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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 […]


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. […]


$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. […]


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 […]


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 […]


The Earl and Countess of Wessex explore the TCT in British Columbia

October 10th, 2014

Their Royal Highnesses,  The Earl and Countess of Wessex The Trans Canada Trail is enjoyed by Canadians and visitors from all walks of life, including some noteworthy personalities such television host Rick Mercer and actress Kim Cattrall, both TCT Champions. And now we can add members of the royal family to our list of Trail […]


We moved!

October 9th, 2014

The Trans Canada Trail in Old Montreal. Credit : Old Port of Montreal, © Michel Legault The TCT’s head office is now located in Montreal’s historic Old Port district, right next to the Trans Canada Trail! Please note our new address: 321 de la Commune West Suite 300 Montréal, Québec H2Y 2E1 Phone and e-mail […]


New section of Border to Beaches Trail opens

September 25th, 2014

Credit: Maureen Barchyn When Trails Manitoba’s Border to Beaches project is complete in 2015, it will link Manitoba’s border with Ontario to the beaches of Lake Winnipeg in Grand Beach Provincial Park, via 370 kilometres of high-quality Trail. On August 31, the newest 13-kilometre section of this Trail project, located in the South Whiteshell area, was […]


Official Opening of the Frontenac K&P Trail

September 25th, 2014

Jim Paterson (Pan Am Legacy Trails Coordinator, TCT Ontario); Al MacPherson (Chair, TCT Ontario) On August 9, representatives from the government of Ontario, the Trans Canada Trail (TCT) and Frontenac County celebrated the official opening of the Frontenac K&P Trail with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and free horse-drawn wagon rides along the Trail. “This stretch of […]


A lovely day of celebrations on Prince Edward Island

September 25th, 2014

(L-R): Stratford Mayor David Dunphy; Charlottetown Mayor Clifford Lee; Prince Edward Island Premier, the Honourable Robert Ghiz; Catherine Schaap, President of Island Trails; Valerie Pringle, Co-Chair of Trans Canada Trail Foundation; Nancy Baron, Trustee of the W. Garfield Weston Foundation; the Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans; Mrs. Laureen Harper, Honorary TCT Campaign […]


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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Photo by: Douglas Gibb
Trail: McIntyre Creek