The ECM Media Bloggers have been hard at work writing some incredible blog posts to help you celebrate #Canada150 this summer! I’m honoured to join them in a #Canada150 blog hop with a post celebrating road tripping around our incredible country! Read all the way to the bottom to see everyone’s posts!
We are truly lucky to have so many jaw dropping scenic drives in Canada from the seashore to the mountains. These 10 amazing Road Trips will lead you to a major #Canada150 celebration in each city location on or around Canada Day! Click the city name to go to the website for each location to see the full schedule of events. If you’re wondering why fireworks aren’t mentioned in any of the events, it’s because every city is having them!
Tofino to Victoria
Highlights of the drive: Rocky Shoreline, Surfers, Tall Red Cedar Trees, Windy Drive through Rocky Mountains
Highlights of the #Canada150 Event: 100 free live performances over 11 days, Aboriginal Performances
Whistler to Vancouver
Highlights of the drive: Start in the Mountains and end up in the City, Squamish Climbing Cliffs, Windy Road, Island Views
Highlights of the #Canada150 Event: Canadian Oath Reaffirmation, Parade, Multicultural Ceremony, Waterfront Cinema
Jasper to Calgary
Highlights of the drive: Arguably one of the most beautiful drives in Canada. Cuts through the Rocky Mountains past glaciers.
Highlights of the #Canada150 Event: Traditional Pow-wow, Military Displays, Celebrations all over the city including at Fort Calgary
Regina to Winnipeg
Highlights of the drive: The beauty of the Prairies – Yellow Crops and Farmhouses
Highlights of the #Canada150 Event: Sunrise Spirit Riders, Pow-wow, Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra
Collingwood to Toronto
Highlights of the drive: Beautiful lake views, farm country, little towns with cafes and art shops.
Highlights of the #Canada150 Event: Free performances in multiple locations including the Barenaked Ladies, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Gatsby Garden Party, Reaffirmation Ceremony
Highlights of the drive: Fastest route between two major cities to celebrate Canada Day activities. To add on value to your drive take Route 50 along the river or head south on Route 416 to the 401 to Montreal.
Highlights of the #Canada150 Event in Ottawa: Pyromusical Fireworks, Performing artists featuring Serena Ryder, Cirque de Soleil and Chantal Kreviazuk
Highlights of the #Canada150 Event in Montreal: Artists featuring Bob Dylan, La la land in concert, Feist and many others at the Montreal Jazz Fest.
Charlevoix to Quebec City
Highlights of the drive: Cathedrals, Waterfalls, Mountain and River Views, Mills, Cheese Factories
Highlights of the #Canada150 Event: Mass of thanksgiving, Artists featuring Billy Talent & Metric
Saint John to Fredericton
Highlights of the drive: Rolling Hills, Maple Trees, River Views, Possible Deer and Moose Sightings
Highlights of the #Canada150 Event: Artists featuring I Mother Earth and Edwin, Parade
Sussex to Moncton
Highlights of the drive: Hopewell Rocks, Highest Tides in the World, Tidal Bore, Rocky Beaches, Lighthouses
Highlights of the #Canada150 Event: Performances by The Glorious Sons, Alan Doyle, The New Brunswick Youth Orchestra, 150 person choir and more.
North Rustico to Charlottetown
Highlights of the drive: Anne of Green Gables Home, Green Fields, Fishing Villages, Beaches, Red Soil
Highlights of the #Canada150 Event: Tall Ships Regatta, Performances by Lennie Gallant, Natalie MacMaster and more.
Lunenburg to Halifax
Highlights of the drive: Fishing villages, Tall Ships, Qaint Shops and Cafes, Ocean Views
Highlights of the #Canada150 Event: Featuring Deadmau5 Free Concert
Terra Nova to St. John’s
Highlights of the drive: Possible Ice Bergs & Whales, Rugged Countryside, Colorful buildings, Fishing Villages, Ocean Views, Quaint Shops and Restaurants
Highlights of the #Canada150 Event: Sunrise event with a Wake Up the Nation Breakfast, Performances by The Sheepdogs, The Novaks and Mallory Johnson.
Make sure you check out all of the other links below by our ECM Media Bloggers!