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Walking in Canada: Explore the Trans-Canada Trail

April 23, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 168

There are many fantastic places to go walking in Canada, but if you cannot decide which area is the one to choose, then it may be time you took a look at the Trans Canada Trail. This trail stretches across the entire country; meaning you can simply choose an area to go exploring on a guided tour and experience a cross-section of the beautiful scenery the country is renowned for.

The Trail in a Nutshell

If you are interested in going walking in Canada then you will probably already know just how beautiful this country is and what it can offer hikers. This vast country entices those with a spirit of adventure, but sometimes you may not know how to get access to different parts of the country. The Trans Canada Trail comprises a network of trails all across the country. In fact, when it is completed it will be the world's largest such network and will stretch for 22,500 kilometres. At the moment, 16,500 kilometres have been developed.

The idea was devised in 1992, and it now stretches right across the country, going through every province from the Pacific to the Atlantic, and up to the Arctic Ocean. Millions of people from all over the world visit it each year, and if you are keen to experience some of the best walking trails on the planet, then it may be time to join them!

Highlights of the Trail

If you are interested in exploring the trail whilst walking in Canada, hiking is likely to be the obvious draw card for you. However, you don't have to stop there because, although this is ideal for hikers, there are also areas on the trail where you can go cycling, horseback riding, skiing, canoeing and more.

Top Trails

If you want to explore some of the separate trails that the trail comprises when walking in Canada, there are many to choose from. Some of the best, however, include:

  • Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park, in Alberta, which provides you with 3,430 acres of stunning wilderness.
  • Sentier Mestashibo, which stretches along the Sainte-Anne-du-Nord river and comprises forest trails, scree slopes and beautiful panoramic views.
  • The Salt Marsh Trail, which follows the now abandoned Musquodoboit railroad, and comprising of a mix of urban and rural scenery.

Explore the Country by Foot

Walking in Canada is the ideal way to spend a holiday, whether you want to spend a week or a month hiking through the wilderness. This outstanding and scenic trail provides a fantastic way for you to choose an area of the country that you want to explore and then head on a guided walk to experience it up close and personal.

Tony Maniscalco is the Sales and Marketing Manager for Ramblers Worldwide Holidays. Join us on a holiday walking in Canada to see scenic locations & landscapes at the best value prices. We offer over 250 guided group walking holidays in over 65 different countries.

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