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Canadian RV Shows See Strong Attendance

March 20, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Go RVing Canada announced the official attendance numbers of recent RV shows from across the country. Thousands of Canadians visited their local RV show this winter to take advantage of historically low prices that are at an eight-year low, according to a Go RVing Canada news release. 

Shows and exhibitions have taken place across Canada and have seen strong attendance numbers, as more and more Canadians discover the freedom, flexibility and fun of the RV lifestyle, according to the news release. 

Attendance figures for many local RV shows increased right across the nation. Overall show attendance was increased by as much as 19% from previous years. In many instances, daily attendance numbers highlighted show-stopping traffic, with reports of up to a whopping 39.5% increase on the Saturday, marking the best Saturday ever in the history of the show. 

This weekend marks the opening of the Chilliwack RV Show, with shows also slated for Quebec City, Quebec, Sidney, British Columbia, and Kitchener, Ontario, in the coming weeks. 

“In today’s economic climate, Canadians are increasingly looking for ways to save money and make their recreational dollars go further,” said Go RVing spokesperson Alana Fontaine. “It’s no wonder Canadians are heading to their local RV Show. We haven’t seen prices this low since 2001.” 

Fontaine explained that with the decrease in prices for RVs themselves, gas prices have also been cut by more than half in the past year, making operational costs for RVs lower than they have been in past years.

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