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Bronfman Trailhead sign unveiled in St. Lambert, QC

October 31st, 2006

The Trans Canada Trail celebrated a landmark occasion on June 3rd with the unveiling of the first-ever Trailhead sign in St. Lambert, Quebec. The sign, which features a large map of the Trail, shows where you are, route highlights, distance, amenities and safety information along the way. Five more Trailhead signs are currently in the […]

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Message from the Chair, Valerie Pringle

October 30th, 2006

Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote: ” Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” I’ve come to believe passionately that building Trail is one of the greatest gifts we can give this country. Trails build communities as much as the other way around. They also […]

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Congratulations

October 30th, 2006

“Thank you for keeping me informed about the progress of the Trail. What a wonderful project that it is! I have had my mother & grandchildren inscribed in the Granville Island Pavilion in Vancouver & the Edmonton Pavilion… a great inspiration to do so! Congratulations to all who have devoted so much time & effort.” […]

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A credit to Canadians

October 30th, 2006

“I am supporting the Trans Canada Trail because I think it is now, and will be when completed, an achievement that should be known world-wide. It encourages people to get out and enjoy the great outdoor wonders of our country. Your endeavours are a credit to our nation – Canada.” – Fern Buechler, Oshawa, ON

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A legacy for future generations

October 30th, 2006

“The Trail connects Canadians by making the natural wonders of our great country accessible. The Trail project directly affects citizens. It fosters major environmental awareness across the country. It is a tangible example of positive, constructive patriotism! The Trans Canada Trail is a wonderful legacy for future generations. I am happy and proud to be […]

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Head outside

October 30th, 2006

“I support the Trans Canada Trail as I believe everyone should experience a little bit of outdoor Canada. All too often we are caught up in our own world… We need to see what our country has and the only way to do that is to head outside and see for yourself.” – K. Kachanoski, […]

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Enjoy the view

October 30th, 2006

“We feel honoured to have a lakefront Trail. We use it for walking as well as biking. We are always pleased to see others enjoying it as well. People who normally wouldn’t get out walking are doing just that… and who wouldn’t with such beautiful surroundings? Thanks!” – active Trail supporters Karen and Joseph

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Trail users voice their support

October 30th, 2006

“The Trans Canada Trail is a tribute to the Canadian people and to our beloved country. Where else could such a huge undertaking take place? Canada is an enormous country inhabited by few people from various backgrounds and yet it is managing to ‘pull off’ this miracle of having an 18,000 kilometre Trail linking our […]

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New Trail map for Greater Sudbury

October 29th, 2006

Users will have an easier time finding their way around Sudbury’s recreational trail system, thanks to the fine folks at Rainbow Routes. When completed (only 33 km. to go!), Sudbury’s portion of the Trans Canada Trail will total 100 kilometres. Visit www.rainbowroutes.com for more information.

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All about Ottawa in The Independent of London

October 29th, 2006

An excellent survey article extolling the outdoor virtues of our capital city was recently published in The Independent. Touching on Gatineau Park, excellent cycling, winter activities and, of course, the Trans Canada Trail, author Cathy Parke makes a persuasive case for a visit to Ottawa. See the full article at redorbit.com.

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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: Douglas Gibb
Trail: Whitehorse Copper Trail