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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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Nova Scotia pipes in 92 kilometres of new trail and two new pavilions

October 28th, 2008

Nova Scotia hosted a milestone trail celebration in October with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding and the opening of two pavilions and three trail sections in Cape Breton. On October 26, TCT Chair Valerie Pringle, President Deborah Apps and NS Trails President Terry Norman met with Premier Rodney Macdonald.  They signed a Memorandum [...]

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Nova Scotia Trails Day events this Saturday

June 5th, 2008

In addition to the Mabou Trail celebration happening on Cape Breton, there are at least six celebrations to take part on the “mainland”. Here’s the list: Annapolis County Trails’ Society Walk/Ride Yarmouth County Third Annual Trails Day Activities Pictou County Family Hike and Cape-to-Cape Trail Ceremony Cole Harbour Parks & Trail Association guided walks with [...]

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Cape Breton a busy place on International Trails Day

June 2nd, 2008

Trails Day event host partners the Inverness County Trails Federation; Nova Scotia Trails; the newly minted Mabou River Trail Association; and our old friends Darrell Taylor and BethSheila Kent of the Cape Breton Island Pathways Association; warmly welcome all to a day of family fun and exercise on the scenic Mabou River Trail, part of [...]

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St. Margarets Bay, NS, Celebrates 30km

October 26th, 2007

After 12 long years of hard work, the St. Margaret’s Bay Area Rails to Trails Association is ready to celebrate the official opening of 30 stunning kilometres linking Hubley to Hubbards. The event will be held on Saturday, October 27, from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. Festivities will include a fun run, a bicycle ride, [...]

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The Trans Canada Trail celebrates connection on Prince Edward Island

The Trans Canada Trail and the Province of Prince Edward Island are thrilled to announce the full connection of the Province’s portion of the Trans Canada Trail, known as the Confederation Trail. Prince Edward Island is the second province to connect its section of the TCT.

Press release (pdf)

Honorary section of Trail at Rideau Hall and 24 Sussex

A new honorary section of Trans Canada Trail was officially unveiled on the grounds of Rideau Hall and 24 Sussex by Their Excellencies the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, and Mrs. Sharon Johnston, TCT Patrons, and Mrs. Laureen Harper, Honorary Chair of the TCT Chapter 150 Campaign. (May 24, 2013)

- Press release (pdf)

 

Path of the Paddle

Trans Canada Trail Ontario hosts Community Information Sessions to showcase the "Path of the Paddle" project: a Tourism Destination Product in northwestern Ontario (June 29, 2012)

- Press release (pdf)

 

Go the Greenway

Trans Canada Trail launches greenways campaign (June 21, 2012)

- Press release (pdf) or redirect to CNW Matthews

- Website: Greenway.TCTrail.ca

 

BioKit

Trans Canada Trail and Environment Canada-Biosphere launch BioKit (Oct. 13, 2011)

- Press release (pdf) or redirect to CNW Matthews

- BioKit (pdf)

 

Tribute to Dr. Camu

The Trans Canada Trail honours founder Dr. Pierre Camu (June 2, 2010)

- Redirect to CNW Matthews

- BioKit (pdf)

 

Tribute to Dr. Camu

The Trans Canada Trail honours founder Dr. Pierre Camu (June 2, 2010)

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In the news

Published features

- The Globe and Mail special information feature (June 28, 2014): Our Canadian Journey

- 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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