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!

Kettle Valley Railway between Princeton and Summerland

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 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, but much has changed.  I recommend visiting the TrailsBC website for route information and updates.

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:

VANCOUVER ISLAND
Galloping Goose Trail
Lochside Trail
Nanaimo Rides

View of Vancouver from the North Shore

NORTH SHORE
West Vancouver Exploring

Spirit Trail – North Vancouver
Valley Trail – Whistler BC

The trail winds around Stanley Park and through Vancouver communities.

VANCOUVER + BURNABY
Seaside Bike Route ~ Vancouver
Stanley Park Seawall
Burnaby Scenic to Vancouver Shores

TRI-CITIES + MAPLE RIDGE

Shoreline Trail ~ Port Moody
Coquitlam Town Center + Coquitlam River
Coquitlam River Trail

POCO Trail
Maple Ridge Dykes
Pitt Meadows Greenway

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
Othello/Quintette Tunnels

OKANAGAN . KOOTENAYS

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

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