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One of the “greatest hikes in Canada” is getting even better

November 7th, 2013

  The Meewasin Valley Trail, named one of the “Top 10 Greatest Hikes In Canada” by Readers Digest, is getting better and longer.   Trans Canada Trail and PotashCorp were delighted to announce significant funding towards expanding this trail system on Oct. 17, during a sod-turning ceremony to officially launch the construction of a new […]


Trans Canada Trail proud supporter of Meewasin Trails Day

June 13th, 2013

  Meewasin Trail in Saskatoon celebrated Trails Day with not one, but two activity-filled days, proudly supported by the Trans Canada Trail. On Friday, May 31 and Saturday, June 1, students, organizations, groups and individual Trail enthusiasts walked, ran and rolled the Meewasin Trail, which travels through Saskatoon for more than 13 kilometres along the […]


Green acres host the Saskatchewan Trails Association’s AGM

May 10th, 2012

  On March 31, 2012, the Saskatchewan Trails Association took advantage of its Annual General Meeting to discover an acreage nestled within the Qu’Appelle Valley just west of the town of Lumsden, population 1,600. From this green segment of the Trans Canada Trail northwest of Regina, the STA discussed the Trans Canada Trail’s involvement in […]


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 […]


Saskatchewan Talks Trail – Inaugural Symposium Draws Community Group Leaders

October 3rd, 2008

The inaugural Saskatchewan Trails Symposium, designed to assist participants to develop a provincial trails strategy, was held in Regina on September 19th and 20th. The two-day event attracted high-profile guests from within and outside of the province. Regina Mayor Pat Fiacco and the Honourable Bill Hutchinson, Minister of Municipal Affairs addressed the delegates; noted trail […]


June 7 Marks First-Ever Saskatchewan Trails Day

June 6th, 2008

The Saskatchewan Trails Association (STA) has announced that the first-ever Saskatchewan Trails Day will take place on Saturday, June 7, 2008. The day will celebrate the beauty and the benefits of the Trans Canada Trail and the numerous other recreational trails in the province, with a focus on tourism, healthy lifestyles, and the conservation of […]


At long last, a Yorkton marker

September 11th, 2007

The official opening of the Yorkton Trans Canada Trail pavilion will be held on Wednesday, September 19th at noon. You don’t have to bring your lunch because the Scouts will be on hand, selling hot dogs and drinks. So, head on over to Logan Green Park at the south end of Tupper next Wednesday. Check […]


Pelicans in Saskatchewan – who knew?

May 16th, 2007

This and six other wonders of the world’s breadbasket may well prompt you to pay a visit this summer. I thought Saskatchewan was flat. Apparently, the province’s Cypress Hills boast the highest point of land between Labrador and the Rockies. And the Trans Canada Trail goes right through the Cypress Hills Provincial Park. Back to […]


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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