Many of our fondest memories are made during family road trips. This summer, make incredible memories with your family when you drive through one of Canada’s most incredible family-friendly trails! From New Brunswick’s rugged coastline to the sweeping grasses of the central Canadian prairies, you and your family will have no end of new adventures each year. Here is a list of the top Canadian family road trips.
Drive along the coast of Nova Scotia’s south for a fun lighthouse-hopping adventure. This will give your family the chance to become familiar with Canada’s mariner history while also seeing some of the country’s most beautiful area. Enjoy the beautiful culture of the area, too – here, you’ll see brightly-coloured homes at the edge of a blue ocean, small friendly communities and a timeless seaside lifestyle.
Explore the colour and culture of Québec! This drive takes less than a week and includes lots of fun stops with unexpected charms along the way. You’ll have the chance to see historic Canada here. With plenty of old architecture along the road and enough wilderness to make you feel like an explorer. You’ll also get a taste of modern fun – the wacky kind that involves brightly-painted museums, live animals and weird food you’ve never tried before.
While the “Badlands” doesn’t sound particularly enticing, those who have explored these fascinating monuments of erosion and time know that this is one of the coolest destinations on the continent. The geological formations you’ll find here are quickly eroding, revealing dinosaur bones that young paleontologists can discover. The road trip that takes you to the Badlands is no less exciting! Drumheller Valley offers endless wonders for your family to enjoy, from real mines to interesting museums.
Visit the wilderness of Western British Columbia, where you’ll discover a different side to Canada. Here, enjoy the sight of eagles swooping in the big Canadian sky, drive through endless ribbons of remote road and take memorable stops to visit sights at the edge of the highway. Vancouver Island is a favourite part of this drive with its beautiful beaches, Paradise Fun Park and stunning views.
Visit the wide open spaces of Saskatchewan, where you’ll be immersed the in the wilderness regions that speak of Canada’s past. Watch in awe as herds of buffalo graze on the prairie, enjoy a trip in a covered wagon and ride horses through a wooded trail. This is the best place to feel like a real pioneer – something your little ones are sure to love!
Step back in time (or rather, drive back in time) when you take a road trip through the Viking Trail in Newfoundland. Discover the world of the area’s original European settlers! Here, you’ll encounter thousand-year-old Viking settlements that still exist as a monument to times past.
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