Canada is a great place for road-trippers. It is blessed with natural beauty at every corner and you can enjoy a great hike in the wilderness to enjoy unspoiled scenes, as there are plenty of amazing views that you can enjoy from the comfort of your car.
Here are the top 8 scenic drive ideas or places if you are planning a family road trip to Canada for you to explore in different provinces!
1. Around the Gaspé Peninsula, Quebec
Being the largest province, Quebec has no death of magnificent drives, but one that is the gem of all is the circuit following the Gaspé Peninsula. There are many people who do not pay much attention to while driving to Maritimes, but it’s worth visiting and with its lighthouses and fishing villages, the road that follows the peninsula’s coast makes it feel like a Maritime province of its own.
2. Icefields Parkway, Alberta
Most people believe that Canada is a country of Rocky Mountains especially when they haven’t explored the country. Specifically, the postcard landscapes that are found along the Icefields Parkway that runs through Banff and Jasper National Parks. It is extremely crowded during the summertime, but still, it will never disappoint you as it is worth visiting the place and it should be in the list of every traveler.
3. The shores of Lake Winnipeg, Manitoba
Lake Winnipeg is a large lake spread across 1,313 square-kilometers which means it has a larger coastline to explore. The road along it is nice to explore from Gimli to Riverton along the gravel Highway 222 which lead to Camp Pemberton and Hnausa Beach Provincial Parks, both of which have stunning views.
4. The shores of Lake Superior, Ontario
The north shore of Canada offers some amazing views if you drive along the north shore of Lake Superior. The only back draw is that for much of the route along the Trans-Canada Highway, some of it actually follows the shore. To enjoy the best views of one of the world’s largest lakes on your cross-Canada trip is between Sault-Ste-Marie and Lake Superior National Park. You should even experience the setting sun on the lake’s waters that make it even more splendid.
5. Currie-Farrar Road, Prince Edward Island
The Currie-Farrar Road of The Prince Edward Island is the best place to capture that feeling of a slow, meandering drive along one of the province’s many scenic heritage routes which are typically red-dirt routes that go through forgotten corners of this widely rural province. You should initiate your drive alongside the longest of them, the Currie-Farrar Road which offers nice farmland scenery and distant views of the Northumberland Strait.
6. Cape George, Nova Scotia
Cape Breton is seemingly the most beautiful place to drive in all of Nova Scotia, but here is yet another cape that doesn’t get must attention – Cape George. This coastal routes will drive you through hilly terrain, amazing lighthouses and gorgeous villages with enchanting views of Cape Breton and PEI across the water. You can visit this place at any time of year.
7. Top of the World Highway, Yukon
The Yukon has its own specifications when it comes to scenic drives. If you wish to take the off beaten path you can opt for the Dempster Highway that crosses the Arctic Circle, a long stretch of the Alaska Highway that runs through the territory, the Klondike Highway. This highway traces the Gold Rush Trail of ‘98 or the Silver Trail to Keno City. But the highlight here is the Top of the World Highway, partially because its name is so cool.
If you haven’t ever driven any of these routes, time is now!