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Tour TransCanada

From Coast to Coast Across Canada

On the full schedule cyclists start in Vancouver and ride to St. John's, Newfoundland in 10 weeks. You can also chose a shorter segment and complete your ride over a number of years

A Tour of 10 Provinces

On the full schedule cyclists start in Vancouver and ride to St. John's, Newfoundland in 10 weeks. You can also chose a shorter segment and complete your ride over a number of years

Accommodation is mainly camping with indoor stays on rest days. Cycle Canada staff prepare meals on days when the group is camping.

2017 will be 6th Tour TransCanada.

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Tour Itinerary

Across Canada by bicycle

Tour TransCanada is a cross-Canada cycling expedition from Vancouver, British Columbia, to St. John's, Newfoundland, a distance of about 7500 km (4630 miles). On Tour TransCanada cyclists ride through all 10 Canadian Provinces. Rest days are in major cities along the way, including Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa and Quebec City.

Western Canada

From Vancouver we follow the Fraser River to Hope and take the Manning Park route through the Coast Mountains to follow the Okanagan Lakes to Kelowna. At the north end of the Okanagan District climb Rogers Pass in the Selkirk Mountains and Kicking Horse Pass in the Rockies to get to Alberta. Past Calgary we follow a route north of the TransCanada Highway to Regina, then north of the TransCanada again to Winnipeg, and again to the Manitoba-Ontario boundary.

Central Canada

To Kenora there is only one road and then we go south through Fort Frances to reach Thunder Bay. Around Lake Superior we follow Route 17 through Sault Ste. Marie and then go south to Manitoulan Island. After a ferry crossing to Tobermory we are on local roads in southern Ontario to go through Toronto and then on to Ottawa. We follow the Ottawa and St. Lawrence Rivers through Montreal and Quebec City and then go overland to reach the Saint John River valley in New Brunswick.

Eastern Canada

From Fredericton we go overland to Moncton and on to the Acadian coast. Our route takes Confederation Bridge onto Prince Edward Island and we go through Charlottetown to the ferry to Nova Scotia. We go through Cape Breton to reach the ferry dock and a ship that takes us to Newfoundland. In St. John's the ride concludes with a climb up Signal Hill.

Tour Summary Dates and Fees

  • Vancouver, B.C. to St. John's, Newfoundland
  • Dates: TBA 2017
  • Indoors and camping accommodation, one Ferry night, double cabin
  • Registration Fee: Canadian TBA
  • Guaranteed Single Supplement: *TBA
  • Deposit: $1,000.00

Fees are per person in Canadian funds

Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) is in addition to above fees.

*Single room option may be limited. We are not to able guarantee ensuite bathrooms.

Accommodation

  • Indoor stays (2015 figures) — 31 (with cabin on ferry to Newfoundland). At university residences, a few 3 star motels and hotels. Double and single with additional supplement for guaranteed all single rooms.
  • Camping (2015 figures) — 43

Meals

  • Prepared by staff, or at restaurants.
  • Breakfasts, dinners, snacks on riding days where we camp except for night before rest day. Plus some additional breakfasts where included with rooms.

Distances and Rating

  • Total distance by bike 7525 km (4645 mi.) (2015 figures)
  • Daily average — 123 km ( 76 mi.)
  • Longest day — 172 km ( 106 mi.)

Challenge Level: x 2.