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Canada: outdoor adventures

Associations that come to many people’s minds, when they think about Canada are: the Niagara Falls, hockey, Ryan Gosling, and Céline Dion. However, Canada has much more to offer for travellers who are thirsty for adventure, outdoor activities, and cosmopolitan ambiance.

Check out its mesmerising cities, delve deeper into the topic of Canadian culture and history, and admire some of the world’s most spectacular landscapes. The second largest country in the world, Canada is full of surprises that are waiting to be discovered. 

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Epic Gold Rush Road Trip Epic Gold Rush Road Trip

Epic Gold Rush Road Trip

North America - United States
4,608 mi 45 mph 30 days roadtrip
Cabot Trail Road Trip Cabot Trail Road Trip

Cabot Trail Road Trip

North America - Canada
186 mi 41 mph 3 days roadtrip
Icefields Parkway Road Trip Icefields Parkway Road Trip

Icefields Parkway Road Trip

North America - Canada
198 mi 38 mph 1 days scenic
Prince Edward Island Road Trip Prince Edward Island Road Trip

Prince Edward Island Road Trip

North America - Canada
523 mi 40 mph 7 days roadtrip
Newfoundland Viking Road Trip Newfoundland Viking Road Trip

Newfoundland Viking Road Trip

North America - Canada
270 mi 52 mph 3 days roadtrip
Trans Canada Highway Road Trip Trans Canada Highway Road Trip

Trans Canada Highway Road Trip

North America - Canada
4,629 mi 56 mph 28 days roadtrip
The Last Wild Road Trip The Last Wild Road Trip

The Last Wild Road Trip

North America - United States
6,577 mi 47 mph 40 days roadtrip
Old Canada Road Trip Old Canada Road Trip

Old Canada Road Trip

North America - United States
162 mi 43 mph 1 days scenic
Maine Road Trip Maine Road Trip

Maine Road Trip

North America - United States
1,088 mi 42 mph 18 days roadtrip
Desert to the Rockies Road Trip Desert to the Rockies Road Trip

Desert to the Rockies Road Trip

North America - United States
1,989 mi 52 mph 12 days roadtrip
Great Northern US 2 Road Trip Great Northern US 2 Road Trip

Great Northern US 2 Road Trip

North America - United States
3,237 mi 44 mph 21 days roadtrip
Dempster Highway Road Trip Dempster Highway Road Trip

Dempster Highway Road Trip

North America - Canada
481 mi 25 mph 3 days roadtrip
Okanagan Valley Road Trip Okanagan Valley Road Trip

Okanagan Valley Road Trip

North America - Canada
272 mi 42 mph 3 days roadtrip
Vancouver Island Road Trip Vancouver Island Road Trip

Vancouver Island Road Trip

North America - Canada
512 mi 45 mph 5 days roadtrip
Nanaimo to Tofino Panoramic Road Nanaimo to Tofino Panoramic Road

Nanaimo to Tofino Panoramic Road

North America - Canada
127 mi 41 mph 1 days scenic
Gaspe Peninsula Road Trip Gaspe Peninsula Road Trip

Gaspe Peninsula Road Trip

North America - Canada
1,380 mi 44 mph 10 days roadtrip
Georgian Bay Road Trip Georgian Bay Road Trip

Georgian Bay Road Trip

North America - Canada
1,124 mi 75 mph 7 days roadtrip
Canada Road Trip Canada Road Trip

Canada Road Trip

North America - Canada
6,916 mi 56 mph 34 days roadtrip
Connecticut River Road Trip Connecticut River Road Trip

Connecticut River Road Trip

North America - United States
293 mi 36 mph 3 days roadtrip
Whitefish Bay Panoramic Road Whitefish Bay Panoramic Road

Whitefish Bay Panoramic Road

North America - United States
74 mi 39 mph 1 days scenic
Michigan Road Trip Michigan Road Trip

Michigan Road Trip

North America - United States
1,992 mi 41 mph 14 days roadtrip
Lake Superior Panoramic Road Lake Superior Panoramic Road

Lake Superior Panoramic Road

North America - United States
192 mi 52 mph 1 days scenic
Minnesota Road Trip Minnesota Road Trip

Minnesota Road Trip

North America - United States
1,522 mi 51 mph 12 days roadtrip
Selkirk Road Trip Selkirk Road Trip

Selkirk Road Trip

North America - United States
288 mi 42 mph 3 days roadtrip
Lake Erie Road Trip Lake Erie Road Trip

Lake Erie Road Trip

North America - Canada
674 mi 37 mph 7 days roadtrip

Top highlights in Canada

Canada is a treasure trove of urban jewels and natural pristine gems. Travel to Toronto, located at a stone’s throw away from Lake Ontario, to soak up its lively atmosphere. If you are a fan of art, you shouldn’t miss the Gardiner Museum and the Art Gallery of Ontario. However, there are also plenty of attractions for the fans of history, architecture, and local landmarks. A couple of steps away, you’ll find Canada’s must-see attraction, Niagara Falls.

For great entertainment venues, you should definitely consider a trip to Vancouver. Located by the Pacific Ocean, it offers a beautiful panorama of the city against the backdrop of a large marina and snow-covered summits. A cherry on top will be a visit in Stanley Park which is a true breath of fresh air away from all the large metropolises of Canada.

Holidaymakers who would like to bond with Mother Nature should travel to the Canadian Rockies. The Banff National Park is a stunning showcase of what Canada holds in store for the fans of outdoor activities. An equally beautiful place to visit is the Jasper National Park, yet its less popular among tourists (which might be an advantage for some). Fishing, canoeing, cycling, or whitewater rafting – what’s your favourite way of spending family holidays?

Slightly less popular, yet equally beautiful, are the Maritime Provinces. Here, you’ll find the fascinating Halifax offering a top-notch starting point for the exploration of the dramatic coastline. In Saint John, you can admire a small harbour studded with plenty of top-notch local restaurants. For a more relaxed and laidback ambiance you can travel to Charlottetown, known and valued for its Victorian architecture, entertainment venues, and charming streets.

Canadian prairies at its best can be found around Winnipeg which is an excellent town to explore Canadian historical landmarks, bars, and cultural spots. It is located at a short drive from another interesting and less popular city of Churchill, from where you’ll have a picturesque view on the Hudson Bay. It’s also a must-see attraction if you would like to try beluga whales watching.

Most important traffic regulations in Canada

Motorists travelling around Canada will be glad to hear that the country follows right-hand traffic, especially those motorists who come from a similar driving environment. Due to the fact that there are vast spaces to cover around Canada, it’s best if you plan ahead with all of the travel details already in your head. The greatest danger on the road is stray animals that can run across the street just in front of your car.

Speed limits depend on the road type as well as driver's experience. Speed limits for most passenger vehicles are 50 km/h (in built-up areas), 100 km/h (on highways), and 100 km/h (on rural highways and freeways).

In Canada, you need to be 16 to get your driver’s licence. However, most car rental companies will require you to be 21 in order to rent a vehicle. Unfortunately, motorists who are between 21 and 24 years of age will be charged a daily fee. It is also required to have a minimum of a third-party insurance.

Don’t be surprised as on-the-spot fines are a normal phenomenon in some provinces. However, in most cases you’ll receive a ticket that has to be paid within a specified period of time. On-the-spot fines concern only really minor offences.

Whenever you are stopped by police officers, you should switch your engine off and remain in your seat. Never try to bribe police officers as it is perceived as a very serious offence.

Some provinces will require you to have your dipped beam on throughout the day. What’s more, don’t be surprised if you come across road signs that are in French.

Canada: required documents and blood alcohol limit

In case of a road check, you'll be asked to show such documents as driver’s licence, insurance documents, and your ID with a photo.

Canada follows very strict regulations concerning drinking and driving. The limit is 0.08%; however, careless behaviour can take you way beyond the limit. Interestingly, some provinces have a lower limit of 0.05%. They also vary in terms of penalties a

Speed camera warning devices are seen as illegal in Canada and you might be required to pay a fine amounting up to $650 in some of the Canadian provinces. 

Toll roads in Canada

Canada offers superb driving conditions; however, there are a number of toll roads. These include: the Ontario Highway 407, the Quebec Autoroute 30, the Cobequid Pass, Ontario Highway 412, and the British Columbia Highway 5, These might be expensive and there are additional costs if you decide to use the automatic pass. Your rental company will receive a bill for you and add it to your credit card charges.