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Investing in improved Trail in Newfoundland & Labrador

November 2nd, 2015

On Sunday, October 25, our National Director of Trail, Jane Murphy, welcomed the Hon. Paul Davis, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, to the Town of Paradise, NL, for a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the official re-opening of a newly upgraded section of the Grand Concourse Trail. Premier Davis–who is also the local Member of the House […]


For Sarah McCauley and Oskar Nowicki, life is too short not to blaze Trail

June 6th, 2014

Many people struggle to find the time and motivation in a day to get outside for a few minutes’ exercise, so undertaking a journey of 24,000 kilometres–as TCT ambassador Dana Meise has done–might seem downright crazy. But it turns out his hike has inspired other like-minded adventurers to follow in his footsteps…literally! “Sometimes we just […]


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 […]


Pasadena and Corner Brook, NL welcome the Olympic Flame

November 17th, 2009

Enthusiastic crowds lined Highway 1 just before noon on Sunday, November 15th to greet the Olympic Torch on the third day of  its journey through Newfoundland and Labrador.  Trans Canada Trail volunteers and supporters plan to welcome the Torch at 25 Trans Canada Trail pavilions as it travels from coast to coast to coast on […]


Newfoundland gateway celebrations in Port aux Basques on August 5

August 3rd, 2009

The Trans Canada Trail inter-provincial gateway welcoming trail users to Newfoundland will be unveiled in Port aux Basques on Wednesday, August 5th at 11:00 a.m. The public is invited to attend and the opening will be followed by a short reception at the Railway Heritage Centre. The gateway panels provide information about the Newfoundland T’Railway […]


St. John’s, NL Trans Canada Trail Pavilion relocation ceremony

July 20th, 2009

Some 60 people, including trail enthusiasts and retired railway workers, were on hand to take part in a museum opening and relocation ceremony for the Trans Canada Trail pavilion in St. John’s on June 12th, 2009. The pavilion was relocated to the grounds of the Railway Coastal Museum which occupies the 1st floor of the […]


St. John’s Cycling Plan encourages active commuting

March 6th, 2009

The CBC’s Jeff Gilhooly interviewed steering committee member and past president of Bicycle NL Leon Organ about St. John’s proposed bike plan on Tuesday, March 3rd.  The plan represents some 220 kilometres of cycling routes in and around the St. John’s area. A podcast of their discussion is available here. Leon is also  Secretary/Treasurer of […]


Corner Brook celebrates province’s third pavilion

November 17th, 2008

Newfoundland’s third Trans Canada Trail pavilion was officially unveiled in Corner Brook on Friday, November 14 under the watchful eye of the Man in the Mountain. The natural rock formation is located on the Humber River just up from a lookout area where the pavilion displays the names of close to 700 donors. Newfoundland T’Railway […]


Second Newfoundland & Labrador pavilion opened in Gander

August 4th, 2008

A small but enthusiastic crowd of about 25 people braved grey skies and threatening clouds to attend the official opening of Newfoundland’s second Trans Canada Trail pavilion in Gander on August 1. Gander Mayor Claude Elliott, along with MP Scott Simms, MHA Kevin O’Brien and T’Railway Council President Jamie Warren, brought greetings and thanked donors […]


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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