Project Highlights

Trans Canada Trail Connection Plan

The Trans Canada Trail is on a bold mission to connect the Trail from coast to coast to coast by 2017. Recognizing the importance of funding to complete the Trail and ensure its legacy, TCT have very generously contributed funds to help our community initiate this ambitious project.  Trans Canada Trail sign

The CWATS Committee developed a Trail Concept Plan to fill two gaps in our area. Each concept plan outlines how the trail will be built and provides information on the proposed route, type of trail, trail features, community support, etc.)  Construction of a portion of the Greenway to Leamington Gap was completed in the summer 2014. Funds to build this portion of the trail are shared between Trans Canada Trail, the County of Essex and the Municipality of Leamington. Map of proposed Trans Canada Trail in Essex County.

Building a new trail for your community is a great asset that requires a lot of effort given all the challenges it presents. It took a great deal of resourcefulness and determination by staff and Council members to get to this stage.

Phase 2 is now complete and we encourage you to ride the entire east connection into Chatham-Kent. Phase 3 of the TCT Connection Plan will connect the new Hon. Herb Gray parkway trails to the CWATS trails. Design work is underway with construction expected to begin spring 2017.!