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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, […]


Lawrence Redfern is a TCT Volunteer because:

April 16th, 2015

“Trails improve people’s health and they benefit the local economy” “I am very excited to have a national trail running through our town.” “I take pleasure in long, slow walks and taking in all the natural beauty of the area.” “Trails are available to pretty well everyone in a community. I see people from 2 […]


Bryan Matheson is a TCT Volunteer because:

April 16th, 2015

“The TCT makes our community a better place to live in and to visit.” “I have a lot of pride in my community. Having the Trans Canada Trail through our community connects our country and represents many recreation pursuits including walking, hiking, biking and canoeing.”   Bryan Matheson is the Mayor of Lumsden, Saskatchewan, and […]


Harris Cox is a TCT Volunteer because:

April 16th, 2015

“I get to see what’s going on with animals and with people using the trails.” “I love grooming the trails in the winter. Every trail is multi-use, you can walk it, ski it, jog it, go dogsledding, I see parents with strollers too. It’s got something for everyone.” Harris Cox volunteers with the Klondike Snowmobile […]


Nicole Gagné is a TCT Volunteer because:

April 16th, 2015

“It brings so much to my community.” “I volunteer because it benefits everyone who uses the Trail in my community, including myself! It’s really hard work, but it’s worth it.” Nicole Gagné volunteers with the Conseil quebecois du sentier Transcanadien (Quebec Trans Canada Trail Council) in St-Basile-de-Portneuf, Quebec. Photo: Claire Sanford Ben O’Neill cutting brush […]


Ben O’Neill is a TCT Volunteer because:

April 16th, 2015

“It makes me proud to show my friends what I built.”   “I started volunteering because my parents made me. Just kidding! They did ask me first, but now I really like working on our trails. I like biking on the trail with my friends. Why would I bike on a sidewalk, when I could […]


Jamie Warren is a TCT Volunteer because:

April 16th, 2015

“I like to see trails being developed as assets within communities. I also volunteer because it is fun (which is probably the most important reason)”   “I volunteer because I like to give back to the community and I enjoy being part of something bigger than myself.” Jamie Warren volunteers with Newfoundland T’Railway trail organization. […]


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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