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International Trails Day

May 3rd, 2012

Good day everyone! Are you ready for it? International Trails Day is less than one month away! Do you have any plans for the big day, June 2, 2012? We’ll be updating our blog throughout the month with events happening across the country; click on your province under the Categories tab at the top of […]


Olympic torch hand-off at Nanaimo, BC pavilion

November 2nd, 2009

Just before 7:00 pm local time on Saturday, October 31 the Olympic Torch was passed from one proud Torch bearer to the next at the Nanaimo Pavilion off Jingle Pot Road. Close to 70 spectators were on hand to witness the event under a full Hallowe’en moon. Trans Canada Trail representative Tim Hoskin, National Director […]


The new British Columbia Guidebook is here!

May 10th, 2008

Five years in the making, the Trans Canada Trail: British Columbia is a trail and outdoor guide for hikers and cyclists everywhere, at all levels of athletic ability. Painstakingly researched by Vancouver Island author/photographer Bruce Obee, the guidebook’s 24 chapters show you how to get on the Trans Canada Trail, where to eat, shop, stay […]


Myra Canyon site of TCT Challenge 2008

February 19th, 2008

Trans Canada Trail Challenge 2008 Myra Station to Penticton Trans Canada Trail Pavilion An 80-km section of the Kettle Valley Rail Trail Sunday, July 6 The following is an invitation to you and members of your group to participate in this year’s Trans Canada Trail Challenge event. Trails BC, the Myra Canyon Trestle Restoration Society, […]


The Myra Canyon Restoration Project

July 4th, 2007

A special report by Valerie Pringle, Chair of the Board I have been to the brink and it was more exciting than I could have imagined. This past May, Ken Campbell of the Myra Canyon Trestle Restoration Society and I cycled as far as anyone has gone on the Myra Canyon section of the Kettle […]


TCT Challenge 2007 – North Vancouver

May 31st, 2007

On Sunday, June 24th, the seventh edition of the TCT Challenge will be held on the Greater Vancouver North Shore. You can walk, bike, or run and the distance you travel is up to you. Each year, the event has been held along a different section of Trail to help people learn more about local […]


Victoria Half Iron race on the TCT

May 28th, 2007

The very first Suburu Victoria International Half Iron triathlon was held this past Saturday along the Trans Canada Trail in the Cowichan Valley. From the starting point in West Shawnigan Lake Park, competitors were faced with a 2-k swim, a 90-k bike ride and a 21-k run. Ow! Winners Jasper Blake (of Victoria!) and Kim […]


Shawnigan Lake Walk for Caregivers Support

May 25th, 2007

The Shawnigan Lake Community Centre will be a busy place this coming Sunday (May 27th) morning. Registration, followed by a warm up with Stasha, will begin at 7:30 to kick off the 3rd annual walk in support of the CFCSS. Participants have a choice of activities – walking, running or kayaking – and a range […]


Community Engagement: Connecting with Trail Users

May 23rd, 2007

…is the theme of the 2007 Trans Canada Trail AGM, which will be held from Friday, June 8th to Sunday, June 10th. Hosted in collaboration with Trails BC and the lovely city of North Vancouver, the indoor part of the program will take place at the Lonsdale Quay Hotel. I’m particularly excited about the choice […]


International triathlon event to use TC Trail

May 4th, 2007

The British Columbia Coast will play host to the Victoria International Half-Iron Triathlon on May 26, 2007. Combining swimming, cycling, and running, the event is expected to attract some 1,000 participants. Shawnigan Lake will be the site for the swim and the run will take place on the Trans Canada Trail. The rolling roads of […]


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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Photos from the Trail

Photo by: Douglas Gibb
Trail: Whitehorse Copper Trail