Trans Canada Trail Champions

Just like our Trail, our list of National Champions is getting longer. Please keep checking this page to see our latest additions.

Their Excellencies the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada and Mrs. Sharon Johnston Their Excellencies the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada and Mrs. Sharon Johnston
Their Excellencies the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada and Mrs. Sharon Johnston
Susan Aglukark Susan Aglukark
Singer, songwriter
Margaret Atwood Margaret Atwood
Writer and Naturalist
Robert Bateman Robert Bateman
Artist and Naturalist
Jeanne Beker Jeanne Beker
Fashion Journalist
Yannick Bisson Yannick Bisson
Roberta Bondar Roberta Bondar, O.C. O.Ont. MC PhD
President of The Roberta Bondar Foundation
Joseph Boyden Joseph Boyden
Paul Brandt Paul Brandt
Country Music Artist
Bonnie Brooks Bonnie Brooks
Chair of the Board of Trustees, Royal Ontario Museum Vice Chair, Hudson's Bay Company Director, Empire (Sobey's) Director, Abercrombie and Fitch Trustee, Riocan REIT
Kurt Browning Kurt Browning
Four-Time World Figure Skating Champion
Robert Buren Robert Buren
Paraplegic athlete, motivational speaker
Edward Burtynsky Edward Burtynsky
Industrial Landscape Photographer
Sharon Butala Sharon Butala
The Right Honourable Kim Campbell The Right Honourable Kim Campbell
19th Prime Minister of Canada (1993)
Cassie Campbell-Pascall Cassie Campbell-Pascall
Olympic gold-medallist and hockey broadcaster
Pierre Camu Pierre Camu
Trans Canada Trail Founding Member
Lorne Cardinal Lorne Cardinal
Actor, director, producer
Brent Carver Brent Carver
Tony Award Winning Theatre, Film and Television Actor
Kim Cattral Kim Cattrall
The Right Honourable Jean Chrétien The Right Honourable Jean Chrétien
20th Prime Minister of Canada (1993-2003)
The Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson The Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson
26th Governor General of Canada (1999-2005)
Jim Cuddy Jim Cuddy
Wade Davis Wade Davis
Anthropologist, ethnobotanist, author, and photographer
Victor Dodig Victor Dodig
President and Chief Executive Officer, CIBC
Gary Doer Gary Doer
Former Canadian Ambassador to the United States of America
Denise Donlon Denise Donlon, C.M.
Media Executive
Alan Doyle Alan Doyle
The Honourable Edna Elias The Honourable Edna Elias
4th Territorial Commissioner of Nunavut (2010-2015)
Colm Feore Colm Feore
Phil Fontaine Phil Fontaine
National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations (1997-2000)
David Foster David Foster
Musician, Record Producer, Composer and Chairman, David Foster Foundation
Sarah Gadon Sarah Gadon
John Geiger John Geiger
Author, Chief Executive Officer, The Royal Canadian Geographical Society/Canadian Geographic Enterprises
 Robert Ghiz Robert Ghiz
Former Premier, Prince Edward Island
Graeme Gibson Graeme Gibson
Writer & Naturalist
David S. Goldbloom David S. Goldbloom
Professor of Psychiatry, University of Toronto Senior Medical Advisor, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Graham Greene Graham Greene, C.M.
Paul Gross Paul Gross
Actor, writer, director
Colonel Chris Hadfield Colonel Chris Hadfield, O.C., O.Ont., M.S.C., C.D.
Astronaut and Professor
Rick Hansen Rick Hansen, C.C., O.B.C.
Co-Chair, Rick Hansen Foundation
Laureen Harper Laureen Harper
Longtime TCT Champion and Trail Lover
John Hartman John Hartman
Allan Hawco Allan Hawco
Peter Herrndorf Peter Herrndorf
President and CEO, National Arts Centre
Jay Ingram Jay Ingram
Writer, broadcaster
Sarah Jackson Sarah Jackson
Trail explorer,
Tom Jackson Tom Jackson
Actor, Singer, Activist
The Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean and Jean Daniel Lafond The Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean, 27th Governor General of Canada (2005-2010), and Jean Daniel Lafond, Filmmaker and Author
The Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean, 27th Governor General of Canada (2005-2010), and Jean Daniel Lafond, Filmmaker and Author
Norman Jewison Norman Jewison
Film Director & Producer
Karen Kain Karen Kain
Artistic Director, The National Ballet of Canada
Sheldon Kennedy
Former professional ice hockey player, founder of Sheldon Kennedy Child Advocacy Centre
Craig Kielburger Craig Kielburger
Co-Founder, Free the Children
Marc Kielburger Marc Kielburger
Co-Founder, Free the Children
Wab Kinew Wab Kinew
Musician, broadcaster, public speaker, administrator in University of Winnipeg for the First Nations
Cindy Klassen Cindy Klassen
Six-Time Olympic Medallist
Adam van Koeverden Adam van Koeverden
Sprint kayaker, Olympic Gold medallist, World champion
Adam Kreek Adam Kreek
Olympic Gold Medallist and Motivational Speaker
Eugene Levy Eugene Levy
Actor & Writer
Roy MacGregor Roy MacGregor
Joe MacInnis Joe MacInnis
Physician, scientist, explorer, storyteller
Linden MacIntyre Linden MacIntyre
Journalist, broadcaster and novelist
Natalie MacMaster Natalie MacMaster
The Right Honourable Paul Martin The Right Honourable Paul Martin
21st Prime Minister of Canada (2003-2006)
Ashleigh McIvor
Freestyle skier, Olympic Champion, World Cup Champion
David McKay David McKay
President and CEO of RBC
Don McKellar Don McKellar
Actor, director
Nina McLachlan Nina McLachlan
Naturalist, artist, nurse
Sarah McLachlan Sarah McLachlan
Singer, songwriter, outdoor enthusiast
Murray McLauchlan Murray McLauchlan, C.M.
Musician, songwriter
Stuart McLean Stuart McLean
Writer & Broadcaster
Deepa Mehta Deepa Mehta
Screenwriter & Director
Dana Meise Dana Meise
Explorer and Hiker
Rick Mercer Rick Mercer
Star of CBC’s Rick Mercer Report
The Right Honourable Brian Mulroney The Right Honourable Brian Mulroney
18th Prime Minister of Canada (1984-1993)
Anne Murray Anne Murray
Singer and Author
The Honourable Graydon Nicholas The Honourable Graydon Nicholas
30th Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick (2009-2014)
Paul Nichols Paul Nichols
Co-founder of the Communities for Veterans Foundation (BC)
Mercedes Nicoll Mercedes Nicoll
Snowboarder, World Cup Champion
Gordon Nixon Gordon Nixon
Trans Canada Trail - Campaign Cabinet
The Honourable Margaret Norrie McCain,  O.C. The Honourable Margaret Norrie McCain, O.C.
Samantha Nutt Samantha Nutt
Physician, humanitarian, founder and CEO of War Child
The Honourable David Onley The Honourable David Onley
28th Lieutenant Governor of Ontario (2007-2014)
Steven Page Steven Page
Julie Payette Julie Payette
Canadian Astronaut, VP Canadaland, Director of the Montreal Science Centre
Gordon Pinsent, C.C. Gordon Pinsent, C.C.
Actor, screenwriter, director
Steve Podborski Steve Podborski
Olympic & World Champion Skier
Brian Porter Brian Porter
President and Chief Executive Officer, Scotiabank
Bob Rae Bob Rae
Lawyer, professor, writer, and public speaker
John Ralston Saul John Ralston Saul
Writer, Philosopher, President Emeritus of PEN International
Ken Read Ken Read
Olympian & World Cup Champion
The Honourable Dave Rodney The Honourable Dave Rodney
Canada's First Mt Everest Two-time Summiteer & Alberta MLA
Albert Schultz Albert Schultz
Actor, director of Soulpepper Theatre Company.
Kyle Shewfelt Kyle Shewfelt
Olympic Champion Gymnast
Adam Shoalts Adam Shoalts
Survival expert, explorer, author, public speaker
Martin Short Martin Short
Peter Shostak
Michael Smith Michael Smith
Chef, Food Network Host, Nutritional Activist
Les Stroud Les Stroud
Survival expert and filmmaker
George Stroumboulopoulos George Stroumboulopoulos
TV/Radio host, producer
The Tenors Victor Micallef, Clifton Murray, Fraser Walters and Remigio Pereira The Tenors
The Tenors
Mark Tewksbury Mark Tewksbury
Olympic Champion and Humanitarian
Jim Treliving Jim Treliving
One of the dragons in the reality show Dragon's Den
Sandi Treliving Sandi Treliving
National Community Leader
Hannah Vaughan Hannah Vaughan
Olympian, world champion, sprint kayaker
Spencer West Spencer West
Author, Motivational Speaker, World Change Warrior
Robert C.P.Westbury C.M.,A.O.E.,PhD., LL.D. Robert C.P.Westbury C.M.,A.O.E.,PhD., LL.D.
Community leader
Dianne Whelan Dianne Whelan
Trail explorer, activist, film-maker,
The Honourable Michael Wilson The Honourable Michael Wilson
Chair of the Board, Mental Health Commission of Canada

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Photo by: Douglas Gibb
Trail: McIntyre Creek