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Approaching Rockies west of Calgary

This web site is THE source for information about travelling along the Trans-Canada Highway and travel around Canada. EXPLORE CANADA using the options above, or select a section of the Trans-Canada Highway for detailed itinerary, using the MENU, above. Check out our newly-added ULTIMATE Canadian Bucket List

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.

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Weather Alerts & Highway Conditions

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

Thunderstorm and Hail warning from Cypress Hills to Swift Current

(Posted:07/01/2019)

SK: Environment Canada is tracking a line of severe thunderstorms capable of producing very strong wind gusts, up to toonie size hail and heavy rain. This line stretches from Cypress Lake north to Hazlet and thunderstorms on the line are moving northeast at 35 km/h. Take cover immediately, if threatening weather approaches

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Severe Thunderstorms and HAIL in Ottawa and St Lawrence Valleys today

(Posted:06/29/2019)

ON/QU: Conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms that may be capable of producing strong wind gusts and large hail. Conditions are favourable for severe thunderstorms to develop in the afternoon and early this evening. The main threats will be damaging winds and nickel size hail. Large hail can damage property and cause injury. Strong wind gusts can toss loose objects, damage weak buildings, break branches off trees and overturn large vehicles.

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Snowfall warning for Jasper and Hinton along TCH Yellowhead #16, up to 10 cm

(Posted:06/20/2019)

AB: Snowfall with total amounts of about 10 cm is expected. Snow developed last night and will continue today and tonight over portions of Highway 93. Snowfall amounts of 10 cm are expected for the Icefield Parkway before snow tapers off Friday morning. Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions.

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The Yellowhead Highway has re-OPENed at Edson, overnight

(Posted:05/20/2019)

AB: Smoke from a fast-spreading forest fire shut the highway down last night, but the #16 Yellowhead Highway, connecting Edmonton with Jasper has since re-opened.

TCH Yellowhead closed at Edson (west of Edmonton) due to Forest Fire

(Posted:05/19/2019)

AB: An out of control forest fire at Edson (just east of Jasper) has closed the Trans-Canada Yellowhead Route #16. This situation is very fluid and an earliest estimated time of opening (ETO) for Highway 16 is 8:00 am, Monday, May 20. As new information is received, updates will be provided. Detour via #2 to Calgary and #1 to Lake Louise

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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 historyTrans-Canada highway history

Trans-Canada Highway History from early explorers , the motorized era, to Trans-Canada Highway construction

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Flora of Canada DatabasesFlora of Canada Databases

informatio about plants, house plants, garden plants, wildflower, poisonous plants, and medicinal plants

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Canadian Road Information on TransCanadaHighway.comCanadian Road Information on TransCanadaHighway.com

Latest weather updates, road conditions, highway construction and radar/speed traps

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Cycling Across Canada on Trans-Canada HighwayCycling Across Canada on Trans-Canada Highway

Our Route Itineraries now include elevation charts, so you can see how hilly a segment is, and plan your rest stops appropriately

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Camping in CanadaCamping in Canada

Camping is popular in the period where nights are free of both frost and snow, either of which can quickly take the fun out of tenting vacation.

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Provinces to Visit

Here are some featured provinces along the Trans Canada Highway:

New Brunswick  route of the Trans-Canada Highway New Brunswick route of the Trans-Canada Highway

Details of the route and the attractions along the Trans-Canada Highway through the province of New Brunswick, incluidng Moncton, Fredericton and Grand Falls

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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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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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Alberta Route of the Trans-Canada HighwayAlberta Route of the Trans-Canada Highway

AB: Information about the Trans-Canada Highway through Alberta, including Medicine Hat, Calgary, Banff and Lake Louise

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Manitoba route of the Trans-Canada Highway Manitoba route of the Trans-Canada Highway

Details of the route and the attractions along the Trans-Canada Highway through the province of Manitoba, including Winnipeg, Portage la Prairie, and Brandon

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Routes & Itineraries

Here are some featured segment itineraries along Trans Canada Highway:

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PEI: Charlottetown to Woods Island, via the Ferry to New Glasgow, Nova ScotiaPEI: Charlottetown to Woods Island, via the Ferry to New Glasgow, Nova Scotia

PE: Here is the itinerary for the 84 kilometres (driving) along Route 1 from Charlottetown to Woods Island, via the Ferry to Pictou, Nova Scotia and via Route 108 to nearby New Glasgow:

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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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Manitoba: Manitoba #1 and the Ontario #17 between Winnipeg, Manitoba and Kenora, OntarioManitoba: Manitoba #1 and the Ontario #17 between Winnipeg, Manitoba and Kenora, Ontario

MB: Here is the itinerary for the 207 km along the Manitoba #1 and the Ontario #17 between Winnipeg, Manitoba and Kenora, Ontario:, via Falcon Lake

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Saskatchewan: #1 between Regina, Saskatchewan and Brandon, ManitobaSaskatchewan: #1 between Regina, Saskatchewan and Brandon, Manitoba

SK: Here is the itinerary for the 363 km along Highway #1 between Regina, Saskatchewan and Brandon, Manitoba

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Toronto bypass: between Kingston and Montreal along Ontario #401 |and Quebec #20Toronto bypass: between Kingston and Montreal along Ontario #401 |and Quebec #20

ON: Here is the itinerary for the 248 km from Kingston to Montreal along Ontario Highway 401, and Quebec Autoroute 20, known as the Macdonald-Cartier Freeway, to continue into Montreal on #40, the Trans-Canada Highway

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Cities to Visit

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

Kakabeka Falls, Ontario travel InformationKakabeka Falls, Ontario travel Information

ON: Wawa lies at an important junction of highway 17 south and highway 101 east into the major mining cities of Ontario^s North.

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Kamloops, British Columbia Travel informationKamloops, British Columbia Travel information

BC: Kamloops is at the junction of the North and south branches of the Thompson River at Kamloops Lake, and now sits where the Trans-Canada Highway (#1) meets the Coquihala (#5).

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Thunder Bay, Ontario Travel InfomationThunder Bay, Ontario Travel Infomation

ON: Thunder Bay is one of the world^s largest grain-handling ports,and jumping-off point for Northwest Ontario resorts and lodges

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Victoria, British Columbia Travel informationVictoria, British Columbia Travel information

BC: Victoria is located on the Southern tip of Vancouver Island, and is the capital of British Columbia.

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Edmonton, Alberta Travel InformationEdmonton, Alberta Travel Information

AB: Edmonton has over 1,100,000 people and is the province^s center for oil and gas production and is the seat of Alberta^s government

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