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Prince Edward Island

PEI’s Trans Canada Trail – 3 seasons of cycling

June 22nd, 2007

by Michael Nesbitt Island Trails, a volunteer organization dedicated to trail improvement and promotion, in cooperation with the Prince Edward Island Department of Tourism and other partners, sponsors a series of public cycling events that take in the full 400+ km of Confederation Trail on the Island. The events, usually held Saturday mornings in the […]

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PEI Trails Day activities on YouTube

June 21st, 2007

by Michael Nesbitt June 02, 2007, was International Trails Day and a perfect opportunity to host the Summerside – Wellington portion of the Tip-to-Tip series. I videotaped and edited a profile of the day’s activity, which you can watch on YouTube (higher resolution will be available later). Take a 10-minute break, sit back and enjoy…or, […]

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Tip-to-Tip for Africa 2007: news & photos

May 22nd, 2007

PE Islanders braved a rainy Victoria day weekend to cycle the Confederation Trail and raise money for micro-lending in Africa. Read all about the 3rd Annual Tip-to-Tip on MaryMcKay’s blog. You will be entertained…and inspired. In the year 2000 PEI became the first province in Canada to complete its section of the Trans Canada Trail, […]

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Visiting PEI this summer? Bring your bike!

May 10th, 2007

The Confederation Trail will be the venue for no less than 13 recreational cycling events beginning this Saturday ’til the end of July. And that’s just half of the schedule! Organized cycling events will continue through Thanksgiving weekend. Visit Island Trails for dates, times, maps & everything else you’ll need to enjoy the spectacular scenery […]

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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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Photo by: Manitoba Recreational Trail Association
Trail: Pinawa Trail