Whether it is potholes, traffic congestion, or deteriorated pavement, many of Canada’s highways are in serious need of improvement.
Coquihalla Highway is an extreme freeway located in British Columbia, Canada's westernmost province. It’s one of the worst roads in all of North America in winters. There were 32 fatal crashes between 2004 and 2013 (according to ICBC). In spring, summer or fall, it's a breeze, but in winter there are at least 400-500 accidents and plenty of fatalities.
Alberta Provincial Highway No. 40 is the name of a very scenic drive through western Alberta, in Canada. Many segments of the trip include a mix of paved and gravel sections.
Located in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, the easternmost province of Canada, in the country's Atlantic region, Trans-Labrador Highway (TLH) is the name of a very scenic drive. Most of the road features a well-packed asphalt/gravel surface. Along the route drivers will experience sharp curves, winding road, narrow bridges and steep grades. Drive with care, caution and control.
Bella Coola Road is the name of a very exciting yet scenic drive located in British Columbia, Canada. The road links the community of Bella Coola and the city of Williams Lake.
Located in the northern part of the continent of North America, Canada is the second-largest country in the world. Canada's mountains are a memorable experience, studded with glaciers, lakes, waterfalls, canyons and limestone caves. Mountains can be found all over British Columbia while those in Alberta are mainly concentrated on the eastern side of the Canadian Rockies.
Located in Alberta province in Western Canada, Icefields Parkway is the name of a very rewarding drive through big mountains, glaciers and deep blue lakes. It’s one of the most scenic drives in the world.
Running across miles of desolate Arctic landscape, in Canada, Dempster Highway is the only all-weather road to cross the Arctic Circle.
Trans-Taiga Road is the name of an extremely remote road located in northern Quebec, in Canada, with a length of 582 kilometres (362 mi) to Centrale Brisay and 84 kilometres (52 mi) along the Caniapiscau Reservoir. All this road is unpaved. At the far end you will be 745 km from the nearest town. This is the farthest you can get from a town on a road anywhere in North America. It’s the northernmost continuous road in Eastern North America.
Heckman Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.524m (5.000ft) above the sea level located in west-central British Columbia, in Canada. The pass is traversed by the challenging Highway 20. It’s one of the most scenic drives in the country, with grades of up to 18%, no guardrails, and sheer drop-offs of many hundreds of feet.
The Great Alaska Highway connects America’s most isolated state with the lower 48. Constructed during World War II it serves as one of the few options to get up north to the Final Frontier without getting on a boat or plane. While driving up to Alaska sounds easy enough, this 2.174km (1,523-mile) voyage is not one to be underestimated.
Kootenay Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.782m (5,846ft) above the sea level, located in the province of British Columbia, in Canada.
Smith Dorrien Trail is the name of a very scenic drive located in Kananaskis, in Alberta province of Western Canada. It's one of the highest roads of the country.
Grey Creek Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.083m (6,833ft) above the sea level located in the Regional District of East Kootenay, in the Canadian province of British Columbia. It's one of the highest roads of Canada.
Dettah Ice Road is located in the North Slave Region of the Northwest Territories, in Canada. This ice road connects Yellowknife and the small community of Dettah in the winter through the Great Slave Lake.
Forks Of The Credit Road is the name of a very scenic curvy drive located in Caledon, in the Regional Municipality of Peel in the Greater Toronto Area of Ontario, Canada.
Tibbitt to Contwoyto Winter Road is the name of an ice road located in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut in Northern Canada. The road –named after the first and the last lakes on the ice road–was built for first time in 1982. It is a supply route for several gold and diamond mines in the Canadian arctic.
Tuktoyaktuk Winter Road was an ice road that connected the Northwest Territories communities of Inuvik and Tuktoyaktuk, in Canada, using the frozen Mackenzie River delta channels and the frozen Arctic Ocean. During the summer, Tuktoyaktuk was only accessible by boat and plane, but every winter, as soon as the weather is cold enough, crews started building the ice road. The road closed permanently on 29 April 2017 at the end of the 2016-2017 winter season.
Fort Chipewyan Winter Road is the name of an ice road running through some of the most breathtaking landscapes in all Alberta, in western Canada.
Route de l'Île d'Anticosti is the name of a very scenic drive in the Anticosti Island, in the Côte-Nord region of Quebec in Canada, at the outlet of the Saint Lawrence River into the Gulf of Saint Lawrence.
Princeton Summerland Road is the name of a very scenic drive located in British Columbia, Canada. It’s a good ride with some nice corners and scenery.
Yoho Valley Road is a very scenic journey located in British Columbia, Canada's westernmost province. It’s closed from October to June.
Coquihalla Summit is a mountain pass at an elevation of 1.249m (4,097ft) above the sea level, located in British Columbia, Canada's westernmost province.
Located in the northwest corner of Niagara Falls, Ontario, in Canada, the legend says that if you stand in the center of this tunnel running underneath what once was the Grand Trunk Railway lines, and light a match, the match will go out. You will then hear the screams of the dying girl. It's one of the Top Haunted Roads in the world.
Riverhurst Crossing is an ice road constructed each year at Riverhurst and allowing vehicles to cross Lake Diefenbaker, a reservoir and bifurcation lake in Southern Saskatchewan, Canada. The speed limit is 50 km/h, and the maximum load is 10.000 Lbs.
New Brunswick's Fundy Coast Drive (or Fundy Coast Drive) is the name of a scenic drive stretching along the entire southern shore of New Brunswick, in Canada.
Cabot Trail in Nova Scotia, Canada, is one of the most scenic drives in the world. This scenic roadway is located in northern Victoria County and Inverness County on Cape Breton Island, in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. The Cabot Trail is more than a magnificent world-renowned drive – it is an experience… One to delight in…one to be savoured.
Highway 40 is the name of a delightful yet challenging drive located in the heart of British Columbia, in Canada. The drive is suitable for all vehicles but expect some narrow sections with 11%-13% grade switchbacks.
Sea to Sky Highway is a picturesque cliffside roadway offering access to the most beautiful scenery in British Columbia, Canada. It’s one of the world's most spectacular seaside drives and is a veritable invitation for a road trip.