Have you ever been road tripping through Canada? If the answer is yes, cheers to you! You sure are an adventurous sole and must have realized the beauty Canada has to offer from its beautiful landscape to its busy metropolitan cities.
But if the answer is no – you have been missing out a very refreshing tour. The second largest country in the world, Canada has breathtaking views and variety of terrain. Road tripping through Canada, you will be able to appreciate the scenic beauty Canada has to offer.
However the main reason why you haven’t heard much about travel and tourism in Canada is due to the vast distances and expensive travel. Nevertheless, there are certain road trips you must plan for – such as a road trip through the Trans-Canada Highway.
The Trans-Canada Highway
Living in Canada or close to it on the American border, you must have heard about the Trans-Canada Highway. Covering a distance of more than 7800 km, the Trans-Canada Highway is the world’s longest national highway from Victoria, British Columbia to St. John’s, Newfoundland. There are several recommended routes including “Ride the Rockies”, “Prairie Ramble”, “Historic Ontario” and “East Coasting”. The specialty of the Trans-Canada Highway is that it touches every province of the country.
What you need to do
Before you set out road tripping through Canada, make sure you have the following:
More than obvious is that you would need a car. You can choose to use your own if you have one or alternatively you could rent a car. However, a rent a car option is quite expensive and can cause complications as inter-province laws might ban entry of rent-a-car services. This means you might have to interchange cars across provinces.
If you are planning a road trip, make sure you have at least a week’s tour planned. A one or two day tour will not accomplish anything as distances between cities and provinces are large.
Be prepared to be alone on the road and no one or no facilities for miles at end. Don’t forget to subscribe for Canadian Automobile Association’s roadside assistance in case your car breaks down.
Before setting out, don’t forget you will need to get your vehicle registered
Don’t forget to check out the weather forecast for the week. You don’t want yourself stranded in heaps of snow.
Plan your itinerary
Meticulously plan your tour. Load your maps and make sure you pack yourself all the essentials needed for a week’s road trip. Bookmark sport you want to see and hotels or rest rooms you want to stop at.
Have a great time road tripping through Canada. Enjoy the countless lakes, the vase coastline, tundra forests, prairies and glaciers as you wander through Canada.