Top Three Canadian Road Trips
There’s something about summer that just screams ROAD TRIP! I don’t know if it’s because all my summer holidays as a kid involved significant time on the road, or if it’s just because road trips are a big part of our North American summer culture. Either way, there’s nothing quite like hitting the road with the windows down, the radio on, and car full of snacks. In Canada, with so much natural beauty all around us, I’m convinced that hitting the highway is one of the best ways to see everything our country’s natural world has to offer. With that in mind, here are my top three Canadian Road Trips.
Cabot Trail, NS
The Cabot Trail is one of Canada’s most famous road trip routes. It runs along the shoreline of Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia and is known for its incredible ocean views and old-growth forests. Cape Breton also has a unique culture all its own that you can discover for yourself on this 3-5 day journey.
Icefields Parkway, AB
The Icefields Parkway connects Jasper, Alberta with one of the province’s most beautiful destinations: Lake Louise. This parkway was rated one of the top road trips in the world by Condé Nast Traveller and is peppered with views of ancient glaciers, waterfalls, and jewel-coloured lakes.
The Gaspésie Tour, QC
For some French-Canadian culture take the Gaspésie Tour along the sea in Québec. On this road trip, you’ll get a mix of culture, history, and scenery. Along the way, you’ll find plenty of local French artisans and craft fairs, while in Pointe-au-Père you can visit the Maritime Historic site where the worst shipwreck in Canadian history occurred. For the more outdoorsy types, the Bonaventure area is full of beaches, hiking trails, and fishing opportunities.
Are you planning any road trips this summer? Leave a comment and let me know where you’re so I can get ideas for my bucket list!