Vans RV Numbers in Canada
RVs are fairly popular here & I wondered what our numbers actually were. So I figured a quick search through the Transport Canada data bases could cook up a quick survey, but... I soon realized the actual data lines were based on Registered Owners, not aircraft... and there wasn't consistency in Make and Model fields (eg. RV6A called by a different name) to do a clean search. These numbers are understated because I wasn't going to go thru a huge editing effort to get closer to actual counts, but it gives you an idea of how many RVs are flying up in the Great White North.
I gathered these numbers during my morning coffee break, If you have more time (& inclination), you could get the real & larger count.
----- RVs - owners
AB - 133 - 160
BC - 141 - 162
ON - 207 - 185
PQ - 66 - 75
the balance of RVs reside in the rest of Canada's provinces & territories
total CDN - 609 - 710 - so there at least 710 RV fanatics (plus a bunch of builders) up here
It was gratifying to see registrations for RVs I've built & owned over the years. It was also interesting to see RV partnerships out there. I thought 2 or 3 partners would be normal, but there is an RV-10 listing 6(!) partners - there should be some good stories from that!
So, why is it still, about every 4th airport I land at that someone will walk up ask 'What's that you're flying?' ??
built a few RVs, rebuilt a few more, hot rodded more, & maintained/updated a big bunch more
Last edited by Ralph Inkster : 01-19-2022 at 03:11 PM.