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

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 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. 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.
Gary Doer
Director, Power Corporation of Canada
Patron of the TCT



kilometre trail on land and water showcasing Canada’s natural diversity


of Canadians live just 30 minutes away from a section of the Trail


of the Trail passes through water


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