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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 […]

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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 […]

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Fort Langley’s Golden Ears

April 10th, 2007

A plan to connect the Trans Canada Trail with a new bridge has been approved by the Langley Township council. Construction has begun on the Golden Ears Bridge, which will cross the Fraser River, providing a vital link from Langley to Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows. A photo rendering of the future, completed bridge. Spectacular […]

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Beautiful BC on Top 25 New Adventures list for 2007

January 24th, 2007

National Geographic Adventures magazine has included two British Columbia getaways on its list of World’s 25 Best New Adventures for 2007. “Cycling the Okanagan Valley” is offered by Austin-Lehman adventures of Montana and was developed with the help of the Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association and the Canadian Tourism Commission. Billed as “Multisport of Napa North” […]

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North Vancouver Pavilion Opening

January 23rd, 2007

North Vancouver Pavilion Opening Photo courtesy of David Turner. The Friendship Pavilion opening ceremonies with members of the Squamish Nation on hand to bless the totem poles. Darren Yelton, of the Coast Salish Nation, carved and later painted both totem poles. He has been carving since the age of thirteen and is a now a […]

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North Vancouver – The Friendship Pavilion

January 23rd, 2007

North Vancouver Pavilion The North Vancouver pavilion represents the partnership between the Trans Canada Trail and First Nations and Aboriginal Peoples. The two totem poles depict Grandmother and Grandfather Greeting Figures with arms outstretched, welcoming all people to the City of North Vancouver and the Trans Canada Trail. Photo courtesy of David Turner.

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New trail project for Vancouver Island

January 13th, 2007

A $1.2 million project to connect the Galloping Goose Trail with Shawnigan Lake was recently announced. When completed, this portion of the Trans Canada Trail will allow people to hike, bike, roll, or otherwise travel under their own steam between downtown Victoria and Langford, up to Shawnigan Lake and beyond. The 24 kilometre route will […]

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Nanaimo River bridge in the planning stages

January 13th, 2007

If the project, to be financed by the Regional District of Nanaimo, comes to fruition, the bridge will be the final link in making the Trail continuous in the area. A site for the bridge has not yet been determined.

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Trout Creek Trestle connects Trail in Okanagan

October 31st, 2006

Project profile Province: British Columbia Trail Section: Trout Creek Trestle #1 Length: 76 m Location: Okanagan, Kettle Valley regions, next to the research centre in Summerland and Trout Creek along the Kettle Valley Railway Description: The bridge now connects former gaps along the Trail between Summerland and Penticton. It also features wheelchair ramps and paved […]

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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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Trail: Whitehorse Copper Trail