New Year = New Cars! Highlights from the 2018 NAIAS
Three steps for getting your car ready for summer driving season

32 Drives Around the Earth

Trans-Canada Highway

We all know Canada is a big country. A really big country. Especially if you've ever driven across it, or even part of it.

Several years ago, a friend and I drove from Toronto to Vancouver on a Fringe Festival tour. It took 8 days of driving – in a truck with no air conditioning, in the summer - and what we covered was only a small part of Canada. We didn't venture east of Toronto or north of Edmonton.

As we drove our western-bound route, we marvelled not only at the incredible and varied landscapes, but also at the Canadian highway system. We have over 1.3 MILLION km of roads in Canada. That's a lot of kilometres. The earth's circumference is 40,075 km. Driving Canada's entire road system would be 32 trips around the earth. Pretty cool.

Blog fact 1.3 million km of roads

I actually didn't known the extent of our road system until I took this quiz over on the Canadian Fuels Association's website . In addition to fun trivia about Canada's roads and driving, there are also items about our fuel consumption and GHG emissions. Check it out!

Are you planning a big road trip this summer? What's the longest drive you've taken across Canada?

- Rose R.


Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

Alexandra LeMay

What could be better than driving across this great country from Fringe Festival to Fringe Festival. I especially love the Fringe in Edmonton...favorite show is Anne and Diana Were Totally Doing It!

The comments to this entry are closed.