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Dempster Highway - Yukon

In 1999, the Klondike Snowmobile Association and the Yukon Government signed an agreement making the Dempster Highway part of the Trans Canada Trail. This rough gravel road runs from the Klondike Gold Fields near Dawson City to the NWT border through Gwich’in land.  It offers unparalleled wilderness

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Klondike Highway

The Klondike Highway brought fortune seekers here in 1898. Today trail users can trace their route from Whitehorse to Dawson City.  This paved road follows the old sleigh route along the Yukon River, crossing the forested uplands of the Yukon Plateau.  The somewhat gentle terrain features lakes, riv

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Klondyke Milennium Trail

Called the Wilderness City, Whitehorse boasts a vast network of trails. The GreatTrail runs through the town centre and along the majestic Yukon River, providing access to many of the city’s main sites. Don’t miss the SS Klondike, one of the largest 1930s sternwheelers to travel the Yukon River and

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Village of Haines Junction - Pine Lake Trail

Pine Lake is located on the Alaska Highway near the community of Haines Junction, Yukon territory, Canada. The small lake is best known as a campground destination and as a day use recreation park for canoeing, kayaking, fishing, picnicking and swimming. From the shores of the lake, looking north, o

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Ridge Road Heritage Trail

Experience the history of the Klondike Gold Rush on this Dawson City trail. Built in 1899, it was the first government-built wagon road and served as the major supply route to the gold fields. Some 40 000 gold-seekers flocked to the area and numerous historical sites and relics can be seen along the

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Yukon Achieves a Trans Canada Trail Connection Milestone

In late February 2016, the TCT proudly celebrated the Yukon’s Trail connection milestone, in excellent company! The Yukon became Canada’s third province or territory—after Newfoundland & Labrador and Prince Edward Island—to reach this milestone. This achievement was marked at the Yukon Sourdough

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Five Things You May Not Know About The Yukon

Where Does The Name Whitehorse Come From? Whitehorse, Yukon’s capital city, is named after the historic rapids on the Yukon River, which were said to resemble the flowing manes of charging white horses. What Is a “Sourdough”? Sourdough bread was a crucial means of survival for miners living in the h

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My Canadian Journey: Destination Yukon!

“Depending on the time of day, the Ogilvie Mountains shimmer pink, cream, beige and even blue,” recalled Annika Wichter, describing the view from her bicycle on the Trans Canada Trail (TCT) in the Yukon. “It’s breathtaking. Being on a bicycle lets you really savour the colours.” Annika and her fianc

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Q& A With TCT’s Official Partner in the Yukon: Meet Mark Daniels

Who better to discuss the Trans Canada Trail (TCT) in the Yukon than the president of the Klondike Snowmobile Association (KSA)—the official partner of the TCT in the territory? President Mark Daniels and his fellow volunteers maintain 600 kilometres of trail year round. That includes approximately

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Virtual visits with Parks Canada

Explore sections of The Great Trail of Canada...virtually! Thanks to Google Street View technology, Parks Canada has put together some amazing virtual journeys, giving Canadians and anyone anywhere in the world the opportunity to virtually experience from their homes. All you need is a computer, mob

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Our Spring Cleanup Grant Program is back!

We are pleased to announce the return of our Spring Cleanup Grant Program, a funding initiative to support Trail groups as they spruce up their sections of The Great Trail of Canada. This year, 170 Trail groups across Canada will benefit from the grant, which amounts to more than $200,000 in funding

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Michael Lindsay appointed Chair of TCT Board of Directors

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Michael Lindsay as Chair of the TCT Board of Directors. Mr. Lindsay is taking over from Neil Yeates, who has served as Chair since 2017 and will remain a member of the Board.   Who is Michael Lindsay? Michael has spent more than ten years supporti

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Watson Lake

Trail section: Alaska Highway - Yukon The Watson Lake Pavilion is located on the Alaska Highway (Highway 1), across from the Sign Post Forest near the junction with the Robert Campbell Highway (Highway 4). The individuals listed on this pavilion played a crucial role in creating The Great Trail of C

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Spring 2019 prep

By Julie Chatelain and Simon Lacroix During the cold winter months, we had the opportunity to talk about our 2018 walk across the Maritimes twice in Ottawa (in our local community room and at Bushtukah) and in Victoria (at Robinsons Outdoor Store). Public speaking about our favorite topic always got

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Preserving the legacy through improvement projects

Generous donors and committed partners continue to support our shared mission of protecting and enhancing The Great Trail of Canada. This year, TCT funded 71 new improvement projects to help preserve the Trail’s legacy for Canadians and visitors alike. Among the achievements: TCT completed 81 signag

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Along with greenways and waterways, roadways are part of the Great Trail of Canada

The scope and diversity of The Great Trail mirror the varied majesty of the Canadian landscape. Stretching over 24,000 kilometres across the country, this massive trail of trails comprises over 400 sections on land and water – through areas that range from rugged backcountry to urban streets with hi

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