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British Columbia

A brand new water Trail in British Columbia

June 30th, 2015

The new Sea to Sky Marine Trail—part of the Trans Canada Trail network—officially opened on Sunday, June 14, 2015 at Nexen Beach in Squamish, British Columbia amidst speeches from various dignitaries, including B.C. Lieutenant Governor Judith Guichon, MLA for West Vancouver-Sea to Sky Jordan Sturdy, Squamish Mayor Patricia Heintzman, TCT President & CEO Deborah Apps, […]


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 […]


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 […]


How to walk and swim the Trail in -30C weather

March 12th, 2013

Every year, Paola Banks conjures up a challenge to keep the citizens of the City of Fort St John, B.C., moving — especially when it gets to be -30C outside. This year, the recreation programmer chose a theme we can get behind: the Trans Canada Trail. Over the course of four months, participants are encouraged […]


Dedicated Trail Champion from British Columbia receives Diamond Jubilee Medal

February 27th, 2013

The Trans Canada Trail is pleased to announce that the vice president and southwest regional director of Trails BC, Léon Lebrun, has been awarded a Diamond Jubilee medal. B.C. Premier Christy Clark made the medal presentation at a special ceremony held at the Pan Pacific Hotel at Canada Place in Vancouver on January 31. The […]


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


It takes a village… to build a Trail

May 11th, 2012

Trails B.C. stayed away from the usual suspects this year and hosted its Annual General Meeting in Pemberton, a village of 2200 just north of Whistler. As a member community of the Sea to Sky Corridor, Pemberton greets many of the thousands of hikers and cyclists who enjoy the region’s extensive network of trails year […]


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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