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The Trans Canada Trail in Central Alberta 2007

(completed or proposed)

Red Deer

    The Trans Canada Trail marker in Red Deer is at Bower Ponds near Cronquist House. The trail extends along the Red Deer River in each direction, much of it within the excellent Waskasoo Park trail system.

 TransCanada Trail in Red Deer   To the northeast, it goes to Taylor Drive and north to the city limits, extending into Red Deer County along the C & E Trail to the Blindman River where a new pedestrian bridge was built in 2010.
    To the southwest, the trail heads from Bower Ponds along Great Chief Park and west past Red Deer Golf & Country Club to the pedestrian bridge across the Red Deer River.
   From there it heads east through Heritage Ranch, along the river in a northeasterly direction to the reconditioned former CPR bridge across the river and north to 67 St. where it again crosses the river.
   From there it heads south to the Kerry Wood Nature Centre and Gaetz Lakes Sanctuary, along the river to Piper Creek.
   From there it heads south past the Arena and Curling Club to Rotary Park and on to Kin Kanyon past Bower Mall to Westerner Park and the city limits.
The Proposed Route of the Trans Canada Trail in Central Alberta
The Central Alberta portion of the TCT will eventually connect with Pigeon Lake and Wetaskiwin and further north to Edmonton. In the south, it will eventually connect with the east-west TCT at Calgary. (Many specific sections of the proposed route may be adjusted as plans are finalized.)
(PDF Penhold to Wetaskiwin Section General Map as at April 2007)

proposed TCT routes between Penhold and SpringbrookPenhold to Red Deer

A portion of the Penhold to Springbrook section has been built by Red Deer County through a treed area immediately south of Springbrook and will extend along Range Road 281. The proposed trail north may proceed through the centre of Springbrook to Range Road 280 (which is expected to be upgraded) north to the C & E Trail and west along 32 St. to connect with the Red Deer TCT.
(PDF Penhold to Red Deer map 1)
TransCanada Trail in LacombeRed Deer to Lacombe
North from Taylor Drive in Red Deer along the C & E Trail to the Blindman River where a pedestrian/bicycle bridge has been constructed, continuing north to Blackfalds. North of Blackfalds, the trail will soon be built towards Lacombe Lake, through the Canada Agriculture Research Centre and into Lacombe.
(PDF Red Deer to Blackfalds map 2)
(PDF Blackfalds to Lacombe map 3)

TransCanada Trail in PonokaLacombe to Ponoka

North of Lacombe, the route may follow the C & E Trail to Milton Road, then north along Range Road 262 to the JJ Collett Natural Area, continuing along Range Road 262 to the C & E Trail to Highway 2A and into Ponoka where a new pedestrian/bicycle bridge has been built across the Battle River.
(PDF Lacombe to Collett Natural Area map 4)
(PDF Collett Natural Area to Ponoka map 5)
TransCanada Trail in WetaskiwinPonoka to Wetaskiwin
From Ponoka, the proposed future route may follow the Battle River along Range Road 252A and 251, and north to Highway 2A, following 2A to at least Secondary Highway 611 and possibly through Hobbema north to Wetaskiwin.
(PDF Ponoka to Samson IR map 6)
(PDF Hobbema area map 7)
(PDF Ermineskin IR to Wetaskiwin map 8)
TransCanada Trail in Innisfail
Farther south:

Penhold to Innisfail

The route in Red Deer County is currently being examined and may use portions of the historic C & E Trail, Highway 2A and some country roads.
Innisfail to Bowden and Olds
This portion in Red Deer County is projected for the future and may be configured to use portions of Highway 2A and country roads.

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