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Deadly99 01-28-2013 06:58 AM

A group of us spent the last few years working on a route across Canada. After many seasons the route is finished. The TCAT, short for Trans Canada Adventure Trail, traverses across Canada from the east to west coast.

A few items of interest
  • approximtaely 15, 000 kilometers in length
  • consists of mainly gravel roads and trails with about 10% of the route using paved roads
  • the route travels through some remote parts of the country
  • 380 km between fule stops is the max
  • there are optional technical sections for those wanting a bit more of a challenge
The route is free and can be downloaded from

As mentioned, many people contributed to building this route, creating the maps, pre riding sections, providing suggested trails/roads to add, etc

The future of the route, we hope, is in the hands of you. If you ride a section and find an error in the gps files or find a road that has been decommsioned, etc please let us know. In this manner we hope to keep the gps files, maps, etc as up to date as possible.

The downloads are free, we only ask in return for your feedback and maybe a photo or two we can use on the website.

Waypoints are included for fuel, camping, bike shops, etc

The gps files being offered are at version 2.0
Pleas ensure you have the latest files before heading out for a trip.

Version 3.0 will inlcude detailed pdf maps with geo enabled waypoints along with a word document with some inportant information. The pre relase that we are offering is to enable folks who are planning a trip in 2013 to get a jump start on their logistics.

Feel free to ask any questions you may have :thumb

cheers and thanks

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jacob_ns 07-26-2013 07:22 PM

No love for Nova Scotia. :(

As a Maritimer, I feel we've been given the cold shoulder.

That said, tremendous effort went into this. Kudos on a hell of a job well done.

Lycan1 07-29-2013 07:01 PM

Fernie to Fort Steele
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Ted, here is the file you wanted. I only posted (in the east to west direction) from Fernie (just east of) to Fort Steele. I was riding a fully loaded 990 Adventure and it was easy.

Olliwood 07-31-2013 01:05 AM

Thanks for the enormous effort! Great job

NorthernTraveler 08-03-2013 08:08 PM

North of Fernie
I rode the section north of Fernie last Sunday.

Got about 50 miles north of Fernie and came to a bad washout - but somebody else had been through so I went for it. Dropped the bike, had to unload it to get it back up, bulldogged it through about 30 meters of rocks and stuff, reloaded, went on.

Only to run into an impassable washout about a kilometer up the way.

Turned around and went back, got across the first washout with only unloading the top bags and spending about 15 minutes moving rocks to make a better way.

Was going to suggest relocating that section eastward to the next valley as there is a better road there, but that tracklog above looks like it solves the problem too! Will get back to you later on what else I ran into coming across... got some tracklogs for you too.

Deadly99 08-04-2013 04:34 AM

This thread is active here

Revision 3.0 of the GPS files is about to be released.

Enjoy the read, its a bit of a long one :nod

Deadly99 08-05-2014 11:17 AM

Revision 3.4 is now available.

The route has been ridden in its entirety now by folks from Canada, New Zealand and the UK.


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