Roadside Attraction: Mile 0 of the TransCanada Highway

Victoria, British Columbia

Mile 0, TransCanada Highway - Victoria, BC

Mile 0 of the TransCanada Highway is located on Dallas Road & Douglas Street along 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 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.

Even though it's notated as "Mile 0", 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 TransCanada Highway.

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


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Victoria is 112 kilometers from the mainland and Vancouver. A ferry links the two cities and the water passage is considered a part of the TransCanada Highway. As you drive though British Columbia, check out the Mile 0 monument and other roadside attractions in BC. You can also check out other things to do, or visit some beautiful scenic stops throughout the province.