The rough coastline with lookout points that afford sweeping vistas of colossal cliffs, secluded bays, crashing waves and an endless expanse of sky, are part of what makes this stretch of The Great Trail special.
The people behind these Instagram accounts walked, paddled, biked and even flew along The Great Trail. Follow their journey - and their Instagram accounts - to get inspired for your next walk, hike or bike on the Trail.
On August 26th, 2017, communities all around the country gathered to celebrate the final connection of The Great Trail. After 25 years, the Trans Canada Trail was connected - spanning our entire nation.
The dual approach of serving local communities and at the same time connecting them in a nation-building endeavour is at the heart of The Great Trail initiative – it was also a key motivation behind Sobeys’ growth from a small meat delivery business in Stellarton, Nova Scotia, to more than 1,500 stores across the country.
Markers and sights remind travelers of the historic significance of The Great Trail from Fort Saskatchewan to the Athabasca Landing, and this inspired Gibson Energy, a Canadian-based service provider to the oil and gas industry, to lend its financial support.
“Having the opportunity to experience The Great Trail can make a big difference in someone’s life,” says Hugh Scott, who enjoys sharing recollections from an engagement with the Trail that spans over two decades and many geographic regions.