The Most Stunning Trail in the World!
Imagine a trail for trekking and biking that stretches 24,000 kilometres from the Atlantic to the Pacific to the Arctic oceans. No longer the stuff of dreams, it’s set to become reality soon!
The Trans Canada Trail, or “The Great Trail,” as it’s referred to will become the world's longest network of recreational trails once completed in autumn this year.
In the making for the past 25 years, it travels through 13 different provinces and territories. Work began in 1992, the 125th birthday of the country and is set to be ready for the 150th.
The track will wind through some of Canada’s most diverse wilderness areas, and will have fairly easy access to hiking, biking, paddling, skiing or even snowmobiling. The track is reportedly a mere half and hour away for 80% of the nation’s population.
Dana Meise who walked from coast to coast in 2013 is considered the first to accomplish the feat. That was well before The Great Trail connected all the trails. Even now to experience the trail in its entirety could take two-three years.
The trail is still under construction in many places, and there are portions that are difficult to navigate. Even after all the connections are made, the team will continue to renovate and beautify portions of the trail for a long time to come.