Nunavut Sunset by Frank Reardon
We can't believe it...but there are only a few days left in 2016! It's been a whirlwind year for The Great Trail, which is why we have pulled together the top three best-loved and most-read stories of 2016 for your reading pleasure, along with the touching story of TCT donor Bruce White, and his jaw-dropping donation to the Trail. We also have some great gift ideas and some need-to-know facts to make you a Trail Trivia buff in time for our (and Canada's) big year.
 
We can see 2017 on the horizon, and we can't wait to celebrate with you!
 
BUT FIRST: a very special message from all of us at Trans Canada Trail. Click below! :-) 
5 Holiday Gifts That Help Build a Canadian Dream

With the holiday season upon us, many of us search for meaningful gifts to offer our loved ones.  Here are five concrete ways your financial gift helps to connect and develop the longest recreational trail in the world.
The Most-Read Story of 2016

In last month's edition of Trail Talk, we shared Sarah Jackson's very personal account of feeling "safe as a woman" alone on the Trail, as she travels from coast to coast. Our readers (you!) showed their interest in droves, crowning this story as the most popular of the year. 
 
For the Love of All Things Spooky

In celebration of the SCARIEST day of the year, we put together a list of six CREEPY spots along the Trail for Halloween. Our readers clearly love a good scare, because this article was the second most popular story of the year!  
 
New Brunswick, We Love You!

We celebrated FOUR provincial and territorial Trail Connection Milestones this year: Yukon, Saskatchewan, Nunavut and New Brunswick! Woot! In preparation for NB's party, we made a list of 5 Must-See Sections of The Great Trail in the province, shared in September. It was our third most popular story of the year. Go, New Brunswick!
7 Things You Didn't Know About The Great Trail

With nationwide connection around the corner in the New Year, you'll be hearing more and more about the Trail in 2017. Here are SEVEN little known facts that will instantly make you The Great Trail expert at your next dinner party!
The White Family Remembers Their Role Models: Dr. Bruce and Kathryn White

The Whites weren't the least bit surprised when their father Bruce left instructions to make a posthumous gift to Trans Canada Trail. Find out why.
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