26 Nov 2016

The Great Trail: Crossing Canada

From This Way Up, 12:50 pm on 26 November 2016

A 24,000km-long trail for trampers, cyclists and paddlers that links up the whole of Canada is nearly complete. 

The Great Trail has been nearly 25 years in the planning but when all the work is done, hopefully next year to coincide with Canada's 150th anniversary, it will become the longest recreational trail in the world.

St John's in Newfoundland on the east coast will be linked by a network of paths and trails and waterways to Victoria near Vancouver on the west coast. And you'll even be able to take in Canada's rugged northern Arctic coastline on this trail, too!

Simon Morton talks with Valerie Pringle, co-chair of the Trans Canada Trail Foundation.