Canadas Road: A Journey on the Trans-Canada Highway from St. Johns to Victoria

Paperback | April 13, 2013

byMark Richardson

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The Trans-Canada, the world's longest national highway, comes to life in words and pictures.

Russia has the Trans-Siberian Highway, Australia has Highway 1, and Canada has the Trans-Canada Highway, an iconic road that stretches almost 8,000 kilometres across six time zones.

In the summer of 2012, on the highway's 50th birthday, Mark Richardson drove its entire length to find out how the road came to be and what it's now become. In his daily account of the 10-week road trip, originally published as a blog on macleans.ca, he follows the original "pathfinders" Thomas Wilby and Jack Haney, who tried to drive across the country before there were enough roads, he discovers the diverse places along the highway that contribute to the country's character, and he meets the people who make the Trans-Canada what it is today - the road that connects a nation.

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The Trans-Canada, the world's longest national highway, comes to life in words and pictures. Russia has the Trans-Siberian Highway, Australia has Highway 1, and Canada has the Trans-Canada Highway, an iconic road that stretches almost 8,000 kilometres across six time zones. In the summer of 2012, on the highway's 50th birthday, Mark R...

Mark Richardson is the former automotive editor of the Toronto Star and is the author of Zen and Now: On the Trail of Robert Pirsig and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. He lives in Cobourg, Ontario.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 9 × 6 × 1 inPublished:April 13, 2013Publisher:DundurnLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Day 1: Trinity Bay, Newfoundland
Day 2: Gambo, Newfoundland
Day 3: Grand Falls, Newfoundland
Day 4: Port aux Basques, Newfoundland
Day 5: Rose Blanche, Newfoundland
Days 6 and 7: Baddeck, Nova Scotia
Day 8: Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
Day 9: Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
Day 10: Borden, Prince Edward Island
Day 11: Sackville, New Brunswick
Day 12: Springhill, Nova Scotia
Days 13 and 14: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Day 15: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Day 16: Wentworth, Nova Scotia
Day 17: Moncton, New Brunswick
Day 18: Saint John, New Brunswick
Day 19: Fredericton, New Brunswick
Day 20: Grand Falls, New Brunswick
Days 21 and 22: Quebec City, Quebec
Day 23: Montreal, Quebec
Day 24: Ottawa, Ontario
Day 25: Peterborough, Ontario
Day 26: Rolphton, Ontario
Day 27: Sudbury, Ontario
Day 28: North Bay, Ontario
Day 29: Blind River, Ontario
Day 30: Batchawana Bay, Ontario
Day 31: Wawa, Ontario
Days 32 and 33: Thunder Bay, Ontario
Day 34: Dryden, Ontario
Day 35: Kenora, Ontario
Day 36: Winnipeg, Manitoba
Day 37: Winnipeg, Manitoba
Days 38–40: Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan
Day 41: Swift Current, Saskatchewan
Day 42: Medicine Hat, Alberta
Day 34: Calgary, Alberta
Day 44 and 45: Calgary, Alberta
Day 46 and 47: Glacier National Park, British Columbia
Day 48: Rogers Pass, British Columbia
Day 49: Revelstoke, British Columbia
Day 50: Kamloops, British Columbia
Day 51: Abbotsford, British Columbia
Day 52: Vancouver, British Columbia
Days 53–55: Port Alberni, British Columbia
Day 56: Duncan, British Columbia
Day 57: Victoria, British Columbia
Epilogue