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Embarking on a Canadian road trip is a quintessential summer adventure. Whether you’re exploring the vast wilderness of the Rockies, cruising along the picturesque Atlantic coast, or immersing yourself in the charm of small towns close to home in Manitoba, having the perfect soundtrack can enhance every moment. And what better way to experience this journey than in your Toyota? So, fasten your seatbelts, roll down the windows, and join us at McPhillips Toyota as we curate the ultimate Canadian road trip soundtrack that perfectly complements your next adventure on the open road.

  1. Campfire Vibes: As the sun sets and you gather around a crackling campfire, the right tunes can create a magical atmosphere. Here are a few songs that capture the essence of a campfire gathering:
  • “Fire and Rain” by James Taylor
  • “Pumped Up Kicks” by Foster the People
  • “Sweet Disposition” by The Temper Trap
  • “Wolf” by First Aid Kit
  • “Home” by Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
  • “Ho Hey” by The Lumineers
  • “Walking on a Dream” by Empire of the Sun
  • “Redemption Song” by Bob Marley
  • “Budapest” by George Ezra
  • “Sweet Child O’ Mine” by Guns N’ Roses (acoustic version)
  • “Riptide” by Vance Joy
  1. Road Tripping Anthems: As you hit the open road, these energetic tracks will keep your spirits high. Feel free to roll down the windows and sing your heart out!
  • “Born to Run” by Bruce Springsteen
  • “Life is a Highway” by Tom Cochrane
  • “The Boys of Summer” by The Ataris
  • “Hey Ya!” by OutKast
  • “Mr. Brightside” by The Killers
  • “On the Road Again” by Willie Nelson
  • “Sweet Home Alabama” by Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • “Route 66” by Chuck Berry
  • “Don’t Stop Believin'” by Journey
  • “Wake Me Up” by Avicii
  • “Dog Days Are Over” by Florence + The Machine
  • “Go Your Own Way” by Fleetwood Mac
  1. Unwinding in Nature: When you find yourself surrounded by the sounds of nature with a warm breeze and a cool beverage, or unwinding at the lake (or even just in your back yard!), these calming tunes will transport you to a state of tranquility:
  • “Big Yellow Taxi” by Joni Mitchell
  • “Island in the Sun” by Weezer
  • “Wildflowers” by Tom Petty
  • “Somewhere Only We Know” by Keane
  • “Banana Pancakes” by Jack Johnson
  • “Harvest Moon” by Neil Young
  • “I Will Follow You into the Dark” by Death Cab for Cutie
  • “Float On” by Modest Mouse
  • “Here Comes the Sun” by The Beatles
  • “Mr. Blue Sky” by Electric Light Orchestra
  •  “Hey, Soul Sister” by Train

A road trip across the province or across the country is an experience filled with great landscapes, memorable encounters, and endless adventures. With the right soundtrack accompanying you in your trusty Toyota, every mile becomes even more special. Whether you’re singing along to the classics, embracing the spirit of campfire camaraderie, or unwinding amidst nature’s beauty, the power of music enhances the magic of the journey. So, get behind the wheel, turn up the volume, and let the rhythm guide you through the unforgettable moments of your summer road trip. Safe travels, and happy listening!

Do you have any favourite songs that would be a perfect fit for a summer soundtrack in your Toyota? We’d love to hear your suggestions!