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Landmark Signs and Roadside Attractions Playlist

Welcome To Summer

The summer has officially begun and with a long weekend upon us, many are planning their summertime road trips.  While this activity usually has families scrambling for travel friendly board games and searching for locations on google maps, we thought we would provide you with something a little more fun. While you spend time looking out the windows at interesting landmark signs and roadside attractions you can sing along to the tunes below.

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Road Trip Playlist

Inspired by CADDLE CANADA’S SUMMER PLAYLIST, here’s our playlist of songs (in no particular order) that we suggest you download for your upcoming summer road trips. Some are about cars, some are about traveling and some are just about getting away from the everyday.

  • Life Is A Highway – Tom Cochrane
  • Route 66 – Chuck Berry
  • Little Red Corvette – Prince
  • Roll On Down The Highway – BTO
  • Thunder Road – Bruce Springsteen
  • Drive – The Cars
  • Leather Jacket – The Arkells
  • Middle Of The Road – The Pretenders
  • Sweet Mountain River – Monster Truck
  • Echo Beach – Martha and the Muffins
  • Little Honda – The Beach Boys
  • Freeway Of Love – Aretha Franklin
  • Pink Cadillac – Bruce Springsteen
  • Come Away With Me – Norah Jones
  • Travelin’ Band – John Fogerty
  • Mama – The Glorious Sons
  • Get Out Of My Dreams, Get Into My Car – Billy Ocean
  • I Drove All Night – Roy Orbison
  • Car Wash – Rose Royce
  • Drive My Car – The Beatles
  • Lets Ride – Choclair
  • Bobcaygeon – The Tragically Hip
  • Sudbury Saturday Night – Stompin Tom Connors
  • Run, Runaway – Great Big Sea
  • Shut Up And Drive – Rihanna
  • Mustang Sally – Wilson Pickett
  • King Of The Road – Roger Miller
  • Where The Streets Have No Name – U2
  • Runnin’ Down A Dream – Tom Petty
  • Interstate Love Song – Stone Temple Pilots
  • Radar Love – Golden Earring
  • Fast Car – Tracy Chapman
  • Holiday Road – Lindsey Buckingham
  • Low Rider – War
  • Born To Run – Bruce Springsteen
  • I Can’t Drive 55 – Sammy Hagar
  • Steve McQueen – Sheryl Crow
  • I’ve Been Everywhere – Johnny Cash
  • Vacation – The Go Gos
  • Paradise By The Dashboard Light – Meatloaf

You can get this playlist at

(Note some of the songs are marked as explicit lyrics).


Did we miss any? Be sure to add your favourites in the comments below.  Have you stopped by a roadside attraction lately? Here’s a picture we found on the Souvenir City City facebook with some of the signs we have made for them.

For more tourism related signage be sure to visit our post CUSTOM SIGNS FOR ONTARIO TOURIST ATTRACTIONS.


A New Landmark For Waterloo Region When St Jacobs Market Opens Its New Building

St Jacobs Market Celebrates Their New Landmark

It was last October when we wrote about Canada Am visiting the St Jacobs Farmers’ Market. Now the St Jacobs Market has more exciting news to share. After their landmark building was destroyed by a fire, they are now ready to unveil their new building this Thursday June 11, 2015. They will be opening the new market building to the public that morning.  For those who live in The Region Of Waterloo this is exciting news.  So much so that when The Sign Depot sign installers were putting the sign on the building’s exterior it managed to garner a bit of attention from the local media.

Farm Market Signs

When it comes to Farm Market Signs there are several choices.  The St Jacobs Farmers’ Market wanted to ensure that the signage for the new building was highly visiable from various spots at the market.  To acheive this PVC letters were router cut and finished white.  The white letters installed against the red exterior of the building created a lot of contrast and as the image below shows, it allows you to see the new market building from quite a distance.

Landmark Sign - St Jacobs Market Building - The Sign Depot

Tourist Landmark

The St Jacobs Farmers’ Market serves as year round landmark destination for tourists. People visit the St Jacobs Market by the busload, so ensuring they can find their way around the market is incredibly important. Whether it be building signage or wayfinding signs, having a points of direction or places to meet at a busy place like a farm market makes getting around a lot simplier for those not familiar with the surroundings.

Custom Signs St Jacobs Market Community Involvement - The Sign Depot

Have you heard of the St Jacobs Farmers’ Market before? Did it inspire you to come to The Region Of Waterloo for a visit? Let us know in the comments! We want to hear about your experience there, or about any farm market you frequent.