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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 […]


Big announcement in Thunder Bay on June 19, 2015

June 16th, 2015

We have some exciting news regarding Trail development in Northern Ontario! On June 19 2015 in Thunder Bay, Trans Canada Trail (TCT), TD Bank Group (TD) and the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) and distinguished guests—including TCT Champions Laureen Harper and Valerie Pringle— will be making an important announcement regarding a major joint contribution to its Chapter […]


The Adventure on the TCT begins for Woods Canada Dream Job Explorers

May 30th, 2015

The search for Woods Canada’s Dream Job Explorers ended on May 12, 2015. After interviewing all the candidates, the team at Woods couldn’t imagine the Dream Job trek with just two adventurers – so they decided to hire four, and announced that two couples – Cedric Schell & Magee Walker from Whistler, British Columbia, and Adam Kochanek […]


A Marathon Push for the TCT in Saskatchewan

May 29th, 2015

On June 21, the PotashCorp Mayor’s Marathon Day in Saskatoon will bring people out to enjoy the city’s Meewasin Trail—and help fund Trans Canada Trail development in the region. Saskatoon Mayor Don Atchison made a public announcement on March 12 this year that he intends to complete a marathon on June 21, which is National Aboriginal […]


National Volunteer Week 2015: A message from TCT’s President & CEO, Deborah Apps

April 18th, 2015

As National Volunteer Week draws to a close, I want to express my gratitude to all the TCT volunteers who have worked so hard to develop and steward Trail sections across the country. This year, the TCT was delighted to be able to profile some of our dedicated Trail volunteers in a series of videos, […]


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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