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Roadside Attraction in Victoria, BC - Mile 0 of the Trans Canada Highway


By touring - Posted on 03 December 2009

Roadside Attraction in Victoria, BC - Mile 0 of the Trans Canada Highway

The Trans Canada Highway in Victoria, BC

Mile 0 of the Trans Canada Highway is located on Dallas Road & Douglas Street on the beautiful Victoria waterfront on Vancouver Island. The Mile 0 marker has proven to be a popular roadside attraction for visitors taking photos at the start of the longest national highway in the world.

The monument is located in the beautiful Beacon Hill Park which is also home to manicured gardens, shaded pathways and a nesting site for blue herons.

Located just behind this marker is a statue of Terry Fox. It was commemorated in 2006 and is the starting point for the annual Terry Fox run for cancer research.

Technically, this is the end of the 7821 km highway since the road was constructed from east to west, starting in St. John's, Newfoundland.



However, Tofino BC and Duncan BC also have Mile 0 markers to claim the designation of the terminus of the Trans Canada Highway.

The mid-point of the Trans Canada Highway is located in northern Ontario near Batchawana Bay, Ontario while the highest point is near the Alberta/BC border near Golden, BC.

This map shows the Google driving directions to the Mile 0 Marker in Victoria, BC.

Here are the Google driving directions to Mile zero in Victoria, BC.

Victoria, BC on Vancouver Island is 112 kilometers from Vancouver BC which is on the mainland. A ferry links the two cities and the water-passage is considered a part of the Trans Canada Highway. As you drive though British Columbia, check out the Mile 0 monument and other roadside attractions in BC.

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