What to Love About Canada
You can pack your bags, rent a vehicle and begin on an exploration of this beautiful country which offers limitless road stretches that can take you on a lifetime of adventure. We have hand-picked the top 3 road trips which will take you through some of the most beautiful areas in the most vibrant cities in Canada.
- Vancouver to Tofino, British Columbia
If you are flying in from another city or travelling from Vancouver, the Vancouver to Tofino tour is a great place to start a road trip. You can move from Horseshoe Bay to the Namaimo by ferry, then drive on the Pacific Rim Highway to enjoy the scenic windy drive along the lakes, mountains whilst enjoying the ancient temperate rainforest. If you are lucky enough, you can even get to see bears.
You can makes stops along the way to check out the Coombs Country market where you can find plenty locally made souvenirs. You can also take a walk through the Cathedral Grove where you can find real Douglas Fir Trees that are more than 800 years old.
Just before Tofino, which is the Capital for Surfing in Canada, you will pass through Ucluelet. Here, you can take your time to enjoy some of the biggest waves or the laid-back vibes. If you have a couple of days to spend, you can surf some before moving along the coast to Tofino Relais and Chateaux where you will get to see real surfing as it is done in the world-famous Chester Beach. You will also see whale activities, fishing and hiking.
- The Sea to Sky Highway, Squamish to Whistler B.C
From downtown Vancouver to Whistler is about a 2-hour drive along the Sea to Sky highway. This highway has as magnificent outlook of the Coast Mountains and Howe Sound. Many who have been on this road described the drive as one of the most beautiful in North America. Just as you drive down the Sea to Sky Highway which is between mountains and oceans, you can stop at any of the several viewpoints to breath in the fresh air or behold the beauty of the highway.
You can make a stop at Shannon falls and enjoy the nice meal at the Watershed Grill. This grill has a large patio that overlooks the Squamish River.
- Calgary to Lake Louise, Alberta
To explore the Calgary to Lake Louise well, you might need to take like 4 days off, suggests Debbie Monahan, who is the Regional Director of the Carlson Wagonlit Travel.
You can start with a tour of the city of Calgary and get to see the famous Calgary Stampede as well as the site of the 1998 Olympic Games. You can hire a car and leave very early in the morning for Lake Louise. You might want to take a stop at Columbia Ice Field for a sharp snowmobile tour. From there, get back on the road and enjoy the awesomeness of the towering mountains before arriving at Lake Louise. You can stroll around the beautiful lake and enjoy what the sunset brings. You might want to carry a camera around as you will hate to have memories of these scenic moments.
From there, a drive to the Sulphur Mountain and Banff Springs will be about 2o minute from Lake Louise. If you take your bathing suits along, you can enjoy the hot springs of the Gondola Mountains. It will be a shame to be in Canada without enjoying these road trips. So what does it take?
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