For a project of this scope and magnitude to succeed, it must have the support of Canadians from all walks of life and every level of society. Hundreds of local trail organizations are helping us make history and build the Trans Canada Trail.
We are honoured to work with over 400 local trail groups, municipalities and conservation authorities that build and manage the local sections of the Trail. The local trail builders are, without doubt, the lifeblood of the Trail. They do everything from planning trail routes, raising funds, clearing brush, installing bridges, securing permits, putting up signs, running events and encouraging people to get out and enjoy the Trail.
To find out more about becoming a local trail builder please contact one of the Provincial or Territorial organizations below.
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Provincial and Territorial partners
The Trans Canada Trail is represented by Provincial and Territorial organizations in every region. These organizations work at the regional and local levels to ensure the Trail is planned and built according to the needs and desires of local communities.
To find trail organizations in your area, select your province or territory from the drop-down menu.
Linda Strong-Watson, Executive Director
Local: (780) 422-7150
Toll free: (877) 987-2457
Trans Canada Trail
Clive Webber, Trail Coordinator, British Columbia
Office: (250) 999-2366
Mobile: (250) 888-0951
Manitoba Recreational Trails Association (MRTA)
Elise Finnigan, Executive Director (Maternity leave replacement)
Tel: (204) 786-2688
Fax: (204) 945-1365
New Brunswick Trails Council Inc.
Poul Jorgensen, Executive Director
Toll free: (800) 526-7070
Newfoundland and Labrador
Newfoundland T'Railway Council
Terry Morrison, Executive Director
Tel: (709) 256-8833
Mobile: (709) 424-2281
NWT Recreation and Parks Association (NWTRPA)
Geoff Ray, Executive Director
Tel: (867) 669-8380
Fax: (867) 669-6791
Nova Scotia Trails Federation
Vanda Jackson, Executive Director
Tel: (902) 425-5450 ext. 325
Fax: (902) 425-5606
Nunavut Parks and Special Places
Cameron DeLong, Manager of Planning and Operations
Tel: (867) 975-7725
Fax: (867) 975-7747
Trans Canada Trail Ontario
Melissa Pomeroy, General Manager
Prince Edward Island
Doug Murray, Trans Canada Trail Representative
Tel: (902) 569-2634
Fax: (902) 569-1798
Conseil québécois du sentier Transcanadien
Richard Senécal, TCT Regional Coordinator
Tel: (450) 774-0597
Saskatchewan Trails Association
Jo-Ann Carignan Vallee, Regional Trail Coordinator
Tel: (306) 642-4298
Mobile: (306) 640-7208
A Greenways vision
Since its founding, the TCT's vision has been a trail stretching from coast to coast to coast. A trail for the enjoyment of hikers/walkers, cyclists, horseback riders and, more recently, canoeists and kayakers in summer, and cross country skiers, snowshoers and snowmobilers in winter.
In March 2009, the TCT Board reaffirmed this vision, in Greenways: Vision and Core Principles. This document states the organization's commitment to developing, as a priority, a Greenway trail that promotes non-motorized uses in summer, and skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling in winter.