Going on a road trip in Canada: our favourite routes

Going on a road trip in Canada? The Cabot Trail is one of the best routes you can take

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With the events of the past year, travel outside the United Kingdom has gotten more expensive. While this hasn’t spelled the end for these journeys, seeking out holidays that deliver great value for your money has taken on a greater importance.

With the Pound still being significantly stronger than the Canadian dollar, you can still go on a fly drive holiday to Canada without having to break the bank.

Wondering what you should see while in the Great White North? This post will float some possibilities that will allow to discover Canada’s best vistas.

1) Cabot Trail, Nova Scotia

Located in a part of Canada that often gets forgotten by foreign tourists, the Cabot Trail explores the highlands found in the northern portion of the island of Cape Breton in Nova Scotia.

It makes its way between subtle mountains that jut up abruptly from the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Saint Lawrence.

Along the way, you’ll get to meet the colorful inhabitants, who are descended from Scottish, French and English migrants that made this part of Nova Scotia – Latin for New Scotland – their home over the past few centuries.

2) Algonquin Park / Canadian Shield, Ontario

While the cities of Toronto, Ottawa, and Montreal, as well as the tourist juggernaut that is Niagara Falls attract much of the attention of visitors to Central Canada, there are parts that get missed that are just as worthy of being explored.

Take a drive up to Algonquin Park, where fragrant forest and peaceful lakes make for the perfect setting to try your hand at canoeing for the first time.

Also, taking a road trip along the Superior Lakeshore will be the source of many amazing photo opportunities, as the granite of the Canadian Shield makes itself known throughout this region.

Combined with crystal clear waters, you’ll be wondering why more travelers don’t know more about this place.

3) Icefields Parkway, Alberta

Completed during the Great Depression as an infrastructure project designed to keep Canadian working, the Icefields Parkway allows road trippers from across Canada and around the world to get up and close with one of the world’s most gorgeous mountain ranges.

The hikes accessible from the roadside here will put many of the walks that you have done up to this point in your life to shame, and given the fact that it passes through a remote wilderness, the chance that you will come across a bear, moose, or other forms of wildlife is a very high one.

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