A-40 (Quebec)

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Hitching the A-40

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Section West - Ontario border and Montreal Metropolitan

Autoroute 40 as 'Trans-Canada Highway' - border Ontario:


As Autoroute Félix-Leclerc


  • (1) AB-AS-blau.svg Ontario/Quebec border (Route 342 (Qc)/ Prescott and Russell County Road 14 (Ont)
  • (2) AB-AS-blau.svg (Montee Wilson)
  • (6) AB-AS-blau.svg (Montee Baie St-Thomas)
  • (9) AB-AS-blau.svg (Chemin de la Baie (Route 342))
  • (12) AB-AS-blau.svg Route Harwood ( Route 342) / Chemin de la Mairie
  • Parking.png (Eastbound Only)
  • (17) AB-AS-blau.svg (Route 201)
  • (22) AB-AS-blau.svg (Cote du St-Charles)
  • (26) AB-AS-blau.svg (Chemin Daoust / Route Harwood ( Route 342))
    • Splitted Ramp, Entrance 1km further from Exit
  • (32) Autobahn junction.png Junction Autoroute 540
  • (35) AB-AS-blau.svg (Avenue Saint-Charles)
  • (36) AB-AS-blau.svg (Chemin des Chenaux)

Pont de l'Île-aux-Tourtes


  • (40) AB-AS-blau.svg (Autoroute 40 turnaround (westbound only))
    • Westbound Exit and Eastbound Entrance
  • (41) AB-AS-blau.svg (Boulevard des Anciens-Combattants / Chemin Sainte-Marie)
  • (44) AB-AS-blau.svg (Boulevard Morgan)
    • Eastbound Exit onto a 'Frontage road'
  • (49) AB-AS-blau.svg (Chemin Sainte-Marie)
    • Exit onto a 'Frontage road'
  • (50) AB-AS-blau.svg (Boulevard Saint-Charles)
    • Exit and Entrance through a 'Frontage road'
  • (52) AB-AS-blau.svg (Boulevard Saint-Jean)
    • Exit and Entrance through a 'Frontage road'
  • (55) AB-AS-blau.svg (Boulevard des Sources)
    • Exit and Entrance through a 'Frontage road'

As Route Transcanadienne



As Autoroute Metropolitaine


  • (67) AB-AS-blau.svg Montreal (westbound exit / eastbound entrance)(Boulevard Décarie / Boulevard Marcel-Laurin (Route 117))
    • Presence of a 'Frontage road' (Chemin de la Côte-de-Liesse)
      • Eastbound Exit through 'Frontage road' (Chemin de la Côte-de-Liesse at AB-AS-blau.svg (65)
      • Entrance AB-AS-blau.svg Westbound at AB-AS-blau.svg (62), Eastbound through Autobahn junction.png (66)
  • (68) AB-AS-blau.svg Montreal (eastbound only) (De L'Acadie Blvd., Stinson St.)
    • Presence of a 'Frontage road' (Chemin de la Côte-de-Liesse)
    • Chance to Access other destinations in Montreal Nord through 'Frontage road' (Chemin de la Côte-de-Liesse)
    • Chance to get to 'Mont-Royal Train Station'
    • Chance to get to Montreal Underground System, Station 'Acadie'
  • (71) AB-AS-blau.svg Montreal (Route 335 Saint-Laurent blvd., Saint-Denis St.)
    • Presence of a 'Frontage road' (Boulevard Crémazie-Ouest)
    • Chance to get to Montreal Underground System
  • (73) AB-AS-blau.svg Montreal (Papineau Ave.(to Autoroute 19) Saint-Hubert St., Christophe-Colomb Ave., Papineau Ave.)
    • Presence of a 'Frontage road' (Boulevard Crémazie-Est)
    • Chance to get to Montreal Underground System
    • Chance to get to Laval and the A-440 by-pass
    • Chance to get to Montreal downtown East End or South Bank Montreal Metropolitan destinations through Pont Jacques-Cartier
  • (74) AB-AS-blau.svg Montreal (Iberville St.)
    • Presence of a 'Frontage road' (Boulevard Crémazie-Est)
    • Chance to get to Montreal Underground System
  • (75) AB-AS-blau.svg Montreal (Saint-Michel Blvd)
    • Presence of a 'Frontage road' (Boulevard Crémazie-Est)
    • Chance to get to Montreal Underground System
  • (76) AB-AS-blau.svg Montreal (Pie-IX Blvd.(Route 125) / Viau Blvd)
    • Presence of a 'Frontage road' (Boulevard Crémazie-Est/Boulevard Metropolitan Est)
    • Chance to get to East Montreal and Olympic District destinations
  • (77) AB-AS-blau.svg Montreal (Lacordaire Blvd.)
    • Presence of a 'Frontage road' (Boulevard Metropolitan Est)
  • (78) AB-AS-blau.svg Montreal (Langelier Blvd., Des Galeries-d'Anjou Blvd)
    • Presence of a 'Frontage road' (Boulevard Metropolitan Est)
    • Chance to get to Montreal Underground System

End of A-40 as Trans-Canada Highway


  • (82) AB-AS-blau.svg Montreal (Roi-René Blvd./ Ray-Lawson Blvd.)
    • Access through 'Frontage road' (Boulevard Metropolitan Est)
  • (83)/(85) AB-AS-blau.svg Montreal (Frontage Access only) (Marien Ave.(eastbound)/Saint-Jean-Baptiste Blvd.(westbound))
    • Access through 'Frontage road' (Boulevard Metropolitan Est)
  • (87) AB-AS-blau.svg Montreal (eastbound only) (du Tricentenaire Blvd. / Henri-Bourassa Blvd. (eastbound only))
    • Access through 'Frontage road' (Boulevard Metropolitan Est)
  • (89) AB-AS-blau.svg Montreal (westbound only) (Henri-Bourassa Blvd.)
    • Access through 'Frontage road' (Boulevard Metropolitan Est)
    • Frontage Road turnaround (Boulevard Metropolitan Est) - (Westbound)
  • (92) AB-AS-blau.svg Montreal (Eastbound exit/Westbound entrance) (Gouin Blvd. / Autoroute 40 turnaround (eastbound only))


Pont Charles-de-Gaulle

As Autoroute Félix-Leclerc



  • (94) AB-AS-blau.svg (Lachenaie (Route 344))
    • Chance to get onto East Montreal destinations through local road
  • (96) Autobahn junction.png Junction Autoroute 640 By-pass
    • Montreal Northern By-pass (note: incomplete)
    • Chance to get to North Shore
    • Chance to get to Laval through By-pass A-440
    • Chance to get onto East Montreal destinations through local road
    • Chance to head north towards Ottawa on the A-50 or towards Abitibi northern region and the Trans-Taiga Route
  • (97) AB-AS-blau.svg (Eastbound exit/Westbound entrance) (Boulevard Pierre-Legardeur (eastbound only))
    • Chance to get onto East Montreal destinations through local road

Pont Benjamin-Moreau


  • (98)/(100) AB-AS-blau.svg Frontage road access (Boulevard Larochelle (eastbound)/Boulevard Brien;Boulevard Industriel (westbound))
  • (102) AB-AS-blau.svg (Westbound exit) (Rue Valmont)
    • Access through 'Frontage road'
  • (108) AB-AS-blau.svg (Route 341 / Route 343)
    • Access through 'Frontage road'
  • (118) Point-du-Jour Services Autobahn Restaurant.pngAutobahn gasstation.pngParking.png


Autoroute 440 (Montreal) (Laval)



Autoroute 640 (Montreal) (Montreal North Shore)


Section Centre Trois-Rivieres

As Autoroute de la Rive-Nord and Autoroute Félix-Leclerc

  • (118) Point-du-Jour Services Autobahn Restaurant.pngAutobahn gasstation.pngParking.png
  • (122) AB-AS-blau.svg Autobahn junction.png Autoroute Antonio-Barrette A-30 (Joliette - Autoroute A-30/Route 131)
  • (130) AB-AS-blau.svg (Chemin de Joliette)
  • (141) AB-AS-blau.svg (Eastbound exit/Westbound entrance) (Rang Ste-Philomène)
  • (144) AB-AS-blau.svg Berthierville (Avenue Gilles-Villeneuve)
    • Chance to get to the St-Lawrence south shore through the Sorel bridge
    • Autobahn Restaurant.pngAutobahn gasstation.png
  • (151) AB-AS-blau.svg (Route 138)
  • (155) AB-AS-blau.svg (Montee St-Laurent)
  • (160) AB-AS-blau.svg (Rang de la Rivière Sud-Est)
    • (West) Include 'Frontage road' Eastbound exit and Westbound entrance
  • Parking.png Pointe-du-Lac Rest Area
    • Autobahn Restaurant.png Temporary Seasonnal Snack
    • Major Summer Halt/Pic-Nic Area
  • (166) AB-AS-blau.svg (Route Livernoche)
  • (174) AB-AS-blau.svg (Route du Pays-Brûlé)
  • (180) AB-AS-blau.svg (Chemin St-Jacques/Boulevard Duchesne (Route 153))
  • (187) AB-AS-blau.svg (Rue Notre-Dame (Route 138))
  • (189) AB-AS-blau.svg (Rang St-Charles)
  • (192) AB-AS-blau.svg (Chemin des Petites-Terres)
  • (196) Autobahn junction.pngAB-AS-blau.svg Autoroute Transquebecoise A-55
    • Possibility to hitch at this junction
    • Chance to head north towards Lac-St-Jean Region
    • Chance to head south towards Trois-Rivières or the south shore of the St-Lawrence through Pont Laviolette


A-40/A-55 Overlap for 3 km




Saint-Maurice River bridge


  • (202) AB-AS-blau.svg Trois-Rivières (Boulevard des Estacades)
  • (203) AB-AS-blau.svg Trois-Rivières (Rue Thibeau (Route 157))
  • (205) AB-AS-blau.svg Trois-Rivières (Rue des Prairies)
  • (210) AB-AS-blau.svg (Rue Notre-Dame (Route 352))
  • (220) AB-AS-blau.svg (Boulevard de la Visitation (Route 359))
  • (229) AB-AS-blau.svg (Rang Sud (Route 361))
  • (236) AB-AS-blau.svg (2e Avenue ( Route 159))

Section East Greater Quebec Region