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Rick Long Completes TCT Trek Across BC

September 29th, 2015

Rick Long has a “bear-banger”… and he is not afraid to use it. Long and his son Michael had been hiking a section of the Trail near Lake Cowichan when they spotted a beautiful berry patch and decided to stop for lunch. That’s when the bush started shaking, and making crunching and munching noises. To […]


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 […]


Saskatoon mayor Don Atchison runs 58 kilometres for health and wellness, and the Trail

August 18th, 2015

With 22 hours, 58 kilometres, and months of training behind him, Saskatoon mayor and TCT Champion Don Atchison crossed the finish line of the very marathon he spearheaded, PotashCorp Mayor’s Marathon Day, which took place on June 21 between Whitecap Dakota First Nation and Wanuskewin Heritage Park in the Saskatoon region. “People were honking their […]


Celebrating Pan Am / Parapan Am Games’ connection to Canada’s national Trail

August 18th, 2015

The 2015 Pan Am / Parapan Am Games were especially significant for the TCT. They took place in Canada’s largest city, and like the TCT, sought to inspire Canadians with a sense of national pride. The 2015 Games also fostered Trail development in Ontario, thanks to a major commitment from the Government of Ontario almost two […]


Major support for Rouge Park in Toronto

August 18th, 2015

Not only is Canada’s first ever national urban park part of the TCT, but it’s about to get a lot bigger. On July 11, 2015, the Government of Canada announced it will contribute to the development of an additional 21 square kilometres in Rouge National Urban Park. This will increase the park’s boundaries by over […]


A brand new water Trail in British Columbia

June 30th, 2015

The new Sea to Sky Marine Trail—part of the Trans Canada Trail network—officially opened on Sunday, June 14, 2015 at Nexen Beach in Squamish, British Columbia amidst speeches from various dignitaries, including B.C. Lieutenant Governor Judith Guichon, MLA for West Vancouver-Sea to Sky Jordan Sturdy, Squamish Mayor Patricia Heintzman, TCT President & CEO Deborah Apps, […]


TCT Celebrates Meewasin Trail Reaching Two Milestones

June 30th, 2015

  Meewasin Valley Authority (MVA) launched the Meewasin Matters Trail Campaign in October 2013 to raise funds for extending the Meewasin Trail to Wanuskewin Heritage Park in the northwest and to Chief Whitecap Park in the southeast . And on Friday, June 5, MVA announced it reached two major milestones: achieving their fundraising campaign goal, and extending the […]


Celebrating the opening of Saskatchewan’s first water trail

June 29th, 2015

On June 6, 2015, Trans Canada Trail and Whitecap Dakota First Nation officially announced the grand opening of the Chief Whitecap Waterway, with a celebratory event in Saskatoon. The Chief Whitecap Waterway is the only water-based trail in Saskatchewan, now an official section of Canada’s national Trail, providing canoe and kayak enthusiasts a place to […]


Happy Canada Day! Canada’s National Trail is now 80 per cent connected

June 29th, 2015

As of July 1, 2015 and as Canada’s sesquicentennial fast approaches, the Trans Canada Trail is delighted to announce that it has reached 80 per cent connection. Watch the TCT Canada Day Video here. “The TCT is on a bold mission to fully connect our nation’s Trail by 2017, Canada’s 150th birthday and to being […]


Trans Canada Trail welcomes $2 million gift from the TD Bank Group and the Ontario Trillium Foundation, matched by Government of Canada

June 23rd, 2015

On June 19, 2015 at Fort William Historical Park in Thunder Bay, Ontario, the TCT held an event to announce it has received a $2 million joint gift from TD Bank Group and the Ontario Trillium Foundation – funds that have been matched by the Government of Canada with another $1 million grant, for a […]


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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