Trail Regions

Map Legend & Disclaimer

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Trans Canada Trail Legend:

Trans Canada Trail Pavilion
Multi-Use Route (Cycling & Walking)
Hiking Only Route (No Cycling)
Equestrian Route (May Allow Cyclists/Walkers)
Paddling/Water Route
Temporary Bypass or Unofficial TCT Route
Trans Canada Trail Closed
Obstacle or Warning (click it for details)

Alternate Route Legend:

Alternate Route for Cyclists & Walkers
Alternate Route for Hiking
Alternate Route for Equestrians
Connection Point to the Trans Canada Trail

Google Maps Legend:

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About the Route: 

The Trans Canada Trail within British Columbia is broken into the following regions:

  • Vancouver Island
  • Southwest BC
  • Okanagan
  • Boundary
  • West Kootenay
  • East Kootenay & Rockies
  • Northeast BC

Each regional page contains an overview of the trail. Each region is in turn broken into smaller trail areas. Each area page contains in-depth details such as directions and trail closures.

Generally, when describing the trail, we describe its eastbound direction, starting from the Pacific Ocean in Victoria and travelling to the Alberta border at Elk Pass. This incorporates 6 of the 7 regions (Vancouver Island to East Kootenay). The trail weaves its way through 7 mountain ranges on a journey more than 1750 kilometres long. A portion of the Trans Canada Trail also runs north from Vancouver to Whistler along the Sea to Sky Trail.

In the northeast of the province, the Trans Canada Trail enters from the Yukon border at Lower Post (just east of Watson Lake) and follows the Alaska Highway to Dawson Creek, crossing into Alberta on a journey of over 1000 kilometres.

The trail is still in development, though 75% is complete and operational, but thousands of people are already using operational portions of the trail throughout the province - often on a daily basis.