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.