The Maclean’s all-new and interactive Guide to Great Canadian Pit Stops

The best in roadside dining, as chosen by readers of Maclean’s

On a fateful evening in July I drove past the remnants of a summertime haunt on the outskirts of St. Thomas, Ont. My family and I faithfully frequented The Polar King for footlongs, french fries and always a vanilla soft-serve dipped in butterscotch.

Although the charming roadside pit stop no longer exists, it got me thinking, “Surely, this country must be busting at the seams with similar off-the-beaten-track food destinations.”

It got me thinking of some other stuff, like:

I invited you to submit your favourite roadside destination. Boy, did you deliver.

So let me introduce you to the first edition of the Great Canadian Pit Stop map:

*Please click on the image below to access the interactive map.

There’s bound to be more, so leave your comments below, on the map’s page, or email them to  I”ll be sure to add your suggestions to the second edition next summer.  That’s right, the second edition.


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