8 of Canada’s best day-trip drives

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There’s nothing quite like feeling the sun on your face as you jump behind the wheel, ready to see where the day takes you on your latest road trip. But what if you have only one day to spare? Not to worry. There are plenty of great one-day drives to take throughout Canada. Here are just eight ideas to get you started.

The King’s Road, QB

This road, which extends between Montreal and Quebec City, was built in 1737 after officials ordered a “royal road” that would connect New France’s two biggest settlements. As you traverse the same tracks carts and stagecoaches used to tackle, you’ll have the chance to stop at numerous old t

Grab a National Park Pass and hit up this 232-kilometre stretch of commercial-free road between Alberta’s Jasper and Lake Louise. Along the way you’ll take in seven icefields and more than 20 glaciers, not to mention several tourist stops and wildlife sightings.

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON

Head out on the Niagara Parkway to experience Niagara Falls and Niagara-on-the-Lake in all their glory. From the breathtaking falls and the touristy downtown area to the calmer vineyards and historic Fort George, there’s plenty to see and do as you wind down the scenic road. Be sure to stop at one of the many award-winning wineries for delicious food, or else pack a picnic and eat lunch waterside.