Highway Shoulder Across Canada
This would be considered as the Mile Zero Across Canada route. Where the Bicyle tourist want to simply take the fastest & safest (as possable) route, where travel is mainly on the secondary highways where there is a paved shoulder. Across Canada, this would be the Wikipedia:Trans Canada Highway,
Traditionally, there is the Back Tire Dip and the front tire dip when you get to the other side. This is a symbolic tradition that most everyone does to mark the beging of the trip.