With its main route leading through ten provinces and a total length of 8,030 km, the Trans Canada Highway is one of the longest national highways in the world. If you haven’t spent a proper thought on it when you first read it, there you have it once again: It is 8,030 km long!! This is four times the distance from Copenhagen to Rome! Its starting point in BC is Victoria on Vancouver Island and ends in St. John’s on Prince Edward Island. In the office, we just talked about a cross Canada road trip and agreed that it would probably be the only way to really see everything this coutry has to offer (apart from the northern territories of course). As we are in British Columbia right now, our impression of Canada has a lot to do with the magnificent outdoors in Western Canada – mountains, the sea, lakes, green parks etc. Yet there is so much more to discover! So far I haven’t ventured out of BC all that much except for a layover in Toronto and the Albertan Rocky Mountains but that was it. And even if BC is one of a kind for sure, I want to see more!!
Especially the Eastern provinces appeal in a completely different way: Québec with its gorgeous cities Montréal and Québec City, Newfoundland and Labrador with the incredible Gros Morne National Park and picturesque towns like St. John’s, Prince Edward Island with its beautiful beaches, New Brunswick with the world’s highest tides at the Bay of Fundy and Nova Scotia with its rugged shoreline. These and many more places seem to be magical and definitely worth a visit. So why not grab some friends, jump in a car and head out on a roadie across Canada on the Trans Canada Highway for a couple of weeks? 🙂 As far as I have heard, it takes forever to get through the seemingly endless provinces in the middle of the country where there’s just not all that much to see except flat land….Oh well, but it still is part of this massive country and certainly amazing in its own way.
Sooo what’s the plan now? I’m free early April next year, who wants to join me? 😉
Enjoy your Sunday guys.