Niagara 2022 Canada Summer Games Torch Relay: June 6-15, 2022

Lighting up the Trail… with a torch relay!

This year, we here at Trans Canada Trail are celebrating an important milestone: our 30th anniversary! It just so happens that it’s also the 28th edition of the Canada Games, so what better way to celebrate our respective achievements than with a partnership?  

The 2022 Games will take place in the Niagara Region and feature 18 sports and over 5,000 participants. Sound amazing? We think so too. That’s why we’re proud to be partnering with the Niagara 2022 Canada Summer Games to celebrate, engage people from the region and beyond, and cheer on our athletes at the Games!  

Let’s embrace the outdoors, discover the diversity of our land and people, enhance our health and well-being, and share stories along our iconic Trail – which we’re delighted to say now spans coast to coast to coast, a significant improvement from its beginnings in 1992.  

The Torch has been lit!

On June 6, the Niagara 2022 #CSLTorchJourney officially began its 60-day, 1,200 km trek by foot, bike and boat across 21 communities across Quebec and Ontario via the Trans Canada Trail.

#LightUpTheTrail

The torch-lighting ceremony kicked off nine celebration events along the Trail. Thanks to everyone who came out!

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Michael Lindsay

Chair, Trans Canada Trail Board

Torchbearer in Ottawa on June 6

Emma Mohns

Director, Trans Canada Trail Board

Torchbearer in Ottawa on June 6

Guillaume Lamoureux

Mayor of La Pêche

Torchbearer in Wakefield on June 7

Sophie Chatel

Member of Parliament, Pontiac

Torchbearer in Wakefield on June 7

Theland Kicknosway

Indigenous youth trailblazer from the Potawatomi & Cree Nations and Trans Canada Trail Pathfinder

Torchbearer in Mont-Laurier on June 9

Bernard Pilon

Former Director, Le P’tit Train du Nord

Torchbearer in Mont-Laurier on June 9

Dr. Hugh Scott, MD

Former Trans Canada Trail Board member
(accompanied by granddaughter Léa Scalabrini)
Torchbearer in Mont-Laurier on June 9

Catherine Drouin

Municipal Councillor, Ville de Mont-Tremblant

Torchbearer in Mont-Tremblant on June 10

Marc L’Heureux

Prefect of Laurentians RCM

Torchbearer in Mont-Blanc on June 11

Richard Senécal

Executive Director, Conseil québécois du sentier Transcanadien

Torchbearer in Mont-Blanc on June 11

Marc Bourcier

Mayor of Saint-Jérôme

Torchbearer in Saint-Jérôme on June 12

Mathieu Traversy

Mayor of Terrebonne

Torchbearer in Terrebonne on June 13

Michel Thivierge

President, Club des routiers équestre

Torchbearer in Terrebonne on June 13

Bruny Surin

Olympic Champion Sprinter and 1985 Canada Games alum

Torchbearer in Terrebonne on June 13

Jean-Luc Caillaud

President, Conseil québécois du sentier Transcanadien

Torchbearer in Montreal on June 15

Simon Lanoix & Julie Chatelain

Trans Canada Trail Pathfinders

Torchbearers in Montreal on June 15