tct-mainLeft to Right: Wendy Lahey, Jamie Bastedo, Carrie McGown and Julian Tomlinson in Tuktoyaktuk.
Trans Canada Trail

The NWT Recreation and Parks Association is the lead for the Trans Canada Trail in the NWT and is working with NWT communities and the Trans Canada Trail to build and support trail development.

The Trans Canada Trail is one of the world’s longest networks of trails. When completed, the Trail will stretch nearly 24,000 kilometres from the Atlantic to the Pacific to the Arctic oceans, linking 1,000 communities and all Canadians. In the Northwest Territories, as it is across Canada, the Trans Canada Trail is all about connections.  The trail connects 17 communities across the NWT and links distinct cultural and linguistic groups as it passes through the traditional lands of the Dene, Inuvialuit and Métis.  By traveling past a Canadian capital city, through regional centers to remote, traditional communities, the Trans Canada Trail links the past, present and future of northern lifestyles.

For more information on the Trans Canada Trail visit their website at

"I have travelled far, across rivers, in the mountains and down rivers. Life in the bush made me very happy. The land is so beautiful and you can see so far."
Jimmy Bonnetrouge, Fort Providence, NWT – excerpt from the Trans Canada Trail Official Guide NWT.