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Summer in Canada is synonymous with long beautiful drives, days spent lakeside, and nights spent under the stars. The best way to make the most of these days—which, lets face it, are far too few—is with the right travel gear and the right preparation. And while it’ll have to be up to you and your navigator to get you to where you’re going, we thought we’d help make your trip a little more organized by suggesting these awesomely useful gadgets and gear to make sure the road there smooth as can be.

Some you can buy online, some you can buy from the store, and some you can buy right from us and we’ll install them!

Add these various travel gear to your road-trip checklist and hit the open road with the knowledge that you’re as prepared as can be.

Headlamp

 

If you’re the one reading this, you’re probably going to be the one driving on the road trip, as well as the one stepping out in the dark to do whatever you forgot to do in the daylight. When that happens, you’ll want to be able to see what you’re doing, and have the hands to do it. Make sure you have a good, bright (and probably waterproof) headlamp instead of/in addition to a flashlight. Available at MEC.

Roof Storage Box

If you’re the one reading this, you’re probably going to be the one driving on the road trip, as well as the one stepping out in the dark to do whatever you forgot to do in the daylight. When that happens, you’ll want to be able to see what you’re doing, and have the hands to do it. Make sure you have a good, bright (and probably waterproof) headlamp instead of/in addition to a flashlight. Available at MEC.

Roof Storage Box

A storage box is hands down the best way to declutter your car. Especially when you’re driving with extra passengers, or extra gear; say, for example, on a summer getaway like the one you’re planning. Pick up a short or midsize roof rack box for your Honda Pilot, or other Honda models, and enjoy your reclaimed space. Available at Familyhonda

Power Inverter

Turn that cigarette lighter nobody uses into a power outlet that everyone will use. Charge your iPhone, your kids’ iPhones, your partner’s iPhone, or the dog’s iPhone. It’ll charge other things, too, of course. Available at Home Depot

Tent

At 10 feet by 10 feet, this Honda tent will have plenty of space for you and your travel companions. Save money on hotels, and enjoy all the nature our fine country has to offer up close and personal. Well, up close and personal enough… The Honda tent allows full access to the vehicle once its up, and is compatible with most larger Honda models. Buy it on the Honda e-store.

Seat covers

 

f you’re a Honda Odyssey owner, chances are you’ve good that you’ve got a family. And while you want to encourage your youngsters to get outdoors for some good old fashioned play, you don’t want to sully the entire interior of the car. Minimize the damage with these seat covers for the third row. The kids get dirty, and the car stays clean. Buy it on the Honda e-store.

Roof rack rails and bicycle attachment

f you’re a Honda Odyssey owner, chances are you’ve good that you’ve got a family. And while you want to encourage your youngsters to get outdoors for some good old fashioned play, you don’t want to sully the entire interior of the car. Minimize the damage with these seat covers for the third row. The kids get dirty, and the car stays clean. Buy it on the Honda e-store.

Roof rack rails and bicycle attachment

If you’ve ever taken a summer vacation in Canada and left your bicycle behind only to find that your destination is ribbed with the best riding trails, then you know what it is to truly regret. Slap one of these bad boys on the roof of your Honda CRV and bring the bikes with you this time. Available at Familyhonda.

First Aid Kit

A first aid kit is not the type of thing you want to have to use, ever, but it’s definitely prudent to have one on hand. Or, in the case of your epic summer road trip in your Honda, in the car somewhere. This handy kit comes stocked with the basic first-aid supplies and a manual. Its double-sided hook and loop strips work with every type of Honda. Buy it on the Honda e-store.