The world’s longest hiking trail is now open after 25 years of creation. The Great Trail goes from coast to coast in Canada and covers 14,913 miles. The trail manages to link 15 communities and 13 territories along its path.
The concept for the trail was the brainchild of Pierre Camu, Bill Pratt, and Paul LaBarge. The trail has opportunities for hiking, cycling, horseback riding, snowmobiling, and even kayaking.
Some of the trails go through small villages along the way, while others pass through big cities such as Halifax, Montreal, and Ottawa.
The creation of the trail is the largest volunteer effort that has ever occurred in the country, with 470 different volunteer groups coming together over the years to make it a reality. The trail opened to the general public on August 26.