Summer time is here – which means warmer weather, vacation days and energetic kids who need a good adventure! Road trips help lead to fun-filled adventures and allow you to fully discover all that Ontario has to offer. Unsure where to go next? What to do when you arrive? Don’t sweat it! Buckle up – as we have listed some of Ontario’s outstanding and unforgettable road trip destinations!
Top 10 must see road trip locations in Ontario.
Just southeast of Bruce Peninsula National Park, Tobermory is a harbour village that is home to The Grotto – a stunning hiking trail with a stunning view. Explore the caves or take a dip into the crystal blue waters that surround this beautiful Ontario community.
If the name wasn’t already a dead give-away, this sightseer’s paradise has over 1,800 islands residing around the St. Lawrence River. Fully indulge in this unique cultural destination by exploring extraordinary lighthouses, historic castles or enjoying a boat tour around the pirate-patrolled waterway!
Nestled in the heart of Muskoka, Ontario – Huntsville is a must-see cottage country desintation! Plan a family weekend campout at Arrowhead Provincial Park. Want to really test your outdoor adventure skills? Start by tackling the 15 km hiking trails or rent a kayak and tread those Ontario waters!
Have you ordered your provincial park pass yet? You’re going to need it! This reservation is the perfect stop for animal lovers with more than 370 species of birds have made a home here. During the fall you can also find plenty of Monarch butterflies around the park. Snap a couple photos and be one with nature!
Explore the waterfall capital of Ontario– Hamilton! This major city has roughly one hundred waterfalls and cascades in the city. A fan favourite is The Devils Punchbowl Falls – a 37-metre ribbon waterfall! Round up the family and the camera because this breathtaking location is one for the family photo album! End the day off with some retail therapy by heading to Locke street, a strip filled with local clothing and antique boutiques.
The Canadian Automotive Museum
We couldn’t forget about our car enthusiasts! Round up the gang and head over to The Canadian Automotive Museum located in Oshawa, Ontario. ‘Ouu’ and ‘ahh’ over classic Canadian cars, motorcycles and trucks! This fun and educational museum is the home to some vehicles that date all the way back to the early 19th century!
Perfect for science lovers, Greater Sudbury offers tourists a hand-on experience at the science museum; Dynamic Earth. Enjoy the underground tour, multimedia theatres and the newly added outdoor science park! Before you leave, don’t forget to take a selfie with the big nickel!
Prince Edward County
Calling all wine and cheese lovers! This vacation destination is the home to many passionate winemakers. Enjoy a glass of the province’s best Pinot Nior, and then head down to Sandbanks Provincial park to take a stroll along the white sand and waterline.
We couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary then to visit Canada’s capital – Ottawa. Sightsee at Parliament hill and make sure to say hi to Prime Minister Trudeau! If you’re feeling more adventurous, the mighty Ottawa River is where you are going to want to be. Get the fishing rods out and catch a big one during a guided fishing tour!
Now that you have a checklist full of places to visit and things to do, it is important to always make sure that your car is prepared for the long road ahead. Keep you and your passengers safe and sound. Come into your local Jiffy Lube so we can service your vehicle and send you on your way to whatever adventures lie ahead!