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Alberta

Sad goodbye to the Honourable Peter Lougheed

September 20th, 2012

The Trans Canada Trail team was deeply saddened to learn of the death of former Alberta Premier, the Honourable E. Peter Lougheed. Premier Lougheed was unquestionably devoted to the TCT and served as a Patron of the organization for many years. We were very honoured to have him open the Canmore Pavilion on June 4, […]

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Lights! Camera! Who? Mrs. Laureen Harper and Paul Brandt meet on the Trans Canada Trail in Alberta

July 11th, 2012

  The Trans Canada Trail enlisted trusted partner Shaw Media to produce two public-service announcements and a documentary earlier this year. On Monday July 9, Shaw producers and members of the TCTrail team headed to beautiful Glenbow Ranch, Alberta’s newest provincial park and a magnificent recent addition to the Trail. The First Lady of Canada, […]

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Fort McMurray, AB celebrates International Trails Day with a scavenger hunt and barbeque

May 31st, 2012

Celebrate International Trails Day with the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo in Fort McMurray, Alberta. On Saturday, June 2nd from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m., join us at Doug Barn’s Cabin (aka. the Birchwood Cabin) on the Birchwood Trails. There will be a family-friendly activities (free of charge!) including a scavenger hunt and a barbeque. […]

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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 […]

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Trans Canada Trail welcomes Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park

August 11th, 2011

We are delighted to inform you that the newly opened Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park in Alberta has received Trans Canada Trail designation. This park offers breathtaking landscapes and fascinating historical features that we are proud to now count as part of our network. (Press release is available here.) The Trans Canada Trail in Alberta, once […]

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TCT and Parks Canada Host Trail Roundtable

November 30th, 2010

From November 23-25, Trans Canada Trail and Parks Canada brought together 49 trail community stakeholders for the National Trail Leadership Roundtable. This event, held in Banff, Alberta, provided a forum to discuss the future of trail development, management and sustainability in Canada. The participants from across Canada identified common areas of agreement and challenges, and […]

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Trans Canada Trail Director to receive Peter Lougheed Award for Public Policy Leadership

August 24th, 2010

Trans Canada Trail Board Member Ron Hicks will be

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Banff Legacy Trail opens on a spectacular Rocky Mountain afternoon

July 30th, 2010

A little over a year after the announcement of its planned construction, the first section of the Banff Legacy Trail was officially opened on July 24th. Environment Minister Jim Prentice and His Royal Highness, Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex shared the ribbon-cutting duties, to the delight of local residents. Trans Canada Trail President and CEO […]

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Trans Canada Trail honours founders on International Trails Day

June 2nd, 2010

On Saturday June 5, Dr. Pierre Camu and the late William (Bill) Pratt will be honoured by the Trans Canada Trail at celebration events in Calgary AB and Gatineau QC.  The Trans Canada Trail pavilion in Calagary will be officially named the William Pratt Pavilion and the pavilion in Gatineau will be named the Dr. Pierre Camu Pavilion. […]

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New Banff trail announced

June 2nd, 2009

Trans Canada Trail’s president and CEO Deborah Apps was in Banff for the announcement of the creation of the new Banff Legacy Trail on May 19. The Honourable Jim Prentice, Canada’s Environmental Minister, announced the new 26-km recreational trail from Canmore to the Bow River Parkway will be part of the Trans Canada Trail.  The […]

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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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