Victoria, British Columbia – The Trans-Canada Highway stretches for 7699 km acrosss the world’s second largest country (only Russia is larger). Follow it and you’ll find you’ll be on a road trip that is equal in distance to driving across New York State seventeen times.
The highway’s start/finish points are the cities of Victoria on Vancouver Island, B.C. and St. John’s, Newfoundland. The highway weaves through the spectacular Rocky Mountains where special overpasses have been built just for the wildlife, and where several ‘snow sheds’ have been added to protect the highway from winter avalanches. It continues across the wide open prairies, through the forests of northern Ontario, touches Ottawa, and takes you along the mighty St. Lawrence. You finish by the charming fishing villages of Atlantic Canada.
The ‘Mile 0’ plaque marking the beginning of the western end of the highway is at the intersection of Douglas Street and Dallas Road in Victoria, British Columbia
Dallas Street ad Douglas Street, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada