Photostory #218: From Sea to Sea . . . Trans-Canada Highway

Chris Lund , unattributed
National Film Board of Canada
Release Date
July 14, 1959
CMCP fonds
Credit Line
Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography fonds, National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives
Main Text
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.