Celebrate the completion of Canada’s epic Great Trail
We can think of no better way to celebrate the 150th anniversary of our northern neighbor’s independence this year than to witness the completion of the longest recreational trail in the world. Twenty-five years in the making, The Great Trail (formerly known as the Trans Canada Trail) will finally connect Canada’s three coasts on August 26 with a major bash in Ottawa (and smaller celebrations in 200 locations across Canada) to mark the occasion. The 24,000km (14,900-mile) multi-use trail spans urban greenways, rural wilderness and crystalline waterways as it snakes from Vancouver across 13 provinces and territories all the way to Newfoundland. Along the way are myriad opportunities for cycling, hiking, paddling, snowmobiling and cross-country skiing.