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It takes a community to build a Trail

June 19th, 2014

The Saskatoon area is said to have been inhabited for at least 8,000 years. So it comes as no surprise that the city is brimming with a rich culture and history, and many attractions for locals and visitors alike to enjoy, including a section of the Trans Canada Trail, which will soon connect two of the […]


For Sarah McCauley and Oskar Nowicki, life is too short not to blaze Trail

June 6th, 2014

Many people struggle to find the time and motivation in a day to get outside for a few minutes’ exercise, so undertaking a journey of 24,000 kilometres–as TCT ambassador Dana Meise has done–might seem downright crazy. But it turns out his hike has inspired other like-minded adventurers to follow in his footsteps…literally! “Sometimes we just […]


Blazing Trail in Canada’s rugged North: Dana Meise’s latest adventure on the TCT

June 3rd, 2014

April 29, 2014 After midnight Trans Canada Trail, somewhere between Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta and Inuvik, Northwest Territories “… I’m sure it was a bear, and it was really close… please read on…” And Dana Meise’s friends, family and Facebook followers do indeed read on, often commenting, sometimes aghast, at stories that begin like this one, […]


Valerie Pringle announces Trail-building project in North Bay, Ontario

June 3rd, 2014

Valerie Pringle is not shy about her dream for the Trans Canada Trail. She often tells people that when it is fully connected, she wants to take a picture from space, with people stretching from coast to coast to coast, shining their flashlights up into the night sky. It’s a bold dream, almost as audacious […]


Canadian municipal leaders, visit booth #122 at the FCM conference from May 29 to 31 in Niagara Falls

May 28th, 2014

Trans Canada Trail will have an exhibitor’s booth at the Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ (FCM) Annual Conference this week at the Scotiabank Convention Centre in Niagara Falls. From May 29-31, please drop by booth # 122 where TCT representatives will be on hand to talk about the benefits of the TCT and our organization’s bold goal […]


Dana Meise inspires We Day participants with real-life action story

April 29th, 2014

Intrepid hiker, passionate Canadian and Trans Canada Trail ambassador, Dana Meise, received a lively response from 16,000 young Canadians during his presentation at National We Day at the Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa on April 9, 2014. The enthusiastic audience of socially-engaged teens cheered and waved sparklers as Meise talked about the benefits of nature […]


Nova Scotia TCT supporters plan for 2017

April 4th, 2014

Passionate Trans Canada Trail volunteers and supporters from across Nova Scotia gathered at the Gaelic College in St. Anns March 21-22 to assist NS Trails in finalizing plans for the Trans Canada Trail (TCT) route through the province. Deborah Apps, TCT president & CEO, attended the event and thanked the attendees for their efforts to connect […]


TCT’s 2017 connection strategy seeks help from Saskatchewan municipalities

March 21st, 2014

Connecting the Trail across Saskatchewan’s magnificent landscape is an important priority for the Trans Canada Trail, but it is also a challenge. With the province’s vast agricultural lands and dispersed rural communities, recreational trails have not, traditionally, been high priority beyond cities and parks. But this is changing thanks to the growing recognition of TCT’s […]


Government of Canada invests in Trail completion

January 10th, 2014

Matching funds will help bridge remaining gaps in time for Canada 150 Celebrations The spectacular Kinsol Trestle on Vancouver Island was a fitting location for the recent Government of Canada event, where Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced funding that will help bridge remaining Trail gaps and connect Canadians from coast to coast to coast in […]


Long-distance hiker fulfils dream of hiking Trail from coast to coast

December 17th, 2013

With his arrival at Clover Point, Victoria on Thursday, December 17, intrepid hiker and passionate Canadian, Dana Meise, fulfilled a childhood dream of exploring Canada. After hiking for nearly six years and clocking over 16,000 kilometres–equivalent to walking across Canada twice–Dana Meise happily waded, boots and all, into the Pacific Ocean to mark his achievement. […]


The Trans Canada Trail celebrates connection on Prince Edward Island

The Trans Canada Trail and the Province of Prince Edward Island are thrilled to announce the full connection of the Province’s portion of the Trans Canada Trail, known as the Confederation Trail. Prince Edward Island is the second province to connect its section of the TCT.

Press release (pdf)

Honorary section of Trail at Rideau Hall and 24 Sussex

A new honorary section of Trans Canada Trail was officially unveiled on the grounds of Rideau Hall and 24 Sussex by Their Excellencies the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, and Mrs. Sharon Johnston, TCT Patrons, and Mrs. Laureen Harper, Honorary Chair of the TCT Chapter 150 Campaign. (May 24, 2013)

- Press release (pdf)


Path of the Paddle

Trans Canada Trail Ontario hosts Community Information Sessions to showcase the "Path of the Paddle" project: a Tourism Destination Product in northwestern Ontario (June 29, 2012)

- Press release (pdf)


Go the Greenway

Trans Canada Trail launches greenways campaign (June 21, 2012)

- Press release (pdf) or redirect to CNW Matthews

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Trans Canada Trail and Environment Canada-Biosphere launch BioKit (Oct. 13, 2011)

- Press release (pdf) or redirect to CNW Matthews

- BioKit (pdf)


Tribute to Dr. Camu

The Trans Canada Trail honours founder Dr. Pierre Camu (June 2, 2010)

- Redirect to CNW Matthews

- BioKit (pdf)


Tribute to Dr. Camu

The Trans Canada Trail honours founder Dr. Pierre Camu (June 2, 2010)

- Redirect to CNW Matthews

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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