ABOUT TRANS CANADA TRAIL
Winding its way through every province and territory the Trans Canada Trail is the world’s longest network of multi-use recreational trails. As of 2021, the Trail stretches almost 28,000 kilometres across the country and showcases Canada’s diverse landscapes and cultures. It is a connector of people and communities, a national unity endeavour that brings together Canadians and visitors from all walks of life, enhancing their quality of life and the communities where they live, work and play. Supported by donations, it links over 15,000 rural, urban and Indigenous communities from coast to coast to coast. Our national trail is managed by local trail groups and partners who work in conjunction with Trans Canada Trail, a registered charity.
ABOUT GREAT CANADIAN HIKE
The Great Canadian Hike is a national challenge to embrace trails in a physically distant world. Last year, we were thrilled that over 10,000 Canadians took up our national challenge and participated in the inaugural event, hiking (or running, cycling, rolling, or paddling) a combined total of 108,000 kilometres!
This year, we’re calling on everyone to reduce screen time, and increase Trail Time! Let’s press pause and disconnect from technology, in order to reconnect with nature and the outdoors by collectively spending 28,000 hours on Canada’s national trail. From humble strolls to epic adventures, September 15 to October 31 is your chance to hike, walk, jog, cycle, roll, paddle and experience the Trans Canada Trail as a participant in the Great Canadian Hike.
People of all ages and abilities are invited to step out and enjoy Canada’s natural wonders with us, in a safe and responsible way. Register to participate and share photos or videos of your hike for a chance to win!
GIVE TO SOMETHING GREAT!
The Great Canadian Hike is an initiative by Trans Canada Trail – a charity that depends on the generosity of individual and corporate donors so that we can grant funding to community-based Trail groups to fund emergency repairs, make the Trail more accessible and enhance the health and well-being of Canadians.