John and Jan

Age: 65+

Member since November 2016

Outdoor travellers, field naturalists, retired managers and engineer

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Jan and I like to spend time outdoors exploring wherever we are. We are constantly on the go around home and travels here and there. I have a workshop and Jan loves to cook. Value friends and family. Respect nature and always cleaning up the roadside garbage wherever we are. Photography, hiking, canoeing, field naturalist trips are our activities. We do like RVing a lot.

Skills & Expertise to Share

Good as RV & auto mechanic. Electrical modifications specifically.

John and Jan's Pets


Favorite Boondocking Locations

Desert states. National Forests

John and Jan's Hometown

Canada, Ontario: Ottawa / Pakenham / Almonte

John and Jan's Guest Details

John and Jan's Rig

Rig Type: Fifth Wheel

37 feet long

2003 Titanium 32E37 5th wheel + 2006 Chev 3500 dually = 48.5 feet when hitched up. 600w solar panels + 4x golf cart batteries. One slideout.

John and Jan's Travel Preferences

  • Has a tow vehicle

John and Jan Has 1 Host Location

John and Jan's Host Location

Pakenham, ON, CA
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John and Jan's References (17)

References from Guests (15)


October 2019

Short but sweet stop-over

Although Jan and John were busy the day we stopped over they kindly agreed to our stay. John took the time to mark out a level spot and send a friendly welcoming email. Fortunately, we did get a short visit with them that evening and a chance to thank them. Yard was lovely and our time there restful. Enjoy your new house!
Our apologies for the delayed response - a major rain/wind storm in Wawa disrupted the phone and Internet service.


October 2019

Perfect hosts

Had a wonderful stay at John and Jan and a nice visit. Lots to talk about. Hope to meet them in the future again.


September 2019

Lovely quiet peaceful night!

Very accommodating hosts! We enjoyed an after dinner get together with them and enjoyed conversations about lots of places we had all been. Also it was fun comparing rigs as we are both Titanium owners. Sorry we missed seeing your new house John! Such pretty country. Thanks so much !


July 2019

Nice location

Beautiful spot with lots of room. We were made to feel very welcome. ( Even after I blew a fuse....) We were even given some local maps and brochures.

Everyone we met there had something really interesting going on.

Would highly recommend this gracious host.


April 2019

Great host!

John is a great host and I hope to stay at his location again on other Trans Canada journeys.
Nice quiet area!


April 2019

Awesome spot!

We were a little late arriving, but were still greeted immediately. John had not been feeling well, but we still had a brief chat about the setup.
The weather for our stay was very rainy, but we had a nice spot to park with no mud.
We had a nice quiet nights rest.
Looking forward to staying over again at this location on our way home next week.


August 2018

Two Highly Experienced Fellow Travelers

John and Jan are an incredibly interesting and generous couple. They exemplify the value proposition for using Boondockers Welcome as a terrific way to share space for those of us on the road; but additionally, they demonstrated the benefit of meeting folks with common visions and values, and build relationships over time with folks who are exceptionally interesting. After our stay we drove away feeling a loss that we did not have more time to share stories from our extensive experiences. We look forward to visiting again when we are in these parts in a year. The location we camped in was very quiet and comfortable. We will stay in touch with them.


July 2018

Great stay!

We've had such a great stay with John and Jan. They live at a nice, quiet place, with a garden where we could put our RV. Electricity was provided. John and Jan are very nice people and we had a wonderful evening together. Lovely people! John and Jan, thank you for your hospitality.


June 2018

Nice place

Thank you so much. We had a nice stay at your place. Enjoyed very much chatting with you.


May 2018


Beautiful property. Warm friendly greeting. Would stay there again.

Denis and Nathalie

May 2018

Welcoming hosts and quiet location

We spent one night at John and Jan’s boondocking location. Our hosts were very friendly and provided us with great information on the area. We wanted to go hiking and they suggested some nice trails. John also mentioned a spot where we could see interesting plant fossils on the side of a road just a few minutes from their location. This was our first stop of the day after leaving their place in the morning. We got some beautiful photos of these fossils! We also really enjoyed the recommended trails! We had a restful night on their wooded property in the country. We highly recommend John and Jan as hosts!

Gordon Borg

September 2017

Great Hosts

We stayed on their property Sept. 2017. Excellent hosts providing many recommendations for sight-seeing in Ottawa.
Parking is in two driveways, backing in from the road is a bit of a challenge for our 60 ft truck and trailer, but do able.
Thanks to John and Jan


September 2017

Good place to stay

We had a good time staying 2 nights (Sept.12-13) at this location. Hosts were friendly and most generous supplying us with helpful information on the area and use of their gazebo! We highly recommend staying at this safe place.


September 2017

Quiet place to stay

We enjoyed a 2 night stay at John and Jan's with 2 friends in their own rigs. Space was tight for the 3 of us but John was very helpful getting us in. We were very happy with the hospitality and enjoyed an evening of getting to know them. The use of the screened in gazebo was a nice meeting place for our group. Thank you for a wonderful stay.


July 2017

Big thanks

We were very impressed with the Boondocking at John and Jan's place. It was quiet and enjoyable for the time we spent there. We had car problems and are very thankful for John's help driving with Joe to town to have the problem resolved. This is one great place to stay. Thanking you very much for a great time at your place and we wish you all the best for the new place you are developing.
Gabi and Joe

Personal References (2)


August 2019

What a nice and quiet place

Thank you very much for your hospitality. You have a very nice place in the country. We should have had more time to share with you and your wife. Good luck with your new house.

A former member

May 2019

Relaxing days

It is a beautiful and quiet place. The hosts were very hospitable. Her open and helpful nature made the stay very enjoyable.