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TCT Names Nina McLachlan as National Champion

May 6th, 2016

Nina presenting her map to students in 2015 Photo: Melissa Smalley Nina is 95, a retired registered nurse and a great-grandmother who lives in White Rock, British Columbia. She has been an artist and naturalist all her life, which began on a rural farm in southern Alberta. Nina is also a keen outdoors enthusiast who […]


Five Things You May Not Know About The Trail

May 5th, 2016

Les Grandes Fourches Eastern-Townships Photo by: Clive Weber Q: Which province/territory will be home to the longest section of the TCT in Canada, once connected in 2017? A: Ontario Q: What percentage of the TCT is on water? A: 26% Q: Which province or territory was the first in Canada to achieve full connection of […]


TCT Connected in Haldimand County

May 5th, 2016

An event held today in Selkirk celebrated Haldimand County’s launch of its new Haldimand By-Bike Video and Cycling & Hiking Map, as well as officially opening the Waterfront Way Parkette, Trail and Bridge. In conjunction, Haldimand also celebrated the completion of the County’s York Trail on-road connections, finalizing the Trans Canada Trail in Haldimand. “It […]


Trans Canada Trail Grant Launches First Nations Tourism Program

April 20th, 2016

L to R Michael Antonietti, TD Canada Trust – Marathon, Ontario; Cameron Clark, GATT Steering Committee and TCT Board member; Tony Hanson, Biigtigong Nishnaabeg FN; Florinda Christianson: Tourism Manager, Biigtigong Nishnaabeg FN and Louis Nabigon: Biigtigong Nishnaabeg First Nation Councillor On April 20, 2016 at the Trailhead North Summit held in Marathon, Ontario, Trans Canada […]


TCT Works With First Nations Communities: TCT through Crawford Bay and Gray Creek

April 1st, 2016

Crawford Bay and Gray Creek are communities situated in the Purcell mountain range on the eastern shore of Kootenay Lake in the Southern Interior region. Currently the TCT follows Highway 3A for about 8km between these two small Kootenay villages. A newly formed trail group is now leading a project to re-route the TCT off […]


TCT Works With First Nations Communities: Sea to Sky Marine Trail

April 1st, 2016

The Sea to Sky Marine Trail is a great example of a multi-stakeholder collaboration project. It is unique because it features the only saltwater route in the Trans Canada Trail network and required four levels of government, one First Nation, two non-profit organizations and the private sector all working together. It took five years to […]


TCT Works With First Nations Communities: Cowichan Valley Trail

April 1st, 2016

Cowichan Valley Trail Located in the southern portion of Vancouver Island, the Cowichan Valley area features farms and wineries, second growth forests, small towns and aboriginal communities. An integral part of the Trans Canada Trail  (TCT), the Cowichan Valley Rail Trail is a spectacular non-motorized multi-use trail that runs from Shawnigan Lake to the Regional […]


My Canadian Journey on the TCT: British Columbia

April 1st, 2016

Hope and healing on the Trans Canada Trail: One man’s road to inner peace took him across British Columbia…twice Trevor Hodgson is an avid cyclist who hails from Kelowna, in BC’s Okanagan region, and he suffers from bipolar disorder. Also known as manic depression, bipolar depression is a mental illness characterized by severe high and […]


An Exceptional Volunteer

April 1st, 2016

Al Skucas, Trails BC Many Canadians with a passion for trails and the great outdoors are committed volunteers, spending much of their own time and energy on local trail projects. One of these volunteers is Al Skucas in Cranbrook, BC.  Al Skucas is a determined and devoted individual who made the Cranbrook to Wardner Destination […]


Q & A with TCT’s Partner in BC: Carolyn Stewart, Planner, Regional Parks, Parks & Environmental Services, Capital Regional District

April 1st, 2016

TCT: A big part of what we’re doing at the TCT is working with partners at the local level to get the TCT connected across the country by 2017, the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation. How does that play into the work you do? CS: The Capital Regional District (CRD) supports the vision of the […]


In the news

Published features

The Globe and Mail special information feature (July 4, 2015): Our Canadian Journey (pdf)

- The Globe and Mail special information feature (June 28, 2014): Our Canadian Journey (pdf)

- The Globe and Mail special information feature (June 28, 2013): What does it take to build one of the world's longest and grandest trails? Your help (pdf)

- 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.

- Ottawa Life (August 2012) features the Trans Canada Trail in Get Out There and Explore Coast-to-Coast-to-Coast (pdf)  or redirect to Ottawa Life 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.

Radio Features

- Julie Brouard, TCT's former 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 

Newsletter archives

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PSA Videos

September 2014 PSA, featuring Premier Ghiz, Julie Payette and Russ Girling

October 2013 PSA, featuring Laureen Harper, Paul Brandt and Governor General David Johnston

February 2013 PSA, featuring Laureen Harper, Paul Brandt and Governor General David Johnston


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