The Coastal Link Trail
Trans Canada Trail (TCT) applauds and supports the Government of New Brunswick’s recognition of the importance of its trails through The New Brunswick Trails Action Plan. We are thrilled that the provincial government shares our view that trails are worth the investment – not just in terms of boosting the economy, but also in creating thriving, healthy communities.
Support locally. Impact nationally.
As part of the Action Plan, TCT will partner with our valued provincial trail groups to achieve our mutual objectives in health, well-being and the economy. As such, we are seeking financial support so that we can:
- Protect the Trail’s legacy by supporting the critical work of volunteers as they convert interim roadways to greenways and repair damage caused by natural disasters.
- Connect people by making the Trail more accessible and installing adapted signage for Trail enthusiasts of varying abilities.
- Connect places by linking more communities and developing new Trail sections that encourage Canadians and visitors to experience everything that our majestic country has to offer.
You have a role to play to ensure The Great Trail in New Brunswick remains a legacy that
we can all take pride in – now and forever.
Support something great for New Brunswick
When finished in 2023, the 130-kilometre Coastal Link Trail will be a provincial highlight – it will connect The Great Trail of Canada in Saint John, New Brunswick, with the East Coast Greenway at the Canada-U.S. border in St. Stephen. This international trail will also bring local communities together, linking St. Stephen with Oak Bay, St. Andrews, Pennfield and St. George.
Construction is currently underway along the Waterfront Trail in St. Stephen, which will form part of the Coastal Link Trail and will connect directly to the East Coast Greenway at the international border with Calais, Maine. As part of this work, existing trail infrastructure will be upgraded with a paved surface, which will improve accessibility and user experience. In addition, new trail infrastructure will be created to support safe active transportation. It is proposed that a trailhead will be built along this 1.8-kilometre section once work is complete.
To learn more about the Coastal Link project, click here to download the case for support. Or if you would like to learn how you can contribute to Canada’s national Trail, contact Simone Hicken at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All gifts of $1,000 or more will be recognized in St. Stephen once the project is completed.