LOOKING FOR ADVENTURE
Hudson’s Bay is celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday with a cross-country trek
There are two kinds of people: those who take comfort in knowing that Canada has an elaborate cross-country trail system and those who actually take advantage of it. No matter what category you find yourself in, Hudson’s Bay has launched a fundraising initiative to connect the last 2,200 kilometres of the Great Trail, the longest recreational trail in the world.
Kicking off on June 22, a team of portagers is travelling from Victoria, B.C., to Nova Scotia, to raise awareness about the joy of exploring the trail; the trip ends in Ottawa on August 26. Hudson’s Bay also launched a limited edition Canada 150 canoe paddle and a keychain, with 50 per cent of net proceeds going toward funding the Great Trail project, as well as a Grand Portage Collection of T-shirts, sweats, hats, towels, etc. with 10 per cent of net proceeds going to charity. Whether your preferred trails are around the mall or in a forest, there’s a way to give back. —