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New 35-km stretch of horse-friendly Trail in Quebec

November 25th, 2014

Trail-enthusiasts and community partners including TCT provincial partner, the Conseil québécois du sentier Transcanadien, as well as the Unité régionale de loisir et de sport de la Mauricie and the La Foulée Mauricienne riding club celebrated the completion of the last stretch of the TCT in the Mauricie region on October 18. This brand new […]


Governor General out on the Trail in Charlevoix, Quebec

November 5th, 2014

“We will remember your visit with a lot of pride,” said Charlevoix deputy reeve Dominic Tremblay to Their Excellencies, the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, and Mrs. Sharon Johnston, who helped to cut the ribbon at the opening ceremony for the newest section of the TCT in Petite-Riviere-Saint-Francois, Quebec on October 6. […]


$460,000 for Trail development in Terrebonne, QC

November 4th, 2014

At a press conference on October 16, the City of Terrebonne announced that work on a nine-kilometre eastward extension to this network will take place over the coming months, thanks in part to a TCT contribution of nearly half a million dollars. The new route will provide Trail-users with improved amenities, including new rest areas. […]


We moved!

October 9th, 2014

The Trans Canada Trail in Old Montreal. Credit : Old Port of Montreal, © Michel Legault The TCT’s head office is now located in Montreal’s historic Old Port district, right next to the Trans Canada Trail! Please note our new address: 321 de la Commune West Suite 300 Montréal, Québec H2Y 2E1 Phone and e-mail […]


Mrs. Harper and friends walk the Trail in Charlevoix, Quebec

July 17th, 2014

It’s summer and the ideal time to enjoy hiking the Trans Canada Trail. Outdoor enthusiast and Honorary TCT Campaign Chair Mrs. Laureen Harper did just that recently, when she and a group of fellow TCT supporters and friends trekked along TCT’s Du Gouffre, Robert Leblanc and Les Florents trails in the picturesque Charlevoix region of […]


New Trans Canada Trail features beautiful views of Charlevoix

July 2nd, 2013

  After intense negotiating, planning, clearing, grading and building, the seven-kilometre du Gouffre Trail in the Charlevoix region of Quebec was officially opened on Sunday, June 9. A highly skilled team of Trail builders dedicated itself to finishing this segment, which connects downtown Baie-Saint-Paul to the Trans Canada Trail. The du Gouffre Trail is a […]


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 […]


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 […]


Position available: Trans Canada Trail Signage Officer

April 4th, 2012

Position Description: Signage Officer I. Role Description & Reporting Relationships: This is a one-year position reporting to the National Director of Trails and based in either Montreal, Quebec or Fredericton, New Brunswick. The Signage Officer is responsible for •    the development & implementation of way-finding signage, trailhead signage, interpretation panels and other signage on TCT […]


Snowmobiling in Quebec

December 6th, 2011

Winter has arrived and snowmobile enthusiasts are busy making plans to explore snow-covered landscapes across the country. With that in mind,  Quebec welcomes you to experience 33,000 kilometres of signed, well-maintained trails. Check out our map to help plan your trip or visit the Quebec Federation of Snowmobile Clubs for detailed information. Whether you’re coming […]


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: Manitoba Recreational Trail Association
Trail: Pinawa Trail