Travels in Canada

The infographic account of hitchBOT

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:


McMaster University Ryerson University Toronto Rehabilitation Institute
University of Toronto Cleverbot Existor
Open Space Artist-Run Centre, Victoria, BC Novia Scotia College of Art and Design - NSCAD University Azure

Your Stories:

hitchBOT was not the only one who went on a hitchhiking journey. Below are some of the stories that others have submitted.