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Trans Canada Trail welcomes the North Star Trail!

June 14th, 2012

      On International Trails Day 2012, the Trans Canada Trail team was thrilled to welcome the North Star Trail in British Columbia as its latest addition. TCT President and CEO Deborah Apps was on hand to unveil the Trail plaque on the Wycliffe, North Star Trail Bridge with a number of individuals who were [...]


A bike ride on the Slocan Valley Rail Trail in BC

June 11th, 2012

The Slocan Valley Rail Trail held its AGM and celebrated International Trails Day on  June 3  with a bike tour of the north section of the trail. Deborah Apps, President and CEO of Trans Canada Trail was along for the tour and thoroughly enjoyed it.  The TCT is working with the SVRT to make this wonderful trail [...]


You’re invited…To a celebration of the NorthStar Rail 2 Trail between Cranbrook & Kimberley, BC

June 2nd, 2012


Winnipeg, MB has something for everyone on International Trails Day

June 2nd, 2012

The countdown is on! We’re five sleeps away from June 2nd – the day set aside to celebrate Trails. We’ll be posting event details right here throughout the week, as well as on Facebook, Twitter, and our Interactive Map. So stay tuned…and set aside some time this Saturday to explore and discover your local trails! [...]


Musquodoboit Harbour, Port Hood, Judique & New Glasgow among Nova Scotia communities celebrating International Trails Day

June 2nd, 2012

Mosquodoboit Harbour Fun-For-the-Family Bike ‘n Walk Outing When: Saturday, June 2, 2012 from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM Where: Meet at Musquodoboit Harbour, N.S. – Park Rd parking lot, behind the arena. Bring: Water, snacks & fruit, proper gear, as well as bug dope! Cycling Route: We suggest going – as a maximum – as [...]


International Trails Day in New Brunswick

June 2nd, 2012

The New Brunswick Trails Council has compiled a list of fun activities happening across the province on June 2nd. Check out the great options for celebrating trails in a community near you! Moncton/Riverview/Dieppe What: Community Walk/Run/Roll/Bike When and where: June 2nd, 2012 Departure time is 10:00 a.m. at the following locations: Moncton – Event Zone next [...]


Northern Ontario International Trails Day

June 1st, 2012

There’s a lot of Trans Canada Trail activity in Ontario’s North and near-North: the development of the Kinghorn Trail from Thunder Bay to Nipigon; planning the Path of the Paddle water route from Pigeon River to Manitoba; and developing a plan to connect North Bay and Sudbury. This is an exciting time for us and [...]


Fort McMurray, AB celebrates International Trails Day with a scavenger hunt and barbeque

May 31st, 2012

Celebrate International Trails Day with the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo in Fort McMurray, Alberta. On Saturday, June 2nd from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m., join us at Doug Barn’s Cabin (aka. the Birchwood Cabin) on the Birchwood Trails. There will be a family-friendly activities (free of charge!) including a scavenger hunt and a barbeque. [...]


Cycle Trans Canada: Toronto youths on a 3,000 km journey to raise funds for the Trail

May 16th, 2012

Elliott Simpson and Jarett Pichler, two intrepid young men from Toronto, ON began a journey home on May 1st – by bike, from St. John’s, Newfoundland, along the route of the Trans Canada Trail. Elliott is 18 years old and will begin his post-secondary education at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland this September. Jarett, [...]


The Trail welcomes spring – and an innovative maintenance program – in Manitoba

May 15th, 2012

Our very own Jane Murphy, National Director of Trail, visited the settlement of Otterburne, 50 kilometres south of Winnipeg, to ring in spring with the Manitoba Recreational Trails Association, as it held its Annual General Meeting and Spring Workshop during the weekend of April 21-22. With thoughts of spring cleaning, trail maintenance was an important [...]


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

- 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: Manitoba Recreational Trail Association
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