Tips for a Canadian Road Trip: Consider Short Term Rentals

January 16, 2013

Already thinking about where you want to go vacationing this year? While foreign travel is certainly an option, consider hitting the Trans-Canada Highway and seeing a bit more of the country. If you have never really taken the time to see what Canada has to offer, then this is certainly a great way to do so. All it takes is a car and some willing friends and you can stop by most of the major Canadian cities as well as many of the best sights in the country. Of course to do many of the cities justice, you should spend more than just a day or two in them. As such, we recommend short term rentals when you are on your great Canadian road trip.

Tips When Planning Your Trip

  • Try to fit in a little camping while you are on the road. With fantastic locations like Banff National Park, you would definitely be doing yourself a disservice to not spend some time in them. Ensure that your gear is in great condition before leaving.
  • Prepare for the weather. Naturally, winter can make driving across the country much more challenging. Make sure your car is in great condition and can handle the more difficult conditions. Also, we recommend checking the “Canada Road Condition Information” Web page by the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure in order to get a heads up on poor driving conditions.
  • Take a bathroom break whenever you stop, even if you don’t feel like you have to go. You never know when the next bathroom will be available so you should make the most of every opportunity.
  • Don’t just eat at places that seem the most readily available. Make use of great apps like Yelp and Foursquare to find great local places to eat.

While in Toronto…

In addition to all of this, we recommend spending some extra time in Toronto. Its location makes it an excellent spot to pause your trip while you recharge your batteries. Also, there is simply way too much to do in Toronto to be able to get it all done in a day or two. Consider short term rentals like those offered by Mary-Am Suites. Going with short term rentals is a cost-effective way to feel like you are home while you’re away from home. You can do laundry, cook meals, and shake of some of the grit of the road. We recommend booking early, so if you are interested you should contact us soon.