10 Questions: Biking Across Canada

km1000Canadian couple Scott & Becky left their home in Ottawa in 2008 to cycle around the world on recumbent bicycles.

As part of their 16 month trip, they biked all the way across Canada, including remote stretches in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Scott & Becky tell us about the highlights of their route across Canada, including seeing bear and moose in the west, meeting friendly people in the prairies and enjoying great value B&Bs in the east, all in this week’s 10 Questions: Cycling Across Canada.

And don’t forget to check out Scott & Becky’s blog, Going East – a journal of a trip not just across Canada but around the world, without using airplanes.

If you’d like to answer 10 questions about a favourite cycling destination, read the guidelines and then get in touch.


  1. Victor Talbot
    25th August 2010 at 11:26 am #


    I live in Australia. I am 62. have cycled across Aus and more lately NZ. I intend to cycle across Canada on my own starting mid May 2011. I was wondering if you had a preferred route leaving Vancouver. Do you know which is the most mountainous, Hwy 1 or Hwy 3. Are there safe places to camp at night. Do you get hasseled by bears or any other wildlife.

    I look forward to your response.

    Have a great day.


    • friedel
      29th August 2010 at 4:56 pm #

      Victor, have you seen the book / website Canada By Bicycle? It’s pretty helpful for route planning. We didn’t actually leave from Vancouver, so I can’t help you there. But Scott & Becky, who answered these questions, did. Perhaps they can advise better on routes. Their website is Going East.

      • Victor Talbot
        20th April 2011 at 4:38 am #

        Hi Friedel
        Thank you very much for your information. I have decisded to take Hwy from V to just past Crowes Nest and then go north to Calgary. After that I am not too bothed. I will play it by ear as they say. you meet some great people on the road so I am pretty flexible. If I don’t get to Newfoundland this year i will ciome back next year and complete it. Hope the winds across the Praries are like the easterliers across Southern Western Australia.

        Departing 17th May. Hope it is not too wet or cold. We have had te hottest summer here in Perth on record.

        All the best.


    • michael
      19th April 2011 at 7:52 pm #

      Hi Victor, how is trip planning going? I am doing same trip. leave 4 weeks today. MD

      • Victor Talbot
        20th April 2011 at 4:43 am #

        Hi Michael.

        Ta for the reply. I will be leaving V on 17 May. I am taking Hwy 3 to Crowes Nest and going north to Calgary at the next major road north. I hear the weather is very cold over there. We have just had the hottest summer on record in Perth so I hope I can adjust quickly. I was inthe Antarctic last year so I should be able to adjust somewhat. We could keep in touch if you would like via em. My em address is [email protected]

        By the way, what route are you taking to calgary?


  2. Michael
    22nd April 2011 at 5:47 am #

    Hey Victor, you are right regarding our cooler than normal weather. Huge snowpack in the mountains so I suggest to bring along warm clothing especially crossing the Rockies. Interestingly we are departing Vancouver on the same day. Maybe we can meet on day one somewhere. I will be taking Highway 5 to Merrit and then get over to Hwy 1. I will be following Hwy 1 for most of my trip. How much time have you planned to cross Canada? M.

  3. victor talbot
    22nd April 2011 at 6:55 am #

    Hi Michael

    Thank you very much for your quick reply. Yes you are right. I have heard that the weather in the west of Canada is cold at present. I will be taking your advcie re staying warm. I would rather it be cold and dry than a bit warmer and wet. Yes we are probably taking the same route to Hope and then you go north to Mettitt. I will be going east on Hwy to Crowes nest. Then i will take Hwy 22 to Calgary. I have a friend in Calgary who told me that the slopes may be a bit more friendly on Hwy 3 and the weather is likely to be a little warmer as it is mores south.

    Do you mind me asking, where do you come from. I live in Perth in Western Australia. Just had a record warm summer. I am 63 and retired yesterday. I Have to leave Canada on approx 20 August as I have a 40th graduation anniversary in Dublin a week later. If I don;t get to Novia Scotia this year I will go back next year to finish it. I don’t want it to be ‘bust my boiler’ exercise as i have time on my side.

    I would be happry to meet up for a chat if that is possible. My brother who is lives in Canada is cycling some of the way with me.

    Have a good day.


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