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Building Healthy Children with the Trans Canada Trail Mix

January 11th, 2007

At a time when children need to learn all about the benefits of a good diet and a healthy lifestyle, our experts recommend the Trans Canada Trail Mix — a special blend of walking, hiking, skiing, running and canoeing. Your donation can help kids get out and get active in the world’s largest outdoor gym […]

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$1 Million for Trail Development in Manitoba

January 11th, 2007

August 30, 2006 PROVINCE COMMITS $1 MILLION FOR TRANS CANADA TRAIL DEVELOPMENT IN MANITOBA PINAWA—Premier Gary Doer announced the province is committing $1 million to the Manitoba Recreational Trails Association and today is providing $500,000 to assist volunteers in their efforts to continue the construction of the Manitoba portion of the Trans Canada Trail (TCT) […]

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Le sentier Mestashibo : un sentier hors du commun

January 5th, 2007

Il donne accès ? un paysage insolite et majestueux dans un milieu naturel jusque l? inaccessible.

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Tell Us Your Story

December 31st, 2006

Welcome to the Trans Canada Trail blog! This is the place to discover the latest Trail news – from community stories to upcoming events; from trail trips to national and international press coverage. No story is too small or too local. We want to share news from across Canada and encourage you to add your […]

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The Mestachibo Trail featured on “Salut Bonjour Week-end”

November 8th, 2006

Popular Quebec broadcaster Marcel Bouchard takes a trip on the Mestachibo Trail, which runs between the whimsically-named Saint-Férreol-les-Neiges and the foot of Mount St. Anne, near Quebec City. The segment, which originally aired on September 30th, 2006, shows off the stunning scenery of the blank river. “Salut Bonjour Week-end” airs in Quebec on the TVA […]

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Happy trails to Huntsville volunteer Don McCormick

November 7th, 2006

Don McCormick considers the development of the Hunters Bay section of the Trans Canada Trail to be one of the most satisfying projects he has worked on. However, after 10 years on the Huntsville parks and recreation committee, this passionate volunteer is calling it quits to go out and enjoy the fruits of his labour. […]

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Caledon East 10th Anniversary Celebrations

October 31st, 2006

By Walter Getman & Jan Smith-Bull People from all walks of life came out on June 24th, 2006 to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the very first Trans Canada Trail Pavilion, located in Caledon East. It was an idyllic summer day – the perfect opportunity to acknowledge the commitment and generosity of Trail supporters. The […]

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Trout Creek Trestle connects Trail in Okanagan

October 31st, 2006

Project profile Province: British Columbia Trail Section: Trout Creek Trestle #1 Length: 76 m Location: Okanagan, Kettle Valley regions, next to the research centre in Summerland and Trout Creek along the Kettle Valley Railway Description: The bridge now connects former gaps along the Trail between Summerland and Penticton. It also features wheelchair ramps and paved […]

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Bronfman Trailhead sign unveiled in St. Lambert, QC

October 31st, 2006

The Trans Canada Trail celebrated a landmark occasion on June 3rd with the unveiling of the first-ever Trailhead sign in St. Lambert, Quebec. The sign, which features a large map of the Trail, shows where you are, route highlights, distance, amenities and safety information along the way. Five more Trailhead signs are currently in the […]

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Message from the Chair, Valerie Pringle

October 30th, 2006

Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote: ” Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” I’ve come to believe passionately that building Trail is one of the greatest gifts we can give this country. Trails build communities as much as the other way around. They also […]

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In the news

Published features

- 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: François Peletier - Parks Canada
Trail: Banff Legacy Trail