Biking across Canada

From Vancouver to St John's

Hello and welcome to my website describing my journey across Canada on my bicycle. I have three goals for this website. My first goal is to inspire those who are curious about touring to partake in a bike tour adventure. My second goal is to provide information and insights for those already planning a trip - I hope I will leave you with the impression that it's not that hard to plan (just get your gear and go). My third goal is to document and remember my travels.

If you have any questions, comments or a simple 'Hello World' then please reach out to me at contact AT zonov DOT ca. Don't be a lurker, I really want to hear what you think about it all.

Budget and Equipment I used during the trip

A fairly detailed breakdown of the costs of everything and the various equipment I used all to be found here.

Travel Map

Insights, thoughts, pictures, fellow travellers encountered throughout my trip can be found in my day by day breakdowns.

Day 1: The Beginning

Vancouver to Mission : 66 km

Day 2: Short Ride To Hope

Mission to Hope : 98 km

Day 3: Stronger than the Guide Book

Hope to Princeton : 132 km

Day 4: In the Desert

Princeton to Kelowna : 159 km

Day 5: Out of the Desert

Kelowna to Sicamous : 144 km

Day 6: Biking through the Rain

Sicamous to Canyon Hot Springs : 100 km

Day 7: To Golden

Canyon Hot Springs to Golden : 116 km

Day 8: Best Day on the Road

Golden to Banff : 146 km

Day 9: In Calgary for some rest

Banff to Calgary : 128 km

Day 10: Praries ahead!

Calgary to Bassano : 142 km

Day 11: Cool clouds

Bassano to Medicine Hat : 156 km

Day 12: Saskatchewan

Medicine Hat to Gull Lake : 172 km

Day 13: Salt Mountains and Pretty Birds

Gull Lake to Chaplin : 143 km

Day 14: Visiting Small Towns

Chaplin to Regina : 155 km

Day 15: Another Gopher

Regina to Melville : 159 km

Day 16: Crushing

Melville to Dauphin : 214 km

Day 17: To The Narrows

Dauphin to The Narrows : 116 km

Day 18: To the beach

The Narrows to Winnipeg Beach : 197 km

Day 19: Best and Worst Stretch of Road

Winnipeg Beach to Caddy Lake : 186 km

Day 20: Home Ice Advantage

Caddy Lake to Dryden : 203 km

Day 21: 231km bike ride

Dryden to Savanne River Resort : 231 km

Day 22: Fall from grace. Man Murdered by Headwind.

Savanne River Resort to Thunder Bay : 121 km

Day 23: Smallest Canadian Tire

Thuner Bay to Nipigon : 114 km

Day 24: Hilly Day in Ontario

Nipigon to Neys Provincial Park : 160 km

Day 25: Meeting Fellow Travellers

Neys Provincial Park to White River : 116 km

Day 26: Biking Together

White River to Agawa Bay Campground : 178 km

Day 27: Made it to a Big City

Agawa Bay Campground to Sault Ste. Marie : 137 km

Day 28: Side Roads

Sault Ste. Marie to Blind River : 152 km

Day 30: Sneaking Around

Goat Island to Wiarton : 143 km

Day 31: The Push Home

Wiarton to Waterloo : 205 km

Day 32: Second half of the trip

Oshawa to Cobourg East Campground : 93 km

Day 33: Sun, Beer and Squirells

Cobourg East Campground to Pinecrest Resort : 164 km

Day 34: Beautiful bike path

Pinecrest Resort to Lancaster Park : 187 km

Day 35: Finally out of Ontario

Lancaster Park to Montreal : 71 km

Day 36: Churches of Quebec

Montreal to Trois-Rivieres : 106 km

Day 37: Quebec City

Trois-Rivieres to Quebec City : 125 km

Day 38: Diving into the rain

Quebec City to Montmagny : 70 km

Day 39: The Beautiful St. Lawrence

Montmagny to Trois-Pistoles : 175 km

Day 40: Goodbye St. Lawrence

Trois-Pistoles to Amqui : 164 km

Day 41: Back by the Water

Amqui to Nigadoo : 199 km

Day 42: Strangers from the Forest

Nigadoo to Richibucto : 177 km

Day 43: Red Sands and Roads of PEI

Richibucto to Cornwall : 179 km

Day 44: I'm Almost Done

Cornwall to Truro : 141 km

Day 45: Hitting the Ocean

Truro to Porters Lake Provincial Park : 126 km

Day 46: Chocolate Milk Bottles - A National Tragedy.

Porters Lake Provincial Park to Sherbrooke : 175 km

Day 47: My Horrible Mistake

Sherbrooke to St Peters : 152 km

Day 48: Spending time at Sydney

Saint Peter's to Sydney : 152 km

Day 49: The Last Day

Saint Peter's to Sydney : 135 km

All day travels

Day 1: The Beginning
Day 2: Short Ride To Hope
Day 3: Stronger than the Guide Book
Day 4: In the Desert
Day 5: Out of the Desert
Day 6: Biking through the Rain
Day 7: To Golden
Day 8: Best Day on the Road
Day 9: In Calgary for some rest
Day 10: Praries ahead!
Day 11: Cool clouds
Day 12: Saskatchewan
Day 13: Salt Mountains and Pretty Birds
Day 14: Visiting Small Towns
Day 15: Another Gopher
Day 16: Crushing
Day 17: To The Narrows
Day 18: To the beach
Day 19: Best and Worst Stretch of Road
Day 20: Home Ice Advantage
Day 21: 231km bike ride
Day 22: Fall from grace. Man Murdered by Headwind.
Day 23: Smallest Canadian Tire
Day 24: Hilly Day in Ontario
Day 25: Meeting Fellow Travellers
Day 26: Biking Together
Day 27: Made it to a Big City
Day 28: Side Roads
Day 29: Giant Pepsi Can - Is this clickbait? An analysis.
Day 30: Sneaking Around
Day 31: The Push Home
Day 32: Second half of the trip
Day 33: Sun, Beer and Squirells
Day 34: Beautiful bike path
Day 35: Finally out of Ontario
Day 36: Churches of Quebec
Day 37: Quebec City
Day 38: Diving into the rain
Day 39: The Beautiful St. Lawrence
Day 40: Goodbye St. Lawrence
Day 41: Back by the Water
Day 42: Strangers from the Forest
Day 43: Red Sands and Roads of PEI
Day 44: I'm Almost Done
Day 45: Hitting the Ocean
Day 46: Chocolate Milk Bottles - A National Tragedy.
Day 47: My Horrible Mistake
Day 48: Spending time at Sydney
Day 49: The Last Day
Content Added on
Day 1,2,3,4,5 October 18th, 2019
Day 6,7 October 20th, 2019
Day 8,9 October 23rd, 2019
Day 10,11,scroll map October 25th, 2019
Day 12,13,14, budget page October 27th, 2019
Day 15,16,17,18,19,20 November 2, 2019
Day 21,22,23,24,25,26,27 November 20, 2019
Day 28,29,30,31,32,33,34,35,36,37 December 8, 2019
Day 38,39,40,41,42,43,44,45,46,47,48,49 December 24, 2019