Whether you’re headed to a grand destination or simply out for a drive, these are our favourites to take. Now, go hit the (open) road.
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Alberta: Icefields Parkway (aka Highway 93)
The Icefields Parkway (aka Highway 93) connects Banff and Jasper National Park — and is famous for its gorgeous views and sweet drives. Moraine Lake offers road-trippers Instagram-worthy photos and you're sure to spot wildlife roaming around (add that to your story).
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British Columbia: Nanaimo to Tofino
If you're on the mainland, you'll need to grab the ferry to Nanaimo but once you're back on land, hit the Pacific Rim Highway for a gorgeous, twisty drive through ancient temperate rainforests with mountains and the coastline as the backdrop. And don't worry about packing your surfboard; you can rent them there.
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Alberta: Calgary to Lake Louise
If you can time it just right, you can catch some of the Stampede before embarking on your trip to Lake Louise. Take the time to roam the area, go on a gondola ride and luxuriate in Banff Springs. Keep in mind, you might need close to a week for this relaxing trip.
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Nova Scotia: Cabot Trail to Sydney
The curves of the picturesque coastal highway will wow you and if possible, reserve a tee time at Cabot Links, the country's first true links course.
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Ontario: Tobermory to Manitoulin Island
This is a road trip you'll want to pull over for. Enjoy fishing villages and local eats before boarding a ferry to Manitoulin Island. Lift your foot off the petal and take in the wonders of the water during the two hour ferry before arriving at the largest fresh water island in the world.
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Quebec: Montreal to Quebec City
It's up to you whether you want to make this an efficient highway drive or a relaxed road trip through historic towns, lush wineries and quaint shopping districts. How much time do you have? For more on our home and native land, don't miss the most beautiful cities in Canada.
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Ontario: Windsor to Stratford
Whether it's a day trip or a weekend getaway to catch a play, the charming town with its historic inns and scenic river is a great place to escape the real world.
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British Columbia: Vancouver to Whistler
The Sea to Sky Highway will take your breath away, but make sure you stop in the logging town of Squamish before hitting the ski village.
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Prince Edward Island: Points East Coastal Drive
Not exactly a lengthy jaunt but that doesn't make it any less stunning (you might not believe you're in Canada). The unforgettable dune system at Greenwich in PEI National Park to the lighthouses to the gorgeous beaches, the only thing that'll distract you are the eagles and seals that might come into view.
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Alberta: Calgary to Drumheller
The short drive to the hoodoos, which were formed almost 75 million years ago, are a sight to behold.
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Ontario: Ottawa to Kingston
Head down and hop on a sightseeing cruise of the incredible Thousand Islands.
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Manitoba: Winnipeg to Nopiming Provincial Park
Experience this prairie province on wheels. The trip from Winnipeg to Nopimig Provincial Park takes about two and a half hours. Pro-tip: Plan to camp — as your daily hikes will let you experience at least a few of the 700+ lakes available at this park.
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British Columbia: Abbotsford to Kelowna
Once you escape the lower mainland and all the construction that goes with it, revel in the mountain views as you head to wine country. And make sure you bring your appetite.
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Ontario: Lake Superior’s North Shore
Cruise along the North Coast of Lake Superior to experience some of the treasures Northern Ontario has to offer. Marvel at the sparkle from the world's largest fresh water lake as you cruise around it. This is a bucket list experience that shouldn't be missed.
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Ontario: Toronto to Prince Edward County
Whether it's a romantic getaway or girls' weekend, the three-hour drive will be worth it once once you get to your destination. Do anything from indulging in a little spa time, lazing on the beach, going on a wine tour, or eating delectable and locally grown food.