Make time for these 10 highlights along the Trans Canada Highway

Make time for these 10 highlights along the Trans-Canada Highway

Animal Bridge: BANFF NATIONAL PARK, CANADA - The wildlife overpass provides safe passage for all manner of creatures to cross the Trans-Canada Highway from one part of the vast Banff National Park to the other. The structure appears to be both man-made yet primitive.

Animal Bridge: Banff National Park, Canada

Animal Bridge: BANFF NATIONAL PARK, CANADA - The wildlife overpass provides safe passage for all manner of creatures to cross the Trans-Canada Highway from one part of the vast Banff National Park to the other. The structure appears to be both man-made yet primitive.

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 2

Canada's Road: A Journey on the Trans-Canada Highway from St. John's to Victoria (Paperback)

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 2

The Johnston Canyon area is located between Banff and Lake Louise along the Trans Canada Highway . Approximately a 30 minute drive outside of Banff to the northwest , it is an extremely popular destination given its ease of access and gorgeous waterfalls. If you want to make this trip (and it's highly recommend you do) you will want to go early – even in the offseason. It does not take long before the tour buses arrive and once that occurs the trail gets very crowded. For the hearty ones…

The Johnston Canyon area is located between Banff and Lake Louise along the Trans Canada Highway . Approximately a 30 minute drive outside of Banff to the northwest , it is an extremely popular destination given its ease of access and gorgeous waterfalls. If you want to make this trip (and it's highly recommend you do) you will want to go early – even in the offseason. It does not take long before the tour buses arrive and once that occurs the trail gets very crowded. For the hearty ones…

How to road-trip Canada on a budget

How to road-trip Canada on a budget

Road Trip Canada Trans-Canada Highway by Frank van den Bergh / E+ / Getty Images

The Trans-Canada Highway between Victoria (BC) and St. John's (NF) is the world's longest national highway with a length of 7,821 km (4,860 mi).

The Trans-Canada Highway between Victoria (BC) and St. John's (NF) is the world's longest national highway with a length of 7,821 km (4,860 mi).

Where: Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada What: Perched 5,200 feet above sea level in Banff National Park, this bathhouse has been around since 1932 and offers stunning views of the Canadian Rockies, along with plunge baths, steam rooms, and soaking tubs that reach 104 degrees (hotspring.ca). Spend the night at Alberta's Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, a sprawling, 125-year-old Scottish-style castle (from $269 a night; fairmont.com/banff-springs). While You're There: Drive 45 minutes on the…

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Where: Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada What: Perched 5,200 feet above sea level in Banff National Park, this bathhouse has been around since 1932 and offers stunning views of the Canadian Rockies, along with plunge baths, steam rooms, and soaking tubs that reach 104 degrees (hotspring.ca). Spend the night at Alberta's Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, a sprawling, 125-year-old Scottish-style castle (from $269 a night; fairmont.com/banff-springs). While You're There: Drive 45 minutes on the…

Map of the Cabot Trail, Cape Breton Nova Scotia, Cape Breton Highlands National Park |The Cabot Trail loops in either direction, you should allow at lest 8 hours to drive around the Cabot Trail, starting from Baddeck or the Trans Canada Highway, this will give you time for some stops.

Map of the Cabot Trail, Cape Breton Nova Scotia, Cape Breton Highlands National Park |The Cabot Trail loops in either direction, you should allow at lest 8 hours to drive around the Cabot Trail, starting from Baddeck or the Trans Canada Highway, this will give you time for some stops.

Trans-Canada Highway, over 8000 km, opened in 1962.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trans-Canada_Highway

Trans-Canada Highway, over 8000 km, opened in 1962. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trans-Canada_Highway

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