Nearly one year ago, we couldn't contain our excitement about The Great Trail coming to Canada. Now, exactly 11 months later, it's finally and officially open to the public.
Snagging the title of the longest hiking trail in the world, The Great Trail begins in St.John, Newfoundland, snakes through 13 provinces and territories (a total of 14,864 miles), loops through the Northwest Territories and Yukon to the Arctic Ocean, and ends in Victoria, British Columbia. It's a network of 400 individual paths — all maintained by the small communities it passes through — and is available to hikers, snowmobilers, bikers, horseback riders, and even cross-country skiers.
The scenery, as you can imagine, is stunning. Showcasing the very best of Canadian landscapes, explorers can traverse through mountains, plains, frozen tundra, coastal islands, urban areas, and even lakes (Great Lakes included). With so much to choose from, it may be difficult to decide where to start, but luckily there's an in interactive map and even apps (available for iOS and Android) to get you started.