Recently I decided to try following the Trans-Canada Trail for the first time. According to the map, I should be able to get on the trail near my house in Waterloo and follow it as far as Guelph -- this is where the trail stops and the proposed section has yet to be built. As it turns out, the Laurel Trail I use to get to work is actually one of the trans-canada sections.
But I never made it to Guelph, or even out of town. The trail was impossible to follow. Numerous times, the trail would drop off with no sign of where it picks up again. I kept on going to my phone so I could consult a map and see where to go to follow the trail. For the ride through town, much of the trail, as it was marked on the map, was just a city street.
I didn't find a real trail; just a lot of hype and a mirage. I grant that it isn't complete yet, but the section I was trying to follow was supposedly finished. Has anybody else tried following this trail? Since trail sections are done locally, I suppose that there would be better and worse parts of the trail made by different municipalities.