Yep, Canada is pretty much made for road trips—being the world’s second-largest country (after Russia) and all. The editors at Lonely Planet have just pointed this out. Canada made Lonely Planet’s “Ultimate Driving Holidays” list in its November e-newsletter, excerpted from Lonely Planet’s 1000 Ultimate Experiences. Specifically, LP highlighted Nova Scotia: Cape Breton Island’sCabot Trail clocked in at No. 6, behind Cape Town-to-Cairo in No. 1. Nova Scotia shared the spotlight with such fabled auto adventures as Italy’s Amalfi Coast cliffhanger drive and the US's iconic Route 66.
Here’s what they said: “In Nova Scotia, on Canada’s east coast, the Cabot Trail (298-km-long) loops around the northern tip of Cape Breton Island…The Cape Breton Highlands National Park runs alongside the trail, offering loads of walks. Whale-watching is a popular pastime in these parts, so pack your binoculars. The Cabot Trail is easily traversed, and is dotted with villages in which to regroup.”