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Trans-Canada Highway: Bridging the Distance

Trans-Canada Highway: Bridging the Distance

The Story


It's the world's longest national highway. At 7,821 kilometres, it stretches from Victoria, B.C., to St. John's, Nfld., and through every province in between. Constructed over some of the world's most treacherous terrain, it took 20 years and $1 billion to complete. The Trans-Canada Highway fulfilled a dream -- to open up new regions of the country, usher in new economic prosperity and make fellow Canadians...just a car ride away.