When Canada’s gems are calling, a DriveAway motorhome guarantees flexibility, convenience and value for money to self-drive devotees.
There’s a lot to be said for becoming an adventurous travel turtle when exploring Canada.
By hiring a self-contained motorhome complete with all the mod-cons holidaymakers can unpack once with everything necessary to cover the kilometres on board, roam far and wide with transport doubling as accommodation, and drift along quiet roads far from the bustle of the big smoke.
Hopping into a DriveAway motorhome after long hauling across the Pacific is a convenient way to explore Canada’s wide-open spaces. From the Pacific to Atlantic coastlines and as far north as the freeze allows – with the combination of accommodation and transport guaranteeing great value for money.
And by touring in a comfortable hotel room on wheels everyone from couples to families find flexibility. By setting off sans an itinerary and letting the mood take them from legendary locations to addresses sitting far from the tourist trail.
Here are five of the best landscapes around the maple-leaf land to see when exploring Canada from the front seats of a motorhome.
1. Icefields Parkway
The 232kms of asphalt stretching through the Rocky Mountains between Lake Louise and Jasper is one of the planet’s top driving routes. This allows the self-supported expeditioners savour everything from sapphire lakes and icy glaciers to pristine forests and tumbling waterfalls.
2. Vancouver Island
The destination that’s a vehicle-ferry ride from hip Van City is one of Canada’s hidden gems with Victoria a sassy settlement and the Pacific Marine Driving Route a five-day loop showcasing majestic mountains, weather-beaten beaches, marine wildlife, and award-winning wineries.
3. The Yukon
The wild northern province that’s about the same size as Spain sits between British Columbia and the Arctic Sea to Alaska’s east and boasts everything from glaciers to gold-rush history as well as more wildlife – caribou, elk, Arctic foxes, moose, bears – than travellers can snap with a zoom lens.
4. Fort McMurray
Those set on spotting the Northern Lights should load up the motorhome. Drift to Fort McMurray in northern Alberta with a hired hotel on wheels providing the ideal perch to sit up into the small hours watching the neon sprays dance across the black winter sky.
5. Niagara Falls
The world’s most famous waterfall straddles the Canadian and American border. A stone’s throw from trendy Toronto with helicopter sightseeing flights, a lofty observation tower, zip-line rides, and boat journeys are the best way to survey this natural wonder.
Directions to DriveAway …
DriveAway is the motorhome guru boasting pick-up and drop-off venues in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Edmonton, Montreal, Whitehorse and Halifax.
There are also monthly specials, including 25 per cent off unlimited mileage and discounts on one-way combos with Cruise America, and the DriveAway website has all the details as well as the facts and figure on motorhome hire.
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Written by Sarah Nicholson, KARRYON contributor
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