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.
Hitchhiking across the US was one big adventure for an 18 year old Dutch boy in1975. I had read in a book called USA on … Continue reading
I hitchhiked my way through England, Ireland, Northern Ireland and Scotland a few weeks back, and it was an amazing journey! My luckiest ride of … Continue reading
I was in college in the early 70s. I had a bus ticket to take me from Ames, Iowa to Kansas City to attend my … Continue reading
New Year’s Eve in the mid 70’s, Toronto: A friend and I departed Woodbridge via public transportation, destination Maple Leaf Gardens to attend an Alice … Continue reading
It used to be a way of life. we called it: civilization. Spain, France, Portugal,Scotland, England, Ireland, in and around the northeast US, it was … Continue reading
Hello Hitch, From 1982-1984 I hitchhiked through Europe, Eastern Europe, the Indian sub-continent, south-east Asia, Australasia and east Africa. I had the good fortune to … Continue reading
In 1966, I was an undergrad at Berkeley, and a girlfriend said she was going home to New York for a few days. So I … Continue reading
My longest hitch was from Ottawa to Whitehorse, Yukon in the summer of 2000. I was going up for a university course… I’ll always remember … Continue reading
This story took place in 2001, in October to be precise, in Windsor. At the time, I used to commute from Leamington to Detroit. Traffic … Continue reading
Early 1970’s as a teenager, I used to hitch-hike all over. Typically, Sudbury to Montreal (680 km each way). Once, in January, left Friday morning … Continue reading