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Celebrating our Successes: Atikokan-Quetico

April 17th, 2013

  How do you celebrate a Trail opening in February in Northern Ontario? How about a gorgeous day of cross-country skiing punctuated with a ribbon cutting, bonfires, hot chocolate and prizes? The Grand Opening of the Atikokan-Quetico segment of the Trans Canada Trail held at the Little Falls Community Centre in Atikokan, Ont., on Feb. […]

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Introducing the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Trail

October 29th, 2012

    Their Excellencies the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, and Mrs. Sharon Johnston were present as the Trans Canada Trail unveiled a plaque for the designation of a section of the Trans Canada Trail as The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Trail. The event took place on Friday October 26 on the Capital […]

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Parks Canada seeks public input on the development of Rouge Park, Canada’s first National Urban Park

June 27th, 2012

You’ve probably heard of  Toronto’s Rouge Park. It’s big. Real big! Currently spanning 47 square kilometres in the eastern sector of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), it is one of North America’s largest urban parks. So big in fact, it is well on its way to becoming Canada’s first National Urban Park. Within the boundaries […]

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Governor General commemorates the War of 1812 by cycling the Trail

June 19th, 2012

His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, cycled 12 km on the Niagara River Recreational Trail, part of the Trans Canada Trail on Saturday, June 16th. Joining him on the scenic ride from the Laura Secord Homestead to Fort George was our own Valerie Pringle, Co-Chair of the Trans Canada Trail […]

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Northern Ontario International Trails Day

June 1st, 2012

There’s a lot of Trans Canada Trail activity in Ontario’s North and near-North: the development of the Kinghorn Trail from Thunder Bay to Nipigon; planning the Path of the Paddle water route from Pigeon River to Manitoba; and developing a plan to connect North Bay and Sudbury. This is an exciting time for us and […]

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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 […]

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In the news…March 1, 2011

March 1st, 2011

A Kinghorn Rail Trail Project Open House will be held Wednesday, March 2 in Thunder Bay, ON at the 55 Plus Centre, 700 River Street.  Doors open at 7:00 pm; everyone is invited. For more info, contact Shaun Karsten of TCTO at 807-629-4817 or email info@tctontario.ca Northwest Territories Recreation and Parks Association is offering a […]

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In the news…February 24, 2011

February 24th, 2011

Trans Canada Trail Ontario will be at the Central Canada Outdoor Show at the Sportsdome in Thunder Bay this weekend. Doors open Friday at 5:00 pm. TCTO is  sharing a booth with Thunder Bay Tourism – stop by and say hello. Event Information Congratulations!… to the Rainbow Routes Association of Sudbury on winning the 2011 […]

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A big step forward for Kinghorn Rail Corridor on Superior’s north shore

February 21st, 2011

Trans Canada Trail Ontario (TCTO) recently announced that the development of a multi-use recreational trail on the abandoned rail line between Nipigon and Thunder Bay will be the subject of a feasibility study carried out by Owen Sound firm MacLeod Farley & Associates. The study will assess the proposed 111-km project which could link Thunder […]

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KEEN Boots Give Back donation event Saturday Nov 6 at Limehouse

November 5th, 2010

We’re celebrating with outdoor fun in Ontario’s Credit Valley at the Limehouse Conservation Area on Saturday at noon. KEEN Boots will be giving back – big cheques for four great organizations. Join us and the fine folks from the Bruce Trail, Project Canoe and Wildlife Rescue from 12-2:30 for family fun, prizes and outdoor exploring. […]

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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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