New features in Google Maps make it your ultimate road trip companion

Canada Day long weekend is here at last and Google Maps is rolling out new features that will help to make your trip to the cottage, campground or city both easier to navigate and easier to remember.

First up, we’ve added multi-stop directions in Google Maps on Android (coming soon to iOS). Most trips to the cottage involve the inevitable multiple stops to pick up groceries, bait and beer. To create your multi-stop route, just open the app, enter a destination, tap the corner menu, and then click “add a stop”. To rearrange the order of your stops, tap and hold the three dot menu to the left of “Add stop” and drag it to the position you want – you can even search for types of places like gas stations or restaurants and get results along your route. Once you’ve added all your stops, tap “done” and your multi-stop route is complete. When you enter navigation mode you’ll have the same seamless driving experience you’re used to, whether you’re going from errand to errand or hitting scenic spots on the Sea to Sky Highway.

We’ve also added a new feature to help Google Maps work like an on-the-go travel diary. Android users can now use the Your Timeline feature inside Google Maps to preserve their travel memories and info in a new way by adding notes to their locations. All you need to do is enable Location History and open Your Timeline inside Google Maps then select a date to add a written note.

No matter where your travels take you this summer and beyond, these new Google Maps features will get you there and help keep track of all the memories you make along the way.

Posted by Nicole Bell, Communications Manager, Google Canada