Top winter road trips from Montreal

winter road trips

Winter road trips are an amazing way to travel – sure, you can hop on a plane and quickly head towards your destination, but there is something special about being able to travel in your car and fully appreciate the journey. As you can imagine, going on any trip requires a good amount of preparation but when it comes to using your vehicle for the trip, you may need to take the preparation stage more seriously.

This article will discuss the top road trips from Montreal in Winter and how to prepare for a road trip in Montreal in Winter, by providing you with a few things on what to do. 

How to plan where you are going

Getting in your car and simply driving without a destination is not necessarily the best option, particularly during a Winter road trip. Deciding on where to go is crucial but so is deciding on the routes to take. If you are planning to drive in the snow, you may find that there may be certain roads that are not appropriate to drive in due to the weather. You may also want to take this opportunity to drive past specific places that you have not yet had the pleasure to discover. If you want to be ‘old school’ purchase an updated map of your area and highlight your preferred route as well as any additional routes you may have to take in case of an issue. You can also use technology as a way to support you with this by downloading a suitable app where you can input your route and it will advise you of any changes and automatically redirect you if needed.

Road trip destinations near Montreal

Tremblant ski demo days

●     Visit Mont-Tremblant

Mont-Tremblant is located within the Canadian province Québec, and it is one of the most popular Ski Resorts in the area. If you are on a road trip in this region make sure to make a stop and visit the shores of Lake Tremblant, which will provide you with the opportunity to take part in numerous winter sports, golf courses as well as a shopping village for pedestrians.

Quebec city

●     Quebec City

Quebec is under 300km from Montreal, which makes it the perfect location for a road trip. Once you get to this destination, you will surely gain a new found love for Winter. This area offers the opportunity to visit the Ice Hotel, which is a magical world of ice and snow. This is also home to the biggest Winter carnival and you can visit the aquarium where you can see popular Winter creatures.

●     Ottawa

If you have the chance, stop in Ottawa where you can Skate on the Rideaux Canal Skateway, a major skating rink or go ice fishing on the Ottawa River, which will be an amazing experience if you bring your family and children along.

How to prepare for a road trip

Make a checklist

Firstly, you should make a checklist. This should be the first step when preparing for any road trip. Sit down and write what your plan is and what you will need. It may seem that this will waste time but it will ensure that you do not forget anything. This is particularly important if you are planning a road trip in the Winter as you may be more likely to break down or have an emergency. It may also be more difficult to find places where you can purchase basic items, especially in the case of a storm or heavy snow.

Get familiar with driving laws

This is something not many people consider whenever going on a road trip but nevertheless is crucial. Even if you are an experienced driver, you should take the time to get familiar with the driving code and regulations where you plan on driving as these may differ from the area you are from. If you plan to have your road trip in Canada, for example, and this is your first time driving in this area, it is recommended you check out this guide to driving in Canada for helpful tips and rules of the road. Doing this may help prevent you from getting in trouble with law enforcement or even getting in an accident, simply because you were unaware of the traffic laws.

Have appropriate clothing

Not many people like to drive when they are wearing a number of pieces of clothing as they feel restricted. However, being on the road during the winter for a long period of time can be difficult. Make sure that you have appropriate clothing on you, even if it is packed in a bag where you can easily access it. Appropriate shoewear is also a must, in case you get stranded in the snow.

winter road trips
Winter road trips

Going on a road trip can be amazing and lots of fun, as long as you are effectively prepared. The information above should provide you with useful tips on how to prepare for a road trip in Montreal in Winter, although you can use it no matter where you plan on traveling.

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