a team of
thousands
dedicated to the enhancement of The Great Trail of Canada

What we do

We promote and assist in the development and use of The Great Trail of Canada - created by Trans Canada Trail (TCT) and our partners - by supporting success at the local level in the continued improvement and enhancement of this national network. Read on to find out more about the work of TCT, volunteers and donors and how we work together to enhance this cross-Canada legacy.

Our priorities

Quality Increase and improve the quality of the trail
Safety Improve safety and comfort of users
Inclusivity Be inclusive
Clarity Provide signage and wayfinding
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Projects on The Great Trail of Canada

Trans Canada Trail continues to grant funding to Trail groups to plan routes, acquire land permissions, install signage, hire engineering firms, enhance and maintain paths, and construct trailheads. Check out what we’ve done and what we’re working on across the country. *In Progress // **Completed
  • NU
    Kimmirut Visitor Centre: New donor recognition signs**
    1. The installation of signs acknowledging the contributions of donors at Kimmirut Visitor Centre.
  • NWT
    Hay River: Trail upgrades*
    2. The widening of the Trail in Hay River to accommodate yearly maintenance and allow for the installation of culverts and walkways, if necessary.
  • NWT
    Inuvik: Trail repairs and signage**
    3. Repairs were made to a 3-kilometre section of the Boot Lake Trail that was damaged by erosion, flooding and a landslide. Multi-lingual signs and wayfinders have also been installed.
  • NWT
    Tulita: New greenway and signage**
    4. Working with individuals from local Métis and First Nations communities, a new 8-kilometre greenway link was completed on Two Rivers Trail.
  • NWT
    Yellowknife: Pavilion renovation**
    5. Renovation of The Great Trail pavilion in Yellowknife.
  • YT
    Whitehorse: Trail repairs and signage**
    6. Degraded portions of the Whitehorse Connector Trail were resurfaced; trailhead and wayfinding signs have been installed.
  • YT
    Whitehorse: New greenway construction*
    7. The construction of a new 4.4-kilometre greenway to connect The Great Trail with the existing bike trail in the Gunnar Nilsson Mickey Lammers Research Forest, while allowing Trail users to stay off busy roadway.
  • YT
    Whitehorse: Pavilion renovation**
    8. The renovation of The Great Trail pavilion in Whitehorse.
  • AB
    Airdrie: Trail study, construction and upgrades*
    1. Supported the study and restoration of a historically significant bridge in Pony Truss Bridge Park and the development of an asphalt section that will connect the bridge to sidewalks on the main road.
  • AB
    Athabasca County: New greenway construction and trail upgrades**
    2. Development of a greenway to access the Colinton Bridge on the Athabasca Landing Trail. This new bridge allows users to stay on greenway, which completes a 16-kilometre off-road section of the Trail. Gates and signs to prevent vehicles from getting on the Trail have also been installed.
  • AB
    Athabasca County: Trail construction and upgrades**
    3. Three Bridges restoaration on the Athabasca Landing Trail.
  • AB
    Banff: Study and new greenway construction**
    4. Study and construction of a two-way dedicated greenway from the existing end of the Legacy Trail as it enters Banff, west to the crosswalk at Marmot Crescent.
  • AB
    Beiseker-Irricana: Trail construction and upgrades**
    5. Installation of a bridge and a culvert between Irricana and Beiseker.
  • AB
    Bragg Creek-Boundary Ridge: Trail upgrades*
    6. Tread rehabilitation of 550 metres of the Boundary Ridge Trail, and widening the junction of Iron Creek and Boundary Ridge for safety (the turn is currently too sharp).
  • AB
    Bragg Creek-Moose Loop: Trail upgrades**
    7. Upgrade the cross-country ski trail alignment for improved snow capture, snow retention, drainage and tread leveling.
  • AB
    Calgary: New greenway construction**
    8. Construction of a new 2-kilometre, 2.5-metre wide paved pathway extension to provide connectivity from existing TCT trails to the northern city limits, helping to reduce roadway on this section of the City of Calgary North Trail.
  • AB
    Cochrane: New wayfinding signs**
    9. Installed three trailhead signs and The Great Trail wayfinding signs along the Trail through Glen Eagles, East End Path and Riversong trail systems.
  • AB
    Desnethé: Trail upgrades*
    10. Widening of the Trail, installation of several culverts and construction of river landing and services with Smith's Landing First Nation on the Des Nethé Discovery Trail.
  • AB
    Fort Saskatchewan: New greenway construction*
    11. Construction of an underslung pedestrian bridge over the North Saskatchewan River, which will provide a strategic link in The Great Trail system.
  • AB
    Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park: Accessibility upgrades and signage*
    12. The construction of an accessible viewing platform over Tiger Lily Pond and the installation of four interpretive signs highlighting the flora, fauna and history of the area.
  • AB
    Irricana: New greenway construction*
    13. Construction of a 7.2-kilometre non-motorized Trail section (Meadowlark Rail Trail) with a granular surface, access controls and signage at all road crossings.
  • AB
    Maskwacis: Study for trail upgrades*
    14. Study to analyze the design of the south bank of the Battle River, east of Highway 2A to make recommendations on remediation of the slope failure and rebuilding of this section of the Diamond Willow Trail.
  • AB
    Opal: Trail construction*
    15. Construction of a 1.25-kilometre Trail section in northern Alberta to bridge a gap. This section is part of the Athabasca Landing Trail, a historic long-distance portage route linking fort Edmonton with Athabasca Landing.
  • AB
    West Bragg Creek: New greenway construction and trail upgrades*
    16. Installation of a new pedestrian bridge and 472 metres of guardrail along the West Bragg Creek Trail to protect Trail users from roadway vehicles.
  • BC
    Abbotsford: Study and trail construction**
    17. Supported a study of a proposed loop trail in Willband Creek Park to enhance trail experience. The project includes the development of a boardwalk which provides a greenway option for pedestrians and cyclists on the Abbotsford Discovery Trail.
  • BC
    ?aq’am: Study for trail construction*
    18. Initiated by the ?aq’am Band Council, this study is exploring the feasibility of building a Trail connection from the ?aq’am lands to the Trail in Cranbrook in order to provide a safe, non-motorized transportation route for members of the ?aq’am community.
  • BC
    Beaverdell: Trail repairs**
    19. Repair damage done to the Kettle Valley Rail Trail near Carmi/Wilkinson Creek due to erosion and landslides.
  • BC
    Boivin Creek-Elkford: Accessibility upgrades**
    20. Improve the existing washroom facilities located in Elkford's downtown hub along the Boivin Creek Walk. The upgrade to this portion of the Elk Valley Trail will provide accissible washrooms and running water.
  • BC
    Castlegar: Study**
    21. Egineering and design studies, as well as environmental assesements to upgrade and link trails from Castlegar to Nelson to permit the trail alongside the Columbia and Kootenay rivers to be biked.
  • BC
    Chilliwack: New wayfinding signs**
    22. The Great Trail wayfinding signs installed on the Chilliwack-Hope Alternate Cycling Route Connector.
  • BC
    Chilliwack Lake Provincial Park: New wayfinding signs**
    23. Eight wayfinding signs with The Great Trail branding and three Interpretive panels were installed on the Chilliwack River Valley Trail.
  • BC
    Cowichan Valley: New greenway construction and signage**
    24. A new 4.7-kilometre section of greenway along the Cowichan Valley Trail was built, eliminating the need for users travelling between Chemainus and downtown Ladysmith to venture onto a narrow secondary highway. A Trailhead and wayfinding signage was also installed.
  • BC
    Cranbrook: Trail construction and upgrades**
    25. Creation of three kilometres of new trails to the existing Cranbrook Loop Trail, resulting a loop that's half-urban pathway and half-forested rustic trail, and also providing a link to the NorthStar Rails to Trails.
  • BC
    Dawson Creek: Study for trail upgrades**
    26. A geotechnical investigation was done on the Brookside Walking Trail to assess the extent of the creek bank instability so that the trail can be safely relocated/repaired and re-opened for pedestrian traffic.
  • BC
    East Kootenay: Trail construction**
    27. Elk Valley Community Trail completed to link Elko to Elkford to join communities and provide an enhanced trail user experience.
  • BC
    Elk Lakes Provincial Parks: New wayfinding signs**
    28. Replacement of old TCT wayfinding signs at a the BC/AB border with The Great Trail branding.
  • BC
    Elk Valley-Fernie: Trail upgrades**
    29. Construction of a 5.5-kilometre single-track trail with a gentler grade, improved surface and more appealing route. This addition runs from the Porky Blue Intersection to Hosmer, that links the existing trail heading to Sparwood.
  • BC
    Elk Valley-Sparwood: New greenway construction and signage**
    30. Funding from TCT allowed a crossing point over a major highway in Sparwood on the Elk Valley Trail to move from an unregulated crossing to a pedestrian underpass. Wayfinding signs were added along the Trail.
  • BC
    Elkford: Trail upgrades**
    31. Extending and improving the surface of the current Elk Valley Trail in Elkford, and the development of a parking area for easier access.
  • BC
    Kettle Valley-Naramata: Trail repairs and upgrades**
    32. To prevent erosion caused by heavy waters flowing through the embankment in a steel pipe culvert, TCT supported the excavation of the channel walls, the filling of the upper channel and the improvement of the area surrounding the culvert.
  • BC
    Kootenay Boundary/Rural Grand Forks: Trail upgrades**
    33. Replaced decking on the Kettle River Trail - Cascade Trestle.
  • BC
    Langford: Trailhead installation**
    34. The installation of a double-faced trailhead sign, in French and English, along the BC/US border. The sign includes local and area mapping, trail use information, GPS location and link to the TGT website. This signage was supported by CLIF
  • BC
    Maple Ridge: Trail construction**
    35. Construction of a 3-metre wide, 243-metre long accessible path on the Ridge Meadows Trail that will link Thomas Haney Secondary School with new accessible Telosky Stadium sports facilities, improving active transportation in the area.
  • BC
    Morning Mountain-Nelson: New greenway construction**
    36. A 4-kilometre section of roadway was replaced by a greenway and bridge over Giveout Creek on the Castlegar to Nelson Trail (Morning Mountain Trail section).
  • BC
    Nanaimo: New wayfinding signs**
    37. Provided wayfinding signage to guide Trail users from the Regional District of Nanaimo South Trail parking lot to the Trail access point.
  • BC
    Nelson: Accessibility upgrades*
    38. Construction of a new, accessible washroom facility, a public bicycle repair station and a drinking water fountain/bottle filling station at the newly constructed waterfront plaza on Hall St.
  • BC
    Penticton: Trail repairs and signage**
    39. Construction and replacement of a masonry wall that failed due to excessive water build up on the Kettle Valley Rail Trail. Wayfinding signage has also been installed, contributing to enhancing the user experience.
  • BC
    Pitt Meadows: New wayfinding signs**
    40. Impoved and additional wayfinding signage along a popular route of the Ridge Meadows Trail.
  • BC
    Princeton: Trail upgrades**
    41. Construction of trailhead and parking lot to provide easy access from Highway 3 to this popular section of the Kettle Valley Rail Trail.
  • BC
    Slocan: Accessibility upgrades**
    42. Accessible picnic tables, parking stalls and washrooms on the north end of the Slocan Valley Rail Trail were installed. Surface upgrades were also done to improve accessibility.
  • BC
    Summerland: Trail repairs**
    43. Repairs on a section of the Kettle Valley Rail Trail where erosion and a landslide caused significant damage.
  • BC
    Tsawwasen to Langley Trail: New wayfinding signs**
    44. Provided funding for wayfinding signage in Tynehead Park.
  • BC
    Vancouver: Pavilion renovation**
    45. The Great Trail pavilion in Sutcliffe Park received much-needed renovations.
  • BC
    Victoria: Trail upgrades**
    46. Upgrades were made to the Johnson Street Bridge underpass.
  • BC
    Victoria: New greenway construction and accessibility upgrades**
    47. Supported the development of a fully protected two-way separated bicycle lane along the waterfront side of the roadway on Wharf Street, between Pandora Avenue and Government Street. This provides a cycling link from downtown to the new Johnson Street Bridge, connecting cyclists to the Galloping Goose Regional Trail.
  • BC
    Victoria: New Point Zero Marker**
    48. Produced and installed Point Zero commemorative marker at Clover Point Park.
  • MB
    Belair North: New greenway construction**
    1. Relocation of a 4-kilometre section of roadway on the Red River North Trail to a greenway on a former CN railbed.
  • MB
    Blue Water South Trail: New wayfinding signs**
    2. The installation of 62 The Great Trail wayfinding signs along the Blue Water South Trail near Lac du Bonnet.
  • MB
    Cabin Lake - Whiteshell Provincial Park: Study for trail upgrades**
    3. A study conducted to see if relocating a timber bridge to the crossing over Cabin Lake creek on the North Whitehsell Trail is the best solution. The relocation and installation of this historic bridge would allow year-round Trail connection and Trail users would feel safer and more comfortable.
  • MB
    East St. Paul: New greenway construction and trail upgrades**
    4. Connected a greenway to a new concrete bridge and 450-metre trail in the Regional Municipality of East St. Paul. By converting some of this existing roadway to greenway along this part of the Trail, users will feel safer and comfortable.
  • MB
    Hanson's Creek - Whiteshell Provincial Park: Study and trail upgrades**
    5. Assess the feasibility and logistics of relocating a timber bridge from King's Park in Winnipeg to this remote location at Hanson's Creek. This project was carried out and now provides a safe crossing over the creek and an improved user experience on the Centennial Trail.
  • MB
    Lac du Bonnet: Trail upgrades**
    6. Gravel added to the surface of a one-kilometre section of the Lee River Trail, as well as culverts, to increase safety and user experience.
  • MB
    North Winnipeg Parkway - Indigenous Interpretive Trail: Study for trail upgrades*
    7. The study looked at a community-led proposal that would rebrand the North Winnipeg Parkway with a traditional Indigenous name, and develop seven interpretive sites along the trail that explore the importance of the seven sacred teachings.
  • MB
    Penniac Bay: New greenway construction**
    8. A boardwalk to join the two sides of the Whiteshell Trail system, which eliminates the need for walkers, runners and cyclists to use the highway for a one-kilometre stretch.
  • MB
    Pinawa: Trail and accessibility upgrades**
    9. Funding was provided to upgrade the existing Pinawa Suspension Bridge and the trail entrance. Accessible washrooms were installed and upgrades to the parking area were done to improve access and overall user experience.
  • MB
    Red River North Trail: New wayfinding signs**
    10. The installation of eight trailheads and 600 The Great Trail wayfinding sings along the Red River North Trail from Winnipeg to Grand Beach.
  • MB
    Red River North Trail: New wayfinding signs
    11. The replacement of 12 signs along part of the Red River North Trail.
  • MB
    Rossburn Subdivision Trail: New wayfinding signs
    12. Installation of 130 The Great Trail wayfinding signs along the Rossburn Subdivision Trail
  • MB
    Stanley Trail: New wayfinding signs**
    13. The installation of 200 The Great Trail wayfinding sings along the Stanley Trail.
  • MB
    Town of Neepawa: New trailhead and wayfinding signs**
    14. The construction of a new trailhead and the installation of 34 The Great Trail wayfinding signs along the Trail in Neepawa.
  • MB
    Victoria Beach: Trail repairs and upgrades**
    15. This infrastructure project provided a safe crossing in a wetland area of the PTH 59 Causeway, as well as provided a safe cycling/hiking route connecting Albert Beach with Victoria Beach.
  • MB
    Winnipeg: Signage study
    16. An assessment of the status of signage along the Trail in Winnipeg and information about the quality of the Trail section.
  • MB
    Winnipeg: Trail upgrades
    17. Construction of structures based on the BenchMARK project which leverages the creativity and ideas of the design community to create places that are inviting, interesting, practical and worthy of discussion.
  • MB
    Winnipeg - Chief Peguis Trail: New wayfinding signs**
    18. Installation of 18 The Great Trail wayfinding signs along the Chief Peguis Trail.
  • MB
    Winnipeg - The Forks: Pavilion renovation**
    19. Renovation of the TCT pavilion at the Forks in Winnipeg
  • MB
    Winnipeg - Wolseley to Downtown Corridor: Study for trail upgrades*
    20. Study conducted to provide a design for an improved, on road cycling connection from Osborne Street to Raghlan Ave. This is a high-demand cycling route, would connect two existing pieces of infrastructure.
  • SK
    Coteau: New greenway construction**
    21. The Lake Diefenbaker Connection saw a new 2.9-kilometre section of year-round greenway built at the south end of the entrance to Chief Whitecap Waterway. This also helped in creating a unique destination experience with a local land developer, Danielson Provincial Park and Whitecap Dakota First Nation. This project also involved the installation of new The Great Trail wayfinding signs.
  • SK
    Duck Lake - Many Nations Tourism Corridor: Study for new greenway construction*
    22. A study was initiated to assess the feasibility of developing a 25-kilometre section of greenway that would serve as an integral part of a new Indigenous tourism destination being developed at Beardy's & Okemasis' Cree Nation and Fort Carlton Provincial Park.
  • SK
    Good Spirit Lake Trail: New wayfinding signs**
    23. Installation of two The Great Trail wayfinding signs.
  • SK
    Lumsden: Trail and accessibility upgrades**
    24. Along the Qu’Appelle Valley Waterway, five access points were completed, with signed, levelled and gravelled areas to allow proper access to the water. These access points are crucial to safety and improve accessibility.
  • SK
    Meewasin Valley Trail: New wayfinding signs**
    25. The installation of 10 bilingual The Great Trail wayfinding signs.
  • SK
    Melville: Bridge and new greenway construction**
    26. Construction of bridge over a creek to allow for non-motorized transportation and a new greenway portion that allows for a connected greenway experience from the regional park to schools, as well as both residential and commercial areas.
  • SK
    Moose Jaw: Culvert bridge construction*
    27. A concrete culvert bridge crossing was built on the Wakamow Trail to replace a seasonal, and at times unsafe, rock crossing. This project also involved a consultation process with local Indigenous representatives, in order to decide on a name for the bridge that honours the Indigenous community.
  • SK
    Regina to White Butte: Trail construction and upgrades**
    28. Connection of TGT by way of the White Butte trail system to the City of Regina path system.
  • SK
    RM of Edenwold: New greenway construction**
    29. The Great Plains Extension project comprised of a newly constructed 2.3-kilometre greenway along a major service roiad linking existing Trail in the Town of White City and extending it through the development of Emerald Park.
  • SK
    RM of Edenwold: New wayfinding signs**
    30. The installation of 50 The Great Trail wayfinding signs.
  • SK
    RM of Loreborn: New wayfinding signs**
    31. Installation of eight The Great Trail wayfinding signs.
  • SK
    RM of Meeting Lake: New wayfinding signs**
    32. The installation of 20 The Great Trail wayfinding signs.
  • SK
    RM of Mervin: New signage**
    33. The installation of two wayfinding signs, two interpretive signs and wildlife warning signs along the Trail in Mervin.
  • SK
    RM of Stanley: New wayfinding signs**
    34. The installation of 37 The Great Trail wayfinding signs.
  • SK
    Saskatoon: Accessibility upgrades**
    35. Enhancements were made to a busy 0.25-kilometre section of the Meewasin Valley Trail to make it wheelchair accessible.
  • SK
    Shaunavon: Trail upgrades**
    36. A portion of an existing Trail was re-paved to provide a smooth surface for increased safety and accessibility.
  • SK
    St. Walburg: Trail and accessibility upgrades**
    37. Addition of a 2-kilometre accessible Trail along a former rail bed in a rural community.
  • SK
    Town of Outlook: New wayfinding signs**
    38. The installation of 18 The Great Trail wayfinding signs.
  • SK
    Yorkton: Study for trail upgrades**
    39. A floating boardwalk received major repair work to maintain Yorkton Trail's connection through the Ravine Ecological Preserve, and rerouted a previous detour through wetland area.
  • NB
    Canterbury: Trail repairs**
    1. Replacement of a culvert by the Shogomoc Walking Bridge.
  • NB
    Edmunston: Trail repairs**
    2. This emergency project replaced a culvert on the Petit-Témis Trail that was damaged by a washout approximately 20 ft across and 10 ft deep.
  • NB
    Grand Falls: Study for trail upgrades**
    3. Study to provide a solution to existing erosion issues along the Wolastoq Valley Trail.
  • NB
    Hampton: Trail repairs**
    4. Repaired damage on the Saint John to Hampton Trail due to recent washouts, removed debris and replaced gravel surface.
  • NB
    Hampton: New wayfinding signs and interpretive signs**
    5. The installation of The Great Trail wayfinding signs and new interpretive signs along the Trail in the Town of Hampton.
  • NB
    Moncton: Trail repairs*
    6. Repair of an existing bridge that links The Great Trail from Moncton to Dieppe.
  • NB
    Quebec-New Brunswick: Trail repairs and upgrades**
    7. The 20-year old Petit-Témis Trail, which runs through Quebec and New Brunswick, required repairs to the surface, culverts and fences.
  • NB
    Quebec-New Brunswick border: New CLIF trailhead**
    8. The installation of a new trailhead, sponsored by CLIF, along Le Petit Témis.
  • NB
    Quispamsis: New wayfinding signs**
    9. Old signs were updated with The Great Trail logo on the Saint John to Hampton Trail.
  • NB
    Saint John and St. Stephen: Study for trail construction**
    10. Route development and assessment for the Coastal Link Trail.
  • NB
    Streets Brook Connection - Grand Falls: Trail repairs*
    11. A storm caused severe washout on a culvert on this section of the Wolastoq Valley Trail that forced users to detour off Trail and onto a nearby roadway. Replacement of the infrastructure reestablished this critical link.
  • NB
    Wolastoq Valley: Study for trail upgrades**
    12. Study to evaluate adding counters to the Wolastoq Valley Trail that will bolster TCT's ability to accurately describe user motivation, effects of improved infrastructure, and effectively target strategies.
  • NL
    Corner Brook: Study**
    13. Study to identify rerouting of a section of the T'Railway to a safer and more accessible path.
  • NL
    Fort Amherst to Cape Spear: Trail upgrades**
    14. Upgrades were made in some areas to ensure connection to Cape Spear, the easternmost point in North America.
  • NL
    Mount Pearl: Trail repairs and upgrades**
    15. Resurfacing of six kilometres of the T'Railway from Mount Pearl to St. John's and installation of 4 gates and 10 benches, making the section more accessible and enjoyable for all.
  • NL
    Newfoundland T'Railway: New wayfinding signs**
    16. 752 The Great Trail wayfinding signs were installed along the Newfoundland T'Railway.
  • NL
    St. John's: Trail repairs**
    17. Supported the East Coast Trail Association to replace the Freshwater River Bridge, ensuring that this Trail section remains open and safe for Trail users.
  • NL
    St. John's: Trail repairs**
    18. Removed and replaced old infrastructure at the Spout Path camp site on the East Coast Trail, making the Trail safer and more enjoyable for users.
  • NL
    Topsail Beach to Portugal Cove: Trail repairs and upgrades**
    19. This project focused on redeveloping this section of the East Cost Trail, and installing a trailhead and wayfinding signage along the way.
  • NS
    Amherst: Trail repairs**
    20. Supported trail rebuilding along the Long Lake Trail, necessary for safe access to the Chignecto Ship Railway Trail.
  • NS
    Atlantic View Trail: Updated interpretive panels**
    21. The replacement of three interpretive panels that needed to be refurbished.
  • NS
    Cole Harbour: Trail repairs and upgrades**
    22. The Salt Marsh Trail has been vulnerable to washouts, so repairs and upgrades were focused on fixing two kilometres of the Trail that needed attention.
  • NS
    Cole Harbour: New greenway construction**
    23. This project resulted in the completion of a new 0.66-kilometre greenway trail connection between the Bissett Trail and the Heritage Trail. In addition to the benefits of roadway conversion, this project also encourages active transportation and increase usage in the area.
  • NS
    Cole Harbour: Trail repairs and upgrades**
    24. Upgrades were done to four old railway bridges on the Shearwater Flyer Trail to ensure that this Halifax active transportation route remains operational.
  • NS
    Cole Harbour: Study for trail upgrades**
    25. An engineering study was done with an aim to increase the number of parking spaces for users at the intersection of the Salt Marsh, Shearwater Flyer and Heritage Trails.
  • NS
    Cumberland - Cove Rd to Main St: New greenway construction**
    26. Supported the construction of the Black River Trail section - a 4-kilometre section of greenway, including a bridge, that was built to replace a roadway. This project also included the installation of 40 The Great Trail wayfinding signs.
  • NS
    East Hants: New greenway construction and trail upgrades**
    27. Supported the addition of 8 kilometres of greenway extending from Lantz to Elmsdale, including a pedestrian bridge over the Nine Mile River. This project included the installation of 14 The Great Trail wayfinding signs.
  • NS
    Gaetz Brook Connector - Chezzotcook: Study and new greenway construction*
    28. Funding supported an engineering study to construct a 7-kilometre section of greenway along a former rail line. Trail construction is now underway.
  • NS
    Goat Island: Trail and accessibility upgrades**
    29. Improvement project on the Bras d'Or Lake Water Route at the Eskasoni First Nation Goat Island site that will see shoreline protection from erosion, and installation of a concrete ramp with handrails for accessibility.
  • NS
    Halifax: Pavilion renovation**
    30. The renovation of The Great Trail pavilion in Halifax.
  • NS
    Head of Chezzetcook: Study for trail upgrades*
    31. Study to determine necessary stabilization work to minimize future erosion on the Blueberry Run Trail.
  • NS
    Kemptown: Trail repairs and construction**
    32. Tear out and replacement of a 30-foot section of boardwalk on the Gully Lake Trail and addition of 70-feet to this boardwalk.
  • NS
    Mabou: Trail repairs*
    33. Emergency trail repair underway after erosion of the adjacent riverbank.
  • NS
    Mulgrave: New greenway construction and trail upgrades**
    34. Part of this project focused on converting roadway to greenway - a 1.2-kilometre trail extending from the existing Scotia Trail north towards Cape Breton.
  • NS
    Musquodoboit Trailway: Study for new greenway construction**
    35. Little River Greenway engineering study to transition the Trail from a busy roadway to a greenway.
  • NS
    New Glasgow: Trail upgrades*
    36. Improvements of the Samson Trail to provide safe, accessible active transportation opportunities.
  • NS
    North Sydney: Trail construction and upgrades**
    37. Contributed to the Ballast Grounds water access point construction project, which included site prep, shelter, benches, picnic tables and garbage bins. One trailhead was also installed at the site.
  • NS
    Porters Lake: Trail repairs and upgrades**
    38. Completed repair and improvement of Gaetz Greenway Bridges on the Chezzetcook Musquodoboit Trail.
  • NS
    Rock Elm - Goat Island Access Point: Trail and accessibility upgrades**
    39. Funding provided to Eskasoni First Nation in order to improve accessibility to the Bras d'Or Lake Water Route for individuals with limited mobility, as well as to enhance the staging area.
  • NS
    Tatamagouche - Short Line Trail: New wayfinding signs**
    40. The installation of 30 The Great Trail wayfinding signs along the Short Line Trail.
  • NS
    Town of Pictou: New kilometre markers, wayfinding signs and a trailhead**
    41. The installation of 14 co-branded kilometre markers, 5 co-branded signs and a trailhead.
  • NS
    Town of Westville: New wayfinding signs**
    42. The installation of 6 The Great Trail wayfinding signs.
  • NS
    Trenton: Trail upgrades**
    43. New trail surface was complete on a 4-kilometre section of the Trenton Airport Trail. This enhancement will attract more cyclists to the Trail, as well as hikers and walkers. In the winter, the Trail shines as a go-to destination for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.
  • NS
    Truro - Fundy Discovery Site: Trail construction and upgrades**
    44. Supported funding to expand services at this tourist hub, including an asphalt trail link to the nearby town of Truro. The new asphalt trail is now accessible to cyclists and other wheeled users, opening up the experience for even more people to enjoy.
  • NS
    Various Trails - Nova Scotia: Study for trail upgrades and signage**
    45. This study was to develop wayfinding signage guidelines for both on road and off road trail. Wayfinding guidelines would help coordinate efforts and help enhance the quality of the projects in the area.
  • NS
    Whycocomagh - Skye River Access Point: Trail upgrades**
    46. Supported in this safety and accessibility project that secured an existing dock to make it safe for users at this water route access point for the Sky River Trail.
  • ON
    Atikokan: Trail upgrades*
    47. Trail clearing from the town of Atikokan to the Nordic Lake trailhead. This clearing of the trail is necessary to keep connection from the town to the water route.
  • ON
    Blind River: New greenway construction and trail upgrades**
    48. Supported development of converting a roadway into a universally accessible 2-kilometre greenway and active transportation corridor joining Mississauga First Nation to the Town of Blind River's Boom Camp Trail. This project also included the installation of The Great Trail wayfinding signs.
  • ON
    Brock - Durham Region: Trail and accessibility upgrades**
    49. Removal of cement barriers and replacement with gates on the Beaver River Wetland Trail, improving accessibility while managing access for maintenance workers and emergency vehicles - enhancing overall safety in the area. Old bridges were also repaired to further ensure a safe experience for all users. This project also includes the installation of 14 The Great Trail wayfinding signs.
  • ON
    Caledon: Replacement of signage**
    50. The refurbishment of old TCT signs with The Great Trail wayfinding signs. The provision of six new interpretive panels and updates to nine map panels.
  • ON
    Caledon: Trail repairs and upgrades**
    51. Bridge repairs done on the Caledon Trailway Bridge, which is frequently enjoyed by walkers, hikers and cyclists.
  • ON
    Caledon: Trail repairs and upgrades*
    52. The rehabilitation of an old bridge by Kennedy Road on the Caledon Trailway.
  • ON
    Cambridge: New wayfinding signs**
    53. The installation of new wayfinding signs along the Trail in Cambridge.
  • ON
    Chatham-Kent: New greenway construction and trail upgrades**
    54. Supported project to transition a roadway to a greenway on the Round River Trail, creating a safer and more enjoyable experience for both commuters and recreational users.
  • ON
    Chatham-Kent: Trail and accessibility upgrades**
    55. Numerous upgrades - tread improvements, culvert replacements, fencing and gates - were done to help make the CASO Rail Trail more accessible to all, and encourage more people to embrace active transportation in the area.
  • ON
    District of Algoma: New wayfinding signs**
    56. The installation of 36 The Great Trail wayfinding signs.
  • ON
    Dryden: New wayfinding signs**
    57. The installation of 18 The Great Trail wayfinding signs.
  • ON
    Durham Region: Trail repairs and upgrades**
    58. Supported funding to remove cement barriers and replace them with gates, as well as for repairs to the old bridges to ensure a safe experience along the Beaver River Wetland Trail.
  • ON
    Espanola Provincial Highway: New wayfinding signs**
    59. The installation of nine new wayfinding signs.
  • ON
    Frontenac: New wayfinding signs**
    60. The installation of three new trailheads on the K&P Trail.
  • ON
    Greater Sudbury - Hillfield Trail: Trail and accessibility upgrades**
    61. Upgrades were made to create a 1.2 km wheelchair accessible section. Clear signage and rest areas for points of interest were also supported to ensure a better Trail experience for all users.
  • ON
    Huntsville: CLIF Trailhead**
    62. The installation of a new trailhead, sponsored by CLIF, along the Trail in Huntsville.
  • ON
    Jackson Creek Kiwanis Trail: New wayfinding signs**
    63. The installation of 28 The Great Trail wayfinding signs.
  • ON
    Kawartha Lakes: Trail repairs and upgrades**
    64. Re-decking of the existing Omemee Bridge was done to ensure safety for local residents and tourists.
  • ON
    Kawartha Lakes: Trail upgrades**
    65. Installation of four bike repair stations along the Kawartha Trans Canada Trail. As a result, this Trail section is now safer for cyclists, which will bolster this section as a tourist destination.
  • ON
    Kelly Lake Boardwalk: Trail repairs and upgrades**
    66. This section of the Trail is often flooded, creating wear and tear on the boardwalk, which was replaced. This project allowed TCT to maintain connection throughout every season of the year, as well as bolster usage and increase safety for all users.
  • ON
    Lake Huron North Channel: Signage study**
    67. An assessment of existing signage and the installation of new signs.
  • ON
    Lake Superior Water Route: Trail and accessibility upgrades*
    68. The installation of four canoe/kayak lockers in four waterfront communities at key access points along the north shore of Lake Superior.
  • ON
    Malahide: New wayfinding signs**
    69. The installation of 150 The Great Trail wayfinding signs along the Aylmer Kinsmen Trail.
  • ON
    Maukinak Trail: Trail repairs**
    70. Repairs were required to the portages on the Maukinak section of Path of the Paddle to ensure canoeists would continue to travel the length of the waterway.
  • ON
    Municipality of Dutton Dunwich: New wayfinding signs**
    71. The installation of new wayfinding signs along the Trail.
  • ON
    New Tecumseth: Trail upgrades**
    72. Two parking lots have been constructed to increase access to the Trail and make it more convenient for users.
  • ON
    Nipigon: Trail upgrades**
    73. Infrastructure improvements to the Nipigon River Recreation Trail.
  • ON
    Omemee: Trail repairs and upgrades**
    74. Repairs to a historical trestle bridge where the aging lumber used for decking was replaced with plastic lumber that will improve safety and accessibility, as well as reduce annual maintenance costs.
  • ON
    Orillia: Study and trail upgrades*
    75. Structural assessments underway to replace a bridge and install new culverts to ensure the safe passage of all users on the Uhthoff Trail.
  • ON
    Peterborough: Study for trail upgrades**
    76. This study determined what work would be needed to keep the bridges on the Jackson Creek Kiwanis Trail in the Otonabee Region open and safe to ensure connection.
  • ON
    Peterborough-Hastings: New wayfinding signs**
    77. Installation of 75 The Great Trail wayfinding signs on the Lang-Hastings Rail Trail.
  • ON
    Sables-Spanish River: Trail upgrades**
    78. Surface treated on Huron Shores Trail's Lee Valley Road section with an overlay to improve infrastructure and user safety.
  • ON
    Severn: Trail and accessibility upgrades**
    79. This project focused on replacing barriers with gates, making the Uhthoff Trail more accessible for all users, including easy and safe access for maintenance and emergency vehicles.
  • ON
    Severn: New wayfinding signs**
    80. The updating of existing wayfinding signs to The Great Trail brand on the Uhthoff Trail.
  • ON
    St. Thomas: Trail and accessibility upgrades**
    81. Upgrades to reroute The Great Trail across a new and unique Canadian destination, the St. Thomas Elevated Park. The park is 95-feet high, 30-feet wide and 80-feet long and includes flower beds, trees, benches, public art and a trail for walking, running and biking.
  • ON
    Township of Tiny: Trail repairs and accessibility upgrades**
    82. Bridge repairs on the Concession 2 E Bridge, a historical bridge and part of a continuous active transportation network along the Tiny Trail. Surface upgrades were also done to increase accessibility for users with limited mobility.
  • ON
    Township of Tiny: New trailheads**
    83. The installation of four new trailheads along the Trail in the Township of Tiny.
  • ON
    Uxbridge: Trail repairs and upgrades**
    84. Surface upgrades and a steel bridge was re-enforced to improve the trail bed and safety of the Ewen Trail.
  • ON
    Uxbridge: New wayfinding signs**
    85. The installation of new directional signs and The Great Trail wayfinding signs.
  • ON
    Uxbridge to Rouge Urban National Park Connection: Study for trail upgrades**
    86. Studies were supported to confirm the route of this new Trail section and design a bridge crossing that will link the park's boundary to Uxbridge's section of The Great Trail.
  • ON
    Voyageur Trail - Group of Seven Trail: New trailheads**
    87. The installation of two new trailheads in Marathon and Carden Cove.
  • ON
    Waterloo - Farmer's Market Trail: Study for trail construction*
    88. Study to investigate the realignment of The Great Trail along a former rail corridor in order to create a link with an existing active transportation network.
  • ON
    Wellesley: New wayfinding signs**
    89. The installation of new wayfinding signs along the Trail in Wellesley.
  • ON
    Woolwich Township: New wayfinding signs and interpretive signs**
    90. The updating of existing wayfinding signs and the installation of new ones, as well as the installation of new interpretive signs.
  • PEI
    Confederation Trail: New wayfinding signs**
    91. The installation of 48 The Great Trail wayfinding signs along the Confederation Trail.
  • PEI
    Lake Verde: Trail construction and accessibility upgrades**
    92. Construction of a new Trail section to connect to the existing Confederation Trail at two locations, creating a short loop in the Lake Verde and Fort Augustus area.This development will be ideal for both cyclists and wheelchair users who want to see more of the beauty of Canada’s east coast. This project also involved the installation of The Great Trail wayfinding signage.
  • PEI
    Stratford - Fullerton's Marsh: Trail upgrades**
    93. This project supported the extension of the parking lot to service the existing Confederation Trail to better manage the Trail's increased usage.
  • PEI
    Stratford - Fullerton's Marsh Connector: New greenway construction**
    94. Addition of 2.2 kilometres of greenway that connects to the Confederation Trail at Murray Harbour. This project also saw the construction of a boardwalk that helps Trail users cross a stream and marshy area while staying off busy roads.
  • QC
    Baie-Saint-Paul: Trail construction**
    95. Supported trail construction on Sentier de la Baie from Chemin du Belvédère to Chemin de la Pointe.
  • QC
    Beaupré: Trail repairs and upgrades*
    96. Replacement of an old staircase and new culverts are being installed in certain sections along the Mestachibo Trail. These upgrades help maintain connection while also improving safety.
  • QC
    Charlevoix: Study for trail upgrades**
    97. Study to evaluate repairs and upgrades to the Orignac Trail.
  • QC
    Charlevoix: Study for trail upgrades*
    98. Study to conduct a trail condition diagnosis based on standards issued by Rando Quebec, and to target recommendations concerning the upgrade, maintenance and governance of the network.
  • QC
    Mascouche: Trail construction**
    99. Development of a short section of the Trail near Terrebonne - complete with an improved access point to the Trail.
  • QC
    Maskinongé: Trail construction**
    100. Supported the route planning project on this territory, as well as supported construction of 35 kilometres of Trail.
  • QC
    Messines: Trail accessibility upgrades**
    101. Upgrades were made to this 70-kilometre section of the Véloroute des Draveurs to improve the surface for wheelchairs, strollers and cyclists, while also increasing engagement of with the Messines-Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg community.
  • QC
    Mirabel-Rivière du Nord-Les Moulins: Study for trail construction*
    102. Study to ensure that a new route proposed meets all characteristics recognized by TCT.
  • QC
    Parc linéaire le P'tit Train du Nord: New wayfinding signs**
    103. The installation of 183 The Great Trail wayfinding signs.
  • QC
    Parc linéaire le P'tit Train du Nord: Study for trail upgrades**
    104. A study to determine an affordable maze gate design that will replace as many structures as possible, as well well as improve them with signage.
  • QC
    Quebec City: Pavilion renovation**
    105. The renovation of The Great Trail pavilion in Quebec City.
  • QC
    Saint-Côme: Study for new greenway construction*
    106. Study is underway to determine the best route for a section of Trail between Joliette and Matawinie. This study also examines where negotiations with landowners would be required
  • QC
    Saint-Faustin-Lac-Carré: Trail repairs and upgrades**
    107. A 4.4-kilometre section of the popular P'tit Train du Nord, was paved in order to prevent erosion and improve accessibility. Drainage upgrades were also completed.
  • QC
    Warwick: Trail accessibility upgrades**
    108. Trail resurfacing of a steep section of Parc Linéaire des Bois-Francs that is prone to erosion during storm events.

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2020 Spring Cleanup Grant

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Signage 101: Wayfinding signs and directional arrows

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Signage 101: Installation recommendations

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