Photo Essay

Trans Canada Highway

Trans Canada Highway

"The Trans-Canada Highway is a federal-provincial highway system that joins all ten provinces of Canada. The system was approved by the Trans-Canada Highway Act of 1948, construction commenced in 1950, officially opened in 1962, and was completed in 1971. The highway system is recognizable by its distinctive white-on-green maple leaf route markers. The Trans-Canada Highway is the longest national highway in the world."

For three days in May 2004, the Trans-Canada Highway was my home. Or rather various buses headed east in between Vancouver, BC and Ottawa, ON, by way of Kamloops, Golden, Banff, Lake Louise, Calgary, Medicine Hat, Regina, Moose Jaw, Winnipeg, Swift Current, Thunder Bay, Sault Sainte-Marie, Sudbury, Petawawa and many, many other places. The whole trip took over 70 hours to complete.

My backside was sore for two weeks after that, but still I was glad I had not taken a plane instead.

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