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Q & A with an Official TCT Partner (NS): Vanda Jackson , Executive Director, Nova Scotia Trails Federation

February 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? VJ: Here in Nova Scotia our local trail partners are working […]


Five Things You May Not Know About The Yukon

January 28th, 2016

Where Does The Name Whitehorse Come From? Whitehorse, Yukon’s capital city, is named after the historic rapids on the Yukon River, which were said to resemble the flowing manes of charging white horses. What Is a “Sourdough”? Sourdough bread was a crucial means of survival for miners living in the harsh conditions of the Gold […]


News You Can Use!

January 1st, 2015

Looking for pointers on cold-weather dressing for your next adventure in Canada’s northern territories? Yukoner Frank Turner, the iconic top musher who competed in The Yukon Quest, the annual 1,000 mile international sled dog race between Yukon and Alaska for 24 years, shares his secrets: Comfort and safety are essential. Look for function, not fashion. […]


A Great Canadian Volunteer Clears the Trail!

January 1st, 2015

For Trans Canada Trail volunteer and Trail user Harris Cox, grooming the local snowmobile trails in and around Whitehorse every winter is about caring for his community. “The Trail is multi-use, you can walk it, ski it, jog it, and I see parents with strollers, too. It’s got something for everyone,” Harris says. Harris tends […]


My Canadian Journey: Destination Yukon!

January 1st, 2015

“Depending on the time of day, the Ogilvie Mountains shimmer pink, cream, beige and even blue,” recalled Annika Wichter, describing the view from her bicycle on the Trans Canada Trail (TCT) in the Yukon. “It’s breathtaking. Being on a bicycle lets you really savour the colours.” Annika and her fiancé, Roberto Gallegos, were four years […]


Q& A With TCT’s Official Partner in the Yukon: Meet Mark Daniels

January 1st, 2015

Who better to discuss the Trans Canada Trail (TCT) in the Yukon than the president of the Klondike Snowmobile Association (KSA)—the official partner of the TCT in the territory? President Mark Daniels and his fellow volunteers maintain 600 kilometres of trail year round. That includes approximately 200 kilometres of the TCT. Here, Daniels chats with […]


Joining forces with the Royal Canadian Geographical Society

December 8th, 2015

The Trans Canada Trail (TCT) tells the story of Canada. TCT traces the paths first travelled by Aboriginal people, explorers and settlers, recalling Canada’s inspiring journey – a story of brave discovery and dedicated nation building. One of TCT’s goals in connecting our national Trail in time for Canada’s 150th in 2017 is to provide a […]


Final gap connected in Peterborough TCT

December 8th, 2015

Peterborough is located about 125 kilometres northeast of Toronto and is known as the gateway to the Kawarthas, a large recreational region of Ontario and a fitting location for the Trans Canada Trail (TCT). On November 10, the final 1.8-kilometre link of the TCT between the City of Peterborough and the nearby Village of Hastings […]


Small community has big plans for the Trail

December 8th, 2015

The Town of Mulgrave sits on the edge of the Strait of Canso in Guysborough County, Nova Scotia, roughly 300 kilometres east of Halifax, and is home to about 800 residents who now have a brand new stretch of the Trans Canada Trail (TCT) to call their own. On October 24, 2015, TCT and its […]


Manitoba makes a major investment in the Trail

November 10th, 2015

This past November, the Government of Manitoba committed to contributing $800,000 to the development of the TCT in the province, in an effort to help ensure full connection by 2017. TCT Champion and Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger made the announcement at a press conference held in the legislative building in Winnipeg, accompanied by TCT Foundation […]


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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