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New national partnership – February 23, 2021

Trans Canada Trail (TCT) and AccessNow – a Canadian social start-up that works through mapping to facilitate accessibility in countries around the world – are excited to announce a new partnership aimed at increasing accessibility on trails across the country. By working together on initiatives that lead to information being shared via the AccessNow app, Canadians will be able to discover barrier-free routes as well as identify areas where barriers still exist so they can be addressed, resulting in increased accessibility along The Great Trail.

Trans Canada Trail and AccessNow are thrilled to announce that they are working together with the Canadian Paralympic Committee and that Paralympians and Para athletes are working to map the accessibility of trails across the country. The project will use the AccessNow platform and technology to highlight lived experiences and provide people with a navigational resource to discover trail accessibility.


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Winter Mental Health Campaign Launch – February 1, 2021

The winter months in Canada bring opportunities for diverse outdoor activities. At the same time, winter can be a challenging season for people to maintain good mental, emotional and physical health – particularly during a global pandemic.

As Canadians look for safe outdoor opportunities that assist in coping with social isolation and with managing their physical and mental health, Trans Canada Trail (TCT) announces the launch of their Blahs to Ahhhs Winter Campaign, aimed at supporting Canadians as they navigate the coming months.




About The Great Trail of Canada and Trans Canada Trail

Touching every province and territory, stretching for more than 27,000 kilometres and profiling Canada’s diverse landscapes and cultures, The Great Trail of Canada is the world’s longest network of recreational trails. Supported by donations to Trans Canada Trail, The Great Trail links over 15,000 rural, urban and Indigenous communities from coast to coast to coast. It is a connector of people and communities, a national unity endeavour that brings together Canadians from all walks of life, enhancing their quality of life, and the communities where they live, work and play.


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