Status and the latest info about Campgrounds of Canada.

  • Celebrate Spring and try campgrounds of Canada for free! 2 years ago

    Hi Canadian Campground and RV Park owners! Now is a great time to start your full listing! Not just because this is the best time to start promoting your business for the camping season 2012, but also because you can try out our site for free!

    Use coupon code: SPRING2012 to receive $CAD24 off - which means that if you choose a one year period - your listing is free!

    Please note: this coupon code is valid until May 1st 2012; coupon has no cash value and you can only use it once.

  • As you already have seen - we did a complete redesign of our site. I know - the blog is still wearing his old jacket. It was a lot of work - but I really like it! What do you think?
So what is changed ? Well all the graphics have been replaced. The listings are presented in a whole new way - and we implemented a lot of ‘under water’ improvements. Most of them for SEO - like all our static content is coming from a cookie-less domain. And all the JavaScript is at the bottom of the page. Technical stuff like this will make the whole experience even better!
In the coming weeks we will tell you more about the new parts of the site - one new feature I would like to point out right now: coupon codes! When a you claim a campground or add your outdoor business to our site - you may enter a coupon code. Be sure to read our next post as we are celebrating spring and our new website with a special coupon code! :)

    As you already have seen - we did a complete redesign of our site. I know - the blog is still wearing his old jacket. It was a lot of work - but I really like it! What do you think?

    So what is changed ? Well all the graphics have been replaced. The listings are presented in a whole new way - and we implemented a lot of ‘under water’ improvements. Most of them for SEO - like all our static content is coming from a cookie-less domain. And all the JavaScript is at the bottom of the page. Technical stuff like this will make the whole experience even better!

    In the coming weeks we will tell you more about the new parts of the site - one new feature I would like to point out right now: coupon codes! When a you claim a campground or add your outdoor business to our site - you may enter a coupon code. Be sure to read our next post as we are celebrating spring and our new website with a special coupon code! :)

  • Where are you going camping this summer? 2 years ago

    It may seem early and you’re probably still enjoying the ski season to the fullest. Good for you. But as you’re recovering from a day in the powder, it would be a good idea to start thinking about where you would like to go camping this Spring and Summer.

    Many campgrounds fill up quickly. People start reserving a spot as early as March. Especially the weekends fill up fast. And July and August are usually busy all week long. So if there’s a specific area or campground you would like to visit, why not look into it now? Most campgrounds and/or RV parks are happy to take your reservation now.

  • Welcome back! It is February 2012 and we are getting ready for a brand new camping season. We are working on lots of different improvements - more about these later. For now, as you might have seen already, I changed the campgrounds of Canada graphic a little bit. Hope you like it!

    Welcome back! It is February 2012 and we are getting ready for a brand new camping season. We are working on lots of different improvements - more about these later. For now, as you might have seen already, I changed the campgrounds of Canada graphic a little bit. Hope you like it!

  • Payments 3 years ago

    If you claim or add your Campground, RV Park or Camping related business ( more about these later; for now you can read more on the Commercial Listings page ), you will pay using PayPal.

    PayPal is secure, fast and easy. Even if you don’t have a PayPal account, you can use your credit card to pay. Payments are processed real-time - which means you can start your listing within 2 minutes!

    But, since you asked, you may also pay by Cheque. This payment method is not real-time, but it will get you your Full Listing!

    How does this work?
    Start with finding your city and see if your business is already listed. If it is - click Claim and pick for how long you want to claim it (we offer 1 year, 2 years and 3 years).

    If your business is not listed yet, then add your business yourself. Then choose how long you want it.

    Finally click ‘Claim’ to review your order. On the bottom you will see this:

    PayPal or pay by Cheque

    1) Click on ‘Pay using Cheque’.
    2) Click on this link to email us all the information we need. The message body is already pre-filled. If you want you can add more information.

    Email the request and we will contact you! Awesome. Pay by Cheque. It can be done now! :) Please note that it can take up to two weeks before you can actually start with your full listing if you choose to pay by cheque.

  • Edit your listing - the Listing Wizard 3 years ago

    When you claim a listing and the first time you edit your listing: the Listing Wizard will help you out to get the most out of your listing.

    In 9 easy steps you will see your listing become a ‘website on a page’ !

    STEP 1 - Overview / main data

    STEP 2 - Short and Long description

    STEP 3 - Upload your logo

    STEP 4 - Google Maps and Driving directions

    STEP 5 - List and Describe your Sites

    STEP 6 - List and Describe your Amenities

    STEP 7 - List and Describe your Activities

    STEP 8 - Your Rates

    STEP 9 - Upload your Photo Gallery

  • Edit your listing: step 9 - the last step! 3 years ago

    Step 9 is the final step of the wizard. And it is a fun step: uploading your photo gallery. Also it is an important step because a picture is more than a thousand words! Visitors to your listing page will check these photos. So use your best ones!

    STEP 9
    You may upload .jpg, .png and .gif images. Make sure that the photos are landscape oriented and at least 800x600 pixels. Don’t upload photos bigger than 2000x2000 pixels as that will take a long time. Photos are scaled automatically after uploading. Also you can provide a name and description for each photo!

    The upload process:

    1. Select your photos. Start with at least 6 photos. But more is better. A good number is around 15 photos. But use ONLY your BEST photos.

    select photos

    Select your photos and it will look like this:

    1. List of selected photos.
    2. If you want you can remove a photo from the upload queue.
    3. Click ‘Start Upload’ to start the upload. If you selected a lot and/or large photos - this can take a while.

    step 9 - files selected

    Wait for all the photos to be uploaded. When they are ready you will see thumbnails of the uploaded photos:

    step 9 - photos are uploaded

    But don’t click on ‘Save’ just yet!

    1. Give each photo a name.
    2. Enter for each photo a short description
    3. Use the ‘X’ to delete a photo
    4. use your mouse to drag and drop a photo to change the order of the photos.

    Photo names and descriptions are good for your visitors - but also good for the search engines - so do not skip!

    And then you’re done with the wizard! Click ‘Save’ to finish and congratulations: you have an awesome listing on campgroundsofcanada.com !

    done!

    So what’s next? Well, you can edit your listing 24/7. Just login; select your listing and edit. You will see that the edit form is all these steps in one big form. Couldn’t be more easier !

  • Edit your listing: step 8 3 years ago

    Step 8 is all about your rates. We’re almost done! :)

    STEP 8
    All our fields are optional , so if you want you can choose not to show rates. In the form you will see three types of rates: Unserviced, Electric + Water and Full service sites. If you want you can select the correct price range. Since rates change in time ( high season, low season) you can also use the free text field to write down the rates.

    1. These steps are already done!
    2. The current step in the wizard is orange.
    3. Rate ranges.
    4. HTML editor to write down your rates in your own words.
    5. Click ‘Save’ to save and continue to the last step
    6. This is the last step! :)

    step 8

    Click ‘Save’ when you are done and you will be taken to Step 9 - the last step - automatically.

    The next step: ‘Photo gallery

  • Edit your listing: step 7 3 years ago

    Step 7 is listing and describing your Activities.

    STEP 7
    It is almost the same drill as the amenities from step 6: first you select which activities can be done. Select ‘yes, onsite’ if this activity can be done right on the campground. Select ‘yes, nearby’ if the activity is nearby.

    1. List of activities
    2. Your own Activities description text. Use the HTML editor to tell more about activities (and events) for your guests.

    step 7

    Click ‘Save’ when you are done and you will be taken to Step 8 automatically.

    The next step: ‘Rates

  • Edit your listing: step 6 3 years ago

    Step 6 is listing and describing your amenities.

    STEP 6
    We have quite a long list of amenities. These will be used in the upcoming search form - so make sure to check all amenities that your campground has to offer! If you have amenities that we’re missing in our list - just let us know and we will add them.

    1. List of Amenities - check all that apply
    2. Your own Amenities description text. Use the HTML editor to tell more about your amenities.

    step 6

    Click ‘Save’ when you are done and you will be taken to Step 7 automatically.

    The next step: ‘List and Describe the Activities