Showing posts from February, 2021

Read your way across Canada on the Great Trail

We have received a number of emails from people who have just started to follow along or who have been asking where to find our blogs from 2019 and 2020 during our two years on The Great Trail.    As such, we are posting links to our blog entries by section and province.   For anyone interested our website is: where you can sign up for the daily blog when we set back out heading west. Thank you to everyone for following along and we hope you enjoy our third year when we set out in 2021! Decisions and Preparations for Hiking The Great Trail East Coast Trail (first 300+ km of The Great Trail in Newfoundland) Newfoundland, beginning The Great Trail in 2019   Cape Breton, 2019

Great Trail in Eastern Manitoba (Whiteshell-Winnipeg)

Having trekked more than 3500km of the Great Trail from Cape Spear Newfoundland in 2019 and now more than 2500 km of pathways across Ontario from the nation’s capital city of Ottawa through Toronto and onto Thunder Bay we had arrived to our seventh province - Manitoba!   With the fall colours settling in, we walked across the Ontario-Manitoba border on the shoulder of the Trans Canada Highway.  Now in Manitoba we picked up the Great Trail at the closed Tourism Building beside the TCT Pavilion.   Glad to be back on a continuous section of path (which was off the road) we ventured westward entering Whiteshell Provincial Park on a wide well maintained gravel pathway making our way along the coastline of West Hawk Lake to the community of Falcon Lake.  Having spent a relaxing evening here we rejoined the South Whiteshell Trail , a 14 km tract stretching from the trails around Falcon Lake, back to the provincial border, north to Caddy Lake.  A review of the Great Trail in t