Today, February 28, our expedition boards a virtual flight to St. John’s, NL and then, first thing tomorrow morning the Great Sesquicentennial Cross Canada Trek begins!
The first 16 kms, the Grand Concourse Trail, begins at the Railway Coastal Museum, and then takes us through St. John’s, Mount Pearl, and Paradise.
Spanning the St. John’s and Mount Pearl urban regions, the Grand Concourse Trail provides an endless variety of natural, cultural and historic experiences in one of the oldest European settlement areas in North America. The Trans Canada Trail section begins at the Railway Coastal Museum on Water Street in St. John's and heads west through the Waterford River Valley, historic and modern neighborhoods, quiet meadows and beautiful Bowering Park.
The trail also traverses patches of boreal forest to emerge in Conception Bay, once the centre for Newfoundland trade and settlement. From the Trans Canada Trail you can access many other sections of the Grand Concourse and connect to historic and cultural areas throughout the city of St. John's.
After Paradise we start on the 873 km Newfoundland T’Railway Trail, taking us right across the province to the Channel Port-aux-Basques ferry. Check in next Tuesday to see how far we get!