What is the longest, most exciting hiking and cycling trail in the world? It can only be The Great Trail. Spanning the entirety of Canada, from the Atlantic to the Pacific to the Arctic Oceans, this improbable route covers 24,000 kilometres.
The Best of The Great Trail is the essential companion to this national trail. In volume 2, Michael Haynes completes his two-book set on The Great Trail, leading hikers and cyclists through thirty "must-see" trails of Western Canada in five provinces.
Beginning in downtown Victoria, Haynes sets off for the forests and coasts of Vancouver Island before heading east into British Columbia's mountainous interior, the foothills of Alberta, the plains of Saskatchewan and Manitoba, and the rugged terrain of northern Ontario. Along the way, he explores the imposing Rocky Mountains, the grasslands of Saskatchewan and Manitoba, the unforgiving shoreline of Lake Superior, and the urban centres of Edmonton, Saskatoon, and Winnipeg. Illustrated in full colour with detailed maps and sumptuous photographs, The Best of The Great Trail, Volume 2 is a "must have" for both experienced outdoors people and armchair travellers who want to explore the wonders of this phenomenal trail.
About the author
Michael Haynes is one of the leading authorities of the outdoors in Eastern Canada. He is the Director of TransActive Solutions, a company dedicated to improving the walkability and bikeability of Canadian communities. Previously, he was the National Active Transportation and TrailsCanada Coordinator of Go for Green and the Executive Director of the Nova Scotia Trails Federation. Recently, Michael has worked on project teams developing a Pedestrian and Cycling Plan for the Regional Municipality of York Ontario, the Regional Trail Plan for Chatham-Kent Ontario, the Active Transportation Plan for the Halifax Regional Municipality Nova Scotia, the Hub Trail System for Sault Ste. Marie Ontario, and a rural trail development manual for the province of Alberta. Michael has conducted workshops on Active Transportation more than 50 communities across Canada and regularly presents on trails across Canada and internationally. Michael is a member of the Province of Ontario's Trails Coordinating Committee and the Public Health Agency of Canada's Advisory Committee for Active Transportation. A frequent guest on CBC radio, he now lives In Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Other titles by Michael Haynes
Hiking Trails of Ottawa, the National Capital Region and Beyond
Best of The Great Trail, Volume 1
Newfoundland to Southern Ontario on the Trans Canada Trail
Trails of Prince Edward Island
Hiking Trails of Montréal and Beyond
Trails of Halifax Regional Municipality, 2nd Edition
Hiking Trails of Mainland Nova Scotia