28 February, 2017

TCT Staff Picks for Top Roadway Sections of The Great Trail

We asked our resident Trail aficionados to share some of their favourite roadway sections of The Great Trail…and these knowledgeable biking buffs did not disappoint!

Kristen Gabora, Trail Development Manager, Manitoba and Saskatchewan

Northern Sunrise County in the Peace River region of Alberta — rural roadways with gorgeous scenery and wide-open, beautiful farmland.

Clear Hills County in northern Alberta, it’s the last county before the border with BC — rural roadways with a stunning mix of forest, hills, open farmland and river valleys.


Carlton Trail from Fort Carlton Provincial Historic Park to Saint Walburg offers a scenic ride on grid roads in a remote area, with a ferry crossing at Wingard over the North Saskatchewan River. Tons of history —along with beautiful farm land, rolling hills, Hutterite Colonies, an abundance of wildlife, and a visit to Crooked Bush Grove.

Trisha Kaplan, Trail Development Manager, Western & Northern Canada

The Alaska Highway is a historically significant route and popular cycling adventure that was built during World War II to connect the United States to Alaska through Canada. It’s a beautiful section of roadway with decreasing traffic as you move north.

The Dempster Highway winds its way through the Ogilvie Mountains and Tombstone Territorial Park in Yukon – spectacular!

Angela Morin, Trail and Signage Coordinator, Eastern Canada

Highway 106 between Memramcook and Sackville is a quiet roadway that travels along a rural New Brunswick setting, offering a scenic view of farms, rolling countryside and the winding Memramcook River.

Trunk 4 is Nova Scotia’s provincial bicycle route. You can start in East Mountain, travel on rolling terrain past shaded forests and rural landscapes all the way to the Town of Pictou, or follow The Great Trail and experience the Gully Lakes Trail and Short Line Trail along the way.

Michael Goodyear, Trail Development Manager, Eastern Canada

Huron Cycling Route from Sudbury to Sault Ste. Marie for the experienced cyclist, which offers stunning views of the North Channel of Lake Huron.