List of trails in Canada

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This is a list of all rail trails in Canada.



British Columbia[edit]

New Brunswick[edit]


Nova Scotia[edit]


Trail name Length in km (mi) Western/northern terminus Eastern/southern terminus Towns served Notes
Grey County CP Rail Trail Owen Sound Dundalk, Ontario Dundalk, Flesherton, Markdale, Chatsworth, Owen Sound former CP Rail line, bicycle-friendly trail
Saugeen Trail Southampton Port Elgin Port Elgin, Southampton former CN Rail line, bicycle-friendly trail
Georgian Bluffs Trail Park Head Bruce Trail at Benallen, Ontario Park Head, Benallen bicycle-friendly trail
Lynn Valley Trail Simcoe Port Dover Simcoe, Port Dover bicycle-friendly trail
Chrysler Canada Greenway 42 km (25 mi) Windsor, Ontario Ruthven, Ontario Windsor, Ontario, Essex, Ontario, McGregor, Harrow, Kingsville, Ruthven bicycle-friendly trail; extensions are planned
Howard Watson Trail Sarnia Camlachie Sarnia, Brights Grove, Errol, Camlachie bicycle-friendly trail
Ausable Trail Arkona Thedford Arkona, Thedford hiking trail
North Simcoe Railtrail 32 km Elmvale Minesing Wetlands Elmvale, Phelpston, Anten Mills hiking, cycling, snowmobiling, ATV-ing, horseback riding, and cross-country skiing
Maitland Trail Goderich Auburn Goderich, Auburn hiking trail
Goderich-Auburn Trail Goderich Auburn Goderich, Auburn bicycle-friendly trail
Thornton-Cookstown Trail Thornton Cookstown Thornton, Cookstown bicycle-friendly trail, terminates at Georgian Downs near Innisfil Heights and Highway 400
Elgin Trail Thames Valley Trail at Talbotville Royal Port Stanley Port Stanley, St. Thomas, Talbotville Royal connects to Thamesville Trail
Thames Valley Trail Elgin Trail at Talbotville Royal Avon Trail at St. Marys Talbotville Royal, Delaware, London, St Marys hiking trail, provides link between Thames Valley Trail and Avon Trail, and London's municipal bike trail network
Avon Trail Thamesville Trail in St. Marys Grand Valley Trail in Conestogo St. Marys, Stratford, Waterloo, Conestogo hiking trail, provides connection from London to Grand Valley Trail in the Waterloo area
Cambridge-Paris Trail 19 km Galt, Cambridge SC Johnson Trail in Paris Cambridge, Paris biking trail, provides connection from Hamilton to Cambridge via Brantford and Paris
SC Johnson Trail 18 km Cambridge Rail Trail at Paris Gordon Glaves Pathway at Brantford Paris, Brantford inter-urban cycling trail, sponsored by SC Johnson, CKCO-TV and others; part of the Hamilton-Brantford-Cambridge Trails[22]
Kissing Bridge Trailway 42 km Millbank Guelph Guelph, Ariss, West Montrose, Elmira, Wallenstein, Linwood, Millbank trail surface is stone chip for much of the trailway. Because the trailway runs along former rail lands, it's largely flat and even and is well-suited for a number of uses: Hiking, Running, Cycling, Cross-country skiing, Snowshoeing. Snowmobiling is permitted certain sections, otherwise no motorized vehicles or horses.
Hamilton-Brantford Rail Trail 32 km Gordon Glaves Memorial Pathway in Brantford Hamilton, Ontario Brantford, Hamilton longest of the Cambridge-Brantford-Hamilton Trail network
Gordon Glaves Memorial Pathway Cambridge-Paris Trail at Paris Hamilton-Brantford Rail Trail at Brantford Brantford entirely urban bike trail constructed by the City of Brantford as a link between the SC Johnson Trail and the Hamilton-Brantford Rail Trail
Grand Valley Trail Alton Port Maitland (East) Dunnville, Cayuga, Caledonia, Brantford, Paris, Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo, Elora, Fergus, Elmira, Alton very long hiking trail; biking segments are concurrent with Gordon Glaves Memorial Pathway, SC Johnson Trail, Cambridge-Paris Trail, and Elora-Cataract Trail
Caledon Trailway Terra Cotta Humber Valley Trail in Palgrave Cheltenham, Inglewood, Palgrave biking trail; has a newly created overpass over Highway 10 near Sligo Hill, carries Bruce Trail from Inglewood to Palgrave; connected to Elora-Cataract Trail via Bruce Trail and Trans-Canada Trail
Elora-Cataract Trail 47 km Grand Valley Trail at Elora Trans-Canada Trail at Cataract Elora, Fergus, Elmira, Hillsburgh, Erin biking trail association has memberships available at Elora-Caract Trailway site
Georgian Trail 35 km Meaford Collingwood Meaford, Thornbury, Collingwood connects to Collingwood municipal trail network
Ganaraska Hiking Trail (Wasaga Section) Tiny Trail at Wyevale Ganaraska Hiking Trail (Midland Section) at Copeland Forest REsources Management Area near Martinville Wasaga Beach, Creemore, Angus, Midhurst giant loop hiking trail, has a 5-km spur linking it to Bruce Trail
Ganaraska Hiking Trail (Midland Section) Highway 12 at Old Fort/Midland Victoria Rail Trail north of Burnt River Midland, Orillia, Kawartha Lakes hiking trail
Ganaraska Hiking Trail Victoria Rail Trail at Feir Mill Waterfront Trail at Port Hope Port Hope, Omemee hiking trail, indirectly connected to "other" Ganaraska Hiking Trail segments via Victoria Rail Trail
Humber Valley Trail Palgrave Bolton Palgrave, Cedar Mills, Bolton hiking trail, connects to Bruce Trail and Caledon Trailway
Feeder Canal Trail North of Lowbanks Welland Welland connects to Welland municipal trail network (Welland Canal Parkway East Side Trail) along Welland Recreational Waterway
Wainfleet Rail Trail Lowbanks Port Colborne Port Colborne former CN Rail spur, biking trail
Upper Canada Heritage Trail 10.6 km Waterfront Trail at Niagara-on-the-Lake St. David's Golf and Country Club, St. David's Niagara-on-the-Lake former Michigan Central Railway/New York Central Railroad passenger line until abandonment in 1973, purchased by Niagara-on-the-Lake in 1979, and turned into a trail in 1984[23]
Niagara Recreational Trail 56 km Waterfront Trail at Niagara-on-the-Lake Friendship Trail at Fort Erie, Ontario various segments have separate names, such as "General Brock Trail", biking trail
Friendship Trail 24 km Port Colborne Niagara Recreational Trail at Fort Erie, Ontario Port Colborne, Fort Erie provides continuous link from Port Colborne to Trenton, via Fort Erie, Niagara-on-the-Lake (Niagara Recreational Trail), Hamilton, Toronto, and Port Hope (Waterfront Trail)[24]
Welland Canal Trail 60 km Waterfront Trail at St. Catharines Friendship Trail at Port Colborne St. Catharines, Thorold, Welland, Port Colborne travels along Welland Canal
Merritt Trail 45 km Waterfront Trail at St. Catharines Friendship Trail at Port Colborne St. Catharines, Thorold, Welland, Port Colborne closely follows Welland Canal Trail
Waterfront Trail[25] 1300+ km Windsor Quebec border (east of Cornwall) Leamington, Port Stanley, Dunnville, Port Colborne, Fort Erie, Niagara Falls (CA), Niagara-on-the-Lake, St. Catharines, Grimsby, Stoney Creek, Hamilton, Burlington, Oakville, Mississauga, Toronto, Pickering, Ajax, Whitby, Oshawa, Bowmanville, Newcastle, Port Hope, Cobourg, Brighton, Trenton, Picton, Kingston, Gananoque, Cornwall one of the longest trails in Ontario, the longest single inter-urban trail in the province
Bruce Trail 820 km? Niagara Recreational Trail at Queenston Tobermory Queenston, Niagara Falls, Thorold, Hamilton, Palgrave, Creemore, Owen Sound, Wiarton, Tobermory bicycles are not allowed on trail; among the longest hiking-only trails in Ontario
Victoria Rail Trail Bobcaygeon Historic Colonization Road/Kawartha Lakes-Haliburton County boundary at Kinmount (Continues as Haliburton County Rail Trail) Ganaraska Hiking Trail, near Bethany Lindsay, Fenelon Falls, Kinmount long biking trail; combined with its extension (Haliburton County Rail Trail), the total distance from one end to the other is 89 km; former CP line, abandoned in 1981
Haliburton County Rail Trail Victoria Rail Trail at Kinmount Haliburton Haliburton long biking trail; combined with its extension (Victoria Rail Trail), the total distance from one end to the other is 89 km; former CP line, abandoned in 1981
Seguin Trail Rose Point Fern Glen Rose Point, Parry Sound, Fern Glen former Ottawa, Arnprior and Parry Sound Railway segment, closely follows Highway 518)
K&P Rail Trail 40 km Central Frontenac Trail at Sharbot Lake Renfrew Snow Road Station very remote, has nearby swamps, bike trail serves as a driveway to residences in remote areas
Lynn Valley Trail 8 km Simcoe Port Dover Simcoe, Port Dover short trail connecting two small towns
Cataraqui Trail Newburgh Smiths Falls Newburgh, Harrowsmith, Smiths Falls former CP Rail line

Prince Edward Island[edit]


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Regional trails:


  1. ^ Trans Canada Trail
  2. ^ Columbia & Western Rail Trail
  3. ^ Slocan Valley Rail-Trail
  4. ^ Sentier NB Trail
  5. ^ Newfoundland T'Railway
  6. ^ Atlantic View Trail
  7. ^ Back Harbour Trail
  8. ^ Barrington Bay Trail
  9. ^ Beechville-Lakeside-Timberlea Trail
  10. ^ Bridgewater Centennial Trail
  11. ^ Cobequid Trail
  12. ^ Jitney Trail
  13. ^ Jordan Falls Community Trail
  14. ^ Lunenburg Front Harbour Walk
  15. ^ Musquodoboit Trailway
  16. ^ Salt Marsh Trail
  17. ^ Shelburne Rail Trail
  18. ^ St. Margarets Bay Trail
  19. ^ Trestle Trail
  20. ^ Hamilton-Brantford-Cambridge Trails
  21. ^ Iron Horse Trail
  22. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2008-08-10.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
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  24. ^
  25. ^
  26. ^ Confederation Trail

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