Existing, comparable active transportation recreational trails

Tay Shore Trail, Simcoe County

http://www.ontariotrails.on.ca/trails/view/tay-shore-trail

This is a nearly 20 km trail. A fantastic model of an AT trail, which passes close to both natural and historical points of interest.

- Hiking & Walking

- Running

- Cycling - Roads & Paths

- Cycling - Off-Road

- Snowshoeing & Backcountry

Gatineau Valley Linear Park, Wakefield to Maniwaki, Quebec

http://www.canadatrails.ca/tct/qc/gatineauvalley.html

This trail is just across the Ottawa River and runs through the Gatineau Valley for about 150 km from Gatineau Park to Grand Remous. For almost half the distance the route is on the Veloroute des draveurs (Log Drivers Bike Path), a rail trail from Low to Maniwaki. 

Note: this trail does permit snowmobile usage in the winter. It is unclear if snowmobiles are permitted in settled areas.

- cycling

- walking

- snowmobiling

Kettle Valley Rail Trail, Okanagan Valley BC interior

http://bctrail.ca/trips/penticton/

This link goes to a page on the larger BC Trans Canada Trails website. The philosophy behind this trail is to promote non-motorized use throughout, but to allow snowmobiles in winter only on sections where it is safe to do so.

The signage in the town and at the trail entrances to the town clearly indicate that no motorized recreational vehicles were permitted at any time.

The trails are outstanding, and the distances between Penticton and the nearby towns and villages are comparable to what we'll have on the OVRT.