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?
What is the Trans Canada Trail?
The Trans Canada Trail (TCT) is one of the world’s longest networks of multi-use recreational trails. It is a network of trails that are locally developed and maintained. TCT is working to support connection of the network of safe, healthful greenway trails, with the goal to be connected from coast to coast to coast by 2017. Greenways … Continue reading What is the Trans Canada Trail?
What is a Blueway?
TCT defines Blueway as: A link in the Trans Canada Trail network comprised of a mapped water route for recreational paddlers, canoers and kayakers. Blueways offer safe access points to the water and connections to our diverse range of heritage, environment, fish and wildlife.