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Tom Jackson talks Trail in snowy Alberta

November 25th, 2014

“You don’t have to change the whole world, you just have to change your world, and the rest will follow.” - Tom Jackson, quote featured on his website: tomjackson.ca. Beloved Canadian actor, singer, producer, and activist Tom Jackson is the latest Canadian personality to join TCT’s growing list of national Champions. Jackson had some inspiring [...]

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Making history in Blackfalds, Alberta

November 25th, 2014

Trail-enthusiasts in the community of Blackfalds, Alberta now have a place to rest and get some shelter from the elements while enjoying the TCT. The town’s newly built community facility, the Abbey Centre, is now home to an indoor section of the Trans Canada Trail, the first of its kind in the country. New signage [...]

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Historic route revamped into new section of the TCT in Colinton, Alberta

November 25th, 2014

Like so many sections of the TCT across the country, the Athabasca to Colinton Trail tells a truly Canadian story. Trail partners, enthusiasts and local residents gathered on October 18 to celebrate this story at the opening ceremony of a newly completed section of the Athabasca to Colinton Trail, which traces the path of the [...]

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Blazing Trail in Canada’s rugged North: Dana Meise’s latest adventure on the TCT

June 3rd, 2014

April 29, 2014 After midnight Trans Canada Trail, somewhere between Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta and Inuvik, Northwest Territories “… I’m sure it was a bear, and it was really close… please read on…” And Dana Meise’s friends, family and Facebook followers do indeed read on, often commenting, sometimes aghast, at stories that begin like this one, [...]

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New Alberta Trail highlights Canada’s agricultural heritage

August 2nd, 2013

  A unique Trail opened in Central Alberta on June 15: The eight-kilometre Lacombe County Trail is a fully paved path stretching through rural countryside to connect the towns of Lacombe and Blackfalds, and features interpretive signage, a boardwalk and a gazebo. Trail-opening celebrations took place at the Lacombe Research Centre, a 106-year-old Agriculture Canada [...]

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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

- 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, 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: Betty Anne Graves
Trail: Banff Legacy Trail