Highway Itineraries along the Trans-Canada Highway

Trans-Canada highway, approaching the Rockies

Trans-Canada Highway Travelling Itineraries

View of Trans-Canada #1 approach to Rockies from Calgary Here are some key features of our itineraries (see list below):

  1. Details on over 3500 points along the highway
  2. Segment overviews: what not to miss, what's interesting re. history, geology and nature. Especially between towns....
  3. Overview Zoom-able Google map for each segment
  4. Elevation chart for each segment, for cycle-touring across Canada.
  5. Every exit/point has a zoomed-in pop-up Google map, to better plan your trip & exits

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

View of Highway 17 along the North  of Superior stretch, west of Wawa

How many segments can you drive in a day?

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.

For example, if driving across the Prairies, in the summer plan for 12-14 hours of daylight, and in the winters plan on 6 hours of daylight, but allow for slower driving if there's a snowstorm (watch our homepage for weather bulletins).

The itineraries listed here are from a150 to 250 km (taking approximately 2 hours of driving time). You can choose 1-4 segments per riving 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.

British Columbia (#1)

And Coquihalla short-cut between Hope and Kamloops

Victoria to Nanaimo (A)142 km
(A) West Vancouver to Hope71 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, AB20 km

Alberta (#1)

Lake Louise to Calgary180 km
Calgary to Medicine Hat284 km
Medicine Hat to Swift Current, SK223 km

Saskatchewan (#1)

Swift Current to Regina235 km
Regina, Saskatchewan to Brandon, Manitoba363 km

Manitoba (#1)

Brandon to Winnipeg219 km
Winnipeg, Manitoba to Kenora, Ontario207 km

Ontario (#17 and #417)

See note below for getting to & from Toronto from the Trans-Canada Highway

Kenora to Ignace246 km
Ignace to Thunder Bay247 km
Thunder Bay to Marathon299 km
Marathon to Wawa 180 km
Wawa to Sault Ste Marie224 km
Sault Ste Marie to Sudbury301 km
Sudbury to Mattawa190 km
Mattawa to Ottawa307 km
Ottawa, Ontario to Montreal, Quebec186 km
Montreal and Quebec City-Levis 246 km
Quebec City-Levis and Riviere du Loup201 km
Riviere du Loup, Quebec and Grand Falls, New Brunswick184 km
Grand Falls and Fredericton 214 km
Fredericton to Moncton (B)187 km
(B) Moncton, NB to Charlottetown 168 km
Charlottetown to New Glasgow, NS (C)84 km
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
(D) Port-aux-Basques to Corner Brook 220 km
Corner Brook and Grand Falls - Windsor (C)270 km
Grand Falls-Windsor and Clarenville236 km
Clarenville and Whitbourne97 km
(D) Argentia to Whitbourne45 km
Whitbourne to St John's100 km
Total Length7,821 km
(4,860 mi.)

for Trans-Canada in Ontario, see above

Toronto to Parry Sound162 km
Parry Sound to Sudbury208 km
Toronto to Kingston248 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.