2 February, 2024

Black History on the Trans Canada Trail

Black History Month

Highlighting stories and sites of interest on or near the Trail across Canada

Jazz murals

February is Black History Month: a time to reflect on the history of Black communities across Canada and throughout the world, to celebrate and recognize the achievements of Black people across the country, and to highlight the lived experiences of these communities. It’s also a time to amplify these stories and bring them into our collective understanding of how Canada came to be: how it developed, and how it grew to what it is today.

However, we believe that Black history need not be confined to one month a year; rather, it should be part of our daily fabric, as we all work to better understand our collective past. This includes how Black communities were established and thrived despite racist laws and societal injustices. The effects of those injustices continue to be felt to this day.

We’ve put together a map with sites of interest relating to Black history both on and adjacent to the Trans Canada Trail, including museums, community centres, places of historical significance and more. This is by no means a comprehensive list, and additional information and resources will be added on an ongoing basis. Check out sites near you, or thousands of kilometres away – it’s up to you!

Toussaint Louverture Monument

Toussaint Louverture Monument

We will continue to add sites of interest to this story map, so check back for more.

Check out the map here