If you are planning an RV Road Trip in Canada, you are in for a real treat. Canada has all kinds of great routes with smooth, modern highways that hug the country’s many coasts, forests, and mountains with plenty of campsites and National Parks. Here are ten of the best scenic RV road trips to take in Canada.
1. The Seaside to Mountains Trip (3-4 Days)
Ideal for a shorter vacation in your RV, this trip starts in Vancouver, BC, and travels north along the coast and then inland past rainforests, waterfalls, and rough mountain peaks to Shannon Falls Provincial Park. Continue one to enjoy day hikes, biking, and skiing in Squamish and Whistler.
2. The Cabot Trail Nova Scotia (3-5 Days)
One of Canada’s best RV routes is around the coast of Cape Breton Island. The highway follows the coastal cliffs of the Cape Breton Highlands with a constant view of the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Start in Halifax, Nova Scotia and then loop around the island, visiting Ingonish Beach, Dingwall, and Inverness.
3. The Calgary-Banff-Jasper Route (3-7 Days)
You can see it all on this trip that offers some of the best views in Canada. Begin your trip in Calgary and enjoy the blue lakes and soaring peaks of the Rocky Mountains. Numerous provincial and private parks dot Highway 93 that takes you all the way to the turquoise lakes of Jasper National Park. Don’t miss Banff either, which was recently named one of the top places to visit in 2022.
4. The Southern Saskatchewan Discovery Route (4-5 Days)
Start your trip in Regina and then head south to the Big Muddy Badlands with its moon-like topography and then to the Grasslands National Park where wild herds of bison roam. Then head north to explore the Great Sand Dunes of Saskatchewan and explore historic downtown Moose Jaw and the underground tunnels that alcohol runners used to get booze to the USA during prohibition.
5. St. Johns to Central Newfoundland (5-7 Days)
This scenic trip through the rural wilderness of central Newfoundland takes you from St. John’s to the friendly town of Twillingate and the Auk Island Winery. Hop the ferry to Fogo Island and travel the ocean-side cliffs to BrimStone Head to see icebergs.
6. The Tobermory to Manitoulin Island Route (5-8 days)
Start in Toronto or Barrie and drive north to Tobermory, home of many interesting marine features such as the Flowerpot and Grotto and then take the ferry to Manitoulin where you can circle the island, visiting waterfalls, indigenous sites and both rocky and sandy beaches.
7. The Sudbury to Pukaskwa National Park Coastal Route (6-10 days)
Start your adventure in Canada’s largest city, Toronto, Ontario, and then travel north through Orillia Parry Sound up to Sudbury, home of the Big Nickel. Keep going north to the beaches of Lake Superior National Park, and experience the wilderness of Wawa and Pukaskwa National Park.
8. The Coast Caribou Circle Route (7-10 Days)
Take the ferry from Vancouver to the charming city of Victoria and then travel along the east coast of Vancouver Island, exploring the old Gold Rush trail and its many secular but spectacular beaches. Ferry back to the mainland at Port Hardy and travel through the scenic mountains, visiting Tatla Lake, Williams Lake, and Kamloops.
9. The Dempster Highway to the Yukon and Northwest Territories (7-10 Days)
Your trip starts in Dawson City, Yukon, the original destination that spurred the Klondike Gold Rush and runs across the Arctic, where you can take in the tundra, migrating caribou, and gold fields all the way to Inuvik.
10. The Quebec River, Mountains and Lakes Route (7-14 Days)
Start your journey in Montreal then travel along the St. Lawrence River to historical Quebec City and then Tadoussac for whale watching. Travel north to explore the fjords around the enormous Lake St. Chemin, before circling back to Montreal.
Whether it be just 2 days or two weeks long, you are in for some incredible scenery and fun, if you take an RV vacation in Canada. Ready to explore the US by RV?