Trans-Canada Highway Route Itineraries

Our itineraries (see below ) have these features:

  1. Details on over 3500 points along the highway
  2. Segment overview information, about what not to miss, regarding the history, geology and nature along the way. Things to see & do in various communities, and in between them.
  3. Each segment includes an overview Google map, with a Satellite image option, so you may zoom in for more detail, and observe natural features.
  4. An elevation map for each segment ties in with the geological/geographical narrative, and is of special interest to those cycle-touring across Canada.
  5. Pop-up Google map xoom for every point & exit from the highway, so you can better plan your trip, and your stops.

Here is a listing of Itineraries for a drive across the country. We also have a quick mileage (kilometer) chart .

Depending on how long you want to drive each day, which can be influenced, how much site-seeing you are doing, if you are driving with kids, or the weather and quality of roads, or the hours of sunlight at different times of the year.

The itineraries listed here are typically about 150 to 250 km (taking approximately 2 hours of driving time). You can choose one or more segments per day to suit your preferred pace. The itineraries are designed like bus schedules, with both eastbound and westbound distances on the same page, so you only need one set to the trip there and back.

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My friend and I stayed in BC this summer - for three weeks. This homepage was a really good help for our travel around Vancouver Island and the Rocky Mountains. We went on our own by car. The informations about the regions, the maps and the good tourist informations where really helpful for us.

Astrid A (Austria) (October 2008)

in 2006 we camped all the way to the Mountains - used your itineraries. In 2008 we are heading east and the first thing I did was visit your site. Thanks tor all the wonderful treats hidden in your pages.

M.E. (Nov 2007)

The Transcanada Highway website and associated links is the absolute best travel website I have ever seen and the easiest to use. Thank you so much. It was almost one stop shopping. I threw away the Triple A Guide.

L.E. (May 2006)

We have just returned from a fabulous visit to Canada (from Edmonton to Nanaimo) and used your excellent printable itineraries, which we took on your trip and found invaluable. Many thanks!!!!!!

D.S. New Zealand. (July 2004)

Love the site. Look forward to the book

K.M. Toronto (March 2005)

Your website is my favourite. It is so well laid out and easy to use. When I'm looking for something interesting or exciting I always start with this site. When I plan trips... I start my research at this site. There is such a huge amount of information about Canada and ... all the wonderful treasures. Thank you for continuing to update the site.

Kathy F. (October 2005)

Send us your anecdotes and stories of your Trans-Canada Highway travels!

You can also refer to our Accommodations search to check room rates and availability for hotels, motels, and beds & breakfasts along the highway (and off ther beaten path, too!).
 Province Individual section Kilometres

British Columbia #1

Victoria to Nanaimo (A) 142 km
(A) West Vancouver to Hope 171 km
Hope to Kamloops (on the #1) 196 km
Hope to Kamloops (Coquihalla) 204 km
Kamloops to Revelstoke 219 km
Revelstoke, BC to Lake Louise, AB 220 km

Alberta #1

Lake Louise to Calgary 180 km
Calgary to Medicine Hat 284 km
Medicine Hat to Swift Current, SK 223 km

Saskatchewan #1

Swift Current to Regina 235 km
Regina, Saskatchewan to Brandon, Manitoba 363 km

Manitoba #1

Brandon to Winnipeg 219 km
Winnipeg, Manitoba to Kenora, Ontario 207 km

Ontario #17 and #417 See note below for getting to & from Toronto from the Trans-Canada Highway

Kenora to Ignace 246 km
Ignace to Thunder Bay 247 km
Thunder Bay to Marathon 299 km
Marathon to Wawa 180 km
Wawa to Sault Ste Marie 224 km
Sault Ste Marie to Sudbury 301 km
Sudbury to Mattawa 190 km
Mattawa to Ottawa 307 km
Ottawa, Ontario to Montreal, Quebec 186 km

Quebec #40, #20, #185

Montreal and Quebec City-Levis 246 km
Quebec City-Levis and Riviere du Loup 201 km
Riviere du Loup, Quebec and Grand Falls, New Brunswick 184 km

New Brunswick #2

Grand Falls and Fredericton 214 km
Fredericton to Moncton (B) 187 km

PEI #1

(B) Moncton, NB to Charlottetown 168 km
Charlottetown to New Glasgow, NS (C) 84 km

Nova Scotia #104, #105

Moncton, New Brunswick and Truro, Nova Scotia 155 km
Truro to New Glasgow (C) 56 km
(C) New Glasgow to North Sydney(D) 255 km

Newfoundland #1

(D) Port-aux-Basques to Corner Brook 220 km
Corner Brook and Grand Falls - Windsor (C) 270 km
Grand Falls-Windsor and Clarenville 236 km
Clarenville and Whitbourne 97 km
(D) Argentia to Whitbourne 45 km
Whitbourne to St John's 100 km
 Total Length 7,821 km
(4,860 mi.)

Ontario (to from Toronto)#69, #400 and #401 for Trans-Canada in Ontario , see above

Toronto to Parry Sound 162 km
Parry Sound to Sudbury 208 km
Toronto to Kingston 248 km
Kingston to Montreal 243 km

NOTE: bracketed letters like "(A)" denote special connection links between two routes, often by ferry. Otherwise, you can go up or down the list in either direction for a complete coast-to-coat itinerary.

Please let us know if you are aware of any other web sites we should include here.