Road trips are a quintessentially Canadian thing!

Our country is so enormous, it presents the perfect opportunity to pile in car with the kids and head across province to visit Aunt Mabel in Timmins, or take in the serene beauty of the Cape Breton Highlands.

To make a road trip successful, you need to know where you are actually going and we’d like to help you decide!

Below, we’ve compiled the top 3 road trip destinations in Eastern Canada.
Bruce Peninsula
The Bruce Peninsula is a true, natural beauty located a few hours west of Toronto on Lake Huron. Its coastline is rugged and the Bruce Trail which runs through the area can’t be missed. If you’re into caves, cliffs, and turquoise waters that make you feel like you’re in the Caribbean, then the Bruce Peninsula is the place for you!

Prince Edward County

Prince Edward county is located on the north shore of Lake Ontario, just south of Belleville. This quaint and picturesque county is home to more than 35 wineries and countless romantic inns, cottages and bed and breakfasts. When you’re there, make sure to visit Sandbanks Provincial park for some of the very best swimming the great lakes have to offer!

Quebec City
The gem of the St. Lawrence river, Quebec City and Old Quebec date back to the 1600’s and are a UNESCO world heritage site. Tour the shops and bistros of Old Quebec while taking in the ambience of 16th century France. The amount of history here is astounding and the cuisine is next level. When you’re not shopping and getting full, head down to the river and take some chartered fishing or sight-seeing tours as well.

Road trips are an essential family vacation idea, and a great way to see this beautiful country of ours. But, it’s also important to remember that before heading out, make sure your vehicle is road trip ready. Change your oil and air filter, fill the tires to their appropriate pressure levels, and make sure you have a spare one! Be safe out there on the road and enjoy the great wide open!