Going by Bicycle
Our Route Itineraries now include elevation charts, so you can see how hilly a segment is, and plan your rest stops appropriately.
The Canadian Cycling Association has a great book about touring by bike (Elliott Katz, 1994), though for a variety of reasons, they take significant detours off the Trans-Canada.
There are a couple of stretches that are high traffic divided highway were cyclists are not allowed:
- Highway 1 in BC’s lower mainland between Lion’s Bay and Hope,
- Highway 417 in and around Ottawa,
- Highways 400 and 401 to/from Toronto, and
- Quebec’s highways 20, 30, and 40 from Ontario through to Quebec City.