Not long ago we had an idea:
Imagine if we could create a fun way for Canadians to come together, physically distanced but socializing with family and friends while staying safe and healthy. And imagine if, collectively, we could figuratively cover the entire 27,000 km length of The Great Trail.
That’s how the first-ever Great Canadian Hike became a reality!
Now the good news:
You were as excited about this idea as we were! From October 1 to 31 over 10,000 people registered to participate! As a group, you collectively hiked more than 108,000 km, that’s like travelling the length of The Great Trail FOUR TIMES!
You shared photos and videos of your hikes on social media using the hashtag #GreatCanadianHike – check them out on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. By posting, you had a chance to win prizes provided by our sponsors and in the end 34 participants won weekly prizes and two lucky people, Joanna Verano and Cheryl Morreale, won the Grand Prizes.
The #GreatCanadianHike is now over and we’re happy to share this video, created to celebrate what we accomplished together.
Here’s one last piece of good news… based on this year’s success we’ll be bringing the #GreatCanadianHike back in 2021! Stay tuned for more details.
THANK YOU for participating and making the #GreatCanadianHike so much fun! We loved having you join in to hike both familiar and not-so-familiar sections of the trail in your area.