Posted on Thursday September 07, 2017
The East Coast Trail Association and the Trans Canada Trail, with the support of the Government of Canada, invite you to a Canada 150 Celebration Event to be held at Cape Spear National Historic Site on Saturday, September 16, 2017.
The East Coast Trail has joined with the Trans Canada Trail to become part of The Great Trail, the longest recreational trail in the world. With the inclusion of the East Coast Trail, the most easterly point of The Great Trail is now Cape Spear.
To commemorate this alliance, and, to celebrate Canada’s 150 years as a nation, we will be offering a couple of self-guided hiking options near Cape Spear starting at 10:00 am. Following the hike there will be a social event and refreshments from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm.
Please refer below for further details on the event and instructions for registration. (Pre-registrants will be eligible for a prize package – including a new East Coast Trail T-Shirt!)
Date: Saturday, September 16, 2017
Location: Cape Spear National Historic Site
Busing: Free busing will be provided to and from Cape Spear from two locations in the city. One location will be in the East End of St. John’s and the other will be in Mount Pearl. The location in the East End is the Confederation Building parking lot located to the east side of the building adjacent to Prince Philip Drive (See attachment at the bottom for the map). The location in Mount Pearl is the Motor Vehicle Registration building parking lot located off Smallwood Drive (See attachment at the bottom for the map).The buses will board at 9:00am and leave for Cape Spear at 9:15am. Please register to sign up for busing.
Agenda: From 10:00am-12:00pm there will be two self-guided hike options, both leaving from and returning to the main parking lot of Cape Spear. Hikers can go from (1) Cape Spear towards Black Head and return, or (2) from Cape Spear towards North Head and return. From 12:00pm -2:00pm there will be a social event and refreshments.
(Pre-registrants will be eligible for a prize package – including a new East Coast Trail T-Shirt!)
Cape Spear National Historic Site, Blackhead Road, St. John’s, NL A1C 5H2.
The event will take place next to the main parking lot.
Pre-registrants will be eligible for a prize package – including a new East Coast Trail T-Shirt!