News and Media
May 31st, 2012
Celebrate International Trails Day with the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo in Fort McMurray, Alberta. On Saturday, June 2nd from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m., join us at Doug Barn’s Cabin (aka. the Birchwood Cabin) on the Birchwood Trails. There will be a family-friendly activities (free of charge!) including a scavenger hunt and a barbeque. [...]
May 16th, 2012
Elliott Simpson and Jarett Pichler, two intrepid young men from Toronto, ON began a journey home on May 1st – by bike, from St. John’s, Newfoundland, along the route of the Trans Canada Trail. Elliott is 18 years old and will begin his post-secondary education at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland this September. Jarett, [...]
May 15th, 2012
Our very own Jane Murphy, National Director of Trail, visited the settlement of Otterburne, 50 kilometres south of Winnipeg, to ring in spring with the Manitoba Recreational Trails Association, as it held its Annual General Meeting and Spring Workshop during the weekend of April 21-22. With thoughts of spring cleaning, trail maintenance was an important [...]
May 11th, 2012
Trails B.C. stayed away from the usual suspects this year and hosted its Annual General Meeting in Pemberton, a village of 2200 just north of Whistler. As a member community of the Sea to Sky Corridor, Pemberton greets many of the thousands of hikers and cyclists who enjoy the region’s extensive network of trails year [...]
May 10th, 2012
On March 31, 2012, the Saskatchewan Trails Association took advantage of its Annual General Meeting to discover an acreage nestled within the Qu’Appelle Valley just west of the town of Lumsden, population 1,600. From this green segment of the Trans Canada Trail northwest of Regina, the STA discussed the Trans Canada Trail’s involvement in [...]
Path of the Paddle
Trans Canada Trail Ontario hosts Community Information Sessions to showcase the "Path of the Paddle" project: a Tourism Destination Product in northwestern Ontario (June 29, 2012)
- Press release (pdf)
Go the Greenway
Trans Canada Trail launches greenways campaign (June 21, 2012)
- Website: Greenway.TCTrail.ca
- Newsletter dispatch (pdf)
Trans Canada Trail and Environment Canada-Biosphere launch BioKit (Oct. 13, 2011)
- BioKit (pdf)
Tribute to Dr. Camu
The Trans Canada Trail honours founder Dr. Pierre Camu (June 2, 2010)
- Redirect to CNW Matthews
In the news
- The Globe and Mail's National Philanthropy Day special (November 15, 2012) featured the Trans Canada Trail on pages 2 and 5. (pdf)
- MacLean’s (via the Canadian Press) mentions the Trans Canada Trail as a priority in its September 24, 2012 article, MPs say Ottawa needs to-do list for Canada’s 150th birthday.
- Canadian Geographic (July/August 2012) features the Path of the Paddle, a 900-km water route on the Trans Canada Trail, in Path of the Paddle: A wild new canoe link on the Trans Canada Trail (pdf), by Hap Wilson, or redirect to Canadian Geographic website.
- The Globe and Mail special information feature (June 29, 2012): Countdown to 2017 (pdf)
- Via Rail's Destinations magazine features the Trans Canada Trail (June 2012): Once There Were Rails (pdf)
- YorkU Magazine's Summer 2012 edition features Pierre Lassonde, a Trans Canada Trail Foundation board member, in Heart of Gold (pdf)
- Journal de Montréal (May 5 2012): Le sentier Transcanadien, un parcours de découvertes (pdf, French only)
- Ottawa Life Magazine (May-June 2012): The Natural: Laureen Harper talks family, fitness and Canadian Pride (pdf)
- National Geographic: Journeys of a Lifetime (pdf)
- Rails to Trails (Winter 2012): Canadian Spirit: The Trans Canada Trail (pdf)
- The Globe and Mail special information feature (July 1, 2011): Your Trail. Your Journey. (pdf)
- Parents Canada (June/July 2011) presents Happy Trails To You (pdf), a guide to exploring the Trans Canada Trail with children.
- Julie Brouard, communications director, talks about the Trail's 20th anniversary and the plan for the next five years on Les samedis du monde on Radio-Canada (July 7, 2012): Redirects to Radio-Canada (French only)
- Deborah Apps, president and CEO of the Trail, and Barb Trainor of Island Trails talk about PEI's trails and their goals on the island (May 24, 2012): Redirects to CBC Radio
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