Chair’s Message

Thanks to trail volunteers and partners, The Great Trail is connected to 150+ communities across Ontario. The dream of a cross-country Trail is now a reality and the original goal, nearly 25 years in the making, has been achieved with the help of partners, donors and all levels of government. The Great Trail now consists … Continue reading Chair’s Message

Time Capsule Buried at Lorne Allard Fisherman’s Park

A time capsule containing items contributed by Trans Canada Trail Ontario (TCTO), the City of Thunder Bay, St. Ignatius High School, and numerous other community agencies and partners, was buried today at Lorne Allard Fisherman’s Park. This project was funded in part by the Province of Ontario and Ontario150 to mark the celebration of #Canada150. View … Continue reading Time Capsule Buried at Lorne Allard Fisherman’s Park

Blueways Planning Process

The TCT blueways Planning Strategy is a recommended approach to planning a Blueway from conception through to operation. The planning strategy serves to inform Blueways planners of a process toward resolution of potential issues and to inspire opportunities for enhancement. Each organizing group can determine for themselves the appropriate level of detail that is required for their particular … Continue reading Blueways Planning Process

Prince Township Ontario 150 Time Capsule

No one can say for sure what Prince Township will look like in 25 years, but judging from the August turnout at Gros Cap Marina Park to celebrate Canada 150 along The Great Trail, Joanie McGuffin expects it to be a magnet for visitors craving some ecotherapy. “What you have uniquely in this township is … Continue reading Prince Township Ontario 150 Time Capsule

How might Trails Affect the Use of my Traditional Lands?

Trails are generally considered low impact. Sacred sites, harvesting areas, or other special areas that are important to First Nations and Métis should be addressed in trail planning. No trails are built with the intent to bring people to sacred sites or to disturb sensitive habitat. First Nations may choose to bring trail users on guided tours … Continue reading How might Trails Affect the Use of my Traditional Lands?

Who owns, builds and maintains the Trail?

Trails are operated and maintained by local trail partners (organizations and governments). Trans Canada Trail (TCT) and Trans Canada Trail Ontario (TCTO) support local trail partners, but do not directly build or maintain any trails. TCTO and local trail partners work with Ontario’s Ministry of Natural Resources when trail goes through Provincial Parks, crown lands or when work permits … Continue reading Who owns, builds and maintains the Trail?