In St. John’s Newfoundland you can start to drive the longest national highway in the world

Trans-Canada Highway

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Newfoundland and Labrador – The Trans-Canada Highway (the longest national highway in the world) stretches for 7699 km / 4784 miles, crossing the world’s second largest country. Only Russia is larger than Canada. The length of Canada’s national highway is equal to driving across New York State seventeen times. The start/finish points are St. John’s, Newfoundland (North America’s oldest city) and Victoria on Vancouver Island, British Columbia.

According to Wikipedia, “although there does not appear to be any nationally sanctioned ‘starting point’ for the entire Trans-Canada Highway system, St. John’s has adopted this designation for the section of highway running in the city by using the term ‘Mile One’ for its sports stadium and convention centre complex, Mile One Centre.”

From the charming fishing villages of Atlantic Canada it makes its way along the mighty St. Lawrence, zips by Ottawa, shoots through the forests of northern Ontario, crosses the wide open prairies, and weaves through the Rockies where million-dollar overpasses have been built just for the wildlife, and several ‘snow sheds’ have been added to protect the highway from winter avalanches.


50 New Gower St Downtown St John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada


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