Category:Canadian Highway Association
English: The Canadian Highway Association was founded in 1911 to lobby federal and provincial governments to construct a transcontinental road across Canada. Several dozen members of the newly-formed CHA met in Alberni, on Vancouver Island, with a convoy of 50 cars from the Victoria Automobile Club, in order to demonstrate the need for a highway linking the provinces from Pacific to Atlantic. The president of the Victoria Automobile Club, Albert E. Todd, donated a gold medal to be awarded to the first driver to make it from ocean to ocean entirely on Canadian roads, and the lobbying drivers staked a signpost at Alberni next to the Pacific Ocean that declared itself to be a "Canadian Highway". The Trans-Canada Highway was not completed for another 50 years, officially opening to traffic on July 31, 1962.
Media in category "Canadian Highway Association"
The following 6 files are in this category, out of 6 total.
- Scenes on the Halifax to Alberni automobile journey (HS85-10-26159) original.tif 2,622 × 3,265; 25.13 MB
- Scenes on the Halifax to Alberni automobile journey (HS85-10-26159).jpg 2,296 × 2,872; 6.84 MB
- Scenes on Vancouver Island and the Canadian highway (HS85-10-26158) original.tif 2,622 × 3,266; 25.14 MB
- Scenes on Vancouver Island and the Canadian highway (HS85-10-26158).jpg 2,304 × 2,856; 8.05 MB