The Trans Canada Trail is a national treasure

Governments should invest more to complete it and other cycling and walking trails
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Complete the Trans Canada Trail - Southern BC

Initiated in 1992 as a project to celebrate Canada’s 125th year, the Trans Canada Trail is the world’s longest network of multi-use recreational trails for biking, walking, hiking and horseback riding. In the winter, many sections are great for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. When connected, it will stretch 23,000 kilometres from the Atlantic to the Pacific to the Arctic Oceans, through every province and territory, linking over 1000 communities and all Canadians.

In British Columbia, the Trans Canada Trail runs nearly 1,700 kilometres from Victoria to the Rocky Mountains, through some of the most spectacular scenery in the world. It passes through or near many communities including: Victoria, Duncan, and Nanaimo on Vancouver Island; West Vancouver, North Vancouver, Vancouver, Burnaby, Port Moody, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Coquitlam, Surrey and Langley in the Lower Mainland; Abbotsford, Chilliwack, and Hope in the Fraser Valley; Princeton, Penticton, and Kelowna in the Okanagan; Kootenay and Rocky Mountain communities including Grand Forks, Trail, and Cranbrook, and onto the British Columbia-Alberta border. It will have spur trails linking to it as the British Columbia Trail Network develops.

Help complete the Trans Canada Trail by 2017 as well as fund other biking and walking trails in BC. Please sign and share the petition with your contacts.

The Gaps

Our maps show connected and operational trail in green, with gaps and interim routes shown in yellow. It is our goal to fully connect these gaps with operational trail (or sanctioned roadway connections) by January 1, 2017. Many segments are well on their way to being developed as recreational trail. However, many large segments remain as gaps. Some of the most notable include:

  • City of Victoria (Clover Point to Johnson Street Bridge
  • Malahat (Langford to Shawnigan Lake)
  • Coquihalla River Bridge (NE of Hope, missing bridge over the river)
  • Summerland to Penticton on the KVR
  • Castlegar to Trail
  • Trail to Salmo
  • Nelson to Kimberley Nature Park/St Mary's
  • Cranbrook to Fernie
  • Fernie to Elk Pass

More information on the BC sections of the Trail at: http://trailsbc.ca/tct/trans-canada-trail

For more information about the Trans Canada Trail, please visit their web site: www.tctrail.ca

HELP MAKE IT HAPPEN

TrailsBC strongly supports the Biking and Walking for Everyone - Billion for Bikes campaign. The dramatically increased investment in cycling will really help complete the Trans Canada Trail by 2017 as well as fund other trails in BC.

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A Billion for Bikes - Cycling for Everyone Petition

I call upon the Government of BC to enable everyone in BC to cycle & walk in safety as part of their daily lives by implementing an Active Transportation Strategy that includes:

  • Investing $1 billion over the next ten years to:
    • Upgrade cycling & walking facilities on provincial roads & bridges
    • Complete cycling & walking networks in communities across BC
    • Provide safe routes to school for children
    • Build trails & routes for cycling & walking tourism
  • Ensuring that paths & protected bike lanes can be safely shared by people using wheelchairs, skateboards & in-line skates
  • Enhancing cycling education for children & adults
  • Promoting cycling & walking
  • Encouraging electric bike use by eliminating the PST & providing rebates
4,387 SUPPORTERS
613 needed to reach 5,000

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Support Our Cycling & Walking for Everyone Campaign

Your generous contribution will help us mobilize the support needed to convince the Provincial and Federal Governments to make bold investments in cycling & walking through:

  • Outreach to organizations and businesses 
  • Petitioning to show the government that a lot of people support better cycling
  • Meeting with politicians and staff
  • Press releases and op-eds

Please support our efforts by making an on-going contribution of $5, $10, $15 or $20 per month or a one-time donation.

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