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Celebrating Saskatchewan

November 2nd, 2015

The TCT Board of Directors met in Regina on October 22 and hosted a reception to thank our many partners in Saskatchewan for their amazing work in the recent success of Trail development in the province: from 34% to 71% connection in one year! An estimated 40 people attended the reception, against the backdrop of […]


RBC Foundation Funds 3 Paddling Routes

October 6th, 2015

The TCT recognized the RBC Foundation’s generous $1M Chapter 150 donation towards the development of three signature paddling routes across Canada.


Rick Long Completes TCT Trek Across BC

September 29th, 2015

Rick Long has a “bear-banger”… and he is not afraid to use it. Long and his son Michael had been hiking a section of the Trail near Lake Cowichan when they spotted a beautiful berry patch and decided to stop for lunch. That’s when the bush started shaking, and making crunching and munching noises. To […]


Saskatoon mayor Don Atchison runs 58 kilometres for health and wellness, and the Trail

August 18th, 2015

With 22 hours, 58 kilometres, and months of training behind him, Saskatoon mayor and TCT Champion Don Atchison crossed the finish line of the very marathon he spearheaded, PotashCorp Mayor’s Marathon Day, which took place on June 21 between Whitecap Dakota First Nation and Wanuskewin Heritage Park in the Saskatoon region. “People were honking their […]


TCT Celebrates Meewasin Trail Reaching Two Milestones

June 30th, 2015

  Meewasin Valley Authority (MVA) launched the Meewasin Matters Trail Campaign in October 2013 to raise funds for extending the Meewasin Trail to Wanuskewin Heritage Park in the northwest and to Chief Whitecap Park in the southeast . And on Friday, June 5, MVA announced it reached two major milestones: achieving their fundraising campaign goal, and extending the […]


Celebrating the opening of Saskatchewan’s first water trail

June 29th, 2015

On June 6, 2015, Trans Canada Trail and Whitecap Dakota First Nation officially announced the grand opening of the Chief Whitecap Waterway, with a celebratory event in Saskatoon. The Chief Whitecap Waterway is the only water-based trail in Saskatchewan, now an official section of Canada’s national Trail, providing canoe and kayak enthusiasts a place to […]


A Marathon Push for the TCT in Saskatchewan

May 29th, 2015

On June 21, the PotashCorp Mayor’s Marathon Day in Saskatoon will bring people out to enjoy the city’s Meewasin Trail—and help fund Trans Canada Trail development in the region. Saskatoon Mayor Don Atchison made a public announcement on March 12 this year that he intends to complete a marathon on June 21, which is National Aboriginal […]


Talking Trail at the 2015 SARM convention in Saskatoon

April 4th, 2015

What does it take to build Trail? It’s an ambitious undertaking that demands the work of many hands; quite often those generously offered by municipalities. Just recently, TCT representatives got the opportunity to discuss Trail building with Saskatchewan’s rural municipal leaders at the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM) Tradeshow, which took place from March […]


It takes a community to build a Trail

June 19th, 2014

The Saskatoon area is said to have been inhabited for at least 8,000 years. So it comes as no surprise that the city is brimming with a rich culture and history, and many attractions for locals and visitors alike to enjoy, including a section of the Trans Canada Trail, which will soon connect two of the […]


TCT’s 2017 connection strategy seeks help from Saskatchewan municipalities

March 21st, 2014

Connecting the Trail across Saskatchewan’s magnificent landscape is an important priority for the Trans Canada Trail, but it is also a challenge. With the province’s vast agricultural lands and dispersed rural communities, recreational trails have not, traditionally, been high priority beyond cities and parks. But this is changing thanks to the growing recognition of TCT’s […]


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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