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TCT Connected in Haldimand County

May 5th, 2016

An event held today in Selkirk celebrated Haldimand County’s launch of its new Haldimand By-Bike Video and Cycling & Hiking Map, as well as officially opening the Waterfront Way Parkette, Trail and Bridge. In conjunction, Haldimand also celebrated the completion of the County’s York Trail on-road connections, finalizing the Trans Canada Trail in Haldimand. “It […]


Joining forces with the Royal Canadian Geographical Society

December 8th, 2015

The Trans Canada Trail (TCT) tells the story of Canada. TCT traces the paths first travelled by Aboriginal people, explorers and settlers, recalling Canada’s inspiring journey – a story of brave discovery and dedicated nation building. One of TCT’s goals in connecting our national Trail in time for Canada’s 150th in 2017 is to provide a […]


Final gap connected in Peterborough TCT

December 8th, 2015

Peterborough is located about 125 kilometres northeast of Toronto and is known as the gateway to the Kawarthas, a large recreational region of Ontario and a fitting location for the Trans Canada Trail (TCT). On November 10, the final 1.8-kilometre link of the TCT between the City of Peterborough and the nearby Village of Hastings […]


Honouring the past and celebrating the future in the Trail Capital of Canada

November 10th, 2015

On September 26, passionate Trail volunteers and supporters gathered at the Uxbridge Trestle Bridge to celebrate its official reopening, as a restored stretch of the TCT in Uxbridge, Ontario. Valerie Pringle, TCT Foundation co-chair, attended the event and marvelled at the history of the structure, which was originally built in 1872 by the Toronto-Nipissing Railway. […]


Heartfelt Tribute on Cataraqui Trail, Ontario

October 6th, 2015

At a private commemoration ceremony on the Cataraqui Trail in Harrowsmith, Ontario, TCT Leadership Donors Kurt and Marianne Strobele designated a bench and an interpretive panel in honour of their friend, the late Dr. Gerald Hatch, an engineer and nation-builder.


Celebrating Pan Am / Parapan Am Games’ connection to Canada’s national Trail

August 18th, 2015

The 2015 Pan Am / Parapan Am Games were especially significant for the TCT. They took place in Canada’s largest city, and like the TCT, sought to inspire Canadians with a sense of national pride. The 2015 Games also fostered Trail development in Ontario, thanks to a major commitment from the Government of Ontario almost two […]


Major support for Rouge Park in Toronto

August 18th, 2015

Not only is Canada’s first ever national urban park part of the TCT, but it’s about to get a lot bigger. On July 11, 2015, the Government of Canada announced it will contribute to the development of an additional 21 square kilometres in Rouge National Urban Park. This will increase the park’s boundaries by over […]


Trans Canada Trail welcomes $2 million gift from the TD Bank Group and the Ontario Trillium Foundation, matched by Government of Canada

June 23rd, 2015

On June 19, 2015 at Fort William Historical Park in Thunder Bay, Ontario, the TCT held an event to announce it has received a $2 million joint gift from TD Bank Group and the Ontario Trillium Foundation – funds that have been matched by the Government of Canada with another $1 million grant, for a […]


Big announcement in Thunder Bay on June 19, 2015

June 16th, 2015

We have some exciting news regarding Trail development in Northern Ontario! On June 19 2015 in Thunder Bay, Trans Canada Trail (TCT), TD Bank Group (TD) and the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) and distinguished guests—including TCT Champions Laureen Harper and Valerie Pringle— will be making an important announcement regarding a major joint contribution to its Chapter […]


Farming, food, horses, and the TCT

November 5th, 2014

“Being outdoors makes me feel bad.” –Said no one ever—is the slogan emblazoned on posters promoting the TCT to over 18,000 kids attending this year’s edition of the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair (RAWF) taking place in Toronto from November 7 to 16. Described as the “world’s largest indoor agricultural fair and international equestrian competition,” RAWF […]


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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Photo by: Douglas Gibb
Trail: McIntyre Creek