Best driving routes in Canada

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Canada is located in some of the most diverse and sparse areas of North America. There are a variety of adventures for you, which will surely steal your breath and provide you with lasting memories from your vacation. Canada is the second-largest country in the world for road tripping. Here are the easiest, most scenic, Canada self-drive tours from west to east that you have to enjoy in the Great White North.

Cabot Trail

The Cabot Trail is undoubtedly one of Canada’s most memorable road trips. There are many things to love about these 300 kilometres (186 miles) highway on Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia. Firstly, it encircles the shoreline; So, at any time, you can expect stunning views of the sea.

Second, the island has many fantastic walking routes, including the Skyline Walk. Finally, the Cabot Trail is familiar for its artisans; In its Artisan Road Trip itinerary, Tourism Nova Scotia also shines a light on them. This road trip destination is terrific with a mix of Celtic and Acadian hospitality.

Most suitable time to go: Summer for consistently good weather

Icefields Parkway

The Icefields Parkway spans 232 kilometres (144 miles) to the Canadian Rockies, connecting the cities of Jasper and Banff. People describe it as one of the most scenic highways in the world, and you can expect to be regularly pulled to see “100 ancient glaciers, spectacular rock spires to waterfalls and turquoise lakes situated in sweeping valleys”.

Most suitable time to go: June to September.

Sea to Sky Highway

The Sea to Sky Highway connects Vancouver to Whistler; it offers beautiful views of the West Coast in British Columbia that are characteristic of the region.

The famous visit includes Whytecliff Park in West Vancouver, Shannon Falls (BC’s third largest waterfall), and the Britannia Mine Museum, which is perfect for children. The Sea to Sky gondola with its panoramic views and suspension bridge is an over-trip.

Most suitable time to go: July to September

Montreal to the Gaspé Peninsula

This long journey (about nine hours) takes road-trippers from Montreal to Quebec City, along the St. Lawrence River, and onto the Gaspé Peninsula. The peninsula includes Perce’s famous pierced reef, Bonaventure Island Boat Tour, and Parc de la Gaspésie. Road travel is a natural blend of urban and rural adventures.

Most suitable time to go: June to mid-September.

Road trip around the Okanagan Valley

While this road trip may not be a traditional one – going from point A to point B – Okanagan Valley is a gastronomic hot spot. Circle around Lake Okanagan in a clockwise direction from Vernon to Penticton, and then towards Kelowna. The area is famous for its restaurants and award-winning wineries.

Most suitable time to go: July to September

Dempster Highway, Yukon and Northwest Territories 

If you are looking for adventure and Canada self-drive tours, then Canada’s northernmost highway will meet your need for a challenging drive. Dempster is a two-lane, unpaved road spanning a total of 730 kilometres from Yukon to Inuvik in the Northwest Territories.

Most suitable time to go: June and September

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