"Driving west through the wilds" Top 5 Page for this destination Province of Ontario by Bwana_Brown
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In early July I had a wedding to attend in Fredericton, New Brunswick on the Atlantic coast of Canada. When Sue and I left there almost two years ago for me to take up a new job in Regina, Saskatchewan in western Canada we had to leave in quite a rush, driving across the USA on Interstate highways in our 'old' car to make the deadline. As a result, we ended up leaving our newer Honda Accord behind and not being used for the past 13 months. We decided we would make a vacation out of this wedding trip, flying east for a week of catching up with old friends and then taking another week to drive back to Regina through Canada this time.
We had previously done lots of exploring in New Brunswick and Quebec but Ontario had not yet been given a fair shake (except for visits to Ottawa and Toronto). We decided to concentrate on Ontario on our way home, sticking to the back-roads where it suited us and going places we had not been before. Our route ended up covering 4500-km (2900-mi) in total, with five full days in Ontario alone! It turned out to be better than I had expected as we enjoyed our first experience with Algonquin provincial park, then hiking the cliffs of rugged Bruce Peninsula, a ferry ride to the world's largest island in a freshwater lake, waterfalls and more parks along the rugged north shore of Lake Superior and finally the most spectacular of them all - Ouimet Canyon.
Hop in for a drive with us across Ontario as we take in the sights! My 'General' tip includes maps of both our cross-Canada route and some of our stops in Ontario itself.
- Pros:Excellent roads, not busy even in the peak of summer and lots to see!
- Cons:You will need good weather and time, a week is not enough
- In a nutshell:A wonderful trip
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