Halfway Point of the Trans-Canada Highway

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Chippewa Falls, Ontario

The Trans-Canada Highway is the longest in the world, stretching 4860 miles -- or umpteen thousand kilometers -- from St Johns, Newfoundland to Vancouver, British Columbia. Its mid-point is marked by a monument to Dr. Perry E. Doolittle, "Father of the Trans-Canada Highway" and the first man in Canada to own a car. A true visionary, Doolittle was dead for nearly 30 years before the highway became official in 1962. Dr. Doolittle, we salute you!

Halfway Point of the Trans-Canada Highway

Address:
Hwy. 17, Chippewa Falls, ON, Canada
Directions:
82 kilometers north of Sault Ste. Marie. The pull-off for the monument is on the north side of the highway immediately east of the Chippewa Falls waterfall.
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