Road Trippin’ around Canada this Summer #ChurchAndDwight #Giveaway ~ CAN 08/08

| July 11, 2016 | 86 Comments


School’s out and the kids are now anxious to start their summer vacation and so are the parents! Every year, we take at least a few road trips, some nearby, like a weekend getaway, others further out in Ontario, in Québec or in the Unites States. This year, we are opting for one trip to Montréal to visit relatives and another one to Toronto for back to school shopping and to take part at the Fan Expo. Most of the summer will be spent renovating and repairing our house, but we plan on making local day trips for some fun family time! Nevertheless, we always make sure to write down a road trip packing checklist to prepare for the upcoming summer trips! 

Road Trippin’ around Canada this Summer

There are endless possibilities when it comes to the type of road trips you can take from a local destination, to one across the country. Not sure where you want to go? Here are three great adventures to get your mind wandering and maybe inspire your next trip: Quebec City, Haliburton and Tofino. Not sure what each has to offer? Read more below!


Tofino Botanical Gardens, Tofino, British Columbia

Tofino Botanical Gardens, Tofino, British Columbia Photo credit: aarongunnar via Source / CC BY-SA


1.       Tofino, British Columbia. Looking for something truly picturesque? Head to Canada’s surf capital – Tofino. Get your family on a ferry from Vancouver to Nanaimo and drive along the Pacific Rim Highway for a truly breathtaking view of mountains and lakes, along with rainforest. The area is also known for its trees, which grow in spectacular sizes. Some trees are believed to be 1000 years old.  


Moose Lake, Haliburton Ontario

Moose Lake, Haliburton Ontario Photo credit: Glen Towner via Source / CC BY-NC-ND


2.       Haliburton, Ontario. Truly the quintessential summer escape from the big city, you’ll practically feel the stress lifting as you start driving into cottage country. There are several scenic route options, dotted with great ice cream parlours along the way, which all lead to good times ahead. Whether you stay for the day or rent a cottage, you’ll want to make sure you stop at Webers in Orillia, a Canadian burger landmark since 1963. 


Quebec City

Quebec City Photo credit: City Clock Magazine via / CC BY-NC-SA


3.       Quebec City, Quebec. Whatever direction you’re coming in from, stop in a few francophone villages on your way into the old city to soak up the culture, food and French! Making your way through the beautiful and lush countryside, you’ll be thrilled to arrive at your final destination: old Quebec City, a city full of history, architecture, cobble stone streets and endless charm.

Before you head out on a great adventure, make sure you’re well prepared, especially when kids are involved – we’re hoping for less “are we there yet?” and more “wow, this is amazing!” You’ll always want to pack things like a GPS system, snacks, sunscreen, and sun protection, first aid supplies and good music!

To get you ready for your family adventure this summer, here are some very practical products to put in your travel toolkit.  


Church and Dwight Summer Products

·         GRAVOL™ Natural Source™ Ginger Lozenges – curb motion sickness for you and your kids (over the age of six) with these chewable lozenges – convenient, portable and no water required! GRAVOLTM Kids Quick Dissolve Chewables are a great option for your little ones two years and over! (GRAVOLTM Kids Quick Dissolve Chewables are not included in giveaway).

·         OxiClean™ Foam Pretreat – spills and stains are bound to happen on road trips, treat them the day they happen and then throw the item in the wash a few days later when you make it to your destination!

·         ORAJEL™ Anticavity Fluoride Toothpaste 119g, in either Super Mario™ or The Ultimate Spider-ManTM or My Little Pony™ – with road trips come snacks and fast food so ensuring your little ones are brushing is of the upmost importance.

·         Vitafusion™ Women’s and Men’s Complete Multivitamins – are geared towards providing essential nutrients specifically needed by men and women to maintain their health, in a tasty gummy that you can take without water, perfect for on-the-go! 

 Let us know what your favourite place is to road trip over in Canada!


Church and Dwight Summer Giveaway


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Church and Dwight would like to give away to an Ottawa Mommy Club reader 4 products perfect to add to your summer travel toolkit: 

  • GRAVOL™ Natural Source™ Ginger Lozenges
  • OxiClean™ Foam Pretreat
  • ORAJEL™ Anticavity Fluoride Toothpaste 119g, in either Super Mario™ or The Ultimate Spider-ManTM or My Little Pony™
  • Vitafusion™ Women’s and Men’s Complete Multivitamins

The ARV of this prize package is $50!

This giveaway is open to Canadian residents and ends at 11:59 EDT on August 8th, 2016.

Good luck!

Rules: Open to Canadian residents 18 +. You have 48 hours to reply by email once you are notified as the winner. If you don’t, we will draw another entry. Prize is non-transferable. No substitution or cash equivalent of prizes is permitted. The selected winner must correctly answer a mathematical question in order to win the prize mentioned above. The Ottawa Mommy Club is not responsible for prize fulfillment and for the delivery/shipment of the prize(s) mentioned above. For our complete set of rules, please click here.


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Lyne is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. It has always been her dream to create a website dedicated just for Moms since her children were young. Thus, after 10 years, she finally accomplished it, and the Ottawa Mommy Club was born in May 2011. She loves all things Disney and is an avid chocoholic. She was also the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa and Toronto. She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the City of Ottawa Mayor's City Builder Award.

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  1. Michelle james says:

    Favorite vacation place is Sicamous, BC

  2. jan says:

    I love going to Banff in the summer.

  3. Juliee Fitze says:

    I like going to Bracebridge in the summer.

  4. Cheryl MacPhail says:

    For us we don’t go far so Halifax is the fave for us 🙂

  5. kathy downey says:

    My favourite summer family vacation city to visit is Regina!

  6. Erika Letson says:

    Our favourite is Niagara Falls, Ontario. There is so much to see and do, the whole family has a great time!

  7. I would definitely say Niagara Falls

  8. Lynda Cook says:

    We like going to Niagara Falls even for the day!!

  9. Florence C says:

    I like to visit my children in Alberta and take a road trip there.

  10. Tina L. says:

    I would like to go to Niagara Falls

  11. Robyn Bellefleur says:

    We love to road trip to Sauble beach.

  12. Silvia D says:

    love visiting Calgary, from there you can go to Banff, the badlands ect..miss living there!

  13. Suzie B says:

    I love a trip to Calgary!

  14. 409cope says:

    We like to visit our son in Calgary.

  15. l p says:

    Montreal. thanks

  16. SweetPanda says:

    My favourite is Calgary since we can do road trips to Banff, Lake Louise and Jasper

  17. Julie says:

    Hi the IG follow isn’t working for me and I am a follower but there is no submit button.

  18. Mel says:

    I would love to visit Vancouver.

  19. Judy Cowan says:

    Love going to the Muskoka Area in Ontario during the summer, so nice up there!

  20. Katrina says:

    I love to visit Tobermory.

  21. Catherine L. says:

    Halifax does it for us.

  22. Kim Stenner says:

    I would have to choose Victoria, BC

  23. Kim K says:

    We love Muskoka vacays!

  24. Cheryl says:

    We love to road trip to Kingston, Ontario

  25. Dianne G. says:

    Waterton Lakes national park is our favourite spot to vacation.

  26. heidi c. says:

    Montreal, Quebec is my choice.

  27. Amy C says:

    My favourite place to go is Calgary.

  28. Tainan Lu says:

    My favourite summer family vacation place to visit is PEI.

  29. Ms Elaine Boychuk says:

    I love Montreal in the summer.

  30. kristen visser says:

    My favorite vacation city to visit is Collingwood!

  31. Sarahj says:

    I love visiting Tofino.

  32. K Yee says:

    Close by for me, Victoria BC is my choice.

  33. nicolthepickle says:

    I love going to Charlottetown PEI.

  34. Mary Warner says:

    The Victoria area, bonus is ferry ride.

  35. ivy pluchinsky says:

    I like going to BC!

  36. heather sibley says:

    I love to visit Halifax, Nova Scotia

  37. Sandi Tymchuk says:

    I would love to visit Ottawa in summer.

  38. Alyssa says:

    I like montreal!

  39. Nicole Jubleew says:

    I love to visit Ottawa!

  40. anastasia says:

    Tofino, British Columbia is so beautiful! haven’t been would love to go! our family loves to visit Vancouver, BC… the beaches, the summer festivals, so much to see and do.

  41. CL Chin says:

    We like going to Niagara Falls or Niagara-on-the-Lake.

  42. Kim says:

    We love to visit Orillia, ON.

  43. Darwin says:

    We love visiting Salt Spring Island, BC.

  44. Brenda Penton says:

    My favourite is Cavendish Beach, PEI

  45. Travelbuds says:

    Victoria BC is a wonderful place to visit. There are so many things to do there, it takes days to do them all.

  46. Amy M says:

    I like to visit St. Jacobs, Ontario.

  47. Anne Derkat says:

    I would choose Washington, DC

  48. Jonnie says:

    Calgary is a really fun summer city

  49. Holly OGorman says:

    I like Kingston 🙂

  50. Andrea Amy says:

    Victoria BC

  51. Nicole B says:

    Our favorite place is Banff

  52. Jennifer P. says:

    I don’t really have a top favourite place, but my favourite local place is Whistler. I love going up there in the summer, it’s beautiful and there are lots of summer activities. This summer I want to do the zip lining!

  53. Dana Miller says:

    Our favourite summer family vacation city to visit is Victoria! There is so much to see. It’s a beautiful city on the ocean with tons of gardens, museums, restaurants to visit.

  54. missbobloblaw says:

    I love to visit Calgary & Edmonton!

  55. Erica Seaman says:

    We enjoy camping in Cavendish PEI every summer 🙂

  56. Athena says:

    Montreal, it’s driveable, and different.

  57. Theresa C. says:

    Our favorite vacation city to visit is Tofino!

  58. AZ says:

    Quebec City is great!

  59. Karine says:

    I love to visit Québec city!

  60. Aarone Mawdsley says:

    las vegas!

  61. lori butler says:

    would love to do prince edward island

  62. Holly OGorman says:

    Kingston is a favorite at our house!

  63. Wanda Bergman says:

    We love to visit Vancouver, BC.

  64. Jennifer L. says:

    My favourite summer destination is Banff, Alberta.

  65. Elaine G says:

    Niagara Falls

  66. KellyPC says:

    The family cottage is our fav place to be in summer!

  67. Nate Fuller says:

    My favorite is Vancouver!

  68. Melinda says:

    My favourite family vacation city to visit is Vancouver.

  69. Erinn Lishman says:

    Our favourite summer vacation city to visit has to be Niagara Falls! We love exploring the downtown and always try to visit the bird sanctuary- my three girls love it!

  70. Doris Humber says:

    We love visiting Niagara on the Lake.

  71. Caryn Coates says:

    Our Fav place to visit is Newfoundland.

  72. Wendy Jensen says:

    Our favorite summer family city to visit is Penticton, B.C. Great beaches, great weather and great walking and biking trails.

  73. margo b says:

    love visiting Niagara Falls

  74. Kelley Moore says:

    Our favorite place is Toronto

  75. Kimberley Hamilton says:

    My favourite vacation town is Picton in Ontario. Very nice and quaint.

  76. Tammy Dalley says:

    My province Newfoundland!

  77. Jonnie says:

    We love to visit Calgary during the summer. There’s so much to do there!

  78. Kathleen Roffey says:

    We love visiting Ottawa

  79. Marya says:


  80. Monique L.S. says:

    We enjoy going to Collingwood (Blue Mountain).

  81. Theresa A. says:


  82. Sandra S says:

    My favourite summer place to visit is Tofino

  83. Laurie W. says:

    My favourite summer vacation city to visit is Ottawa. So much to see and do.

  84. Karla Sceviour says:

    I love to road trip around all the little towns in NL!

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