Road Trip: Cheesy Family Fun In and Around Kitchener


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Without doubt, autumn is Ontario’s peak road trip season. And as much as seeing the changing leaves is impetus enough, it’s always fun to have a place to head toward. Driving west for about an hour and a half outside Toronto leads you into farming country, where you’ll find a perfect balance of colourful landscapes […]

Fall Day Trips to Surprising Destinations in Southern Ontario


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It’s the most wonderful time of the year for a scenic drive: autumn weekends bring about a painter’s palette of changing leaves, along with cooler temperatures – not having to blast the air conditioning is great for fuel economy. But as lovely as it is to hit the road for no reason other than to view […]

Road Trip: Beauty Goes Beyond Mountains in Alberta


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Go to Alberta – the mountains are gorgeous! That’s pretty terrible travel advice, right? If there’s a person left on Earth who doesn’t know that Canada’s Banff and Jasper National Parks are collectively an ecological treasure without parallel, they must truly live under a rock. The beauty of a road trip, though, is that it […]

Road Trip: Why I Bailed on Wood Buffalo National Park


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The drive from Edmonton up the Mackenzie Highway and into the Northwest Territories was one of the first to capture my attention. It’s something I’d always intended to do someday, but I’d never formulated a good enough excuse. “Because I want to” never seemed to carry the gravitas to justify the risk or expense. That […]

Road Trip: Driving into Self-Discovery in the United Kingdom


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We live in an enormous, diverse, oftentimes dizzying world. But for every person, there’s that one place out there somewhere that can unlock a cache of personal mysteries and help make sense of it all. For me, that place has always been the United Kingdom. Read more at autoTRADER.ca.

Road Trip: Camping in the City? Believe It


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After finding ourselves desperate for some early-season outdoor adventure but also short on time, my daughter and I booked a campsite, threw some food and gear into the back of a Volkswagen Atlas on a Saturday morning, and set off from our downtown Toronto home. Just 45 minutes later, we were pulling into the campground. […]

Hopping Through History on Hamilton’s Harbourfront


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The Hamilton waterfront is a great place to spend a summer afternoon. Did you react to that statement with skepticism? That’s understandable. If you look south from the Queen Elizabeth Way, or if you’ve lived in the Greater Toronto Area for decades, you might have the perception that Hamilton is made entirely of foundries and […]

Buffalo Baseball and Wings a Perfect Rite of Spring


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Spring has only truly arrived once we’ve been to Buffalo. This annual road trip for baseball and Buffalo wings has become an essential tradition for my family and the friends who join us. It marks an official declaration of the end of another long winter, and it usually provides the first chance to get some […]

Five Reasons to Visit Niagara-on-the-Lake that Don’t Involve Wine


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Whether it’s because you have kids to entertain, you’re a designated driver who’s putting your foot down, or you just don’t like wine all that much, Niagara-on-the-Lake still holds plenty of wonderful ways to spend your time that don’t involve wine at all. Find five wine-free ways to spend your time in Niagara-on-the-Lake at Wheels.ca.