Continuing Canada's trail-building legacy
Trail building has always been an important part of Canada’s heritage. Building on this rich history, Trans Canada Trail is committed to providing people with opportunities to connect with one another as well as with the Canadian landscape.Read more
Deepening our connections to Canada’s national Trail
In a world where technology allows us to communicate in ways we never thought possible, we continue to strive for a deeper connection. The Great Trail of Canada offers just that. Canada’s national Trail gives us the opportunity to connect meaningfully with our majestic landscapes, our history and our sense of belonging.Read more
Together, we’ve created the world’s longest network of recreational, multi-use trails. However, we’re only getting started.
Big steps on The Great Trail
We weren't kidding when we said we were only getting started after connection! Last year was filled with phenomenal achievements, inspiring stories and unforgettable moments.
A cross-Canada treasure hunt!
To celebrate the first anniversary of The Great Trail’s national connection, we invited Canadians with a knack for adventure to take part in The Great Trail Treasure Hunt. In partnership with the Royal Canadian Geographical Society (RCGS) and with the support of numerous sponsors, we hid 100 boxes along the Trail across Canada for participants to find. The contest proved so popular that we are organizing an even bigger treasure hunt for the summer of 2019!Lire la suite
Celebrating our partnership with Parks Canada
In September 2018, we joined Parks Canada to officially announce our partnership with the federal agency. We are so grateful to the Government of Canada for their generous support of $30 million through Parks Canada, and look forward to working closely with them in the coming years.Read more
Making an Impact
Dedicated donors are clearing the path to connection. Many trailblazers contribute directly to specific sections of this ambitious project, and we’d like to share a few of their stories.
“The Great Trail is a legacy that will forever be in our hearts, our minds and our explorations – now and in the future.”Read more
“The Great Trail connects communities across Canada, giving Canadians and visitors the opportunity to enjoy the natural beauty that makes our country so special."Read more
A Story of Collaboration
We’re immensely proud of the progress we’ve made on The Great Trail this year, and our sponsors have been with us every step of the way.
Our friends at KEEN Footwear continued to power The Great Trail app, which has garnered over 60,000 downloads so far. The app, available on iOS and Android devices, allows users to plan their journeys on The Great Trail. They were also among the sponsors for The Great Trail Treasure Hunt in 2018 and 2019.
With the ongoing assistance of Esri Canada, Canadians and visitors have the opportunity to discover the Trail through our interactive online map. By donating resources to help build and run this map, Esri has helped us to build an invaluable resource of shared knowledge that helps to promote The Great Trail and to preserve this national treasure.