Suzuki Canada’s Ultimate Summer Excursion Bucket-List

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Summer in Canada is a fleeting experience. However, with only two and a half months of warm, snow-free bliss (if we’re lucky), it’s essential to make the most of each day. And this being Canada, with its natural landscapes, open roads and waters, what better way to take advantage of the beautiful weather than a classic road trip? So, if you are a biker or a boater and have an appetite for adventure, try to complete at least one of these five excursions this summer recommended by Suzuki Canada.

Cabot Trail, Nova Scotia  

Nova Scotia’s Cabot Trail is 298 kilometres of looping, winding and breathtaking bliss. Located on Cape Breton Island, the Cabot Trail is a highway and scenic roadway in northern Victoria County that passes through the beautiful Cape Breton Highlands National Park.

The entire road makes one big loop around the island, making it the ideal way to see everything this sublime Maritime location offers in one day. So, why not get on your Suzuki GSX or V-Strom motorcycle and explore everything from breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean to rolling hills of green this trail has to offer.

 View route map here.

Trent-Severn Waterway, Ontario

We all know that Ontario is popular for lake country, but did you know that a waterway exists where you can experience nature at its finest?

The Historic Trent-Severn Waterway is indisputably one of the most beautiful waterscapes in Central Ontario. Officially opened 101 years ago, the waterway caters to recreational boaters, including canoeists, kayakers, and land-based visitors.

Spanning 386 kilometres via 45 locks from Bay of Quinte (west of Belleville) to Georgian Bay (at Port Severn), the Trent-Severn Waterway offers boaters a beautiful scenic lake backdrop, community culture, and calming waters your Suzuki Outboard can cut through with ease.

View route map here.

Icefields Parkway, Alberta

The Icefields Parkway in Alberta, also known as Highway 93, connects Banff National Park at the south end and Jasper National Park in the north. It is one of Canada’s most popular summer road trip destinations, and rightfully so.

Spanning 235 kilometres, the Icefield Parkway slices through the sublime Canadian Rockies, offering riders jaw-dropping scenery punctuated by ancient glaciers, waterfalls cascading from dramatic rock spires and turquoise lakes set in sweeping valleys.

Riders must acquire Canadian national parks permit before travelling on the Parkway. And, while it’s a scenic drive, the two-lane highway has a strictly enforced speed limit of 90 km/h, which makes it perfect for cruising on your Suzuki Scooter or DR-Z motorcycle.

View route map here.

Trans-Quebec #63, Quebec

The Trans-Quebec #63 ATV trail is one of the most famous trails in Quebec and is so long that it qualifies as a highway. Spanning 3,700 kilometres, this trail is perfect for those who want to go on an extra-long ride, with ideal year-round conditions. In addition, the #63 trail is one of the most well-maintained trails in the country.

KingQuad ATV riders can cruise alongside the winding Mulets Rivers, with its natural whirlpools, making this trail a great place to stop for a swim.

Sea-to-Sky Highway, British Columbia

Sea-to-Sky Highway is one of the most picturesque drives you can take in all of Canada. The Sea-to-Sky Highway (also known as Highway 99) spans 102 glorious kilometres from West Vancouver to Whistler. The narrow, winding highway can be a fun and challenging drive, doubly so because keeping your eyes on the road and not on the stunning view will prove to be a difficult task all its own.

To explore this route, simply grab your Suzuki Boulevard or SV650 and start cruising from bustling Vancouver, where the 30-kilometre stretch will see you trek through the downtown core and over the scenic Lions Gate Bridge. Highway 99 goes through West Vancouver before turning north at Horseshoe Bay. This portion of the route is known as the Sea-to-Sky Highway, and for a good reason, as from Horseshoe Bay to Whistler, drivers are treated to mesmerizing ocean views, towering mountains, and a constant presence of lush, green pine trees.

View route map here.