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$500,000 gift from Scotiabank for Trail development in New Brunswick

October 26th, 2015

On October 26, 2015, the Trans Canada Trail (TCT) was thrilled to announce a $500,000 gift from Scotiabank– funds to be matched at 50% by the Government of Canada-for a total of $750,000 in Trail-development funding for New Brunswick at Mount Allison University in Sackville, N.B. Scotiabank’s visionary gift will help the TCT complete a […]


Special Announcement in Sackville, NB, Oct 26, 2015

October 22nd, 2015

On October 26, 2015, join TCT’s Valerie Pringle and other distinguished guests-including Her Excellency Jocelyne Roy-Vienneau, Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick-for a very special announcement regarding new Trail funding and development in New Brunswick, held at the Purdy Crawford Centre for the Arts, Mount Allison University, Sackville, New Brunswick. This public event will be open to […]


RBC Foundation Funds 3 Paddling Routes

October 6th, 2015

The TCT recognized the RBC Foundation’s generous $1M Chapter 150 donation towards the development of three signature paddling routes across Canada.


TCT welcomes Scotiabank to Chapter 150 Campaign

October 6th, 2015

The TCT Campaign warmly welcomed Scotiabank as a new Chapter 150 member during an oceanfront event near Halifax, Nova Scotia, co-hosted by Megan Porter and John Risley.


Heartfelt Tribute on Cataraqui Trail, Ontario

October 6th, 2015

At a private commemoration ceremony on the Cataraqui Trail in Harrowsmith, Ontario, TCT Leadership Donors Kurt and Marianne Strobele designated a bench and an interpretive panel in honour of their friend, the late Dr. Gerald Hatch, an engineer and nation-builder.


Celebrating ongoing TCT development in Bragg Creek, Alberta

September 29th, 2015

Passionate Trail volunteers and supporters gathered at the West Bragg Creek Recreation Area in Bragg Creek, Alberta, on September 12 to celebrate the official opening of the All Season Trail and the near completion of the West Bragg Creek Community Trail. Deborah Apps, TCT president & CEO, attended the event and thanked the attendees for […]


Rick Long Completes TCT Trek Across BC

September 29th, 2015

Rick Long has a “bear-banger”… and he is not afraid to use it. Long and his son Michael had been hiking a section of the Trail near Lake Cowichan when they spotted a beautiful berry patch and decided to stop for lunch. That’s when the bush started shaking, and making crunching and munching noises. To […]


Dedicated volunteers and major funding are helping to connect the TCT in Nova Scotia

September 29th, 2015

The old saying “elbow grease will make an oak table shine” was brought vigorously to life by a group of Trail volunteers in Westville, Nova Scotia on August 22. Local community groups and volunteers organized a day of Trail-building in Acadia Park, where they rolled up their sleeves, grabbed shovels and garden rakes, and got […]


Saskatoon mayor Don Atchison runs 58 kilometres for health and wellness, and the Trail

August 18th, 2015

With 22 hours, 58 kilometres, and months of training behind him, Saskatoon mayor and TCT Champion Don Atchison crossed the finish line of the very marathon he spearheaded, PotashCorp Mayor’s Marathon Day, which took place on June 21 between Whitecap Dakota First Nation and Wanuskewin Heritage Park in the Saskatoon region. “People were honking their […]


Celebrating Pan Am / Parapan Am Games’ connection to Canada’s national Trail

August 18th, 2015

The 2015 Pan Am / Parapan Am Games were especially significant for the TCT. They took place in Canada’s largest city, and like the TCT, sought to inspire Canadians with a sense of national pride. The 2015 Games also fostered Trail development in Ontario, thanks to a major commitment from the Government of Ontario almost two […]


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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