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Mrs. Harper and friends walk the Trail in Charlevoix, Quebec

July 17th, 2014

It’s summer and the ideal time to enjoy hiking the Trans Canada Trail. Outdoor enthusiast and Honorary TCT Campaign Chair Mrs. Laureen Harper did just that recently, when she and a group of fellow TCT supporters and friends trekked along TCT’s Du Gouffre, Robert Leblanc and Les Florents trails in the picturesque Charlevoix region of [...]

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TCT’s first Champion Premier: PEI’s Robert Ghiz

July 17th, 2014

More and more of Canada’s leaders are getting behind the Trans Canada Trail and its bold goal to fully connect the country’s national Trail and Canadians by 2017, Canada’s 150th birthday. For the first time ever, TCT can count on the support of its very first Champion Premier, the Honourable Robert Ghiz, Premier of the [...]

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Trail development well underway in Greater Sudbury

June 27th, 2014

Once a temporary camp for transient railway workers, Greater Sudbury is now a bustling metropolis lauded for its environmental efforts.In keeping with its success at rehabilitating local lakes and regreening surrounding lands, the region is hard at work at completing a 93-kilometre section of the Trans Canada Trail. To that end, the TCT team was [...]

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Way to go, Canadian youth!

June 20th, 2014

Part of TCT’s mission is education: deepening awareness of Canada’s history, culture and natural heritage. So TCT is a proud partner of the Canada Day Challenge, presented by the Department of Canadian Heritage. Every year, students from across the country take up the challenge to discover what makes this country a truly special place, by [...]

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Governor General of Canada and Mrs. Sharon Johnston enjoy PEI’s Confederation Trail

June 20th, 2014

Last Sunday, Trail lovers in Prince Edward Island were treated to a visit by two of the Trans Canada Trail’s most passionate supporters. Their Excellencies the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, and Mrs. Sharon Johnston joined TCT President & CEO Deborah Apps, alongside recently elected President of Island Trails Cathy Schaap, with [...]

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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)

- Redirect to CNW Matthews

In the news

Published features

- 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

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

October 2012 PSA, featuring outstanding Canadian athletes and Olympians

 

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Photo by: Rossburn Subdivision Trail Association
Trail: Sunset on Sandy Lake (Rossburn Subdivision Trail)