Canada 150 celebrations continue with Trans-Canada Trail hike
PORT AUX BASQUES, NL – Despite lovely warm weather, attendance was light for the Trans-Canada Trail celebration hike Aug. 26, part of the town’s Canada Day 150 celebrations.
Hikers of all ages took part and followed up with a tasty lunch of sandwiches, wraps, fruit, vegetables, meats, cheeses and sweets.
Children enjoyed face painting, while the adults enjoyed the musical delights of Ray Baum and Viola Parsons.
Because of the low turnout, almost everyone went home with a prize, ranging from tents and camp stoves to Canada Day-themed water cups.
The Trans-Canada Trail is popular along the southwest coast for ATV riders who use it to travel to their cabins in the Codroy Valley area. It is also popular with tourists who use it to cross the entirety of the province at a more leisurely pace than provided by the TransCanada Highway.
Hikers took to the Trans-Canada Trail on Saturday, Aug. 26 as part of this summer’s Canada Day 150 celebrations.
The Trans-Canada Trail begins near the train museum and offers a pleasant water view and an easy walk as it first leaves Port aux Basques.
After working up an appetite by hiking part of the trail, participants were treated to a feast of sandwiches and sweets.
Musical entertainment was provided by Viola Parsons and Ray Bown.