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The Trans Canada Trail has been a Canadian dream for 25 years now, and finally, the last piece is in place. Over the weekend, a pedestrian bridge in Moosejaw, SK completed the almost 24,000 km of trail that link all the provinces and territories from Atlantic to Pacific to Arctic Oceans. The Great Trail is the longest recreational trail in the world and is the perfect way to take in the whole country (if you have about two years to do it.)

The Trail covers all the diversity of Canada, going through urban, rural and wild landscapes and even turning into waterways at points. The idea is to ‘follow the horizon’ and see all Canada has to offer. Plus, you can pick it up almost anywhere so there are really no excuses for not checking out at least a small portion.

To celebrate the trail’s completion, there were over 200 events country-wide. The project was the result of a combined effort of thousands of volunteers who share the vision of connecting the world’s second-largest country by trail.

Adding the last connecting piece to the project doesn’t mean it’s over by any means though. This trail is connected, but not completed.

‘Once you start building trails, you’re never finished,’ said Holly Woodill of Nova Scotia, ‘We’re 100 per cent connected, but 100 per cent completed, never. This is a great trail. Every trail is a great trail, but this one happens to be the biggest trail in the world, the longest trail, and the most diverse.’

In celebration of this momentous achievement by Canadians across the country, check out some of the most beautiful locations that people have experienced on the Trans Canada Trail.

Whitehorse, Yukon

Squamish, British Columbia

Throwback to a lush section of the Sea to Sky Trail. #seatoskytrail #transcanadatrail #builttoride

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Birds Hill, Manitoba

Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia

Victoria, British Columbia

Thunder Bay, Ontario

Cowichan River, British Columbia

Cowichan River. #cowichanriver #lakecowichansummerweather #bikeride #transcanadatrail #happyplace #river

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Gatineau Park, Quebec

Halifax, Nova Scotia

Crossing the bridge to Halifax #transcanadatrail #cycletouring #travel #biketouring #canada

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North Vancouver, British Columbia

#westvancouver #capilanopacifictrail #transcanadatrail #thegreattrail #vancouver #hiking

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Toniata, Manitoba

Outlook, Saskatchewan

Argentia, Newfoundland

See ya Newfoundland #transcanadatrail #cycletouring #travel #biketouring #canada

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Fernie, British Columbia

Marble Lake, British Columbia

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