Trans-Canada Highway

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Province / territory:

  • British Columbia
  • Alberta
  • Saskatchewan
  • Manitoba
  • Ontario
  • Québec
  • New Brunswick
  • Nova Scotia
  • Newfoundland and Labrador

The Trans-Canada Highway (TCH ) is the only federal road ( Federal Highway ) of Canada, the forms with some branches a connection system through ten provinces of the country. With over 7000 km, the TCH both the single continuous transcontinental road connecting Canada and the third-longest road connecting the world dar. The Trans-Siberian Highway in Russia and Highway 1 in Australia are longer than the TCH. The Yellowhead Highway forms the northern branch of the TCH in the western provinces. The Trans-Canada Highway was indeed opened in 1962 but not completed until 1970. In the meantime, he is mostly four lanes and intersection- free.

Route details

Victoria Winnipeg

→ see also: British Columbia Highway 1, Highway 1 Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba Highway 1 Highway 1

The road, designated in the four western provinces as Highway 1 begins in Victoria, British Columbia and runs to the nearest 99 km north along the east coast of Iceland Vancouver to Nanaimo. A ferry route (see BC Ferries) connects the road with West Vancouver. After it has passed through the city of Vancouver, she turns for 170 km to the east to Hope. Then she changes the direction for 186 km to the north. Now she leads in an easterly direction through Kamloops, Banff, Calgary, Regina to Winnipeg.

Winnipeg - Ottawa

The road now runs from Winnipeg for 205 km to the east to Kenora. The existing branch is 136 km further east to Dryden. A new branch begins at Rainy River, this leads to Fort Frances. 282 km further east meet both branches together again. A further 65 mi - however in southeastern direction - later you get through Thunder Bay. There, the road turns to the northeast and maintains this direction for 115 km where it splits again at Nipigon.

Northern Route (Highway 11)

The northern route ( Highway 11 ) and runs over 614 km through northern Ontario to Cochrane. Then the road turns again to the southeast until it reaches the New Liskeard, then south to North Bay.

There she meets Highway 17 as the southern route from Nipigon to North Bay is called.


In most of Ontario applies a general speed limit of 90 km / h on the Trans - Canada Highway, 80 km / h on the Central Ontario Route and 100 km / h on the freeways.

Ottawa - Moncton

From Ottawa from the TCH via 206 km to the east Montréal. He then follows Autoroute 25 south, crossing the Saint Lawrence River and continues on his way 257 km long as Autoroute 20 in a northeasterly direction towards Lévis continued.

Moncton - North Sydney

From Moncton, the road goes over 54 km south-east to a branch. This is Atlac on the border of the provinces of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. From here, the main route continues as NewBrunswick Highway 2 largely parallel to the Saint John River and the capital of Fredericton. A 70- km long side route, which is designated as Highway 16, leading to the Confederation Bridge on Jourimain cape.

Prince Edward Iceland

After the Northumberland Strait was crossed, the Borden- Carleton follows 110 km through the southern Prince Edward Island. The road is referred to as Highway 1. Then it leads to Charlottetown. There, at Wood Islands, begins a 26- km-long ferry crossing the Northumberland Ferries Ltd., which crosses the Northumberland Strait to Caribou, Nova Scotia (near Pictou ). 19 km south of Caribou meets the road as Highway 106 in Westerville (near New Glasgow ) on the "direct" Trans - Canada Highway route ( Highway 104).

Nova Scotia

From the border to New Brunswick from the Trans - Canada Highway runs east direction where it follows the 104 Highway. He then meets at Truro Highway 102, which he follows to Halifax. This 30 km route is covered with a four- dollar fee ( per vehicle).

Port aux Basques -St. John's

From North Sydney performs a 177 km long ferry route to Newfoundland. On Channel Port aux Basques arrived, the Trans-Canada Highway takes the route of Highway 1 for 219 km. This leads to the northeast by Corner Brook, then to run for 352 km to the east of Gander and finally 334 km to the southeast of ending up in St. John's.

The "mile zero" concept

There is no official kilometer, so that there are at both ends of a first mile. In St. John's the entertainment center Mile One Centre is at the beginning or end of the Trans-Canada Highway. A monument with the inscription MILE 0 is located in Victoria.