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Friends of the Trail Research Hub

The Trail Research Hub undertakes research, education, and outreach
initiatives to support 
sustainable trail development, construction, and maintenance across Canada while establishing best practice guidelines
for trails governance and management. Much of our work involves collaboration.


Learn about the Friends of the Trail Research Hub below.


World Trails Network

The World Trails Network (WTN) is a global association committed to the sustainability and enjoyment of the world’s trails for all people, through a powerfully engaged international network of organizations and individuals.

WTN strives to connect the diverse trails of the world to promote the creation, enhancement, and protection of outstanding trail experiences. The World Trails Network brings trail associations, trail advocates, walkers, hikers and people passionate about the outdoors together from around the world to foster global collaboration and networking for the betterment of the world’s trails.


Canadian Trails Federation

The Canadian Trails Federation-Fédération Canadienne des Sentiers (CTF-CFS) is a national not-for-profit organization that represents the interests of provincial and territorial trails organizations across Canada.

The mission of the Canadian Trails Federation is to enhance the recreational trails network in Canada by sharing information, providing leadership and coordination and by building consensus within the trails community, both nationally and internationally.


Ontario Trails Council

The Ontario Trails Council (OTC) - Conseil des Sentiers de l'Ontario – is a charity that promotes the development, preservation, management and use of recreational trails in Ontario.

With over 220 economic development, tourism, planning, recreation, park and club organizations, municipalities, conservation areas as members, the OTC is the largest trail association of its type in Canada. 

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