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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.

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Weather Alerts & Highway Conditions

Here are the most recent news and weather stories posted for Trans Canada Highway:

Special weather statement for Newfoundland


NL: Forecast guidance indicates that a developing weather system will spread rain across all of Newfoundland on Thursday. While it is too soon to forecast rainfall amounts, it appears the heaviest rain will occur along the south coast of the Island, where potential exists for totals to exceed warning criteria. Strong winds and mild temperatures accompanying the rain will lead to significant snowmelt and runoff.

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Winter storm warning for Maritimes


NB/NS/PE/NL: Heavy snow (25-40 cm), strong winds and blowing snow are expected tonight and continuing through Wednesday. An intense low pressure system will approach the Maritimes from the southwest today and tonight. The low centre is expected to track across Nova Scotia Wednesday morning then linger over the Gulf of St. LAwrence on Wednesday.

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Snowfall warning for Montreal and St Lawrence


QC: The snow will intensify this afternoon. Total snowfall amounts of 15 to 25 centimetres are expected by Wednesday evening. The heaviest amounts are expected mainly at higher elevations.

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Snowfall warning (15 cm) across eastern Newfoundland


NL: Snow is forecast to begin near midnight tonight from Clarenville to St. John's and vicinity, becoming heavy at times overnight before tapering to scattered showers or drizzle on Saturday morning. Total snowfall accumulations are likely to be quite variable, with amounts near 15 cm expected in areas where easterly winds accompanying the snow blow onshore. These winds, gusting to 70 km/h, are likely to cause localized blowing snow overnight, before temperatures rise above freezing early on Saturday morning.

Wreckhouse wind warning for western Newfoundland


NL: Strong southeasterly winds with gusts up to 120 km/h will persist through the day today. Winds gusts will strengthen to 160 km/h this evening and then ease to near 110 km/h late overnight. Winds are expected to drop below warning criteria on Saturday morning.

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Travel Articles

Here are some featured travel stories posted for the Trans Canada Highway:

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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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Geography, Geology and Landforms of CanadaGeography, Geology and Landforms of Canada

Links for content about Geography |and Geoscapes, Lakes |and Oceans, Rocks |and Minerals (and Fossils), and Special Features

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Highway Overview of the Trans- CanadaHighway Overview of the Trans- Canada

How long? From where to where? What provinces connected? What Highway numbers?Top attractions?

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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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Flora |and Forests of CanadaFlora |and Forests of Canada

information about flower plants, forest trees and species, provincial resources, and environmental groups

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Provinces to Visit

Here are some featured provinces along the Trans Canada Highway:

Nova Scotia route of the Trans-Canada Highway Nova Scotia route of the Trans-Canada Highway

Details of the route and the attractions along the Trans-Canada Highway through the province of Nova Scotia, form Amherst to Truro through Cape Breton to Sydney

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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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Quebec route of the Trans-Canada Highway Quebec route of the Trans-Canada Highway

Details of the route and the attractions along the Trans-Canada Highway through the province of Quebec, incluing Riviere du Loup, Quebec City, and Montreal

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Trans-Canada Highway across British ColumbiaTrans-Canada Highway across British Columbia

BC: Details of the route and the attractions along the Trans-Canada Highway through the province of BC, including through Golden, Revelstoke, Salmon Arm, Kamloops, Hope, Vancouver and Victoria

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GAS Prices along the Trans-Canada HighwayGAS Prices along the Trans-Canada Highway

maps of lowest gas prices by neighourhood, in TCH communities from coast to coast

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Routes & Itineraries

Here are some featured segment itineraries along Trans Canada Highway:

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Newfoundland: Port-aux-Basques ferry dock to Corner Brook, NewfoundlandNewfoundland: Port-aux-Basques ferry dock to Corner Brook, 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

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Toronto bypass: Toronto through Barrie, Orillia and to Parry Sound via #400Toronto bypass: Toronto through Barrie, Orillia and to Parry Sound via #400

ON: Here is the itinerary for the 219 km route along #400 and #69 from Toronto through Barrie, Orillia and to Parry Sound. This route continues with Parry Sound to Sudbury (which is on the Trans-Canada)

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Ontario: #17 from Sault Ste Marie to Sudbury, OntarioOntario: #17 from Sault Ste Marie to Sudbury, Ontario

ON: Here is the itinerary for the 301 km along Highway #17 from Sault Ste Marie to Sudbury, via Thessalon, Bruce Mines, Blind river and Massey

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BC #5 Coquihalla Highway between Hope and Kamloops

Here is the itinerary for the 204 km along the #5 Coquihalla (toll) Highway between Hope, BC and Kamloops, BC, via Merritt

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PEI: from Moncton, NB  to Charlottetown, via Confederation BridgePEI: from Moncton, NB to Charlottetown, via Confederation Bridge

PE: Here is the itinerary for the 168 km from Moncton, NB over the Confederation Bridge between Cape Tourmantine, NB and Borden-Carleton, PEI to Charlottetown

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Cities to Visit

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

Charlottetown, PEI Travel InformationCharlottetown, PEI Travel Information

PE: Charlottetown is nationally recognized as the \Birthplace of Confederation\,and is close to the province^s beaches and many historical sites.

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Mattawa, Ontario Travel InformationMattawa, Ontario Travel Information

ON: This 3,000 resident community lies at the junction of the Ottawa and the Mattawa rivers. The name is the Ojibway phrase for \meeting of the waters.\

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Kitchener-Waterloo Travel informationKitchener-Waterloo Travel information

ON: Kitchener-Waterloo is located in the heartland of Southern Ontario, also called Canada^s Technology Triangle

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Regina, Saskatchewan Travel InformationRegina, Saskatchewan Travel Information

SK: Regina has a dam across Wascana Creek creating the Wascana Centre parkland around which many of Regina^s features are built, including the Legislature, an Arts Centre, the Royal Saskatchewan Museum, and the Science Centre.

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Halifax, Nova Scotia Travel InformationHalifax, Nova Scotia Travel Information

NS: Halifax is a city with 380,000 residents with a large deep-water harbour on the Atlantic Ocean, and unique and important historic sites, including the Halifax Citadel

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