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Laureen Harper joins Chapter 150 Campaign Cabinet

March 24th, 2016

The Trans Canada Trail Foundation is delighted to announce that beginning in March 2016, Laureen Harper joins the TCT’s Chapter 150 Campaign as an active volunteer member of the Campaign Cabinet, a circle of devoted volunteers helping the TCT garner support from all of Canada’s modern-day nation builders to achieve full trail connection by Canada’s […]


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 […]


Yukon Achieves a Trans Canada Trail Connection Milestone

February 27th, 2016

In late February 2016, the TCT proudly celebrated the Yukon’s Trail connection milestone, in excellent company! The Yukon became Canada’s third province or territory—after Newfoundland & Labrador and Prince Edward Island—to reach this milestone. This achievement was marked at the Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous Festival, the territory’s renowned annual winter festival, where CIBC also officially unveiled […]


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 […]


Five Things You May Not Know About The Yukon

January 28th, 2016

Where Does The Name Whitehorse Come From? Whitehorse, Yukon’s capital city, is named after the historic rapids on the Yukon River, which were said to resemble the flowing manes of charging white horses. What Is a “Sourdough”? Sourdough bread was a crucial means of survival for miners living in the harsh conditions of the Gold […]


News You Can Use!

January 1st, 2015

Looking for pointers on cold-weather dressing for your next adventure in Canada’s northern territories? Yukoner Frank Turner, the iconic top musher who competed in The Yukon Quest, the annual 1,000 mile international sled dog race between Yukon and Alaska for 24 years, shares his secrets: Comfort and safety are essential. Look for function, not fashion. […]


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