St. John’s, NL Trans Canada Trail Pavilion relocation ceremony

July 20, 2009 | 4 comments

Some 60 people, including trail enthusiasts and retired railway workers, were on hand to take part in a museum opening and relocation ceremony for the Trans Canada Trail pavilion in St. John’s on June 12th, 2009. The pavilion was relocated to the grounds of the Railway Coastal Museum which occupies the 1st floor of the 104-year-old former CN train station on Water Street. Newfoundland T’Railway Council President Jamie Warren said the new site has a direct connection to the former railway line. Newfoundland’s portion of the national trail follows the 883-km route from St. John’s to Port aux Basques.

Trans Canada Trail Pavilion on the grounds of the Railway Coastal Museum, St. John's, NL

Trans Canada Trail Pavilion on the grounds of the Railway Coastal Museum, St. John's, NL


  • My late husband, Walter Fischer, purchased a piece of the Trail in 2000 for our Grandson, Justin McDowell. We were in St. John’s in 2003 and after great difficulty, found the location of the TCT Pavilion. Much to our disappointment, we learned the Pavilion had been vandalized and would be relocated. I’m very happy to hear this has finally happened. Would it be possible to get a picture of my Grandson’s name on the plaque? It would be greatly appreciated. Thank you very much.
    Joyce Fischer

    Joyce Fischer  |  July 23rd, 2009 at 7:57 am

  • We’re happy about the relocation, too! Newfoundland T’Railways found a great home for the pavilion.

    We have a few photos of panels for demonstration purposes only. If you require a mock-up of the panel containing your inscription, please contact donor service at 1-800-463-3636 or email They are available in clear .pdf format and can be enlarged.

    Trans Canada Trail National Office

    PS – Mrs. Fischer has received hers.

    Ringer  |  July 23rd, 2009 at 1:40 pm

  • I am so pleased that the TCTrail is in my hometown of Tuktoyaktuk. I have been fortunate to see the one, also, in St.Johns’, NF. Where are the pictures of the Opening of the TCT that was held,here, in Feb.2000 (I think)? There was a dear Elder from Tuk who carried the torch & now, she is no longer with us. Thank You so graciously for this wonderful creation of connecting Canada from all directions; N,S,E &W. I would like to purchase a space for my Family.

    Rosemary Lundrigan  |  September 1st, 2009 at 11:30 am

  • Having hiked the NL TCT-T’Railway from Port aux Basques to St. John’s in 2000 I was very disappointed to arrive at the end of my journey to a very confusing end of the trail and a locked up, empty railway building with no indication of the deep NL history of the railway and the trail today.

    I am very happy to see what is taking place today with the many improvements. Keep up the good work.

    Denis Dunne  |  May 5th, 2010 at 7:39 am

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