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There’s a Trail for Everyone!

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.

Summertime offers great opportunities to get outside and experience something new – even in your own neighbourhood – like a beautiful trail that will help you make the most of the sunshine.

Since 80% of people in Canada live within 30 minutes of the Trans Canada Trail, it’s very likely that you can find a section of the Trail that’s near to you. Why not pick a section or two and enjoy the beauty this land has to offer?

There really is something for everyone – there are sections of the 28,000 km-long Trail (wow!) that wind through tree-lined paths, along waterfronts and even through bustling urban settings! Use the online map to discover Trail sections to explore solo, or with friends and family, over the next few months. Here are a couple ideas to get you started – they were recently mapped for accessibility as part of our partnership with AccessNow:

Spending time on a trail, surrounded by nature, is so worth it! Not only are you benefiting your physical health by moving your body as you make your way, but when people were asked what inspires their trail use, 96% said it is to enhance their mental health! So, it’s a feel-good activity all around.

As you head out for some fun on the Trans Canada Trail this summer, be sure to wear sunscreen and clothes that will protect you from those strong rays of sunshine, stay hydrated and bring snacks, let people know where you’re going and when you’ll be back, and stay safe by following the local health and safety guidelines in place in your area.

Happy trails to you!

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