Prime Minister Invests in Completion of The Trans Canada Trail

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Yesterday, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced that the Government of Canada will be providing additional support over the next four years to help complete the Trans Canada Trail.

“The Trans Canada Trail will allow Canadians and international visitors alike to enjoy some of the world’s most breathtaking scenery, while promoting health and fitness through a wide variety of recreational activities. Completing the initiative by 2017 would be an incredible legacy of Canada’s 150th anniversary as the Trail would connect almost 1,000 communities and provide users with a unique perspective on our spectacular natural and cultural heritage,” said the Prime Minister.

The Trans Canada Trail is a 24,000 kilometre recreational trail that winds through every province and territory and stretches from coast to coast to coast. It is expected to be completed on July 1st, 2017. The support will be provided in the form of a matching fund to be administered by Parks Canada.

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