If you’re dreaming of a road trip in a beautiful serene part of the country and you’re not sure where or which direction to go, perhaps you should head for Canada. Canada has some of the finest cities and areas not only to travel through, but to take in and enjoy the breath taking surroundings as well. The top 5 most popular Canadian city road trips you can travel are Sea to Sky Country in British Columbia, Stratford Ontario, Icefields Parkway Ontario, Coastal Drives of Prince Edward Island and Pelee Island Ontario.
Sea to Sky Country, British Columbia
The Sea to Sky Highway 99 that begins just outside of Vancouver in Horseshoe Bay is a 125 km route that offers great diversity. Along this route you will not only be able to travel from city to city, but also explore some fabulous little towns, one of which is named Squamish. In the town of Squamish, there are lots to see by way of Aboriginal culture paraphernalia and various forms of art designs.
While these quaint little communities may peek your interests, you will be traveling through the beautiful western part of Vancouver’s Howe Sounds where you will find an area called Sewell’s marina with spectacular oceanic views. Next, you will find several coastal rain forests and provincial parks that include wildlife, water falls that pour out over steep cliffhangers and mountain peaks leading up to a popular European resort village called Whistler.
Stratford makes a wonderful city to place a pause on your road trip and stay for a day or two at one of Stratford’s historic inns. Stratford is a small town of historic 19th century appeal.
Although this little town also offers a quiet river, known as the Avon River, it is most known for its performing arts and annual Stratford Summer Music Festivals. The festival features outdoor concerts as well as jazz and classical theater shows. Then take in some visual arts and shopping at Stratford’s various boutiques for fine china and other imports.
Next you’ll never get bored searching for the same old places to dine at the many number of world-class restaurants, homemade fudge and ice cream shops, wine and coffee bars to suite every taste bud.
Icefields Parkway, Alberta
Who says you can’t see an ice glacier in the summer? Well, be sure to set your GPS to head for Icefields Parkway in Alberta. During the summer months, roadsters can board an ice explorer and travel out along the surfaces of the Athabasca Glacier to see some of most breath taking ice glaciers one can see.
This glorious winding stretch of highway runs about 230 km between Jasper and Banff. Here you can’t help to pump the breaks and stare at all the snow-capped Rocky Mountains and waterfalls. While passing through the edges of the Great Divide, you will explore scenic green meadows.
Coastal Drives, Prince Edward Island
Prince Edward Island is a huge scenic island. Your road trip to this island will take on another adventurous twist with a huge bridge leading onto Prince Edward. This bridge is known as the Confederation Bridge.
Once your road trip has led across, travel over 1000 km of three scenic coastal drives including the North Cape Coastal Drive, the Central Coastal Drive and the Points East Coastal Drive.
Pelee Island, Ontario
Pelee Island of Ontario, also known as Point Pelee is the most southern point of Canada. This is another road trip must stop and stay. Pelee Island is a beautiful oasis located on Lake Erie. Here you will find miles of wetlands and grassy prairies.
Also at Point Pelee, you can take the ferry car that is accessible from the town of Kingsville to visit some of the island’s rarest habitats and diverse cultural insights.
If you’re thirty for something other than water or soft drinks, Pelee Island is traditionally known for its fine Vin Villa Winery, which is the largest winery estate in Canada.
Sam Moser is a freelance content writer who has written almost exclusively for the web since graduating from the School of Journalism at Ryerson University in Toronto, Ontario. He has recently been travelling through Canada in search of the best the country has to offer (including cheap car rentals).