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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 […]


Honouring the past and celebrating the future in the Trail Capital of Canada

November 10th, 2015

On September 26, passionate Trail volunteers and supporters gathered at the Uxbridge Trestle Bridge to celebrate its official reopening, as a restored stretch of the TCT in Uxbridge, Ontario. Valerie Pringle, TCT Foundation co-chair, attended the event and marvelled at the history of the structure, which was originally built in 1872 by the Toronto-Nipissing Railway. […]


Investing in improved Trail in Newfoundland & Labrador

November 2nd, 2015

On Sunday, October 25, our National Director of Trail, Jane Murphy, welcomed the Hon. Paul Davis, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, to the Town of Paradise, NL, for a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the official re-opening of a newly upgraded section of the Grand Concourse Trail. Premier Davis–who is also the local Member of the House […]


Celebrating Saskatchewan

November 2nd, 2015

The TCT Board of Directors met in Regina on October 22 and hosted a reception to thank our many partners in Saskatchewan for their amazing work in the recent success of Trail development in the province: from 34% to 71% connection in one year! An estimated 40 people attended the reception, against the backdrop of […]


$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 […]


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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