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New crocuses poking through the snow on the Trail in Bowmont Park, Calgary. Photo: Dave Baxter
We have always believed that The Great Trail of Canada’s greatness is not purely determined by its size. That greatness comes from the thousands of people who continue to support Trans Canada Trail every step of the way – even when the initial idea of a cross-Canada trail seemed impossible.

Thanks to our supporters, we were fortunate enough to be able to support numerous Trail projects in every province and territory last year. These generous Canadians are the backbone of everything we do, and we’re featuring three examples of projects they helped to bring to fruition in 2019.

It’s projects like these that will benefit from the generosity of donors like Altitude Sports. Their incredible contribution, raised in less than six months, will go directly towards Trail development projects.

We’re also thrilled to welcome Eleanor McMahon, our new President & CEO, to our offices for her first week at TCT! You’ll hear more from Eleanor in the coming weeks and months as we work with her on championing our mission of enhancing the Trail for generations to come.

As we get ready for another busy season of Trail improvement, events and fun activities, we’d like to dedicate this issue to showing just how much your support can help us achieve. To discover more about our work, check out our latest impact report.
Trans Canada Trail welcomes Eleanor McMahon as President & CEO
Ms. McMahon will take over from Deborah Apps, who has been TCT’s President & CEO since 2008 and led the organization with distinction.
3-minute read
Altitude Sports gives over $25,000 through Alti Action campaign
Now more than ever, we know that enjoying the outdoors and respecting the environment go hand in hand. Inspired by this spirit, Altitude Sports and its customers have contributed thousands of dollars to TCT since last fall.
2-minute read
On the right track: St. Thomas Elevated Park now open and thriving
In the midst of the economic crash of the late noughties, an Ontario community came together to move their section of The Great Trail from roadway to greenway. The result? The construction of a groundbreaking trail and Canada’s first-ever elevated park.
4-minute read
Inclusion at the heart of new access points at Eskasoni First Nation
With three new access points to Bras d’Or Lake, built with the support of TCT donors, Eskasoni First Nation is inviting everyone to experience the waterway on their territory.
2-minute read
Important repairs to a treasured Alberta Trail section
Last year, we supported local volunteers along the Kananaskis Country Trail in Alberta as they carried out essential repairs to the Trail in their area to ensure long-term sustainability.
2-minute read
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