The Most Stunning Scenic Drives in Canada

Canada is a country of vast size and stunning natural beauty, we’ve shortlisted a few driving routes to whet your nomadic whistle…

The Most Stunning Scenic Drives in Canada

Cabot Trail, Novo Scotia

Cabot Trail, Novo Scotia

  • Cape Breton’s Cabot Trail (Nova Scotia): A 300km (186-mile) looping route through the uplands of wild  and rugged Cape Breton Highlands National Park is a fantastic trip. Brimming with Acadian fishing ports, lush valleys, and coastline scenery to knock your socks off.
  • Viking Trail (Newfoundland): Perfect for those campervan nomads with a reclusive streak. A momentus drive to Newfoundland’s top coastline is very isolated, with glimpses of  eerie geology and a wind-bashed coast. Keep an eye open for one of the world’s great historic sites at L’Anse aux Meadows.
  • Icefields Parkway ( take Hwy. 93 through Banff /Jasper National Parks, Alberta): A grand old mountain drive for you and your campervan, a route that time has forgotten. The parkway climbs past glacier-etched summits to the Columbia Icefields, a glistening hat of snow, ice, and glacier at the very crest of the North American Rockies.
  • Highway 99 (British Columbia): The Sea to Sky Highway from Vancouver to Lillooet takes you from a dramatic seacoast past glaciers, pine forests, and a waterfall that cascades from a mountaintop and through Whistler’s majestic glacial mountains. The next leg of the 4-hour drive winds up a series of switchbacks to the thickly forested Cayoosh Creek valley and on to the craggy mountains surrounding the Fraser River gold-rush town of Lillooet.
  • Dempster Highway (from Dawson City to Inuvik, Northwest Territories): Canada’s most northerly highway, the Dempster is a year-round gravel road across the top of the world. From Dawson City, the road winds over the Continental Divide three times, crosses the Arctic Circle, and fords the Peel and Mackenzie rivers by ferry before reaching Inuvik, a Native community on the mighty Mackenzie River delta.
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