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Canada Will Soon Have The World’s Longest Recreational Trail

Google search the most beautiful places in the world to visit, and about half of the results will be in Canada. Whether it be the snowy mountain peaks in Banff, Alberta, or the beautiful sunsets in Peggy’s Cove, Nova Scotia, the true north is home to some of the most breathtaking backdrops.

Adding to the country’s enchantment, travelers who come to explore Canada on foot or by bike, will soon have a 24,000 kilometer trail to guide them along. As inhabitat reports, The Great Trail is set for completion in 2017.

This recreational path will be the longest vehicle-free trail in the world. Beginning it’s path on the East Coast’s beautiful Newfoundland trails, and extending all the way to Canada’s northwestern corner.


The project has been a lengthy endeavour, initiating 24 years ago in 1992. Currently including over 20,000 km of trails, the final product will link 15,000 communities along it’s path.

The official website defines the attraction as the ideal site for paddling, hiking, biking and cross-country skiing, with it’s main intent for explorers to follow the horizon along it’s body. But, the generous route isn’t just all about the exploring the wilderness; the trails connects to urban areas including Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver.

The completed road will be officially open to the public next year, in honor of Canada’s 150th anniversary.

Here are some of the incredible destinations the path will wind through:

Arnold’s Cove, Newfoundland

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Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia

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Grand Falls, New Brunswick

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Montreal, Quebec

Port Stanley, Ontario

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White Horse, Yukon Territories

Crow Wing Trail, Manitoba

Turtleford, Saskatchewan

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Canmore, Alberta

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Itijjagiaq, Nunavut

Inuvik, Northwest Territories

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Vancouver, British Columbia

Get your walking shoes ready.

Image courtesy of TransCanadaTrail via YouTube

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