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Celebrate the new Halte des Trains-de-Neige in Mont-Tremblant on Sunday, August 7

August 5th, 2011

You are cordially invited to join us in celebrating the addition of a beautiful new trail rest area along the Mont-Tremblant section of the Trans Canada Trail on Sunday, August 7 at 11:00 am. The event will be held rain or shine so dress for weather. A short ceremony will be held, followed by a […]


Véloroute Marie-Hélène Prémont now part of Quebec’s TCT

April 19th, 2011

The Trans Canada Trail is delighted to announce a wonderful new addition to its trail network in the province of Quebec. The 55-kilometre Véloroute Marie-Hélène Prémont, which connects the north shore  municipalities of Ange-Gardien and Château-Richer along one of the oldest transportation routes in North America, is now officially part of the Trans Canada Trail. […]


Trans Canada Trail honours founders on International Trails Day

June 2nd, 2010

On Saturday June 5, Dr. Pierre Camu and the late William (Bill) Pratt will be honoured by the Trans Canada Trail at celebration events in Calgary AB and Gatineau QC.  The Trans Canada Trail pavilion in Calagary will be officially named the William Pratt Pavilion and the pavilion in Gatineau will be named the Dr. Pierre Camu Pavilion. […]


The Trans Canada Trail and Alexandre Bilodeau – forever linked in Rosemère

May 17th, 2010

Rosemère, Québec native Alexandre Bilodeau


New trail opened in Charlevoix region of Quebec

November 11th, 2008

The Sentier récréatif des Pointes, a 10.9-km stretch of trail linking the northern end of the Sentier les Florent in the village of Saint-Urban to the Pointes area rest-stop, was officially opened on Saturday, October 25. The trail is located in the breathtaking Charlevoix region and features hilly terrain with rewarding panoramic views. Some 40 […]


Olsa Jane Holt (Pam) Dunn — 1924 – 2008

August 26th, 2008

The Trans Canada Trail is sad to report the passing of long-time Trail supporter, Pam Dunn. Philanthropist. Wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Passionate Canadian and proud Quebecker. Professional volunteer. Equestrian, hiker, swimmer, runner. Role model. This elegant, energetic woman wore many hats throughout a life marked by commitment, tenacity, and compassion. Born in Montreal in […]


La Route Verte: The Long Road to Becoming an International Destination

August 8th, 2008

Following in the footsteps (or, rather, the tire tracks) of Denmark’s national cycle routes, Britain’s National Cycle Network, and the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy in the United States, Québec’s Route Verte is the longest bicycle network in North America, covering over 4,000 kilometres and traveling through more than 320 municipalities. Read the full article by Jay Istvanffy […]


Official opening of 65 kilometres of Trail in the Mauricie region of Quebec

August 6th, 2008

Richard Senécal, Coordinator of the Trans Canada Trail in Quebec discusses the brand new “sentier Pégase” in an interview with CBC Radio host Tim Balfour on the program Quebec a.m.  Ten years in the making, this 65 kilometre trail will support 3 activities – horseback riding, hiking and, in the winter, cross-country skiing. Running between […]


Canada Day Poster Challenge finalist for Quebec

April 1st, 2008

SAINT-LÉONARD, Quebec, March 31, 2008: Monica-Feb Slaney, aged 13 years, from Dante School in Saint-Léonard, is the provincial Canada Day Poster Challenge 2008 finalist for Quebec. This year’s theme was My Canada Today! Luc Harvey, Member of Parliament (Louis-Hébert), on behalf of the Honourable Josée Verner, Minister of Canadian Heritage, Status of Women and Official […]


A guide to the development and maintenance

March 17th, 2008

…of cycling paths was produced by l’Association des reseaux cyclables du Québec (ARCQ) in March of 2007. The resulting document is a synthesis of information gathered from the people responsible for managing bike paths across Québec. The driving force behind the publication was the desire on the part of ARCQ members to share best practices […]


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
Trail: McIntyre Creek