24 August, 2018

The Great Trail Treasure Hunt

The Great Trail Treasure Hunt is back! After the success of last year’s cross-Canada event, Trans Canada Trail (TCT) and Canadian Geographic are teaming up once again to invite Canadians to find hidden treasure along The Great Trail of Canada.

The treasure hunt – the biggest of its kind in Canada – begins on Wednesday, June 19 and will end on Sunday, August 18. This year, 200 treasure boxes will be up for grabs on The Great Trail in every province and territory. Any adventurer who finds a treasure box and enters the contest will have a chance of winning incredible prizes.

Visit The Great Trail Treasure Hunt website to view a map and clues as to the locations of boxes along The Great Trail. If you are the first to find a box, you can take home an array of items, including a special “This is Canada” coin, designed by the Royal Canadian Mint. And, anyone who finds a box can enter the redemption code on the website to be entered into weekly draws for Nikon Coolpix cameras, SPOT X 2-Way Satellite Messengers, gift certificates for shoes from KEEN Footwear, Parks Canada Discovery Passes, a one-month supply of CLIF Bars, and more! And, all finders are entered into the grand prize draw, which includes a trip for two on One Ocean Expeditions’ 10-day Fins and Fiddles Adventure Cruise, a Destination Canada Canadian Signature Experience. This voyage explores Canada’s East Coast and includes a zodiac ride to Sable Island to see its wonders including its famed wild horses.

This year, there are also prizes for the Trail’s “superusers.” Hunters who find five or more boxes will be eligible to win a $500 voucher for a new bike courtesy of Clif Bar & Company, a Compass Rose Coin designed by the Royal Canadian Mint, and a hiking trip for two on Newfoundland’s wild Atlantic coast, courtesy of Quench Trip Design.

The contest runs from June 19 to August 18, 2019, so get out and discover Canada on The Great Trail! Be sure to share your adventures on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #GreatTrailTreasure to earn more weekly draw entries.


TCT and Canadian Geographic gratefully acknowledge the support of the following sponsors: One Ocean Expeditions, Quench Trip Design, KEEN Footwear, Nikon Canada, Clif Bar & Company, The Royal Canadian MintSPOT Satellite GPS Messenger, Parks Canada and The Globe and Mail.


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