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Toronto yoga centre raises funds for Trans Canada Trail

June 23rd, 2009

Yoga and holistic lifestyle studio 889 Yonge in Toronto, Ontario ran a green spa promotion for two weeks starting this past Earth Day. For every “889 Detox Massage” booked and received, the studio donated $5 to the Trans Canada Trail.  We are pleased to report that this fundraising effort resulted in a donation of $155 […]


Grand re-opening of the Seguin Recreational Trail in Central Ontario

March 10th, 2009

On Thursday, March 12 at 2:00 pm the Park-to-Park Trail Association will celebrate the re-opening of 12 bridges along the Seguin Recreational Trail.  Those who wish to join in the fun should meet at 2836 Highway 518, west of Sprucedale. The Seguin Recreational Trail is a vital link in the Trans Canada Trail between Huntsville […]


Kawartha Lakes, Ontario celebration a success – Report

October 8th, 2008

On Tuesday October 7th, the City of Kawartha Lakes celebrated the opening of 24km of Trans Canada Trail, the first of three sections of the 44-km Kawartha TCT to be completed. The completion of the Lindsay-to-Omemee trail section provides cyclists, walkers, horseback riders, skiers and snowmobilers with a well-surfaced, three-metre-wide trail for outdoor activity, which […]


Sault Ste Marie donors and trail builders celebrate at pavilion opening

September 15th, 2008

Valerie Pringle, Chair of the Trans Canada Trail Board, and Mayor John Rowswell officially opened the Soo’s TCT Pavilion in Clergue Park on Saturday, September 13th.  The event honoured over 800 local donors who contributed to the Trans Canada Trail as well as the work of countless volunteers who helped to build trail in the […]


Newest Ontario pavilion opening a salute to donors, Algoma region trail groups

September 4th, 2008

Join Valerie Pringle in Sault Ste. Marie on Saturday, September 13th at 2:00 pm for the Trans Canada Trail pavilion opening. We will be celebrating with the City of Sault Ste. Marie and the Voyageur Trail Association as the newest pavilion is unveiled, recognizing over 800 donors for their contribution to this national legacy project. […]


More International Trails Day celebrations in Ontario

June 5th, 2008

Oxford County Trails Day starts at 9:00 am and runs until 3:00. Go to the City of Woodstock website for all the details. Rainbow Routes and Heart Health of Sudbury are partners in The Great Trail Event to be held in Capreol on Sunday, June 8. Check it out Is there an event in your […]


Just in time for Trails Day – 310 km in Northern Ontario

June 5th, 2008

TORONTO, June 5 /CNW/ – Trail users in Northwestern Ontario will celebrate International Trails Day – Saturday, June 7 – by hiking, cycling and canoeing newly-designated sections of the Trans Canada Trail. The routing of the Trans Canada Trail on existing hiking trails, cross-country skiing trails and canoe routes within nine Ontario provincial parks is […]


Trails Open Ontario kicks off season on International Trails Day

June 2nd, 2008

Following a successful pilot project last year, the Ontario Heritage Trust has planned a series of more than 20 events across the province, starting on June 7th, International Trails Day. Locations familiar to Trans Canada Trail users will be explored over the 2008 season – including Greater Sudbury, Caledon East, the Toronto Waterfront, and Uxbridge, […]


Grade 5 students help Toronto Pearson celebrate Earth Day

April 18th, 2008

TORONTO, April 17 /CNW/ – On Friday, April 18 at 2:00 p.m., Grade Five students from Dunrankin Drive Public School in Malton will be putting on their gloves and helping Toronto Pearson perform a 20-Minute Makeover. The group will be cleaning up a portion of land that will be used for a new walking and […]


Kawartha Trail to add 44 km to TCT in Ontario

April 8th, 2008

Dan Andrews, General Manager of Trans Canada Trail Ontario, formally presented the national designation to Kawartha Trans Canada Trail Association president Al MacPherson and his team. The event was held on Wednesday, April 2nd at 2:00 pm at the Pigeon River Access point-bridge/trail. Dan Andrews (TCTO) and Al MacPherson (Kawartha TCTA). This signals the Kawartha […]


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: Jeannette Klein
Trail: Kananaskis Country Park