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Old 05-04-2014, 12:24 PM
 
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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The Trans Canada Trail runs all the way cross Canada, from coast to coast.

It is a trail that allows people to walk, jog, bike, snowmobile, ski, or ride a horse, across the entire country. No part of it is a public road, or highway.

It was NOT built with Government funds. It was and is totally funded by individuals and private corporations. Some of the national trail uses old railway right of ways, that no longer have rails, and in some places the trail was built by volunteers. There are also a number of regional trail branches, that run off the main trail network.

Use of the Trans Canada Trail is free, and available to all. Memberships can be purchased, to support the expansion and up keep of the system.

Here is a link to the Trans Canada Trail information website. Remember that Canada is the second largest country in the world. Only Russia is bigger in land mass area than Canada. The distance from Newfoundland to British Columbia is over 5,000 miles.

Explore the Trail: Discover the Trans Canada Trail with our interactive map

Have you ever heard of the Trans Canada Rail ? Your comments are welcome, here.

Jim B

Toronto.
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Old 05-04-2014, 01:43 PM
 
Location: Eureka CA
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Never heard of it but but sounds delightful.
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Old 05-04-2014, 01:53 PM
 
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Oh how neat!
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Old 05-04-2014, 02:21 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, QC, Canada
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Yeah, this is really great. I would like to eventually bike from here in Sudbury to Montreal or Atlantic Canada through it.
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Old 05-06-2014, 11:10 AM
 
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Now that sounds cool...
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Old 05-06-2014, 12:38 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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The Trans Canada Trail runs all the way cross Canada, from coast to coast.

It is a trail that allows people to walk, jog, bike, snowmobile, ski, or ride a horse, across the entire country. No part of it is a public road, or highway.

It was NOT built with Government funds. It was and is totally funded by individuals and private corporations. Some of the national trail uses old railway right of ways, that no longer have rails, and in some places the trail was built by volunteers. There are also a number of regional trail branches, that run off the main trail network.

Use of the Trans Canada Trail is free, and available to all. Memberships can be purchased, to support the expansion and up keep of the system.

Here is a link to the Trans Canada Trail information website. Remember that Canada is the second largest country in the world. Only Russia is bigger in land mass area than Canada. The distance from Newfoundland to British Columbia is over 5,000 miles.

Explore the Trail: Discover the Trans Canada Trail with our interactive map

Have you ever heard of the Trans Canada Rail ? Your comments are welcome, here.

Jim B

Toronto.
It's a great thing, but I would clarify the point " It was NOT built with Government funds." Since parts of the trail, like the seawall in Vancouver, and crossing over the Burrard Street bridge were indeed built by government funds.

Their own site states "The Trans Canada Trail is represented by provincial and territorial organizations in every region. These organizations work at the regional and local levels to ensure the Trail is planned and built according to the needs and desires of local communities."

Which alludes to some government owned portions of the trail.

It also states

"The Trans Canada Trail is a community-based project. Trail sections are owned, operated and maintained by local organizations, provincial authorities, national agencies and municipalities across Canada. The Trans Canada Trail does not own or operate any trail."

I don't want to take away anything from this great idea, but just to let people know, the trail wasn't all BUILT by community volunteers, but in most sections, but laid out by community volunteers.

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