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More than 75% of Canadians Plan on Summer Road Trips Despite Record Gasoline Prices

Toyota’s poll shows that Canadians desperately want to get back on the road no matter what


  • This is a result of Toyota Canada’s annual Summer Road Trip Survey.

  • 47% of respondents say petrol prices have not impacted their summer plans.


For many, last winter lasted roughly two and a half years. COVID, the lockdowns, and other related bummers have put a serious damper on our “normal” activities. But now, we’re quite ready to leave it all behind and hit the road for a good old road trip.

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The 2022 edition of the annual Toyota Canada Summer Road Trip Survey conducted by Ipsos clearly shows that even record-high petrol prices are not a deterrent for the majority of citizens; we want to get back out there.

The survey found that 77% of respondents will head out of town with 43% crossing provincial borders. Nearly one out of four (24%) will leave the country altogether. Of those who will hit the road over a long distance, 33% will drive seven hours or more.

Toyota has sponsored this survey for a very good reason: they have some of the most fuel-efficient currently available on the market today. With the RAV4 Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid, the Highlander hybrid, and Sienna hybrid, Toyota has an eco- and family-friendly vehicle to fit your lifestyle.

Here are some regional highlights as compounded from the survey:

  • 12% of British Columbians with access to a vehicle are road trip warriors and plan to drive 11 to 24 hours to get to their road trip destinations
  • 32% of Albertans prefer more spacious vehicles so they can travel with more friends and family
  • In the Prairies, 40% are planning to cultivate their love for outdoors and go camping
  • 28% of Ontarians are planning to take an international road trip
  • Ready to hit the road no matter what, 45% of Quebecers say gas prices have not affected their plans at all
  • 49% of Atlantic Canadians are planning to leave their province on their road trips this summer

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Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

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