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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 […]


Brand new footbridge on TCT in Thunder Bay, ON

November 5th, 2014

Located in the northwestern region of Ontario—about 700 kilometres west of Sault Ste. Marie and roughly an hour and a half from the American border with Minnesota—is the City of Thunder Bay. The TCT stretches almost 40 kilometres through the city, along pathways and city streets from north to south via Trowbridge Falls Park, where […]


New section of Border to Beaches Trail opens

September 25th, 2014

Credit: Maureen Barchyn When Trails Manitoba’s Border to Beaches project is complete in 2015, it will link Manitoba’s border with Ontario to the beaches of Lake Winnipeg in Grand Beach Provincial Park, via 370 kilometres of high-quality Trail. On August 31, the newest 13-kilometre section of this Trail project, located in the South Whiteshell area, was […]


Official Opening of the Frontenac K&P Trail

September 25th, 2014

Jim Paterson (Pan Am Legacy Trails Coordinator, TCT Ontario); Al MacPherson (Chair, TCT Ontario) On August 9, representatives from the government of Ontario, the Trans Canada Trail (TCT) and Frontenac County celebrated the official opening of the Frontenac K&P Trail with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and free horse-drawn wagon rides along the Trail. “This stretch of […]


The Trans Canada Trail celebrates connection on Prince Edward Island

The Trans Canada Trail and the Province of Prince Edward Island are thrilled to announce the full connection of the Province’s portion of the Trans Canada Trail, known as the Confederation Trail. Prince Edward Island is the second province to connect its section of the TCT.

Press release (pdf)

Honorary section of Trail at Rideau Hall and 24 Sussex

A new honorary section of Trans Canada Trail was officially unveiled on the grounds of Rideau Hall and 24 Sussex by Their Excellencies the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, and Mrs. Sharon Johnston, TCT Patrons, and Mrs. Laureen Harper, Honorary Chair of the TCT Chapter 150 Campaign. (May 24, 2013)

- Press release (pdf)


Path of the Paddle

Trans Canada Trail Ontario hosts Community Information Sessions to showcase the "Path of the Paddle" project: a Tourism Destination Product in northwestern Ontario (June 29, 2012)

- Press release (pdf)


Go the Greenway

Trans Canada Trail launches greenways campaign (June 21, 2012)

- Press release (pdf) or redirect to CNW Matthews

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Trans Canada Trail and Environment Canada-Biosphere launch BioKit (Oct. 13, 2011)

- Press release (pdf) or redirect to CNW Matthews

- BioKit (pdf)


Tribute to Dr. Camu

The Trans Canada Trail honours founder Dr. Pierre Camu (June 2, 2010)

- Redirect to CNW Matthews

- BioKit (pdf)


Tribute to Dr. Camu

The Trans Canada Trail honours founder Dr. Pierre Camu (June 2, 2010)

- Redirect to CNW Matthews

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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