Shore to Shore 2004

The cccts ride across Canada this year did indeed go from shore to shore, and from valley to valley, along the great waterways, and through each of the ten provinces, of this vast country.

They started from the shores of the Pacific and Georgia Straight, along the shores of Nicola Lake, Big Quill Lake, Dauphin Lake, Lake Manitoba, and many small lakes filled with waterfowl and songbirds in BC and the prairies, and the many shores of lakes in the Lake of the Woods and Western Ontario region. Then there was the big one – Lake Superior – where the route followed its scenic shore for about 700 km. Other Great Lakes were seen – they followed the shore of Lake Huron for over 400 km and took a ferry across part of it from Manitoulin Island to the Bruce Peninsula, then met Lake Ontario just west of Toronto and followed its shore to the east where its waters flow to the ocean as the St Lawrence River. In Atlantic Canada they cycled along and crossed Northumberland Straight on the Confederation Bridge to PEI then returned by ferry. On Cape Breton there were the shores of Bras d’Or Lake then the wild shores of the Gulf of St Lawrence and the open Atlantic Ocean.

Congratulations to all the participants on their accomplishment.


The shore to shore 2004 participants would like to thank the Woodsworth Housing co-operative in Toronto for lending them a laptop computer for the trip.



mainly from Nancy O’Higgins

 4 June report  Merritt, B.C.
 9 June report  Victoria/Fort Langley, B.C. to Jasper, Alberta
15 June report   Jasper to Drumheller, Alberta
21 June report   Drumheller, Alberta to Saskatoon, Sask.
30 June report   Saskatoon, Sask. to Selkirk, Man.
8 July report   Selkirk, Man. to Thunder Bay, Ont.
16 July report   Thunder Bay to Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.
30 July report   Sault Ste. Marie to Ottawa, Ont.
8 August report  Ottawa, Ont. to Quebec City
 15 August report  Quebec City to Charlottetown, P.E.I.
The grande finale  Charlottetown to St. John’s, Nfld