What We Do

Our Mission: We will promote and assist in the development and use of the Trans Canada Trail by
supporting success at the local level in the creation of this national network.

Since the Trans Canada Trail was founded in 1992, it has captured the hearts and minds of Canadians from every region and every walk of life. One of the largest volunteer efforts undertaken in Canada, it is a bold undertaking, almost as immense as Canada itself. People who love and appreciate their land and history have contributed countless hours and dollars to further its development.

The Trans Canada Trail is used by millions to experience our country’s legendary wilderness. Now 75 percent connected, the Trail is over 17,000 kilometres long, linking the Atlantic, Pacific and Arctic coasts. Comprised of locally managed segments, the Trail is within 30 minutes of more than 80 percent of Canadians and runs through or near 1,000 communities.

The Trans Canada Trail provides myriad benefits:

  • National Legacy – creating a sustainable gift for future generations
  • Health – inspiring active living and transportation
  • Environment – preserving green space and promoting conservation
  • Education – deepening awareness of Canada's history, culture and natural heritage
  • Economic Development – stimulating tourism and creating jobs

    The Trans Canada Trail – A gift from Canadians to Canadians

Chapter 150

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

Donate now

Donate now and help connect the Trail by Canada’s 150th birthday in 2017. The Government of Canada will match 50 cents of every dollar you donate!

Photos from the Trail


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