The seemingly infinite horizons of North America, the mix of scenery and climates, makes the continent one of the best places to drive in the world. Road trip culture had its start here. In Canada, the large swaths of land provide for unmatchable beauty on road trips.
Since other forms of travel have been all but eliminated for the time being, Canadian scenic drives might be the salve that the wanderlust-stricken soul is yearning for. Of course, if you want the full package (and have a couple days to spare), the Trans-Canada Highway makes for an unbeatable road trip.
For those looking for more practical adventure, here are six of the most scenic roads in Canada to enjoy from the comfort and safety of your car.
Pacific Rim Highway, British Columbia
A curving and sometimes treacherous road on Vancouver Island, Highway 4 is 127 kilometres long, connecting Port Alberni with Tofino. Everything from dense rain forest to stunning views of the Pacific can be had on this epic road.
Fundy Coastal Drive, New Brunswick
You can see the amazing rock formations in the Bay of Fundy on this whopping 460 kilometre drive.
Acadian Coastal Drive, New Brunswick
Quaint towns and sheer cliffs abound on this road that passes some iconic sites on the Acadian Coast such as the Bouctouche Dunes and Chaleur Bay. If you want to drive the whole thing, you are looking at a 750 kilometre drive.
Viking Trail, Newfoundland & Labrador
Great for any season, the Viking Trail includes icebergs, beautiful coastlines, ecological preserves, and heritage sites that celebrate the Nordic roots of the region.
Cabot Trail, Nova Scotia
A bit shorter than the others (298 kilometres), this trail offers many places to get out and hike the colourful hills or just enjoy the winding roads and expansive views.
Alberta Icefields Parkway, Alberta
This mountainous drive includes the glaciers and towering peaks of Jasper and Banff National Parks.
For more Canadian travel ideas, check out our list of the most scenic beaches in Canada.
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