Trans Canada Trail

Enjoy Kawartha's own section of Canada's National trail.



Al MacPherson

1949 - 2023

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Allen MacPherson on Monday June 12th, 2023. Al's list of accomplishments is long and inspiring. His passion for trails and their benefits to a community, as well as his tireless efforts for making them a reality is the foundation on which the Kawartha Trans Canada Trail was built. Al will be deeply missed.

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As an older adult, regular physical activity is one of the most important things you can do for your health, fitness, and quality of life. Additionally, studies have shown that simply being in nature has a dramatic effect on the body, mind, and spirit. Combined, outdoor physical activity is vital for improving and maintaining your overall physical health and mental well-being.

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Plan your route and explore the varied landscapes, points of interest, and amenities along the path of the Kawartha Trans Canada Trail. The trail offers recreation for people of all ages and abilities, across all four seasons!

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Trail News

Tuesday, July 25, 2023

view of paved trail in omemee, ontario

Just in time for summer, the upgrade and paving of 1.6 km of the Omemee section, from Sibley Avenue to Emily Street of the Kawartha Trans Canada Trail is now complete and accessible for all public non-motorized use.

You are invited to a special Ribbon Cutting Celebration to officially inaugurate this section on the trail.

Join local officials, dignitaries and knowledge keeper of Curve Lake First Nation for a celebration and ribbon cutting, showcasing the recent trail enhancement.

*In the case of rain, the celebration will take place at Coronation Hall, 1 King Street West, Omemee. For event information, call 705-879-2719

Thursday, June 01, 2023

kawartha trans canada trail app shown on mobile phone

Featuring our fun Trail Passport, the Kawartha Trans Canada Trail App has all the trail information you need in the palm of your hand. Whether you’re looking to explore locations on or near the trail, find a place to eat or stay the night, or just a place to park close to the trail, our free trail app has just what you need.

With our Trail Passport, you can have fun along the trail by collecting stamps within the app! Just scan the QR code at any participating business during your visit to unlock the stamp for that location. Can you unlock them all?

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This project is funded by the Government of Canada through the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario.

Wednesday, May 24, 2023

We’re pleased to announce the completion of 1.6 km of paved trail through Omemee! This paved section makes our trail even more accessible to a wide range of users to enjoy all the benefits of physical activity outdoors!

Funding for this section of trail was provided by Trans Canada Trail National and the Ministry of Infrastructure and Communities Active Transportation Fund.

couple pushing a baby stroller on a paved trail

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