About Us

Our Objectives are:
“To establish and maintain a National Hiking Trail system linking Canada’s provinces from coast to coast.”

Linking Canada’s Heritage through walking. In establishing a foot trail across Canada, we bring a broad spectrum of benefits to Canadians through:

  • assisting in preservation of our heritage of natural and historic places.
  • encouraging fitness and healthy outdoor exercise through hiking and walking-related recreational activities. working with other health promoting organizations to encourage walking, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing.
  • promoting environmental awareness of our natural surroundings and appreciation for wildlife protection.
  • advancing the National Hiking Trail as a national icon to schools, tourism agencies and information media.
  • providing tourism opportunities to attract Canadians and international visitors and benefit regional and local economies.
  • encouraging the growth of regional and local hiking trails as part of the national hiking trail system.
  • strengthening national ties by physical linkage of hiking trail systems and cooperation among supporters of the National Hiking Trail.
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