the world's most spectacular roads


Located in the northern part of the continent of North America, Canada is the second-largest country in the world. Canada's  mountains are a memorable experience, studded with glaciers, lakes, waterfalls, canyons and limestone caves. Mountains can be found all over British Columbia while those in Alberta are mainly concentrated on the eastern side of the Canadian Rockies.

Highest mountain passes of Canada:

Mountain pass Elevation Province Surface
Highwood pass 2.206m (7,238 ft) Alberta Asphalt
Wolf S3 2.164m (7,099ft) British Columbia Gravel
Snocoach Road 2.120m (6,955ft) Alberta Asphalt
Bow pass 2.088m (6,850 ft) Alberta Asphalt
Grey Creek pass 2.072m (6,800 ft) British Columbia Gravel
McBride Peak 2.049m (6,722ft) British Columbia Gravel
Sunwapta pass 2.035m (6,677ft) Alberta Asphalt
Bow Summit 2.027m (6,650ft) Alberta Asphalt
Marmot Basin 1.989m (6,525ft) Alberta Asphalt
Sunwapta Lake 1.960m (6,430ft) Alberta Asphalt
Smith-Dorrien pass 1.905m (6,250ft) Alberta Gravel
Moraine lake 1.885m (6,183 ft) Alberta Asphalt
Kootenay pass 1.775m (5,823 ft) British Columbia Asphalt
Mount Edith Cavell 1.767m (5,797ft) Alberta Asphalt
Pennask summit  1.728m (5760 ft) British Columbia Asphalt
Maligne Lake 1.710m (5,610ft) Alberta Asphalt
Vermilion pass 1.680m (5,510 ft) AB/BC Asphalt
Kicking Horse pass 1.643m (5,390 ft) AB/BC Asphalt
Heckman pass  1.524m (5.000 ft) British Columbia Gravel

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Around the world

>Scenic drives in Norway. Norway has 18 carefully selected scenic drives both in terms of nature/panorama. 
>Romanian high altitude roads. Romania has some amazing roads, real tourist destinations by themselves. 
>Faroese challenging tunnels. Harrowing one lane tunnel on a 2 way road. Kind of frightening to drive through if you're not used to it.
>Highest accessible towns by car on Earth. Permanent settlements occupied year-round, accessible by car.
>The world's best road. The world's best road has just been announced: the N-222 from Peso de Regua to Pinhao in Portugal.
>Longest straight roads in the world. From point A to B in the fastest time possible, sometimes you need to cut corners.
>Highest tunnels in the world. After years of work in rarefied air and frigid temperatures at more than 4,000m, these tunnels are engineering marvels sure to impress anyone.
>The world's northernmost road ends. Get a reliable car, lots of food, water, matches, warm clothing, and gas.


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