In 2017, we celebrated the connection of The Great Trail – an ambitious dream that began 25 years ago. Stretching over 24,000 kilometres, the Trail connects 15,000 communities, and is within 30 minutes of 80% of Canadians.
As the holiday season approaches, the pressure mounts to find a meaningful present for friends and family. By donating to Trans Canada Trail (the non-profit organization that leads the development of The Great Trail), you give a lasting gift to your loved ones while ensuring the Trail exists for generations to come. It’s a gift that gives again and again.
Here are some of the many ways your donation makes a difference.
You support innovative new Trail sections
This innovative new section, built with the help of Pride Marine Group, is crucial to providing safe passage under the provincial highway at Hunters Bay Bridge. Offering an all-new perspective of Hunters Bay, the greenway route is specifically designed for walking, hiking and cycling. Projects like this are only possible with your generous gift.
You commemorate your loved ones on the Trail
Have your name on the Ottawa pavilion!
You empower local volunteers
You help to create more greenway on the Trail
Other wonderful achievements in 2017 include the connection of the non-motorized Chief Isadore Trail in BC, and the addition of the East Coast Trail in Newfoundland – two Trail sections providing spectacular scenery and experiences.
However, we know we can do even better as we move forward into 2018. Your continued support is critical to providing our Trail partners with the means to make their Trail sections safer by converting interim road routes to greenway – making the Trail more enjoyable for hikers, cyclists and walkers.
You help us forge closer bonds with Indigenous communities
We’koqma’q First Nation helped to create a water access point on Skye River as it enters the Lake, which connects to an interpretive section of the Trail.
Eskasoni First Nation also developed a water access point on Goat Island, connecting the water trail to another land trail for tourists and locals. Meanwhile, Potlotek First Nation developed a water access point near the sacred site of Chapel Island, linking The Great Trail to this National Historic Site and sacred place to the Mi’kmaq communities.
TCT’s mission to create closer relationships with Indigenous communities across Canada is fuelled by your generosity.
Making a donation to TCT is simple!
Visit TheGreatTrail.ca or contact our Donor Services Team at 1-800-465-3636 or firstname.lastname@example.org