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Canada Road Trippin' and a Giveaway! - Outside The Box

Canada Road Trippin’ and a Giveaway!

Canada Road Trippin’ and a Giveaway!

So far we are having an amazing summer here in Canada. The weather, at least here in Saskatchewan, has been awesome and even the mosquitoes have been unusually non existent.  Although my husband and I both work fulltime we are getting out, with our daughter, as much as we can and soaking up the summer because we all know it won’t last forever and before you know it we will be knee deep in six months of winter!

We are so fortunate to live in this big beautiful country. There are so many amazing places to explore. Whether you have a week or just a day or two to hit the road, it’s easy to find a destination worth the drive. Here are a few trips to put on your list:

Tofino, British Columbia. Looking for something truly picturesque? Head to Canada’s surf capital – Tofino. Get your family on a ferry from Vancouver to Nanaimo and drive along the Pacific Rim Highway for a truly breathtaking view of mountains and lakes, along with rainforest. The area is also known for its trees, which grow in spectacular sizes. Some trees are believed to be 1000 years old.

Banff, National Park, Alberta. If you hear the mountains calling then Banff may be the place for you. Hiking, fishing, cycling – it’s an active families dream. providing spectacular views along the way.Walk on the Columbia Icefields, take a helicopter or boat tour, or conquer a summit on a guided hike. Or stop by the quaint town of Banff and take in some shopping and delicious food.

Anywhere in Northern Saskatchewan. When people think about Saskatchewan (my home) they often think of the flat, barren prairies or fields of wheat. And yes we do have those. But if you venture just a few short hours north of the major cities (Regina and Saskatoon) you will find yourself smack in the middle of the boreal forest. Think tall pines, a vast selection of birds and other other wildlife and some of the best fishing you’ll ever encounter.

Winnipeg, Manitoba. Did you know that Winnipeg is Canada’s 7th largest city? Even though Manitoba is not a small province, over 50% of the province’s population live right in Winnipeg. It’s a sprawling city with a million things to do. Their are some awesome family attractions like Tinker Town and the Children’s Museum and important cultural spots like the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. There’s also fantastic shopping and amazing food!

Haliburton, Ontario. Truly the quintessential summer escape from the big city, you’ll practically feel the stress lifting as you start driving into cottage country. There are several scenic route options, dotted with great ice cream parlours along the way, which all lead to good times ahead. Whether you stay for the day or rent a cottage, you’ll want to make sure you stop at Webers in Orillia, a Canadian burger landmark since 1963.

Quebec City, Quebec. Whatever direction you’re coming in from, stop in a few francophone villages on your way into the old city to soak up the culture, food and French! Making your way through the beautiful and lush countryside, you’ll be thrilled to arrive at your final destination: old Quebec City, a city full of history, architecture, cobble stone streets and endless charm.

Before you head out on a great adventure, make sure you’re well prepared, especially when kids are involved – we’re hoping for less “are we there yet?” and more “wow, this is amazing!” You’ll always want to pack things like a GPS system, snacks, sunscreen, and sun protection, first aid supplies and good music!

To get you ready for your family adventure this summer, here are some very practical products to put in your travel toolkit.

  • GRAVOL™ Natural Source™ GingerLozenges – curb motion sickness for you and your kids (over the age of six) with these chewable lozenges – convenient, portable and no water required! GRAVOLTM Kids Quick Dissolve Chewables are a great option for your little ones two years and over! (GRAVOLTM Kids Quick Dissolve Chewables are not included in giveaway).
  • OxiClean™ Foam Pretreat – spills and stains are bound to happen on road trips, treat them the day they happen and then throw the item in the wash a few days later when you make it to your destination!
  • ORAJEL™ Anticavity Fluoride Toothpaste 119g, in either Super Mario™ or The Ultimate Spider-ManTM or My Little Pony™ – with road trips come snacks and fast food so ensuring your little ones are brushing is of the upmost importance.
  • Vitafusion™ Women’s and Men’s Complete Multivitamins – are geared towards providing essential nutrients specifically needed by men and women to maintain their health, in a tasty gummy that you can take without water, perfect for on-the-go!

Win some summer road trip essentials!

Just in time to hit the road I’m pleased to be able to offer this great giveaway to my readers. One of you will walk (umm drive) away with this Summer Road Trip prize pack valued at $50.

summer road trip

The giveaway is open to Canadian residents (except Quebec) age 18 and over. Use the form below to enter. Good luck!

Disclosure: this post was brought to you in partnership with Church and Dwight

This article has 50 comments

  1. I would like to have road trip across East Coast Canada and ending in PEI

  2. I would love to take a road trip to Banff, AB.

  3. To Niagara Falls.

  4. I would love to road trip to Ottawa Ontario 

  5. Always wanted to drive to PEI. Thanks.

  6. i would like to go to BC

  7. I’d love to road trip to Niagara Falls! 

  8. I would drive around the maritimes

  9. I'd like to be able to travel from the east coast right across the country to the west coast.

  10. I'd love to take a road trip from Banff to Jasper.

  11. I would like to take a road trip to visit my son and his family in Calgary.

  12. I would love to take a road trip out to either Alberta or British Columbia.

  13. I would like to take a road trip to Toronto.

  14. I'd love to take a road trip to Parksville BC

  15. I would love to go to Nova Scotia!!

  16. I would like to take a road trip from Ontario to Vancouver Island, would be an amazing trip!

  17. I would love to take a trip to edmonton and jasper!

  18. I'd love to take a road trip to Newfoundland.

  19. I would love to take a road trip to Jasper

  20. I  would like to take a road trip to Gros Mourne park.

  21. I'd love to visit the East Coast! We visited Halifax years ago but theres so much more to see!

  22. I would love to tour Quebec.

  23. I would love to drive out to the East coast this summer.My husband and I
    want to drive the Cabot Trail in Nova scotia.It looks so beautiful and the
    road follows a lot of the ocean. Awww…to smell the ocean air would make
    me so happy!!

  24. I'd like to take a roadtrip out to Alberta & BC!

  25. I'd like to go to PEI

  26. Stephanie LaPlante
    Friday 29 July 2016, 1:59 pm

    I would definitely say Niagara Falls

  27. I would love to go to the West Coast. See British Columbia and Banff! We have already done the East Coast.

  28. I would like to go to Nova Scotia.

  29. I would like to take a road trip to the East Coast.

  30. I would like to go to Edmonton to see the mountains.

  31. I would love to take another road trip through the rocky mountains!

  32. I would love to road trip back to Nova Scotia to visit family


  33. Florence Cochrane
    Monday 1 August 2016, 12:50 pm

    I love to take a road trip to Victoria, BC

  34. I would like to take a road trip to Newfoundland to visit family.

  35. I would take a road trip to Vancouver Island

  36. I would love to take a Canada Road Trip to Newfoundland

  37. I want to go to Vancouver!

  38. I would love to take a road trip on the East Coast, especially PEI. The Anne of Green Gables house is on my must-see list!

  39. I'd like to Toronto!

  40. would love to go back to Jasper

  41. I'd love to go to Nova Scotia.

  42. I'd love to road trip out to Nova Scotia to drive the Cabot Trail

  43. i would like to do a cross canada trip

  44. I would love to take a road trip to Vancouver Island

  45. I would like to road trip from Newfoundland to Ontario!

  46. I would like to take a road trip to the Muskoka area of Ontario. It's so beautiful!

  47. I would like to take a road trip to Whitehorse to visit my son.

  48. I would love to take a road trip from NL to BC! That would be amazing.

  49. I would love to travel Newfoundland!

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