Last weekend we had a short trip to Alberta by Trans-Canada Highway through gorgeous Canadian Rockies. I can’t find enough words to describe the beauty of places we visited. But that is another story… This trip inspired me to look for the other possible routes to explore Canadian land. And that’s what I found.
7,821 kilometers of pavement going through 10 provinces from Victoria (BC) to St. Jone’s (NF), from Pacific ocean to Atlantic ocean. Kilometers of stunning views, forests, lakes and rivers. The highest point of the highway is Kicking Horse Pass. Before you travel, check the list of top “must see” attractions from official web-site.
- Sea to Sky Highway (BC)
Connects Vancouver and Whistler. The best attraction to visit during your trip is Sea to Sky Gondola located 2 kilometers south of Squamish. Viewing platforms, hiking trails, suspension bridge and a lot more waiting for you there.
Sea to Sky, or Highway 99, was improved for 2010 Olympic games and still has perfect road condition as a bonus.
- Icefields Parkway (AB)
A journey through the heart of Canadian Rocky Mountains, from Banff to Jasper, and my favourite one so far. Places to stop on your way: Banff, Lake Louise, Moraine Lake, Peyto Lake, Saskatchewan Crossing, Columbia Icefields and of course Jasper.
The most impressive thing I found there is water, crystal clear blue water. It comes from the nearby glacier and makes the lakes look magical.
You need to buy an entrance ticket pass to the national park for $19.60 a day, so make sure to see as much as possible. I promise it’s going to be an unforgettable trip.
- Drive from Toronto to Niagara Falls (ON)
- The Cabot Trail (NS)