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Trans Canada Trail's Great Canadian Hike is back

Registration is now open for all Canadians to participate in hiking a section of the Trans Canada Trail that is close to them
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The Great Canadian Hike offers weekly prizes for active Canadians.

If you’re ready to join in the fun, now’s the time! Register for the Great Canadian Hike (it’s FREE!) happening September 15 to October 31. Then tell your friends and family members so they can take part in this national challenge too.

We’re challenging all Great Canadian Hikers to DISCONNECT from screens and RECONNECT with nature and to one another. With screen time being a big part of our everyday lives, let’s set the screens aside and spent some time outdoors. It’s a sure way to feel good and has proven benefits for health and well-being.

Together, we want to collectively spend 28,000 hours on our 28,000 km Trans Canada Trail. Find a section of the Trail that’s close to you and make a plan to hike, walk, skip, hop, dance, jog, cycle, roll, paddle or bike – or any combination of them all – as part of our Great Canadian Hike.

Fantastic weekly prizes and a Grand Prize are up for grabs, including travel vouchers from VIA Rail, safety communication tech gear from SPOT Satellite Messenger, and outdoor essentials from Columbia Sportswear. For full details, visit the website.

You will be entered in the contest when you: register for the hike, refer a friend, or share a photo or video from your Hike using the hashtag #GreatCanadianHike and/or #GrandeRandoCanadienne!