Top 3 Road Trips on a Cross Canada Adventure
Canada, even as vast as it is, makes for an excellent country for a road trip thanks to its diverse outdoor environments, its unique cityscapes, and its varied culture from one coast in the Atlantic all the way to the Pacific. Not only that, but there is a huge amount of expanse to travel to from north to south if beautiful nature is something that excites you. To even be in such an environment behind the wheel is still a moving experience for many.
With that in mind, let’s take a look at some of the top road trip destinations on a cross Canada adventure.
1. Ottawa to Ontario
Along this journey, you are able to see lots of sandy beaches in places like Grand Bend, the cultural capital of Canada in Toronto, and the resplendent Niagara Falls, which is on everyone’s to do list. Along the way, don’t miss Thunder Bay, which is home to Fort William Historical Park. This is a model of what a town on the frontier looked like, with the sight-worthy Kakebeka Falls and a fur trading post.
If you are into novelties, check out the largest coin in the world affectionately known as the Big Nickel, and for science geeks, there is the interactive science exhibit known as Science North. There is a 30,000-island tour for your enjoyment in the Muskoka-Georgian Bay area, and for your entertainment, there is no shortage of theme parks, zoos, and casinos. Niagara Falls is must-see, with plenty of accommodation options; it is recommended that you find a Fallsview hotel around here for the best views. Finally, the Art Gallery of Ontario and the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto is not to be missed. Don’t forget to check out the CN Tower as well.
2. Vancouver to Tofino
Over on the west coast in British Columbia is a totally different experience of Canadian life. This is a worthy journey for those who reside in other parts of the country as well. You will be treated to incredible views along the Pacific Rim Highway; stay focused on the windy roads while you take in vista after vista of lakes, some rainforest, and the beautiful coast. Do not forget your surfboard when you get to Tofino, and you can also catch some waves in Ucluelet; while not as well known as the former, it still has some big waves to ride. Hiking, fishing, local markets and even whale watching, this route has it all.
3. The Cabot Trail
The Cabot Trail, situated in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia, will have you reminiscing of the first time you watched Anne of Green Gables. This is a well-worn trail for good reason, having been ranked at the top of the list by major travel publications recently. With costal views, cliffs, beaches, golf courses, and of course all manner of waters sports like fishing, kayaking and scuba diving, this is truly a postcard experience and is perfect for those that want to mix some adventure water sports into the mix of their road trip.
Although the above three routes are among the most common, regardless of where you travel to in Canada, you’ll be met with some of the most stunning landscape that you’ll ever see and a once in a lifetime experience that will be hard matched.