The TransCanada GREAT Trail
Cycle, hike, wheel, paddle, ride, ski or snowmobile through a Canada’s landscapes – urban, rural and wilderness, along greenways, waterways and roadways on the longest trail in the world!
For more information and maps visit: Trans Canada Trail.
Cycling the TCT in British Columbia
The TCT trail through British Columbia starts in Victoria, heads north up Vancouver Island and continues by ferry across to
Metro Vancouver. From West Vancouver the route winds through North Van, Vancouver, Burnaby, Port Moody, Coquitlam, Maple Ridge, Langley, Abbotsford, and Chilliwack. The route follows the Kettle Valley Railway through the Okanagan, the Kootenays and into the Rocky Mountains through Banff and into Alberta.
The trail offers a variety of cycling experiences from paved roads and hard packed trails to mountain bike single tracks.
Official maps and directions are found in British Columbia Trans Canada Trail by Bruce Obee, but much has changed. I recommend visiting the TrailsBC website for route information and updates.
There are camping sites, B and B’s and hotels along the TCT. There are many ways to enjoy the Trans Canada Trail through BC. Ride the whole route, do a section out-and-back or touch the TCT as part of a loop.
Here are links to my favourite rides that touch the Trail:
West Vancouver Exploring
The trail winds around Stanley Park and through Vancouver communities.
TRI-CITIES + MAPLE RIDGE
FRASER VALLEY – The TCT route through the Fraser Valley is one of my favourite places to ride.
Fort to Fort Trail ~ Langley
Glen Valley Loop
Matsqui Trail ~ Abbotsford
Abbotsford Discovery Trail
Vedder River Trail
OKANAGAN . KOOTENAYS
Myra Canyon – Kettle Valley Railway – Kelowna BC
Nelson BC ~ Waterfront Trail