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Countdown to Canada 150 – The Trans Canada Trail

Posted: June 20, 2017 by Frank O'Connor

The Trans Canada Trail officially opens during the Canada 150 celebrations in the summer of 2017. This 22 000 km trail extends from coast to coast to coast in Canada. It can be hiked, snowshoed, biked or paddled in a canoe or kayak. Along the north coast of Lake Superior, it is a water route with access points located at key intervals. There just happens to be an access point at the Batchawana Beach Day Park, and the ribbon cutting ceremony to open that site is set for Wed. June 28th at 5 pm. Voyageurs, Music and speeches will be made so be sure to attend if you are in the area. Dianne Whelan, an author and adventurer, is attempting to be the first human to traverse the entire trail. She is currently on the water trail portion, just north of Wawa. She is making a film about the crossing entitled, 500 Days in the Wild. So let’s get out this summer season and find the part of the trail that is near you. Can you imagine, it is 22000 kms in length. WOW!