Twenty-five years ago, visionaries had a dream to connect Canada and its people with a multi-use trail. Today, The Great Trail stretches almost 24,000 km across Canada from coast to coast. It is the largest trail system in the world and runs along the Meewasin Trail through Saskatoon.
The Great Trail enters Saskatoon from the north parallel with Wanuskewin Road, jogging over to start following the river's western shore by the Silverwood Golf Course. From there it continues south through Meewasin Park, eventually reaching the Kinsmen Park area. It continues from there through the downtown core and River Landing. Here it crosses the river over to the eaast side at the Senator Sid Buckwold Bridge and enters Rotary Park. It heads south through Gabriel Dumont Park, Diefenbaker Park and then out of city limits, finishing its Meewasin leg at Chief Whitecap Park.