Beep beep! Warm weather is here and we’re gearing up for a summer of adventure on the road
There’s no better way to celebrate the season’s much-anticipated arrival than to hit the road and experience all the must-see spots across Canada. Unlike other forms of travel, RVing gives the driver full control of the trip from start to finish with the flexibility to stop and go whenever and wherever you are, making exploring on the road that much better. With so many destinations to choose from, we’ve looked to Go RVing Canada, the go-to resource for all things RVing, to share three of the best road trip expeditions to experience this beautiful country we’re lucky to call home.
This four-day, long weekend escape from Toronto is full of adventure and comes recommended by the Canadian Olympic Gold Medalist known for his adventurous spirit, Jon Montgomery.
Heading north of Toronto, experience the stunning views of Lake Muskoka from a local favourite spot, Peninsula Trail. After taking in the breathtaking views, you’ll continue to Wasaga Beach and dip your toes in the world’s longest freshwater beach before heading to Ontario’s “mini Whistler,” The Blue Mountains where you can walk through local trails, shop in the village and dine at delicious restaurants.
Do all of this before hitting the road again and visiting the notable Nottawasaga bluffs, which is a 400-acre conservation area that passes through caves and meadows, looking down on cascading cliffs. For those adventure-seekers, this is one trip you won’t want to miss!
Relax, refresh and unplug by exploring Canada’s beautiful East Coast.
Begin your adventure on the outskirts of Quebec at Gaspésie National Park, a top spot for avid hikers where you’ll be immersed in a sea of trees. Following the shore to Forillon National Park in Gaspé, you’ll officially enter the Maritimes to Prince Edward Island. Before surrounding yourself with the calm, fresh ocean air at the Cape Tryon Lighthouse or Cedar Dune Provincial Park’s West Point Lighthouse, make sure to enjoy the red cliffs and sand dunes (and don’t forget to snap pics!).
Next, get back on the road and experience one of Nova Scotia’s most beautiful drives through Cape Breton Highlands National Park. You’ll do this before continuing along Nova Scotia’s Lighthouse Route, twisting and turning through the scenic landscape which will lead you to the renowned Peggy’s Cove. Listen to the waves crash and stick around to watch the sunset over the Atlantic – something you have to experience for yourself. This is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience, making it a chance to really see the beauty this country has to offer.
Explore the West Coast in a whole new light surrounded by mountains, the ocean and ancient rainforests.
Begin your adventure in Victoria where you’ll see one of the world’s few natural harbours, The Victoria Harbour. Then, stop in Nanaimo – the birthplace of the Nanaimo bar – to explore the Harbourfront walkway, suspended above the shoreline and ocean, all while eating the iconic Canadian dessert, YUM!
Don’t turn back just yet. Tofino is next with its world-famous surfing and Taco trunk, Tacofino. This is a local favourite so don’t forget to make a pit stop here!
If these three trips haven’t made you want to hit the open road ASAP, browse through all of GoRVing.ca’s trip itineraries to see what and where you could be exploring this summer and beyond. With trips ranging from two days to two weeks, there’s something for everyone based on where you want to go, what you want to do, and the budget you’ve put aside. Go RVing Canada also offers its Trip Planner tool that filters different points of interest and suggests accommodations and activities along the route to set you up with a trip that’s perfect for YOU.
Found your perfect itineraries but don’t know what to do next? Check out the RV Starter Toolkit! With tools and advice from experienced RVers, the toolkit is sure to help you as a first-time RVer answer all the big questions and feel ready to take on your epic RV adventure.
Ready for an adventure? Be sure to visit GoRVing.ca for more information, advice and an endless amount of free resources to set you up for your next RV trip.
Published by HOLR Magazine.