VANCOUVER – To celebrate our country’s 145th birthday, Teck Resources has made a $1-million donation to complete a section of the Trans Canada Trail connecting communities in the Kootenays. Teck’s investment will help support completion of sections linking together the communities of Trail, Cranbrook, Kimberley, Fernie, Sparwood and Elkford.
The Trans Canada Trail is the world’s longest network of recreational trails. The British Columbia section of the Trail is 76% complete. When fully connected, the Trans Canada Trail will stretch 23,000 km from the Atlantic to the Pacific to the Arctic oceans, linking 1,000 communities and more than 34 million Canadians. Today, more than 16,800 km of Trail are developed and used by millions of Canadians and international visitors to hike, cycle, cross country ski, horseback ride, canoe and snowmobile.
“The Trans Canada Trail is part of our shared Canadian heritage, linking people and communities from coast to coast,” said Don Lindsay, president and CEO of Teck. “Many of our employees live and work in the Kootenays, and this investment will help to connect their communities and families, while also helping to build this national legacy for all Canadians.”
For more information about the Trans Canada Trail, visit TCTrail.ca.