How to Have the Perfect Canada Family Road Trip
2. Planning your route
A very exciting part indeed. Canada is a large oasis with plenty of different regions and provinces to choose from – the kids will be sure to love this outdoor playground and you won’t be short of choices. Of course, a cross-country trip through the whole of the country is an amazing experience, but if you’re short of days or want more time in specific places, a winding road trip through a specific region will be just as exciting.
Western Canada is home to the breathtaking Canadian Rockies in Alberta and British Columbia, gracing you with thrilling excursions, unforgettable landscapes and fantastic camping and lodging opportunities. Banff and Jasper National Parks will provide the family with an abundance of wildlife and outdoor recreation – look out for black bears, moose, deer and hunting birds. Oh, and don’t miss a chance to see the towering glaciers of Icefields Parkway, or don your spurs for family-friendly fun at the cowboy town of Calgary – there’s an exhilarating zip-line in the awesome Olympic Park.
Eastern Canada is full of wonder, too. With bright, bustling cities, stretches of gorgeous beaches and fantastic excursions including ice-skating, kayaking and running around luscious park playgrounds, eastern Canada will tire out the kids for a nice, quiet drive to your next stop.
Spot majestic whales playfully swimming past your boat at the gorgeous nautical province of Nova Scotia, or travel to Canada’s capital of Ottawa for awesome educational museums, featuring fun workshops and exciting exhibits. To give the kids a view they’ll never forget, head to the busy city of Toronto for 360 degree views from the CN Tower – you’ll feel on top of the world.