Six Trails, One Path
The Path of the Paddle Association operates the 1,110km section of The Trans Canada Trail, Canada's national trail, from Fort William Historical Park near Thunder Bay, Ontario to the Whiteshell Provincial Park in Manitoba through both the wilds and communities of Northwestern Ontario.
Classified as Wilderness trail, the majority of these trails are for experienced paddlers and are located in areas with limited access. Each trail offers segments for less experienced travelers to enjoy. Every traveller should consult local sources and develop a travel plan to meet their needs and abilities.
The Path of the Paddle Association has resources available to help you get started. Under each trail you'll find trail details, trail travels, contact information and conditions as available. Review our Trail Traveller blogs, where our ambassadors travelled the length of the trail and add your trip report.
The Regional Trail Committees provide basic information on the trails. Information is provided on the POPA website but for trip planning contact local sources and obtain the appropriate maps. Conditions change dependent on weather, water levels, time of year and animal activity.