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Getting back to basics with a great Canadian walk

By Andrew Caddell      

With some of the most beautiful and challenging scenery in the world, Canada has not been left behind when it comes to notable walking trails.

The Trans Canada Trail, begun in 1992, was the brainchild of prominent Albertan Bill Pratt, who envisaged a safe cycling and walking trail to link communities across Canada. Photograph courtesy of Andrew Caddell

KAMOURASKA, Que.—People always used to say, “Walk before you run.” But, as we age, the saying might change to “Walk when you have stopped running.” While the internet was filled with news of a 103-year-old woman who still sprints in competitions (although I’m not sure who she runs against), the vast majority of us mere mortals gave up running long ago.

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