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Why Visit Canada?

The World's second biggest country is home to amazing scenery in several regions, combining stunning natural beauty, with cities full of very friendly people and great shopping. Driving the Trans-Canada is 3% urban and 97% nature and rural! Try and see all of it, or focus on just one region or province.


Trans-Canada Highway Construction News, Weather Conditions and Feature Stories

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Weather Alerts & Highway Conditions

Here are the most recent news and weather stories posted for Trans Canada Highway:

TCH #1 reopened at Cache Creek, west of Kamloops

(Posted:07/19/2017)

BC: Trans-Canada Highway 1 APPEARS RE-OPENED at Cache Creek, west of Kamloops. However, Highway 97 north to Clinton is closed to all but emergency vehicles. Highway 97C South is undergoing electrical maintenance, so expect delays. Travel via Coquihalla #5 will be faster and avoid travel through heavily fire-damaged areas.

Highway 5 between Kamloops & Highway 16 remains closed.

(Posted:07/19/2017)

BC: Highway 5 between Kamloops and Yellowhead Highway #16 REMAINS RESTRICTED to emergency vehicles. Only Emergency Extraordinary loads (with special approval permit) permitted. Recommended Detour for travel to from Edmonton, Northern BC, and Alaska, , Trans- Canada #1 to Calgary,. #2 north to Edmonton, and then Alaska Highway northwest from Edmonton.

Forest Fire visible from TCH inside Glacier National Park

(Posted:07/19/2017)

BC: Just west of Kinbassett Lake and N of the Trans-Canada #1 (and just inside Glacier National Park) is the Mountain Creek fire, caused by lightening. It is about 5 km from highway, and not threatening the highway. AB: along TCH #1 near Sunshine Village turnoff, you can see smoke form Verdant Creek, fire, inside BC, and about 20 km for Trans-Canada. Restrictions on access to back- country hiking trails have been imposed.

Severe Thunderstorm Alert from Edmunston to Fredericton

(Posted:07/16/2017)

NB: Conditions are favourable for the development of dangerous thunderstorms that may be capable of producing damaging wind gusts, large hail and torrential rain. A warm and humid air mass will prevail over the region today. A cold front approaching from the St. Lawrence valley will trigger thunderstorms, and some of these may become very strong. Intense lightning is likely with any thunderstorm that develops. Heavy downpours can cause flash floods and water pooling on roads.

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Bridge Maintenance Highway 1 at Alexandria Bridge, between Spuzzum & Hells Gate

(Posted:05/16/2017)

BC: Both directions - Bridge deck rehabilitation and seismic safety retrofit on Highway 1 in both directions 3 km north of Spuzzum at the Alexandria Bridge. Construction will be in effect 24 hours a day from 23/05/2017 through 31/10/2017.

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Travel Articles

Here are some featured travel stories posted for the Trans Canada Highway:

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Trans-Canada Highway Travelling ItinerariesTrans-Canada Highway Travelling Itineraries

the entire 7,821 km route broken into nice bite-sized drivable segments with details on what to expect, see, and do on each segment.(with over 3500 points!)

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updated our Provincial Forestry Resourcesupdated our Provincial Forestry Resources

including Forest Map, Forest Fire information, Forest biodiversity, Maple Syrup Industry, and Canada^s Boreal Forests

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updated the Rules For RVs in Canada on TransCanadaHighway.comupdated the Rules For RVs in Canada on TransCanadaHighway.com

with the common driving laws |and rules affecting camping |and RVs across Canada:

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Top \Must See\ Attractions along the wayTop "Must See" Attractions along the way

Our itineraries have many, many features detailed along the way (with links to local community pages, with even more detail!), and our highway history points

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To and From Toronto, Ontario and the Trans-Canada HighwayTo and From Toronto, Ontario and the Trans-Canada Highway

ON: T.O. is NOT on the TCH! Overview of the different Trans-Canada routes through Ontario and getting to/from Toronto for the north or from the east

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Provinces to Visit

Here are some featured provinces along the Trans Canada Highway:

Nova Scotia route of the Trans-Canada Highway Nova Scotia route of the Trans-Canada Highway

Details of the route and the attractions along the Trans-Canada Highway through the province of Nova Scotia, form Amherst to Truro through Cape Breton to Sydney

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Newfoundland route of the Trans-Canada HighwayNewfoundland route of the Trans-Canada Highway

Details of the route and the attractions along the Trans-Canada Highway through the province of newfoundland and Lbrador, from Port aux Basques to Corner Brook, Grand Falls-Windsor, Gander, Clarenville, Whitbourne and St Johns

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Ontario routes of the Trans-Canada Highway Ontario routes of the Trans-Canada Highway

Details of the route and the attractions along the Trans-Canada Highway through the province of Ontario, inlcuding Ottawa, Sudbury, Sault Ste Marie, ThunderBay, and detour to /from Toronto

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Trans-Canada Highway across British ColumbiaTrans-Canada Highway across British Columbia

BC: Details of the route and the attractions along the Trans-Canada Highway through the province of BC, including through Golden, Revelstoke, Salmon Arm, Kamloops, Hope, Vancouver and Victoria

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Saskatchewan route of the Trans-Canada HighwaySaskatchewan route of the Trans-Canada Highway

Details of the route and the attractions along the Trans-Canada Highway through the province of Saskatchewan, including through Regina, Moose Jaw, Swift Current, and Saskatoon

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Routes & Itineraries

Here are some featured segment itineraries along Trans Canada Highway:

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Newfoundland: Port-aux-Basques ferry dock to Corner Brook, NewfoundlandNewfoundland: Port-aux-Basques ferry dock to Corner Brook, Newfoundland

NL: Here is the itinerary for the 220 km along #1 from Port-aux-Basques ferry dock (from North Sydney, Nova Scotia) to Corner Brook

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Ontario: #17 between Ignace and Thunder BayOntario: #17 between Ignace and Thunder Bay

ON: Here is the itinerary for the 247 km along #17 between Ignace and Thunder Bay, via Kakabeka Falls

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PEI: from Moncton, NB  to Charlottetown, via Confederation BridgePEI: from Moncton, NB to Charlottetown, via Confederation Bridge

PE: Here is the itinerary for the 168 km from Moncton, NB over the Confederation Bridge between Cape Tourmantine, NB and Borden-Carleton, PEI to Charlottetown

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Newfoundland: #1 between Whitbourne and St Johns, NewfoundlandNewfoundland: #1 between Whitbourne and St Johns, Newfoundland

NL: Here is the itinerary for the 100 km along the #1 between Whitbourne and St Johns, Newfoundland

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Ontario: #17 between Marathon and WawaOntario: #17 between Marathon and Wawa

ON: Here is the itinerary of the 180 km along #17 between Marathon and Wawa, via White River and Pukaskwa National Park

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Cities to Visit

Here are some featured cities along or near the Trans Canada Highway:

Charlottetown, PEI Travel InformationCharlottetown, PEI Travel Information

PE: Charlottetown is nationally recognized as the \Birthplace of Confederation\,and is close to the province^s beaches and many historical sites.

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Montreal, Quebec Travel information Montreal, Quebec Travel information

QC: Visit this charming 400 year old island city in the St Lawrence

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Sudbury, Ontario Travel InformationSudbury, Ontario Travel Information

ON: Sudbury is the largest centre in northeastern Ontario, with 93,000 in the city itself, and 162,000 in the Regional Municipality. Sudbury is known as the Nickel City because of its nickel and copper mines.

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Hull-Gatineau Quebec Travel InformationHull-Gatineau Quebec Travel Information

QC: This 64,000 resident community, across the river from Ottawa, is the heart of the Outaouais Region.

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Hope and Laidlaw, British Columbia Travel informationHope and Laidlaw, British Columbia Travel information

BC: The District of Hope, with its 6800 residents, is at the eastern end of the fertile Fraser Valley and is the gateway to the Lower Mainland.

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