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Olsa Jane Holt (Pam) Dunn — 1924 – 2008

August 26th, 2008

The Trans Canada Trail is sad to report the passing of long-time Trail supporter, Pam Dunn. Philanthropist. Wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Passionate Canadian and proud Quebecker. Professional volunteer. Equestrian, hiker, swimmer, runner. Role model. This elegant, energetic woman wore many hats throughout a life marked by commitment, tenacity, and compassion. Born in Montreal in [...]


Singer/songwriter Bill Hamilton records Trans Canada Trail tune

August 13th, 2008

Visit Bill’s website to listen to “Trans Canada Trail”, one of twelve original songs on “Field and Shield”, his first CD. A talented songwriter, Bill has seamlessly worked unwieldy words like intergovernmental and transcontinental into this upbeat celebration of the longest recreational trail in the world. Mr. Hamilton performed the song at this year’s Annual [...]


La Route Verte: The Long Road to Becoming an International Destination

August 8th, 2008

Following in the footsteps (or, rather, the tire tracks) of Denmark’s national cycle routes, Britain’s National Cycle Network, and the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy in the United States, Québec’s Route Verte is the longest bicycle network in North America, covering over 4,000 kilometres and traveling through more than 320 municipalities. Read the full article by Jay Istvanffy [...]


Official opening of 65 kilometres of Trail in the Mauricie region of Quebec

August 6th, 2008

Richard Senécal, Coordinator of the Trans Canada Trail in Quebec discusses the brand new “sentier Pégase” in an interview with CBC Radio host Tim Balfour on the program Quebec a.m.  Ten years in the making, this 65 kilometre trail will support 3 activities – horseback riding, hiking and, in the winter, cross-country skiing. Running between [...]


Second Newfoundland & Labrador pavilion opened in Gander

August 4th, 2008

A small but enthusiastic crowd of about 25 people braved grey skies and threatening clouds to attend the official opening of Newfoundland’s second Trans Canada Trail pavilion in Gander on August 1. Gander Mayor Claude Elliott, along with MP Scott Simms, MHA Kevin O’Brien and T’Railway Council President Jamie Warren, brought greetings and thanked donors [...]


The Trans Canada Trail celebrates connection on Prince Edward Island

The Trans Canada Trail and the Province of Prince Edward Island are thrilled to announce the full connection of the Province’s portion of the Trans Canada Trail, known as the Confederation Trail. Prince Edward Island is the second province to connect its section of the TCT.

Press release (pdf)

Honorary section of Trail at Rideau Hall and 24 Sussex

A new honorary section of Trans Canada Trail was officially unveiled on the grounds of Rideau Hall and 24 Sussex by Their Excellencies the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, and Mrs. Sharon Johnston, TCT Patrons, and Mrs. Laureen Harper, Honorary Chair of the TCT Chapter 150 Campaign. (May 24, 2013)

- Press release (pdf)


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)

- Press release (pdf) or redirect to CNW Matthews

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Trans Canada Trail and Environment Canada-Biosphere launch BioKit (Oct. 13, 2011)

- Press release (pdf) or redirect to CNW Matthews

- BioKit (pdf)


Tribute to Dr. Camu

The Trans Canada Trail honours founder Dr. Pierre Camu (June 2, 2010)

- Redirect to CNW Matthews

- 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

Published features

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

- 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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Photos from the Trail

Photo by: Douglas Gibb
Trail: Whitehorse Copper Trail