Trail Locator version 2 – Find pavilions, calculate distances & save your favourites!
Back in mid-August, we launched the new and improved Trail Locator and promised to let you know as soon as the Pavilion finder was up and running. Well it is! Along with two other new features that will help you plan trips and virtually explore the Trail anywhere in Canada.
To date, we have built 76 Pavilions across the country. You will find them all in a drop-down list. Simply click on the one you’re interested in and it will appear on the map. Zoom in using the + sign for street-level detail. Easy! And remember – a donation of $50 buys you an inscription in the Pavilion of your choice. It’s a great way to contribute to your community.
Here’s a problem: you want to hit the Trail but you don’t know how long your trip will be. Our new distance calculator will tell you. You can choose a starting and ending point with a few clicks and the distance will be shown to you in kilometres or miles. To shorten or lengthen your trip, just clear the end point and select again.
Are there parts of the country you’re dying to explore? Is there a trail in your area that you visit frequently? With the new My Favourites feature, you can add your favourites to a list that will be saved on your computer. Next time you log on, the trails of interest to you will be waiting.
For My Favourites to function properly, you may need to change your browser settings. For Mozilla users, here’s how: Click on Tools and select Options from the drop-down menu. Under the Private Data section, unclick the selection marked “Always clear my private data when I close Firefox”. Explorer has similar settings for you to adjust if need be.
Our beta version phase is coming to an end so we really need your feedback! We’d love to hear your comments and suggestions. Please feel free to contact our programmer directly by clicking on the Web Developer link at the bottom of every Trail Locator page. If you need help, call our toll-free number at 1-800-465-3636 and we will be happy to assist you.
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