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Countdown To Canada – Water Trail Opens at Batchawana

Posted: June 28, 2017 by Frank O'Connor

The Trans Canada Trail commonly referred to as The Great Trail is 24 000 kms of hiking, biking, paddling, snowshoeing, and crosscountry skiing trail that links coast to coast to coast in Canada It is the longest connected trail in the world, and is a legacy project from Canada 125.
Today in Batchawana Bay, the Water Trail opens its Batchawana Bay Access Point at Batchawana Prov. Day Park. The Water Trail links Gros Cap to Thunder Bay, and was one of the last components of the trail to be finalized. This portion of the trail is thousands of years old, and has been used as a water transport route by first nations and voyageurs for a long time.
Please come to the Batchawana Prov. Park today at 5pm to celebrate the ribbon cutting ceremony. Musicians, bagpipes, voyageur canoes, MNR, MTO, Tourism Ontario, Algoma Country, The Superior Coastal Highlands, and of course the Lake Superior Watershed Conservancy will all be in attendance to celebrate.
Join us at the lodge afterwards as we feed this band of voyageurs, and get them ready for their next leg of their paddle journey to the Canal Park Zone for Canada Day 150.
Canada 150 begins today here on the shores of Batchawana Bay.