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Published on May 14th, 2018 | by Crissandra Ayroso


Canadian Summer Long Weekend Playlist

Wind in the hair, sun on your face, feet in the sand. Yup. Summer’s here. Press play for summer with Flight Centre’s playlist, a Canadian soundtrack that will guide you through a series of endless adventures, late late nights, early early mornings, and days off from the real world. Get your start on summer with some of our favourites like Drake, Born Ruffians, Carly Rae Jepsen, Grand Analog, Peach Pit, and Daniel Caesar. Where are you heading off to this summer? Read on (and give our Spotify mix a listen) for some inspiration and let the long weekend road trips begin!


Press Play For Summer

Heading out on a road trip? Wherever the road leads you, make sure your playlist lights the way. Whether you’re driving the Sea to Sky Highway in BC, relaxing in Ontario’s Cottage Country, or camping oceanside in the Maritimes, curate your summer playlist with some of our new favourites, some of last year’s long weekend playlist favourites, or just press play on ours.


The Most Canadian Playlist 2018

Summer starts here, but where do you begin? Read below to get to know our playlist.

When these sleepy, saccharine vocals hit your ears, you’ll feel like you’ve been gently awoken from a deep slumber. You’ll open your eyes and hear sleepy, syrupy synth sounds and soft electric guitar plucking at the speed of moving clouds. Whether you’re on the Sea to Sky Highway in BC, driving across the Trans Canada Highway, or on the 400 in Toronto heading north, these picks will make any long stretch of highway on your road trip calm, cool, collected, and super dreamy.

  • Swim, by Dizzy (Oshawa)
  • Not My Baby, by Alvvays (Toronto)
  • Dreams Tonite, by Alvvays (Toronto)
  • Love Too Soon, by Born Ruffians (Midland)


Within the first few seconds of these ultra blissed-out synth-pop ballads, you’ll be transported to a dreamscape where you’ll feel like you’re sitting poolside in a lounge chair, or gazing in the sun on the beach. Give these a listen at the cabin or cottage and let summer take you away.

  • Summer Days, by Rhye (Toronto)
  • Cold to the Touch, by Ralph (Toronto)
  • This Time, by Land of Talk (Montreal)


Sometimes a spark hits the air and the evening meets a turning point. Heat things up and choose north over everything with some of these well-known and soon-to-be well-known favourites:

  • God’s Plan, by Drake (Toronto)
  • Passionfruit, by Drake (Toronto)
  • Quiet Life, by Grand Analog (Toronto)
  • Mutations, by Grand Analog (Toronto)
  • Cut to the Feeling, by Carly Rae Jepsen (Vancouver)
  • Run Away With Me, by Carly Rae Jepsen (Vancouver)


muskoka chairs by the lake



Ready to press play for summer? Let us help you get on track. Talk to one of our Flight Centre Expert Travellers for more road trip and getaway ideas. Call us at 1-855-796-8359 to enquire or book, Live Chat with us, or visit your closest Flight Centre store.

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About the Author

Crissandra Ayroso

Crissandra Ayroso is a copywriter for Flight Centre. She loves road trips, beach weather, sampling local wine. She, like Helen Hunt in the 1996 disaster-rama (that’s short for drama) Twister, is a tornado chaser, in the travel sense. She chases moments, all revealing. Whether it’s ordering room service and eating in bed, finding the highest rooftop for the best views of the surroundings, feeling like a small dot in the middle of the ocean on a boat, or getting lost and stumbling upon hidden gems, no moment is too big or small to chase. Just like the category F5 that brought Helen Hunt back together with her estranged husband, respected TV weatherman, Bill Paxton.

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