Canada: THE DOMINION: Vancouver or Bust

A motor trip across Canada is an endurance test. Only 1,945 out of 4,300-odd miles are hard-surfaced. In winter snow blocks the Rockies' passes, shuts off even the most adventuresome motorists. Not until 1943, when the last link was finished in Ontario, was there even a makeshift road across the Dominion. Even then, it was three years before any motorist made the trip from sea to sea—twelve days of bumps, jolts and dust.

The lack of a modern, well-paved Trans-Canada Highway is not for want of talk. Associations all over the Dominion have...

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