Looking for an awesome way to spend the spring or summer? Forget tourist traps, resorts and theme parks and try something new. A road trip across Canada is an awesome way to experience the best of North America’s beautiful natural world and vibrant culture! If you love travel and sightseeing, you’ll love a Canadian road trip.
Why Road Trip Canada?
Unlike the United States, Canada is an ideal country to road trip. You can see most of the main sights while traveling a straight path across the country. Most of Canada’s major cities are located in a line across the southern border, so you can drive straight through all the best destinations without any confusing twists and turns.
At a glance, it doesn’t seem too hard to pick top Canadian destinations for your road trip. After all, everyone wants to see Montreal, Toronto, and Vancouver. However, you will have to make some choices about what to see and what to pass up, especially if you have a tight budget or schedule. It usually takes about two weeks to get all the way across Canada. If you’re going from coast to coast, consider stopping into the following cities: Halifax in Nova Scotia; Fredericton in New Brunswick; Quebec City and Montreal in Quebec; Ottawa, Toronto, Sudbury, and Thunder Bay in Ontario; Winnipeg in Manitoba; Regina in Saskatchewan; Lethbridge in Alberta; and Vancouver and Victoria in British Columbia. Along the way, take some time to camp and enjoy the outdoor world of Canada’s beautiful wilderness, particularly in Alberta and British Columbia’s mountains.
Of course, not everyone can manage a trip all the way across Canada in one go. If you’re limited to a shorter excursion, you’ll still get to have an incredible road trip experience. To choose your destinations, think about what you want to do. Camping? City adventures? Bed and Breakfasts in small towns? There are plenty of incredible trips to take. You can spend a week camping along the Saskatchewan River, or perhaps hit the interesting cities around the great Lakes. The important thing is that you know what you’re interested in and outline your top destinations before you go.
Budgeting. Don’t we all hate that word? Unfortunately, it’s necessary when you’re travelling across Canada. Once you have your list of destinations, do some research to find out what is in the area. Compile a list of your top attractions, their prices, and then pick which ones fit into your budget. But only after, you’ve figured out how much you’ll need to spend on food and accommodations.
What You Will Need
If you’re going to take the trip into Canada, make sure you have everything you need before heading out there. It’s old school but regardless of what you’re doing you’ll need to bring paper maps (in case your GPS goes out). Bring along those snacks, and a sense of adventure but most importantly don’t forget to bring a travel journal—you won’t want to forget a single moment of your adventure!
Spring and summer in Canada is fantastic and CanadaStays will help you find the best accommodations for your spring or summer travel plans with friends or family. Whether you want to rent a vacation rental in Quebec City or even try bringing the family to have some fun on the east coast and rent a vacation rental in Halifax, CanadaStays can help you.