30+ Road Trips Across Canada

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Here are some ideas for a trip across some of the places in Canada.

For itineraries, see here.

I. Western Canada & Territories





South Klondike Highway from Whitehorse, Yukon to Skagway, Alaska

Road Trip: South Klondike Highway from Whitehorse, Yukon to Skagway, Alaska

The highway stretches before you, winding its way through magnificent mountains and alongside lakes and rivers. Historical sites and fun activities await you. Wildlife abounds. Photo opportunities are around every corner. This is the South Klondike Highway, the direct land route between Whitehorse, Yukon and Skagway, Alaska. This is an
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Driving the Dempster Highway: Road Trip from Whitehorse to Inuvik

Driving the Dempster Highway: Road Trip from Whitehorse to Inuvik

The Dempster Highway, begun in 1959 as Yukon Territorial Road No. 11, was first officially opened in 1979 and is Canada’s first all-weather road to cross the Arctic Circle. Today, it is considered one of the world’s most unique driving experiences. Not only is it home to an array wildlife,
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Road Trip – From Vancouver to Whitehorse along Stewart Cassiar Highway

Road Trip – From Vancouver to Whitehorse along Stewart Cassiar Highway

The highways that wind their ways through the beautiful and varied landscapes from the city of Vancouver, through British Colombia, and up to the incredible territory of the Yukon, with its small capital city of Whitehorse, are a road-trippers dream. There are so many things to do and see along
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Road Trip: Vancouver to Whitehorse via Sea to Sky & Cassiar Highways

Road Trip: Vancouver to Whitehorse via Sea to Sky & Cassiar Highways

Vancouver → Williams Lake → Smithers → Dease Lake → Whitehorse Whitehorse is a destination on many a bucket list. The Klondike history inspires dreams of the Wild West, dusted in gold flakes, with a pinch of rugged wear and tear. Modern transportation has made Whitehorse far more accessible at
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Sea to Sky Highway Road Trip

Itinerary for Sea to Sky Highway Road Trip: Vancouver to Pemberton

This awe-inspiring highway, officially known as BC Highway 99, is an incredible coastal route from Vancouver to Whistler. It is filled with switchback turns, inspiring views, and fun bucket-list stops. The highway is just over 150km long, and can easily be driven in under two hours. However, with so many
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Canadian Rocky Mountain National Parks Road Trip: Calgary - Waterton Lakes - Kootenay - Banff - Yoho - Jasper

Canadian Rocky Mountain National Parks Road Trip: Calgary – Waterton Lakes – Kootenay – Banff – Yoho – Jasper

Western Canada’s mountain National Parks has some gorgeous scenery, with stunning peaks, glaciers, lakes and rivers. Within a couple hours drive of the Rockies, Calgary is the perfect jumping-off point to access the amazing scenery and activities that can be found along this circular route. There is much to discover
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Canada's West Coast Circle Road Trip Itinerary: Calgary - Jasper - Vancouver - Tofino - Okanagan - Calgary

Canada’s West Coast Circle Road Trip Itinerary: Calgary – Jasper – Vancouver – Tofino – Okanagan – Calgary

Whether you are a Canadian traveller or someone visiting our great country from overseas, the province of British Columbia, along with the Rocky Mountains in Alberta, is a fantastic place to spend a couple of weeks exploring. We start our suggested itinerary in the city of Calgary, Alberta, and continue
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25 Giant Attractions For Your Road Trip Across Northern Alberta

25 Giant Attractions For Your Road Trip Across Northern Alberta

The amount large, enormous, and even humungous roadside attractions in Alberta can seem endless. You are bound to run into a neat and unique ‘big item’ worth of a stop, rest, or photo op across Alberta. Completing a quintessential ‘big Alberta’ road trip can mean multiple day trips, or weekend
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Scenic Road Trip Alberta: Calgary to Edmonton Via The Badlands

Scenic Road Trip Alberta: Calgary to Edmonton Via The Badlands

How many ways can you reach Edmonton from Calgary? While you ponder whether all roads north from Calgary lead to Alberta's capital, we are here to suggest a scenic road trip to Edmonton from Calgary (or vice versa) through roads east of Highway 2 that will take you through parts
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A 15 Day Alberta Road Trip Itinerary

A 15 Day Alberta Road Trip Itinerary

Planning a trip to Alberta, Canada? Here is an 'Alberta 101' trip itinerary that will get you in sync with glorious nature, and that will take you through urban, and rural Alberta. This trip will pique your curiosity, and soon you will be planning another vacation to experience Alberta to
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15 Scenic Road Trips / Drives in Alberta

15 Scenic Road Trips / Drives in Alberta

Alberta is one of the perfect provinces for travelling, especially if you are looking for a pretty drive to keep you entertained. Of course, driving through the province invites you to discover and enjoy some spectacular scenery, such as the magnificent Rocky Mountains, the beautiful rolling foothills, and the wide-open
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Photo Credit: Tourism Jasper

A Road trip from Edmonton – Sun, Sand and the Mountains

Looking for a long weekend getaway from Edmonton? Here is a road trip itinerary that includes the magnificent Rockies, the woods that are alive with all things wild, sandy beaches and a smattering of Alberta's history.
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Route suggestion for a road trip from Edmonton

25 Things to Do Along Iron Horse Trail

Discover some of Alberta’s hidden gems along the province’s longest trail network: The Iron Horse Trail! The historic trail allows ATV, horseback, and hiking, and the trails wind from East to West, and North to South through Alberta’s plains, forests, prairies, and grasslands. The Iron Horse Trail branches off in
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Scenic Drive Things to Do Along Cowboy TrailHighway 22 - Alberta

Scenic Drive: Things to Do Along Cowboy Trail/Highway 22 – Alberta

The Cowboy Trail (Highway 22) is a famous driving route in Alberta that takes you from the town of Mayerthorpe (90 minutes from Edmonton), south to Lundbreck, or vice versa. (We like going north to south as the scenery just gets more spectacular as you travel.) Making its way through
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Drive the Alaska Highway - Road Trip From Edmonton to Whitehorse

Drive the Alaska Highway – Road Trip From Edmonton to Whitehorse

Whitehorse is a destination on many a bucket list. The Klondike history inspires dreams of the Wild West, dusted in gold flakes, with a pinch of rugged wear and tear. Modern transportation has made Whitehorse far more accessible at only a short flight away from Edmonton. But you’ll agree, taking
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North to the Yukon – Edmonton to Whitehorse Road Trip

North to the Yukon – Edmonton to Whitehorse Road Trip

The north of Canada calls to us, with its unlimited wilderness, incredible landscapes, interesting history and amazing wildlife. A road trip north to the Yukon speaks of adventure and leads you through some of the remote areas of British Columbia, along the historic route of the Alaska Highway, all the
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Road Trip Saskatchewan: Grasslands National Park to Prince Albert National Park

Road Trip Saskatchewan: Grasslands National Park to Prince Albert National Park

There are only two national parks in the province of Saskatchewan, and each offers a perfect look at the unique differences of the varied landscapes of Saskatchewan. This road trip will take you to both the parks with some great stops in between.
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Things to See Along Trans-Canada Highway in Saskatchewan

Things to See Along Trans-Canada Highway in Saskatchewan

You hear it all the time – Saskatchewan is so flat and filled with farmland that there is nothing worth stopping for. But, that couldn’t be farther from the truth. The fact is, for as flat as this province is, there is so much to see. There are lots of
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Scenic Road Trip in Saskatchewan: Regina to Qu’Appelle Valley

Scenic Road Trip in Saskatchewan: Regina to Qu’Appelle Valley

Summer is a great time of year to get into your vehicle and head out for a fun day or two to explore the route between the city of Regina and the beautiful Qu’Appelle Valley. Carved out by water from glaciers some 14,000 years ago, the Valley is home to
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15 Giant Attractions For a Road Trip in Saskatchewan

15 Giant Attractions For a Road Trip in Saskatchewan

Are you feeling up for a road trip? The Prarie provinces boast of larger-than-life sculptures and Saskatchewan has its own fair share of big things. Hit the road and check out these 15 cool roadside attractions throughout the province. Eiffel Tower You don't have to go to Paris to see
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Things to See Along the Trans-Canada Highway in Manitoba

Things to See Along the Trans-Canada Highway in Manitoba

Whether you are travelling TransCanada Highway on a cross-country trip or visiting family across the country, here are somethings to do on your journey as you travel the Manitoba section of Highway #1. There are so many small towns, villages and points of interest worth stopping at. Take a day
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15 Roadside Attractions For a Road Trip in Manitoba

15 Roadside Attractions For a Road Trip in Manitoba

Feel like heading out on a road trip and doing something fun? Visiting Manitoba’s several large roadside attractions is a great way to get out and about and check out the quirkiest parts of the province. Here are 15 roadside attractions in Manitoba that you’re going to want to check
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II. Ontario & Quebec





50 Things to do in the Summer in the Bruce Peninsula

Road Trip: Toronto – Tobermory – Manitoulin Island – Killarney – Georgian Bay

Summer is the season for road-tripping! All you need is some food, good music and an adventurous spirit to hit the road and discover hidden gems. The Georgian Bay area is an ecology focused destination with two international Biosphere reserves giving it a unique status and remarkable sites to explore
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Road Trip from Niagara Falls to Quebec City

Road Trip from Niagara Falls to Quebec City

Take a road trip from Niagara Falls to Quebec City, covering some of the top tourist destinations in Canada. Starting from the home of the famous Falls, the Niagara Falls, visit the dynamic, multi-cultural metropolis of Toronto, then to Kingston, a UNESCO World Heritage Destination and the Gateway to the
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Road Trip From Ottawa to Kingston: Drive the Rideau Canal National Historic Site

Road Trip From Ottawa to Kingston: Drive the Rideau Canal National Historic Site

The Rideau Canal offers a fascinating drive between Kingston and Ottawa traversing some of Ontario's prettiest towns, going along lakes, rivers and 19 kilometres of canals cut into the soil and rock between the natural bodies of water. There are several interesting sights to be seen and lots of knowledge
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Ontario Road Trip: Discover 11 Islands on the Long Sault Parkway

Ontario Road Trip: Discover 11 Islands on the Long Sault Parkway

Set between the major cities of Kingston and Montreal is the Long Sault Parkway, a 10-kilometre long road that connects a collection of eleven islands on the St. Lawrence River. The parkway is visually beautiful and has significant history surrounding it, and a drive around the area allows you to
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Ontario Road Trip: 50 Things to Do Along Lake Erie Shore

Ontario Road Trip: 50 Things to Do Along Lake Erie Shore

In terms of size, Lake Erie comes fourth out of the five Great Lakes but did you know it is also the eleventh largest in the whole world? This impressive body of water borders many Southwestern Ontario towns and counties bursting with exciting adventures. Plan a road trip this summer
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25 Outdoor Adventures between Ottawa & Toronto near 401

25 Outdoor Adventures between Ottawa & Toronto near 401

Travelling between Toronto and Ottawa, and want to add a bit more excitement to your trip? Then, here are 25 adventures for your road trip between Toronto and Ottawa that is way better than pit stops at ONRoute.
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Road Trip: Drive the Trent-Severn Waterway

Road Trip: Drive the Trent-Severn Waterway

If you don’t have a boat, but love a good car trip, you can enjoy the best of Central Ontario by wheeling your way along the route of the Trent-Severn Waterway on land. You’ll still get a chance to enjoy the rural scenery, the quaint towns, and the waterside views
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Bon Echo Provincial Park

Highway 7 Road Trip: Must Visit Places Between Peterborough and Ottawa

Highway 7 was once one of Ontario’s major highways, until Hwy. 401 came along and offered a faster route with more lanes. However, for those who want to avoid the speedway of life – or who are unwilling to drive south before driving east – Hwy. 7 is a safe
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III. Atlantic Provinces





7 Day Road Trip Itinerary to New Brunswick - Fundy Coast: Moncton, Saint John, St Andrews and Fredericton

7 Day Road Trip Itinerary to New Brunswick – Fundy Coast: Moncton, Saint John, St Andrews and Fredericton

The Fundy Coast of New Brunswick is one of the highlights of New Brunswick, and indeed of the entire Maritime region of Canada. Follow this itinerary and you will experience the tidal waves that leaves the sea shores sprinkled with sea urchins and periwinkles, travel to most southernly of Fundy
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50 Things to Do Along the Acadian Coastal Drive - New Brunswick

50 Things to Do Along the Acadian Coastal Drive – New Brunswick Road Trip

Following the Gulf of St. Lawrence, the Acadian Coastal Drive showcases New Brunswick’s rich Acadian heritage. The Acadian Coastal Drive can be started at any point in the approximately 750km scenic route. Check out some of the 50 activities listed below when you travel down the Acadian Coastal Drive.
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50 Things to Do along River Valley Scenic Drive

New Brunswick Road Trip: 50 Things to Do Along River Valley Scenic Drive

The River Valley Scenic Drive explores two of New Brunswick’s largest cities and takes you to the western edge of the province along Saint John River. Take in the views of Eastern Canada’s longest river and experience why this drive is one of the best ways to discover New Brunswick.
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