Travel Tips in Canada

Tip 131: Hike Newfoundland’s East Coast Trail

“I do this hike every year. It’s world-class and always a beautiful adventure.” — Travelzoo member Elaine

Tip 132: Drive Route 132 in Quebec

“A new controlled-access highway has been built, but take the road less travelled. With all the transport trucks and commercial traffic gone, the old roads are far more scenic. Examples include Route 132, the old road along the south shore of the St. Lawrence after Route 20 was built; the old road from Fredericton to Moncton; and the old highway on the west side of the St. John River after the new twinned highway was built. Consider stopping for two nights along the way, making it a trip instead of a marathon.” — Travelzoo member David

Tip 133: Visit Fort Edmonton Park, Alberta

“Fort Edmonton Park illustrates the history of the fur trade, which led to the development and establishment of the Dominion of Canada. The park was founded for the Centennial, so it’s now celebrating its 50th birthday.” — Travelzoo member Debra

Tip 134: Drive the Yellowhead Highway into Prince Rupert, B.C.

“I recently took a trip from Toronto to Prince Rupert, B.C., by car. I could tell you the obvious (don’t miss the Icefields Parkway), but I thought I’d suggest seeing a much less explored area — the western part of the Yellowhead Highway. I was taken aback as I travelled west toward Prince George at the density of the forests along a completely deserted highway. What a sense of being on an adventure! But the most spectacular part of the northwestern part of the highway was the final stretch coming into Prince Rupert. I was travelling on a rainy but partly sunny afternoon and found it hard to keep my eyes on the road with towering mountains surrounding me as I drove the winding waterside highway toward the west coast. Rainbows, shadows, sunshine — it was a sight to behold and not to be missed! Especially if you value a bit of solitude and time to think as you drink in the landscape.” — Travelzoo member Sarah\

Tip 135: Take in the Tunnels of Moose Jaw, Sask.

“Visit the historic underground tunnels formed during the Roaring ’20s bootlegging era of Al Capone. Staff are invested in their roles and share friendly, informative dialogue. Next door, you can dress in period clothing and pose for a picture as your alter ego — a rum runner! Tommy guns, three-piece suits and whisky bottles are available to build your character. Fun for all ages.” —  Travelzoo member Donna

Tip 136: The Loudest Festival in Canada? It’s in New Brunswick!

Find out why you shouldn’t miss the Festival Acadien de Caraquet in this guest post by Janice Waugh of Solo Traveler.

Tip 137: Listen to Piknic Electronik in Montreal

Photo: Charles Prot

“Having a picnic and enjoying electronic music in a beautiful, sprawling park is simply the best way to spend a Sunday afternoon. It happens every Sunday from May to September at Parc Jean-Drapeau.” — Travelzoo member Amy

Tip 138: Explore Quadra Island, B.C.    

“Quadra Island sits next to Campbell River and serves as the entryway to the rest of the Discovery Islands. Quadra is a magical place with its friendly people, great hikes and outlooks onto the rugged chain of islands. [You’ll] feel a sense of adventure inspired by the uniquely West Coast setting.” — Travelzoo member Tony

Tip 140: Experience Colourful Dawson City, Yukon

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