The Trans-Canada Highway is a highway system that runs through ten of the 13 provinces and territories of Canada. In addition to the Trans-Siberian Highway and the Australia Highway 1, the Trans-Canada Highway is one of the longest highways in the world. Overall, the highway runs from eastern Canada to western Canada on a distance of about 8,030 kilometers. The complete highway system was released in 1948, planned in 1950 and officially opened in 1962. Completely completed the highway was officially but until 1971.
Whether you are on the highway, can be easily determined by the sign of the Trans-Canada Highway: A white maple leaf on a green background. This type of shield is only used for the Trans-Canada Highway and therefore hardly allows any fallacies.
Endless through Canada
The busiest and most beautiful sections of the highway are the routes from Victoria to Winnipeg, which also passes by the Banff and Calgary, and the route from Winnipeg to Ottawa, passing by the beautiful sea areas of Quebec. Surprisingly, the highway does not pass through the densely populated area of southern Ontario with the city of Toronto.
The official western end of the highway is in Victoria at the so-called “Mile 0” monument. In addition, another part of the highway gained some fame as Terry Fox, a Canadian athlete and philanthropist, started the marathon of hope on part of the highway. He ran over 5,300 kilometers in 143 days on the Trans-Canada Highway to collect donations for cancer sufferers and to draw attention to the disease. At the point where Terry had to end his run because of his own lung cancer, there is a statue today.
Likewise, at the other end of the highway, in St. John’s, Newfoundland, also a monument.