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Wednesday, June 5th, 2013 — 8:04am PDT
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I love road trips of all kinds, whether it’s taking off to the Sunshine Coast for a night on a weekend or packing up and heading east to chase sunrises over the Rockies. Great tunes on the radio, snacks in the console, windows down, photo ops in the review mirror, spotting wildlife, playing eye-spy with road signs, and most of all getting to a place that’s anywhere but home.


Canadian Tire is helping Canadians get out on the open road with their Road Trip Research Centre, which is packed with online resources, information about auto services, entertainment and navigation tools, and tips on everything from pet travel to fuel economy.

Canadian-Tire-LogoTo get you prepped for summer adventures on the road, Canadian Tire is offering up a prize pack of road trip essentials including the latest cleaning, organization, and road trip supplies.

One reader of mine will receive a Coleman 50 Can Cube Collapsible Cooler, the Bissell AutoCare Hand Vacuum, a Rubbermaid Auto Triple Bin Organizer, a Rubbermaid Auto Double Bin Organizer, a Rubbermaid Back Seat Tray Storage Unit, a Rubbermaid Auto Trash Bin, and a selection of auto cleaning sprays, wipes, and towels ensuring your vehicle stays nice and organized between rest stops.

Here’s how you can enter to win this prize pack, which would also be great for Father’s Day:

  • Leave a comment naming your favourite Canadian road trip destination (1 entry)
  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
RT to enter to win a road trip prize pack from @CanadianTire + @Miss604

I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Follow Canadian Tire on Twitter and Facebook for more information about summer cleaning, car care, outdoor and recreational supplies.

Update The winner is PennyR!

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  1. Erin says:

    I love roadtripping to Savary Island!

  2. Julia says:

    The sunshine coast!

  3. Sharylin says:

    Harrison Hot Springs is my favourite Canadian road trip destination

  4. stacey says:

    Love heading up to the Okanagan to swim in the lake and eat fresh peaches and cherries! always a fun road trip!

  5. Jennifer says:

    When I was little my nan and pupa took me to barkerville. I will never forget it, had the best time with them.

  6. Fiona says:

    I love road tripping to Alberta, through the amazing Rocky Mountains.

    I would love this kit for our next trip! โ˜ผ

  7. Serena Debolt says:

    Driving to Banff to see all the wildlife and mountains

  8. Jen says:

    Harrison…or the Rockies for a longer trip.

  9. debbie f says:

    I love driving along Vancouver Island.

  10. greg says:

    I like the drive up to Whistler.

  11. Ramona says:


  12. Emilia says:

    Road trip to Penticton and Skaha lake is my favourite, love the open spaces and hot weather

  13. Arjun Rudra says:


  14. Laura says:

    We always road trip to Shuswap – can’t wait for this year!

  15. Dave says:

    I do the Squamish/Whistler trip almost every weekend! So much to see and do along the way!

  16. Jas says:

    The Okanagan. I love that drive.

  17. Sandra says:


  18. Martha says:

    Love driving to Algonquin

  19. Laura says:

    I love a roadtrip to the rockies!

  20. Steph says:

    Peggy’s Cove!

  21. lindawwww says:

    The East coast in Autumn when the leaves change colour.

  22. luc says:

    The Rockies!

  23. Dave says:

    whistler sea to sky hwy

  24. Darcy says:

    Victoria or anywhere on Vancouver Island

  25. LAinVan says:

    Nothing beats the beauty of Sea-to-Sky Highway and now it’s just such a pleasure to drive. It’s absolutely breathtaking every time.

  26. Iain says:

    the tree to sea highway to Nootka Sound

  27. Miranda says:

    Sorrento & White Lake, BC to stay in our friends’ groovy re-furbished 1950s trailer.

  28. Debbie says:

    Anywhere in the Okanagan

  29. Rachel says:

    Sunshine coast!

  30. rino says:

    Harrison Hot Springs is my favourite Canadian road trip destination

  31. tania says:


  32. richard says:

    Gotta love tofino!

  33. hetesh says:

    Sunshine coast, sea sechelt

  34. Elizabeth B says:

    Harrison Hot Springs is my favourite day trip destination!

  35. David D says:

    Okanogan Falls!

  36. Shannon says:


  37. jan says:

    down to La Conner

  38. jan says:

    oops – Canadian – that’s Crow’s Nest Pass

  39. Renfrew says:

    Osoyoos, every summer.

  40. Iris @muckymoo says:

    Tofino is my favorite road trip destination.

  41. Mary Rose says:


  42. Randy says:

    My favourite road trip is to Oshkosh Wisconsin.

  43. Mike B says:

    I like a road trip through the Okanagan…all the way to Penticton!

  44. Penny R. says:

    I love driving to Parksville,BC. It’s a very scenic drive from Victoria!

  45. john rumbolt says:

    harrison lake for some big foot watching .

  46. Anne Taylor says:

    Favourite road trip is up island to Parksville!


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  47. Ben says:

    Rossland or anywhere in the Okanagan/Kootnays is my favourite road trip destination, nostalgic for our honeymoon.

  48. Cindy says:

    My favorite road trip was from southern Ontario to new Brunswick.

  49. Marlene Unruh says:

    The Hope Princeton , Manning Park, Princeton, back road to Summerland, down to Penticton, love the pine filled air!

  50. Gemma says:

    I’m thinking it must be Vancouver through to the Rockies… which I am hoping to do this summer!

  51. Jean says:

    Drumheller, Alberta. Forest, mountains, foothills, badlands. Best road trip.

  52. liz says:

    We love to be on the sea to sky highway to Whistler or our other favourite haunt Cultus Lake.

  53. Randall Russell says:

    My favorite road trip is to the comic valley. Amazing scenery, wildlife and culture.

  54. Randall Russell says:

    Oops should have said Comox Valley…… not comic valley

  55. julia says:


  56. Lauren says:

    Love going up the Okanogan whenever I get a chance.

  57. Kay says:

    Vancouver Island

  58. maria says:

    Whistler is always fun!

  59. Dayna Wilson says:

    The Kootenays.. my father, son, and I just got back from an epic road trip up to Kimberley!

  60. Shirley says:

    The Okanagan.

  61. Sylvia P says:

    Banff/Lake Louise

  62. Sydney D says:

    Niagara Falls ๐Ÿ™‚

  63. Rosalia says:

    I love driving to whistler!

  64. Katie says:

    Tofino! My husband’s never been ๐Ÿ™‚

  65. Lynn says:

    Tofino and whistler!

  66. Phyllis says:


  67. Kam says:

    Fave is road trip to Vancouver Island!

  68. Bonnie R says:

    I love the drive to Alberta through the Rockies… the best of Canada!

  69. Jas says:

    I love the drive to Whistler but would one day love to take a road trip up north- perhaps the northest most point in Canada! One day!

  70. Debra says:

    Whistler, hands down!

  71. Tina says:

    Vancouver Island

  72. Glenda says:

    So many destinations to choose from in beautiful British Columbia! Osoyoos is my fave. Would love to use my new prize pack for my road trip.

  73. Cindy KS says:

    Long beach on Vancouver Island!

  74. Kim says:

    We love takng road trips through Gold Country! Spences Bridge is especially meaningful for us as it was out first road trip together!

  75. Elaan says:

    The Okanagan!

    And, awesome prize pack! ๐Ÿ™‚

  76. Natalie says:

    When we lived in Victoria our fav place was to go to Tofino. Now that we’re on the mainland, we’ll have to come up with a new spot!

  77. Michelle says:

    I love the road trip to Calgary which never gets old ๐Ÿ˜‰

  78. Kai Yan Chau says:

    Cross Canada road trip!!! Halifax or PEI would be my end point!

  79. Alice H. says:

    Heading to Tofino!

  80. Erica says:

    I like traveling from Coquitlam to Montreal to see my mom! I stop and see some aunts & uncles on the way, take in my beautiful country & see tons of wild life ๐Ÿ™‚

  81. James says:

    I like traveling the short distance to summer land, peachland, Kelowna they are all hot and beautiful!

  82. KittyPride says:

    Vancouver Island, especially Victoria. I love the island ๐Ÿ˜€

  83. Leanne M says:


  84. Curtis says:

    Banff ๐Ÿ™‚

  85. Dave says:

    The Southern Trans Provincial Highway (#3) has always been a favourite of mine.

  86. sita says:

    Kelowna to visit my family!

  87. Shannon says:

    Best road trip ever was done this past September in the cariboo chicoltin up to Bella Coola and on the discovery coast package! Amazing trip.

  88. Leah says:

    We like to drive back to the okanagan to visit family

  89. Heidi R says:

    Northern Vancouver Island, specifically Port McNeill and Port Hardy!

  90. Shannon says:

    Vancouver Island – we don’t get there nearly enough, but I adore Parksville and the surrounding coast areas!

  91. Dilara says:

    Hubby and I love driving up to Whistler. The scenic route is just breathtaking.

  92. Jacky says:

    My favourite Canadian road trip is going to the beautiful Jasper National Park!

  93. Nicole B says:

    Fave roadtrip is up through Banff, to Emerald Lake then up to Jasper.

  94. Clare says:

    Road tripping to Moncton! They’ve had some great concerts and it’ s always fun to shop in a different city and see some sites

  95. Angela griffin says:

    Puntzi Lake in the Chilcotin!!

  96. Mike Gismondi says:

    My favourite road trip is to Sunshine Coast.

  97. Vesper says:

    Loved the journey from Calgary via Banff to Jasper

  98. Krista says:

    Road trip planned from Vancouver to Toronto for later this month!

  99. Carol says:

    The Bay Of Fundy

  100. Louanne B says:

    Our road trip from Ontario to Hollywood, California!

  101. Alex says:

    The Okanagan in the summer

  102. Chris says:

    The Grand Canadian Rockies!

  103. Sanaz says:

    Road trip to Banff is breathtaking

  104. Peter K says:

    A Road trip to Banff and jasper is the best!

  105. Tammy Dalley says:

    Driving through Banff and Jasper, what a beautiful view!!!

  106. Aimee says:

    Through the Alberta Badlands

  107. Leora says:


  108. Sean says:

    The Okanagan

  109. Gabriella Schmidt says:

    The Interior for the dry warm climate and wineries.

  110. vince says:

    The interior!

  111. Cathy C says:

    Fave family roadtrip destination is Florida at March break

  112. Deidre says:

    BC’s lakes

  113. Eric James Soltys says:

    We regularly take road trips to visit friends on the Sunshine Coast and to visit family in the Kootenays. My favourite road trip though was a BIG circle route through Wells Gray, Jasper, Edmonton (friends), Calgary (family), Banff, the Kootenays (family), then back home to Burnaby.

  114. Rachel L says:

    Tofino, where you feel like you’ve hit private paradise in the Pacific Northwest. Can’t wait to drive off again!

  115. Harjit says:

    I love heading to the interior because that is where I am from. The magestic Coquihalla highway with its numerous waterfalls, cliffs, and towering mountains makes it for a very entertaining drive.

  116. John says:

    I don’t have a fave yet. I’m driving across Canada in August.

  117. Sandi Tymchuk says:

    I love the “Cowboy Trail” along the foothills of the Rockies on the way to Banff.

  118. Ryan M says:

    I love heading up to Cobalt, Ontario.

  119. Amy says:

    I love visiting the cities and towns on Vancouver island, especially Tofino. The drive is absolutely beautiful

  120. Tanis says:

    Banff, AB!

  121. nicolthepickle says:

    I love to go to Cavendish PEI.

  122. Linds says:

    Mt Robson and banff
    Beautiful drive and great destination

  123. Adina H. says:

    Jasper, AB and, in general, the Canadian Rockies are great sites for road trips.

  124. Florence C says:

    Halifax, Nova scotia

  125. Julie G. says:

    Wasaga Beach in Ontario is my favorite road trip destination.

  126. Linda says:


  127. MissT says:

    Road trips through Ontario to Niagara Falls.

  128. cindy says:

    head smashed in buffalo jump in alberta

  129. Rebecca says:


  130. Deborah Smart says:

    A road trip to Cochrane, Alberta, to see my sister, brother in law & 2 nieces & their hubbies! Families are the best ๐Ÿ™‚

  131. Eileen says:

    Love the drive & view on the drive up to Whistler

  132. Heidi C. says:

    Travelling from Prince George to Vancouver was a fun road trip as was travelling around Cape Breton Island!

  133. Caresse says:

    Saratoga Beach on Vancouver Island.

  134. Shelley says:

    A beautiful trip I will be taking again this summer is on the Stevens Pass Hwy, through the mountains to Leavenworth Washington.

  135. Dana says:

    Driving the Sea-To-Sky up to Whistler is fantastic!

  136. Tintin says:

    To Victoria!

  137. Gary says:

    Cultus Lake for camping

  138. tracy says:

    i would like to check out the interior

  139. Kat says:

    Saskatchewan. Beautiful scenery, lovely people.

  140. mary w says:


  141. Brent says:

    Vancouver to Osoyoos. Or the extended version to the Kootenays.

  142. Max says:

    I’d love to take a trip as far North as I can go – I’ve never seen the Aurora before.

  143. Antonio says:

    We love Osoyoos and my heart always draws me to Nelson

  144. 409cope says:

    We enjoy driving to New Brunswick to visit old friends.

  145. 409cope says:

    I tweeted-

  146. Wally says:

    I like to drive to Tofino.

  147. Andrea says:

    Victoria BC

  148. Tara Jensen says:

    I love driving up the mountains, up to whistler, burnaby mountain, cypress… all fave locations for our family!

  149. Michael Kwan says:

    The highway between Banff and Jasper (but not necessarily Banff or Jasper themselves). ๐Ÿ˜‰

  150. Dennis L. says:


  151. Alex says:

    Osoyoos, BC for cherries picking!

  152. Emily H says:

    I’d have to say that the Oregon Coast is my favourite!

  153. Katy says:

    Southampton, ON

  154. Janice Cotter says:

    My favourite road trip is between Vancouver and Shuswap Lake. Lots to see, great places to stop for lunch and only 4 hours away.

  155. Carol says:

    PEI would be my rave road trip dream– the red soil is amazing!

  156. Kathy E. says:

    My favorite Canadian road trip destination has to be Mt. Washington

  157. Imani says:

    Don’t go on too many road trips but I really enjoyed trips to Windsor, ON. So nice!

    Twitter: @MsJC_

  158. Michelle B says:

    Vancouver would be my favourite Canadian road trip destination.

  159. darci says:

    I love the travel to Jasper, AB so gorgeous, scenic and relaxing!

  160. Sharon says:

    Cortes Island in Desolation Sound

  161. Belinda McNabb says:

    My favorite canadian road trip desination is Montreal

  162. Ann says:

    Dinosaur Provincial Park, AB

  163. Charles Stride says:

    I like the cross Canada drive-coast to coast

  164. Karla Sceviour says:

    I enjoy going on little roadtrips around our province,,anywhere in NL in nice ๐Ÿ˜‰

  165. Tracey says:

    Montreal is my favorite canadian road trip destination.

  166. Jody says:

    My favourite road trip destination is Muskoka.

  167. Ria A. says:

    Okanagan Valley!

  168. Wilson says:

    Road trips are the goal this summer and so the prize would be great

  169. Jonnie says:

    I love roadtripping to Jasper

  170. Bryan says:

    Would be great to go for a roadtrip!

  171. Tracey says:

    Driving up to Alice lake, running down the dock and jumping inthe water….then continue on to camp north of pemberton!

  172. Alex says:

    Kelowna wine tours!

  173. Darcie says:


  174. Joan says:

    Carters Beach ๐Ÿ™‚

  175. Aman Johal says:

    road-tripping with an 8-month old

    pray for me

  176. Kelly Krol says:


  177. Sarah says:

    Ottawa, ON!

  178. Meline says:

    Kelowna! love the wineries…

  179. Peter L. says:

    Driving through Banff and Jasper

  180. Sandra S says:

    Vancouver Island

  181. Tina says:

    Bowen Island

  182. Paola says:

    Everywhere!! Rockies, kelowna, Okanagan, wisthler. We have so many places to go ๐Ÿ™‚

  183. Matthew Cohen says:

    Sunshine Coast!

  184. Ruby says:


  185. Vipersblood says:

    When I was a kid we moved from Vancouver BC to Aylmer Quebec for 5 years. Every summer we would drive back for the summer. Miss those road trips.

  186. Leo Bilodeau says:

    Heading east through the Rockies, the prairies and onto the Maritimes!

  187. Valerie L. says:

    New Brunswick <3

  188. Dennis says:

    Our summer highlight is a camping trip to cultus every year. Us and 10 other families!

  189. Varley says:


  190. Ray Maddly says:

    Sunshine Coast, near Skookumchuck rapids.

  191. Tracy says:

    Tofino is a great place

  192. Deb says:

    East Barriere Lake near Kamloops.

  193. L. J , Lawton says:

    I would love to take a cruise down the Oregon Coast.

  194. Heather A says:

    I love the drive from Victoria to Tofino.

  195. ginette4 says:

    My favourite road trip is to Niagara On The Lake, love doing a few wine tours then going on a picnic

  196. Kristi Renout says:

    Brantford, to visit family!

  197. Lisa says:

    Love road tripping to Niagara Falls ontario

  198. Radhika K says:


  199. Carol M. says:

    Roadtrip to Lake of the Woods.

  200. Natalie D says:

    Niagara Falls, Ontario ๐Ÿ™‚ It`s my home away from home:)

  201. Lyn says:

    West Coast Trail, Vancouver Island

  202. Hannah says:

    Short road trip: Okanogan longer road trip has to be the Rockies ๐Ÿ™‚

  203. Lori L. says:

    Love road tripping to Kenora, ON although it’s been a few years since we’ve done do! Thanks so much for the chance to win such a great prize pack!

  204. paula huie says:

    the best road trip involves water fresh water mostly but salt water is even better!!

  205. ruby b says:

    road trip to whistler is nice .. shucks getting a chance to escape for a few days anywhere & taking a road trip is nice .. bonus if the weather cooperates!

  206. randy b says:

    driving home to visit friends in Terrace is a fave road trip

  207. Ruth says:

    I haven’t had much opportunity to road-trip in Canada yet, but the Sunshine Coast Highway 101 trip up to Lund is wonderful.

  208. Megan Barnecutt says:

    The best roadtrips are the ones that happen on the spur of the moment – they make the best memories!
    Tweeted entry as @MsElleWoods

  209. Arshad says:

    The Banff-Jasper-Lake Louise circuit is a beautiful drive.

  210. Alecia L says:


  211. Angela Mitchell says:

    I love roadtrips — a trip to Mount Robson area is always beautiful.

  212. Lindsey M says:

    I love roadtripping to the Okanagan.

  213. Tony says:


  214. Alysha says:

    Penticton to float down the channel!

  215. Maureen says:


  216. kathleen says:

    I love roadtripping to the sunshine coast

  217. Kathleen says:

    We love the drive to Whistler.

  218. Laurel says:

    Driving through Jasper to visit our son in Alberta! We tell him it’s to visit him, but secretly, I can’t get enough of those Rockies ๐Ÿ˜‰

  219. linda says:

    1. Sea-to-Sky highway up to Whistler
    2. Through the Rockies from Alberta

  220. WandaJean says:

    Driving along Chippawa parkway in Niagara(Chippawa) very scenic

  221. Jenn S says:

    favourite roadtrip is back to Ontario across our wonderful country

  222. erin says:

    Down the Oregon coast!

  223. Brian says:

    Penticton is our favourite stop! Boating, swimming, fruit and wine! The best farmers market on Saturday!

  224. Daphne says:

    A trip to Banff would be great!

  225. christophe van cauwenbergh says:

    gotta be Tofino!

  226. ming says:


  227. Mag says:

    Whistler for me!

  228. Aaron B. says:


  229. lisa says:

    i like going to harrison hot springs for a weekend getaway

  230. Grant says:

    Nelson via the Crowsnest Highway.

  231. Christina says:

    Would love to go across Canada to the East Coast!

  232. Brenda A says:

    Drumheller, Ab

  233. Elaine says:

    okanagan =P

  234. Sharon says:

    To Whistler- so beautiful!

  235. Teresa K says:

    The Okanagan

  236. Denise Morris says:

    Road trip to Halfmoon Bay!

  237. Harjit says:

    Fave road trip destination in BC is the quiet, quaint but with the most gorgeous waterfalls I have ever seen in Clearwater, BC. Thanks for the chance to win a road trip to somewhere further in Canada! Twitter fan@plumerea

  238. Favourite place for a road trip destination is Niagara Falls. Nice, easy drive and lots to do at the destination.

  239. Asha says:

    I would love to road trip to Magnetewan, Ontario!

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