Vol 28 No 1 (2012)
Narratives and Stories

Sea to Sea by Bike: Perspectives of Canada and Canadians

Alan H. Warner
Acadia University
Published September 10, 2012


This narrative describes my learning and insights from a three-month plus family bicycle trip covering more than 7600 kms across Canada. It illustrates the process of experiencing and learning about community, culture and geography by traveling through it on a bike, and shares some of the personal perspectives and understandings I gained through this process. I argue that a marathon bike trip can be a very powerful interpretive and experiential process of place that facilitates a unique and valuable means of understanding diverse cultural and geographical landscapes.