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WINNERS: 'A Moment on The Great Trail' photo contest

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Friday, August 11, 2017, 11:00 AM - We are thrilled to announce the five finalists and GRAND PRIZE winner of our 'A Moment on The Great Trail' photo contest!

In celebration of Canada's 150th anniversary and the connection of the Trans Canada Trail, Canadians shared more than 3,200 incredible photos of magical moments captured along 'The Great Trail' over a 150-day period. 

Narrowing thousands of images to 5 finalists was no easy task. However, after much deliberation, our panel of judges selected one winner for each of our five featured categories, and from that list of finalists, one grand prize winner. 

Our Trans Canada Trail contest judges include: Weather Network meteorologist and storm chaser Mark Robinson; one of the original founders of The Great Trail and lawyer Paul LaBarge; artist, filmmaker and explorer Cory Trépanier; and Sarah Jackson, the first woman to completely hike the Trans Canada Trail.

Congratulations to our winners and thank you to all who entered the contest and shared their beautiful moments along the Trans Canada Trail!

Check out our photo contest winners and tell us which is your favourite in the comments section below: 

My Trail and Its Wildlife

‘Porcupine’, Dick Tam, Edmonton, Alberta

My Urban Trail

‘Bridge through the night’, Greg Clancy, Calgary, Alberta

My Trail In Bloom

‘Spring Hope’, Dave Baxter, Calgary, Alberta

My Water Trail 

‘Chief Whitecap Waterway’, Jeff Wizniak, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

My Trail Day and Night + GRAND PRIZE WINNER

‘The Steeples’, Drew Leiterman, Cranbrook, British Columbia

Our five finalists receive a DJI Phantom 3 Standard Quadcopter Drone, an assortment of TCT and TWN swag, and their winning photo featured on Trans Canada Trail and The Weather Network platforms, valued at $800.

Our Grand Prize winner, in addition to prizing received as one of our five finalists, also enjoys round trip airfare to Ottawa and three nights accommodation, an invitation to the Trans Canada Trail’s connection celebration event on August 26, a walking tour of the city and a half-day guided hike of a The Great Trail section in the Ottawa region, valued at $2,500.


#ShareYourWeather photos + videos with us! Upload your best outdoor videos and photos across Canada anytime for a chance to be featured on our platforms!


Did you know 80% of Canadians live within 30 minutes of The Great Trail? As the longest recreational trail in the world, the Trans Canada Trail offers a wide range of activities through a variety of landscapes – urban, rural and wilderness, along greenways, waterways and roadways. Such diversity makes for countless opportunities to capture images of how the Trail resonates with you.

Visit www.thegreattrail.ca to locate a section of The Great Trail near you or your favourite photo subjects.

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