Canada is big. That's not news to anyone, but seriously check it out on a map it's enormous. Planes are great if you just want to get to your destination, but a road trip offers a chance to slow down and enjoy the view.

Forget the long trips to visit family over the holidays, trapped in a car with your siblings listening to your dad sing along to the radio. Because road trips are cool again.

Grab the snacks, make a playlist, and get some buddies together. It's time for a road trip!


01Cabot Trail

A 185 mile (298 kilometers) road that follows the curves of Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia, this road trip winds through dramatic landscapes. This trip has plenty of stopping points to get out and admire the views.

Keep an eye open for moose in the forests, and whales in the sea. The area has a wealth of pubs with excellent food and live music too, making it a great option for a 5-day road trip.

Red Fishing Boats on in a little fishing village on the shores of Cabot Trail, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada bjmc / Getty Images