THE FIRST GIFT
- The first gift to the Trail was recorded in 1993.
- Thanks to the vision and support of Canada Trust, Canada Post, Chrysler Canada, The Sports Network (TSN) and Réseau des sports (RDS), Trans Canada Trail launched the concept to the public, in 1994. These corporations provided solid credibility from the outset and laid the groundwork for many supporters to follow.
THE METRE PROGRAM
- To kickstart fundraising efforts, in 1994, Trans Canada Trail began to raise funds through the sponsorship of metres of the Trail. Every donation of $36 would help to build one metre of the Trail.
- The route of the Trail across the country was adjusted several times, in consultation with provincial and territorial trail organizations.
Trans Canada Trail’s story is one of dreamers and doers. Albertan Bill Pratt and Quebecker Pierre Camu envisioned a coast-to-coast-to-coast trail connecting Canadians to nature and to one another. On December 14, 1992, Trans Canada Trail was established as a registered charity.