A Team Run Across Canada

Cities

Cartwright, NL

Welcome to Cartwright, NL The amazing journey across Canada ends here. Established in 1775, Cartwright was named after Captain George Cartwright. He was an English merchant and adventurer who established a fish and fur trading business. The settlement of Cartwright provided him with an excellent sheltered harbour and FlagStaff Hill gave him a lookout point …

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Labrador City

Welcome to Labrador City, NL Iron Ore Capital of Canada The land that would come to be the communities of Wabush and Labrador City was first explored by AP Low in 1896. In the 1930’s, ore deposits were more thoroughly examined and, with the development of a railway from Knob Lake to Sept-Iles in the …

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Saguenay – QC

Welcome to Saguenay, QC Gateway to the magnificent Fjord-du-Saguenay National Park Saguenay, formerly Chicoutimi, is a city of the Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean region in southern Quebec. In 2002 Chicoutimi merged with Jonquièreand other former municipalities to form the city of Saguenay; the two former towns became districts of the new entity. Chicoutimi district is situated at the …

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Iroquois Falls

Welcome to Iroquois Falls, ON The Garden Town of the North Iroquois Falls is a small vibrant town in Northern Ontario, Canada with a population of 4,537 in the Canada 2016 Census. It lies along the Abitibi River, just west of Lake Abitibi, 190 miles (300 km) north-northwest of North Bay. The town was named …

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Saskatoon

Welcome to Saskatoon, SK Paris of the Prairies Saskatoon is a city in south-central Saskatchewan, on the South Saskatchewan River. It was founded in 1883 as the proposed capital of a temperance colony, and its name was derived from Mis-sask-quah-toomina, a Cree word for a local edible red berry.  Following the arrival of the railroad from Regina …

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Edmonton – AB

Welcome to Edmonton, AB The city of Champions Something exciting has been happening in the Western Canadian city of Edmonton over the last few years. Previously, in the belief that the city’s cultural, scenic and foodie attractions weren’t quite up to snuff, Alberta’s capital city often lost out to Calgary or Banff when it came …

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Watson Lake

Welcome to Watson Lake, YT Home of the Sign Post Forest. Welcome to Watson Lake, a community in southern Yukon. It lies along a small lake on the border with British Columbia. It originated as a 19th-century trading post and was named after Frank Watson, a pioneer trapper-miner. It is now an essential communications and …

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Whitehorse

Welcome to Whitehorse, YT The Wilderness City Your first stop is the MacBride Museum of Yukon History. In 1950, a group of far-sighted Yukoners dedicated to preserving heritage started the Yukon Historical Society, the first organization of its kind in the Territory. Co-founder William MacBride was an employee of the White Pass & Yukon Route …

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Prince George, BC

Welcome to Prince George, BC Coming Together Prince George is a beautiful small city in central British Columbia. The city lies at the confluence of the Nechako and Fraser rivers, 487 miles (784 km) north of Vancouver by road. It originated in 1807 when Simon Fraser established a North West Company fur-trading post, Fort George, …

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Victoria

Welcome to Victoria, BC The finish line Runners, you have arrived in Victoria, B.C. This Stop Badge Click and download this and share on social media, use the hashtag #thebigcanadarun so we can feature you on our profile. Victoria is the Western Terminus of the Trans-Canada Highway. The finish line for this amazing challenge you …

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