Exploring Canada by Car

Guest post by Ryan Embly

Interested in taking a road trip and seeing Canada by car? Instead of randomly zigzagging through the country with no real plan in mind, check out the Trans-Canada Highway Route. This 4,860 mile long
highway, which stretches between Victoria, British Columbia and St. John’s, Newfoundland, is the
world’s longest national highway. There are two routes that make up the Trans-Canada Highway the
main Trans-Canada route and the Yellowhead Highway. Both highways run along the southern part of
Canada, linking together the ten provinces of Canada.

Since the Trans-Canada Highway passes through so many cities and locations, it is the perfect route
for anyone taking a road trip through the country. Some of the cities near the highway are Victoria,
Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal, St. John’s, Quebec City, Ottawa and Winnipeg. The highway also
passes by several landmarks and sites that are the epitome of the Canadian experience. Road tripping
down this route is a great way to experience the breathtaking Canadian landscape while on the way to a
great destination. Here are three wonderful road trip destinations in Canada accessible from the Trans-
Canada Highway.

Gros Morne National Park

Located in Newfoundland, this national park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. World renowned for
its geological wonders and fjords, activities in the park include camping, hiking, photography, skiing,
boating, and snowshoeing. With beautiful waterfalls, sea stacks, beaches, marine inlets and little fishing
villages to check out, there are plenty of lovely sights to see.

Fortress of Louisbourg

This reconstructed 18th century French fortified town is located east of Sydney, Nova Scotia, on Cape
Breton. Kids and adults alike will enjoy the experience of life in another century. Guides will happily
explain the history of the fortress and how people lived in those days. There are lots of buildings and
exhibits to see, and fun activities to do.

Royal Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology

This fascinating museum in Drumheller, Alberta, has the world’s largest exhibit of complete dinosaur
skeletons. Learn about the history of our planet through numerous exhibits, displays, computer
simulations and fossils. There’s also a lovely prehistoric garden and opportunities to watch museum
technicians preparing fossils for display.

Ryan Embly is the writer of this post. He writes for the website Car Rental Express, which features
information about discount car rentals and other travel tips.