Cycling Across Canada:
Vancouver to St. John's in Eight Weeks

I made it! Thanks to everybody who helped out along the way and to all of you who sent me encouraging messages!

What and Why

In celebration of having (finally) completed my degree at UBC, I decided to hop on my bicycle for the summer of 2006. As many of you know, this is a departure from my usual summer activities involving ropes, crampons, and the occasional visit to the hospital. After teaching a summer course at UBC and before starting a post-doc at McGill, I have eight weeks to travel. Cycle touring allows me to try something new, travel longer distances, have a bit more of a cultural experience (and perhaps less of a remote backcountry experience), see as much of the country as possible in two months (or those parts that are within a few hundred metres of Highway 1), while spending relatively little money and without having to carry more than a couple days' food at a time.

Where and When

I am starting from Kitsilano Beach in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Sunday June 18, 2006. I am attending a conference (CCCG) in Kingston, Ontario, starting on Monday August 14, 2006. In between these two dates I plan to cycle eastbound.


I'll be cycling alone. If anyone cares to join me you're more than welcome (warning: I'm slow on a bicycle). I am looking forward to visiting friends and family along the way: Revelstoke, Calgary, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Ottawa, Montréal, ...

Latest Updates

Steph made it to:
St. John's, Newfoundland

Lat-Long coordinates:
47.5659°N, 52.7041°W

Distance cycled: kilometres
Days on the road: 50
Rest days: 6
Last update: August 12, 2006

Photos updated: August 15, 2006