Photostory #218: From Sea to Sea . . . Trans-Canada Highway
National Film Board of Canada
July 14, 1959
Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography fonds, National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives
The problem of uniting a sprawling, sparsely populated country, stretching for over 3000 miles from the Atlantic to the Pacific, with a system of high quality roadways has been pondered and planned since Confederation. Today, target date for completion of the Trans-Canada Highway is approaching and Canada's provinces are pushing ahead to meet the 1960 deadline. Above, part of the highway in Banff National Park, Alberta, with towering Mount Eisenhower as a backdrop.