Explore the great outdoors with Gears of Travel

Need a change of scenery? Gears of Travel Adventure has trucks that are tough enough for Canada’s backcountry and comfortable enough for your best sleep ever.

A True Adventurer is a self-reliant one. One whose road begins at the end of their comfort zone, but who can also appreciate all the comforts of a good camper — look we’re not getting any younger, okay? Luckily there’s Gears of Travel Adventure bringing the best of both worlds to your next (or maybe even your first) Canadian backcountry experience.

Gears of Travel's rugged 4x4 trucks have been voted Overland Vehicle of the Year and are built to accommodate living from your vehicle while you drive through Rocky Mountains, past crystal clear glacial waters and under the brightest stars you’ve ever seen. The Canopy Camper combines the easy drivability of a car with all the convenience of a camper: lots of headroom, a flip-away bed that sits on top of the truck’s back-bed (your back will thank you later) and power sockets.

The set up is way easier than pitching a tent at night in the rain (we’ll pass) so you can spend more time enjoying the open road and less time arguing with your adventure buddy over who’s sleeping on the tent’s wet spot again.

Their two rental locations in Calgary, A.B. and Kelowna, B.C. offer a great starting point for exploring what’s best in the west, from the Okanagan Valley’s wine region to the picturesque Moraine Lake in Banff. You can choose your own adventure or request a custom made itinerary that factors in your driving skill level. When the day is done, bring out your vehicle’s extendable awning that’s beyond easy to assemble and relax to the sound of a crackling campfire under your own private terrace in the wilderness.

All camping gear and equipment like cook and dinnerware, a portable toilet, camp shower and fridge are included so all you need to bring is your sense of adventure and maybe some extra clothes. As with any adventure, there’s always unexpected turns in the road, so that’s why Gears of Travel offers a flexible cancellation policy. It’s easy to be totally off-grid and self-sufficient when you have everything you need in your temporary home-on-wheels. Afterall, home is wherever you park it.

EscapismTO readers will receive a 25 per cent discount on daily Gears of Travel Adventure rentals with code: ESCAPISM.

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