08/10/2015 12:00 EDT | Updated 03/17/2016 09:59 EDT

Tell The Tale: Road Trips That Make For Great Stories

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The Mount Kerkeslin Campground is located in the Rocky Mountains near the bank of the Athabasca River on the Icefields Parkway 36km south of the Jasper townsite. The campsite is set nicely in a mature Spruce and Fir tree forest with both walk-in and drive to campsites. There are 42 un-serviced sites with picnic tables and fire pits, fire wood is available when purchasing a fire permit. This campground is better suited towards tents and very small RV's

Road trips are an essential part of anyone’s vacation repertoire, whether you’re with friends or family. They’re a fun and easy way to get where you’re going but it’s as much about the journey as the destination, from singing along to your favourite songs on the radio to spur-of-the-moment scenic pit stops.

But perhaps the most important part of a great road trip is the actual route you travel as each one will have its own beautiful views and historic stories. Here are just a few routes to inspire you and yours to get on the road:

Before you break free on your big summer road trip, make sure that you’re ready to tell the tale and share stories of your adventures when you return.