The Trans-Canada Highway (Route 1) crosses
Newfoundland west to east from Port aux Basques to St. John's, a distance of 905
kilometres (543 miles). Secondary highways along the route provide many fascinating,
"off-the-beaten-track" side trips.
From Argentia, the distance to St. John's is 131 Kilometres (78 miles).
Route 500 is a gravel road that crosses Labrador from Happy Valley-Goose Bay in
the east to Labrador City/Wabush in the west. Distance is approximately 525
kilometres and travel times of 9 hours should be expected. The road is sometimes
soft in spring, and passable only by four-wheel drive vehicles. For a recorded
message on road conditions between Happy Valley-Goose Bay and Churchill Falls,
telephone (709) 896-5840. For information on the road between Churchill Falls
and Labrador City, telephone (709) 282-3406. From Labrador West you can drive
into Quebec on partially paved Route 389 which runs 581 kilometres to Baie
Comeau on the north shore of the St. Lawrence River. Anticipated travel time is
The Department of Works, Services and Transportation has installed digital cameras at five weigh scale sites along the Trans Canada Highway, in an effort to provide the motoring public in the province with the most up-to-date road and driving conditions. All 10 cameras are available via the above Internet address