We’re thrilled to feature a guest blog post from our friends at Trans Canada Trail! The trail is the longest recreational trail network in the world and connects Canadians and visitors to nature and to one another, from coast to coast to coast, through accessible and inclusive outdoor activities.
If you’re itching to get out and enjoy the fresh, crisp air as the seasons change this year, there are tons of places on the Trans Canada Trail just waiting for you to explore!
With over 28,000 kilometres of land and water trails, the Trans Canada Trail stretches from coast to coast to coast, so there’s no shortage of spots to see and experience. Spending time outside in nature is a great way to boost your mental and physical health!
To get you started, check out some of these Journeys ideas, with details about sections of the Trans Canada Trail:
- Alberta – an easy gravel path, spectacular views and majestic natural beauty: Mountains and Mindfulness
- British Columbia – a wonderland for curious canines and their owners: Discovering the beauty of Victoria…with your dog!
- Manitoba – take in the history of the province with thrilling and enlightening adventures: Manitoba’s Historical Trails
- Newfoundland and Labrador – discover a culture, history and way of life that continues to fascinate locals and visitors alike: Hiking Newfoundland’s Wild Atlantic Coast
- Nova Scotia – you will never forget the magic of this journey: An accessible delight for the senses: A one-day adventure on the Salt Marsh Trail
- Ontario – 170 kilometres of pathways just waiting to be explored: The Ultimate Weekend in Ottawa
- Quebec – just north of Montreal, a magical wintertime route through picturesque countryside, charming villages and restored train stations: Winter fun along Le P’tit Train du Nord Linear Park
- Saskatchewan – discover unexpected geographical gems: Where to Find Stunning Lake Views in Saskatchewan
- Yukon – a photographer’s paradise: 5 days in Yukon
- Coming soon: journeys in New Brunswick, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Prince Edward Island
Whether you like to hike, bike, roll, horseback ride, ski, canoe or kayak, you can explore the Trans Canada Trail by picking the route that works best for you!
As you prepare for your Trail excursion, be sure to think about your health and safety too. Consider bringing a friend (or two!), sunscreen, a map/GPS, clothing that you can layer for warmth, appropriate footwear for the terrain, as well as energy-packed food and water to keep you fueled up! Make a trip plan and share the details with someone else so they’ll know where your route will take you and where you plan to start and finish.
Go for it – and enjoy your time outside!