Summer Road Trippin’ around Canada

July and August are the perfect months to take a family road trip, school is out and there’s much opportunity to hit the road on an adventure. Here in Canada we have so many destinations and possibilities for road trips – whether that be locally or across the country. I’m sure many are Summer Road Trippin’ around Canada!

Summer Road Trippin’ around Canada

Not sure where you want to go? Here are three great adventures to get your mind wandering and maybe inspire your next trip: Quebec City, Haliburton and Tofino. Not sure what each has to offer? Read more below!

1. 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. We road tripped from Alberta to Tofino before and the sights and location is stunning. 

2. 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.

3. 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.

As with any travel adventure, you should first make sure you’re well prepared, especially when kids are involved. With some pre-planning you can change many of those “are we there yet?” statements into “wow, this is amazing!” Make sure your road trip includes a GPS system, plenty of snacks, sunscreen for everyone, first aid supplies and good road music!

Church & Dwight wants to help you get ready for your family adventures this summer with some very practical product suggestions to put in your travel toolkit. 

  • GRAVOL Natural Source Ginger Lozenges – curb motion sickness for you and your kids (over the age of six) with these chewable lozenges – convenient, portable and no water required! GRAVOL Kids Quick Dissolve Chewables are a great option for your little ones two years and over! (GRAVOL Kids Quick Dissolve Chewables are not included in giveaway).
  • OxiClea 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!

As a side note, our family just got back from a cruise and the GRAVOL Natural Source Ginger Lozenges were most helpful, if not a necessity. This one product saved me on this trip that’s for sure, which is why I take it along on each and ever adventure we go on – near or far! 



Disclosure: This is a compensated post, yet as always, all opinions are my own.




  1. No road trips for us this year. Someday we are going to road trip to Toronto.

  2. I would like to go on a trip to PEI. I’m not sure it’s going to happen though.

  3. No road trips this year as money is tight and plus my hubby has to go in for surgery, so a quiet summer for us!!

  4. I’m not doing any road tripping this summer but I will be traveling across the province to Gros Mourne in October.

  5. Heading to Nanaimo next week to see my Junior/high school buddy. Hopefully going to Todino as well finally. And Kelowna, hopefully find out what sex grandbaby will be

  6. no major road trips this summer, just alot of camping in the mountains around us!

  7. I’ve taken a few day trips this summer to locations a few hours from home. Hope to do some more local day trips yet.

  8. We are not taking any road trips this summer. If we were we would go to Waterton Lakes National Park.

  9. My road trip will be going to the family cottage in Quebec about a 2 hour drive.

  10. I am not going anywhere this summer but if I was I would love to take a day trip to Jasper

  11. We are just staying close to home and road tripping to Niagara-on-the-lake.

  12. No Road Trips planned for this summer, we are spending it at our RV that is set up on a seasonal site.

  13. No plans for a road trip this summer, but I do eventually want to do one on the west coast

  14. I have a newborn, so no roadtripping for me this summer, sadly.

  15. No road trips planned this summer, but i sure would love to visit the East Coast sometime

  16. We just got back from Gaspe Bay Quebec. For the remainder of the summer we plan to stay fairly local. We will do some weekend camp trips and Canada’s Wonderland.

  17. My sister and I are planning a trip to the East coast in September; we went to BC last year.d

  18. We’re kinda already done for the summer, we went to Montebello Quebec at the end of June for a 3-day music festival so the farthest we’ll be going now is just up to the family cottage.

  19. We’re staying put because we’re expecting twins in a month! But we did take three road trips to Halifax Nova Scotia this year!

  20. Hopefully, we will be hitting the road to visit family in Montreal.

  21. No major trips this summer. We will be “road tripping” to some local parks for walks and picnics.

  22. I would love to take m6 family on a road trip to Canadas Wonderland & then to Niagara Falls!

  23. We made a bucket list of short road trips in our area. Lots of beaches we have yet to hit!! 🙂

  24. We will be heading to Windsor in August for a family reunion, other than that we have no other road trips planned. Then again, we are kind of a spur of the moment sort.

  25. I’m going to Las Vegas with some girlfriends for my 40th birthday next month.

  26. were going to go to Niagara Falls, not to far so we can go home at night, have plans on some other sites and places too but not sure where

  27. Not going on a huge road trip, but we are enjoying our little drives to beaches, parks, and libraries!

  28. Driving long haul means most days are road trip days! We love our home time when we get it! 🙂

  29. We are not road trippin’ this summer, but we are at spring break – we will drive to Palm Springs, leave the car there for my parents to drive home in later, and we will fly home to Vancouver. In a few years we will road trip on the east coast of Canada – Quebec to PEI, just waiting for our youngest to be a bit older so that she may remember it!

  30. Just some camping trips not far from home this year! We were originally planning to head through Jasper, than down to Drumheller, through Calgary, Banff and then home but have had to put it off to next Summer after an unplanned visit to Ontario to see family.

  31. We have already road tripped to Jasper and Grande Prairie and are still planning to head to Banff and Saskatoon before the summer’s over

  32. a couple small 4 – 5 day trips to the Okanagon, Jasper and Vancouver 🙂

  33. We have been doing lots of road trips this summer and more to come

  34. No Road trips this summer but next year we will be going home to Newfoundland from Ontario.

  35. roadtripping locally, this summer, but hope for a long trip in the fall

Comments are closed.