Website specific:

  1. Why cannot I see the map?
    The GIS map is so detailed that you must have Internet Explorer 8 or higher. This way you will be able to see everything clear and route a path along the trail.
  2. How do I find out more information about the POIs?
    By clicking on the hyperlink within the information box it will take you to the website. If the POI doesn’t have a website we will do our best to post all the information in the box provided. We will also post using YouTube videos to help better your experience.

General Facts

  1. What is the Trans Canada Trail?
    The Trans Canada Trail is the world’s longest network of multi-use recreational trails. When completed, it will stretch 23,000 km from coast to coast, through every province and territory, linking over 1000 communities and all Canadians. You can find out more by visiting,
  2. When will the missing sections be completed?
    Across Canada there are individual management groups working on completing the trail by 2017, however, the Peterborough to Hastings section, now called the Lang-Hastings Trans Canada Trail, is now complete and open for users to enjoy.
  3. How can I use the trail?
    The trail is great for walking/hiking, cycling, snowshoeing, cross country skiing and horseback riding.  Snowmobiling is permitted during the winter months; however the trail is non-motorized in the summer.  ATVs and motorized vehicles are not permitted on the trails.
  4. Who owns, builds and maintains the trail?
    The trail is managed by several small management groups who decide on the maintenance of the trail; however the land is owned and leased out to the TCT by the Province of Ontario.
  5. Who funds the trail?
    The trail development has funding from different sources including donations, government improvement funds and private funders. Each varies depending on which section is being addressed. The Peterborough to Hasting development is funded in half by the Trans Canada Trail National entity.
  6. How do I find out about the rest of the trail?
    The Ontario chapter of the Trans Canada Trail has a website, The national chapter does as well so you can see what the trail looks like across Canada,
  7. What is a “Good Neighbor Policy?”
    The policy was designed to assist neighbors understand the relationship between the management group and themselves, permitted trail use and provides guidelines on the monitoring of the trail system. You can read the complete policy as it is posted in the news feed.