Trans Canada Trail


  1. Name Trans Canada Trail (TCT)
  2. Length of trail 18,078 km, 11,233 miles
  3. Length in days 900 days
  4. Start of trail St. John's
  5. Traildino grading MW, Moderate walk, backpacking trail
  6. Hut tour grading T1, Walk

Start is in Railway Coastal Museum in St. John's, Newfoundland, 18.078-kilometre (11.233 mi)

The trail of trails of Canada: a long green corridor, multi-use recreational trail, crossing the entire continent from east to west, about 18,000 km in length (some say 21,500), making it the world largest recreation trail.

The trail follows examples in both America (East Coast Greenway) and Europe (Euro Velo routes). Although primarily intended for hikers and bikers, other users are welcome too. It largely depends on the region. A part of the trail makes use of old rail lines, and especially these sections are suitable for hikers. Other parts are open to even all-terrain vehicles and snowmobiling players.

The responsibility for establishing and maintaining the roads is a regional issue. Existing trails have been put into the scheme. In many places this was not possible, and then new trails have been constructed. Another attractive idea is to build trail pavilions at regular intervals along the trail, but the existence and quality of these shelters varies from region to region. The path is still not entirely finished, but most of it is done.

Select some tracks
Trans Canada Trail (walk, hike), 25km
Trans Canada Trail, 8.9km
Trans Canada Trail (Ontario - Chatham to Windsor), 218km
Trans Canada Trail (Ontario - Elgin County), 129km
TCT:ON Norfolk, 4.3km
Thornton-Cookstown Trans Canada Trail, 8.6km
TCT:ON Gravenhurst, 37km
Trans Canada Trail - NB, 49km
Tommy Cooper Trail, 4.3km
Trans Canada Trail, 4.1km
Trans Canada Trail (Ontario - Perth to Ottawa, 132km


Hiking Map Trans Canada Trail WestHiking Map Trans Canada Trail East


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