A vast country, 3,400 miles (5,520km) from coast to coast, Canada is connected by air, rail and a network of excellent highways. This section contains the MAPS which will help with orientation and a selection of stories showing how visitors can take advantage of the country's travel facilities.

By rail: THE GREAT CANADIAN TRAIN RIDE between Toronto and Vancouver. Also, a train ride with grandchildren to QUEBEC CITY.

By road: THE MOTORHOME MODE allows you to travel independently and in comfort

By river: Catch the sights on a St LAWRENCE RIVER cruise

AND: THE BEST OF CANADA'S DRIVES, a sampling of itineraries through some of Canada's most spectacular scenery.

Newfoundland's VIKING TRAIL including Gros Morne National Park and the L'anse aux Meadows Viking settlement.

Cape Breton Island's CABOT TRAIL in Nova Scotia, around one of the world's most beautiful islands

BACKROADS of Prince Edward Island's western county.

ICEFIELD PARKWAY through Banff and Jasper National Parks

Through OKANAGANOrchards to the Rockies


ROCKY MOUNTAIN TRAIN, between Vancouver and Banff.

THE FUNDY COAST From Amherst, Nova Scotia to New Brunswick's Fundy National Park and on to Saint John and St Andrews.

NOVA SCOTIA'S SOUTH SHORE AND ANNAPOLIS VALLEY from Halifax around the Nova Scotia Peninsula's South Shore

Prince Edward Island's BLUE HERON DRIVE through a famed national park and some of the island's south coast.

THROUGH QUÉBEC'S NEW ENGLAND from Montréal through the Eastern Counties to the St Lawrence South Shore.

SHORES OF LAKE ONTARIO following the lakeshore route from Toronto's eastern suburbs via the Thousand Islands and Kingston to Montréal.

ONTARIO'S NORTH OF SUPERIOR ROUTE. Along the Trans-Canada Highway north of Lake Superior between Sault St Marie and Thunder Bay.

SASKATCHEWAN'S QU'APELLE VALLEY. An alternative to the Trans-Canada Highway takes travellers through "a sunken garden carved by glacial waters."

ALBERTA'S RED DEER RIVER BADLANDS, Drive the Dinosaur and East Coulee Trails along the banks of the Red Deer River out of Drumheller, for hoodoos and other remarkable geological formations.

VIA THE SUNSHINE COAST AND INSIDE PASSAGE TO PRINCE RUPERT From Vancouver take a ferry and drive the spectacular "Sunshine Coast" route to Powell River. Cross to Vancouver Island and continue north to Port Hardy.

British Columbia's ferry ride through the INSIDE PASSAGE