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Trans Canada Highway facts for kids

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The Trans-Canada Highway (French: Route Transcanadienne) is a transcontinental that goes across the country in southern Canada. The main route is 7,821 kilometres (4,860 mi) long.


The section between Sault Ste Marie, Ontario and Wawa, Ontario opened on September 17, 1960. The Rogers Pass in British Columbia opened on September 3, 1962. The paving of the Trans-Canada across Newfoundland was completed on November 27, 1965.

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