Lifestyle,  Travel

Canadian Road Trip – One For The Bucket List!

*This is a collaborative post, however, all words are my own.

I can’t be the only one who’s starting to get the itch to travel again. Being able to jump on a plane and immerse yourself in other cultures and experiences is something that I really miss. I am totally on board with all the COVID-19 lockdowns and, obviously, the travel restrictions are in place for a reason, so I’m not taking any of it for granted. If anything, this time at home during 2020 has given me the chance to think in more detail about my Travel Bucket List and what type of adventures I want to take in the future. 

One adventurous holiday that I am definitely adding to my bucket list is in Canada! 

Why travel to Canada?

Firstly, who doesn’t want to explore the absolutely stunning scenery that Canada has to offer? Canada offers a huge variety of areas to explore, including mountain ranges, ranchlands, beautiful lakes, vineyards, exquisite architecture, and so much more. With so much on offer, there’s something for everyone when you take a Canadian holiday.

Canada boasts some of the most beautiful scenery in the world, making it a wonderful destination to take a road trip in. The roads themselves are basically built for road trips, with many iconic routes readily mapped out for exploring. When driving along the open roads, you’ll often find lay-bys to the side that are perfect soaking in the views. 

Although an international driving license may be required, the rules for driving in Canada are very similar to that of the rules in the USA. Cars drive on the right-hand side, signs are in English and French, and you may not use mobile phones whilst driving. If you find you need to have an international driver’s license for Canada, make sure you look into acquiring one in advance.

Fly-drive holidays mean all your information is in one place, making it easy and convenient for travellers. 

Seasoned travelers will know that booking flights, accommodation and experiences separately requires a certain level of organisational skill. This is a skill set that I definitely do not possess! Instead, I prefer to have everything grouped together so that all the information I need is in one place, and I have the peace of mind that nothing will go wrong. With this in mind, booking a fly-drive holiday sounds like the perfect way to experience Canada’s stunning scenery and wildlife.

The Best Way To Travel To And Around Canada

When thinking about travelling around Canada, self drive holidays are definitely the way forward! For stress-free road-tripping adventures, you need to look into fly-drive holidays. Fly-drive holidays take care of everything, so you don’t need to worry about finding all your bits of paperwork and tickets. The cost of your international flights, accommodation and car hire is all included in the fly-drive package, and packages are very reasonably priced! All you need to worry about is driving to the airport, and everything else is taken care of for you.

If you’re after more of a ‘backpacking through Canada’ vibe, fly-drive holidays offer you a choice of hire vehicle, which means you’re also able to hire motorhomes instead of cars. The advantage of a motorhome means that you can take the whole trip at your own pace, stay in the places you find the most beautiful and not have to worry about taking luggage in and out of hotel rooms each night. 

With so much to see and do, it’s no wonder Canada is such a sort after destination for holidaymakers. I’m especially interested in the wildlife holidays, imagine exploring Canada’s national parks and spotting bears – I mean, Canada is one of the only places on Earth that you can safely and considerately see polar bears in the wild!

Fly-drive packages are such a great way of travelling, and this is certainly something that my partner and I will be looking into when lockdown restrictions start to ease. As Canada covers such a large area of ground, there are quite a few airport and holiday locations, each with different terrains, wildlife and experiences.

Romantic road trip or family holiday?

For the price of the fly-drive packages, I would say it’s best to take a Canadian holiday as a couple, rather than take the whole family – especially if you’re looking at the possibility of sleeping in a motorhome! Some of the experiences that are offered in packages may also only be suited for adults. That’s not to say that exploring Canada with your children wouldn’t be an extremely enriching and absolutely mind-blowing experience if you can afford to.

Rachael is a 31 year old mum to 10 year old Luke and 5 year old Oscar. She lives in England and writes about family life, crafts, recipes, parenting wins(and fails), as well as travel, days out, fashion and living the frugal lifestyle.

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