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TCT’s first Champion Premier: PEI’s Robert Ghiz

July 17th, 2014

More and more of Canada’s leaders are getting behind the Trans Canada Trail and its bold goal to fully connect the country’s national Trail and Canadians by 2017, Canada’s 150th birthday. For the first time ever, TCT can count on the support of its very first Champion Premier, the Honourable Robert Ghiz, Premier of the […]


Trail development well underway in Greater Sudbury

June 27th, 2014

Once a temporary camp for transient railway workers, Greater Sudbury is now a bustling metropolis lauded for its environmental efforts.In keeping with its success at rehabilitating local lakes and regreening surrounding lands, the region is hard at work at completing a 93-kilometre section of the Trans Canada Trail. To that end, the TCT team was […]


Way to go, Canadian youth!

June 20th, 2014

Part of TCT’s mission is education: deepening awareness of Canada’s history, culture and natural heritage. So TCT is a proud partner of the Canada Day Challenge, presented by the Department of Canadian Heritage. Every year, students from across the country take up the challenge to discover what makes this country a truly special place, by […]


Governor General of Canada and Mrs. Sharon Johnston enjoy PEI’s Confederation Trail

June 20th, 2014

Last Sunday, Trail lovers in Prince Edward Island were treated to a visit by two of the Trans Canada Trail’s most passionate supporters. Their Excellencies the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, and Mrs. Sharon Johnston joined TCT President & CEO Deborah Apps, alongside recently elected President of Island Trails Cathy Schaap, with […]


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 […]


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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Photo by: Rossburn Subdivision Trail Association
Trail: Sunset on Sandy Lake (Rossburn Subdivision Trail)