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Be a fur trader for a day in the Alberta Lakeland

April 30th, 2008

On Saturday, May 31st, the Riverland Adventure Challenge invites you to enjoy the beauty of the North Saskatchewan River Valley while celebrating the bicentennial of David Thompson. Canoe from the Fort GeorgeBuckingham House historic site for 10 km; then stretch your legs by running or walking 5 km; and finish up with a 15 km […]

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Valerie Pringle celebrates the Iron Horse Trail

February 13th, 2008

Alberta’s Iron Horse Trail is one of the signature elements of the Trans Canada Trail. It has the most beautiful Trailhead that I have seen, a magnificent iron structure designed by St. Paul town councillor Pat O’Neil and artist Rob Bonnard and built by Mr. Metal. It is also a perfect model of community and […]

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Outdoor adventurists have new tool to navigate Alberta trails

February 12th, 2008

January 21, 2008 Edmonton: People who enjoy the outdoors can now access a detailed map of trails in northeastern Alberta, thanks to a partnership between Alberta TrailNet and the Alberta government. The map shows trail locations for ATV riders, snowmobilers, hikers, skiers and other trail users. It contains interpretive information in the region, such as […]

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Alberta invests in Trail, Tourism, & Quality of life

October 22nd, 2007

October 15, 2007 World’s longest trail a step closer to completion in Alberta Edmonton… A $1.2-million investment from the Alberta government will support efforts towards completing the province’s 2,200-kilometre portion of the Trans Canada Trail. “The Trans Canada Trail is a key component of our provincial trail network,” said Hector Goudreau, Minister of Tourism, Parks, […]

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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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Photo by: François Peletier - Parks Canada
Trail: Banff Legacy Trail