The World’s Longest Recreational, Multi-use Trail Network is in Canada


The world’s longest recreational multi-use trail in the world stretches from coast to coast in Canada! And an electric bike is the perfect way to explore it!

The Trans-Canada trail, also known as “The Great Trail” opened in 2017 in time for Canada’s 150th birthday. It’s more than 24,000 kilometres long winding its way from coast to coast through 13 provinces and territories and connecting most of Canada’s largest cities. Most of it is paved and it passes mountains, forests, meadows, lakes, cities and more.


The idea to connect this unparalleled network of 400 community recreational trails back in 1992. Now, not only is it enjoyed by riders of electric bikes, hikers, walkers, runners and horseback riders use this trail in the summertime and skiers and snowmobilers enjoy it in the winter.

However, we believe an electric bike is the ideal form of travel for enjoying the Trans-Canada Trail. An ebike can tackle any headwind or hill with ease and allow the rider to travel farther to see all the sites while expending less energy than a traditional bicycle. That said, an ebike still requires pedaling so you’ll retain the benefits of cycling while enjoying more of the views.

To find more information about the trail, as well as discover an interactive map that pinpoints where the trail is compared to your home or current location log on to You’ll discover that 80% of Canadians live within 30 minutes of a section of The Great Trail, making it a national treasure than most everyone can enjoy.

Mile zero of the Great Trail is located just outside the Railway Coastal Museum in St. John’s, Newfoundland. Pedego St. John’s opened nearby in the spring of 2023.

One of the highlights of the trail that we definitely recommend exploring on electric bike is the Goat Creek Trail, which runs through a valley between Banff and Canmore, Alberta. Contact Pedego Canmore for more about this two-hour ride one way on a gentle grade and travels near the Banff Springs Hotel, which makes for an ideal spot to unwind after your ride.

The Vancouver-to-Nanaimo section involves a trip on BC Ferries. From Nanaimo (Pedego Nanaimo), the trail extends southward on various roads until meeting the Cowichan Valley Trail on Vancouver Island. Another highlight is the Galloping Goose and Peninsula trail sections on southern Vancouver Island, which offer amazing ocean views and plenty of city amenities in Victoria (and it also passes near the Pedego Victoria store.)

Other section highlights include the Waterfront Trail in Toronto (near Pedego Toronto), the 200-kilometre long “Le P’tit Train du Nord” trail that winds its way through the Laurentians near Montreal and the Confederation Trail on Prince Edward Island.

The River Valley Trail section in Edmonton, Alberta is a fantastic urban route that Pedego Edmonton can connect you with.

To discover more about “The Great Trail” log on to and to discover stores across Canada near the trail where you can purchase Pedego electric bikes, visit our Find a Dealer page.

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