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Trans-Canada Highway Travelling Itineraries

View of Trns-Canada #1 approach to Rockies from Calgary Here are some key features of our itineraries (see list below):

  1. Details on over 3500 points along the highway
  2. Segment overviews: what not to miss, what's interesting re. history, geology and nature. Especially between towns....
  3. Overview Zoom-able Google map for each segment
  4. Elevation chart for each segment, for cycle-touring across Canada.
  5. Every exit/point has a zoomed-in pop-up Google map, to better plan your trip & exits

Here is a listing of Itineraries for a drive across the country. We also have a quick mileage (kilometer) chart.

View of Highway 17 along the North  of Superior stretch, west of Wawa

How many segments can you drive in a day?

Depending on how long you want to drive each day, which can be influenced, how much site-seeing you are doing, if you are driving with kids, or the weather and quality of roads, or the hours of sunlight at different times of the year.

For example, if driving across the Prairies, in the summer plan for 12-14 hours of daylight, and in the winters plan on 6 hours of daylight, but allow for slower driving if there's a snowstorm (watch our homepage for weather bulletins).

The itineraries listed here are from a150 to 250 km (taking approximately 2 hours of driving time). You can choose 1-4 segments per riving day to suit your preferred pace. The itineraries are designed like bus schedules, with both eastbound and westbound distances on the same page, so you only need one set to the trip there and back.


Province Individual section Kilometres

British Columbia
#1

Victoria to Nanaimo (A) 142 km
(A) West Vancouver to Hope 171 km
Hope to Kamloops (on the #1)196 km
Hope to Kamloops (Coquihalla)204 km
Kamloops to Revelstoke 219 km
Revelstoke, BC to Lake Louise, AB 220 km

Alberta
#1

Lake Louise to Calgary 180 km
Calgary to Medicine Hat 284 km
Medicine Hat to Swift Current, SK 223 km

Saskatchewan
#1

Swift Current to Regina 235 km
Regina, Saskatchewan to Brandon, Manitoba 363 km

Manitoba
#1

Brandon to Winnipeg 219 km
Winnipeg, Manitoba to Kenora, Ontario 207 km

Ontario
#17 and #417
See note below for getting to & from Toronto
from the Trans-Canada Highway

Kenora to Ignace 246 km
Ignace to Thunder Bay 247 km
Thunder Bay to Marathon299 km
Marathon to Wawa 180 km
Wawa to Sault Ste Marie 224 km
Sault Ste Marie to Sudbury 301 km
Sudbury to Mattawa190 km
Mattawa to Ottawa 307 km
Ottawa, Ontario to Montreal, Quebec 186 km

Quebec
#40, #20, #185

Montreal and Quebec City-Levis 246 km
Quebec City-Levis and Riviere du Loup 201 km
Riviere du Loup, Quebec and Grand Falls, New Brunswick 184 km

New Brunswick
#2

Grand Falls and Fredericton 214 km
Fredericton to Moncton (B) 187 km

PEI
#1

(B) Moncton, NB to Charlottetown 168 km
Charlottetown to New Glasgow, NS (C) 84 km

Nova Scotia
#104, #105

Moncton, New Brunswick and Truro, Nova Scotia 155 km
Truro to New Glasgow (C) 56 km
(C) New Glasgow to North Sydney(D) 255 km

Newfoundland
#1

(D) Port-aux-Basques to Corner Brook 220 km
Corner Brook and Grand Falls - Windsor (C) 270 km
Grand Falls-Windsor and Clarenville 236 km
Clarenville and Whitbourne 97 km
(D) Argentia to Whitbourne 45 km
Whitbourne to St John's 100 km

Total Length

7,821 km
(4,860 mi.)

Ontario
(to from Toronto)
#69, #400 and #401
for Trans-Canada in Ontario, see above

Toronto to Parry Sound 162 km
Parry Sound to Sudbury 208 km
Toronto to Kingston248 km
Kingston to Montreal 243 km

NOTE: bracketed letters like "(A)" denote special connection links between two routes, often by ferry. Otherwise, you can go up or down the list in either direction for a complete coast-to-coat itinerary.

Please let us know if you are aware of any other web sites we should include here.



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