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Making history in Blackfalds, Alberta

November 25th, 2014

Trail-enthusiasts in the community of Blackfalds, Alberta now have a place to rest and get some shelter from the elements while enjoying the TCT. The town’s newly built community facility, the Abbey Centre, is now home to an indoor section of the Trans Canada Trail, the first of its kind in the country. New signage […]

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Big plans ahead for Manitoba’s Crow Wing Trail

November 25th, 2014

Manitoba’s historic Crow Wing Trail stretches across 192 kilometres between the municipalities of Emerson and South Winnipeg. In the 1800s, the Crow Wing Trail was used to transport goods from the Métis Red River Settlement (present-day Winnipeg) on the Red River and the Ojibwa, Dakota and Métis Crow Wing Settlement on the Mississippi River (present-day […]

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Historic route revamped into new section of the TCT in Colinton, Alberta

November 25th, 2014

Like so many sections of the TCT across the country, the Athabasca to Colinton Trail tells a truly Canadian story. Trail partners, enthusiasts and local residents gathered on October 18 to celebrate this story at the opening ceremony of a newly completed section of the Athabasca to Colinton Trail, which traces the path of the […]

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Farming, food, horses, and the TCT

November 5th, 2014

“Being outdoors makes me feel bad.” –Said no one ever—is the slogan emblazoned on posters promoting the TCT to over 18,000 kids attending this year’s edition of the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair (RAWF) taking place in Toronto from November 7 to 16. Described as the “world’s largest indoor agricultural fair and international equestrian competition,” RAWF […]

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Dana Meise wins Arthur Award, chats with Stuart McLean

November 5th, 2014

From a phone booth on the side of the Alaska Highway in Coal River, northern British Columbia, long-distance hiker and Trans Canada Trail ambassador Dana Meise took a break from his journey across the northern leg of the TCT to chat with someone who wanted to hear all about his adventure. It was, in fact, […]

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Brand new footbridge on TCT in Thunder Bay, ON

November 5th, 2014

Located in the northwestern region of Ontario—about 700 kilometres west of Sault Ste. Marie and roughly an hour and a half from the American border with Minnesota—is the City of Thunder Bay. The TCT stretches almost 40 kilometres through the city, along pathways and city streets from north to south via Trowbridge Falls Park, where […]

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Governor General out on the Trail in Charlevoix, Quebec

November 5th, 2014

“We will remember your visit with a lot of pride,” said Charlevoix deputy reeve Dominic Tremblay to Their Excellencies, the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, and Mrs. Sharon Johnston, who helped to cut the ribbon at the opening ceremony for the newest section of the TCT in Petite-Riviere-Saint-Francois, Quebec on October 6. […]

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$460,000 for Trail development in Terrebonne, QC

November 4th, 2014

At a press conference on October 16, the City of Terrebonne announced that work on a nine-kilometre eastward extension to this network will take place over the coming months, thanks in part to a TCT contribution of nearly half a million dollars. The new route will provide Trail-users with improved amenities, including new rest areas. […]

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Talking Trail with Valerie Pringle and Deborah Apps

November 3rd, 2014

Valerie Pringle and Deborah Apps hosted a lively telephone call on September 18 with over 2,300 participants, discussing recent TCT accomplishments, including the full connection of the Trail in Prince Edward Island, as well as several Trail-opening ceremonies in Ontario, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Pringle and Apps also took the time to answer questions and ask […]

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Seniors enjoy the Trail in Stratford, P.E.I.

October 31st, 2014

While TCT representatives were in Prince Edward Island for the Connection celebrations in September, they made time to get outside on the TCT’s Confederation Trail. In doing so, TCT President & CEO Deborah Apps and TCT Vice President, CFO Lori Spence ran into a group of Trail enthusiasts from Andrews of Stratford Seniors Residence who […]

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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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