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Nova Scotia

Five Things You May Not Know About Nova Scotia

March 8th, 2016

Nova Scotia is described as Canada’s Ocean Playground on the provincial vehicle-licence plate because it is surrounded by four major bodies of water. Name them! The Gulf of Saint Lawrence to the north, the Bay of Fundy to the west, the Gulf of Maine to the southwest, and Atlantic Ocean to the east. What does […]


News You Can Use!

February 1st, 2016

So, thinking about beautiful Nova Scotia as your next destination for a Trans Canada Trail adventure? Here you will find valuable practical information about entering Canada, customs and travel information for air, sea, land or rail logistics for travelers departing from across Canada, the United States or abroad. CLICK HERE 


My Canadian Journey on the TCT: Nova Scotia

February 1st, 2016

One woman’s fitness plan has become a quest to walk the entire Trans Canada Trail…without having to leave the province of Nova Scotia. Meet Jane Maddin, who is using the Trans Canada Trail to walk across Canada-virtually. The retired library technician from Truro has been logging her daily walks for the past three years (both […]


TCT Investments

February 1st, 2016

Every month, the TCT grants committee reviews project proposals from across Canada requesting strategic support for TCT building, development or enhancements. The TCT is proud to announce it will provide funding support for the Shubenacadie River Water Route in Nova Scotia which will become a part of the TCT in 2016. In an area known […]


An Exceptional Volunteer

February 1st, 2016

He’s a hiker, a biker, a runner, a financier and a Nova Scotia trail blazer who has made a formidable voluntary and financial contribution to the development of the Trans Canada Trail (TCT) in the Atlantic region since 2001. He is also a devoted family man and, co-CEO of Oxford Frozen Foods, the world’s largest […]


Q & A with an Official TCT Partner (NS): Vanda Jackson , Executive Director, Nova Scotia Trails Federation

February 1st, 2016

TCT: A big part of what we’re doing at the TCT is working with partners at the local level to get the TCT connected across the country by 2017, the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation. How does that play into the work you do? VJ: Here in Nova Scotia our local trail partners are working […]


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 […]


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.


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.


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 […]


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