Trans Canada Trail (TCT) and the Royal Canadian Geographical Society (RCGS) are joining forces again to invite Canadians to find hidden treasure along The Great Trail of Canada. With the support of numerous sponsors, The Great Trail Treasure Hunt is set to take place from Wednesday, June 19 to Sunday, August 18, 2019.
This year, 200 treasure boxes – twice as many as last year – will be waiting to be discovered in every province and territory in Canada. Anyone who finds a treasure box and enters the contest will have a chance of winning some amazing prizes.
In 2018, The Great Trail Treasure Hunt turned Canadians of all ages into avid Trail explorers. One woman from Yukon – who found the two boxes in her own territory – was so inspired that she took a flight to Nova Scotia to find more.
Many families, young people and retirees also joined the hunt, including Janet Shellnutt from Dartmouth in Nova Scotia. After finding a box on her local section of the Trail, Janet won the grand prize of a trip for two on board a One Ocean Expeditions voyage to Labrador and Torngat Mountains National Park.
“The Great Trail Treasure Hunt in 2018 was one of the biggest and most exciting events TCT has ever hosted, and we’re thrilled to make it happen again this year,” said Danielle St-Aubin, TCT’s vice president, Communications and Marketing.
“Now that we have twice as many treasure boxes, we’re hoping to get even more people out exploring the Trail in their own communities and across Canada.”