At Mr. Lube, we know how blessed we are to live in such a beautiful country. So, we have put together this guide detailing a few of our favourite road trips across Canada, and we hope to inspire you to get out and explore the great outdoors!
1) Muskoka and Algonquin Park (Ontario)
The visually stunning Muskoka includes around 1,600 lakes. 1,600! Full of beautiful towns, country clubs and lakes and rivers, you won’t be short of things to do in Muskoka. A popular destination is Algonquin Park, with vast forests, scenic lakes and winding rivers it makes for a wonderfully scenic drive or walk. If you’re interested in wildlife on your road trip, Algonquin Park is home to moose, bears and common loons, to name a few! Around two hours north of Toronto, you can visit Muskoka and Algonquin Park on a day trip, or even spend weeks exploring the area!
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2) Calgary to Lake Louise via Banff (Alberta)
This road trip incorporates some of the most spectacular sights Canada has to offer. Starting off in Calgary, make your way towards Banff to drive through the Rocky Mountain surrounded town. The town itself is one of Canada’s gems, with outstanding views and picture-perfect sunsets. Surrounded by 6,500 square kilometres of parkland, you can always extend this road trip to do some exploring of your own! Near Banff are sights such as Sulphur Mountain, which features hot springs on its lower slopes. Moving on from Banff, you should make your way to Lake Louise. Featuring a mesmerizing turquoise glacier-fed lake, Lake Louise is worth visiting in all seasons to explore its full range of beauty!
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3) Vancouver to Squamish and surrounding areas (British Columbia)
Squamish, just north of Vancouver, is at the tip of the Howe Sound, surrounded by mountains. The area in and around Squamish is well worth exploring and keep an eye out for the granite monolith known as “Stewamus Chief” one of the largest in the world. Make sure to hang around Squamish until the sunset, so you can take in the breathtaking evening views over Shannon Falls, Mount Garibaldi, Stewamus Chief and the Coastal Mountains. You can even go underground checking out the mines at Britannia Mine Museum!
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4) Lighthouse Route (Nova Scotia)
339km long, the lighthouse route is a fantastic drive along Nova Scotia’s South Shore. A good place to start is the lighthouse at Peggy’s Cove, located just an hour outside of Halifax, and then make your way along the coastline all the way to Yarmouth. During your road trip, be sure to check out all the beautiful waterfront towns, the great food options and of course, the historic lighthouses located along the shore.
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Let us know about your favourite Canadian road trips!
At Mr. Lube, we would love to hear your recommendations for the best road trips in Canada. So, get in touch and let us know what your favourite road trip is, or if you try out one of ours from this blog, let us know how it went!