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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. […]


One of the “greatest hikes in Canada” is getting even better

November 7th, 2013

  The Meewasin Valley Trail, named one of the “Top 10 Greatest Hikes In Canada” by Readers Digest, is getting better and longer.   Trans Canada Trail and PotashCorp were delighted to announce significant funding towards expanding this trail system on Oct. 17, during a sod-turning ceremony to officially launch the construction of a new […]


P.E.I. to complete Trans Canada Trail on Island by 2014

October 21st, 2013

  It was a momentous day on the Trail in Vernon River, P.E.I. on Oct. 8 as TCT president & CEO Deborah Apps announced $1.4-million in funding to finish connecting the Trail in the province.   The W. Garfield Weston Foundation donated $1 million to the Trail in P.E.I. and Trans Canada Trail contributed $400,000. […]


The Trans Canada Trail officially traverses Fundy National Park

October 18th, 2013

  Trans Canada Trail, Parks Canada and Sentier NB Trail proudly announced the official opening of the 33-kilometre Fundy Trail, which passes through Fundy National Park, a site of internationally recognized ecological importance, on Monday, Oct. 7.   “The Trail conveniently connects the Fundy Footpath to the Dobson Trail in New Brunswick, which is also […]


TCT’s Ontario network expands in time for the 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games

October 15th, 2013

  On Thursday, Oct. 3, the Trans Canada Trail was thrilled to attend Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne’s announcement of a Trail-building initiative that will connect the trails system in southern Ontario in time for Toronto’s 2015 Pan Am and Parapan Am Games.   Paul LaBarge, chair of the Trans Canada Trail, joined fellow speakers the […]


Mrs. Laureen Harper opens new stretch of Trans Canada Trail in Manitoba

October 8th, 2013

Trails Manitoba celebrated its 20th anniversary on Sept. 27 by officially opening an impressive 40-kilometre TCT segment on its Border to Beaches Trail.   This new section of Trans Canada Trail connects Old Pinawa Dam to Whiteshell Provincial Park and represents a major milestone in the Border to Beaches project, linking Manitoba’s Ontario border with […]


New section of TCT commemorates brave trek of Canadian heroine

September 25th, 2013

  This summer, the TCT was very proud to announce the addition of a historic Canadian route to its national network of trails. It was under a blazing summer sun in June of 1813 that Laura Secord bravely walked, hiked, stumbled and crawled 32 kilometres through difficult terrain — her sole objective to warn British […]


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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