Highway Itineraries & Segments

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 150 km to 250 km (taking approximately 2 hours of driving time).

You can choose 1-4 segments per driving 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.

Here are some key features of our itineraries (see list below):


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


View of Trans-Canada #1 approach to Rockies from Calgary

Main Trans-Canada Highway Route

Here are the segments, by province, from West to East:

Victoria to Nanaimo (A) 142 km
Victoria via Sidney-Tsawwassen Ferry to Surrey/Langley (A) 71 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 228 km
Detour: Golden-Radium-Castle Jct 2o0 km
Lake Louise to Calgary 180 km
Calgary to Medicine Hat 284 km
Medicine Hat to Swift Current, SK 223 km
Swift Current to Regina 235 km
Regina, Saskatchewan to Brandon, Manitoba 363 km
Brandon to Winnipeg 219 km
Winnipeg, Manitoba to Kenora, Ontario 207 km

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 to Montreal 186 km

Quebec on #40, #20, #185

Montreal and Quebec City-Levis 246 km
Montreal South Bypass (AR30 toll) 246 km
Quebec City-Levis and Riviere du Loup 201 km
Riviere du Loup, Quebec and Grand Falls, New Brunswick 184 km
Grand Falls to 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 to Grand Falls – Windsor (C) 270 km
Grand Falls-Windsor to Clarenville 236 km
Clarenville to Whitbourne 97 km
(D) Argentia to Whitbourne 45 km
Whitbourne to St John’s 100 km
Total Length 7,821 km
(4,860 mi.)

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-coast itinerary.