05/19/2016 12:29 EDT | Updated 05/19/2016 12:59 EDT

35 Great Canadian Road Trips For Summer

Amazing getaways from Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver and more!

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Summer is just around the corner and with a long weekend coming up, it's the perfect excuse to hit the road.

For quick mini-vacations, staycations and day trips, hitting the road with your pals, family or partner and exploring what our vast land has to offer is one way to keep yourself busy this summer. And for the most part, road trips don't have to be that long. As we've discovered in the selection below, none of these major trips should take you over four hours — but keep in mind your starting destination will dictate the length of travel.

Rent a cottage for the weekend, put up a tent or just go for a morning drive to discover a new local farmer's market.

Below, we've rounded up great Canadian road trips from the country's biggest cities including Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Halifax, Ottawa and Winnipeg. Whether you're in the mood for a romantic getaway, looking to take on challenging hikes or just want to be a lazy bum at the lake, there's something in here for everyone.

And with so many options, of course, we couldn't include all of them. So let us know, what's your favourite destination?

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