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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 […]


Trail development well underway in Greater Sudbury

June 27th, 2014

Once a temporary camp for transient railway workers, Greater Sudbury is now a bustling metropolis lauded for its environmental efforts.In keeping with its success at rehabilitating local lakes and regreening surrounding lands, the region is hard at work at completing a 93-kilometre section of the Trans Canada Trail. To that end, the TCT team was […]


Valerie Pringle announces Trail-building project in North Bay, Ontario

June 3rd, 2014

Valerie Pringle is not shy about her dream for the Trans Canada Trail. She often tells people that when it is fully connected, she wants to take a picture from space, with people stretching from coast to coast to coast, shining their flashlights up into the night sky. It’s a bold dream, almost as audacious […]


TCT’s Ontario network expands in time for the 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games

October 15th, 2013

  On Thursday, Oct. 3, the Trans Canada Trail was thrilled to attend Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne’s announcement of a Trail-building initiative that will connect the trails system in southern Ontario in time for Toronto’s 2015 Pan Am and Parapan Am Games.   Paul LaBarge, chair of the Trans Canada Trail, joined fellow speakers the […]


New section of TCT commemorates brave trek of Canadian heroine

September 25th, 2013

  This summer, the TCT was very proud to announce the addition of a historic Canadian route to its national network of trails. It was under a blazing summer sun in June of 1813 that Laura Secord bravely walked, hiked, stumbled and crawled 32 kilometres through difficult terrain — her sole objective to warn British […]


Toronto TCT a place for recreation and repair

June 7th, 2013

    Having a free, accessible place to reconnect with nature is something we take for granted if we have the resources to get away from the city when we want. But for those of us in situations where time or money is tight, an urban Trail like the segment of the TCT that runs […]


Honorary Trail opening at Rideau Hall and 24 Sussex a resounding success

May 27th, 2013

  A new honorary section of Trans Canada Trail was officially opened on Friday, May 24, on the grounds of Rideau Hall and at 24 Sussex by Their Excellencies the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, and Mrs. Sharon Johnston, TCT Honorary Patrons, and Mrs. Laureen Harper, Honorary Chair of the TCT Chapter […]


Peterborough residents celebrate new section of Trans Canada Trail

May 10th, 2013

  A 33-kilometre gap in the Lang-Hastings Trans Canada Trail was bridged on May 2 with the official grand opening celebrations and barbecue luncheon. The creation of this repurposed rail-trail brings our national project just a little bit closer to full connection by 2017. After years of planning and thanks to the work of nearly […]


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
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