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.
When I was in college, me and my friends used to hitchhike a lot. The longest trip we took was from Querétaro, in México, all … Continue reading
During the May 1968 student strikes in Paris France, friends and I were trying to make our way from Spain up through the south of … Continue reading
It was San Antonio in 1997 when I was picked up by 2 gentlemen in a beat up regular cab Chevy half ton. They were … Continue reading
During the 1980s my father lived in Sudbury, ON, while all of his six children lived in Sault Ste. Marie. One Saturday night he won … Continue reading
As a teen in the 70’s, my thumb got me anywhere I needed to go. For the long trips, I’d pre-write way points with names … Continue reading
I’m 37 and grew up on Vancouver Island, I often hitchhiked between Mill Bay, Duncan and Victoria to get around and see friends and get … Continue reading
in 1999 i hiched from Vancouver to halifax. it was a great adventure. it took me 10 days. I met a lot of good an … Continue reading
One Saturday in 1951, when I was 21, I was hitch-hiking from Valence in the South of France to Paris. A driver of a refrigerated … Continue reading
I was living in Winnipeg and my mom who was living in Bryan, Texas said, if I ever got bored of Canada, come on down. … Continue reading
I left my home in New Brunswick at sixteen in 1971 and hitchhiked to Toronto and back. I left again in 1972 and did the … Continue reading