The Trans Canada Trail is the world’s longest network of multi-use recreational trails. When completed, it will stretch 23,000 kilometres from the Atlantic to the Pacific to the Arctic Oceans, through every province and territory in Canada, linking over 1,000 communities and all Canadians.
The Trans Canada Trail is made up of close to 400 individual trails, each with unique and varied features. This contributes to the diversity and grandeur of Canada’s national Trail. For day trips or multi-day adventures, the Trail offers countless opportunities to explore and discover.
The Trans Canada Trail is a community-based project, initiated in 1992 as a project to celebrate Canada’s 125th year. Trail sections are owned, operated and maintained by local organizations, provincial authorities, national agencies and municipalities across Canada.
To date, more than 16,800 kilometres of the Trail are operational, which is more than 73 percent of the proposed route. The goal is to connect the trail as a continuous route from coast to coast to coast by 2017.
To find the section of the Trans Canada Trail in your area, use the interactive map to highlight specific activities or points of interest, mark points or sections of the trail you have visited, and upload your own photos and stories. You’ll also find printable maps and downloadable GPS coordinates for all operational trail sections.
The Trans Canada Trail is managed in British Columbia by:
The Trails Society of British Columbia (Trails BC)