Do Something Great

The great thing about The Great Trail is pretty much everything. It covers Canada from coast to coast to coast, across rivers and lakes, flatlands and tall peaks. And it’s right in the backyard of most Canadians.

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Explore great landscapes

The Great Trail connects Canada and Canadians.
Covering 24,000 kilometres, or almost 15,000 miles, The Great Trail is the longest network of multi-use recreational trails in the world. Along the way it links 15,000 communities from the east to the west to the Northwest Territories. Discover them all on our interactive map.
Explore the map
Explore great landscapes
Push great limits

Push great limits

On two feet or two wheels, it’s up to you.
Covering some of the world’s most dramatic landscapes, The Great Trail is more than just an alternative to the gym. On this network of multi-use recreational trails, you can challenge yourself to hike farther, pedal faster, paddle better and climb higher. Discover stories of people who push their limits on land and water.
GET INSPIRED

Experience great moments

Everyone has a different experience of The Great Trail.
Maybe you’re seeking a scenic alternative to your daily commute. Perhaps you’re planning an idyllic picnic with friends or family. Or you might be looking for solace in nature while staying close to home. No matter where you are in Canada and where you interests lie, you can find your place on The Great Trail.
Read Great Stories
Experience great moments
Travel to great places

Travel to great places

Canada’s scenery changes constantly and will wow you at every turn.
You’ll see beaver dams and beaches, cities and cliffs, forests and mountains, lakes and lighthouses, seascapes and rivers, wetlands and windmills, wilderness and waterfalls… there’s so much greatness to explore for young and old alike.
Plan your Journey

Meet great people

The Great Trail connects Canada, Canadians and visitors
We live in a world of hyperconnectivity, where nature is often experienced vicariously through a screen rather than through direct contact. That’s why we invite you rediscover your connection to nature on The Great Trail of Canada by joining one of our Instameets. The Trail is great because it’s for everyone, but it’s even better when it’s shared with others.
JOIN THE COMMUNITY
Meet great people


Whether you’re an avid outdoor enthusiast, or you just want to get out and enjoy nature, our #BetterTogetherTGT Instameets aim to bring people together and let everyone know that The Great Trail is closer than you think.

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You don’t need to quit your day job and travel across the globe for three months for an adventure to be worthy. Watch as cyclo-cross champion Maghalie Rochette cycles the Trail in her own backyard. There’s an adventure waiting around every corner!

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Whether outside or inside. On The Great Trail of Canada or in your kitchen, food is part of our lives, even essential! Check out this great breakfast recipe for Shakshuka by renowned Canadian chef Chris West.

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