THE GREAT TRAIL
Whether heading east, west, north or south, The Great Trail offers the natural beauty, rich history and enduring spirit of Canada and its peoples.
Stretching for over 24,000 kilometres and showcasing our diverse landscapes and communities, it is the world’s longest network of recreational multi-use trails, linked together by roadways.
With hundreds of sections, the Trail runs through urban, rural and wilderness areas, including all provincial and territorial capitals and many of our country’s provincial, territorial and national parks. Whether you’re seeking metropolitan skylines, serene natural landscapes or backcountry adventures, you can find your own perfect place on the Trail.
Each Trail section also shines the spotlight on that region’s unique history, geographical charms and cultural heritage, making it a bucket-list adventure for Canadians and international visitors.
Paddlers can explore the rivers and lakes first traversed by Indigenous peoples and voyageurs; hikers, cyclists, cross-country skiers, snowmobilers and horseback riders can explore the paths travelled by first settlers, as well as the former railways that powered early industry.
This ambitious project – led by Trans Canada Trail (TCT) — has been made a reality with the help of local partners, volunteers and all levels of government.
While we celebrate The Great Trail’s historic connection, we depend on the generosity of donors to improve the Trail for generations to come. We look forward to enhancing the Trail by improving accessibility, converting interim roadways to greenways, developing new sections of Trail and funding emergency repairs — with your support.
Discover how you can contribute at thegreattrail.ca/impact