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Appraching 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 pop-up MENU, above right.

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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


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


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.


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


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


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


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

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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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Travel Planning Tips and Links for the Trans-Canada Highway

Here is a summary of Trans-Canada Highway Travel Tips: Trip Information, Trip Information, What You Can See, Cycling and camping on yoiu rtrip

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Weather Info |and Forecasts across CanadaWeather Info |and Forecasts across Canada

Forecasts, storm alerts, avalanche closures in winter), weather normals, for your area along the Trans-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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updated the Rules For RVs in Canada on TransCanadaHighway.comupdated the Rules For RVs in Canada on

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

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Provinces to Visit

Here are some featured provinces along the Trans Canada Highway:

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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P.E.I. route of the Trans-Canada HighwayP.E.I. route of the Trans-Canada Highway

Details of the route and the attractions along the Trans-Canada Highway through the province of Prince Edward Island, across the Confederation Bridge to Charlottetown and to the Woods Island Ferry

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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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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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Routes & Itineraries

Here are some featured segment itineraries along Trans Canada Highway:

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Ontario: #17 between Mattawa and Ottawa, OntarioOntario: #17 between Mattawa and Ottawa, Ontario

ON: Here is the itinerary for the 304 km along Highway #17 between Mattawa and Ottawa, via Deep River, Renfrew, Pembroke, Arnprior, Cobden, Carp, and Kanata

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BC Highway #1 between Revelstoke, BC and Lake Louise, ABBC Highway #1 between Revelstoke, BC and Lake Louise, AB

BC: Here is the itinerary for the 220 km along the #1 between Revelstoke, BC and Lake Louise, AB, via Golden and Yoho National Park

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Saskatchewan: #1 between Medicine Hat, AB and Swift CurrentSaskatchewan: #1 between Medicine Hat, AB and Swift Current

SK: Here is the itinerary for the 223 km along the #1 highway, between Medicine Hat, Alberta and Swift Current, Saskatchewan:

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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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Toronto bypass: Parry Sound to Sudbury, via Route 69/400Toronto bypass: Parry Sound to Sudbury, via Route 69/400

ON: Here is the itinerary for the 153 km route along Route 69 from Parry Sound to Sudbury (a continuation of the route from Toronto to Parry Sound):

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Cities to Visit

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

Ottawa, Ontario Travel information Ottawa, Ontario Travel information

ON: Ottawa-Gatineau is the nation^s capital, and has lots of museums, parks and attractions of national significance and importance

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Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Travel InformationSaskatoon, Saskatchewan Travel Information

Sk: The city is magically wrapped around the South Saskatchewan River, which winds its way through the city. The town is home to the University of Saskatchewan

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Mattawa, Ontario Travel InformationMattawa, Ontario Travel Information

ON: This 3,000 resident community lies at the junction of the Ottawa and the Mattawa rivers. The name is the Ojibway phrase for \meeting of the waters.\

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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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Wawa, Ontario travel InformationWawa, 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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