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.
Growing up in a single parent family was hard, so when I needed to go places I sometimes, would hitch a ride. Most of the … Continue reading
Nous étions 2 à faire du pouce de Rimouski à Montréal. Près de Québec, il était tard et nous avons décidé de camper dans un … Continue reading
In 2012 I took a semester off to hitchhike across Canada, starting in Halifax and finishing in Vancouver. It was the greatest time of my … Continue reading
My family and I traveled to Victoria for a last minute vacation. A few weeks before I was online and came across the YouTube video. … Continue reading
It started when I was 6 and my Mother returned from wherever to pick me up from my Grandparents, who raised me from birth. For … Continue reading
I was in the USAF, stationed in Springfield, MA. My girlfriend and my family were in the Buffalo area. I would pack a few items … Continue reading
I grew up in The Columbia Valley in B.C. I was born in 1952 and lived in Edgewater, B.C. (about 500 people) 6 miles north … Continue reading
No Time for that, buddy, I started hitchhiking at 12 yrs old. Just on the Military Post near Ayer, Mass., (Military Brat, also USN 70 … Continue reading
As a young person, I used to hitchhike fairly often. I once hitchhiked from Lloydminster, SK to Prince Albert. I admit to sometimes feeling uncomfortable, … Continue reading
In 1969, my fist husband and I hitched down from Manitouwadge to Wawa and then out to Lake Superior for a beach party in a … Continue reading