Beyond breaking records, Canada’s playground unites a nation of trailblazers

The Great Trail Citizens

Inspiring. Determined. Connected. These are just a few words that describe our Outdoor Nation – a diverse community of hikers, cyclists, photographers and adventurers who are united by The Great Trail of Canada. Some use The Great Trail every day or on weekends, and share their passion for it with their communities. Others undertake long-distance expeditions across Canada along the Trail – a feat that could take over two years to accomplish.

The experiences of our Outdoor Nation members continue to motivate us. Discover their stories below.

Trail Pioneers

Whether they experienced the Trail in its entirety or in sections, these trailblazers have already faced the daunting prospect of crossing Canada on foot – and rose to the challenge.

Whether eastbound (ESBO), westbound (WEBO) or Thru from west (THRUWE), they have become role models.

Discover or re-discover them.