Your Guide to Scenic Trips & Adventures Along the Original Trans-Canada Highway.
From the Ontario-Manitoba border to Victoria, B.C., Exploring Old Highway No. 1 West takes readers on a memorable tour of the Trans-Canada Highway before it became today’s seamless concrete ribbon. Illustrated with more than 200 photographs, this guide explores Canada’s iconic highway as it was between 1945 and 1965 – when cars had fins and paved roads were a luxury.
Like America’s fabled Route 66, much of Western Canada’s old TCH is still intact and navigable. Along its nearly 2,000 miles, readers will experience the delight of finding quaint restaurants, neon-trimmed motels, roadside attractions, campgrounds and picnic sites – in places deserted by the new road.