16 February, 2024

With Our Thanks, A Fond Farewell to Eleanor McMahon

On February 16, we will bid a fond farewell to Eleanor McMahon, President & CEO of Trans Canada Trail.

During her four-year tenure, Eleanor led our organization with dedication and passion. She fiercely believes in the importance of trails as places that enhance mental and physical well-being, strengthen communities, and create networks of connections among people and with the land beneath their feet.

Forward-thinking. Bold.
Community-focused. Connector.


A future-focused leader, Eleanor continually tapped into her deep knowledge, impressive skill set and extensive network to achieve the ambitious goals she set when she joined the Trans Canada Trail team in early 2020.

Since that time, she’s led collaborative process to develop effective strategies and action plans to ensure that the Trans Canada Trail is open and accessible for all people today, and for generations to come.

Eleanor’s ability to develop sincere relationships with people is at the heart of all her interactions. She is keenly aware of the power of connection and takes the time necessary to create links that last.

Our Appreciation


Thank you, Eleanor, for all you have done for the trail sector in Canada and around the world. We value and appreciate the lasting impact you have made at Trans Canada Trail.

A message from Eleanor


I am deeply grateful to the entire Trans Canada Trail team. Working with this dedicated and passionate group of professionals, and getting to know them, has been one of the great privileges of my career.

Thank you for all of your kindnesses, your support – and your dedication. I look forward to watching you continue to do great things, and I look forward to seeing you very soon, on the Trail! A big thank you, from the bottom of my heart!


Explore the timeline to learn about the many milestones and achievements during Eleanor’s tenure as President & CEO.