We’re all in this together

Do something great…at home!

We have always believed that everything we do is better when we do it together. As the world faces an unprecedented health crisis, this still stands. We are still dedicated to encouraging solidarity, healthy outdoor lifestyles and supporting one another – but in a different way.

Our #BoredomBusters are our way of contributing to Canada’s #caremongering movement. This series of stories, games and timely suggestions are designed to brighten the days of everyone currently working from home, self-isolating or simply looking for ways to enjoy the outdoors safely or keep themselves or the kids entertained!


What we’re doing

Every day, our staff are closely monitoring updates from all governments and taking steps to help everyone in our community stay safe. Browse through our recent news items and announcements below.


Add a splash of colour to self-isolation 

Thanks to Crystal Salamon, one of our favourite artists, we’ll be sharing a brand new colouring sheet for you, your family and friends every week. Crystal will be creating a new design inspired by nature every Thursday, which you can print out, colour in and share with us on social media.  


Stories to warm your heart 

On days when we felt hopeless or powerless, we were buoyed up by stories about what ordinary people are doing to keep safe and to lift one another’s spirits. We’ll also be sharing stories on how to enjoy the outdoors responsibly, while maintaining social distancing and good hygiene habits.


Videos from our community and beyond 

Since the beginning of the pandemic, we’ve heard some great tips and tales from our Champions, our volunteers, our donors, our supporters and our staff.  We have also rediscovered some of our favourite nature videos from across the world.  


Bring the outside in

Need to take a breather? We’ve got you. Over the past few years, we created some “slow TV” videos – feature-length recordings of adventures along sections of The Great Trail of Canada that you can enjoy from your home. We’re glad that we can again share them with you now!  


Updates

To prevent the further spread of Covid-19, we strongly encourage everyone using trails in our network to keep a distance of at least two metres from others in accordance with public health guidelines. 

The situation evolves quickly, so we may not be made aware of all trail closures. We understand that the situation might be frustrating for Canadians who wish to enjoy some fresh air. However, some local volunteer trail organizations may be facing unforeseen challenges and may determine that it is in the public’s best interest to close their section. 

Before going outside, please consult the latest updates from the Government of Canada and World Health Organization, as well as your province/territory, your municipality and the organization that manages your chosen section of the Trail.