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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.

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Weather Alerts & Highway Conditions

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

Snowstorm on TCH along St Lawrence Valley over weekend


QC: An actual winter storm for Sunday and Monday On Sunday, a low pressure system from the American Midwest will bring a mix of winterly precipitation to several regions of Quebec. Snow changing to freezing rain is possible for the Greater Montreal, the Outaouais and the Eastern Townships. Regions farther north may receive significant snowfall amounts. The storm will continue on Monday as the band of heavy snow and freezing rain will spread toward Quebec City.

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Snowfall expected along TCH #17 and southern Ontario, with some freezing rain


ON: A messy mix of snow, ice pellets and freezing rain this weekend. A complex weather system will affect much of Southern and Eastern Ontario this weekend and possibly into Monday. Snow and ice pellets will likely affect portions of Central and Eastern Ontario Friday night into Saturday night with significant accumulations possible. On Sunday, precipitation is expected to change to freezing rain, particularly over Eastern Ontario where several hours of freezing rain are possible.

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Snowfall 10-20 cm expected in southern Alberta


AB: Snowfall, with total amounts of 10-20 cm is expected, moving from Idaho this morning into southwestern Alberta. 10 cm of snow is expected in the Pincher Creek and Cardston regions with locally 20 cm expected near the BC and International borders including Waterton Lakes National Park. Snow will begin to taper off early Thursday evening.

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Fog advisory for Calgary and much of southern Alberta this morning.


AB: Along with the fog there is also a risk of freezing drizzle. The area of fog will dissipate this morning when the snow moves into the area.

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Two systems to hit Newfoundland over weekend


NL: The first of these will arrive on Saturday, with precipitation to begin as snow across the entire Island, before changing to rain over all but western and northern areas. The rain will be heaviest over southeastern parts of the Island, with strong southwesterly winds. The second system will bring snow for most areas on Sunday afternoon or evening. There may be rain again over southern and eastern parts of the Island, and a period of freezing rain over central areas.

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Travel Articles

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

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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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Movie Theatres and Movie Showtimes across CanadaMovie Theatres and Movie Showtimes across Canada

When travelling with family, you may need an evening of entertainment, or it may be the movie you^ve been waiting a while for is released while you are on vacation or on the road

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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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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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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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Provinces to Visit

Here are some featured provinces along the Trans Canada Highway:

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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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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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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GAS Prices along the Trans-Canada HighwayGAS Prices along the Trans-Canada Highway

maps of lowest gas prices by neighourhood, in TCH communities from coast to coast

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Quebec route of the Trans-Canada Highway Quebec route of the Trans-Canada Highway

Details of the route and the attractions along the Trans-Canada Highway through the province of Quebec, incluing Riviere du Loup, Quebec City, and Montreal

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Routes & Itineraries

Here are some featured segment itineraries along Trans Canada Highway:

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Saskatchewan: #1 between Swift Current and ReginaSaskatchewan: #1 between Swift Current and Regina

SK: Here is the itinerary for the 235 km along Highway #1 between Swift Current and Regina, via Moose Jaw

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BC #5 Coquihalla Highway between Hope and Kamloops

Here is the itinerary for the 204 km along the #5 Coquihalla (toll) Highway between Hope, BC and Kamloops, BC, via Merritt

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Ontario: between Ottawa, Ontario and Montreal, Quebec via #417Ontario: between Ottawa, Ontario and Montreal, Quebec via #417

ON: Here is the itinerary for the 186 km along Ontario #417 and Quebec #40 between Ottawa, Ontario and Montreal, Quebec:

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Nova Scotia: between Moncton, New Brunswick and Truro, Nova ScotiaNova Scotia: between Moncton, New Brunswick and Truro, Nova Scotia

NS: Here is the itinerary for the 155 km along Highway #2 (NB) and Highway #104 (NS) between Moncton, New Brunswick and Truro, Nova Scotia:

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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:

Toronto, Ontario Travel information Toronto, Ontario Travel information

ON: Toronto is Ontario^s capital, with top-flight shopping, museums, attractions, and dining

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Oshawa, Ontario Travel Information

ON: Located on the Kingston Road, by the mid 1800s the community attracted farming implement and carriage works, which became auto assembly for Buick and the Chevrolet and became General Motors Canada.

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Kitchener-Waterloo Travel informationKitchener-Waterloo Travel information

ON: Kitchener-Waterloo is located in the heartland of Southern Ontario, also called Canada^s Technology Triangle

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Lake Chestermere, Alberta travel informationLake Chestermere, Alberta travel information

AB: Lake Chestermere^s lake is fed by an irrigation canal from the Bow River, from the weir just below the Calgary Zoo. The lake is popular for sailing, windsurfing, water skiing, and fishing.

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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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