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Canada has some of the best cycling in the world.

Below you will find information on cycling regions in Canada. For more indepth information please also visit Cycle Canada's list of Laws and Education and Tips. For a general guide to Cycling in Canada, we recommend the Cycle Canada Guide to Bicycle Touring. You can purchase this and other maps and route packages through the Cycle Canada Store.

 

Canada's Cycling Regions


Alberta

Take a trip to cowboy country, explore ancient dinosaur habitats or cruise by snow capped mountains. Gradually work your way up graded mountain passes and enjoy the reward of a well-earned descent. Alberta is about magnificant mountains, wide-open plains, rolling hills and enduring prairie hospitality. For Cycling Friendly Services in Alberta - Search >>>

British Columbia

For cycling in British Columbia we offer you three very different cycling regions. The South Coast including Vancouver Island, the Interior and the Rocky Mountains. These regions are defined by significant geographic features and will serve as a guide for the quality of cycling and character of the surrounding landscape. Within these regions you will discover great variety and much to explore.

Cycle alongside some of Canada's most bountious man-made and natural garden landscape. Challenge yourself with spectacular climbs on the Coast, Selkirk and Rocky Mountains as you follow the early settlers route on their quest for gold. Fruit and vegetables are abundant in B.C.'s sunny climate and exploring wine country has become a favourite pass time for cyclists. For Cycling Friendly Services in British Columbia Search >>>

British Columbia's South Coast. This includes the roads and trails of the regions of Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast and the Fraser Valley. For Cycling Friendly Services on the South Coast of B.C. Search >>>

British Columbia's Interior. The roads and trails of regions Interior regions between the Coast Mountains and the Rockies, Okanagan and Cariboo districts. For Cycling Friendly Services in the Interior of B.C. Search >>>

British Columbia's Rocky Mountain Region . The roads and trails of this region includes the Rocky Mountains and the high mountain areas and long trenches between ranges that are off-shoots of the Rockies - like the Monashees and Serkirks. For Cycling Friendly Services in the Rocky Mountains Search >>>

Manitoba

Manitoba offers a blend of wide open grass lands and network of clear blue lakes to explore. The mosaic of cultures that pioneered the land make for a fascinating journey through time. The province's inhabitants are known for their love of art and music. You'll find a wide range of festivals to visit in this province. For Cycling Friendly Services in Manitoba Search >>>

New Brunswick

The terrain is gentle, the water is warm and the culture is passionate. New Brunswick is one of Canada's most precious provinces. Its history of Mi'kMaq, Maliseet, French and English settlements lends itself to a fascinating journey of discovery. The ocean beckons as you ride alongside its gentle coastal streches. The expanses of the great sand dunes and ebbing tides offer a peaceful repose after an enjoyable day's ride. For Cycling Friendly Services in New Brunswick Search >>>

Newfoundland and Labrador

Newfoundland joined Canada's confederation in 1949. As with many islands the province has a distinct flora and fauna. This seclusion also lent itself to a unique history of human settlement, some of which can be observed at archeological sites that date back 7,500 years. Its rugged geology provides a captivating scenery of fjords, coastal lookouts and ecological reserves. Newfoundlanders express a unique outlook on life through their humour, literature, music, art and craft. For Cycling Friendly Services in Newfoundland and Labrador Search >>>

Nova Scotia

In Nova Scotia we remember our close connection with the sea. The delightful fishing villages, historic architecture and stunning natural landscape provide a welcoming back drop for cycling visitors. You'll find a multitude of cottage industries along the roads and trails of this province. The pottery, tapestries, wood carvings and songs of the region speak of generations of Canadians who made their livelihood from the sea. For Cycling Friendly Services In Nova Scotia Search >>>

Ontario

For cycling in Ontario we offer you five cycling regions. These regions are defined by significant geographic features and will serve as a guide for the quality of cycling and character of the surrounding landscape.The River Valleys, Huronia and Haliburton, the Ontario Watershed, the Erie Watershed, and the Superior Region.

Within these regions you will discover great variety and much to explore. For Cycling Friendly Services In Ontario Search >>>

Ontario's River Valleys. The roads and trails of the regions of the River Valleys of the St. Lawrence, Ottawa and Rideau Rivers. This includes the Rideau Lakes District, Delta, Merrickville, Morrisburg and Prescott. For Cycling Friendly Services in Ontario's River Valleys region Search >>>

Ontario's Huronia and Haliburton. The roads and trails of the region along Lake Huron's South Shore and Georgian Bay. And the region of Haliburton. This includes the towns of Southampton, Port Elgin, Collingwood, Duntroon, Barrie and Alliston.
For Cycling Friendly Services in Huronia and Haliburton Search >>>

Ontario Watershed. The roads and trails of regions along Lake Ontario. This includes Campbellford, Kingston, Prince Edward County, Picton, Milford, Milbrook, Toronto, Wellington and Brighton. Search >>>

Ontario's Erie Watershed. The roads and trails of regions along the north shore of Lake Erie and streams that flow into the Lake. This includes the towns of Niagara, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Port Colborne, Fenwick, Grimsby, Maryhill, Port Stanley, Windsor, Mennonite Country, West Montrose. For Cycling Friendly Services in the Erie Watershed Search >>>

Ontario's Superior Region. Ride through some of Canada's most remote regions where the views surpass any thing you'll find elsewhere. For Cycling Friendly Services in Northen Ontario Search >>>

Prince Edward Island

Prince Edward Island was once known as Isle St Jean when controlled by France and many of the towns bear witness to this history. This island province can now be reached by ferry, plane or bridge. The often highly cultivated checker board landscape reminds one of England, but with its rolling hills of red clay and vast streches of sandy beaches and white sand dunes it is distinctly Canadian. Discover the exquisite food, entertainment and friendly nature as you cycle around the trails and roads of this region. For Cycling Friendly Services on Prince Edward Island Search >>>

Quebec

Follow the Richelieu River or St. Lawrence, enjoy festiviites in bike friendly Montreal or explore small villages in the Eastern Townships. Challenge yourself on the hills in Gaspé or ride to Québec City, known as the cradle of French civilization in North America. Quebec has a wide variety of cycling opportunities from quiet country roads, converted rail trails to city bike paths. For Cycling Friendly Services in Quebec Search >>>

Saskatchewan

Known for its friendly people and big open skies. For cyclists the hidden jewels are the Qu'appelle Valley and along the Saskatchewan River system. Citizens of thel prairies towns welcome visitors with rich cultural experiences and hospitality. For Cycling Friendly Services in Saskatchewan Search >>>

Territories

Exploring cyclists will always find the less travelled regions of the world. The Canadian Territories are the lands of the midnight sun. The Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Iqualuit all offer unique and unforgettable experiences for those who want to explore to the further edges of the world. For Cycling Friendly Services in Canada's Territories Search >>>

 

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