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New Brunswick

$500,000 gift from Scotiabank for Trail development in New Brunswick

October 26th, 2015

On October 26, 2015, the Trans Canada Trail (TCT) was thrilled to announce a $500,000 gift from Scotiabank– funds to be matched at 50% by the Government of Canada-for a total of $750,000 in Trail-development funding for New Brunswick at Mount Allison University in Sackville, N.B. Scotiabank’s visionary gift will help the TCT complete a […]


Special Announcement in Sackville, NB, Oct 26, 2015

October 22nd, 2015

On October 26, 2015, join TCT’s Valerie Pringle and other distinguished guests-including Her Excellency Jocelyne Roy-Vienneau, Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick-for a very special announcement regarding new Trail funding and development in New Brunswick, held at the Purdy Crawford Centre for the Arts, Mount Allison University, Sackville, New Brunswick. This public event will be open to […]


TCT welcomes Scotiabank to Chapter 150 Campaign

October 6th, 2015

The TCT Campaign warmly welcomed Scotiabank as a new Chapter 150 member during an oceanfront event near Halifax, Nova Scotia, co-hosted by Megan Porter and John Risley.


Remembering Dr. Art Dobson

December 22nd, 2014

The Dobson Trail is a tangible testament to what can be achieved by someone with a vision. Dr. Art Dobson had a vision. An avid hiker, woodsman and New Brunswick resident, Dobson was passionate about the outdoors and pursuing a healthy, active lifestyle. He was convinced that a well laid-out hiking trail—linking Moncton to Fundy […]


The Trans Canada Trail officially traverses Fundy National Park

October 18th, 2013

  Trans Canada Trail, Parks Canada and Sentier NB Trail proudly announced the official opening of the 33-kilometre Fundy Trail, which passes through Fundy National Park, a site of internationally recognized ecological importance, on Monday, Oct. 7.   “The Trail conveniently connects the Fundy Footpath to the Dobson Trail in New Brunswick, which is also […]


International Trails Day in New Brunswick

June 2nd, 2012

The New Brunswick Trails Council has compiled a list of fun activities happening across the province on June 2nd. Check out the great options for celebrating trails in a community near you! Moncton/Riverview/Dieppe What: Community Walk/Run/Roll/Bike When and where: June 2nd, 2012 Departure time is 10:00 a.m. at the following locations: Moncton – Event Zone next […]


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 […]


IMBA Trail building workshop in Memramcook NB on Sat, August 6

August 4th, 2011

The International Mountain Bicycling Association (Canada) is coming to New


Agreement to complete New Brunswick’s Trans Canada Trail by 2017

August 10th, 2010

On August 3rd New Brunswick Premier Shawn Graham, the Trans Canada


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: Rossburn Subdivision Trail Association
Trail: Sunset on Sandy Lake (Rossburn Subdivision Trail)