Most of us dream of one day driving coast-to-coast across our vast & diverse country. For me, it has always been something I wanted to do. As a kid, my one goal of becoming a rockstar was somewhat based on the ability to do the coast-to-coast road trips that rock stars frequently make. I’ve always wanted to see the fantastic places that I had only ever seen on TV or online. Northern Ontario, the prairies, the Rockies, & of course – the Pacific Ocean. One of the many goals Kate & I had when we started full-time RVing was to see as much as Canada as possible. I never became a rock star, but now Kate & I can say that we’ve done the cross-country journey which is an achievement.
36 days, 10080km, and a whole lotta diesel took us from Borden-Carleton, PEI to Tofino, BC. Some days were exhausting. Actually, most of them were, but in a good way. Travel can be tiring and hard on the body when you’re driving for 5-8 hours every day. The tradeoff was that we saw so much from the comfort of our truck while traveling across Canada.
The changing landscapes were a joy. Each day, we would wake up, knowing where we’d end our day, but not knowing what we’d see throughout our travels. Some spots along the drive exceeded expectations while few disappointed. We fell in love with Northern Ontario and enjoyed the prairie provinces. Lots of fellow RVers told us there’s nothing to see in either location. I suppose it’s all in how you look at it, but there was plenty to see.
The one thing I wanted to do while travelling across Canada was to capture it. I knew that I’d be taking plenty of pictures, but a lot of times, pictures just don’t tell the entire story. Then I remembered awhile back when I’d seen a time-lapse video of a road trip across the US. After rewatching the video, a time-lapse video seemed like a perfect way to capture and share our coast-to-coast journey with you.
Each day, while we were driving, Kate or I would record minutes of footage to use for our time-lapse videos. We released a time-lapse video for each of the locations we travelled to in our Crossing Canada blogs. Now, we’re excited to take you on an 8-minute road trip across Canada in our final time-lapse video.
In the video, you’ll start by crossing the famous Confederation Bridge from PEI to New Brunswick. From there, you’ll continue the adventure all the way across the country. Along the way, you’ll get to see the remoteness of Northern Ontario and the snow covered mountains in Jasper National Park. You’ll even get to hop aboard a ferry before hitting Vancouver Island and heading on to your final destination – Tofino. Enjoy!