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Suggested Day Hikes in British Columbia

April 1st, 2016

Beginning in 2008, when Richard Long first dipped his toe in the Pacific Ocean at kilometre 0 of the TCT, Rick spent his following summer vacations hiking on the TCT across British Columbia with his family. The business professor at the University of Saskatchewan set a goal to traverse all seven of B.C.’s mountain ranges—the […]


Young Canadians: put down your phones and get on the TCT!

March 31st, 2016

By: Jasmine Brown, TCT Youth Committee Chair New Year, New Committee It was the dark of night in Ontario, a cold, unforgiving evening in Alberta, and a damp, cloudy afternoon in British Columbia, when a young group of nature loving trailblazers gathered across Canada to discuss a matter of grave interest to them all – […]


5 Things You May Not Know About British Columbia

March 31st, 2016

What is the highest mountain in British Columbia? Although Mount Fairweather (4,671 m) and Mount Quincy Adams (4,150 m), which straddle the border with the Unites States between Alaska and British Columbia are taller, Mount Waddington (4,019 metres) is the highest peak that lies entirely within British Columbia. How many islands are located within British […]


Laureen Harper joins Chapter 150 Campaign Cabinet

March 24th, 2016

The Trans Canada Trail Foundation is delighted to announce that beginning in March 2016, Laureen Harper joins the TCT’s Chapter 150 Campaign as an active volunteer member of the Campaign Cabinet, a circle of devoted volunteers helping the TCT garner support from all of Canada’s modern-day nation builders to achieve full trail connection by Canada’s […]


Five Things You May Not Know About Nova Scotia

March 8th, 2016

Nova Scotia is described as Canada’s Ocean Playground on the provincial vehicle-licence plate because it is surrounded by four major bodies of water. Name them! The Gulf of Saint Lawrence to the north, the Bay of Fundy to the west, the Gulf of Maine to the southwest, and Atlantic Ocean to the east. What does […]


Yukon Achieves a Trans Canada Trail Connection Milestone

February 27th, 2016

In late February 2016, the TCT proudly celebrated the Yukon’s Trail connection milestone, in excellent company! The Yukon became Canada’s third province or territory—after Newfoundland & Labrador and Prince Edward Island—to reach this milestone. This achievement was marked at the Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous Festival, the territory’s renowned annual winter festival, where CIBC also officially unveiled […]


News You Can Use!

February 1st, 2016

So, thinking about beautiful Nova Scotia as your next destination for a Trans Canada Trail adventure? Here you will find valuable practical information about entering Canada, customs and travel information for air, sea, land or rail logistics for travelers departing from across Canada, the United States or abroad. CLICK HERE 


My Canadian Journey on the TCT: Nova Scotia

February 1st, 2016

One woman’s fitness plan has become a quest to walk the entire Trans Canada Trail…without having to leave the province of Nova Scotia. Meet Jane Maddin, who is using the Trans Canada Trail to walk across Canada-virtually. The retired library technician from Truro has been logging her daily walks for the past three years (both […]


TCT Investments

February 1st, 2016

Every month, the TCT grants committee reviews project proposals from across Canada requesting strategic support for TCT building, development or enhancements. The TCT is proud to announce it will provide funding support for the Shubenacadie River Water Route in Nova Scotia which will become a part of the TCT in 2016. In an area known […]


An Exceptional Volunteer

February 1st, 2016

He’s a hiker, a biker, a runner, a financier and a Nova Scotia trail blazer who has made a formidable voluntary and financial contribution to the development of the Trans Canada Trail (TCT) in the Atlantic region since 2001. He is also a devoted family man and, co-CEO of Oxford Frozen Foods, the world’s largest […]


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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Photo by: Jeannette Klein
Trail: Kananaskis Country Park