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A walk within Fundy National Park, New Brunswick. Photo © Daniel Baylis
Dear Friends:
These are indeed unprecedented times for all of us. We hope that this finds you and yours safe and well.
During this period of social isolation, we know that many of you, indeed so many of us, are finding refuge in outdoor spaces and, in particular, on The Great Trail of Canada. The beauty of the outdoors, the promise of hope that the arrival of spring brings and the opportunity to renew our spirits and our mental and physical wellbeing is brought home, especially now as we are grateful for the simple pleasure of a walk, a hike or a bike ride in our neighbourhood and on the Trail.
We are always pleased to see your photos and hear your stories about how The Great Trail is a place of connection, of belonging and of fulfilment of our desire to get and be outdoors. Thank you too for doing your part to protect yourselves, your families and neighbours by respecting physical distancing guidelines.
In these times when challenges seem to found around every corner, we at Trans Canada Trail are inspired to reflect on how grateful we are for the opportunity to steward such a tremendous national treasure. We know, and we often hear from you, that The Great Trail is very close to your hearts. We humbly thank you all for the contributions you have made, and continue to make, to provide all Canadians with a place of refuge, of solace and of renewal.
I look forward to our continued work together and to seeing you on The Great Trail very soon.
All my best,

Eleanor McMahon

President & CEO
Enjoy a hike on The Great Trail of Canada…online!
Parks Canada has put together some amazing virtual journeys, giving Canadians and anyone anywhere in the world the opportunity to virtually experience from their homes. All you need is a computer, mobile phone or tablet, and an internet connection.
Pick a park and enjoy!
Share your love of the Trail with a virtual background
Download and showcase The Great Trail during your next Zoom meeting or virtual happy hour! We have a background for every province and territory, so you can take your colleagues, family and friends on a cross-Canada journey with you!
Choose a background!
 Our Spring Cleanup Grant is back!
This year, 170 Trail groups across Canada will benefit from the grant, which amounts to a total of more than $200,000 in funding.
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Contest: Send us your best nature sketches!
Channel your inner artist with #MyNatureSketch, a new contest from the Bateman Foundation, from May 1 to May 24!
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