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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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Craft Breweries |and Wineries across CanadaCraft Breweries |and Wineries across Canada

listing and linsk to hundreds of craft breweries, wineries, craft distilleries and brew pubs coast to coast

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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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Canadian Road Trip itineraries on Canadian Road Trip itineraries on

Over 40 detailed Trans-Canada Highway Travelling Itineraries for takint you coast to coast and to-from Toronto

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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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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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Provinces to Visit

Here are some featured provinces along the Trans Canada Highway:

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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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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Geography |and GeoscapesGeography |and Geoscapes

Great links b out different geoforms of Canada, and lots of great mapping links

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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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Routes & Itineraries

Here are some featured segment itineraries along Trans Canada Highway:

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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: 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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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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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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BC Highway #1 Horseshoe Bay (West Vancouver) and HopeBC Highway #1 Horseshoe Bay (West Vancouver) and Hope

Here is the itinerary for the 171 km along the #1 highway between Lions Bay (West Vancouver) and Hope, via Vancouver, Burnaby, Langley, Abbotsford and Chilliwack

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Cities to Visit

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

Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan Travel InformationMoose Jaw, Saskatchewan Travel Information

Sk: In the 1920^s the towns tunnels made Moose Jaw a stoping point during the Porhibition, and since then it has become home to the Snowbirds, the Canadian Air Force’s aerobatics team.

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Quebec City, Quebec Travel informationQuebec City, Quebec Travel information

QC: Visit this 400 year old city with a fortress overlooking the mighty St Lawrence

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Fredericton, New Brunswick Travel InformationFredericton, New Brunswick Travel Information

NB: Fredericton is the capital city of New Brunswick, with a population of 81,000, and lies on the St. John River, and the Trans-Canada Highway, only 100 km from the US border.

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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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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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