When it’s finished in 2017, the Trans Canada Trail will be 23921 kilometres (14864 miles) long – with nearly 21000 km connected – making it the world’s longest recreational trail.
The trail will be open to everyone including hikers, cyclists, horseback riders, skiers, and even canoeists (26% of it is on water)
Nobody owns the whole trail with over 400 sections being owned and maintained by local governments, provinces, and other entities. Individuals have also pitched in with private donations and volunteer labour.
Four out of five Canadians will live within 30 minutes of the trail which will stretch from the Atlantic to the Pacific and up into the Arctic.