For many Canadians, recreation vehicles (RVs) are a convenient way to travel and enjoy the outdoors while providing some of the comforts of home. For others, it is more than a way to travel; it is a way of life. Given this, it is no surprise that recreation vehicles have a significant impact on the Canadian economy. The purpose of the 2018 Economic Impact of the Canadian Recreation Vehicle Industry is to estimate the level of economic activity supported by the RV industry in Canada.
The economic activity generated by the RV industry is considerable and multi-faceted including everything from the manufacturing, sales and service of RVs to expenditures to use, store, maintain and travel in RVs. In total, the RV sector generated an estimated 66,000 jobs and delivered $4.7 billion in added value to the Canadian economy from an initial expenditure of $6.1 billion in 2017.