Exploring-Old-No-1-Hwy-West Exploring Old Highway No. 1 West


Author: J. Clark Saunders



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 Trans-Canada Highway 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.


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