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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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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

- Website: Greenway.TCTrail.ca

 

BioKit

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, 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

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

October 2012 PSA, featuring outstanding Canadian athletes and Olympians

 

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Photo by: Jeannette Klein
Trail: Kananaskis Country Park