TransCanada Trail – BC

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!

This year celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday and explore the TCT ~ TransCanada Great Trail with BC Trails TCT25 Great Trail Adventures . These 80 Loop and Linear trails touch the TCT throughout BC.

Kettle Valley Railway between Princeton and Summerland

TCT Pavilion North Vancouver BCFor 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 Othello Tunnels near Hope BC

The trail offers a variety of cycling experiences from paved roads and hard packed trails to mountain bike single tracks.

When is the trail not on land? When it crosses Burrard Inlet on the SeaBus !

Official maps and directions are found in British Columbia Trans Canada Trail by Bruce Obee

TrailsBC has updated maps and bypass routes:
For updated information on routes: TrailsBC website

Heading to Jellicoe Station B + B near Osprey Lake BC

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:
#49 Galloping Goose Trail
#48 Lochside Trail
#54 Nanaimo Rides


#7 Shoreline Trail ~ Port Moody
#45 Coquitlam Town Center
#46 Coquitlam River Trail#58 POCO Trail
#6 Maple Ridge Dykes
#6A Pitt Meadows Greenway

FRASER VALLEY – The trail through the Fraser Valley  is one of my favourite places to ride.
#3 Fort to Fort Trail ~ Langley 
#87 Glen ValleyLoop
#22 Matsqui Trail ~ Abbotsford
#69 Abbotsford Discovery Trail
#32 Vedder River Trail
#78 Othello/Quintette Tunnels

View of Vancouver from the North Shore

#16 Myra Canyon – Kettle Valley Railway – Kelowna BC
#28 Nelson BC ~ Waterfront Trail

#74 West Vancouver Exploring
#17 Spirit Trail – North Vancouver
#14 Valley Trail – Whistler BC

The trail winds around Stanley Park and through Vancouver communities.VANCOUVER + BURNABY
#1 Seaside Bike Route ~ Vancouver
#4 Stanley Park Seawall
#72 Burnaby Scenic to Vancouver Shores

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