About the Trail

The Trans Canada Trail is one of the world’s longest networks of trails, developed and promoted by a non-profit registered charity.

When completed, the Trail will stretch nearly 24,000 kilometres from the Atlantic to the Pacific to the Arctic oceans, linking Canadians in close to 1,000 communities.

Today, over 17,000 kilometres of Trail have been developed. Millions of Canadians and international visitors are using the Trail to hike, cycle, ski, horseback ride, canoe and snowmobile. The Trans Canada Trail offers countless opportunities to explore Canada’s diverse landscapes and rich history.

» Featured trails

Take a closer look at these magnificent stretches of the Trans Canada Trail.

» Facts about the Trail

Get information on the past, present and future of the Trail and how you can experience it right now.

» Trail Builders

Each trail section represents the hard work and dedication of thousands of Trail Builders. Learn more about what’s involved.

Chapter 150

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

Did you know?

More than 125,000 Canadians have sponsored symbolic metres to help build the Trans Canada Trail.

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: Manitoba Recreational Trail Association
Trail: Pinawa Trail