British Columbia to Newfoundland, a cross-Canada Photo Essay

Travels with Rex

It is not easy to see all ten provinces of Canada in one go, but it is certainly doable over a period of time.

We accomplished this mission two years ago when we made our trip from British Columbia to Newfoundland and Labrador, covering a span of more than 7,000 kilometres.

So have we seen every part of Canada now?

Street scene in Gas Town, Vancouver, B.C.

No, what is missing are our three territories in the North that stretch above the Arctic Circle: Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut. With luck and health, we hope to see them too in the future.

In the meantime, enjoy our pictorial trip from coast to coast.

Vancouver and Richmond, B.C.

Coal Harbour from Granville Island, Vancouver.
Fall in Queen Elizabeth Park, Vancouver.
Spring carnival in Lansdowne, Richmond, B.C.
Michael Lecky’s UBC Houseboat in Richmond, B.C.
Girl with Bike at Richmond Dyke, B.C.


Saddle Dome, Calgary, Alberta.
City Centre, Calgary.
Peyto Lake by the Icefield Parkway, Alberta.


Abandoned homestead on the Prairie in Saskatchewan.
Abandoned farm vehicle in Saskatchewan.
Little church with character in Southern Saskatchewan.
Highway on the Prairie in Saskatchewan

A story is often told to underscore the flat landscape of the Prairies, which seem to go on foreever in all directions:

Someone is driving alone in Saskatchewan. He falls asleep at the steering wheel shortly after a gas fill-up, and wakes up to find that his car has run out of gas again.

Canola field in Saskatchewan.
Barley field in Saskatchewan.


Crossing the Red River in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Museum of Human Rights at dusk, in Winnipeg.


Toronto City Hall Square, with Old City Hall in the background.
CN Tower in Toronto.
Ripley’s Aquarium, Toronto.
Night scene, downtown Toronto.


Waterfront park in Montreal.
Lone bike in Montreal Old Town.

New Brunswick

Open fields in New Brunswick. The radio is playing Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony. Life is good!
All kinds of characters on the Saint John waterfront, New Brunswick
Covered bridge, New Brunswick.
Bay of Fundy, famous for its tides, in New Brunswick.
Bay of Fundy at low tide.

Nova Scotia

In port at Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Roadside treat on the Cabot Trail, Nova Scotia.
Peggy’s Cove, Nova Scotia.

Prince Edward Island

Anne of Green Gables at Cavendish, Prince Edward Island.
PEI National Park.


A neighbourhood in St. John’s, Newfoundland.
Rocky beach on the Avalon peninsula, Newfoundland.
Tableland, Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland.
Fishing boat, Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland.
St. Mary’s Conservation Area.
Bird Rock at St. Mary’s, Newfoundland.