Travels in Canada
hitchBOT is a robot from Port Credit, Ontario.
It traveled over 10,000 km from Halifax, Nova Scotia to Victoria, British Columbia. Seeing that robots cannot get their driver’s licenses yet, hitchBOT hitchhiked its entire way.
hitchBOT’s journey began on Sunday, July 27 2014. It hitched 19 rides and spent a total of 21 days exploring Canada before reaching its final destination ̶ Victoria, British Columbia. hitchBOT made a lot of friends along the way, and shared great memories, including attending a wedding, dancing in Saskatchewan, and meeting some of Canada’s First Nations.
hitchBOT’s journey was made possible by:
hitchBOT was not the only one who went on a hitchhiking journey. Below are some of the stories that others have submitted.
Following college graduation, I arrived in Banff via train from Montreal. I Hitched from Banff into BC all the way to Prince Rupert. I really … Continue reading
I can tell you right now that hitching is good for the soul. During my job of delivering vehicles from place to place in the … Continue reading
While going to school in England, I had no car. It was the early ’70’s, so hitching was a natural. On one day off, I … Continue reading
In the summer of 1970, the bugaboo of hitchhikers was Wawa, Ontario. Stories abounded of people being stuck for days, unable to get a ride. … Continue reading
In the summer of 1972, at the age of 18, I decided to hitchhike from Columbus, Ohio to Berkeley, California with the plan of meeting … Continue reading
I hitchhiked from a camp into the town of Minden on my day off. I bought a rusty red wool sweater for not very much. … Continue reading
In the late 60s hitchhiking was quite common and my friends and I would hitchhike to Carleton University if we missed our bus – knowing … Continue reading
I was driving an old 1970 Ford truck and it broke down late one night on the side of Route 50 outside of Washington DC. … Continue reading
I too was a 1960s-1970s Hippie and did much hitching, from PEI to California, from Florida to Alberta. Every trip and sometimes every ride was … Continue reading
When I was 18 and in Naples, Italy, I went with 2 others girls to eat pizza. We wanted to go to Edenlandia a little … Continue reading