This project is immense, so sections of the trail are managed by local bodies while the Trans-Canada Trail Foundation pioneers the dream of a complete Canadian trail network to span ecosystems and geology as diverse as one could imagine.
Quebec is a wonderful section of the Great Trail to cycle. Most of the trails are made for it, and the bike infrastructure in cities is well done. The most iconic of these bike routes is the Route Verte which encompasses 5300km of bikes trails. Many of the GT sections in Quebec are part of … Continue reading Quebec: The Great Trail Planning Resource
New Brunswick contains over 900 km of the Great Trail and connects the PEI, Quebec, and Nova Scotia sections to each other. It is home to some enormous forests and the northern Appalachian Mountains. It is the only province to have both French and English listed as its official languages, and about 1/3 of the … Continue reading New Brunswick: The Great Trail
Prince Edward Island is the simplest section of the Great Trail to plan. It consists of a single trail: The Confederation Trail. The famous Confederation Bridge leads from the mainland to P.E.I. If you're hiking or cycling, you'll need to take the ferry. This 449.46 km trail (ideal for walking or cycling) will take you … Continue reading Prince Edward Island: The Great Trail Planning Resource
It turns out that Newfoundland and Labrador is one of the easiest province to plan hiking the GT - there are only three sections (plus the ferry you use to arrive from the mainland). While none of the trail extends into Labrador, Newfoundland is spanned by a beautiful trail called the T'Railway Trail, which was … Continue reading Newfoundland and Labarador: The Great Trail
Nunavut contains less than 200 km of the Great Trail. The majority of that is the Itijjagiaq (Inuktitut for “over the land”) Trail which begins on the southern shore of Frobisher Bay. Rugged and unmarked, this trail is not for the inexperienced hiker. It is rough, rocky, and includes frigid stream crossings. You can do … Continue reading Nunavut: The Great Trail Planning Resource
I've been doing a lot of reading about the Great Trail lately, writing a piece for theTrek.co (will be up in a few weeks!). However, I have not found a lot of great resources for planning a hike. Where is the list of all the sections? What towns to they pass through? The Trans-Canada Trail … Continue reading The Great Trail Planning Guide