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.
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