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Old 06-22-2015, 04:26 PM   #1
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Free Overnighting in Canada

When on the road I often choose to overnight at Crackerbarrel, Pilot, or Walmart. In addition to being free, they are usually more convenient for a simple in and out overnight than finding, registering, etc. a nearby campground.

My question is, what's available like that in Canada, especially the Maritimes, PQ, and Ontario?
I'm planning a trip through those areas in July.

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Old 06-22-2015, 06:29 PM   #2
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Pilot, wallmart, highway rest stops can be used but sorry we don't have a cracker barrel .
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Most rest stops I've seen limit length of stay to a few hours. No camping at Walmarts around here.
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I have stayed at several rest stops. I have never had a problem. But I follow some self imposed rules. Don't set up camp. That is, stay attached to the trailer, don't deploy jacks, or the awning. If the police tell me to move, (which they never have) I want to be mobile in less then ten minuets.

I don't know where Glenn is, but I love BC rest stops.
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Most rest stops I've seen limit length of stay to a few hours. No camping at Walmarts around here.
Stayed in many rest stops in Ont and Quebec and never once been asked to leave but of course I'm not setting my awning up and lawn chairs around a campfire.
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Old 06-30-2015, 03:52 AM   #6
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You can't stay at any store parking lot in our area, but in Ontario in general you can get a permit to stay on crown (government )land . I have pulled over on the 400/401 series highways and never been asked to leave, even cooked a meal outside a McDonalds restaurant /gas bar, when my van broke down. But I always stayed hitched up, and seldom stayed more than 8-10 hours. What parts of Ontario are you traveling through?
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Speaking for the Maritimes, we have plenty of Walmarts who allow overnighting. It is commonly done.

Also, alot of folk overnight in fairgrounds, church parking lots, schools--especially now with school out, and along rural roadsides. Never heard of anyone being bothered by police. One thing though---New Brunswick doesn't have rest stops. I did ask a local gov't official once why not---used some lame excuse about wanting to provide opportunity for local businesses therefore they didn't "compete". Sounded like nonsense to me.
So that avenue isn't available here. Quebec has awesome roadside rest stops but I cannot speak to the ability to overnight in them.

Maritimers are, by nature, easy-going. I'd frankly be surprised if you were hassled.
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Most Superstores allow overnight parking too. Lots of free apps and websites list these places. This is one I have used.

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Thanks for the input. I'll be attending a rally in NB in mid July, with a few extra days to see some of NB, then travelling through PQ and Ont. to a family reunion above Barry, Ont.

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The Brockville Walmart and the Real Canadian Superstore next door allow overnights. North Augusta exit off the 401.
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rest stops in Canada.

In the last 4 years I've spent many a night in Walmarts car parks , never had any problums at all , omce I spent 3 days in the same parking lot, I like walmark, because you can use the McDonalds late night and early mornings , also the washrooms .
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