Wendy & Graham Check-Ins

Date Place Comment
December 2nd, 2021 Salto Grande Aduana ARGENTINA - URUGUAY

One hour and ten minutes to clear customs and immigration on a Thursday morning with a bit of a line-up. First, you will be checked for PCR and vaccinations. We know we made mistakes for the on-line declaration but they corrected it for us. TIP process was easy but you must have insurance. No check of vehicle.

December 1st, 2021 Camping El Paraiso

The campsite is free until 08 December but you must check in at the south entrance. We were the only ones in the beautiful north area. Electricity and water easily available. Washrooms are open but there was no hot water for shower. The attendant warned us that this would be the case. Very quiet and peaceful. Lots of shade among the trees. No wifi.

November 29th, 2021 Hotel Paraiso

This is a convenient place for vehicle storage if you must leave the country. It is not far from the airport at Montevideo. In Uruguay, you may have the TIP for one year. The storage fee is $50US per month. You can contact Silvia or Heinz at [email protected]

November 29th, 2021 Hotel Suizo

This is a great place to leave your vehicle in Uruguay (which allows one year for the TIP). Rolf Haber will look after your vehicle while you are away. He charges $60US per month. The place is secure and you can also camp here before or after starting your journey. You can take a bus to Colonia to take the ferry to Buenos Aires or you can organize a road trip (about 2 hours) to Montevideo.

November 23rd, 2021 La Ponderosa

Lots of room here. Very quiet on a week night. (Busy on the weekends.) Easy access to water, electricity and wifi. Swimming pool(s) available. Toilets and showers old but in decent shape. On the beach with access to kilometers of shoreline walking. 350 pesos per person per night plus 350 pesos per night for the rig. Expensive, but you are paying for access to the beach. We stayed for two peaceful days.

November 23rd, 2021 Campo Aleman

You will be welcomed warmly by Gunter and his partner. And the swimming pool is gorgeous. However, we would suggest that there may be some challenges for big rigs (which can be overcome!). Gunther kindly helped us find our way to the entrance for big rigs, but we would not have found it ourselves. We are 3.2m high and there is still a considerable amount of bush to bypass with this height. Also, in the big rig parking area, there is no easy access to electricity, water (unless you want to carry cans) or wifi. You must go to the main building. Although we are self-contained, we really wanted to fill our water tank. We did not stay overnight and so we could not appreciate other attractions of this peaceful place. Also, we did not inquire about the price.

November 20th, 2021 Camping Fortaleza St. Teresa

Beautiful beaches and lovely trails. The fort is well worth a visit and the bird sanctuary is really interesting. The south entrance was the only open entrance on 20 Nov 2021 but you can easily move north within the park to camping areas A and B which seemed to be the only sections open. They were full on a Saturday night, mainly with tents but the place was still very quiet. Electricity and water are available to most sites. The bathroom situation is not good, indeed. Try to find a site near an open and operating bathroom before you settle as you will otherwise have a long walk. The fee for three days was 1080 pesos for two people and a camper. Very reasonable and worthwhile. We loved it and stayed for three days. No wifi but a good cell signal.

November 19th, 2021 La Posta de la laguna

Peaceful place just off the main highway. A very friendly Italian-German couple (Franco and Eva) are the hosts. They are fluent in Englsh, Spanish, German and Italian and they can give you all sorts of guidance. They maintain their own garden and beehives: the property is interesting to explore. The swimming pool is open. The sites are shaded and there is room for a big rig and several van-size rigs. The price in November 2021 is $10US per person per night.

November 16th, 2021 Paraiso Suizo

The GPS co-ordinates will bring you right here: look for 'El Sueno' at the end of the road. Silvia and Heinz are friendly welcoming hosts. The property is directly on the coast so you can go for a long walk on the beach. The camping area is spacious and the bathroom is excellent and clean. A washing machine is available. The price in November 2021 is $17US for one person and if there are two of you, you must pay an extra $8US. So the total for two people and a camper is $25US.

November 13th, 2021 La Chacra Holandesa

This wonderful, amazing and relaxing campground is fully functional and as welcoming as ever. The facilities are spotlessly clean. The wifi is fast and the hosts are super accommodating, easy-going and multi-lingual. They can help you with repairs, special projects and transportation to the nearby bus stop if you want to visit Montevideo. The pristine swimming pool is especially inviting. There's a sauna too. There are many fascinating little sitting areas to relax and interesting animals to keep everybody entertained. The price is $15US per night for a camper and two adults.

November 3rd, 2021 Granja Hotel Suizo

We are back at the beautiful Hotel Suizo after an 18-month interval away due to Covid. Our vehicle was in great shape after being cared for by the host, Rolf Haber. Rolf also picked us up at the airport after a long journey from Canada and helped us organize an appointment for the PCR test. Electricity, water, wifi, showers and swimming pool all functioning in this beautiful and peaceful place. The restaurant is closed indefinitely.

September 17th, 2021 Walmart

Be sure to park in the area next to the TD bank. A security guard asked us to move (after we were all set up, of course) from the main parking area. Anyway, it is quieter in this area and you are more likely to pick up the TD bank wifi.

September 16th, 2021 Serpent River Campground

Immaculately maintained and clean place. Friendly host. There is a little noise from the highway but it is not bothersome. Spacious sites. No sewer at sites but dump station is available. However, the price ($55 per night) is expensive for our budget although it was good value for the fee.

September 15th, 2021 Walmart

Big parking lot. Lots of room. This Walmart is far enough away from the main highway that it is quiet at night. Be sure to go to Customer Services before parking to check that staying overnight is OK and to thank Walmart for this wonderful parking service.

September 14th, 2021 White River Tourist Information Centre

The Tourist Information Centre was closed, but we checked with several people nearby and all reported that there is no problem staying overnight. Go to the back and you will not hear any traffic noise. A water hose is nearby as is a dump station. There was no sign indicating that a fee was necessary for the dump station. Very pleasant place. We were not able to get a password for wifi.

September 13th, 2021 Fort William Historical Park

Peaceful place. Lots of room. $39.95 for a site with water and electric. Separate dump station. Fast wifi. Very friendly staff. No problem finding a level site.

September 11th, 2021 WalMart - St Mary's Road

The parking lot at this WalMart is huge. You can pick your spot. Try to stay away from the noisy roadway. We checked at Customer Services before parking. Wifi OK from St Vital Mall.

September 10th, 2021 Virden Lions Campground

For $30, we were assigned a spacious full service site. There are lovely shade trees all around. Very quiet, although only a few minutes off the TransCanada Hwy.

September 9th, 2021 Walmart Moose Jaw

Friendly WalMart. You can park on the far side, adjacent to the golf course, and it is very quiet. We could not pick up a WalMart wifi signal but open sites were picked up from Staples and Freshii.

September 8th, 2021 JS RV Services

If you need excellent and urgent service for your RV or trailer, visit JS RV Service just off the Trans-Canada Hwy. Our 'trailer brake disconnection' warning had been flashing off and on for about 3 days. We thought it was a faulty connection, which we cleaned, but we decided we should check it out. Jeff at JS RV Services was amazing. He determined that the brake drums and magnets were badly worn. (We saw the evidence!) In spite of his busy operation (popular guy) he had us sorted in about two hours and we were back on the road again. We were highly impressed. He also offers a mobile service.

September 6th, 2021 Centennial Park Campground

We only stopped here for lunch and had a nice chat with the friendly staff. A full hookup costs $38. There are no discounts for weekly or monthly stays.

September 6th, 2021 Bridgeview RV Resort

$66.00 per night (full hookup), after a Good Sam discount and minus the reservation fee (as we just turned up). Well-maintained grounds. Friendly and helpful staff. Immaculately clean washroom, showers and laundry room. On the negative side, the sites are crowded - we could look into the rigs on either side of us, and hear them clearly. We managed to pick up decent wifi (parked close to the router) but if you want more wifi, you must pay per device. You must also pay for showers. The worst thing is the traffic noise which is loud and constant all night. Access from the highway is tricky so watch the highway signs carefully. Some beautiful trees provide shade.

September 6th, 2021 George Lane Campground

We drove by this pretty campground in High River. The co-ordinates are now correct for the entry to the park. Water and sani-dump are available, but not at individual sites.

September 5th, 2021 Walmart

Smaller than average parking area and a bit tricky to get level but we found a good space (near the garden centre) on a Sunday night. Friendly and welcoming staff. Lots of shops nearby. We checked at the adjacent Canadian Tire and they do NOT allow overnight parking but they have a good wifi signal. No signal from WalMart.

September 3rd, 2021 Wilcox Creek Campground

The previous User said it all! On a Friday and Saturday of the long Labour Day weekend, this campground was only half full. The Wilcox trail is not really difficult (as described) ; it is well marked and you can take your time going uphill. It is beautiful. Caution: most sites are quite short - perfect for tenters - but there are some sites that big rigs can use. Look around. There is drinking water and a sani-dump station. At an elevation of +2000 meters, it can get quite cold at night.

September 2nd, 2021 Snaring River Campground

Very beautiful campground. Lots of room. Spacious sites. $24.85 per night. No services. No wifi. Nice walk to bridge near overflow area.

September 1st, 2021 Grande Cache Municipal Campground

$40.25 for a site with water and electric. No damp station in the campground but there is a free dump station a couple of streets away. Beautiful sites, well-spaced. However, we were really annoyed when our Visa bill showed that we had been charged a $5.00 booking fee. Originally, we were told the fee was $34. Be sure to get the fee straight. Wifi did not work. Grande Cache is a nice town.

August 31st, 2021 Rotary RV park

Clean park. A couple of minutes from the Visitor Centre which has a great museum about the Peace River region. All the big shops are nearby. Sites are paved but not level and very tight. You will have to unhitch your truck if hauling a trailer and you will be close to your neighbour. Traffic noise. Beautiful paved trail starts from campground. $44.10 for a water/sewer site. 3-way sites available. Sani-Station available for free for registered campers. Friendly staff at reception. Access controlled.

August 30th, 2021 Tubby's Car Wash and RV Park

$37.80 for full service site (water, electricity, sewer). Excellent fast wifi. Clean showers. Clean laundromat. Close to nice walking trail into town. Indoor facilities to wash your rig. Sites are tightly packed. Friendly staff. Note: Visitor Centre closed on Sun and Mon.

August 28th, 2021 Walmart Ft St John

Easy access off the Alaska Highway. Lots of reasonably level parking space by the garden centre. Checked with friendly Customer Services and we were told that it is OK to stay for one night. Good grocery shopping in WalMart and many other shops nearby. Visitor Centre within walking distance.