The world’s second-largest country by total area, Canada is a highly popular destination for international travellers. The breathtaking natural landscapes, culturally rich cities and innumerable tourist attractions have been admired by people around the world. Interestingly, there are 17 World Heritage sites in this country.
If you believe travel is the only thing that makes you richer, do try out a road trip in Canada. Meandering through the countryside, you will be able to beautifully experience the place. Driving your own vehicle, you can easily control your departure/arrival time, itinerary and stops along the way. You may even end up saving a significant amount of money if your friends are part of the expedition. Here’s our pick of top 5 road trips.
Icefield Parkway, Alberta
Considered as one of the world’s most spectacular drives, the Icefield Parkway connects Banff and Jasper National Parks. During summers, you can admire the huge glaciers that sit atop the grand Rocky Mountains. Apart from this, you can stroll on the spectacular Glacier Skywalk. The bright-coloured mineral water of Peyto and Moraine Lake will startle you for sure.
This road trip can be certainly adventurous and challenging! Located in a remote area, this 1246 km highway gets dusty during the summers and faces extreme weather and road conditions in the winters. It runs through dense wilderness with absolutely no roadside services. You are advised to carry two spare tyres for this journey. The concerned government provides loaned satellite phones for travellers.
The Cabot Trail
Cabot Trail is a highway and a scenic roadway in Nova Scotia. This 298 km route offers impressive coastal views, highland greenery and warm Celtic and Acadian hospitality. You can hike/camp at Cape Breton Highlands National Park and play golf at the popular Highlands Links. There are several artisan shops that sell creative artworks by the natives. Furthermore, this seafood trail is renowned for lobster and crab dishes.
New Brunswick: Fundy Drive
Driving on this road, you can watch some of the highest tides of the planet. The whales rising and breaking through the surface of the water and fog-bound forests stretching up to the vast sea will mesmerise you further. There are other interesting tourist attractions on this way, including the popular Fundy National Park.
Vancouver to Tofino
As an avid traveller, this road-trip is a must for you! From Horseshoe Bay you can take a ferry to Nanaimo, then hit the Pacific Rim Highway for a beautiful, breezy drive with gorgeous views of mountains, lakes, coast and dense rainforest. On the way, you can halt at Coombs Country Market for buying mementos made by natives. You can even leisurely walk through the Cathedral grove – a forest of Douglas fir trees.