You know how it is. You’ve been driving for hours. The road is stretching endlessly ahead of you. You feel like you’ve heard the same playlist on loop nine times in a row. It might be time for a break. Road trips can be the biggest, most exhilarating adventure of your life, but one of the best parts about them is heading off the beaten track, discovering new places and trying things you would never otherwise have found. Here are some of the things you’ll find in Canada it’s worth pulling over and cutting your engine for to stretch those legs and take in the world around you.
1 – In Nackawic, New Brunswick, Canada, you’ll be able to visit the world’s tallest axe. Coming in at 15 metres tall and weighing over 55 tons, this is a truly impressive axe. It was built by a Canadian company in 1991 and has a time capsule embedded in the blade. The axe symbolizes the importance of forestry to the people of New Brunswick, and how it continues to a hugely significant part of Canadian life.
2 – In the Canadian province of Alberta, you can find yourself standing next to the world’s biggest dinosaur. Standing at a whopping 26.3 metres, this construction is considerably bigger than the largest of the species. Not only can you stand beneath this massive dinosaur, you can also climb up the 106 stairs to the viewing platform, taking in the view from right inside the creature’s mouth!
3 – Make sure you’re stopping regularly, staying hydrated and well-rested, regardless of any road trip deadlines you might have. But what better place to stop than Chuck’s Roadhouse Bar and Grill www.chucksroadhouse.com? Located just off Windsor Heights, you won’t want to miss out on the classics – ribs, beef dinners, wings and fish and chips, all served with an ice-cold beer or cocktail.
4 – If you’re in Alberta, and looking for other roadside attractions, why not head over to Medicine Hat? The sixth largest city in Canada has another claim to fame – the world’s largest tepee. This city has a rich culture and history so you might even want to take your foot off the gas for a night or two and exploring what began as a railway town.
5 – What trip around Canada wouldn’t be complete without a visit to Ontario? But, if you’re looking for roadside attractions worth pulling over for, here you’ll find a giant nickel. It’s in the grounds of the Dynamic Earth museum, also worth taking a look at as it explores the city’s mining history and has regular geology and earth science exhibits. The Big Nickel has been a feature of the museum’s grounds for many years now – the idea for it began in 1963 when a competition for ideas to commemorate Canada’s centennial was opened to the people of Sudbury and Ted Szilva came up with this design.
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A road trip through Canada can be one of the most stunning driving experiences you can have. From snowy mountains, to dense forests, the landscape and architecture is breath-taking, not to mention the sheer size and scope of the country. So what are you waiting for? Stick on the ‘Due South’ soundtrack and put your foot down!