Exploring local: Future road trip musts

From the Sea to Sky highway in British Columbia to the Viking Trail in Newfoundland and Labrador, your vehicle helps you discover your province.

(NC) From the Sea to Sky highway in British Columbia to the Viking Trail in Newfoundland and Labrador, your vehicle helps you discover your province. If you’re behind the wheel for the first time in a while and finally ready to set off on that long-awaited road trip, there are a few things to think about to help avoid any road tripping faux pas.

Take the time to get well acquainted with what your auto insurance covers, making sure that your coverage fits your road-tripping needs. Insurance providers such as Belairdirect offer roadside assistance, which can add peace of mind for your adventures.

A road trip is also the perfect time to show your insurer just how great you are behind the wheel. Some providers even reward safe driving with discounts, giving you even more incentive to handle those highways like a pro.

But safety doesn’t end with driving. Make sure your vehicle maintenance is up to date, and leave yourself enough time to have any potential issues fixed before you hit the road. And don’t forget about your furry friends – if your dog is a passenger, keep them safe and secure with a dog seatbelt and learn how to properly transport any other pets.

 Summer road trips to beautiful local parks

(NC) Although at the moment we may not be able to head cross country to some of our beautiful national parks, with local parks now reopened to the public there are plenty of great drives to experience with spectacular views.

Niagara Falls to Niagara-on-the-Lake. This drive is a short-but-sweet trek along the Niagara Parkway. The road follows the Niagara River and features plenty of beautiful sites along the way. Start by seeing the powerful falls and end your journey in the lush wine region of Ontario.

Icefields Parkway. The best part of this Calgary drive is that you don’t have to head off the beaten trail to see gorgeous views. The parkway will take you from serene Lake Louise to breathtaking Jasper in over 200 kilometres of non-stop wildlife.

Skinner Pond to Jude Point. P.E.I. may be a small island, but it boasts some of the most iconic coastal views in the country. Start your journey in Skinner Pond, the home of “Stompin’ Tom” Connors and make your way to Judes Point Harbour. The harbour has the largest inshore fishing fleet on the island.

Yellowhead Highway to Minnedosa Valley. The prairies may have a reputation for being rather flat, but the drive along Highway 16 in Manitoba will change your mind. This road trip winds through peaks and valleys, passing through quaint towns ending the journey in Minnedosa. If you’re lucky, the Northern Lights have been known to make an appearance.

Make sure you have the best coverage for your next auto adventure – find more information at pcinsurance.ca.