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17 Things That Only Happen On Canadian Roadtrips

*Eats 50 Timbits* This road trip brought to you by the 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek. It's up for it, if you are.

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1. Taking photos with Inukshuks at Whistler.

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2. Getting photobombed by an overly eager chipmunk at Lake Louise.

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Who cares about your granola bars more than you.

3. And winding your way around the Sea to Sky Highway to enjoy the Tantalus Range lookout.

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Majestic as heck.

4. Eating this for breakfast:

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Calgary Reviews / CC BY http://2.0 / Flickr: calgaryreviews

5. Eating this for lunch:

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6. And rolling up plenty of these:

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7. Walking through the world's longest covered bridge.

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(And everyone knows you don't hold your breath for this one.)

8. Leaving the car behind to drive over a glacier in what might be the world's most badass bus.

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9. Waiting for a moose to move out of the road while driving the Cabot Trail.

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10. And realizing that these are only sort of a joke.

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11. Picking roadside berries for an afternoon snack.

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(Seasoned travellers bring a to-go container!)

12. Or sampling some fresh maple syrup.

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Pity all the humans who do not know the mouth joy of maple syrup taffy in an ice cream cone (aka cornets à la tire d’érable)!

13. Brushing up on your French.

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Road signs TOTALLY count.

14. And seeing a ton of road signs like these:

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Beware of all wildlife and also cyclists doing cool tricks.

15. Falling madly in love with the quaint atmosphere of The Maritimes and never wanting to leave.

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16. Leaving (boo), but not before eating your weight in seafood.

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17. And finally, seeing this kind of jaw-dropping beauty around every bend.

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A sunrise above the Vermilion Lakes at Banff National Park.

Follow your wanderlust until the end of the road, and then some.