RV vacations on the rise in both Canada and the U.S.
Earlybird RV Show and Sale at Abbotsford’s Tradex, Feb 18 – 21
ABBOTSFORD, BC (February 4, 2016) – Earlybird RV Show and Sale organizers are optimistic that a trend towards Canadians staying at home for vacations will result in more people turning towards RV’s for their primary vacations plans. A recent Conference Board of Canada report showed that Canadian travel within the country increased by 2.8 per cent last year and is expected to increase again by 2.4 per cent this year – primarily due to the low loonie and lower gas prices.
“There is no question that a low Canadian dollar and lower gas prices are encouraging people to spend their vacation dollars closer to home and many of those individuals look toward RVing,” says Amanda Henschell, organizer of British Columbia’s biggest spring RV show. “Every year we see more people attending our show and sale. I expect the 2016 show will attract even more attendees as fans from past years and curious onlookers recognize RV’s make for a perfect holiday because they allow for flexibility in planning and in many cases are simply more affordable.”
Lower gas prices and a low Canadian dollar support a growth trend in the RV industry.
In Canada, the Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association of Canada reported since 2012, the RV industry had been growing steadily with a marked increase in RV sales in 2014 when 14 percent of all Canadian households owned an RV. In the U.S., the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association reported for the first month in 2015, RV sales were up by almost 12 per cent. They also forecasted the remainder of the year would show sales were higher than they had been
since 2006 as more of the travelling population started to recognize the benefits of RV vacations.
Henschell says this year’s Earlybird RV Show & Sale is the perfect opportunity for people looking to either enter the RV vacation space for the first time, or upgrade their current RV as they make vacation plans.
As in years past, this year’s show will feature hundreds of the newest RV models in all price categories. Attendees will get to see the ultimate display of all RVs, destinations and products as well as hear the latest tips and travel advice on a wide range of topics from industry experts.
EVENT: Earlybird RV Show & Sale
DATES: Feb. 18 – 21 2016
LOCATION: TRADEX – Fraser Valley Trade & Exhibition Centre, Abbotsford – 1190 Cornell St.
HOURS: Thursday, 10:00am – 9:00pm; Friday, 10:00am – 9:00pm; Saturday, 10:00am – 9:00pm; Sunday, February 21, 10:00am – 5:00pm.
ADMISSION: Adults: $8; Seniors: $6(60+); Youth: $5 (13-19); Children: Free (12 & under); Family Pack: $20 (2 Adults & up to 4 Youth); Multi-Day Pass: $10 (Adults and/or Youth). Cash, debit and credit accepted.