Welcome to the East Coast Trail
The East Coast Trail is a coastal hiking experience that takes you to the outermost reaches of North America. This wilderness hiking trail provides hikers with a special blend of wilderness adventure, outstanding natural beauty, wildlife, history, and cultural contact.
Truly spectacular features on each path
The paths of the East Coast Trail take you past towering cliffs and headlands, sea stacks, deep fjords, and a natural wave-driven geyser called the Spout. It provides access to abandoned settlements, lighthouses, ecological reserves, seabird colonies, whales, icebergs, world's southern most caribou herd, historic sites, a 50-metre suspension bridge, two active archaeological dig sites, and many more attractions. It offers a wilderness paradise of boreal forest, fresh clean air and quiet solitude, all combined with the raw natural beauty of the rugged Atlantic Ocean.
The Trail links together 32 historic communities. These communities provide services, such as accommodations, dining, transportation and entertainment. Our advertisers live and work in these communities and are available to help you plan your trip, provide the services you require, or supply the information you need. Please select from the following categories to find the services you need along the Trail:
The East Coast Trail Association
The East Coast Trail is being developed and maintained by the 'award winning' East Coast Trail Association. The Association is a member driven, volunteer based, registered charity formed in 1994 with the mission to develop, maintain and operate the East Coast Trail. We do not charge entry fees for the use of the Trail, nor do we charge fees for participation in our public hiking program. If you like what we are doing, and you wish to help protect and preserve this treasured resource, you can show your support by taking out a fully tax receipted annual or life membership, making a financial donation, volunteering your time and expertise, or any combination of the above.
News & Announcements
AGM Reports 2013-2014
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
To get update on the current and future initiatives of the Association, please check out the AGM Report(s )
Please click here to view the AGM report for 2013-2014
Note: The document shows the AGM report for the . . . [ Read more ]
Annual General Meeting (AGM)
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Mark Your Calendar
Annual General Meeting
The 2014 East Coast Trail Association AGM will take place Wednesday evening, October 8th at the Foran Room, St. John's City Hall. Doors open at 6:30 pm, for a 7:00 pm start. The agenda will include reports on the past year's activities, approval . . . [ Read more ]
Renaissance Award Winners complete the Trail
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Two 4th year McMaster University students completed a 3 1/2 week through-hike on the East Coast Trail recently as part of a life enrichment experience.
Anthony D'Ambrosio and Andrew Case, 21, winners of the Drs. Jolie Ringash and Glen Bandiera Renaissance Award, had proposed to step back from the . . . [ Read more ]
Leave no trace
Enjoy the Trail, leave no trace, build no fires, and respect the raw natural beauty of the East Coast Trail landscape, and help to keep it free, open and available to all.