Trans-Canada Highway

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The Transcanadian Highway is the main East-West connection road within Canada. It is managed by the Provinces and the Federal, and runs through all the provincial capitals cities of the country and three metropoles starting from St. John's, NewFoundLand all the way to Victoria, British Columbia. Though, the highway network system in itself is managed by the provinces and the road is having a very different design depending of the province crossed.

Quebec Highway Network

Quebec highways

In Quebec, the Transcanadian Highway is consituted of the A-40 between Montreal and Ontario followed by the A-20 from Montreal all the way until becoming the Route 185 before New Brunswick.

Another northern branch of the Transcanadian as the A-15 departing from Montreal northward becoming the Route 117 before reaching Northern Ontario.

Ontario Highway Network

Ontario highways

In Ontario, the Transcanadian splits into a Northern, a Middle and a Southern branch which reverses in Thunder Bay. The Route 11 join the route 117 in Abitibi, Quebec aiming then South towards North Bay and the Route 17 Junction and North-West until Thunder Bay. From there it goes South to the Fort Frances Border Crossing to Minnesota.

The Middle branch starts at the Quebec border near Montreal as the H-417 heading towards Ottawa, continuing from there as the Route 17 towards Sault Ste.Marie (Border crossing to Michigan), following the Lake Superior to Thunder Bay and further to Manitoba.

The Southern branch, depart from Ottawa as the Route 7 in direction of Toronto and Oshawa. From there it heads Northbound as simultaneously the Route 12 around Lake Simcoe, the H-400 and route 69 until Sudbury where it merge with the Route 17.

Alberta Highway Network

See Prairies highways and the Prairies Network beneath for more details

British Columbia Highway Network

BC highways

Maritimes Highway Network

Maritimes highways

Prairies and Alberta Highway Network

Prairies highways

In Manitoba, the Transcanadian consists of the Route 1 which connects with the Route 17 in Ontario and goes through Winnipeg. The Winnipeg By-Pass H-100 is also part of the Transcanadian network.

West of Winnipeg, after Portage la Prairie, the Transcanadian splits in two, the Route 1 continuing through Saskatchewan and Regina, Alberta (Calgary and Banff National Park) towards British Columbia.

The Route 16 heads North-West, into Saskatchewan and Saskatoon, Alberta (Edmonton and Jasper National Park) towards British Columbia.

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