Relaxing and exploring can make any day enjoyable. Today is International Go for a Ride Day, a time dedicated to celebrating the inception and development of our transportation industry. Take advantage of this freedom to go wherever your wheels can carry you. Keep in mind these destinations for an easy escape outside of the busy city and into some of Canada’s most serene small towns.
Goderich is set overlooking Lake Huron, and Queen Elizabeth II has named it, “the prettiest town in Canada” and is only three hours south of Toronto. Filled with charming shops, award-winning flower gardens and a long boardwalk that runs along the shoreline, Goderich is a quaint place to spend a weekend afternoon. Make sure you are there early if you’re interested in checking out the flea or farmer’s markets in the central square!
Lunenburg, Nova Scotia
Close to Halifax, this port town is renowned for its architecture and vibrant coloured homes. Established by German, French and Swiss settlers in the 1770s, the beautiful town of Lunenburg is located on the Fairhaven Peninsula at the western side of Mahone Bay and is a popular spot for seafood, shopping and historical tours. Rejoice the atmosphere by the water with a drink at Ironworks Distillery or a coffee and a treat at Laughing Whale!
Surrounded by Banff National Park, the views from this town are picturesque. Considering the four-hour commute from Edmonton, fitting all of Banff’s attractions into one day is impossible thanks to its never-ending list of sights to see and things to do. From hiking and canoeing to leisurely strolls through small shops and cafes, despite the way you spend your day here you’ll be guaranteed a great time.
This town is located 100km outside of Charlottetown and is a nice option if you’re needing a quick escape. Take a stroll to one of the local lighthouses and enjoy the salty Gulf of St. Lawrence, or check out the weekly farmer’s market and antique shops. If you’re feeling hungry head to Skip’s Fish and Chips – a diner-style restaurant that serves only the freshest catch!
This small Victorian looking harbor town is packed with old churches, museums and restored saltboxes houses – a history buffs dream. A three-hour drive outside of St. Johns, Trinity is home to only 200 people year-round. Cozy up in one of their cafes with a book, wander the streets with a camera in hand or sign up for a boat tour if you’re craving the sea. Be sure to make a pit stop at Aunt Sarah’s Chocolate Shop!
Whatever you have planned for the day, remember it’s all about going for that ride today! And, if you are looking to execute your plans with a vehicle of your choice, visit Canada Auto Experts or call 1-855-550-5565 today to get approved for an affordable vehicle at a great interest rate, which will also help you build your credit.