Coast to Coast on Canada’s Great Trail

A woman in a red jacket walking up a fallen tree trunk.
The Sea to Sky Trail winds around Garibaldi Provincial Park, a hiker’s paradise. But with a network that includes cycling, paddling and skiing routes, there’s more than one way to explore The Great Trail.    Alana Paterson
A group of seals on a rock over some water.
Sea lions soak up some rays on the White Islets, part of the aptly named Sunshine Coast leg of the Salish Sea Marine Trail.    Alana Paterson
A single fox on a hill in the fog.
Sea lions soak up some rays on the White Islets, part of the aptly named Sunshine Coast leg of the Salish Sea Marine Trail.    Alana Paterson
A red fox scouts Signal Hill, the site of St. John’s harbour defences from the 17th century until the end of World War II.     Farihah Shah
A view of the Newfoundland ocean roiling.
The Silver Mine Head Path snakes along the cliffs of Newfoundland’s eastern shore. Nearby, thousands of small silver-coloured fish wash up on Middle Cove Beach every summer – a phenomenon known as the capelin roll.    Farihah Shah
A bunch of green ground covering plants on an uneven surface.
A western sword fern finds sunlight on the Sea to Sky Trail, which winds up from the Squamish waterfront to the snow-capped Coast Mountains.   Alana Paterson
A stormy-looking sea with some rocky outcroppings in the foreground.
A western sword fern finds sunlight on the Sea to Sky Trail, which winds up from the Squamish waterfront to the snow-capped Coast Mountains.   Alana Paterson
The horizon is often lost to fog on the Newfoundland coast — although nothing but ocean and the occasional iceberg lie beyond the jagged cliffs of Peggy’s Leg (until France anyway).     Farihah Shah
A First Nations dwelling with beautiful red and black figures painted on the front symmetrically.
Kaatza Adventures, a boat rental service on Cowichan Lake, shares the canoe traditions of the Ts’uubaa-asatx First Nation, who have lived on the lakeshore for a millennium.    Alana Paterson
A house in the foreground with white siding and a river and a town off in the distance.
Just minutes from downtown St. John’s, Quidi Vidi is one of the oldest fishing communities in North America. It’s also home to the province’s largest craft brewery, which shares the historic village’s name.    Farihah Shah

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