Driving across Canada has been on my bucket list for years. There is just so much open space and each province seems to offer a different view. Taking the Trans Canada Highway is one of those must do adventures.
The east coast offers gorgeous views and boasts some of the best fish and chips that can be found. Don’t forget to pop into a few local restaurants to try the catch of the day.
Montreal is one of those cities that is unique to Canada. They speak different language, have the best poutine (a must try when visiting Canada), and has a culture that is so open to community, music and the arts. Be sure to check the events calendar to see what is going on in the city as you’re passing through.
Toronto, it’s one of my favorite cities. The food, the sights, the different cultural districts, The CN tower, the Skydome (yes, I’m still calling it the Skydome), the museums, the night life, the life, the city of love.
Niagara Falls is also one of those places that is worth the detour off of the Trans Canada to see. The small town is quaint and the falls are boastful.
If you’re looking for a place to camp or do some canoeing on your trip, Algonquin Park is the place to stop.
Continuing on the drive, northern Ontario is an experience with the twisty, rolling hills and colorful rocks. Just beware of the type of year as the bugs can be out of this world! Stopping in Sudbury to check out the Big Nickel and grab some lunch is also a great treat.
Manitoba and Saskatchewan offer golden fields that stretch for miles. Cities pop up out of no where and you really start to feel how much land Canada has to offer.
Alberta offers your first glimpse of the Rocky Mountains. They are an eye opener. Towering in the background as you come upon them. Stopping in Lake Louise and Banff are a must. The ski towns offer year round adventures and standing in the mountains is an experience that must be done!
The drive between Calgary, Alberta and Revelstoke, British Columbia through Glacier National Park and Rogers Pass is my favorite stretch of the Trans Canada Highway. There’s just something about driving through the mountains that speaks to me. There’s nothing else like it.
If you’re looking to have a meal on the top of a mountain, stopping in Revelstoke and visiting Mount Revelstoke National Park is a must. You can drive almost to the top and walk the last 1 km to summit the mountain. At the top, there is a short half hour hike through Meadows in the Sky that provides views of the mountain ranges that are a must see.
Completing the coast to coast journey, taking the ferry to Victoria, BC is a must. The island is gorgeous and if you keep a look out you can see the whales playing in the water beside the ferry. It’s a perfect way to finish off an unforgettable trip!
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