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New Alberta Trail highlights Canada’s agricultural heritage

August 2nd, 2013

  A unique Trail opened in Central Alberta on June 15: The eight-kilometre Lacombe County Trail is a fully paved path stretching through rural countryside to connect the towns of Lacombe and Blackfalds, and features interpretive signage, a boardwalk and a gazebo. Trail-opening celebrations took place at the Lacombe Research Centre, a 106-year-old Agriculture Canada […]


Alberta trails damaged by flooding

July 8th, 2013

  As Albertans recover from the devastating impact of the recent flooding, the Trans Canada Trail extends its deepest condolences to everyone who was affected.   Many segments of Trail in central and southern Alberta are currently closed due to this flooding. Please get in touch with your local Trail association for more information before […]


Moving towards connection in British Columbia

July 8th, 2013

  On June 14 and 15, the BC Vision 2017 Committee had its inaugural meeting in Cranbrook, B.C.   The committee discussed a strategic plan to achieve Trail connection in the province by Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017.   The Trail is 77 per cent connected in British Columbia; the remaining gaps represent […]


Former TCT chair Sherman Olson passes

July 2nd, 2013

It is with sadness that we inform the TCT and equestrian communities of the passing of Dr. Sherman Oakley Olson on June 9, 2013 at the age of 85. Mr. Olson was the founding president of the Horse Council of BC from 1980 to 1990, and also served on the board of the Canadian Equestrian […]


New Trans Canada Trail features beautiful views of Charlevoix

July 2nd, 2013

  After intense negotiating, planning, clearing, grading and building, the seven-kilometre du Gouffre Trail in the Charlevoix region of Quebec was officially opened on Sunday, June 9. A highly skilled team of Trail builders dedicated itself to finishing this segment, which connects downtown Baie-Saint-Paul to the Trans Canada Trail. The du Gouffre Trail is a […]


Trans Canada Trail proud supporter of Meewasin Trails Day

June 13th, 2013

  Meewasin Trail in Saskatoon celebrated Trails Day with not one, but two activity-filled days, proudly supported by the Trans Canada Trail. On Friday, May 31 and Saturday, June 1, students, organizations, groups and individual Trail enthusiasts walked, ran and rolled the Meewasin Trail, which travels through Saskatoon for more than 13 kilometres along the […]


Toronto TCT a place for recreation and repair

June 7th, 2013

    Having a free, accessible place to reconnect with nature is something we take for granted if we have the resources to get away from the city when we want. But for those of us in situations where time or money is tight, an urban Trail like the segment of the TCT that runs […]


TCT volunteers celebrated for outstanding work in Manitoba

May 28th, 2013

  Longtime Trans Canada Trail volunteers Linda Morin and Ilse Ketelsen were presented with Diamond Jubilee Medals during a small ceremony that was held overlooking the Trail at the Manitoba Legislative Building in Winnipeg on May 7. Along with many other volunteers, Morin and Ketelsen have been instrumental in planning, building, signing and maintaining the […]


Honorary Trail opening at Rideau Hall and 24 Sussex a resounding success

May 27th, 2013

  A new honorary section of Trans Canada Trail was officially opened on Friday, May 24, on the grounds of Rideau Hall and at 24 Sussex by Their Excellencies the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, and Mrs. Sharon Johnston, TCT Honorary Patrons, and Mrs. Laureen Harper, Honorary Chair of the TCT Chapter […]


Peterborough residents celebrate new section of Trans Canada Trail

May 10th, 2013

  A 33-kilometre gap in the Lang-Hastings Trans Canada Trail was bridged on May 2 with the official grand opening celebrations and barbecue luncheon. The creation of this repurposed rail-trail brings our national project just a little bit closer to full connection by 2017. After years of planning and thanks to the work of nearly […]


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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