Summer is upon us, and whether you’re planning an epic cross-country adventure or exploring a little closer to home – sometimes getting there is half the fun. Here are a few of the Starbucks stores that make for the perfect destination or a memorable stop along on your next road trip.
Starbucks is now in The County! Located on the eastern shores of Ontario, visitors flock to The County’s sandy shores to soak up the laid-back vibes, explore natural wonders, peruse antique stores and art galleries. Picton is the largest community in The County and now home to the first Starbucks in the area. Opened in time for the long weekend, the store located at 23 George Wright, Picton, ON has an airy, open café for the community to sit and enjoy their favourite food and beverages, as well as a drive-thru for those who need a Starbucks Cold Brew for the road.
Whether you’re on your way up north or hopping from one cottage to another over the weekend, this Starbucks store is perfectly situated in cottage country for a restful stop. Customers can enjoy their favourite beverage or fuel up for lunch in the café that feels like a cabin in the woods. With natural wood design elements and locally inspired artwork, it’s the perfect spot to get you ready for a weekend away on the cottage dock.
Located in the heart of historical Niagara-on-the-Lake (NOTL) at 124 on Queen Hotel and Spa, this quaintly looking Starbucks is the perfect spot to unwind while you’re visiting NOTL for a day trip or weekend getaway. Visitors can also take a piece of Niagara home with the Starbucks “Been There” collectible Niagara-on-the-Lake mug to enjoy your favourite Starbucks brew at home.
Nothing says summer trips to the cottage quite like a pit stop at Webers Hwy 11, the quintessential highway rest stop for charcoal grilled hamburger. Once you’ve fueled up on food, Starbucks is just a hop and a skip away for a refreshing cold beverage to keep you company on your summer travels.
The inspiration for the Cité des Jeunes or “Town of the Young” Starbucks comes almost entirely from the region’s historical love of anything associated with water. Located about 30 minutes from Montreal on the south shore of the Lake of Two Mountains in Vaudreuil, the store is a must-see, featuring a nautical theme to reflect its surrounding neighbourhood, as well as Starbucks history of coffee.
Ever wanted to enjoy a Starbucks Refreshers® Beverage above the treetops? Located at the Banff Gondola, visitors can soak in outstanding panoramic views in the heart of the Canadian Rockies. Fun fact: this is the highest Starbucks in all of Canada, with an elevation of 1,583 m
If your summer travels take you to exploring the city streets of Vancouver, visiting the only Reserve Bar in the province is a must-do. With over 4,000 square feet and can seat 150 coffee lovers, Starbucks Pender and Granville Reserve Bar immerses customers in the craft of coffee. The expansive bar features state-of-the-art brewing techniques; siphon, ceramic pour-over as well as featuring Nitro Draft taps. Customers can treat themselves to new espresso beverages only available at Starbucks Reserve locations, such as a Classic Affogato and a Hazelnut Bianco Latte
If it’s on your bucket list to hike Grouse Mountain, one of Vancouver’s most beautiful attractions, this summer, there’s a Starbucks at the base of the mountain that makes for the most perfect pre-or-post hike treat.