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RV Rentals in Calgary

Ready for your next motorhome tour in Canada? Welcome to Calgary, an Albertan city that goes by the nickname of ‘Cowtown’. Calgary offers the perfect blend of a thriving cultural hub and a portal to Canada’s phenomenal landscapes - perfect for a campervan experience. With so much to see and do, picking up a Calgary RV rental is the best way to explore this cosmopolitan city and your ticket to an unforgettable road trip.

What are you waiting for? Travel in comfort and style and begin your campervan tour in Canada with a motorhome rental from Calgary!


Hop in your RV Calgary rental and discover more of this cosmopolitan city.


Booking Calgary RV rental with Motorhome Republic

With a population of around 1.6 million people, Calgary is larger than the Alberta capital of Edmonton, which has just 1.3 million and is only about 3 hours away by a campervan. This city is perhaps most well known for the annual Calgary Stampede, a summertime festival that embraces the city’s ‘cowboy’ culture.

Search for cheap camper rentals Calgary offers, and choose from a wide array of vehicles for your Calgary RV needs. Motorhome Republic has 11 RV fleets that can help travellers find the perfect RV hire, regardless of the number of people in the group or the budget for the campervan holiday.

What to do with your Calgary motorhome hire

One of the best places to go with your RV rental from Calgary is straight to Banff, a resort town in the Banff National Park just 1.5 hours away. The national park itself offers quintessential Canadian views that will take your breath away, with azure blue lakes, lush forests and looming mountains like something out of a postcard. Whether it’s summer or winter, a campervan trip on the Banff gondola is a must for unforgettable views of the Canadian Rockies so don’t forget to steer your campervan rental Calgary to this wonderful landscape.

At the border of Alberta and British Columbia, you’ll find the Columbia Icefields 4.5 hours from Calgary with your RV rental. The glacier runs alongside Highway 93, and once there, you can take a guided walk or drive (in a specialized vehicle) across this seemingly endless display of ice.

Edmonton is another worthy stop in your motorhome tour, as it’s just three hours from Calgary and offers a myriad of activities and attractions no matter the time of year. Visit the zoo, the Royal Alberta Museum, the corn maze, and Hawrelak Park, or cheer on the Edmonton Prospects at a softball game in summer.

The Canmore Caverns are only an hour west of Calgary and make for a great stop at the start or end of your camper rental trip in summer or winter. The most popular attraction here is the Rat’s Nest Cave, an undeveloped mountain grotto where you can take a guided tour of the system without handrails, built-in lights or walkways for a more natural excursion.

Rent RV in Calgary and visit all these attractions with ease. The flexibility it offers is perfect for any road trip in Canada.

Best times to get RV rentals in Calgary

Depending on whether you’re in Alberta for the snow or the sunshine, your best time to get campervan rentals and visit Calgary can vary hugely.

The warmest months are June through to August, which is when most events are scheduled and when temperatures average between low 70s and high 60s (Fahrenheit). You can get quite a bit of rain throughout this season so be prepared for wet days, too...

For snow sports enthusiasts, November to March can be the perfect time for an RV rental Calgary trip with average highs reaching between roughly 25 and 35 degrees Fahrenheit.

Shoulder seasons in spring and fall can be a little chilly at times but are often cheaper. No matter the season, always check the campervan rental you’re getting to make sure it’s prepared for the weather at the time of your motorhome tour.


Head your campervan rental to Calgary's tower and witness the city's stunning symbol.

Calgary Campers: Rent a Motorhome

Calgary is the perfect place to rent an RV or campervan and hit the open road for a Canadian adventure. Arrive by air and head out on one of the several main highways, which all come to a crossroads in the city. The Canadian Rockies nearby are a great destination, best explored via the freedom of a motorhome rental.


A Growing City

As a wealthy region that popped up quickly in the prairies following the oil boom, it’s easy to dismiss Calgary as all flash and no substance – but this couldn’t be further from the truth. Visitors will enjoy the cowboy culture and western friendliness, and Calgary is becoming increasingly cosmopolitan as economic prospects expand far beyond oil. Come with your camper rental and see for yourself.

People flock to Calgary for the yearly Stampede, one of the world’s biggest rodeos. They also come for the nearby Canadian Rockies and many ski resorts – hence the added convenience of travelling in motorhome rentals / rental RVs. The city offers an increasingly diverse dining scene, youthful nightlife, clean streets and modern infrastructure.

Where to stay in Calgary

The hotel range in Calgary is quite standard. Most chains, from budget to high-end, have a location in the city and are often used by workers on business. For something a little different, try the Fairmont Palliser. While still a chain, it’s located in a landmark heritage building. The Wicked Hostel near Stampede Park is a good option for solo travellers on a budget, as hostels and bread & breakfast options are limited.

Calgary is extremely RV-friendly and there are numerous campground options. The Calaway RV Park & Campground is near a family amusement park, while Coyote Creek Golf & RV Resort is ideal for those with a set of clubs. Choosing where to park motorhome rentals Calgary will not be a problem with these options to choose from.

Annual Calendar: Beyond the Stampede

The Calgary Stampede is the biggest event of the year: a 10-day celebration including live music, rodeo competitions, chuck-wagon racing, agricultural exhibits and plenty more. It’s held at Stampede Park, which doesn’t sit vacant for the rest of the year. It’s an extensive event space which hosts sporting contests, shows and concerts. The Calgary Folk Music Festival is held in July in Prince’s Island Park, the Calgary International Children’s Festival at the Epcor Centre in autumn, along with a range of cultural festivals celebrating different parts of the world - Afrikadey, Fiestaval, the Chinatown Street Festival and Carifest. Get the feel of the city and be like a local during your Calgary RV rental adventure.

Calgary RV Eats

You have plenty of choices if you want to eat out and get a different taste aside from the food from your motorhome kitchen for a while. The culinary scene has certainly expanded over the past few years and there are some gems to be found. Alberta’s agriculture and farming adds depth to the menu, with local produce and meats and farmers’ markets popping up in the city. Don’t be afraid to jump in your Calgary RV rental and explore the city. There are restaurants with cuisines from all over the world, with a special interest in Asian and Mediterranean. Favourites in downtown Calgary include innovative Teatro, the scrumptious soul food at Model Milk, and Rush with its fantastic visible wine cellar. Park up your motorhome rentals and explore these places to enjoy their delightful treats.

Calgary Cowboys and Culture

Calgary is located between the Canadian Rockies to the west and prairies to the east, an important RV rental pit-stop on the Trans-Canada Highway between Vancouver and Canada’s eastern provinces. The Bow and Elbow rivers converge in the city, putting it at the crossroads of paths both man-made and natural.

Oil is how Calgary made its money, but the city is diversifying and no longer a one-trick pony. The flashy cowboy culture remains, and there are certainly a lot of big belt buckles about during the Stampede. However, there is more depth to the population and culture in Calgary now, as the city expands and the economy branches out. Its people come from all walks of life and have put their stamp on this growing urban centre.

Let Calgary entertain you on your motorhome tour

There is somewhat of an Olympic legacy in Calgary, which was home to the 1988 Winter Olympics. The Olympic Plaza is a lovely place to sit outside in summer or go ice-skating in the winter. Located centrally, it also hosts many special events and festivals. The Olympic Park offers great views of the city from the top of the ski jump, as well as an on-site museum and skiing and snowboarding facilities in the winter.

Head your motorhome rent to yet another attraction. Glenbow Museum is the place to go for the history of the city and plenty more. Besides travelling and permanent exhibits of cultural, military, indigenous and natural histories, it houses a lot of art with a collection of over 33,000 works. With your RV hire Calgary, there is always something new to see - and the museum is very close to the centre of Calgary, so just pop in while shopping and sightseeing.

Amazing mountain resorts are also close by. Jump in your Calgary RV and head west on the Trans-Canada Highway. This will get you to Banff in 90 minutes - just one of the lovely alpine towns in the collection of National Parks which cover the Canadian Rockies. Snow-sports rule in the winter, while in the summer you can enjoy hiking, climbing, fishing and boating, as well as the great scenery. Rent an RV in Calgary for great freedom of schedule and travel in this wonderful area.

In case you have some time to spare, grab a camper hire in Abbotsford, or you could go a bit further to Hamilton. Alternatively, head west and drive your RV rental from Calgary to Vancouver or go south to pick up a motorhome in Langley, and then cross the border to travel through the United States.

Finding your way around Calgary on your Camper

Trains and buses are the best options for getting around unless you have a rental vehicle - in which case, the city is easy to drive by car or camper. The public transit system incorporates buses and a light rail network called the C-Train. This is free for 14 blocks along the length of 7th Avenue, and elsewhere it costs $3 for a 90-minute transit ticket, which also gives you access to the buses. But of course, you can always take advantage of the convenience of renting your own Calgary RV.

Looking to get in or out of the city? Planes arrive and depart Calgary International Airport frequently, with flights to and from major North American and European cities. Inter-city buses such as Coach Canada also run routes through Calgary. You can also check motorhome rentals from other cities:


Motorhome Republic has got your campervan needs covered with varied options from the most trusted motorhome rental providers, no matter where you are.

The Weather Outlook in Calgary

The climate in Calgary is quite warm when compared to many Canadian cities. Summers are pleasantly balmy but not sweltering, and cool in the evenings - perfect for an RV hire Calgary tour. Winter is cold, but not bitterly so, and quite dry with periods of snow and thaw. There are many sunny days year-round, so bring your sunglasses!

Motorhome Rentals in Calgary

Get the Best RV Rental for Your Calgary Vacation

Calgary has numerous motorhome rental companies. A handy tip for sorting the best rental is to assess exactly what you want, from 2-berth campers to larger RVs to rent, standard to luxury, and searching online. You will find motorhome rentals in Calgary from all kinds of companies, including Fraserway RV Rentals and Canadream.

Calgary Motorhome Rental Brands

Here’s our guide to the various rental brands available to help you search and compare RV rental Calgary prices and make a decision with no worries for your campervan tour in Canada.

Real Value RV Rental, Fraserway RV, Compass Campers Rental RVs

The variety of campervans and motorhome rentals available at Real Value RV, Fraserway RV and Compass Campers in Calgary ensures you’ll find the right RV rental vehicle for the right price. Real Value RV and Compass Campers have a similar range of motorhomes, starting out with two-berth RVs in a range of sizes, and including three- to six-berth rentals fitted with their own onboard bathroom facilities, basic kitchens and luxurious interiors. Fraserway RV Rentals adds its own immense selection of rental vehicles, such as a simple van conversion for budget trips, a truck camper for small family getaways, and large C- and A-Class luxury motorhomes that resemble hotel rooms on the inside with more than enough space for four or six people. The Calgary depot for these brands is at 536 Kingsview Way SE, Airdrie, which is roughly 20 kilometres from the airport, a trip of 20 minutes or so. Your transfer is complimentary whether you’re coming from the airport or a nearby hotel, all you need to do is arrange this in advance with the company. Note that if you are flying in from an international destination, you cannot pick up your Calgary campervan rental on the same day so you must book a hotel or motel for your first night. The office here is open from 8:30 am to 5 pm Monday to Friday, and on Saturdays from 8:30 am to 4 pm.

Ambassador RV Rental

Ambassador RV specialises in C-Class motorhomes for extremely comfortable road trips around Canada. The smallest of the RVs to rent is a 22-foot slideout with room for up to six people, a bathroom and a well-equipped kitchen. The largest motorhome available through Ambassador is a 29-foot six-berth Ford luxury home on wheels. There are also 24-foot and 27-foot versions on offer if you don’t need quite so much space. Ambassador RV Rental doesn’t have a physical depot in Calgary, so when you rent a motorhome with this brand they will meet you at Calgary International Airport when you land or at your hotel to deliver your RV to you. At the end of your hire period, you will either leave the motorhome in airport parking or at your hotel - these details will all be discussed when you collect the vehicle. If you are looking to pick up or drop off your motorhome on a Sunday, public holiday, or outside normal office hours, you will be charged a fee.

Cruise Canada RV Rentals

Cruise Canada has three categories of RV rentals - compact, standard, and large. The compact RV is a 19-foot three-berth motorhome with ABS brakes, a fresh-water toilet, shower, a microwave and cooktop burners and automatic transmission. The next size up is a 25-foot maximum five-person RV with a bathroom, small kitchen, V8 engine, power brakes and power steering. A large RV from Cruise Canada is up to 30 feet in length, has room for up to seven people and all the features and mod cons to create an on-road home away from home. The depot is located in Calgary at 2980 26th Street NorthEast, which is 12 kilometres from the airport or a 20-minute taxi ride. You will need to make your own way to the rental depot, which is open Monday to Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm and closed on Sundays and public holidays. Cruise Canada does not allow for same day pick ups of rental vehicles if you have just flown in from overseas, so be sure to book accommodation for your first night if that’s the case. If you are late in returning the motorhome, you may face a fee of $25 per hour.

Go West RV Centre and Casual Camping RV Rental

Go West RV and Casual Camping share a hire depot at 540 Meridian Road North East in Calgary, roughly 15 minutes from the airport. These two brands represent one of the largest ranges of motorhomes and campervan rentals you will find in one place in Canada. Casual Camping offers motorhomes of between 20 and 24 feet with space for five to six people and on-board bathrooms. Go West RV’s biggest motorhomes are 30 feet and come in double and triple slide configurations with room for up to six people. These are followed by rental RVs in the 20-something foot range, as well as a handful of two-berth van conversions, compact motorhomes, and sprinter vans. Most of these RV rentals are from big brand names such as Winnebago, Jayco and Coachmen. The depot location is open from 8 am to 4:30 pm Monday to Saturday, and is closed on Sundays and public holidays. Transfers are available during scheduled pick-up and drop-off times and only from airport-based hotels.

Canadream RV Rentals, West Coast Mountain Campers and Enviro Campers

Open from 8 am to 5 pm Monday to Saturday from October to the end of April, and 8 am to 6 pm seven days a week for the rest of the year (May through September), Canadream, West Coast Campers and Enviro Campers offer a doorway to the Canadian Rockies and surrounds. The depot is at 292154 Crosspointe Drive, Rocky View County, which is 11 kilometres from the airport and 25 kilometres from the city. You can get an airport taxi to the depot, or you can take advantage of the complimentary transfer service from Calgary Airport or selected airport hotels. Canadream cover a range of RV options, from the largest six-berth maxi motorhome right down to the standard two-berth van camper. West Coast Mountain Campers have three deluxe motorhome options, including compact super van conversions, maxi motorhomes and mid-sized motorhomes. Enviro Campers add their own selection of campers and RVs with everything from standard van conversions fit for two, to 30-foot motorhomes with all the features to make your trip incredibly comfortable. Be sure to check in online before picking up your motorhome rental Calgary to cut down on the processing time and get on the road sooner.

Useful tips for your motorhome rental Calgary road trip

Take heed! These simple tips will help you make the most of your motorhome holiday in Canada.

  • Brush up a bit on Canada’s road rules before driving Calgary RV rentals. Although they are a Commonwealth country, Canadians drive on the right - this is the most important rule to remember!

  • When driving in the Rockies and other low population density areas, try to stock up on fuel when you can, in case you leave civilization behind for a while.

  • Familiarize yourself with the RV rental vehicle before leaving the depot. You don’t want to realise too late that you don’t know how to empty the black water.

  • Driving RV rentals Calgary during winter? Make sure you have a survival kit in your vehicle - this is recommended for anyone driving in Canada during the colder months.

RV Rentals Calgary - Frequently asked questions

RV rental Calgary who should we use?

There are a number of reputable RV rental suppliers operating out of Calgary, including Cruise CanadaBest Time RV and Fraserway RV Rentals, but the best way to find a vehicle that’s right for your holiday is to search and compare all your various options and reviews on Motorhome Republic, then rent an RV Calgary that suits you best.

How much does it cost to rent an RV in Calgary?

RV rental prices will go up and down a bit based on time of year and vehicle availability. Find and compare a huge range of vehicles from different motorhome rental suppliers and book the model that’s perfect for your holiday and your budget. You'll also get an instant confirmation message at your email address once you finished your booking.

Can I get a pet-friendly Calgary RV rental?

Usually, you may bring your pets with you in your Calgary rental RV. Owners of pets should always make sure to check the terms and conditions of the campervan hire supplier.

Are there RV rentals with unlimited mileage?

Yes, major companies usually offer unlimited mileage when rent motorhome Calgary with Motorhome Republic. On each RVs for rent Calgary listing, you will be able to view if this option is available. If not, you'll be able to check the additional rates for extra miles.

Can I do a one-way RV rental?

Yes, major campervan suppliers usually offer one way RV rentals. Check out our website and see available pick up and drop off locations for your motor home rentals.

Do I need a special driver’s license to drive a motorhome?

There is no special licence needed for renters. Anyone who wants to drive a Canada RV rental Calgary needs to bring their own valid original driver’s licence.

Do I need to clean the RV before returning it?

Yes, you may want to clean the RV rental Alberta Calgary before returning it. As much as possible, maintain the same condition the way you collected the vehicles.

What is the average cost to rent an RV for a week?

The exact rate for your RV rental Calgary Canada will change depending on seasonality, location, and vehicle availability. But the week-long hire rate is around CAD $628 ($99.75 per day). To get a better idea on pricing for the particular vehicle you require for your next tour, visit our website so you can compare and book the perfect vehicle from the best RV rental company Calgary has.

What is the cheapest way to rent an RV?

The ideal way of getting a cheap RV for rent in Calgary is to book it early - around 3 to 6 months before your pick up time/drop off date. But if it’s not possible, Motorhome Republic allows you to take advantage of the renting camper deals so you could start your journey. Search and compare Calgary RV rental prices to find the most suitable motorhome for you. We made it easier by getting all the best camper for rent Calgary readily available for you. You do not have to go through multiple sites, just simply head to our homepage to find the best RV rental Calgary that suits your needs and schedule.

Do RV rentals offer delivery?

Many RV for rent Calgary suppliers offer delivery and setup services, usually for extra pricing or within a certain distance of their locations. Each listing shows whether or not camper rental Calgary delivery is an option.

What’s included in the RV rental?

All Calgary motorhome rentals are fully furnished with essentials like linen and bedding, kitchen, and general equipment. Also, you will find your rental RV's tablet GPS to help you navigate your route. Moreover, your rent RV Calgary already includes unlimited kilometres. If in case you have questions with insurance, any extras/amenities, or you need roadside assistance, contact us and our 24-7 support team will be glad to help.

Got other destinations in mind aside from Canada? Why not check out our easy to drive campervan rentals in the United Kingdom? You may also opt to go anywhere in the United States or Australia. Plenty of options are available for you with Motorhome Republic!