At a staggering 14,864 miles, The Great Trail, previously known as the Trans-Canada Trail is now open. While it’s really more of a series of trails, not just one single trail, you can still walk all the way across Canada from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean; should you so desire.
“Truly a gift from Canadians to Canadians” says the Montreal-based nonprofit organization that has overseen the complex project since it’s first inception in 1992.
The Great Trail is composed of more than 400 individual trails snaking across all 10 provinces and three territories from St. John’s in the East to Victoria in the West with a huge looping detour north through the Yukon and Northwest Territories to the Arctic Ocean.
The Great Trail doesn’t just traverse through rugged, rural terrain either. It passes directly through several major Canadian cities: Halifax, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Winnipeg and Edmonton.