Newfoundland Trans-Canada Highway information
The total Newfoundland highway distance is 928 kilometres. Here is the route of the Trans-Canada Highway from east to wes:
You arrive in Newfoundland at the ferry landing at Port Aux Basques, off the a ferry from North Sydney, Nova Scotia. The Trans-Canada heads north 214 km past Stephenville to Corner Brook, which is Newfoundland's second largest city.
At Deer Lake, Route 430 leads a few miles north to reach Gros Morne National Park. You can take this road to the northern tip of the island, to the town of St Anthony and where the L'Anse aux Meadows historical site unearths the first Viking settlement on North America.
The Long Range Mountains come into view around Deer Lake. In the island's interior, you pass many small lakes (called "ponds"), rocky outcroppings, and unique ecosystems. The highway passes Springdale, Grand Falls, and Bishop's Falls before heading in an easgterly direction.
The highway leads southeast to the town of Gander, which was once a major stop-over point for propellor-driven trans-Atlantic airplane flights.
The road heads southerly direction, passing theough Terra Nova National Park and then crosses the Avalon Peninsula, heading east.
You can head south to Argentia to catch the ferry to North Sydney, Nova Scotia.
You should take the time to visit the many small fishing villages that echo the quiet life in Newfoundland of over a hundred years ago, with such colourful names as Brigus, Harbour Grace, Come By Chance, usually just a few minutes off the Trans-Canada.
If you have a few days to spare, leave the highway at Goobies, and take Route 210 south to Fortune, and catch a ferry to the French Islands of St. Pierre and Miquelon.
St. John's, capital city of the island province of Newfoundland, and Canada's oldest city (over 500 years old!), is the eastern starting / ending point of the Trans-Canada Highway. The end of the Trans-Canada is commerprated by the "Mile One Stadium" (arena) in downtown St John's, interstly 7'800-some kilometres from the "Mile 0" Marker in Victoria, British Columbia at the Western End of the Trans-Canads.
Trans-Canada Highway History
Some Useful Links
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Trans-Canada Highway Website Features for Newfoundland & Labrador:
Newfoundland Highway Features & Points of Interest
Cities to Visit
Here are some featured Newfoundland & Labrador cities & towns along or near the Trans Canada Highway:
NL: St. John^s is the most easterly port and oldest City in North America, and the capital of Newfoundland
Routes & Itineraries
Here are some featured itineraries of Newfoundland & Labrador segments of the Trans Canada Highway:
NL: Here is the itinerary for the 100 km along the #1 between Whitbourne and St Johns, Newfoundland
NL: Here is the itinerary for the 45 km along the #1 between Clarenville and Whitbourne, Newfoundland (access to the Agentia ferry to North Sydney, Nova Scotia):
NL: Here is the itinerary for the 236 km along Route #1 between Grand Falls-Windsor and Clarenville, Newfoundland, via Gander and Tera Nova National Park
NL: Here is the itinerary for the 270 km along the #1 between Corner Brook and Grand Falls - Windsor, Newfoundland:
NL: Here is the itinerary for the 220 km along #1 from Port-aux-Basques ferry dock (from North Sydney, Nova Scotia) to Corner Brook