Canada offers so much that you may have trouble deciding where to visit. Well, how about a road trip? You can see not only what your chosen destinations have, but also the vistas and towns in between. Here are four road trip ideas.
Cabot Trail, Nova Scotia
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The Cabot Trail starts in Baddeck, home to Alexander Graham Bell’s summer cottage. As you travel north on the scenic highway, Cape Breton Highlands National Park is a must-see. You can explore beautiful beaches and mountains there. Bring snacks and drinks with you because some stretches of the road have no place to stop for refreshments. But when you do see any small cafe, you should certainly pop in for some good food, drinks, and company. The trail ends at Margaree Harbour, where you can spend the last days of your trip reflecting on the unforgettable experience.
Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, to Winnipeg, Manitoba
At Moose Jaw, you’ll see one of Canada’s quirkier landmarks: Mac, a concrete moose that’s 10 meters (32 feet) tall. Next, you should visit Regina and Indian Head to see the RCMP Heritage Centre and the Grand Theatre. You can drive to Brandon to visit the Westman Reptile Gardens and see reptiles and other exotic animals. Winnipeg is a great place to finish. You can get a hotel room and spend several days exploring the city. On this trip, bring snacks and drinks for the long drives between stops — the prairie seems endless!
Viking Trail, Newfoundland and Labrador
The Viking Trail, beginning at Deer Lake and extending to St. Anthony, offers many experiences. Each town has unique offerings and accommodations. You can choose whale watching or take a boat to an iceberg. You can also dine in wonderful restaurants along the trail. Of course, it’s called the Viking Trail for a reason. You can visit an unearthed Viking trade port and tour L’Anse aux Meadows to see reconstructions of Viking buildings. Because the island has four seasons, what you’re able to do and what you need to pack varies. But whenever you go, you will have a memorable time.
The Gaspesie Tour, Quebec
The Gaspe Peninsula offers tours around some of the most beautiful places in Canada. The most impressive is the Gaspesie Tour, which begins and ends at Saint-Flavie. You’ll be inspired by the nature. You can hike, swim, snowboard, or do virtually any outdoor activity. The culture and architecture will also leave an impression. When it’s time to take a break, you can find restaurants that serve delicious food and accommodations that truly pamper you. Be sure also to visit any winery, mead factory, or microbrewery that you see. This is another part of Canada that has four seasons, so remember to pack appropriately for the time you’re visiting.
These are just a few road trip ideas you can consider. Canada has so much rich culture and natural beauty that the best way to see the country may be to drive from place to place.