Sisters with a tour of the Ed Beacham clock shop and hopefully a presentation by a city official about the infrastructure improvements that have supported significant increase in Sisters’ development over the last 15-20 years. Ed is a master clock maker.
If this caravan is of interest, contact Bruce Sorte at sorteb@peak.org. The size of the campgrounds will limit the number of participants to 22.
Washington Unit #112 Caravans
The Washington Unit is holding its annual Fishing Caravan May 16 – 23. The caravan, led by Michael and Leslie Medford, will be visiting Curlew and one other lake. For further information, the Medfords may be contacted at michael.m.medford@gmail.com.

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