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Small community has big plans for the Trail

December 8th, 2015

The Town of Mulgrave sits on the edge of the Strait of Canso in Guysborough County, Nova Scotia, roughly 300 kilometres east of Halifax, and is home to about 800 residents who now have a brand new stretch of the Trans Canada Trail (TCT) to call their own. On October 24, 2015, TCT and its […]

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RBC Foundation Funds 3 Paddling Routes

October 6th, 2015

The TCT recognized the RBC Foundation’s generous $1M Chapter 150 donation towards the development of three signature paddling routes across Canada.

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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.

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Dedicated volunteers and major funding are helping to connect the TCT in Nova Scotia

September 29th, 2015

The old saying “elbow grease will make an oak table shine” was brought vigorously to life by a group of Trail volunteers in Westville, Nova Scotia on August 22. Local community groups and volunteers organized a day of Trail-building in Acadia Park, where they rolled up their sleeves, grabbed shovels and garden rakes, and got […]

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Day of frosty fun and celebrating Trail in Trenton, Nova Scotia

February 17th, 2015

On a day filled with whimsical wintry activities such as sleigh rides, and a bonfire with marshmallow roast, a brand new stretch of the TCT was inaugurated in Trenton Park, Nova Scotia, as part of the community’s annual winter festival, FrostFest. Participants and local dignitaries Trenton mayor Glen MacKinnon and town councillor Fergie MacKay, alongside TCT […]

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Big boost for Trail development in Nova Scotia

February 16th, 2015

This summer, construction will begin on a new section of the Trans Canada Trail through the Town of Oxford, which will include a bridge crossing of the River Philip, thanks in part to a more than $40,000 contribution from the Trans Canada Trail. TCT Foundation Board Director David Hoffman attended the official funding announcement on […]

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Nova Scotia TCT supporters plan for 2017

April 4th, 2014

Passionate Trans Canada Trail volunteers and supporters from across Nova Scotia gathered at the Gaelic College in St. Anns March 21-22 to assist NS Trails in finalizing plans for the Trans Canada Trail (TCT) route through the province. Deborah Apps, TCT president & CEO, attended the event and thanked the attendees for their efforts to connect […]

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Tremendous volunteer effort gets TCT established in Cole Harbour

May 3rd, 2013

  Just as the country was gearing up for National Volunteer Week, volunteers, officials and Trail users celebrated the opening ceremony of the latest Trans Canada Trail segment in Nova Scotia on Saturday, April 20.   The enthusiastic crowd gathered at the base of Bissett Brook Bridge, the new pedestrian bridge crossing Bissett Brook in […]

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Musquodoboit Harbour, Port Hood, Judique & New Glasgow among Nova Scotia communities celebrating International Trails Day

June 2nd, 2012

Mosquodoboit Harbour Fun-For-the-Family Bike ‘n Walk Outing When: Saturday, June 2, 2012 from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM Where: Meet at Musquodoboit Harbour, N.S. – Park Rd parking lot, behind the arena. Bring: Water, snacks & fruit, proper gear, as well as bug dope! Cycling Route: We suggest going – as a maximum – as […]

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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 […]

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In the news

Published features

- 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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