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TCT Names Nina McLachlan as National Champion

May 6th, 2016

Nina presenting her map to students in 2015 Photo: Melissa Smalley Nina is 95, a retired registered nurse and a great-grandmother who lives in White Rock, British Columbia. She has been an artist and naturalist all her life, which began on a rural farm in southern Alberta. Nina is also a keen outdoors enthusiast who […]


Celebrating ongoing TCT development in Bragg Creek, Alberta

September 29th, 2015

Passionate Trail volunteers and supporters gathered at the West Bragg Creek Recreation Area in Bragg Creek, Alberta, on September 12 to celebrate the official opening of the All Season Trail and the near completion of the West Bragg Creek Community Trail. Deborah Apps, TCT president & CEO, attended the event and thanked the attendees for […]


An Evening in Alberta

April 2nd, 2015

Photos from our Calgary Chapter 150 reception with Mrs. Laureen Harper and Paul Brandt    On October 14, 2014, Gordon and Robyn Ritchie, friends of the Trans Canada Trail, generously hosted a TCT Chapter 150 Campaign reception at their Calgary home. Click on the photo below for the full slide show. Enthusiasm was high as […]


Donor Profile: David Bissett

April 2nd, 2015

The TCT is proud to welcome philanthropist David Bissett as a Chapter 150 member.        As an avid cyclist, environmentalist and philanthropist, David Bissett is a welcome addition to the TCT Chapter 150 leadership circle.   “I’ve always been a fan of the Trans Canada Trail and want to help get it connected […]


Inter Pipeline Ltd. Supports the TCT Chapter 150 Campaign

April 1st, 2015

With a generous $1.5 M gift, Inter Pipeline will fund the connection of the TCT’s Strathcona County Trail Edmonton, Alberta.   Inter Pipeline Ltd.’s President and Chief Executive Officer, Christian P. Bayle   The TCT is proud to welcome Inter Pipeline Ltd. as a Chapter 150 member. The Alberta-based multinational’s $1.5 million donation will help […]


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: 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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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, […]


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 […]


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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