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 73% complete, the Trail is more than 16,800 kilometres long connecting the Atlantic, Pacific and Arctic coasts. Comprised of locally-managed segments, the Trail is within 30 minutes of more than 80% of Canadians and runs through or near 1,000 communities.
The Trans Canada Trail provides a myriad of benefits:
- Health & Well Being – inspiring Canadians of all ages to be active and keep fit
- Environment – preserving green space, promoting conservation and encouraging active transportation
- Education – helping to educate and inform individuals of all ages about Canada’s history, culture and biodiversity
- Economic Development – promoting tourism, and contributing to economic growth in large and small communities
The Trans Canada Trail – A gift from Canadians to Canadians