The support of government funders, sponsors and donors is essential to the Trail’s ability to support the efforts of hundreds of volunteer-led trail groups across the country and to promote the many benefits of the Trail.

We are proud to have the support of the following major partners as well as the participation of more than 125,000 Canadians who have helped build the Trail by sponsoring a metre, becoming a member, making a donation or remembering the Trans Canada Trail in their will.

For more information on partnering with the Trans Canada Trail, get in touch with us at 1-800-465-3636.


Parks Canada Parks Canada

Parks Canada protects and presents nationally significant examples of Canada's natural and cultural heritage and fosters public understanding, appreciation and enjoyment in ways that ensure their ecological and commemorative integrity for present and future generations. Through Parks Canada, the Government of Canada awarded $10 million in 2010 towards the completion and promotion of the Trans Canada Trail.

Canadian Heritage Canadian Heritage

Canadian Heritage is responsible for national policies and programs that promote Canadian content, foster cultural participation, active citizenship and participation in Canada's civic life, and strengthen connections among Canadians. The Trans Canada Trail’s development has been supported by a $15 million contribution from Canadian Heritage for capital development of trail as well as signage and project coordination.

Le Globe and Mail The Globe and Mail

We are proud to have Canada’s National Newspaper as a significant partner in the building of Canada’s National Trail. As the Trail’s National Media Partner, the Globe and Mail is encouraging pride in this iconic national project and sparking the interest and participation of Canadians in their national Trail.

The Stephen R. Bronfman Foundation The Claudine and Stephen Bronfman Family Foundation

The Claudine and Stephen Bronfman Family Foundation's Trans Canada Trail Discovery Program saw the development and permanent installation of over 2,000 interpretive panels along the route of the Trail. Each panel is designed to inform the public of the richness and diversity of Canada’s natural environment: indigenous plants, animals, ecosystems, weather, and geographical features.


RBC’s philanthropic support of the Trail is acting as a catalyst for bringing economic, health, environmental and cultural benefits to communities from coast to coast to coast as new Trail segments are developed.

In addition to supporting the Trail’s continued development, the Foundation also made TCT’s Olympic Torch Relay legacy activities possible at 25 Pavilions located across the country.

Loblaw Companies Limited Loblaw Companies Limited

Loblaw Companies Limited is supporting the development of Trans Canada Trail’s green initiatives. Loblaw’s contribution is being invested in collaborative projects with strategic alliance partners to increase awareness of the environmental benefits of the Trail and encourage its use as an alternative transportation choice.

Esri Esri Canada

Esri Canada, a leading GIS software company, has generously donated resources for the development of a state-of-the-art mapping system for the Trail. Using the most advanced interactive technology, it allows trail users to see exactly what kind of terrain and trail conditions they can expect on every section of the Trail. This promises to make the Trail more accessible to the ever growing number of trail users.

Chapter 150

This circle of influential and visionary leaders will help us connect the Trail and all Canadians.

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Photos from the Trail

Photo by: François Peletier - Parks Canada
Trail: Banff Legacy Trail