Greater Bragg Creek Trail Association was pleased to welcome supporters of The Great Trail of Canada for a summer hike on June 15. The hike was hosted by Laureen Harper, a National Champion of Trans Canada Trail (TCT), and was attended by around 40 supporters of The Great Trail, a national trail network that includes the West Bragg Creek Trail.

Other guests on the hike included broadcaster and Chair of the TCT Foundation Board, Valerie Pringle, President and CEO of TCT Deborah Apps and TCT National Champion Dave Rodney.

The hike along the West Bragg Creek Trail was the latest in a series of annual walks that for TCT donors and board members, which take place on a different section of The Great Trail each year. This year’s walk brought attendees through a mix of grassland and prairie, and past aspen forest and patches of spruce, with incredible views of the Canadian Rockies in the distance.

The Great Trail, formerly known as the Trans Canada Trail, is a cross-Canada trail network that stretches over 24,000 kilometres from coast to coast to coast. West Bragg Creek Trail is one of over 400 Trail sections that comprise this incredible network.

Trans Canada Trail is the non-profit organization that raises funds for the continued development of sections of The Great Trail across Canada. This year, TCT has committed to supporting three essential projects in West Bragg Creek:

  • The construction of a pedestrian bridge, that will help to ensure the safety of walkers and hikers
  • Upgrades to the northern section of Moose Loop for improved cross-country skiing conditions,
    as well as the rerouting of 1.5 kilometres of tread that crosses wetlands
  • Major repairs along the Iron Creek and Boundary Ridge sections

Photos by Laureen Harper