Trans Canada Trail

  • Baie St-Paul, Charlevoix, Québec

    Photo: Robert Chiasson

  • Whiteshell, Caddy Lake, Manitoba

    Photo: Cedric and Magee

  • Trail in Québec

    Photo: Laval Poulin

  • Maukinak Trail, Ontario

    Photo: Hap Wilson

  • Sentier des Caps, Québec

    Photo: Laval Poulin

  • Pinawa Trail, Manitoba

    Photo: Trans-Canada Trail

  • Stanley Park, British Columbia

    Photo: Keith Levit

  • Sentier des Caps, Québec

    Photo: Laval Poulin


A 27,000-km trail on land and water showcasing Canada’s natural diversity

80% of Canadians live just 30 minutes away from a Trail section

26 % of the Trail is on water

Connecting Canadians to Nature and to One Another

A 24,000-km Route that Showcases Canada’s Natural Diversity

The Trans Canada Trail (TCT) is the longest multiuse recreational trail in the world, stretching for more than 27,000 kilometers through every province and territory. The Trail reaches over 15,000 rural, urban and Indigenous communities and more than 80 per cent of Canadians live just 30 minutes away from a Trail section. It offers countless opportunities to experience the outdoors, including hiking, cycling, paddling, horseback riding, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling, in a variety of beautiful landscapes.

With links our three oceans – the Atlantic, the Pacific and the Arctic – the Trail is a thread that connects Canada’s diverse landscapes, seasons, people and experiences. It’s a remarkable showcase of Canada’s diverse landscapes and cultures, and a sustainable national asset that fosters unity, collaboration and connectedness.  In addition to the many positive mental and physical health impacts of trail usage, the Trail also provides significant economic and environmental benefits for the communities where we live, work and play.

“The Trans Canada Trail is a collective project that captures the imagination of Canadians and unites us as a community defined by our heritage, our pride in Canada and what it stands for,” says Gary Doer, a Director of Power Corporation and a Patron of TCT.

The Great Trail typifies the Canadian aspiration towards connectedness, a theme that brought Canada together almost a century and a half ago, and one which still defines us as a nation.
Gary Doer
Director of
Power Corporation and a
Patron of the TCT


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