Paul LaBarge Meets with Prime Minister Harper in Victoria
Yesterday, firm partner and Chair of the Trans Canada Trail, Paul LaBarge, met with Prime Minister Harper in Victoria, where he announced that the Government of Canada will provide additional support over the next four years to complete the Trans Canada Trail, a 24,000 kilometre recreational trail that winds through every province and territory from coast to coast to coast. The support will be provided in the form of a matching fund to be administered by Parks Canada.
“The Trans Canada Trail will allow Canadians and international visitors alike to enjoy some of the world’s most breathtaking scenery, while promoting health and fitness through a wide variety of recreational activiti
One federal dollar will be provided for every two dollars raised by the Trans Canada Trail Foundation.es. Completing the initiative by 2017 would be an incredible legacy of Canada’s 150th anniversary as the Trail would connect almost 1,000 communities and provide users with a unique perspective on our spectacular natural and cultural heritage,” said the Prime Minister.
The Trail, a national legacy project that will help connect Canadians to nature, provides health benefits as well as inspiration to explore and discover Canada. It is designed to accommodate a variety of activities such as hiking, cycling, horseback-riding, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling. When completed, it will be one of the longest recreational trail networks in the world and will help Canadians enjoy closer connections to some of our country’s most awe-inspiring places.