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  • Paid Outing  Sydenham in 6 Challenger Series – Fundraiser
    7:45 AM
    04/01/2024

    Hike open to BTC Members only.

    This is a Multi-Day Hike

    You are signing up for the following dates and times:

    2024-04-01 at 07:45
    2024-04-02 at 07:00
    2024-04-03 at 07:00
    2024-04-08 at 07:45
    2024-04-09 at 07:00
    2024-04-10 at 07:00

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    Hosting Club: Sydenham
    Category: Fundraiser
    Location (Google Maps):

    Hike Leader(s): Margaret O’Dell Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Fast: more than 5 km/h
    Terrain: Strenuous: Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing., There are crevices or holes which may be hidden by layers of snow. Hike with extreme caution., There might be icy and slippery sections., There might be muddy sections., There might be sections with water on the trail.

    Description

    This is a Challenger series of hikes; we will complete the entire 171.6 km of the Sydenham section in 6 hikes. At the same time, we will be raising funds in support of the Sydenham Bruce Trail Club to earn the new Hart’s Tongue Stained Glass badge. The cost of the badge is included in your registration fee. There are no refunds permitted for this series. You are registering for 6 hikes, please review the dates carefully to ensure you are able to participate fully. Registration is limited to 6 persons.

    • This hike series is intended for experienced distance hikers only. Hikers must be able to sustain the distance and maintain a fast pace.
    • If a hiker is unable to keep pace with the group, or finds the distance too challenging, their future hike registrations may be canceled by the hike leader.
    • Be very aware of your ability to join this series.
    • Hikes will average 4.5 km per hour including breaks, moving pace is 5 km per hour;
    • Expect to be on-trail for 7 – 8 hours;
    • Meeting time is scheduled for 7:45am on Apr 1 and Apr 8 to allow for extra travel time, for the other dates we will meet at 7:00am; arrive no later than 15 minutes prior to the meeting time;
    • Hikers must carry sufficient hydration, accessible snacks, lunch, first-aid kit, rain gear, extra socks, and possibly protective boot covers (i.e. bags);
    • Hikers will be expected to participate in shuttling hikers to the start and to drive shuttlers back to their car. Responsibility will be shared equally;
    • Any applicable parking fees will be shared within the group.

    Summary of the itinerary:

    1. Apr 1: Blantyre to Bognor Marsh: 27 km
    2. Apr 2: Bognor Marsh to Bayview Escarpment: 28.1 km
    3. Apr 3: Bayview Escarpment to Hwy 6/10 Owen Sound: 26.6 km (includes closure of KOA)
    4. Apr 8: Hwy 6/10 Owen Sound to East Linton: 28.9 km
    5. Apr 9: East Linton to Dodd’s Hill Side Trail: 29.2 km
    6. Apr 10: Dodd’s Hill Side Trail to Bluewater Beach Park Wiarton: 26.8 km

    A detailed schedule will be provided in advance of the series to registered hikers.

  • Car Hike Car Hike: Sydenham E2E 4/8
    8:30 AM-2:30 PM
    04/01/2024

    Hike open to BTC Members only.

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    Hosting Club: Toronto
    Category: Car Hike
    Location (Google Maps):

    We will meet at km 62.4 GPS coordinates N 44.592032,W 80.793507, Irish Block Rd.

    map 31.

    Hike Leader(s): Smadar Junkin Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Brisk, Moderate
    Terrain: Challenging, Variable
    Distance: 19 km

    Description

    The 4th of 8 hikes to complete the Sydenham section. We will carpool to km 86.3, Centennial Tower and hike back. This hike will skip the KOA loop as this area is closed until May 1st. Bring icers and 2 litres of water. We will follow the Covid 19 instructions. Please arrive at 8:15 so the shuttle can leave by 8:30. Expected moving pace is 4-4.5 km per hour.  Everyone is expected to participate in the car shuttle during the 8 days hike.

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  • Hockley Valley on the 4th Line – Part 1
    9:00 AM
    04/03/2024

    Hike open to BTC Members only.

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    Hosting Club: Blue Mountains
    Category: Register in person the morning of hike.
    Location (Google Maps): Hike meets in the parking lot behind Tim Hortons on First St. in Collingwood.

    Hike Leader(s): Hart Fischer Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 12 km

    Description

    We will park on the 4th Line in the Caledon Hills section and beginning at
    km 54.5, we will hike to km 49.0 (Airport Road) and return. The trail descends by way of
    switchback, passes through valleys and climbs the eastern ridge. Bring a snack or lunch
    and water.

  • Wednesday Walkers – Johnston’s Sideroad to Hogg’s Falls CANCELLED
    9:30 AM-12:00 PM
    04/03/2024

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    Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

    Location (Google Maps): Meet in the Hogg’s Falls parking lot at km 65.1, Map 26, Edition 31

    Hike Leader(s): Glenda Collings Click here to contact the hike leader.

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate, Some rocky footing, Some steep sections
    Length of Hike: 6.6 km

    Description

    This will be a car shuttle hike, meeting at Hogg’s Falls to shuttle to Johnston’s Sideroad, then hiking back to Hogg’s Falls.  We will be hiking the Sendero Pacifico Friendship Trail.  Members of our club have visited Costa Rica a number of times to connect with the people of the area and assist with building and maintaining their trail.    The hike today may be muddy so be prepared to get dirty:)  Bring water and a snack and dress appropriately for the weather.

    COVID-19 Precautions Before, During and After your Hike

    1. Each hiker joining a Bruce Trail Club organized hike must perform a self-screening check before hiking.
      Find Ontario’s self-assessment tool here: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/self-assessment/
    2. If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, stay home.

    Other Guidelines

    1. Arrive 15 minutes before the start of the hike.
    2. Wear sturdy footwear and appropriate attire for the weather and the terrain.
      Hiking poles are a good idea in any season, especially if the terrain is rocky or slippery. In winter, snowshoes or icers/crampons are needed when conditions dictate.
      Wearing appropriate clothing and footwear prevents injuries and shows consideration for a safe and positive group hiking experience.
    3. Always carry I.D. and your health card.
    4. Bring sufficient water and snacks (or lunch if indicated). A minimum of 1L of water is recommended on all hikes, and 3L is recommended for long, challenging hikes in the heat of the summer.
    5. Bring sunscreen and insect repellent (for spring and summer hikes).
    6. Bring your own first aid kit.
    7. Please leave dogs at home.
  • Dundas Driving Park to Dundas Peak and Tew’s Falls return
    10:00 AM-1:00 PM
    04/03/2024

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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Good Companions
    Location (Google Maps): Dundas Driving Park

    Hike Leader(s): Craig Sim Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Strenuous – Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing
    Distance: 8k (approximate)

    Description

    A strenuous, hilly, up and down hike with great views. We park and meet in Dundas Driving Park not far from the washrooms, and follow city streets to trail leading to Dundas Peak and Tew’s Falls. Wear sturdy hiking shoes or hiking boots, layers of clothing appropriate to weather, bring water and snack. Optional outing for beverage/food after.

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  • Urban Walk Urban Walk: Valley View and Maple view Parks Thornhill
    8:45 AM-11:15 AM
    04/04/2024

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    Hosting Club: Toronto

    Location (Google Maps): Parking lot at the corner of Bayview Ave, and Sycamore Dr. South of Highway 7
    Sycamore Dr. is 2 blocks south of highway 7,parking lot is across plaza of Dollarama and Star box

    Hike Leader(s): Mohammad Aghamiri Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Moderate
    Terrain: Variable
    Distance: 7-8 km

    Description

    We will explore Valleyview and Maple view parks, and  walk  along  German Mill Creek,

  • 9:00 am Long Hike Jordan to Moyer / Louth
    9:00 AM-11:30 AM
    04/04/2024

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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: In and Out
    Location (Google Maps):

    Jordan Hollow Park 3039 King St Jordan

    Hike Leader(s): Alan Laver Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 10k

    Description

    From Jordan Hollow Hike the main trail to Upper and Lower Balls Falls, Moyer Road or Louth and Return. You must register for each hike. Bring Poles, sunscreen, bug spray , snack and a drink and dress for the weather

  • Hike 9:15 Short Hike, Jordan Hollow
    9:15 AM-10:45 AM
    04/04/2024

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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Jordan Hollow Park, Jordan Station

    Hike Leader(s): Bill Russell Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: ~ 6kms

    Description

    Hike the main and side trails around Jordan and Ball’s Falls. Bring hiking boots, water, sunscreen and bugspray.

  • Hilton Falls (CANCELLED)
    9:30 AM-12:00 PM
    04/04/2024

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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Meet in the main parking lot at Hilton Falls at 9:15 am. Reserve your time at conservationhalton.ca

    Hike Leader(s): Karen Bergmann Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Dependent on Conditions, Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 8 kms

    Description

    We will hike a big loop around the hiking trails, including the bike trails, visiting the Falls and returning on the hiking trails and main paths. There are some rocky sections on this hike. Please bring icers, in case there is still ice on the trails. Reserve your time at www.conservationhalton.ca   The hike is dependent on weather.  I will send an email two days before the hike to confirm.

  • Eclipse Program at W.J. McCallion Planetarium (McMaster University)
    6:30 PM-8:00 PM
    04/04/2024

    Hike open to BTC Members only.

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Special Event
    Location (Google Maps): W.J. McCallion Planetarium, Burke Science Building
    McMaster University, Hamilton, ON

    Hike Leader(s): BTC Staff Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Description

    This year, for the first time in almost 375 years, a total solar eclipse will be casting a shadow across the Niagara Escarpment. This means that on April 8, 2024 the moon will pass between the sun and the earth and sections of the Bruce Trail, particularly in the south, will be prime viewing locations.

    To celebrate this once-in-a-lifetime event, the Bruce Trail Conservancy (BTC) is hosting three FREE eclipse-themed planetarium programs for BTC members, offered by the W. J. McCallion Planetarium at McMaster University.

    In this one-hour program in the unique domed planetarium, we’ll learn all about eclipses in general, how to view the upcoming solar eclipse safely, and what exactly to expect on April 8.

    * * * * * *

    Our group will meet outside the Burke Science Building at 6:30 pm. Program starts promptly at 7:00 pm and doors do not reopen.

    Be prepared for paid parking on campus.

    Directions and parking rates: https://planetarium.physics.mcmaster.ca/directions/

    * * * * * *

    Seating is limited and registration is required. Limit of two tickets per membership.

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  • Urban 9:00 Niagara-on-the-Lake Tour
    9:00 AM-10:30 AM
    04/05/2024

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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Urban
    Location (Google Maps): Meet on King St near Centre St, Niagara-on-the-Lake

    Hike Leader(s): Margaret Northfield Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Easy
    Distance: 6-7km

    Description

    Each Friday we will explore different neighbourhoods, trails and parkland throughout Historic Niagara-on-the-Lake.

    Moderate pace with some weeks entirely on sidewalks and roads while others may include a mix of trails and paved pathways. Great way to build up endurance for longer more strenuous hikes.

    Prepare for cooler windy conditions on open parkland and along Lake Ontario and Niagara River trails.

    Plan to stay for conversation and a warm cup of coffee or tea at Sweets & Swirls, Community Centre, Niagara Stone Road, NOTL

  • Spring & Migration Monitor Hike
    10:00 AM
    04/05/2024

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    Hosting Club: Peninsula

    Location (Google Maps): km 106.0 in the 31st Ed Ref manual – by the Cape Chin Mail Boxes, don’t go down the hill

    Hike Leader(s): Tamara Wilson Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Leisurely
    Terrain: Difficult
    Distance: 6km

    Description

    Leaving the Cape Chin N mailbox parking area, we will progress south on the Main Trail to km 104.3 and head right on Cape Chin Meadows ST, crossing Cape Chin Rd N to the Otter Lake ST.  We will hike to the birding platform, spending a few minutes to take in any new migration arrivals and harbingers of spring. After a break at the birding platform we will continue on Otter Lake ST back to our parked cars. Depending on what we see, this hike could take up to 2 hours. Note: though a short distance, the ground will be rocky and uneven in places. Along the shores of Otter Lake, there could be some mud.

  • Afternoon Hike Twiss Road
    4:30 PM-6:00 PM
    04/05/2024

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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Afternoon/Evening Hikes
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at 4:15 pm roadside on Twiss Road

    Hike Leader(s): Karen Bergmann Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 5 kms

    Description

    Introducing late afternoon spring hikes (before the bugs arrive), we will hike in from Twiss Rd up to Derry Rd and back. There are some rocky bits in the beginning and then it smooths out to a lovely forest trail.

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  • Paid Outing Bus Hike Bus Hike: Blue Mountains End to End Part VI of VI Noisy River
    8:00 AM-7:00 PM
    04/06/2024

    Trip Information
    Departure Time: 08:00
    Return to City Time: 19:00
    Departure Point: York Mills Bus Pickup

    Click here for more information or to register

    Optional Items

    Hosting Club: Toronto
    Category: Bus Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Noisy River

    Hike Leader(s): George Lennon and Michael Humpage Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Moderate
    Terrain: Variable
    Distance: 10.5 km

    Description

    Bus departs 10 York Mills Rd at 8:00 AM and Major Mackenzie Dr and HWY 400 Park and Ride at 8:20 AM. If you wish to be picked up at the Major Mackenzie Dr and HWY 400 Park and Ride, type ‘yes’ in the additional information field. Please arrive 15 minutes before departure. The bus waits for no one.

    The trail follows a small stream for a short distance and then goes through a mixture of open field, mature forest. The trail crosses the Noisy River and proceeds past several deep crevices and lookouts through the Noisy River Provincial Park. There are some steep sections near the river.  We end our journey near the village of Lavender.  We will celebrate the completion of our end-to-end journey with a party afterwards in Shelburne.  Everyone who has ordered a badge will be mailed about a week prior to the trip reminding them that they have ordered a badge. If someone has ordered a badge and not yet paid,  the hike leaders will collect the $10 in cash for the cost of the badge on the morning of the day of this final hike.

    Updated mask policy:

    Proper fitting N95/KN95 masks continue to be strongly recommended while riding the bus. However, effective March 1st 2024 the use of face masks will no longer be mandatory which is consistent with other clubs, commercial outings, and public transit systems in our area. Hike leaders will not be enforcing their use on the bus/coach. If not feeling well hikers are asked to stay home. If you have a persistent cough please wear a mask in respect of your fellow hikers.

  • Car Hike Car Hike: Toronto E2E 3/3
    8:00 AM-3:30 PM
    04/06/2024

    Hike open to BTC Members only.

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Toronto
    Category: Car Hike
    Location (Google Maps):

    We will meet at km 48.3 (GPS N43.750866, W79.951452) at Boston Mills Rd. just west of the Mississauga Rd intersection.

    Hike Leader(s): Jacquie Van Dyke Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Moderate
    Terrain: Variable
    Distance: 21 km

    Description

    The third of three hikes to complete the Toronto E2E which includes the extra 5.5 km unmarked reroute of the closure of main trail due to bridge work near 10th Line on Terra Cotta CA. This bridge work was expected to be completed by April 1 but unfortunately has been extended to April 21. It’s badge day and hikers may wish to visit the Spirit Tree after the hike.

    It’s early spring so mud may abound! Be prepared with poles and gaitors. Hiking boots/shoes are mandatory. We’ll stop for snacks and lunch so bring 2L of water, snacks, and your lunch.

    Be prepared to shuttle if you haven’t already had a turn.

     

  • Car Hike Car Hike: Happy Valley
    8:15 AM-1:30 PM
    04/06/2024

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    Hosting Club: Toronto
    Category: Car Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Happy Valley, Oak Ridges Trail,16th Sideroad & Weston Road

    Hike Leader(s): Mohammad Aghamiri Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Moderate
    Terrain: Variable
    Distance: 14-17 km

    Description

    Come and join the group to view nice scenery and look out of  Happy valley

    Some safety procedures during the hike:

    1-Hikers must stay between the leader and the sweep.

    2-Hikers must advise the leader or the sweep if they wish to leave the group.

    3- Hikers must follow the whistle instructions: 1 blast- stay where you are; 2 blasts come to the leader; 3 blasts – come to the leader quickly.

    4-Hike leader may request volunteers to stop at trail intersections, they need to help hikers to the direction the group walk and wait till they see the sweep .

    5-Hikers have to make sure they can  see the persons behind and in front of them.

  • Thames Valley Trail End to End – 6 days straight
    8:30 AM-2:30 PM
    04/06/2024

    This is a Multi-Day Hike

    You are signing up for the following dates and times:

    2024-04-06 at 08:30
    2024-04-07 at 08:30
    2024-04-08 at 08:30
    2024-04-09 at 08:30
    2024-04-10 at 08:30
    2024-04-11 at 08:30

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Special Event
    Location (Google Maps): Various locations (meeting spots and start locations) will be sent to all registered hikers. We will hike from the south end to the north end.

    Hike Leader(s): Ruth Moffatt Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Brisk – 4 to 5 km/hr, Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Dependent on Conditions, Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: Varies but should be between 17-22km per day

    Description

    This multi-day hike is a Thames Valley ETE hike from the start on Southdel Rd to the finish in St. Mary’s – about 110km.  It is their 50th anniversary so a special badge will be available on our last day of hiking at a cost TBA. You may also consider membership in the Thames Valley Club. https://tvta.ca

    Please ensure you are physically capable of multi-day hiking and are available for each day of the hike. This is a car shuttle hike and everyone will be asked to share in the car shuttling – please ensure your car is car shuttle ready. Please dress for the expected weather, pack enough water and food for each day and bring your icers in case the trail is still icy. Poles are also suggested.

    The trail is a mixture of road walking, rugged trail and urban hiking through London.  It may also be quite wet.

    The hike will be limited to 10 hikers including the hike leader.

    If you have any questions, please reach out to ruthdmoffatt  @ gmail.  com.

     

  • 9:00 Woodend to Fireman’s Park
    9:00 AM-11:45 AM
    04/06/2024

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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Loop
    Location (Google Maps): Park at the entrance to Woodend Conservation Area, Taylor Rd, Niagara-on-the-Lake

    Hike Leader(s): Margaret Northfield Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 13-14km

    Description

    Hike around Woodend, through the Screaming Tunnel and into Fireman’s Park.  We will take a different route back to our cars.

     

  • General Hike Spring Grind 2024 Hike Series: Hike 2 of 5 – Dundas Valley Conservation Area
    9:00 AM-3:30 PM
    04/06/2024

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    Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at the Sanctuary Park parking lot on Sanctuary Dr., Dundas

    Hike Leader(s): Gilles Gagnon Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Brisk, Medium
    Terrain: Dependent on Conditions, Moderate, Slippery and Steep Sections
    Distance: 21 to 24 km

    Description

    This is the second of five “small group” hikes from March through to June, progressively increasing in both length and total ascent. We’ll start with a 19 km/ 450 meter ascent hike, progressing to 25 km with up to approximately 1000 meters of ascent over the 4 month period. By its nature, these hikes will suit experienced hikers who want to up their game.    This hike is a loop hike within the Dundas Valley Conservation Area.  Normally, icers are required this time of year.   Have them available just in case.

  • Loop 9:00 Niagara Glen Hike
    9:00 AM-12:15 PM
    04/06/2024

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    Hosting Club: Niagara, Dufferin Hi-Land
    Category: Loop
    Location (Google Maps):

    Meet at the Niagara Glen Nature Centre parking lot, 3050 Niagara Parkway, Niagara Falls. This is located between the Whirlpool Golf Course and the Niagara Botanical Gardens, on the river side of the Niagara Parkway. Parking fees may apply.

    Hike Leader(s): Dan Wilson Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Strenuous
    Distance: 10km

    Description

    Hike deep in the Niagara Gorge, along stairways cut into the rock and rugged paths that wind through this pristine pocket of Carolinian Forest. View ancient geological formations and fossils dating back millions of years, while hiking along the turbulent rapids of the Niagara River. This is a strenuous hike and there is a chance hikers will get wet. Depending on weather conditions, bring water, a snack, icers, gaiters and hiking poles, if necessary. Dress in layers. 🙂

  • Old Baldy
    9:00 AM
    04/06/2024

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    Hosting Club: Blue Mountains
    Category: Register in person the morning of hike.
    Location (Google Maps): Hike meets in the parking lot behind Tim Hortons on First St. in Collingwood.

    Hike Leader(s): Annette Sandberg Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing, Strenuous – Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing
    Distance: 5 km

    Description

    We park on County Road 13 at km 46.8 and hike up the escarpment on
    the white blazed trail to Old Baldy and Mac Kirk Side Trail. This is a lollipop hike. Trail
    passes lookouts and you can birdwatch for turkey vultures and buteo hawks. Bring a
    snack or lunch and water.

  • Eclipse Program at W.J. McCallion Planetarium (McMaster University)
    12:30 PM-2:00 PM
    04/06/2024

    Hike open to BTC Members only.

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Special Event
    Location (Google Maps): W.J. McCallion Planetarium, Burke Science Building
    McMaster University, Hamilton, ON

    Hike Leader(s): BTC Staff Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Description

    This year, for the first time in almost 375 years, a total solar eclipse will be casting a shadow across the Niagara Escarpment. This means that on April 8, 2024 the moon will pass between the sun and the earth and sections of the Bruce Trail, particularly in the south, will be prime viewing locations.

    To celebrate this once-in-a-lifetime event, the Bruce Trail Conservancy (BTC) is hosting three FREE eclipse-themed planetarium programs for BTC members, offered by the W. J. McCallion Planetarium at McMaster University.

    In this one-hour program in the unique domed planetarium, we’ll learn all about eclipses in general, how to view the upcoming solar eclipse safely, and what exactly to expect on April 8.

    * * * * * *

    Our group will meet outside the Burke Science Building at 12:30 pm. Program starts promptly at 1:00 pm and doors do not reopen.

    Be prepared for paid parking on campus.

    Directions and parking rates: https://planetarium.physics.mcmaster.ca/directions/

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    Seating is limited and registration is required. Limit of two tickets per membership.

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    • Paid Outing Bus Hike Bus Hike: Blue Mountains End to End Part VI of VI Noisy River
      8:00 AM-7:00 PM
      04/06/2024

      Trip Information
      Departure Time: 08:00
      Return to City Time: 19:00
      Departure Point: York Mills Bus Pickup

      Click here for more information or to register

      Optional Items

      Hosting Club: Toronto
      Category: Bus Hike
      Location (Google Maps): Noisy River

      Hike Leader(s): George Lennon and Michael Humpage Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Moderate
      Terrain: Variable
      Distance: 10.5 km

      Description

      Bus departs 10 York Mills Rd at 8:00 AM and Major Mackenzie Dr and HWY 400 Park and Ride at 8:20 AM. If you wish to be picked up at the Major Mackenzie Dr and HWY 400 Park and Ride, type ‘yes’ in the additional information field. Please arrive 15 minutes before departure. The bus waits for no one.

      The trail follows a small stream for a short distance and then goes through a mixture of open field, mature forest. The trail crosses the Noisy River and proceeds past several deep crevices and lookouts through the Noisy River Provincial Park. There are some steep sections near the river.  We end our journey near the village of Lavender.  We will celebrate the completion of our end-to-end journey with a party afterwards in Shelburne.  Everyone who has ordered a badge will be mailed about a week prior to the trip reminding them that they have ordered a badge. If someone has ordered a badge and not yet paid,  the hike leaders will collect the $10 in cash for the cost of the badge on the morning of the day of this final hike.

      Updated mask policy:

      Proper fitting N95/KN95 masks continue to be strongly recommended while riding the bus. However, effective March 1st 2024 the use of face masks will no longer be mandatory which is consistent with other clubs, commercial outings, and public transit systems in our area. Hike leaders will not be enforcing their use on the bus/coach. If not feeling well hikers are asked to stay home. If you have a persistent cough please wear a mask in respect of your fellow hikers.

    • Car Hike Car Hike: Toronto E2E 3/3
      8:00 AM-3:30 PM
      04/06/2024

      Hike open to BTC Members only.

      Click here for more information or to register

      Hosting Club: Toronto
      Category: Car Hike
      Location (Google Maps):

      We will meet at km 48.3 (GPS N43.750866, W79.951452) at Boston Mills Rd. just west of the Mississauga Rd intersection.

      Hike Leader(s): Jacquie Van Dyke Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Moderate
      Terrain: Variable
      Distance: 21 km

      Description

      The third of three hikes to complete the Toronto E2E which includes the extra 5.5 km unmarked reroute of the closure of main trail due to bridge work near 10th Line on Terra Cotta CA. This bridge work was expected to be completed by April 1 but unfortunately has been extended to April 21. It’s badge day and hikers may wish to visit the Spirit Tree after the hike.

      It’s early spring so mud may abound! Be prepared with poles and gaitors. Hiking boots/shoes are mandatory. We’ll stop for snacks and lunch so bring 2L of water, snacks, and your lunch.

      Be prepared to shuttle if you haven’t already had a turn.

       

    • Car Hike Car Hike: Happy Valley
      8:15 AM-1:30 PM
      04/06/2024

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      Hosting Club: Toronto
      Category: Car Hike
      Location (Google Maps): Happy Valley, Oak Ridges Trail,16th Sideroad & Weston Road

      Hike Leader(s): Mohammad Aghamiri Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Moderate
      Terrain: Variable
      Distance: 14-17 km

      Description

      Come and join the group to view nice scenery and look out of  Happy valley

      Some safety procedures during the hike:

      1-Hikers must stay between the leader and the sweep.

      2-Hikers must advise the leader or the sweep if they wish to leave the group.

      3- Hikers must follow the whistle instructions: 1 blast- stay where you are; 2 blasts come to the leader; 3 blasts – come to the leader quickly.

      4-Hike leader may request volunteers to stop at trail intersections, they need to help hikers to the direction the group walk and wait till they see the sweep .

      5-Hikers have to make sure they can  see the persons behind and in front of them.

    • Thames Valley Trail End to End - 6 days straight
      8:30 AM-2:30 PM
      04/06/2024

      This is a Multi-Day Hike

      You are signing up for the following dates and times:

      2024-04-06 at 08:30
      2024-04-07 at 08:30
      2024-04-08 at 08:30
      2024-04-09 at 08:30
      2024-04-10 at 08:30
      2024-04-11 at 08:30

      Click here for more information or to register

      Hosting Club: Iroquoia
      Category: Special Event
      Location (Google Maps): Various locations (meeting spots and start locations) will be sent to all registered hikers. We will hike from the south end to the north end.

      Hike Leader(s): Ruth Moffatt Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Brisk – 4 to 5 km/hr, Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
      Terrain: Dependent on Conditions, Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
      Distance: Varies but should be between 17-22km per day

      Description

      This multi-day hike is a Thames Valley ETE hike from the start on Southdel Rd to the finish in St. Mary’s – about 110km.  It is their 50th anniversary so a special badge will be available on our last day of hiking at a cost TBA. You may also consider membership in the Thames Valley Club. https://tvta.ca

      Please ensure you are physically capable of multi-day hiking and are available for each day of the hike. This is a car shuttle hike and everyone will be asked to share in the car shuttling – please ensure your car is car shuttle ready. Please dress for the expected weather, pack enough water and food for each day and bring your icers in case the trail is still icy. Poles are also suggested.

      The trail is a mixture of road walking, rugged trail and urban hiking through London.  It may also be quite wet.

      The hike will be limited to 10 hikers including the hike leader.

      If you have any questions, please reach out to ruthdmoffatt  @ gmail.  com.

       

    • 9:00 Woodend to Fireman's Park
      9:00 AM-11:45 AM
      04/06/2024

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      Hosting Club: Niagara
      Category: Loop
      Location (Google Maps): Park at the entrance to Woodend Conservation Area, Taylor Rd, Niagara-on-the-Lake

      Hike Leader(s): Margaret Northfield Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Medium
      Terrain: Moderate
      Distance: 13-14km

      Description

      Hike around Woodend, through the Screaming Tunnel and into Fireman’s Park.  We will take a different route back to our cars.

       

    • General Hike Spring Grind 2024 Hike Series: Hike 2 of 5 - Dundas Valley Conservation Area
      9:00 AM-3:30 PM
      04/06/2024

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      Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land
      Category: General Hike
      Location (Google Maps): Meet at the Sanctuary Park parking lot on Sanctuary Dr., Dundas

      Hike Leader(s): Gilles Gagnon Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Brisk, Medium
      Terrain: Dependent on Conditions, Moderate, Slippery and Steep Sections
      Distance: 21 to 24 km

      Description

      This is the second of five “small group” hikes from March through to June, progressively increasing in both length and total ascent. We’ll start with a 19 km/ 450 meter ascent hike, progressing to 25 km with up to approximately 1000 meters of ascent over the 4 month period. By its nature, these hikes will suit experienced hikers who want to up their game.    This hike is a loop hike within the Dundas Valley Conservation Area.  Normally, icers are required this time of year.   Have them available just in case.

    • Loop 9:00 Niagara Glen Hike
      9:00 AM-12:15 PM
      04/06/2024

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      Hosting Club: Niagara, Dufferin Hi-Land
      Category: Loop
      Location (Google Maps):

      Meet at the Niagara Glen Nature Centre parking lot, 3050 Niagara Parkway, Niagara Falls. This is located between the Whirlpool Golf Course and the Niagara Botanical Gardens, on the river side of the Niagara Parkway. Parking fees may apply.

      Hike Leader(s): Dan Wilson Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Medium
      Terrain: Strenuous
      Distance: 10km

      Description

      Hike deep in the Niagara Gorge, along stairways cut into the rock and rugged paths that wind through this pristine pocket of Carolinian Forest. View ancient geological formations and fossils dating back millions of years, while hiking along the turbulent rapids of the Niagara River. This is a strenuous hike and there is a chance hikers will get wet. Depending on weather conditions, bring water, a snack, icers, gaiters and hiking poles, if necessary. Dress in layers. 🙂

    • Old Baldy
      9:00 AM
      04/06/2024

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      Hosting Club: Blue Mountains
      Category: Register in person the morning of hike.
      Location (Google Maps): Hike meets in the parking lot behind Tim Hortons on First St. in Collingwood.

      Hike Leader(s): Annette Sandberg Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
      Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing, Strenuous – Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing
      Distance: 5 km

      Description

      We park on County Road 13 at km 46.8 and hike up the escarpment on
      the white blazed trail to Old Baldy and Mac Kirk Side Trail. This is a lollipop hike. Trail
      passes lookouts and you can birdwatch for turkey vultures and buteo hawks. Bring a
      snack or lunch and water.

    • Eclipse Program at W.J. McCallion Planetarium (McMaster University)
      12:30 PM-2:00 PM
      04/06/2024

      Hike open to BTC Members only.

      Click here for more information or to register

      Hosting Club: Iroquoia
      Category: Special Event
      Location (Google Maps): W.J. McCallion Planetarium, Burke Science Building
      McMaster University, Hamilton, ON

      Hike Leader(s): BTC Staff Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Description

      This year, for the first time in almost 375 years, a total solar eclipse will be casting a shadow across the Niagara Escarpment. This means that on April 8, 2024 the moon will pass between the sun and the earth and sections of the Bruce Trail, particularly in the south, will be prime viewing locations.

      To celebrate this once-in-a-lifetime event, the Bruce Trail Conservancy (BTC) is hosting three FREE eclipse-themed planetarium programs for BTC members, offered by the W. J. McCallion Planetarium at McMaster University.

      In this one-hour program in the unique domed planetarium, we’ll learn all about eclipses in general, how to view the upcoming solar eclipse safely, and what exactly to expect on April 8.

      * * * * * *

      Our group will meet outside the Burke Science Building at 12:30 pm. Program starts promptly at 1:00 pm and doors do not reopen.

      Be prepared for paid parking on campus.

      Directions and parking rates: https://planetarium.physics.mcmaster.ca/directions/

      * * * * * *

      Seating is limited and registration is required. Limit of two tickets per membership.

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  • Smokey Hollow Loop (includes 3 Side Trails)
    8:45 AM-11:15 AM
    04/07/2024

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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps):

    Hike Leader(s): Freddy Wang Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Strenuous – Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing
    Distance: 6

    Description

    We will meet at the parking lot for the Smokey Hollow Waterfall on Mill St.

    We’ll be hiking along the main trail to the Norman Pearson Side Trail, connect with the McNally Side Trail, then head back to our starting spot, with a detour to complete the Eric Best Side Trail loop along the way.

    Bring water, snacks, and clothing layers. Poles are optional. Depending on trail conditions, icers may be beneficial, especially as there are some hills.

    Boots are advised as there may be some muddy sections.

    Please arrive at 8:45 am as we will leave promptly at 9:00 am.

    Check your email before leaving home. Please contact the hike leader if you need to cancel last minute.

    Thank you.

     

  • Caledon E2E in 4
    9:30 AM-3:00 AM
    04/07/2024

    This is a Multi-Day Hike

    You are signing up for the following dates and times:

    2024-04-07 at 09:30
    2024-04-14 at 09:30
    2024-04-28 at 09:30
    2024-05-05 at 09:30

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia, Caledon Hills
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps):

    Hike Leader(s): Robert House Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Brisk – 4 to 5 km/hr, Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: Varies but around 18km per hike

    Description

    Please join us in hiking the Caldeon section over 4 Sundays in April and May. We will be hiking northbound. Each day we will be meeting at the end point and then shuttling to the starting point. Each days route is below.

    We will be hiking in spring so please be prepared for a mix of weather, pack rain gear, sweater, icers, and extra socks. Bring enough water for 4 to 5 hours, snacks and lunch.

    For those interested in badges, costs are 10 for members and 15 for non-members. Please visit the clubs badge page to see the two E2E badges that are available. I will coordinate ordering and picking up badges for the group.

    Anyone coming from Niagara or Iroqouia sections please consider car pooling. Message me and I will make connections to rides.

    GPS coordinates for parking will be emailed to the group before the first hike.

    https://caledonbrucetrail.ca/hiking/club-badges/

    Route:

    Day 1: Spirit Tree to Willoughby Road 17.25KM

    Day 2: Willoughy Road to Coolihans SR 19.02KM

    Day 3: Coolihans SR to Peter Beecham Side Trail 20KM

    Day 4: Peeter Beecham to Mono Community Centre 17.95 KM

  • Nassagaweya Canyon, from Rattlesnake Point (reservations required)
    9:30 AM-12:30 PM
    04/07/2024

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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Meet in the upper (first) parking lot at Rattlesnake Point. You will need to reserve your time at conservationhalton.ca

    Hike Leader(s): Karen Bergmann Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Dependent on Conditions, Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 9 kms

    Description

    We will hike through the park and down into the canyon and back up into the park for a large loop. Please bring icers for your boots in case there is still ice on the trails. There are some rocks along the way and a couple of steep hills (going down into the canyon and then back up).

    Hike is dependent on weather conditions. I will email you two days prior to the hike to confirm.

  • Urban Walk Toronto Urban Badge Hike – 2 of 7
    10:00 AM-12:30 PM
    04/07/2024

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    Hosting Club: Toronto
    Category: Urban Walk
    Location (Google Maps):

    Toronto, Ontario, Canada

    Hike Leader(s): Brian Rideout Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Moderate
    Terrain: Flat
    Distance: 10.9 km

    Description

    Please join me at the south east corner of Eglinton and Scarlett by 10 AM.  We will hike south on the Humber Recreational Trail to Lakeshore Blvd and Ellis (km 19.2 to km 8.3).  Here is an online map with km markings of our route for all 7 hikes for the Toronto Urban Badge.

    Please make sure you bring at least 2 liters of water, a lunch, bug spray and sunscreen.

  • Urban Walk Meadowvale Village Bloodroot hike/tour and Levi Creek Loop
    11:00 AM-3:00 PM
    04/07/2024

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    Hosting Club: Toronto
    Category: Urban Walk
    Location (Google Maps): Meet me at Kipling Terminal by 9:15 for a 9:25 departure on MiWay bus #11. We will change to bus #42, leaving Goreway Dr North of Derry Rd at 9:47. Coming directly to the hike, park at Credit Valley Conservation Authority Parking, 1255 Old Derry Road, Mississauga. Please arrive by 10:50.

    Hike Leader(s): Andrew Proczek Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Leisurely, Moderate
    Terrain: Flat
    Distance: 11-12 km

    Description

    Come join me and Story Teller Terry Wilson for a continuation of the Fall Pumpkin Pie tour/hike. The star attraction this time around will be a Bloodroot mound, coveted for years by Terry and his nature lover mother, Rosemary. Bloodroot which tends to grow in floodplains and along streams is one of the earliest spring flowers and the white blooms last barely a week. Hopefully our timing will catch the first blooms. As always we will meet Terry at his extraordinary ‘shed size’ miniature village depicting Meadowvale Village as it looked in pioneer days. At our lunch stop I will be raffling Terry’s latest book, “Rosemary’s Little Book” released after our last hike/tour. Raffle tickets only $1 each. Terry will remain with us as we hike the Levi Creek Loop which passes by the original location of the village train station.

    Public washrooms at 1.5 km, 4 km and nature stop during the last leg of the hike.

    The route: https://onthegomap.com/s/prj66i3u

  • Exploring Sydenham hike 1
    1:30 PM-3:30 PM
    04/07/2024

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    Hosting Club: Sydenham
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Meet in the north-east corner of the parking lot at Home Depot on Highway 26 on the east side of Owen Sound.

    Hike Leader(s): Bill Snel Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Leisurely: 3 km/h or less
    Terrain: Moderate: Some hills and/or poor footing
    Distance: 4.5 km

    Description

    We will carpool to do a loop hike which will take us on the Walters Falls Side Trail and past the falls. This is hike 1 in the book Exploring Sydenham. It has a secret to be located.

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  • Total Solar Eclipes Easy Does it Hike
    1:30 AM-4:00 AM
    04/08/2024

    Hike open to BTC Members only.

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Loop
    Location (Google Maps): Merrit Island parking lot

    Hike Leader(s): Diane Marlatt Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Leisurely
    Terrain: Easy
    Distance: 5Km

    Description

  • Solar Eclipse Hike – NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE
    1:30 PM-3:30 PM
    04/08/2024

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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Loop
    Location (Google Maps): Meet in the Queenston Heights Parking Lot near the Bruce Trail Cairn

    Hike Leader(s): Margaret Northfield Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 5km

    Description

    NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE: We are changing this hike to be start in Queenston Heights for 2 reasons.  1) The City of Niagara Falls is promoting Fireman’s Park as a place to view the eclipse.  We are concerned that there will be so many people there that our hikers will have a hard time getting to the park and finding parking.  Queenston Heights is a much larger park and has more parking. (paid parking – annual parking passes are valid) 2) Our hike leader for Queenston Heights Solar Hike is unable to attend due to personal reasons.  I will combine both hikes.

    Park in Queenston Heights Park, near the Bruce Trail cairn, 14184 Niagara River Parkway, Niagara-on-the-Lake (plus codes: 5W5X+5F)(WHAT3WORDS – ///hauled.unleashed.giggle).  Please give yourself plenty of time to get to the park.  The solar eclipse will not wait for late comers.  Drive safely.

    The total solar eclipse should be seen in Niagara and should start around 2pm and totality around 3:15pm.  The last time a total solar eclipse happened for this region was about 100 years ago. and the next time will be in another 120 years.

    Glasses will be provided

  • In and Out Solar eclipse hike
    1:30 PM-4:00 PM
    04/08/2024

    Hike open to BTC Members only.

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: In and Out
    Location (Google Maps): Meet by the Cairn at Queenston Heights, we will hike through town of Queenston, along the river mostly in open area. This is the area of Ontario with longest eclipse and you are not likely to see another in this area in your life. Bring your own glasses please, they are available at BTC office.

    Hike Leader(s): Vince Zvonar Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Easy
    Distance: 10

    Description

  • Event Hikes 1:30 TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE HIKE
    1:30 PM-3:30 AM
    04/08/2024

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Event Hikes
    Location (Google Maps): Short Hills Provincial Park St Catharines

    Hike Leader(s): Alan Laver Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 8k

    Description

    This hike will be a loop hike on the main trail and the Swayze Falls trail. A total solar eclipse will be visible in the Niagara section and part of the Iroquoia section of the Bruce Trail, while the remainder of the Trail will experience a partial solar eclipse. The eclipse will start around 2 pm and ‘totality’ will be around 3:15 pm depending on where you are. The last time a total solar eclipse happened for this region was about 100 years ago and the next time will be in another 120 years.

    Glasses will be provided

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  • Urban Walk Urban Walk: Valley View and Maple view Parks Thornhill
    8:45 AM-11:15 AM
    04/09/2024

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    Hosting Club: Toronto

    Location (Google Maps): Parking lot at the corner of Bayview Ave, and Sycamore Dr. South of Highway 7
    Sycamore Dr. is 2 blocks south of highway 7,parking lot is across plaza of Dollarama and Star box

    Hike Leader(s): Mohammad Aghamiri Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Moderate
    Terrain: Variable
    Distance: 7-8 km

    Description

    We will explore Valleyview and Maple view parks, and  walk  along  German Mill Creek,

  • Loop 9:00 Long Hike Wiley Road Short Hills
    9:00 AM-11:30 AM
    04/09/2024

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    Hosting Club: Niagara

    Location (Google Maps):

    Short Hills Wiley Road Entrance

    Hike Leader(s): Alan Laver

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    10km

    Description

    Explore Short Hills and the majestic side trails of Scarlett Tanager, Hemlock. Swayze Falls and Terrace. Register for each hike

    Bring Poles water, snack, and dress for the weather

  • Hike 9:15 Short Hike – Rotary Park
    9:15 AM-10:45 AM
    04/09/2024

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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Rotary Park, 376 Regional Rd 69, St Catharines

    Hike Leader(s): Debbie Demizio Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate

    Description

    Hike along the Twelve Mile Creek. Bring hiking boots, water, sunscreen and bug spray.

  • Riverside Woods and Hockley Valley
    9:30 AM-1:30 PM
    04/09/2024

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    Hosting Club: Caledon Hills
    Category: Tuesday Hikers
    Location (Google Maps): Take Hwy 10 north through Orangeville. Just north of Orangeville turn right on Hockley Rd. After one km Hockley Rd. swings to the left but continue straight on 5 Sideroad for about 2 km and then turn left on 1st Line EHS. Follow for 1 km directly to parking area. IT IS NOT ADVISABLE TO COME SOUTH FROM HOCKLEY RD. ON 1st LINE EVEN THOUGH THE MAP MAY SHOW IT. INSTEAD COME NORTH ON 1st LINE FROM 5 SIDEROAD.

    Hike Leader(s): Peter Leeney Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hour
    Terrain: Moderate – some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 10 km

    Description

    We will start in the new Riverside Woods property and then hike east into Hockley Valley as far as 3rd Line. Return by the same route except for some variation at the end.

  • Tuesday Hike Hockley Valley Nature Reserve
    9:30 AM-12:30 PM
    04/09/2024

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    Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land
    Category: Tuesday Hike
    Location (Google Maps):

    (Google Maps)Caledon Hills Section, Map 18. Meet at the parking area on 3rd Line EHS about 2 km north of Hockley Rd. for a 9:30 am start.

    Hike Leader(s): Les Babbage, Tony Evangelista, Inge Eckerich, Julie Daley Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Leisurely
    Terrain: Slippery and Steep Sections, Moderate
    Distance: Long Hike 7.5 km Short Hike 4 km

    Description

    We will explore the Isabel East Side Trail, Main Trail, Cam Snell Side Trail, and Glen Cross Side Trail.

    The short hike will comprise the Isabel East Side Trail and Main Trail, returning to the parking area by the Glen Cross Side Trail.

    Bring water and snacks. Icers may still be needed. Hiking poles are recommended                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    .

     

  • Paid Outing  Sydenham End to End in 9 Hikes Fundraiser
    9:30 AM
    04/09/2024

    This is a Multi-Day Hike

    You are signing up for the following dates:

    2024-04-09, 2024-04-10, 2024-04-11, 2024-04-12, 2024-04-22, 2024-04-23, 2024-04-24, 2024-04-25, 2024-04-26

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Sydenham
    Category: Fundraiser
    Location (Google Maps): km 20.7 (Edition 31), on the shoulders of 6th Concession S. GPS N44.507399, W80.810098

    Hike Leader(s): Karen Buschert Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium: 3 to 4 km/h
    Terrain: Moderate: Some hills and/or poor footing, Strenuous: Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing., There are crevices or holes which may be hidden by layers of snow. Hike with extreme caution., There might be icy and slippery sections., There might be muddy sections., There might be sections with water on the trail.
    Distance: First hike 20.7 km

    Description

    This is a 2-part series for a Sydenham section E2E: Part 1 is April 9-12 (4 days/3 nights), Part 2 is April 22-26 (5 days/4 nights).  Participants commit to doing both parts and completion will earn a stained glass Heart’s Tongue badge (this is a fundraiser for the Sydenham section). Hikes will be approximately 20 km per day over a total of 9 days. As part of the second series, we hope to have an indigenous guide share knowledge about the ancestral lands of the Saugeen Nation on whose territory we will be hiking.

    Participants should be able to hike for up to 7 hours for several consecutive days. This is a car hike with private vehicles at the beginning and the end of the hike and shuttling in between. Hike itinerary will be provided upon registration.

    Overnight accommodations (shared), meals (dietary restrictions can be accommodated) and carpooling is available at a reasonable cost (all inclusive) at Silver Lake Mennonite Camp near Sauble Beach. There will be a relaxing sauna to enjoy at the end of each day. To register for this option, go to https://slmc.ca/retreats/retreats/ and look for Weekday Wanders- Sydenham E2E. Alternate arrangements may be made elsewhere.

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  • Monument Hill, Ganaraska
    9:00 AM
    04/10/2024

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    Hosting Club: Blue Mountains
    Category: Register in person the morning of hike.
    Location (Google Maps): Hike meets in the parking lot behind Tim Hortons on First St. in Collingwood.

    Hike Leader(s): David Little Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing

    Description

    This is a loop trail located near Wasaga Beach. Lots of hills and options
    to take. This will be an exploration of some new trails to hike. Be prepared to explore
    the variety within this hike. Bring a snack or lunch and water.

  • Wednesday Walkers – Graham’s Hill North
    9:30 AM-11:30 AM
    04/10/2024

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

    Location (Google Maps): Meet in the parking area on Graham’s Hill Road, km 74.2, Map 26, Edition 31. Park in two rows, one row in front of the other.

    Hike Leader(s): Glenda Collings Click here to contact the hike leader.

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate, Some steep sections, Some rocky footing
    Length of Hike: Approx. 4 km

    Description

    This is an out and back hike on which we’ll encounter a beautiful creek cascading down the escarpment, with a scenic surprise for those of you who haven’t hiked this section before.  We could still be finding muddy trails so be prepared for dirty boots.  Bring water and a snack.

    COVID-19 Precautions Before, During and After your Hike

    1. Each hiker joining a Bruce Trail Club organized hike must perform a self-screening check before hiking.
      Find Ontario’s self-assessment tool here: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/self-assessment/
    2. If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, stay home.

    Other Guidelines

    1. Arrive 15 minutes before the start of the hike.
    2. Wear sturdy footwear and appropriate attire for the weather and the terrain.
      Hiking poles are a good idea in any season, especially if the terrain is rocky or slippery. In winter, snowshoes or icers/crampons are needed when conditions dictate.
      Wearing appropriate clothing and footwear prevents injuries and shows consideration for a safe and positive group hiking experience.
    3. Always carry I.D. and your health card.
    4. Bring sufficient water and snacks (or lunch if indicated). A minimum of 1L of water is recommended on all hikes, and 3L is recommended for long, challenging hikes in the heat of the summer.
    5. Bring sunscreen and insect repellent (for spring and summer hikes).
    6. Bring your own first aid kit.
    7. Please leave dogs at home.
  • Limehouse Loop (date change)
    9:30 AM-12:00 PM
    04/10/2024

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Main parking lot at Limehouse Conservation Area

    Hike Leader(s): Karen Bergmann Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Dependent on Conditions, Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 8 kms

    Description

    We will hike around the historic Limehouse park and then up the road and into another forest, following the main and side trails and looping back to go up the Hole in the Wall. Bring icers for your boots in case there is still ice on the trails.

  • Good Companions – Gage Park/Escarpment Loop
    10:00 AM-12:45 PM
    04/10/2024

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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Good Companions
    Location (Google Maps): Gage Park parking lot in the south end of the park off of Lawrence Road in Hamilton

    Hike Leader(s): Ted Bossence Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Easy – Mostly flat and usually good footing
    Distance: 9 km

    Description

    Following city streets, the rail trail and Kenilworth stairs we will do a loop returning to Gage Park.  Easy walking plus a walk down the Kenilworth stairs.  Bring a snack and water.  Please arrive 10 minutes before start time, we will leave on time.  If the hike is cancelled due to bad weather, I will inform you by email on the evening before the hike.

    I will send contact information on the day before the hike for those who must cancel after 4:00 pm on that day.

  • Evening Hike exploring historical sights in downtown Owen Sound
    7:00 PM-8:45 PM
    04/10/2024

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    Hosting Club: Sydenham
    Category: Historical Hike
    Location (Google Maps): MPL

    Hike Leader(s): Harriet Nixon Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Brisk: 4 to 5 km/h
    Terrain: Easy: Mostly flat and good footing.
    Distance: Approx 5 km

    Description

    Join us for an evening hike exploring historical sights in downtown Owen Sound, followed by an opportunity for refreshments. There is no need to show up 15 minutes early for this hike, but this hike will start promptly at 7:00 pm. For further information please click on the “Contact the Hike Leader” link.

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  • Urban 9:00 Niagara-on-the-Lake Tour
    9:00 AM-10:30 AM
    04/12/2024

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    Hosting Club: Niagara

    Location (Google Maps): Meet on King St near Centre St, Niagara-on-the-Lake

    Hike Leader(s): Margaret Northfield Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Easy
    Distance: 6-7km

    Description

    Each Friday we will explore different neighbourhoods, trails and parkland throughout Historic Niagara-on-the-Lake.

    Moderate pace with some weeks entirely on sidewalks and roads while others may include a mix of trails and paved pathways. Great way to build up endurance for longer more strenuous hikes.

    Prepare for cooler windy conditions on open parkland and along Lake Ontario and Niagara River trails.

    Plan to stay for conversation and a warm cup of coffee or tea at Sweets & Swirls, Community Centre, Niagara Stone Road, NOTL

  • Spring & Migration Monitor Hike
    10:00 AM
    04/12/2024

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    Hosting Club: Peninsula

    Location (Google Maps): km 180.7 Borchardt Parking Lot

    Hike Leader(s): Tamara Wilson Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Leisurely
    Terrain: Difficult
    Distance: 6km

    Description

    Starting on the Borchardt Rd parking lot (km 108.7), we will follow the Minhinnik ST to the Lillie Family parking area on Britain Lk Rd at the Cotrill Lake ST (110.8 km) we will loop around the Cotrill Lk ST spending time on the shores looking for the arrival of water fowl.  On the return trip to the cars, we will follow the Main Trail South, looking for grebes, loons and other shoreline birds that frequent Dyers Bay.  We will visit the Devil’s Monument viewing platform, and check out the waterfall before heading back to the parking lot along Devil’s Monument ST and the Minhinnik to Borchardt Rd. Throughout our hike, we will keep an eye out for the arrival of spring flowers and other harbingers of spring.  This route is quite rocky in places with stairs.  The Trail may be wet and muddy around Cotrill Lake. We will be taking stairs down to the viewing platform and the waterfall. Total distance is around 8 km.  This hike may take 3 hours to complete.  Pack snacks and drinks accordingly.

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  • Car Hike Car Hike: Rouge National Park Scarborough
    8:15 AM-1:30 PM
    04/13/2024

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    Hosting Club: Toronto
    Category: Car Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Rouge Park, Zoo Road Parking Lot, off Meadowvale Road north of Sheppard Ave

    Hike Leader(s): Mohammad Aghamiri Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Moderate
    Terrain: Hilly, Variable
    Distance: 14-17 km

    Description

    Will explore Toronto part of Rouge park along Rouge river and Little Rouge Creek,

    Some safety procedures during the hike:

    1-Hikers must stay between the leader and the sweep.

    2-Hikers must advise the leader or the sweep if they wish to leave the group.

    3- Hikers must follow the whistle instructions: 1 blast- stay where you are; 2 blasts come to the leader; 3 blasts – come to the leader quickly.

    4-Hike leader may request volunteers to stop at trail intersections, they need to help hikers to the direction the group walk and wait till they see the sweep .

    5-Hikers have to make sure they can  see the persons behind and in front of them.

  • Paid Outing Bus Hike Bus Hike: Martina’s Birthday Fundraiser Hike
    8:30 AM-6:00 PM
    04/13/2024

    Trip Information
    Departure Time: 08:30
    Return to City Time: 18:00
    Departure Point: York Mills Bus Pickup

    Click here for more information or to register

    Optional Items

    Hosting Club: Toronto
    Category: Bus Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Wilder Forest, Walker Woods and Glen Major

    Hike Leader(s): Matina Furrer, Roland Mark Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Moderate
    Terrain: Hilly, Variable
    Distance: 15

    Description

    Birthday fundraiser hike: Join Martina, Roland, and guest leader Ida Weippert for a fun spring hike (15 km at a 4 km/hr pace, dropout after 12 km) in Wilder Forest, Walker Woods and Glen Major. Hopefully we’ll get to enjoy the first wildflowers of the season.

    If you’re feeling generous please make a donation to the Bruce Trail Conservancy to help buy habitat for our forest friends. Donations are appreciated even if you can’t make it to the hike.

    Afterwards we’ll stop for treats at Annina’s Bakeshop in Goodwood.

     

  • Hike Leaders Hike/Social
    9:00 AM-11:45 AM
    04/13/2024

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Special Event
    Location (Google Maps): We will meet at the Calcium Pits roadside parking on Twiss Rd, Milton (just south of Camp Manitou- Boy Scout camp and just north of Derry Rd.) at 9am sharp. See link below for directions.
    We encourage carpooling, where possible, as this roadside parking area has limited room for cars. There is plenty of parking at nearby Kilbride Park, behind Kilbride School at the end of Panton St. If you would like to meet there, a vehicle for 7 + the driver will be leaving at 8:30am.

    Hike Leader(s): Karen Capindale-Smith Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 9 km

    Description

    This is an in and out hike intended for all Iroquoia Hike Leaders whether you are currently a Hike Leader or are interested in becoming one. Everyone is welcome and this is a great hike to ask questions. We will have an optional social afterwards at a local restaurant/cafe or a tailgate lunch if the weather is nice.
    From the parking lot we will proceed past the calcium pits toward Guelph Line (GL). We will cross GL and enter Crawford Lake Conservation Area and make our way to the Info Centre via Crawford Lake for a snack/bio break. Then we will proceed to the Nassagawaya Canyon Look Out before making our way back to the cars.

    You may very well need your icers as April can bring any type of conditions. Please dress for the weather. Bring water and snacks in addition to all the other backpack essentials.

  • Hockley Valley on the 4th Line – Part 2
    9:00 AM
    04/13/2024

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Blue Mountains
    Category: Register on-line or sign-in morning of hike
    Location (Google Maps): Hike meets in the parking lot behind Tim Hortons on First St. in Collingwood.

    Hike Leader(s): Hart Fischer Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing, Strenuous – Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing
    Distance: 7 km

    Description

    We will park on 4th Line in the Caledon Hills section, begin at km 55.1 and hike to the Hockley Valley Resort service road. For the next 1.1 km the trail will traverse the Resort’s ski facilities. A long descent occurs after the maintenance sheds. The length is determined by group ability. Can be 5km before retracing steps, but easily shortened if required. Bring a snack or lunch and water.

  • 9:30 Exploring Port Weller West
    9:30 AM-12:00 PM
    04/13/2024

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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Loop
    Location (Google Maps): Charles Ansell Park, 320 Lakeshore Road, St, Catharines
    corner of Bunting Road and Lakeshore Road

    Hike Leader(s): Sheila Massey Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Easy
    Distance: 7k

    Description

    Karen Couch is leading a hike in Port Weller East and I will lead a hike on the West side.  On this hike we will walk along the Welland Canal and follow a trail to Malcolmson Eco Park.  On the grounds are a historic greenhouse, native gardens, unique birdhouses and areas which have been revitalized with trees and prairie grasses.  This park is a bird lover’s paradise.  After we leave the Park we will follow a trail to Sunset Beach and then to the Walker Creek Trail, walk a bit of the neighbourhood, have a look at floral murals at Port Weller Communuty Centre and return to Malcolmson Park following more trails and ending up at the parking lot at Charles  Ansell.   There will be frequent stops.

  • General Hike 7 Rivers Hike Series – #1 of 7 – Humber River
    9:30 AM-1:00 PM
    04/13/2024

    Hike open to BTC Members only.

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Parking Lot East of Airport Road past the Taoist Tai Chi Centre on Mono 5 Sideroad.

    Hike Leader(s): Margery Cruise Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate, Strenuous
    Distance: 11.4 km

    Description

    We will hike south crossing Mono 5 Sideroad until we reach 7th Line EHS. We walk south along to the road to the inukshuk. Here we head east to the viewpoint looking out over the Humber Valley. Next, we hike down past the Glen Haffy Side Trail. We remain on the main trail and continue to the bridge over the Humber River. Then we will turn around and return north to the parking lot.

    This a badge hike – if you have done all 7 hikes, you have earned a badge.

  • Car Hike Car Hike: Short Hills Provincial Park Hike – 11KM
    10:00 AM-1:00 PM
    04/13/2024

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Toronto
    Category: Car Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Short Hills Roland Rd Parking lot

    Hike Leader(s): Alina Lin

    Pace: Moderate
    Terrain: Challenging, Hilly, Rocky
    Distance: 11km

    Description

    Meet at the parking lot off of Roland Rd, south west area of Short Hills Provincial Park. GPS 43.090278, -79.305073.

    • Sturdy hiking boots are required as the terrain will be rocky and hilly;
    • Bring at least 1L water;
    • Bring snacks
    • Wear for the weather
    • No dogs. No drop out.
  • General Hike Sydenham Series #1 – Rocklyn Creek to Massie Hills
    10:00 AM-5:45 PM
    04/13/2024

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land, Sydenham
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): BTC parking lot off 6th Concession South (west side of road) north of Sideroad 3, south of Sideroad 6. BTC Map 29. 44.509124, -80.810665. Please arrive at 9:45 am.

    Hike Leader(s): Stuart Law Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate, Slippery Sections Likely
    Distance: 18.2 kms

    Description

    Join us on the first of our 10 Sydenham E2E Series shuttle hikes.  Peaceful rural Ontario.  Woods.  Beautiful, terraced Rocklyn Creek.  Bighead River.  Some road walking.  Please bring a garbage bag and a change of footwear for the shuttle (we will be muddy) and please be prepared to drive fellow hikers before or after the hike.  Please bring a smile, 2L of water, a warm drink, a snack and a lunch.  Hiking boots mandatory.  Poles and gaiters recommended.  Please arrive at 9:45 am to be prepared to shuttle at 10:00 am sharp.

  • Urban Walk Toronto Urban Badge Hike – 1 of 7
    10:00 AM-1:15 PM
    04/13/2024

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Toronto

    Location (Google Maps):

    Toronto, Ontario, Canada

    Hike Leader(s): Brian Rideout Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Moderate
    Terrain: Flat
    Distance: 11 km

    Description

    Please join me at the south west corner of Finch and Weston by 10 AM.  We will hike south on the Humber Recreational Trail to Scarlet and Eglinton (km 30.2 to km 19.2).  Here is an online map with km markings of our route for all 7 hikes for the Toronto Urban Badge.

    Please make sure you bring at least 2 liters of water, a lunch, bug spray and sunscreen.

  • In and Out Tawse Winery Hike and Private Tasting Experience
    10:00 AM-12:00 PM
    04/13/2024

    Hike open to BTC Members only.

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: In and Out
    Location (Google Maps): Park at Tawse Winery 3955 Cherry Avenue Vineland

    Hike Leader(s): Sam Rutherford Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 6k

    Description

    We will hike on the main trail from Tawse Winery to the Margaret Reed Side Trail located in Cave Springs Conservation Area and return back to Tawse Winery by 11:30. Upon return we will enjoy a private structured tasting led by one of the knowledgeable and friendly winery staff from 11:30 to 12:00 noon. The cost for the tasting experience is now $12.50 per person. You will also enjoy a 20% discount on bottle purchases that day. Please bring your $12.50 with you as I will collect it prior to the tasting to simplify the payment to Tawse Winery. Thank you.

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    • Car Hike Car Hike: Rouge National Park Scarborough
      8:15 AM-1:30 PM
      04/13/2024

      Click here for more information or to register

      Hosting Club: Toronto
      Category: Car Hike
      Location (Google Maps): Rouge Park, Zoo Road Parking Lot, off Meadowvale Road north of Sheppard Ave

      Hike Leader(s): Mohammad Aghamiri Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Moderate
      Terrain: Hilly, Variable
      Distance: 14-17 km

      Description

      Will explore Toronto part of Rouge park along Rouge river and Little Rouge Creek,

      Some safety procedures during the hike:

      1-Hikers must stay between the leader and the sweep.

      2-Hikers must advise the leader or the sweep if they wish to leave the group.

      3- Hikers must follow the whistle instructions: 1 blast- stay where you are; 2 blasts come to the leader; 3 blasts – come to the leader quickly.

      4-Hike leader may request volunteers to stop at trail intersections, they need to help hikers to the direction the group walk and wait till they see the sweep .

      5-Hikers have to make sure they can  see the persons behind and in front of them.

    • Paid Outing Bus Hike Bus Hike: Martina's Birthday Fundraiser Hike
      8:30 AM-6:00 PM
      04/13/2024

      Trip Information
      Departure Time: 08:30
      Return to City Time: 18:00
      Departure Point: York Mills Bus Pickup

      Click here for more information or to register

      Optional Items

      Hosting Club: Toronto
      Category: Bus Hike
      Location (Google Maps): Wilder Forest, Walker Woods and Glen Major

      Hike Leader(s): Matina Furrer, Roland Mark Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Moderate
      Terrain: Hilly, Variable
      Distance: 15

      Description

      Birthday fundraiser hike: Join Martina, Roland, and guest leader Ida Weippert for a fun spring hike (15 km at a 4 km/hr pace, dropout after 12 km) in Wilder Forest, Walker Woods and Glen Major. Hopefully we’ll get to enjoy the first wildflowers of the season.

      If you’re feeling generous please make a donation to the Bruce Trail Conservancy to help buy habitat for our forest friends. Donations are appreciated even if you can’t make it to the hike.

      Afterwards we’ll stop for treats at Annina’s Bakeshop in Goodwood.

       

    • Hike Leaders Hike/Social
      9:00 AM-11:45 AM
      04/13/2024

      Click here for more information or to register

      Hosting Club: Iroquoia
      Category: Special Event
      Location (Google Maps): We will meet at the Calcium Pits roadside parking on Twiss Rd, Milton (just south of Camp Manitou- Boy Scout camp and just north of Derry Rd.) at 9am sharp. See link below for directions.
      We encourage carpooling, where possible, as this roadside parking area has limited room for cars. There is plenty of parking at nearby Kilbride Park, behind Kilbride School at the end of Panton St. If you would like to meet there, a vehicle for 7 + the driver will be leaving at 8:30am.

      Hike Leader(s): Karen Capindale-Smith Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
      Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
      Distance: 9 km

      Description

      This is an in and out hike intended for all Iroquoia Hike Leaders whether you are currently a Hike Leader or are interested in becoming one. Everyone is welcome and this is a great hike to ask questions. We will have an optional social afterwards at a local restaurant/cafe or a tailgate lunch if the weather is nice.
      From the parking lot we will proceed past the calcium pits toward Guelph Line (GL). We will cross GL and enter Crawford Lake Conservation Area and make our way to the Info Centre via Crawford Lake for a snack/bio break. Then we will proceed to the Nassagawaya Canyon Look Out before making our way back to the cars.

      You may very well need your icers as April can bring any type of conditions. Please dress for the weather. Bring water and snacks in addition to all the other backpack essentials.

    • Hockley Valley on the 4th Line - Part 2
      9:00 AM
      04/13/2024

      Click here for more information or to register

      Hosting Club: Blue Mountains
      Category: Register on-line or sign-in morning of hike
      Location (Google Maps): Hike meets in the parking lot behind Tim Hortons on First St. in Collingwood.

      Hike Leader(s): Hart Fischer Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
      Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing, Strenuous – Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing
      Distance: 7 km

      Description

      We will park on 4th Line in the Caledon Hills section, begin at km 55.1 and hike to the Hockley Valley Resort service road. For the next 1.1 km the trail will traverse the Resort’s ski facilities. A long descent occurs after the maintenance sheds. The length is determined by group ability. Can be 5km before retracing steps, but easily shortened if required. Bring a snack or lunch and water.

    • 9:30 Exploring Port Weller West
      9:30 AM-12:00 PM
      04/13/2024

      Click here for more information or to register

      Hosting Club: Niagara
      Category: Loop
      Location (Google Maps): Charles Ansell Park, 320 Lakeshore Road, St, Catharines
      corner of Bunting Road and Lakeshore Road

      Hike Leader(s): Sheila Massey Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Medium
      Terrain: Easy
      Distance: 7k

      Description

      Karen Couch is leading a hike in Port Weller East and I will lead a hike on the West side.  On this hike we will walk along the Welland Canal and follow a trail to Malcolmson Eco Park.  On the grounds are a historic greenhouse, native gardens, unique birdhouses and areas which have been revitalized with trees and prairie grasses.  This park is a bird lover’s paradise.  After we leave the Park we will follow a trail to Sunset Beach and then to the Walker Creek Trail, walk a bit of the neighbourhood, have a look at floral murals at Port Weller Communuty Centre and return to Malcolmson Park following more trails and ending up at the parking lot at Charles  Ansell.   There will be frequent stops.

    • General Hike 7 Rivers Hike Series - #1 of 7 - Humber River
      9:30 AM-1:00 PM
      04/13/2024

      Hike open to BTC Members only.

      Click here for more information or to register

      Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land
      Category: General Hike
      Location (Google Maps): Parking Lot East of Airport Road past the Taoist Tai Chi Centre on Mono 5 Sideroad.

      Hike Leader(s): Margery Cruise Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Medium
      Terrain: Moderate, Strenuous
      Distance: 11.4 km

      Description

      We will hike south crossing Mono 5 Sideroad until we reach 7th Line EHS. We walk south along to the road to the inukshuk. Here we head east to the viewpoint looking out over the Humber Valley. Next, we hike down past the Glen Haffy Side Trail. We remain on the main trail and continue to the bridge over the Humber River. Then we will turn around and return north to the parking lot.

      This a badge hike – if you have done all 7 hikes, you have earned a badge.

    • Car Hike Car Hike: Short Hills Provincial Park Hike - 11KM
      10:00 AM-1:00 PM
      04/13/2024

      Click here for more information or to register

      Hosting Club: Toronto
      Category: Car Hike
      Location (Google Maps): Short Hills Roland Rd Parking lot

      Hike Leader(s): Alina Lin

      Pace: Moderate
      Terrain: Challenging, Hilly, Rocky
      Distance: 11km

      Description

      Meet at the parking lot off of Roland Rd, south west area of Short Hills Provincial Park. GPS 43.090278, -79.305073.

      • Sturdy hiking boots are required as the terrain will be rocky and hilly;
      • Bring at least 1L water;
      • Bring snacks
      • Wear for the weather
      • No dogs. No drop out.
    • General Hike Sydenham Series #1 - Rocklyn Creek to Massie Hills
      10:00 AM-5:45 PM
      04/13/2024

      Click here for more information or to register

      Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land, Sydenham
      Category: General Hike
      Location (Google Maps): BTC parking lot off 6th Concession South (west side of road) north of Sideroad 3, south of Sideroad 6. BTC Map 29. 44.509124, -80.810665. Please arrive at 9:45 am.

      Hike Leader(s): Stuart Law Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Medium
      Terrain: Moderate, Slippery Sections Likely
      Distance: 18.2 kms

      Description

      Join us on the first of our 10 Sydenham E2E Series shuttle hikes.  Peaceful rural Ontario.  Woods.  Beautiful, terraced Rocklyn Creek.  Bighead River.  Some road walking.  Please bring a garbage bag and a change of footwear for the shuttle (we will be muddy) and please be prepared to drive fellow hikers before or after the hike.  Please bring a smile, 2L of water, a warm drink, a snack and a lunch.  Hiking boots mandatory.  Poles and gaiters recommended.  Please arrive at 9:45 am to be prepared to shuttle at 10:00 am sharp.

    • Urban Walk Toronto Urban Badge Hike - 1 of 7
      10:00 AM-1:15 PM
      04/13/2024

      Click here for more information or to register

      Hosting Club: Toronto

      Location (Google Maps):

      Toronto, Ontario, Canada

      Hike Leader(s): Brian Rideout Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Moderate
      Terrain: Flat
      Distance: 11 km

      Description

      Please join me at the south west corner of Finch and Weston by 10 AM.  We will hike south on the Humber Recreational Trail to Scarlet and Eglinton (km 30.2 to km 19.2).  Here is an online map with km markings of our route for all 7 hikes for the Toronto Urban Badge.

      Please make sure you bring at least 2 liters of water, a lunch, bug spray and sunscreen.

    • In and Out Tawse Winery Hike and Private Tasting Experience
      10:00 AM-12:00 PM
      04/13/2024

      Hike open to BTC Members only.

      Click here for more information or to register

      Hosting Club: Niagara
      Category: In and Out
      Location (Google Maps): Park at Tawse Winery 3955 Cherry Avenue Vineland

      Hike Leader(s): Sam Rutherford Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Medium
      Terrain: Moderate
      Distance: 6k

      Description

      We will hike on the main trail from Tawse Winery to the Margaret Reed Side Trail located in Cave Springs Conservation Area and return back to Tawse Winery by 11:30. Upon return we will enjoy a private structured tasting led by one of the knowledgeable and friendly winery staff from 11:30 to 12:00 noon. The cost for the tasting experience is now $12.50 per person. You will also enjoy a 20% discount on bottle purchases that day. Please bring your $12.50 with you as I will collect it prior to the tasting to simplify the payment to Tawse Winery. Thank you.

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  • General Hike Sydenham Series #2- Woodford to Massie Hills
    9:00 AM-5:30 PM
    04/14/2024

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land, Sydenham
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): BTC parking lot off 6th Concession South (west side of road) north of Sideroad 3, south of Sideroad 6. BTC Map 29. 44.509124, -80.810665. Please arrive at 8:45 am.

    Hike Leader(s): Stuart Law Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Slippery and Steep Sections, Strenuous
    Distance: 19 kms

    Description

    Join us on the second of our 10 Sydenham E2E Series shuttle hikes.  Peaceful rural Ontario.  Woods.  Rocky technical terrain.  Very wet and muddy at Bognor Marsh.  Some road walking.  Please bring a garbage bag and a change of footwear for the shuttle (we will be muddy) and please be prepared to drive fellow hikers before or after the hike.  Please bring a smile, 2L of water, a warm drink, a snack and a lunch.  Hiking boots mandatory.  Poles and gaiters recommended.  Please arrive at 8:45 am to be prepared to shuttle at 9:00 am sharp.

  • Car Hike Car Hike: Mono Cliffs
    10:00 AM-3:00 PM
    04/14/2024

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Toronto, Dufferin Hi-Land
    Category: Car Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Mono Cliffs Provincial Park, Map 19

    Hike Leader(s): Al Brown Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Moderate
    Terrain: Flat, Variable
    Distance: 14 km

    Description

    We will complete a loop hike through the Park including the Splitrock side trail north of it. The terrain is generally flat to rolling and occasionally rocky, relatively easy hiking. Given the early end to winter spring flowers may be out for our viewing pleasure. After the hike those interested may meet at the Hockley Valley resort for refreshments.

    To get to the meeting point take Hwy 10 north from Orangeville. Turn right at Camilla onto Mono Centre Road. Follow it to the village of Mono. Turn right onto a gravel lane just before you get to the community centre (on your right as you approach the village). Parking is on the graveled areas behind the tennis court.

  • Cancelled CANCELLED! 10:00 GARLIC MUSTARD HIKE – HELP US FILL THE CRIB!
    10:00 AM-1:00 PM
    04/14/2024

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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Cancelled
    Location (Google Maps):

    We will meet at gravel parking lot on Park Road South, Grimsby just down the hill from Ridge Road.

    Hike Leader(s): Alicia Aitchison Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Leisurely
    Terrain: Easy
    Distance: ~4 km

    Description

    GARLIC MUSTARD HIKES – Join us & HELP US FILL THE CRIB!  We will hike in from Ridge Road – picking the invasive garlic mustard & greater celandine along the trail side along the way – bring a bag to fill (reusable grocery bag or garbage bag work well).  Once we hike into the crib location we will dump our bags into the crib and pick garlic mustard in that area for a while & then hike back out.  There are lots of spring ephemerals along the way to admire – mayapples, trout lilies, wild ginger and many others – reducing the invasive species will give these natives a chance to thrive!

    Long sleeves are recommended & don’t forget your work gloves.

    If parking fills up at the bottom of the hill there is room for a couple of cars to park at the trail head at Ridge Road.

    We are only hosting two work parties this year at this location so we need as many volunteers as possible!

    • you must register and submit a completed waiver for this hike
    • Students under 16 MUST be accompanied by a parent/guardian on this hike (please refer to the BTC link https://brucetrailorg.b-cdn.net/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/VOL.05.01_Minors_Volunteering_Policy_-_Approved_February_2016.pdf )
    • 16 or more but under 18? Bring a waiver signed by a guardian.
    • students wishing to receive community service hours (4HoursMUST bring service forms from school
    • Please wear clothes for work – long pants tucked into socks, appropriate footwear (no sandals), long sleeves and work gloves

     

  • Caledon North (CANCELLED)
    10:00 AM-11:30 AM
    04/14/2024

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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia, Caledon Hills
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Meet in the parking lot at the Mono Centre Park at 9:45 am

    Hike Leader(s): Karen Bergmann Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Dependent on Conditions, Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 7.5 kms

    Description

    Starting at the top of the Caledon Hills section in the village of Mono Centre, we will hike the main trail and around the Turnbull and Springwater Side Trails and back. Bring icers just in case there is still ice on the trails.  Bring water and a snack as needed.

  • Urban Walk Urban Walk: Waterfront Trail – Ajax GO to Pickering GO
    10:30 AM-2:15 PM
    04/14/2024

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    Hosting Club: Toronto
    Category: Urban Walk
    Location (Google Maps): Durham Waterfront Trail

    Hike Leader(s): Brian Rideout Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Moderate
    Terrain: Flat
    Distance: 11 km

    Description

    Please join me under the clock in the Great Hall at Union Station by 9:05 am.  We will take the eastbound Lakeshore Train departing Union Station GO at 9:20 am, arriving Ajax GO at 10:15 am.  You may choose to join the group at Ajax GO Station.

    We will hike south to Lake Ontario (washrooms in the park), west to Sandy Beach Rd, and north to Bayly St with a pub stop at Irish Times adjacent to Pickering GO. Trains to Toronto depart at 25 minutes and 55 minutes after the hour.

    Here is an online map of our route (please click on the link): Ajax to Pickering

    You can buy a GO Transit day pass for $10.

  • A Hike Leader’s Hike – For TBTC Hike Leaders & Prospective Hike Leaders (BUT ANYONE WELCOME)
    10:30 AM-2:30 PM
    04/14/2024

    Hike open to BTC Members only.

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    Hosting Club: Toronto
    Category: TBTC Special Events
    Location (Google Maps): Streetsville Memorial Park, 335 Church St., bottom of the hill, in the parking lot near the Culham Trail and the bridge to the island. You can access Church St. from Queen St. which is an extension of Mississauga Rd.
    If coming by public transit, meet Andrew at Kipling Terminal by 8:50 to take the #29 Guelph GO Transit Bus at 9 am to Erin Mills Station. We will transfer to #21 Lisgar GO Transit bus leaving at 9:45 to Streetsville Go STN and arriving at 9:55. Presto Card users will now have their TTC Fare deducted from the GO Transit fare making the adult return fare $5.50. Use washrooms at Streetsville station before walking 9 minutes to the meeting point. If coming by transit from the east end or downtown Toronto you may alternatively meet Tom in the Great Hall of Union Station at 8:30 to take the westbound Lakeshore GO Train to Clarkson where we will transfer to the same #21 Lisgar GO Bus those coming with Andrew from Kipling will board at Erin Mills.

    Hike Leader(s): Andrew Proczek, Tom Swales

    Pace: Moderate
    Terrain: Flat
    Distance: 12.5

    Description

    This is a hike for current Toronto Bruce Trail Club Hike Leaders to meet some of the other Toronto Bruce Trail Club Hike Leaders and those interested in becoming Hike Leaders and would like an opportunity to ask questions before taking the Hike Ontario Certified Hike Leader Training scheduled for June.  However anyone is welcome to join us. Hiking Director Tom Swales and other Hike Leaders who have taken the Hike Ontario Certified Hike Leader (CHL) Course will be available to answer questions about the course, the process of becoming a Certified TBTC Hike Leader, and expectations of a Hike Leader. There will be further opportunities to mingle after the hike at a local pub.

    We will hike on the Culham Trail from Streetsville to Credit Meadows Park  and return. Lunch will be at km 6.3 by the Credit River. The is a pleasant and fairly easy hike with only one major hill. We will be walking on packed gravel, dirt and grass trails as well as a short section of paved trail near River Grove Park.

     

     

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  • Peninsula Bruce Trail Club: End-to-End 8-Day Hiking Series – Please read description before registering
    8:00 AM
    04/15/2024

    This is a Multi-Day Hike

    You are signing up for the following dates and times:

    2024-04-15 at 08:00
    2024-04-16 at 08:00
    2024-04-22 at 08:00
    2024-04-23 at 08:00
    2024-04-29 at 08:00
    2024-04-30 at 08:00
    2024-05-06 at 08:00
    2024-05-07 at 08:00

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Peninsula

    Location (Google Maps): Hike 1 – Meeting Location Wiarton Bluewater Park

    Hike Leader(s): Caley Doran Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Difficult, Moderate
    Distance: Varies by hike

    Description

    Event Type: Multi-Day Hike

    Open to Bruce Trail Conservancy (BTC) Members Only.

    Non-members can join by signing up for a one-year BTC membership [$75] before registering at Bruce Trail Conservancy Memberships.

    Participant Limit: Maximum of 17 participants, including the hike leader and sweep.

    Scheduled Dates:

    • April 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30, 2024
    • May 6, 7, 2024

    Registration Fees:

    • BTC Members: $50
      • Includes Badge Fee
    • To Confirm Your Registration E-transfer $50 to HikeWithPBTC@gmail.com
    • Note: No refunds, hiker substitutions, or guest hikers. Registration fee does not include BPNP entry fee. Parking charges will be shared equally among participants.

    Hike Leadership:

    • Led by PBTC Certified Hike Leader Caley Doran.
    • Pace: Medium
    • Terrain: Moderate/Difficult
    • Average Hike Distance: Approximately 19-25 KM per day

    Hike Overview:

    • Complete the Peninsula section of the Bruce Trail over 8 hikes.
    • Direction: Northbound from Wiarton to Tobermory.
    • Group Hike Format: Participants commit to the entire series.
    • Intermediate/experienced hikers comfortable with challenges, including longer distances and elevation gains.
    • Expected Pace: 3 – 4 km/hr over 19-25 km
    • Total Distance: Approximately 165km with no dropout points.
    • Time allocated for photography and appreciating the local flora and fauna.

      Participant Requirements:

    • Assess and ensure physical fitness for group hiking.
    • Attire: Proper hiking boots, layered clothing for varying weather, and wet weather gear. Hiking poles recommended.
    • Essentials: Sufficient food [lunch], snacks and water for a full day, bug spray.
    • Breaks: Morning, 15-30 minute on-trail lunch, and afternoon breaks, weather-dependent.
    • Participant is required to sign a BTC Waiver of Liability

    Fee:

    • Covers badge fee.
    • Surplus supports Peninsula Bruce Trail Club’s hike program

    Transportation:

    • Each hike in this series will involve a car shuttle, and all participants will take their turn as a shuttle driver. Ensure your vehicle is passenger ready for the shuttle.
    • Typical Meeting Time: 8 AM
    • Schedule will be based on daily hiking distance

    Environmental Responsibility:

    • Adherence to Leave No Trace principles.
    • Collective effort in trail cleanliness.
    • Note: Dogs are not permitted on this hike.

    Accommodations:

    • Early reservations recommended.
    • Suggested locations: Near meeting points or centrally in Lion’s Head.
    • Options include motels, campgrounds, hostels, and B&Bs.

    Schedule and Communication:

    • Detailed itinerary sent prior to each hike.
    • Schedule subject to change.

    Join us for this memorable hiking adventure and be part of a community dedicated to preserving and enjoying the natural beauty of the Bruce Trail.

  • Afternoon Hike – Silver Creek area
    4:30 PM-6:30 PM
    04/15/2024

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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Afternoon/Evening Hikes
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at 4:15 roadside on Fallbrook Trail at Silver Creek Conservation Area.

    Hike Leader(s): Karen Bergmann Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 7 kms

    Description

    We will hike around the Roberts ST and Irwin Quarry ST and then cross the road to the main trail and around a couple of side trails that you may not have known were there.

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  • Urban Walk Urban Walk: Valley View and Maple view Parks Thornhill
    8:45 AM-11:15 AM
    04/16/2024

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    Hosting Club: Toronto

    Location (Google Maps): Parking lot at the corner of Bayview Ave, and Sycamore Dr. South of Highway 7
    Sycamore Dr. is 2 blocks south of highway 7,parking lot is across plaza of Dollarama and Star box

    Hike Leader(s): Mohammad Aghamiri Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Moderate
    Terrain: Variable
    Distance: 7-8 km

    Description

    We will explore Valleyview and Maple view parks, and  walk  along  German Mill Creek,

  • Loop 9:00 Long Hike Wiley Road Short Hills
    9:00 AM-11:30 AM
    04/16/2024

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    Hosting Club: Niagara

    Location (Google Maps):

    Short Hills Wiley Road Entrance

    Hike Leader(s): Alan Laver

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    10km

    Description

    Explore Short Hills and the majestic side trails of Scarlett Tanager, Hemlock. Swayze Falls and Terrace. Register for each hike

    Bring Poles water, snack, and dress for the weather

  • Woodford to north end of Bognor Marsh Conservation Area (Concession 4)
    9:00 AM-12:00 PM
    04/16/2024

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    Hosting Club: Sydenham
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at Roadside Parking at the south end of 4th Concession N – go South from Highway 26 to parking area at the end of the 4th Concession N . The landmark for turning south off Highway 26 is the Woodford Baptist Church. From here we will do a car shuttle to the Woodford Community Centre which will be our starting point.

    Hike Leader(s): Fran Turner Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Brisk: 4 to 5 km/h
    Terrain: Strenuous: Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing.
    Distance: 8 km

    Description

    This is a lovely hike through the forest along the top of the escarpment.  We will take the Crevice Springs Side Trail at the start of the hike and enjoy passing through the Hole-in-the-Wall crevice.  We’ll stop for a drink and snack at the Waisberg Side Trail Lookout.  When we reach the north end of Bognor Marsh Conservation Area, we’ll turn north and head back to the cars.

  • Hike 9:15 Short Hike – Rotary Park
    9:15 AM-10:45 AM
    04/16/2024

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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Rotary Park, 376 Regional Rd 69, St. Catharines

    Hike Leader(s): Debbie Demizio Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: ~ 6kms

    Description

    Hike around Twelve Mile Creek. Bring hiking boots, water, sunscreen and bug spray.

  • Boston Mills / Mississauga Rd
    9:30 AM-2:30 PM
    04/16/2024

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    Hosting Club: Caledon Hills
    Category: Tuesday Hikers
    Location (Google Maps): Parking at Boston Mills Rd., just west of its intersection with Mississauga Rd.
    Driving directions: From Highway 410 north, continue on Highway 10, left on King Street, right on Mississauga Rd., left on Boston Mills Rd. to the parking at dead end.

    Hike Leader(s): Mohammad Shafiq Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hour
    Terrain: Moderate – some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 14 km

    Description

    Main Bruce Trail and Rockside Side Trail, there and back; will hike about 6 km reaching into Terra Cotta and return after snack break.
    Bring water, snack, sunscreen and insect repellent, poles are recommended.
    After hike there is optional stop at nearby coffee place, Coywolf Coffee, McLaughlin Rd.

  • Tuesday Hike Hockley Valley South Side
    9:30 AM-1:30 PM
    04/16/2024

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    Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land
    Category: Tuesday Hike
    Location (Google Maps):

    Caledon Hills Section, Map 18. The parking lot is located south of Hockley Road at 5th Line EHS. Take Hwy 10 north and just north of Orangeville turn right (east) on Hockley Road. Drive 7 km and turn right on 5th Line to the parking lot on your left.

    Hike Leader(s): Tony Evangelista, Les Babbage, Inge Eckerich, Julie Daley Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Slippery and Steep Sections, Strenuous
    Distance: Long Hike:10.6 km; Short Hike: 3 km

    Description

    From the parking lot, we will climb the Hockley Heights Side Trail to the Main Trail and turn left. At km 51.4 we will enter the Glacier Valley Side Trail and loop back to the Main Trail. Then heading west to km 56.2, we will turn right and hike back through the Griffith Ravine Side Trail to rejoin the Main Trail. Returning to the parking area will be via the Hemlock Ridge Side Trail. The short hike will complete the Glacier Valley Side Trail loop and return to the parking lot.

    Bring lunch, water, and snacks. Hiking poles are recommended.

  • Halton Agreement Forest
    9:30 AM-12:00 PM
    04/16/2024

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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at the corner of 10 Side Road and 4th Line at 9:15 am.

    Hike Leader(s): Karen Bergmann Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 8 kms

    Description

    We will hike the bike trails around a big loop.  Bring water and a snack.

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  • Bayview Escarpment
    9:00 AM
    04/17/2024

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    Hosting Club: Blue Mountains
    Category: Register in person the morning of hike.
    Location (Google Maps): Hike meets in the parking lot behind Tim Hortons on First St. in Collingwood.

    Hike Leader(s): CANCELLED DUE TO RAIN Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 13.5

    Description

    CANCELLED This is a loop hike exploring the Lebanon Mountain Friendship Trail,
    Bayview Escarpment Side Trail and the River Kwai Side Trail. Part of the trail is along
    the escarpment edge with numerous deep crevices and high cliffs. The views are
    magnificent which means some steep climbs. Bring a snack or lunch and water.

  • Biodiversity Spring Nature Walk: 3rd Annual Pools, Ponds & Peepers
    9:30 AM-12:30 PM
    04/17/2024

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    Hosting Club: Caledon Hills
    Category: Nature Walks
    Location (Google Maps): Location: Meet at roadside parking at the dead end of Boston Mills Rd., about 400 m west of Mississauga Rd. Directions: From Hwy 10 take Boston Mills Rd. 6 km west to the dead end just west of Mississauga Rd. An alternative is to take Mississauga Rd. north from King St. about 3 kms, turn left on Boston Mills Rd. for about 400 m

    Hike Leader(s): Richard Smythe Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Leisurely – 3 km/hour or less
    Terrain: Moderate – some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 3.8 km

    Description

    “There and back” on both the Main Trail and the Rockside Side Trail, about 3.8 km, with some hills and rugged sections. Hiking poles can be a great help. The pace will be slow at times with numerous stops to observe the spring ephemerals, listen to bird song and take photos. Bring your binoculars, camera and cellphone. Apps like Merlin, Seek, and iNaturalist will help identify flora and fauna along the route.

  • Wednesday Walkers – Daphne & Dorothy Nicholls Nature Reserve and more
    9:30 AM-12:30 PM
    04/17/2024

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    Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

    Location (Google Maps): Meet in the BTC parking lot on the south side of Grey Road 40, where the trail crosses, km 105.7, Edition 31

    Hike Leader(s): Glenda Collings Click here to contact the hike leader.

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Length of Hike: 7.4 km

    Description

    Join us for an in and out hike north of Grey Road 40 through lovely autumn woods, including the Daphne and Gordon Nicholls Nature Reserve.  No big hills to climb and great crevices to see.  Bring water and a snack.

    COVID-19 Precautions Before, During and After your Hike

    1. Each hiker joining a Bruce Trail Club organized hike must perform a self-screening check before hiking.
      Find Ontario’s self-assessment tool here: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/self-assessment/
    2. If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, stay home.

    Other Guidelines

    1. Arrive 15 minutes before the start of the hike.
    2. Wear sturdy footwear and appropriate attire for the weather and the terrain.
      Hiking poles are a good idea in any season, especially if the terrain is rocky or slippery. In winter, snowshoes or icers/crampons are needed when conditions dictate.
      Wearing appropriate clothing and footwear prevents injuries and shows consideration for a safe and positive group hiking experience.
    3. Always carry I.D. and your health card.
    4. Bring sufficient water and snacks (or lunch if indicated). A minimum of 1L of water is recommended on all hikes, and 3L is recommended for long, challenging hikes in the heat of the summer.
    5. Bring sunscreen and insect repellent (for spring and summer hikes).
    6. Bring your own first aid kit.

    Please leave dogs at home

  • Loop 11:00 am Hike & Picnic
    11:00 AM-1:00 PM
    04/17/2024

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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Loop
    Location (Google Maps): Locust Grove Picnic Area

    Hike Leader(s): Marion Hanover Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 7 km

    Description

    Hike around Queenston area.  Optional outdoor gathering in Locust Grove including pot luck picnic after the hike.

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  • 9:00 am Long Hike Jordan to Moyer / Louth
    9:00 AM-11:30 AM
    04/18/2024

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    Hosting Club: Niagara

    Location (Google Maps):

    Jordan Hollow Park 3039 King St Jordan

    Hike Leader(s): Alan Laver

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    10k

    Description

    From Jordan Hollow Hike the main trail to Upper and Lower Balls Falls, Moyer Road or Louth and Return. You must register for each hike. Bring Poles, sunscreen, bug spray , snack and a drink and dress for the weather

  • Hike 9:15 Short Hike, Jordan Hollow
    9:15 AM-10:45 AM
    04/18/2024

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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Jordan Hollow Park, Jordan Station

    Hike Leader(s): Bill Russell Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: ~ 6kms

    Description

    Hike the main and side trails around Jordan and Ball’s Falls. Bring hiking boots, water, sunscreen and bug spray.

  • Beaver Valley End-to-End Hike 1 of 9
    9:15 AM-2:00 PM
    04/18/2024

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    Hosting Club: Caledon Hills
    Category: End-to-End
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at 9:15 am at the new parking area off Grey Rd. 40, 650 m east of Grey Rd. 7; km 105.7, Map 28 (Ed. 31). Shuttle to start at Blantyre (or alternative parking).

    Hike Leader(s): Nancy Mooney Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hour
    Terrain: Moderate – some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: km 117.3 – 105.7 = 11.6 km total

    Description

    This is the first hike of a series to complete the Beaver Valley Section going from the north to the south. It includes Anthea’s Waterfall, hardwood bush, fields and deep crevices.

  • Nature Seekers Exploring Whitetail Refuge Nature Reserve
    9:30 AM-12:00 PM
    04/18/2024

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    Hosting Club: Caledon Hills
    Category: Nature Walks
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at the Mono Community Centre, 200 m south of Mono Centre (County Road 8). 44.026195, -80.071516

    Directions: From ON-10 head east onto Dufferin Rd. 8/Mono Centre Rd. for 6.0 km. The Community Centre is on the right.

    Hike Leader(s): Sandy Green Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Leisurely – 3 km/hour or less
    Terrain: Moderate – some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 5 kilometres

    Description

    Join with other friends of the Caledon Hills Club to leisurely explore the emergence of spring on our Whitetail Refuge Nature Reserve. Bring your choice of hydration and snacks. Sturdy footwear is highly recommended. This hike can be counted towards the 60 for the 60th Anniversary Badge.

  • Hilton Falls and Beyond
    10:00 AM-1:00 PM
    04/18/2024

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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Thursday Group
    Location (Google Maps): Hilton Falls Conservation Area, Campbellville Rd.

    Hike Leader(s): Phillip Armstrong Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Leisurely – 3km/hr or less
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 10 km.

    Description

    Join us for a hike on some of the various trails within this conservation area. We will hike to the falls and then cross the creek to explore some of the trails beyond. Who knows, we may spot some early Spring wildflowers including some good patches of Walking Fern. Some of the trails will be rocky. Bring water, a snack, sunscreen and insect repellent (hopefully not needed!). Hiking poles will be useful for some sections.
    Leader: Phill Armstrong  You will be contacted a few days before to receive more contact information.

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  • Urban 9:00 Niagara-on-the-Lake Tour
    9:00 AM-10:30 AM
    04/19/2024

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    Hosting Club: Niagara

    Location (Google Maps): Meet on King St near Centre St, Niagara-on-the-Lake

    Hike Leader(s): Margaret Northfield Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Easy
    Distance: 6-7km

    Description

    Each Friday we will explore different neighbourhoods, trails and parkland throughout Historic Niagara-on-the-Lake.

    Moderate pace with some weeks entirely on sidewalks and roads while others may include a mix of trails and paved pathways. Great way to build up endurance for longer more strenuous hikes.

    Prepare for cooler windy conditions on open parkland and along Lake Ontario and Niagara River trails.

    Plan to stay for conversation and a warm cup of coffee or tea at Sweets & Swirls, Community Centre, Niagara Stone Road, NOTL

  • Car Hike Car Hike: Toronto E2E in 4 and biodiversity badge (1of4)
    9:00 AM-2:00 PM
    04/19/2024

    Hike open to BTC Members only.

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    Hosting Club: Toronto
    Category: Car Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Km 12.1, map 12. Southeast side of 15 sideroad. Coordinates N 43.582968,W 79.971787

    Hike Leader(s): Smadar Junkin Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Moderate
    Terrain: Rocky, Variable
    Distance: 12.1

    Description

    This is a 4 hikes series that will include the E2E and the biodiversity badges options. You can choose the regular E2E badge for the $5.00 or the  fundraising stain glass badge for $30.00. Hikers are expected to bring the money on the first hike of the series. Children age 8 and up are invited to join this hike for the great opportunity to engage, enjoy and learn about nature. 2 of  the hikes in this series on a TDSB PA days). Children must be accompanied by a parent/ guardian.

    If you are interested in getting the biodiversity badge, please read about it on the Toronto BTC page to familiarize yourself with the requirements.
    after each hike we will have a treat. Children can earn the youth Toronto BTC badge at no cost. Make sure that your child/ grandchild can hike the distance posted.
    we will shuttle to km 0.0 and hike back. Everyone is expected to shuttle at least once during the 4 outings.

  • Spring & Migration Monitor Hike
    10:00 AM
    04/19/2024

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    Hosting Club: Peninsula

    Location (Google Maps):

    km 180.7 Borchardt Parking Lot

    Hike Leader(s): Tamara Wilson Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Leisurely
    Terrain: Difficult
    Distance: 6km

    Description

    Starting on the Borchardt Rd parking lot (km 108.7), we will follow the Minhinnik ST to the Lillie Family parking area on Britain Lk Rd at the Cotrill Lake ST (110.8 km) we will loop around the Cotrill Lk ST spending time on the shores looking for the arrival of water fowl.  On the return trip to the cars, we will follow the Main Trail South, looking for grebes, loons and other shoreline birds that frequent Dyers Bay.  We will visit the Devil’s Monument viewing platform, and check out the waterfall before heading back to the parking lot along Devil’s Monument ST and the Minhinnik to Borchardt Rd. Throughout our hike, we will keep an eye out for the arrival of spring flowers and other harbingers of spring.  This route is quite rocky in places with stairs.  The Trail may be wet and muddy around Cotrill Lake. We will be taking stairs down to the viewing platform and the waterfall. Total distance is around 8 km.  This hike may take 3 hours to complete.  Pack snacks and drinks accordingly.

  • Spring Ephemeral Hike Series: Woodford Escarpment
    1:30 PM-3:30 PM
    04/19/2024

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Sydenham
    Category: Botany Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Woodford Community Centre Parking Lot

    Hike Leader(s): Jeannine Kralt Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Leisurely: 3 km/h or less
    Terrain: Moderate: Some hills and/or poor footing
    Distance: 4km

    Description

    The second in our series of spring ephemeral hikes – Woodford Escarpment has a wide variety of spring ephemerals, including both native Dicentra species, Bloodroot, Trout Lilies, Wild Ginger and Violets, amongst others. We’ll see what we can find. We’ll be completing a loop including the Woodford Escarpment Side Trail. Portions of this trail are quite rocky, with some up and downhill sections – good footwear is a must. There is an optional bypass of a stretch through a notable crevice.

    This leisurely hike will be a classic Discovery Hike, with a focus on spring wildflowers – participants are encouraged to ask questions, and we’ll briefly stop to look at things we find. This section also has interesting geology, which can briefly be discussed if participants are interested. Photographers welcome. There is a chance that this hike might be moved slightly, given the warmer end to winter this year (it’s been hard to predict timing). Participants will be contacted in advance if that is to be the case.

    This hike also appears in Ron Savage’s book Exploring Sydenham – sufficient time will be available to locate the code.

    Carpooling encouraged – get in touch with the hike leader if you are in need of a ride. Please plan to arrive 15 minutes in advance of the start time. An email confirming conditions will be sent out in advance of the hike. Please contact Jeannine via the hike leader contact form should there be any questions or concerns.

  • Afternoon Hike – Crawford Lake (reservation required)
    4:30 PM-6:00 PM
    04/19/2024

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Afternoon/Evening Hikes
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at 4:15 pm in the first parking lot at Crawford Lake.

    Hike Leader(s): Karen Bergmann Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 5 kms

    Description

    We will hike the loop around the park, which includes both side trails and main trail.

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  • Paid Outing Urban Fort to Fort FIRST DAY ONLY April 20, 2024
    6:45 AM-3:00 PM
    04/20/2024

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Urban
    Location (Google Maps):

    Kingsbridge Park, Niagara Parkway, Niagara Falls, ON

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Easy
    Distance: 27km

    Description

    This is a self led hike.

    Meet at Kingsbridge Park at 6:45 a.m. You will be bussed to Fort George.  Hike from Fort George to Kingsbridge Park , approximately 27 km. Small hills involved but mostly paved paths with some road walking.  2 checkpoints along the way.  This hike is for hikers who are only going to do Day 1 of the Fort to Fort.

    Masks are optional on buses.

    Registration is $50 for one day. Fee includes bus and checkpoints .

     

    Event Co-ordinator: Lauren Doig, ldoig52@gmail.com

  • Paid Outing Event Hikes Fort to Fort ENTIRE 2 DAY, April 20, 21, 2024
    6:45 AM-3:00 PM
    04/20/2024

    This is a Multi-Day Hike

    You are signing up for the following dates and times:

    2024-04-20 at 06:45
    2024-04-21 at 06:45

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Event Hikes
    Location (Google Maps):

    Kingsbridge Park, Chippawa, Ont

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Easy
    Distance: 57 km

    Description

    This is a self led hike
    Hike the entire length of the Niagara Parkway, from Fort George to Fort Erie, over two days.  Enjoy approximately 27 KM each day of beautiful river scenery.  Small hills involved but mostly paved paths with some road walking.

    *****Currently, the bridge at Black Creek (Day 2 of hike) is under repair and expected to open by April 26th.  If that is the case, then there will be a 3 km reroute on the 2nd day, making Day 2 30 km.

    Meet at Kingsbridge Park each day at 6:45. You will be bussed to starting point each day.

    Masks are optional on buses.

    Registration is $65 (members) or $75 (non-members). Fee includes bus, checkpoints and badge.

    Event Coordinator: Lauren Doig, ldoig52@gmail.com

  • Peninsula in 6 Challenger Series A Hike #1 Bluewater Park to Jones Bluff
    7:00 AM
    04/20/2024

    Hike open to BTC Members only.

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Peninsula

    Location (Google Maps): Jones Bluff Roadside Parking, Boundary Road
    Capacity: 4
    Coordinates: 44.877725, -81.071134

    Hike Leader(s): Margaret O’Dell Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Distance: 32.1 Km

    Description

    Hike #1 of 6 Bluewater Park to Jones Bluff

    Peninsula in 6 Challenger Series
    Complete 162.4 km section from Wiarton to Tobermory in 6 hikes.

    • You must sign up for EACH hike individually. The series is spread-out over 2 weeks, and 3 weekends. You are not automatically accepted into either series as a whole.
    • This hike series is intended for experienced distance hikers only. Hikers must demonstrate recent experience completing hikes exceeding 25 km over difficult terrain and at a brisk pace;
    • If a hiker is unable to keep pace with the group, or finds the distance too challenging, their future hike registrations may be canceled by the hike leader
    • Be very aware of your ability to join this series.
    • Hikes will average 4.5 km per hour including breaks, moving pace is 5 km per hour;
    • Expect to be on-trail for 7 – 9 hours;
    • Meeting time is scheduled for 7:00am; arrive no later than 15 minutes prior to the meeting time;
    • Hikers must carry sufficient hydration, accessible snacks, lunch, first-aid kit, rain gear, extra socks, and possibly protective boot covers (i.e. bags);
    • Hikers will be expected to participate in shuttling hikers to the start and to drive shuttlers back to their car. Responsibility will be shared equally;
    • Any applicable parking fees will be shared within the group.
  • Paid Outing  Dufferin End to End Fundraiser Hike for the Stained Glass Badge – 3 concurrent days – April 20, 21, 22, 2024
    8:00 AM-2:00 PM
    04/20/2024

    This is a Multi-Day Hike

    You are signing up for the following dates and times:

    2024-04-20 at 08:00
    2024-04-21 at
    2024-04-22 at

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia, Dufferin Hi-Land
    Category: Special Event
    Location (Google Maps): Dufferin Hi-Land End to End
    April 20/24 – 17km Meet in front of the Lavender Cemetery (Capacity 10 vehicles) Car shuttle to Roadside pkg on 15 Sideroad at Prince of Wales Rd (Cap 7 vehicles)
    44.172483, -80.157538
    April 21/24 – 17.3km Meet on roadside parking 15 Sideroad and Prince of Wales as above and car shuttle to Roadside parking on 1st Line East below 5 Sideroad (Cap 5)
    44.119199, -80.112593
    April 22/24 – 20km Meet at the Mono Community Centre (Cap 40) 44.026195, -80.071516 Car shuttle to 1st Line East as above (Cap 5)

    Hike Leader(s): Ruth Moffatt Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Brisk – 4 to 5 km/hr, Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Dependent on Conditions, Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing, Slippery and Steep Sections, Slippery Sections Likely
    Distance: 17-20km per day

    Description

    This is a special series of  3  hikes to complete the Dufferin Hi-Land section of the Bruce Trail.  The organization, guidance, logistics and the Yellow Lady Slipper  stained glass badge is included in your fee which is non-refundable. Proceeds support the Dufferin Hi-Land Bruce Trail Club which in turn supports the Bruce Trail Conservancy mission to “Preserving a ribbon of wilderness, for everyone, forever.”

    Please note that you are signing up for the entire series of 3 hikes as a Group Hike. The Dufferin Hi-Land  in 3  is geared to experienced distance hikers with the expectation of a 3  to 5.0 km/ hr. pace maintained over a 15km plus day.  The section is approximately 55km km so daily distances are based on available parking. No dropout points have been established and therefore hikers who must drop out, will be responsible for their own transportation back to their vehicle. Please note that transportation back to your vehicle is very limited in this section.  Please be honest about your hiking abilities. We will hike at a steady pace but there will be plenty of time to take pictures and to enjoy the flora and fauna.  This particular set of 3 hikes is intended to be Medium/BriskPlease be honest about your degree of physical fitness and ability prior to registration. It is a group hike so it is important you are able to keep pace with the person in front of you.

    Attire and Daily Hikes. 

    Hikers will be expected to be wearing proper hiking boots and layered clothing with the expectation of cool and possible wet weather.  Sufficient food and water for a full day of hiking is required as well as hiking poles (if you use them), and wet weather gear is strongly recommended. Bug spray and sun screen as you require. Clothing adjustments, bio-breaks are as needed. Please let the sweep person know and they will wait for you. A morning break around 10am and a 10-15 minute on-trail lunch break will be scheduled. An afternoon break will be based on our expected finish time. Depending on weather conditions, these times may vary. Everyone must carry a First Aid kit.

    Missing Hikes/Making-up Hike

    Since this is a 3 day hike, it is expected that everyone registered will plan to attend all three days. Since this is a car shuttle hike, please ensure your vehicle is car shuttle ready. All participants will be expected to take turns either driving to the start or driving the drivers back at the end of the day. Carpooling to our meeting spot with 2 people in the car is generally ok but if more than that, please let the hike leader know.

    Leave No Trace

    Please remember, like all hikes, this is a Leave No Trace hike. Pack out whatever you pack in. Do not toss anything onto or into any sections of the trail. We will also try to leave the trail better than we found it so we will be collecting trail trash we might see along the way.

    Daily

    We meet for each hike by at least 7:45am each day with the hope that we can leave as soon as everyone has arrived and no later than 8am.  This meeting locations are indicated above.  The schedule is subject to change.

  • Car Hike Car Hike: Wilder Forest Uxbridge
    8:15 AM-1:30 PM
    04/20/2024

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    Hosting Club: Toronto
    Category: Car Hike
    Location (Google Maps): 2499 Brock Road, Uxbridge, ON there is a free parking when you enter the road off brock road beside Horse training facility

    Hike Leader(s): Mohammad Aghamiri Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Moderate
    Terrain: Hilly, Variable
    Distance: 14-17 km

    Description

    We will explore Wilder forest and  the beautiful scenery of Uxbridge forests.

  • Paid Outing  Dufferin Hi-Land Stained Glass Badge Fundraiser Hike – Weekend E2E in 3
    8:30 AM-3:00 AM
    04/20/2024

    This is a Multi-Day Hike

    You are signing up for the following dates and times:

    2024-04-20 at 08:30
    2024-04-27 at 08:30
    2024-05-04 at 08:30

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia, Dufferin Hi-Land
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps):

    Hike Leader(s): Freddy Wang Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Brisk – 4 to 5 km/hr, Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing, Strenuous – Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing
    Distance: Varies – 17-20 km per day

    Description

    This is a special series of 3 hikes (April 20, April 27, and May 4) proceeding northbound to complete the Dufferin Hi-Land section of the Bruce Trail. The organization, guidance, logistics and the Yellow Lady Slipper stained glass badge is included in your fee which is non-refundable. Proceeds support the Dufferin Hi-Land Bruce Trail Club which in turn supports the Bruce Trail Conservancy mission to “Preserving a ribbon of wilderness, for everyone, forever.”

    The Dufferin Hi-Land in 3 is geared to experienced distance hikers with the expectation of a 3 to 5 km/hr pace maintained over a 17 km to 20 km day.  The section is approximately 55 km km so daily distances are based on available parking. No dropout points have been established and therefore hikers who must drop out, will be responsible for their own transportation back to their vehicle. Please note that transportation back to your vehicle is very limited in this section.

    This particular set of 3 hikes is intended to be Medium/Brisk.  Please be honest about your degree of physical fitness and ability prior to registration. It is a group hike so it is important you are able to keep pace with the person in front of you.

    Hikers will be expected to be wearing proper hiking boots and layered clothing with the expectation of cool and possible wet weather.  Sufficient food and water for a full day of hiking is required as well as hiking poles (if you use them), and wet weather gear is strongly recommended.

    Missing Hikes/Making-up Hike

    Since this is a 3-day hike, it is expected that everyone registered will plan to attend all three days.

    TRANSPORTATION

    Since this is a car shuttle hike, please ensure your vehicle is car shuttle ready. All participants will be expected to take turns either driving to the start or driving the drivers back at the end of the day. Carpooling to our meeting spot with 2 people in the car is generally ok but if more than that, please let the hike leader know.

    April 20 (20km):

    Meet at the Mono Community Centre (Cap 40) 44.026195, -80.071516

    Car shuttle to 1st Line East (Cap 5) 44.119199, -80.112593

     

    April 27 (17.3km):

    Meet on roadside parking 15 Sideroad and Prince of Wales (Cap 7) 44.172483, -80.157538

    Car shuttle to Roadside parking on 1st Line East below 5 Sideroad (Cap 5) 44.119199, -80.112593

    May 4 (17km):

    Meet in front of the Lavender Cemetery (Capacity 10)

    Car shuttle to Roadside pkg on 15 Sideroad at Prince of Wales Rd (Cap 7)
    44.172483, -80.157538

  • Paid Outing Bus Hike Bus Hike: Hill Fun in Hockley Valley and Mono Cliffs
    8:30 AM-6:00 PM
    04/20/2024

    Trip Information
    Departure Time: 08:30
    Return to City Time: 18:00
    Departure Point: York Mills Bus Pickup

    Click here for more information or to register

    Optional Items

    Hosting Club: Toronto, Caledon Hills, Dufferin Hi-Land
    Category: Bus Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Hockley Valley and Mono Cliffs

    Hike Leader(s): Martina Furrer, Roland Mark, Leonora Rochwerger and Tim Wainwright Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Fast, Moderate
    Terrain: Hilly, Variable
    Distance: Fast (18 km), moderate (13 km)

    Description

    Join us for an awesome hike with great views and fun hills. We will split into two groups and hike north from Hockley Valley to the Split Rock Side Trail. Moderate group will hike about 13 km. Fast group will hike about 18 km. Refreshments after if time allows.

    Bus departs 10 York Mills Rd at 8:3o AM, and should be back in the city by 6 PM.

  • General Hike Spring Grind 2024 Hike Series: Hike 3 of 5 – Hockley Valley
    9:00 AM-3:00 PM
    04/20/2024

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Meeting point at Bruce Trail Parking 44, Mono 5 Sideroad

    Hike Leader(s): Gilles Gagnon Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Brisk, Medium
    Terrain: Slippery and Steep Sections, Strenuous
    Distance: 17 km

    Description

    This is the third of five “small group” hikes from March through to June, progressively increasing in both length and total ascent. We’ll start with a 19 km/450 meter ascent hike, progressing to 25 km with up to approximately 1000 meters of ascent over the 4 month period. By its nature, these hikes will suit experienced hikers who want to up their game.   In this hike, we’ll shuttle to the BTC parking area on the east side of 1st line EHS  and hike back to our meet point,  up  and out of Hockley Valley.  Icers may be required due to steep icy sections.  Have them available  just in case.

  • Black Ash Creek ST Fern Crevice loop
    9:00 AM
    04/20/2024

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Blue Mountains
    Category: Register in person the morning of hike.
    Location (Google Maps): Hike meets in the parking lot behind Tim Hortons on First St. in Collingwood.

    Hike Leader(s): Mary Jane McIntyre Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Leisurely – 3 km/hr. or less
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 6 km

    Description

    We will drive to the Black Ash Creek Side Trail parking lot on the 2nd Line
    (Parking fee: $10). This will be a hike to recognize and celebrate our Indigenous
    peoples. We will start on this new side trail and then pick up the white blazed trail in the
    Petun Conservation Area. We will continue along until we cross the road at the Russ
    McConnell Side Trail. Following the side trail we reconnect with the white blazed trail
    taking us around the escarpment to take in all the views. We will continue on to the
    John Haigh Side Trail.There will be a little hiking on the road to get back to the cars.
    Bring a snack and water.

  • NEW DATE Spring Ephemeral Hike Series: Massie Forest
    9:30 AM-11:30 AM
    04/20/2024

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Sydenham
    Category: Botany Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Massie Hills Management Area parking lot off of Concession Road 6S (South of Sideroad 6)

    Hike Leader(s): Jeannine Kralt Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Leisurely: 3 km/h or less
    Terrain: Easy: Mostly flat and good footing.
    Distance: Upwards of 5km+

    Description

    The first in our series of spring ephemeral hikes – Massie Forest has a notable population of Hepatica, Spring Beauty, Trout Lilies and White Trillium amongst others. We’ll see what we can find. We’ll be hiking part of the Spey River Side Trail, and possibly small portions of the main trail. These sections are relatively easy strolls (fairly flat).

    This leisurely hike will be a classic Discovery Hike, with a focus on spring wildflowers – participants are encouraged to ask questions, and we’ll briefly stop to look at things we find. Photographers welcome. There is a chance that this hike might be moved slightly, given the warmer end to winter this year (it’s been hard to predict timing). Participants will be contacted in advance if that is to be the case.

    This hike also appears in Ron Savage’s book Exploring Sydenham – sufficient time will be available to locate the code.

    Carpooling encouraged – get in touch with the hike leader if you are in need of a ride. Please plan to arrive 15 minutes in advance of the start time. An email confirming conditions will be sent out in advance of the hike. Please contact Jeannine via the hike leader contact form should there be any questions or concerns.

  • General Hike 7 Rivers Hike Series – #2 of 7 – Nottawasaga River
    9:30 AM-1:00 PM
    04/20/2024

    Hike open to BTC Members only.

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): BTC parking Lot west of the Black Birch Restaurant on Hockley Road.

    Hike Leader(s): Margery Cruise Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 13.1 km

    Description

    We will walk along the Hockley Road Side Trail, then climb north on the main trial and follow the Tom East Side Trail. We turn right and head north along the main trail to the Isabel East Trail which we follow in a loop back to the Main Trail. Then, we hike north to the far end of Cam Snell Side Trail and follow this Side Trail back to the main trail. From there, we follow the main trail back to Hockley Road ignoring the enticing side trails that we have already covered.

    This a badge hike – if you have done all 7 hikes, you have earned a badge.

  • Urban Walk Toronto Urban Badge Hike – 2 of 7
    10:00 AM-12:30 PM
    04/20/2024

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Toronto

    Location (Google Maps):

    Toronto, Ontario, Canada

    Hike Leader(s): Brian Rideout Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Moderate
    Terrain: Flat
    Distance: 10.9 km

    Description

    Please join me at the south east corner of Eglinton and Scarlett by 10 AM.  We will hike south on the Humber Recreational Trail to Lakeshore Blvd and Ellis (km 19.2 to km 8.3).  Here is an online map with km markings of our route for all 7 hikes for the Toronto Urban Badge.

    Please make sure you bring at least 2 liters of water, a lunch, bug spray and sunscreen.

  • The Great Wildflower Hunt
    10:00 AM-1:00 PM
    04/20/2024

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Good Companions
    Location (Google Maps): Hilton Falls Conservation Area, 4985 Campbellville Rd., Milton

    Hike Leader(s): Anne Armstrong Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Leisurely – 3km/hr or less
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 9 – 10 km.

    Description

    Join us for this hike at Hilton Falls Conservation Area as we begin the annual search for early wildflowers. Hopefully we’ll spot some. Meet in the parking lot of Hilton Falls Conservation Area at 9:45 am. for a 10:00 am. start. Bring water, a snack and sunscreen as well as hiking poles if using. We will do a there and back/ loop hike taking us around the Beaver Meadows loop as well as a stop at the falls. A reservation through Halton Parks is required.
    Leader: Anne Armstrong

  • Nature Seekers Exploring Whitetail Refuge Nature Reserve
    1:00 PM-3:30 PM
    04/20/2024

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Caledon Hills
    Category: Nature Walks
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at the Mono Community Centre, 200 m south of Mono Centre (County Road 8). 44.026195, -80.071516

    Directions: From ON-10 head east onto Dufferin Rd. 8/Mono Centre Rd. for 6.0 km. The Community Centre is on the right.

    Hike Leader(s): Sandy Green Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Leisurely – 3 km/hour or less
    Terrain: Moderate – some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 5 kilometres

    Description

    Join with other friends of the Caledon Hills Club to leisurely explore the emergence of spring on our Whitetail Refuge Nature Reserve. Bring your choice of hydration and snacks. Sturdy footwear is highly recommended. This hike can be used towards earning the 60 for the 60th commemorative badge.

  • Urban Walk Urban Walk: Humber River to High Park
    2:30 PM-5:00 PM
    04/20/2024

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Toronto
    Category: Urban Walk
    Location (Google Maps): Old Mill Subway Station

    Hike Leader(s): Danny Pivnick Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Moderate
    Terrain: Flat
    Distance: 8 Kms

    Description

    Join us for an afternoon walk in Toronto’s West End.  Beginning at Old Mill subway station, we will make our way south following a part of the Humber River.  Upon reaching Lake Ontario, we will have a chance for some photos before crossing the beautiful Humber Bay Arch Bridge.   We will then follow the Waterfront Trail and head up into High Park where we will hopefully be able to enjoy the beginning of the short-lived Cherry Blossom season.  The walk will then end in High Park.

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    • Paid Outing Urban Fort to Fort FIRST DAY ONLY April 20, 2024
      6:45 AM-3:00 PM
      04/20/2024

      Click here for more information or to register

      Hosting Club: Niagara
      Category: Urban
      Location (Google Maps):

      Kingsbridge Park, Niagara Parkway, Niagara Falls, ON

      Pace: Medium
      Terrain: Easy
      Distance: 27km

      Description

      This is a self led hike.

      Meet at Kingsbridge Park at 6:45 a.m. You will be bussed to Fort George.  Hike from Fort George to Kingsbridge Park , approximately 27 km. Small hills involved but mostly paved paths with some road walking.  2 checkpoints along the way.  This hike is for hikers who are only going to do Day 1 of the Fort to Fort.

      Masks are optional on buses.

      Registration is $50 for one day. Fee includes bus and checkpoints .

       

      Event Co-ordinator: Lauren Doig, ldoig52@gmail.com

    • Paid Outing Event Hikes Fort to Fort ENTIRE 2 DAY, April 20, 21, 2024
      6:45 AM-3:00 PM
      04/20/2024

      This is a Multi-Day Hike

      You are signing up for the following dates and times:

      2024-04-20 at 06:45
      2024-04-21 at 06:45

      Click here for more information or to register

      Hosting Club: Niagara
      Category: Event Hikes
      Location (Google Maps):

      Kingsbridge Park, Chippawa, Ont

      Pace: Medium
      Terrain: Easy
      Distance: 57 km

      Description

      This is a self led hike
      Hike the entire length of the Niagara Parkway, from Fort George to Fort Erie, over two days.  Enjoy approximately 27 KM each day of beautiful river scenery.  Small hills involved but mostly paved paths with some road walking.

      *****Currently, the bridge at Black Creek (Day 2 of hike) is under repair and expected to open by April 26th.  If that is the case, then there will be a 3 km reroute on the 2nd day, making Day 2 30 km.

      Meet at Kingsbridge Park each day at 6:45. You will be bussed to starting point each day.

      Masks are optional on buses.

      Registration is $65 (members) or $75 (non-members). Fee includes bus, checkpoints and badge.

      Event Coordinator: Lauren Doig, ldoig52@gmail.com

    • Peninsula in 6 Challenger Series A Hike #1 Bluewater Park to Jones Bluff
      7:00 AM
      04/20/2024

      Hike open to BTC Members only.

      Click here for more information or to register

      Hosting Club: Peninsula

      Location (Google Maps): Jones Bluff Roadside Parking, Boundary Road
      Capacity: 4
      Coordinates: 44.877725, -81.071134

      Hike Leader(s): Margaret O’Dell Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Distance: 32.1 Km

      Description

      Hike #1 of 6 Bluewater Park to Jones Bluff

      Peninsula in 6 Challenger Series
      Complete 162.4 km section from Wiarton to Tobermory in 6 hikes.

      • You must sign up for EACH hike individually. The series is spread-out over 2 weeks, and 3 weekends. You are not automatically accepted into either series as a whole.
      • This hike series is intended for experienced distance hikers only. Hikers must demonstrate recent experience completing hikes exceeding 25 km over difficult terrain and at a brisk pace;
      • If a hiker is unable to keep pace with the group, or finds the distance too challenging, their future hike registrations may be canceled by the hike leader
      • Be very aware of your ability to join this series.
      • Hikes will average 4.5 km per hour including breaks, moving pace is 5 km per hour;
      • Expect to be on-trail for 7 – 9 hours;
      • Meeting time is scheduled for 7:00am; arrive no later than 15 minutes prior to the meeting time;
      • Hikers must carry sufficient hydration, accessible snacks, lunch, first-aid kit, rain gear, extra socks, and possibly protective boot covers (i.e. bags);
      • Hikers will be expected to participate in shuttling hikers to the start and to drive shuttlers back to their car. Responsibility will be shared equally;
      • Any applicable parking fees will be shared within the group.
    • Paid Outing  Dufferin End to End Fundraiser Hike for the Stained Glass Badge - 3 concurrent days - April 20, 21, 22, 2024
      8:00 AM-2:00 PM
      04/20/2024

      This is a Multi-Day Hike

      You are signing up for the following dates and times:

      2024-04-20 at 08:00
      2024-04-21 at
      2024-04-22 at

      Click here for more information or to register

      Hosting Club: Iroquoia, Dufferin Hi-Land
      Category: Special Event
      Location (Google Maps): Dufferin Hi-Land End to End
      April 20/24 – 17km Meet in front of the Lavender Cemetery (Capacity 10 vehicles) Car shuttle to Roadside pkg on 15 Sideroad at Prince of Wales Rd (Cap 7 vehicles)
      44.172483, -80.157538
      April 21/24 – 17.3km Meet on roadside parking 15 Sideroad and Prince of Wales as above and car shuttle to Roadside parking on 1st Line East below 5 Sideroad (Cap 5)
      44.119199, -80.112593
      April 22/24 – 20km Meet at the Mono Community Centre (Cap 40) 44.026195, -80.071516 Car shuttle to 1st Line East as above (Cap 5)

      Hike Leader(s): Ruth Moffatt Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Brisk – 4 to 5 km/hr, Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
      Terrain: Dependent on Conditions, Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing, Slippery and Steep Sections, Slippery Sections Likely
      Distance: 17-20km per day

      Description

      This is a special series of  3  hikes to complete the Dufferin Hi-Land section of the Bruce Trail.  The organization, guidance, logistics and the Yellow Lady Slipper  stained glass badge is included in your fee which is non-refundable. Proceeds support the Dufferin Hi-Land Bruce Trail Club which in turn supports the Bruce Trail Conservancy mission to “Preserving a ribbon of wilderness, for everyone, forever.”

      Please note that you are signing up for the entire series of 3 hikes as a Group Hike. The Dufferin Hi-Land  in 3  is geared to experienced distance hikers with the expectation of a 3  to 5.0 km/ hr. pace maintained over a 15km plus day.  The section is approximately 55km km so daily distances are based on available parking. No dropout points have been established and therefore hikers who must drop out, will be responsible for their own transportation back to their vehicle. Please note that transportation back to your vehicle is very limited in this section.  Please be honest about your hiking abilities. We will hike at a steady pace but there will be plenty of time to take pictures and to enjoy the flora and fauna.  This particular set of 3 hikes is intended to be Medium/BriskPlease be honest about your degree of physical fitness and ability prior to registration. It is a group hike so it is important you are able to keep pace with the person in front of you.

      Attire and Daily Hikes. 

      Hikers will be expected to be wearing proper hiking boots and layered clothing with the expectation of cool and possible wet weather.  Sufficient food and water for a full day of hiking is required as well as hiking poles (if you use them), and wet weather gear is strongly recommended. Bug spray and sun screen as you require. Clothing adjustments, bio-breaks are as needed. Please let the sweep person know and they will wait for you. A morning break around 10am and a 10-15 minute on-trail lunch break will be scheduled. An afternoon break will be based on our expected finish time. Depending on weather conditions, these times may vary. Everyone must carry a First Aid kit.

      Missing Hikes/Making-up Hike

      Since this is a 3 day hike, it is expected that everyone registered will plan to attend all three days. Since this is a car shuttle hike, please ensure your vehicle is car shuttle ready. All participants will be expected to take turns either driving to the start or driving the drivers back at the end of the day. Carpooling to our meeting spot with 2 people in the car is generally ok but if more than that, please let the hike leader know.

      Leave No Trace

      Please remember, like all hikes, this is a Leave No Trace hike. Pack out whatever you pack in. Do not toss anything onto or into any sections of the trail. We will also try to leave the trail better than we found it so we will be collecting trail trash we might see along the way.

      Daily

      We meet for each hike by at least 7:45am each day with the hope that we can leave as soon as everyone has arrived and no later than 8am.  This meeting locations are indicated above.  The schedule is subject to change.

    • Car Hike Car Hike: Wilder Forest Uxbridge
      8:15 AM-1:30 PM
      04/20/2024

      Click here for more information or to register

      Hosting Club: Toronto
      Category: Car Hike
      Location (Google Maps): 2499 Brock Road, Uxbridge, ON there is a free parking when you enter the road off brock road beside Horse training facility

      Hike Leader(s): Mohammad Aghamiri Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Moderate
      Terrain: Hilly, Variable
      Distance: 14-17 km

      Description

      We will explore Wilder forest and  the beautiful scenery of Uxbridge forests.

    • Paid Outing  Dufferin Hi-Land Stained Glass Badge Fundraiser Hike - Weekend E2E in 3
      8:30 AM-3:00 AM
      04/20/2024

      This is a Multi-Day Hike

      You are signing up for the following dates and times:

      2024-04-20 at 08:30
      2024-04-27 at 08:30
      2024-05-04 at 08:30

      Click here for more information or to register

      Hosting Club: Iroquoia, Dufferin Hi-Land
      Category: General Hike
      Location (Google Maps):

      Hike Leader(s): Freddy Wang Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Brisk – 4 to 5 km/hr, Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
      Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing, Strenuous – Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing
      Distance: Varies – 17-20 km per day

      Description

      This is a special series of 3 hikes (April 20, April 27, and May 4) proceeding northbound to complete the Dufferin Hi-Land section of the Bruce Trail. The organization, guidance, logistics and the Yellow Lady Slipper stained glass badge is included in your fee which is non-refundable. Proceeds support the Dufferin Hi-Land Bruce Trail Club which in turn supports the Bruce Trail Conservancy mission to “Preserving a ribbon of wilderness, for everyone, forever.”

      The Dufferin Hi-Land in 3 is geared to experienced distance hikers with the expectation of a 3 to 5 km/hr pace maintained over a 17 km to 20 km day.  The section is approximately 55 km km so daily distances are based on available parking. No dropout points have been established and therefore hikers who must drop out, will be responsible for their own transportation back to their vehicle. Please note that transportation back to your vehicle is very limited in this section.

      This particular set of 3 hikes is intended to be Medium/Brisk.  Please be honest about your degree of physical fitness and ability prior to registration. It is a group hike so it is important you are able to keep pace with the person in front of you.

      Hikers will be expected to be wearing proper hiking boots and layered clothing with the expectation of cool and possible wet weather.  Sufficient food and water for a full day of hiking is required as well as hiking poles (if you use them), and wet weather gear is strongly recommended.

      Missing Hikes/Making-up Hike

      Since this is a 3-day hike, it is expected that everyone registered will plan to attend all three days.

      TRANSPORTATION

      Since this is a car shuttle hike, please ensure your vehicle is car shuttle ready. All participants will be expected to take turns either driving to the start or driving the drivers back at the end of the day. Carpooling to our meeting spot with 2 people in the car is generally ok but if more than that, please let the hike leader know.

      April 20 (20km):

      Meet at the Mono Community Centre (Cap 40) 44.026195, -80.071516

      Car shuttle to 1st Line East (Cap 5) 44.119199, -80.112593

       

      April 27 (17.3km):

      Meet on roadside parking 15 Sideroad and Prince of Wales (Cap 7) 44.172483, -80.157538

      Car shuttle to Roadside parking on 1st Line East below 5 Sideroad (Cap 5) 44.119199, -80.112593

      May 4 (17km):

      Meet in front of the Lavender Cemetery (Capacity 10)

      Car shuttle to Roadside pkg on 15 Sideroad at Prince of Wales Rd (Cap 7)
      44.172483, -80.157538

    • Paid Outing Bus Hike Bus Hike: Hill Fun in Hockley Valley and Mono Cliffs
      8:30 AM-6:00 PM
      04/20/2024

      Trip Information
      Departure Time: 08:30
      Return to City Time: 18:00
      Departure Point: York Mills Bus Pickup

      Click here for more information or to register

      Optional Items

      Hosting Club: Toronto, Caledon Hills, Dufferin Hi-Land
      Category: Bus Hike
      Location (Google Maps): Hockley Valley and Mono Cliffs

      Hike Leader(s): Martina Furrer, Roland Mark, Leonora Rochwerger and Tim Wainwright Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Fast, Moderate
      Terrain: Hilly, Variable
      Distance: Fast (18 km), moderate (13 km)

      Description

      Join us for an awesome hike with great views and fun hills. We will split into two groups and hike north from Hockley Valley to the Split Rock Side Trail. Moderate group will hike about 13 km. Fast group will hike about 18 km. Refreshments after if time allows.

      Bus departs 10 York Mills Rd at 8:3o AM, and should be back in the city by 6 PM.

    • General Hike Spring Grind 2024 Hike Series: Hike 3 of 5 - Hockley Valley
      9:00 AM-3:00 PM
      04/20/2024

      Click here for more information or to register

      Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land
      Category: General Hike
      Location (Google Maps): Meeting point at Bruce Trail Parking 44, Mono 5 Sideroad

      Hike Leader(s): Gilles Gagnon Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Brisk, Medium
      Terrain: Slippery and Steep Sections, Strenuous
      Distance: 17 km

      Description

      This is the third of five “small group” hikes from March through to June, progressively increasing in both length and total ascent. We’ll start with a 19 km/450 meter ascent hike, progressing to 25 km with up to approximately 1000 meters of ascent over the 4 month period. By its nature, these hikes will suit experienced hikers who want to up their game.   In this hike, we’ll shuttle to the BTC parking area on the east side of 1st line EHS  and hike back to our meet point,  up  and out of Hockley Valley.  Icers may be required due to steep icy sections.  Have them available  just in case.

    • Black Ash Creek ST Fern Crevice loop
      9:00 AM
      04/20/2024

      Click here for more information or to register

      Hosting Club: Blue Mountains
      Category: Register in person the morning of hike.
      Location (Google Maps): Hike meets in the parking lot behind Tim Hortons on First St. in Collingwood.

      Hike Leader(s): Mary Jane McIntyre Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Leisurely – 3 km/hr. or less
      Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
      Distance: 6 km

      Description

      We will drive to the Black Ash Creek Side Trail parking lot on the 2nd Line
      (Parking fee: $10). This will be a hike to recognize and celebrate our Indigenous
      peoples. We will start on this new side trail and then pick up the white blazed trail in the
      Petun Conservation Area. We will continue along until we cross the road at the Russ
      McConnell Side Trail. Following the side trail we reconnect with the white blazed trail
      taking us around the escarpment to take in all the views. We will continue on to the
      John Haigh Side Trail.There will be a little hiking on the road to get back to the cars.
      Bring a snack and water.

    • NEW DATE Spring Ephemeral Hike Series: Massie Forest
      9:30 AM-11:30 AM
      04/20/2024

      Click here for more information or to register

      Hosting Club: Sydenham
      Category: Botany Hike
      Location (Google Maps): Massie Hills Management Area parking lot off of Concession Road 6S (South of Sideroad 6)

      Hike Leader(s): Jeannine Kralt Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Leisurely: 3 km/h or less
      Terrain: Easy: Mostly flat and good footing.
      Distance: Upwards of 5km+

      Description

      The first in our series of spring ephemeral hikes – Massie Forest has a notable population of Hepatica, Spring Beauty, Trout Lilies and White Trillium amongst others. We’ll see what we can find. We’ll be hiking part of the Spey River Side Trail, and possibly small portions of the main trail. These sections are relatively easy strolls (fairly flat).

      This leisurely hike will be a classic Discovery Hike, with a focus on spring wildflowers – participants are encouraged to ask questions, and we’ll briefly stop to look at things we find. Photographers welcome. There is a chance that this hike might be moved slightly, given the warmer end to winter this year (it’s been hard to predict timing). Participants will be contacted in advance if that is to be the case.

      This hike also appears in Ron Savage’s book Exploring Sydenham – sufficient time will be available to locate the code.

      Carpooling encouraged – get in touch with the hike leader if you are in need of a ride. Please plan to arrive 15 minutes in advance of the start time. An email confirming conditions will be sent out in advance of the hike. Please contact Jeannine via the hike leader contact form should there be any questions or concerns.

    • General Hike 7 Rivers Hike Series - #2 of 7 - Nottawasaga River
      9:30 AM-1:00 PM
      04/20/2024

      Hike open to BTC Members only.

      Click here for more information or to register

      Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land
      Category: General Hike
      Location (Google Maps): BTC parking Lot west of the Black Birch Restaurant on Hockley Road.

      Hike Leader(s): Margery Cruise Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Medium
      Terrain: Moderate
      Distance: 13.1 km

      Description

      We will walk along the Hockley Road Side Trail, then climb north on the main trial and follow the Tom East Side Trail. We turn right and head north along the main trail to the Isabel East Trail which we follow in a loop back to the Main Trail. Then, we hike north to the far end of Cam Snell Side Trail and follow this Side Trail back to the main trail. From there, we follow the main trail back to Hockley Road ignoring the enticing side trails that we have already covered.

      This a badge hike – if you have done all 7 hikes, you have earned a badge.

    • Urban Walk Toronto Urban Badge Hike - 2 of 7
      10:00 AM-12:30 PM
      04/20/2024

      Click here for more information or to register

      Hosting Club: Toronto

      Location (Google Maps):

      Toronto, Ontario, Canada

      Hike Leader(s): Brian Rideout Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Moderate
      Terrain: Flat
      Distance: 10.9 km

      Description

      Please join me at the south east corner of Eglinton and Scarlett by 10 AM.  We will hike south on the Humber Recreational Trail to Lakeshore Blvd and Ellis (km 19.2 to km 8.3).  Here is an online map with km markings of our route for all 7 hikes for the Toronto Urban Badge.

      Please make sure you bring at least 2 liters of water, a lunch, bug spray and sunscreen.

    • The Great Wildflower Hunt
      10:00 AM-1:00 PM
      04/20/2024

      Click here for more information or to register

      Hosting Club: Iroquoia
      Category: Good Companions
      Location (Google Maps): Hilton Falls Conservation Area, 4985 Campbellville Rd., Milton

      Hike Leader(s): Anne Armstrong Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Leisurely – 3km/hr or less
      Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
      Distance: 9 – 10 km.

      Description

      Join us for this hike at Hilton Falls Conservation Area as we begin the annual search for early wildflowers. Hopefully we’ll spot some. Meet in the parking lot of Hilton Falls Conservation Area at 9:45 am. for a 10:00 am. start. Bring water, a snack and sunscreen as well as hiking poles if using. We will do a there and back/ loop hike taking us around the Beaver Meadows loop as well as a stop at the falls. A reservation through Halton Parks is required.
      Leader: Anne Armstrong

    • Nature Seekers Exploring Whitetail Refuge Nature Reserve
      1:00 PM-3:30 PM
      04/20/2024

      Click here for more information or to register

      Hosting Club: Caledon Hills
      Category: Nature Walks
      Location (Google Maps): Meet at the Mono Community Centre, 200 m south of Mono Centre (County Road 8). 44.026195, -80.071516

      Directions: From ON-10 head east onto Dufferin Rd. 8/Mono Centre Rd. for 6.0 km. The Community Centre is on the right.

      Hike Leader(s): Sandy Green Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Leisurely – 3 km/hour or less
      Terrain: Moderate – some hills and/or some poor footing
      Distance: 5 kilometres

      Description

      Join with other friends of the Caledon Hills Club to leisurely explore the emergence of spring on our Whitetail Refuge Nature Reserve. Bring your choice of hydration and snacks. Sturdy footwear is highly recommended. This hike can be used towards earning the 60 for the 60th commemorative badge.

    • Urban Walk Urban Walk: Humber River to High Park
      2:30 PM-5:00 PM
      04/20/2024

      Click here for more information or to register

      Hosting Club: Toronto
      Category: Urban Walk
      Location (Google Maps): Old Mill Subway Station

      Hike Leader(s): Danny Pivnick Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Moderate
      Terrain: Flat
      Distance: 8 Kms

      Description

      Join us for an afternoon walk in Toronto’s West End.  Beginning at Old Mill subway station, we will make our way south following a part of the Humber River.  Upon reaching Lake Ontario, we will have a chance for some photos before crossing the beautiful Humber Bay Arch Bridge.   We will then follow the Waterfront Trail and head up into High Park where we will hopefully be able to enjoy the beginning of the short-lived Cherry Blossom season.  The walk will then end in High Park.

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  • Paid Outing Event Hikes Fort to Fort SECOND DAY ONLY April 21, 2024
    6:45 AM-3:00 PM
    04/21/2024

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Event Hikes
    Location (Google Maps):

    Kingsbridge Park, Chippawa, Ontario

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Easy
    Distance: 30.5 km ( could be 27 km if bridge at Black Creek is open)

    Description

    This is a self led hike.
    Meet at Kingsbridge Park at 6:45.  You will be bussed to Old Fort Erie.  Hike back to Kingsbridge Park from Old Fort Erie.  Terrain is flat with mostly  paved paths. At present, the bridge at Black Creek is under repair and scheduled to reopen on April 26th  so there is a 3 km reroute, making the distance 30.5 km.  If the bridge is repaired by April 21st, then route will be around 27 km.    There are 2 checkpoints along the way.

    Masks are optional on buses.

    Registration is $50. (members) , $60 (non-members) for 1 day.   Fee includes bus and checkpoints .

     

    Event Coordinator: Lauren Doig, ldoig52@gmail.com

  • Peninsula in 6 Challenger Series A Hike #2 Jones Bluff to Rush Cove
    7:00 AM
    04/21/2024

    Hike open to BTC Members only.

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Peninsula

    Location (Google Maps): Rush Cove Parking Lot
    Capacity: 10
    Coordinates: 44.958806, -81.143985

    Hike Leader(s): Margaret O’Dell Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Fast
    Terrain: Difficult
    Distance: 27.7 Km

    Description

    Hike #2 of 6 Jones Bluff to Rush Cove

    Peninsula in 6 Challenger Series
    Complete 162.4 km section from Wiarton to Tobermory in 6 hikes.

    • You must sign up for EACH hike individually. The series is spread-out over 2 weeks, and 3 weekends. You are not automatically accepted into either series as a whole.
    • This hike series is intended for experienced distance hikers only. Hikers must demonstrate recent experience completing hikes exceeding 25 km over difficult terrain and at a brisk pace;
    • If a hiker is unable to keep pace with the group, or finds the distance too challenging, their future hike registrations may be canceled by the hike leader.
    • Be very aware of your ability to join this series.
    • Hikes will average 4.5 km per hour including breaks, moving pace is 5 km per hour;
    • Expect to be on-trail for 7 – 9 hours;
    • Meeting time is scheduled for 7:00am; arrive no later than 15 minutes prior to the meeting time;
    • Hikers must carry sufficient hydration, accessible snacks, lunch, first-aid kit, rain gear, extra socks, and possibly protective boot covers (i.e. bags);
    • Hikers will be expected to participate in shuttling hikers to the start and to drive shuttlers back to their car. Responsibility will be shared equally;
    • Any applicable parking fees will be shared within the group.
  • Paid Outing Bus Hike TBTC Annual General Meeting – Biodiversity Hike / Nature Photography Hike / Hike with Peter Around The Centre – From Kipling Station
    8:30 AM-4:45 PM
    04/21/2024

    Trip Information
    Departure Time: 08:30
    Return to City Time: 16:45
    Departure Point: Kipling Departure Point

    Click here for more information or to register

    Optional Items
    Nature Photography Hike w/ Marie-Josee and Nijole ($.01)
    Biodiversity Hike w/ KJ and Monica ($.01)
    Hike Around The Conservation Area w/ Peter ($.01)
    Bus Ride Only - I will Spend the time before the meeting independently. ($.01)

    Hosting Club: Toronto
    Category: Bus Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Kortright Centre for Conservation
    9550 Pine Valley Dr
    Woodbridge ON L4H 2Z6

    Hike Leader(s): KJ Chong; Nijole Mockevicius; Monica Pasquali; Peter Leeney; Marie-Josée Roy; Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Leisurely, Moderate
    Terrain: Variable
    Distance: n/a

    Description

    Please join us for a morning hike around the Kortright Centre for Conservation. After the hike, we will arrive at the Kortright Centre for lunch before the AGM starts.

    Three hikes will be offered:

    • Biodiversity Hike – Join us for a 3-4 km hike to learn about the importance of local areas like Kortright Conservation Area and the Bruce Trail, the 7 principles of “Leave No Trace”, and all the organisms around us. Come to share your knowledge and learn from others!

     

    • Nature Photography Hike – Join our Club’s hike leader Nijole Mockevicius, an avid photographer. Nijole will be discussing – together with the participants – and applying basic camera techniques for the most common nature images taken along the trails. Bring your DSLR camera, iPad, iPhone, or other devices.

     

    • Hike with Andrew – Join Peter Leeney for an intermediate 7.7 km perimeter loop hike on all of the Kortright Centre For Conservation trails. Some hills. Strong beginners welcome.

    Choose your preferred hike upon registration.

     

    Note that you must register separately for the AGM and Lunch on Eventbrite – https://rb.gy/ptjlov

  • Paid Outing Bus Hike TBTC Annual General Meeting – Biodiversity Hike / Nature Photography Hike / Hike with Peter Around The Centre – From York Mills Station
    8:30 AM-4:45 PM
    04/21/2024

    Trip Information
    Departure Time: 08:30
    Return to City Time: 16:45
    Departure Point: York Mills Bus Pickup

    Click here for more information or to register

    Optional Items
    Nature Photography Hike w/ Marie-Josee and Nijole ($.01)
    Biodiversity Hike w/ KJ and Monica ($.01)
    Hike Around The Conservation Area w/ Peter ($.01)
    Bus Ride Only - I will Spend the time before the meeting independently. ($.01)

    Hosting Club: Toronto
    Category: Bus Hike
    Location (Google Maps):

    Kortright Centre for Conservation
    9550 Pine Valley Dr
    Woodbridge ON L4H 2Z6

    Hike Leader(s): KJ Chong; Nijole Mockevicius; Monica Pasquali; Peter Leeney; Marie-Josée Roy; Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Terrain: Variable
    Distance: n/a

    Description

    Please join us for a morning hike around the Kortright Centre for Conservation. After the hike, we will arrive at the Kortright Centre for lunch before the AGM starts.

    Three hikes will be offered:

    • Biodiversity Hike – Join us for a 3-4 km hike to learn about the importance of local areas like Kortright Conservation Area and the Bruce Trail, the 7 principles of “Leave No Trace”, and all the organisms around us. Come to share your knowledge and learn from others!

     

    • Nature Photography Hike – Join our Club’s hike leader Nijole Mockevicius, an avid photographer. Nijole will be discussing – together with the participants – and applying basic camera techniques for the most common nature images taken along the trails. Bring your DSLR camera, iPad, iPhone, or other devices.

     

    • Hike with Peter – Join Peter Leeney for an intermediate 7.7 km perimeter loop hike on all of the Kortright Centre For Conservation trails. Some hills. Strong beginners welcome.

    Choose your preferred hike upon registration. The bus from York Mills will proceed to the Kortright Centre where we will meet those who arrived from Kipling Station and you will join your chosen hike.

     

    Note that you must register separately for the AGM and Lunch on Eventbrite at: https://rb.gy/ptjlov

     

  • Car Hike TBTC AGM Car Hike Kortright
    9:00 AM-11:15 AM
    04/21/2024

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Toronto
    Category: Car Hike
    Location (Google Maps):

    Kortright Centre for Conservation

    Hike Leader(s): Frank Ye & Jen Zhang Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Moderate
    Terrain: Variable
    Distance: 9 KM

    Description

    Join us for a morning hike around the Kortright Centre for Conservation trails in Kleinberg before the club’s AGM in 2024. Meet Frank and Jen by the entrance to the visitor centre.

    Note that you must register separately for the AGM and Lunch on Eventbrite – https://rb.gy/ptjlov

  • Car Hike Car Hike: Toronto E2E in 4 and a biodiversity badge (2of4)
    9:00 AM-2:00 PM
    04/21/2024

    Hike open to BTC Members only.

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Toronto
    Category: Car Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Km 12.1, same as hike one on April 19.

    Hike Leader(s): Smadar Junkin Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Moderate
    Terrain: Hilly, Variable
    Distance: 15.2 km

    Description

    Second hike in the series. Please read about it on the hike calendar at April 19. We will shuttle to km 26.6 and hike back.  Note that this is the longest hike in the series and make sure that your accompanying child, if one is coming with you can handle the distance.

  • Speyside to Hilton Falls (E2E)
    9:30 AM-1:00 PM
    04/21/2024

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at Hilton Falls Conservation Area (reservation required).

    Hike Leader(s): Karen Bergmann Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Dependent on Conditions, Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 12 kms

    Description

    We will meet at Hilton Falls (reserve your time at conservationhalton.ca) and carpool to the Pear Tree parking lot at Speyside on 15 Side Road and hike back along the main Bruce Trail. There are some rocky sections.  At 12 kms, this is a long hike, so please wear hiking boots and bring water and a snack.

  • Urban Walk Toronto Urban Badge Hike – 3 of 7
    10:00 AM-1:00 PM
    04/21/2024

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Toronto
    Category: Urban Walk
    Location (Google Maps):

    Toronto, Ontario, Canada

    Hike Leader(s): Brian Rideout Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Moderate
    Terrain: Flat
    Distance: 10.4 km

    Description

    Please join me at the south west corner of Lakeshore Blvd West and Ellis by 10 AM.  We will hike east along the Waterfront Trail to the Distillery District (km 8.3 to km 71.4).  Here is an online map with km markings of our route for all 7 hikes for the Toronto Urban Badge.

    Please make sure you bring at least 2 liters of water, a lunch, bug spray and sunscreen.

  • Merrit island loop
    10:00 AM-12:00 PM
    04/21/2024

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Loop
    Location (Google Maps): Merritt Island Park. Up Cross Streete. Library on right. Keep going to end where park is.

    Hike Leader(s): Sylvia Wheeler Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Easy
    Distance: 10 km

    Description

  • 11:00 Taylor Property Nature Walk and Pull Party
    11:00 AM-12:30 PM
    04/21/2024

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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: In and Out
    Location (Google Maps): Taylor Property, Leonard Crescent, Lincoln, Beamsville, ON

    Hike Leader(s): Helen Hermansen Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Leisurely
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: about 3 km

    Description

    Welcome to my first Pull-Party! We will park on Leonard Crescent in Lincoln (south of Beamsville) to explore the Taylor Property. On the way in we will look at the spring ephemeral flowers and learn to recognize the two invasive plants, garlic mustard and greater celandine, which we will be pulling out on our return.

    The trail may be muddy so rubber boots are an option. Also bring gardening gloves and a snack to enjoy during the break.

    This is a beautiful section of the trail so we won’t work too hard!

    Note that the orange sap if the the greater celandine is irritating to skin and eyes, and both unpalatable and toxic if ingested; And it can stain your clothes. Much to learn about this plant.

  • Exploring Sydenham hike 2
    1:30 PM-3:30 PM
    04/21/2024

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    Hosting Club: Sydenham
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Meet in the north-east corner of the parking lot at Home Depot on Highway 26 on the east side of Owen Sound.

    Hike Leader(s): Bill Snel Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Leisurely: 3 km/h or less
    Terrain: Easy: Mostly flat and good footing.
    Distance: ~5 km

    Description

    We will carpool to do a loop hike of some of the Massie Forest trails. This is hike 2 in the book Exploring Sydenham. It has a secret to be located.

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    • Paid Outing Event Hikes Fort to Fort SECOND DAY ONLY April 21, 2024
      6:45 AM-3:00 PM
      04/21/2024

      Click here for more information or to register

      Hosting Club: Niagara
      Category: Event Hikes
      Location (Google Maps):

      Kingsbridge Park, Chippawa, Ontario

      Pace: Medium
      Terrain: Easy
      Distance: 30.5 km ( could be 27 km if bridge at Black Creek is open)

      Description

      This is a self led hike.
      Meet at Kingsbridge Park at 6:45.  You will be bussed to Old Fort Erie.  Hike back to Kingsbridge Park from Old Fort Erie.  Terrain is flat with mostly  paved paths. At present, the bridge at Black Creek is under repair and scheduled to reopen on April 26th  so there is a 3 km reroute, making the distance 30.5 km.  If the bridge is repaired by April 21st, then route will be around 27 km.    There are 2 checkpoints along the way.

      Masks are optional on buses.

      Registration is $50. (members) , $60 (non-members) for 1 day.   Fee includes bus and checkpoints .

       

      Event Coordinator: Lauren Doig, ldoig52@gmail.com

    • Peninsula in 6 Challenger Series A Hike #2 Jones Bluff to Rush Cove
      7:00 AM
      04/21/2024

      Hike open to BTC Members only.

      Click here for more information or to register

      Hosting Club: Peninsula

      Location (Google Maps): Rush Cove Parking Lot
      Capacity: 10
      Coordinates: 44.958806, -81.143985

      Hike Leader(s): Margaret O’Dell Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Fast
      Terrain: Difficult
      Distance: 27.7 Km

      Description

      Hike #2 of 6 Jones Bluff to Rush Cove

      Peninsula in 6 Challenger Series
      Complete 162.4 km section from Wiarton to Tobermory in 6 hikes.

      • You must sign up for EACH hike individually. The series is spread-out over 2 weeks, and 3 weekends. You are not automatically accepted into either series as a whole.
      • This hike series is intended for experienced distance hikers only. Hikers must demonstrate recent experience completing hikes exceeding 25 km over difficult terrain and at a brisk pace;
      • If a hiker is unable to keep pace with the group, or finds the distance too challenging, their future hike registrations may be canceled by the hike leader.
      • Be very aware of your ability to join this series.
      • Hikes will average 4.5 km per hour including breaks, moving pace is 5 km per hour;
      • Expect to be on-trail for 7 – 9 hours;
      • Meeting time is scheduled for 7:00am; arrive no later than 15 minutes prior to the meeting time;
      • Hikers must carry sufficient hydration, accessible snacks, lunch, first-aid kit, rain gear, extra socks, and possibly protective boot covers (i.e. bags);
      • Hikers will be expected to participate in shuttling hikers to the start and to drive shuttlers back to their car. Responsibility will be shared equally;
      • Any applicable parking fees will be shared within the group.
    • Paid Outing Bus Hike TBTC Annual General Meeting - Biodiversity Hike / Nature Photography Hike / Hike with Peter Around The Centre - From Kipling Station
      8:30 AM-4:45 PM
      04/21/2024

      Trip Information
      Departure Time: 08:30
      Return to City Time: 16:45
      Departure Point: Kipling Departure Point

      Click here for more information or to register

      Optional Items
      Nature Photography Hike w/ Marie-Josee and Nijole ($.01)
      Biodiversity Hike w/ KJ and Monica ($.01)
      Hike Around The Conservation Area w/ Peter ($.01)
      Bus Ride Only - I will Spend the time before the meeting independently. ($.01)

      Hosting Club: Toronto
      Category: Bus Hike
      Location (Google Maps): Kortright Centre for Conservation
      9550 Pine Valley Dr
      Woodbridge ON L4H 2Z6

      Hike Leader(s): KJ Chong; Nijole Mockevicius; Monica Pasquali; Peter Leeney; Marie-Josée Roy; Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Leisurely, Moderate
      Terrain: Variable
      Distance: n/a

      Description

      Please join us for a morning hike around the Kortright Centre for Conservation. After the hike, we will arrive at the Kortright Centre for lunch before the AGM starts.

      Three hikes will be offered:

      • Biodiversity Hike – Join us for a 3-4 km hike to learn about the importance of local areas like Kortright Conservation Area and the Bruce Trail, the 7 principles of “Leave No Trace”, and all the organisms around us. Come to share your knowledge and learn from others!

       

      • Nature Photography Hike – Join our Club’s hike leader Nijole Mockevicius, an avid photographer. Nijole will be discussing – together with the participants – and applying basic camera techniques for the most common nature images taken along the trails. Bring your DSLR camera, iPad, iPhone, or other devices.

       

      • Hike with Andrew – Join Peter Leeney for an intermediate 7.7 km perimeter loop hike on all of the Kortright Centre For Conservation trails. Some hills. Strong beginners welcome.

      Choose your preferred hike upon registration.

       

      Note that you must register separately for the AGM and Lunch on Eventbrite – https://rb.gy/ptjlov

    • Paid Outing Bus Hike TBTC Annual General Meeting - Biodiversity Hike / Nature Photography Hike / Hike with Peter Around The Centre - From York Mills Station
      8:30 AM-4:45 PM
      04/21/2024

      Trip Information
      Departure Time: 08:30
      Return to City Time: 16:45
      Departure Point: York Mills Bus Pickup

      Click here for more information or to register

      Optional Items
      Nature Photography Hike w/ Marie-Josee and Nijole ($.01)
      Biodiversity Hike w/ KJ and Monica ($.01)
      Hike Around The Conservation Area w/ Peter ($.01)
      Bus Ride Only - I will Spend the time before the meeting independently. ($.01)

      Hosting Club: Toronto
      Category: Bus Hike
      Location (Google Maps):

      Kortright Centre for Conservation
      9550 Pine Valley Dr
      Woodbridge ON L4H 2Z6

      Hike Leader(s): KJ Chong; Nijole Mockevicius; Monica Pasquali; Peter Leeney; Marie-Josée Roy; Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Terrain: Variable
      Distance: n/a

      Description

      Please join us for a morning hike around the Kortright Centre for Conservation. After the hike, we will arrive at the Kortright Centre for lunch before the AGM starts.

      Three hikes will be offered:

      • Biodiversity Hike – Join us for a 3-4 km hike to learn about the importance of local areas like Kortright Conservation Area and the Bruce Trail, the 7 principles of “Leave No Trace”, and all the organisms around us. Come to share your knowledge and learn from others!

       

      • Nature Photography Hike – Join our Club’s hike leader Nijole Mockevicius, an avid photographer. Nijole will be discussing – together with the participants – and applying basic camera techniques for the most common nature images taken along the trails. Bring your DSLR camera, iPad, iPhone, or other devices.

       

      • Hike with Peter – Join Peter Leeney for an intermediate 7.7 km perimeter loop hike on all of the Kortright Centre For Conservation trails. Some hills. Strong beginners welcome.

      Choose your preferred hike upon registration. The bus from York Mills will proceed to the Kortright Centre where we will meet those who arrived from Kipling Station and you will join your chosen hike.

       

      Note that you must register separately for the AGM and Lunch on Eventbrite at: https://rb.gy/ptjlov

       

    • Car Hike TBTC AGM Car Hike Kortright
      9:00 AM-11:15 AM
      04/21/2024

      Click here for more information or to register

      Hosting Club: Toronto
      Category: Car Hike
      Location (Google Maps):

      Kortright Centre for Conservation

      Hike Leader(s): Frank Ye & Jen Zhang Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Moderate
      Terrain: Variable
      Distance: 9 KM

      Description

      Join us for a morning hike around the Kortright Centre for Conservation trails in Kleinberg before the club’s AGM in 2024. Meet Frank and Jen by the entrance to the visitor centre.

      Note that you must register separately for the AGM and Lunch on Eventbrite – https://rb.gy/ptjlov

    • Car Hike Car Hike: Toronto E2E in 4 and a biodiversity badge (2of4)
      9:00 AM-2:00 PM
      04/21/2024

      Hike open to BTC Members only.

      Click here for more information or to register

      Hosting Club: Toronto
      Category: Car Hike
      Location (Google Maps): Km 12.1, same as hike one on April 19.

      Hike Leader(s): Smadar Junkin Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Moderate
      Terrain: Hilly, Variable
      Distance: 15.2 km

      Description

      Second hike in the series. Please read about it on the hike calendar at April 19. We will shuttle to km 26.6 and hike back.  Note that this is the longest hike in the series and make sure that your accompanying child, if one is coming with you can handle the distance.

    • Speyside to Hilton Falls (E2E)
      9:30 AM-1:00 PM
      04/21/2024

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      Hosting Club: Iroquoia
      Category: General Hike
      Location (Google Maps): Meet at Hilton Falls Conservation Area (reservation required).

      Hike Leader(s): Karen Bergmann Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
      Terrain: Dependent on Conditions, Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
      Distance: 12 kms

      Description

      We will meet at Hilton Falls (reserve your time at conservationhalton.ca) and carpool to the Pear Tree parking lot at Speyside on 15 Side Road and hike back along the main Bruce Trail. There are some rocky sections.  At 12 kms, this is a long hike, so please wear hiking boots and bring water and a snack.

    • Urban Walk Toronto Urban Badge Hike - 3 of 7
      10:00 AM-1:00 PM
      04/21/2024

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      Hosting Club: Toronto
      Category: Urban Walk
      Location (Google Maps):

      Toronto, Ontario, Canada

      Hike Leader(s): Brian Rideout Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Moderate
      Terrain: Flat
      Distance: 10.4 km

      Description

      Please join me at the south west corner of Lakeshore Blvd West and Ellis by 10 AM.  We will hike east along the Waterfront Trail to the Distillery District (km 8.3 to km 71.4).  Here is an online map with km markings of our route for all 7 hikes for the Toronto Urban Badge.

      Please make sure you bring at least 2 liters of water, a lunch, bug spray and sunscreen.

    • Merrit island loop
      10:00 AM-12:00 PM
      04/21/2024

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      Hosting Club: Niagara
      Category: Loop
      Location (Google Maps): Merritt Island Park. Up Cross Streete. Library on right. Keep going to end where park is.

      Hike Leader(s): Sylvia Wheeler Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Medium
      Terrain: Easy
      Distance: 10 km

      Description

    • 11:00 Taylor Property Nature Walk and Pull Party
      11:00 AM-12:30 PM
      04/21/2024

      Click here for more information or to register

      Hosting Club: Niagara
      Category: In and Out
      Location (Google Maps): Taylor Property, Leonard Crescent, Lincoln, Beamsville, ON

      Hike Leader(s): Helen Hermansen Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Leisurely
      Terrain: Moderate
      Distance: about 3 km

      Description

      Welcome to my first Pull-Party! We will park on Leonard Crescent in Lincoln (south of Beamsville) to explore the Taylor Property. On the way in we will look at the spring ephemeral flowers and learn to recognize the two invasive plants, garlic mustard and greater celandine, which we will be pulling out on our return.

      The trail may be muddy so rubber boots are an option. Also bring gardening gloves and a snack to enjoy during the break.

      This is a beautiful section of the trail so we won’t work too hard!

      Note that the orange sap if the the greater celandine is irritating to skin and eyes, and both unpalatable and toxic if ingested; And it can stain your clothes. Much to learn about this plant.

    • Exploring Sydenham hike 2
      1:30 PM-3:30 PM
      04/21/2024

      Click here for more information or to register

      Hosting Club: Sydenham
      Category: General Hike
      Location (Google Maps): Meet in the north-east corner of the parking lot at Home Depot on Highway 26 on the east side of Owen Sound.

      Hike Leader(s): Bill Snel Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Leisurely: 3 km/h or less
      Terrain: Easy: Mostly flat and good footing.
      Distance: ~5 km

      Description

      We will carpool to do a loop hike of some of the Massie Forest trails. This is hike 2 in the book Exploring Sydenham. It has a secret to be located.

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  • Leisurely Invasive Plant Pull and Nature Hike
    10:00 AM-12:30 PM
    04/22/2024

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Leisurely
    Location (Google Maps): St. Paul St., Niagara Falls, north of Mountain Rd, Park on the west side

    Hike Leader(s): Mary-Lyn Hopper Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Leisurely
    Terrain: Easy
    Distance: 4km

    Description

    The Bruce Trail Conservancy is dedicated to the biodiversity of the lands adjacent ot he trail.  For the first 1 1/2 hours the focus will be on removing invasives in the area, likely garlic mustard and English Ivy. An optional hour hke will follow with the focus being on learning more about biodiversity and the plant matter along the trail.

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  • Peninsula in 6 Challenger Series B Hike #1 Bluewater Park to Jones Bluff
    7:00 AM
    04/23/2024

    Hike open to BTC Members only.

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Peninsula

    Location (Google Maps): Jones Bluff Roadside Parking, Boundary Road
    Capacity: 4
    Coordinates: 44.877725, -81.071134

    Hike Leader(s): Margaret O’Dell Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Fast
    Terrain: Difficult
    Distance: 32.1 Km

    Description

    Hike #1 of 6 Bluewater Park to Jones Bluff

    Peninsula in 6 Challenger Series
    Complete 162.4 km section from Wiarton to Tobermory in 6 hikes.

    • You must sign up for EACH hike individually. The series is spread-out over 2 weeks, and 3 weekends. You are not automatically accepted into either series as a whole.
    • This hike series is intended for experienced distance hikers only. Hikers must demonstrate recent experience completing hikes exceeding 25 km over difficult terrain and at a brisk pace;
    • If a hiker is unable to keep pace with the group, or finds the distance too challenging, their future hike registrations may be canceled by the hike leader
    • Be very aware of your ability to join this series.
    • Hikes will average 4.5 km per hour including breaks, moving pace is 5 km per hour;
    • Expect to be on-trail for 7 – 9 hours;
    • Meeting time is scheduled for 7:00am; arrive no later than 15 minutes prior to the meeting time;
    • Hikers must carry sufficient hydration, accessible snacks, lunch, first-aid kit, rain gear, extra socks, and possibly protective boot covers (i.e. bags);
    • Hikers will be expected to participate in shuttling hikers to the start and to drive shuttlers back to their car. Responsibility will be shared equally;
    • Any applicable parking fees will be shared within the group.
  • Loop 9:00 Long Hike Wiley Road Short Hills
    9:00 AM-11:30 AM
    04/23/2024

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Niagara

    Location (Google Maps):

    Short Hills Wiley Road Entrance

    Hike Leader(s): Alan Laver

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    10km

    Description

    Explore Short Hills and the majestic side trails of Scarlett Tanager, Hemlock. Swayze Falls and Terrace. Register for each hike

    Bring Poles water, snack, and dress for the weather

  • Hike 9:15 Short Hike – Rotary Park
    9:15 AM-10:45 AM
    04/23/2024

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Rotary Park, 376 Regional Rd 69, St. Catharines

    Hike Leader(s): Debbie Demizio Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate

    Description

    Hike around Twelve Mile Creek. Bring hiking boots, water, sunscreen and bug spray.

  • Scotsdale Farm, Map 13
    9:30 AM-2:00 PM
    04/23/2024

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Caledon Hills
    Category: Tuesday Hikers
    Location (Google Maps): Scotsdale Farm parking lot.
    From Highway 401 go north on Trafalgar Rd. until it merges with Highway 7, turn left on Highway 7, after about 4 km Trafalgar Rd. will branch-out to the right, take Trafalgar Rd., entrance to Scotsdale Farm is on the right after about 1.5 km. An unpaved road leads to the parking on the left.

    Hike Leader(s): Mohammad Shafiq Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hour
    Terrain: Moderate – some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 12 km

    Description

    Will go on main Bruce Trail and side trails in Scotsdale and Silver Creek Conservation Area, Duff Pit, Reservoir, Maureen Smith and parts of Bennett Heritage in a loop.
    Bring water, snack.
    Poles and gaiters are recommended.
    Bug spray may be needed.
    Hike leader’s contact # 416-566-0503.

  • Tuesday Hike Humber Valley – 5 Sideroad to Glen Haffy Side Trail
    9:30 AM-11:45 AM
    04/23/2024

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land
    Category: Tuesday Hike
    Location (Google Maps):

    Caledon Hills Section, Map 18, Km 45.5
    Meet at parking lot on 5 sideroad, east of Airport Rd, north of Hwy 9

    Hike Leader(s): Julie Daley, Les Babbage, Inge Eckerich, Tony Evangelista Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Leisurely
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 7km, Short hike 3km

    Description

    Hike will begin at the main parking lot on the north side of 5 Sideroad. We will hike the Main trail south to 7th Line (short hike will end here), continue south, then take the Glen Haffy Side Trail through the Humber Valley, ending at Mono-Adjala Townline. Cars will be shuttled to the end. Bring snack.

  • Paid Outing  Hike Leader Course
    6:30 PM-8:30 PM
    04/23/2024

    This is a Multi-Day Hike

    You are signing up for the following dates and times:

    2024-04-23 at 18:30
    2024-04-30 at 18:30

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Blue Mountains
    Category: Register online ONLY
    Location (Google Maps): ZOOM LINK WILL BE SENT once REGISTRATION complete.

    Hike Leader(s): Annette Sandberg Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Description

    Hike Leader Course with Hike Ontario hosted by BMBTC. There will be 3 parts – two 2 HR zoom meeting sessions and one 2HR on-site practical training (TBD). $60.00 registration fee will be reimbursed to participant if a commitment to lead hikes for BMBTC is confirmed (or another BTC Club).
    Contact “hike leader” with any questions.

  • Night 8:00 pm Moonlight Night Hike in Niagara-on-the-Lake
    8:00 PM-9:30 PM
    04/23/2024

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Night
    Location (Google Maps): Veteran’s Memorial Park, park just outside the park on King St.

    Hike Leader(s): Robin Garrett Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Easy
    Distance: 6-7 km

    Description

    Moonlight Night Hike – Take in the magic of the rising moon over Lake Ontario and the Niagara River. This hike includes a stop to connect with your senses – sights, sounds, smells and the rhythm of your breath. Counts towards your night hike badge (5 night hikes).

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  • Peninsula in 6 Challenger Series B Hike #2 Jones Bluff to Rush Cove
    7:00 AM
    04/24/2024

    Hike open to BTC Members only.

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Peninsula

    Location (Google Maps): Rush Cove Parking Lot
    Capacity: 10
    Coordinates: 44.958806, -81.143985

    Hike Leader(s): Margaret O’Dell Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Fast
    Terrain: Difficult
    Distance: 27.7 Km

    Description

    Hike #2 of 6 Jones Bluff to Rush Cove

    Peninsula in 6 Challenger Series
    Complete 162.4 km section from Wiarton to Tobermory in 6 hikes.

    • You must sign up for EACH hike individually. The series is spread-out over 2 weeks, and 3 weekends. You are not automatically accepted into either series as a whole.
    • This hike series is intended for experienced distance hikers only. Hikers must demonstrate recent experience completing hikes exceeding 25 km over difficult terrain and at a brisk pace;
    • If a hiker is unable to keep pace with the group, or finds the distance too challenging, their future hike registrations may be canceled by the hike leader.
    • Be very aware of your ability to join this series.
    • Hikes will average 4.5 km per hour including breaks, moving pace is 5 km per hour;
    • Expect to be on-trail for 7 – 9 hours;
    • Meeting time is scheduled for 7:00am; arrive no later than 15 minutes prior to the meeting time;
    • Hikers must carry sufficient hydration, accessible snacks, lunch, first-aid kit, rain gear, extra socks, and possibly protective boot covers (i.e. bags);
    • Hikers will be expected to participate in shuttling hikers to the start and to drive shuttlers back to their car. Responsibility will be shared equally;
    • Any applicable parking fees will be shared within the group.
  • In and Out Woodend Conservation Area to Glendale Bridge and back
    9:00 AM-11:00 AM
    04/24/2024

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: In and Out
    Location (Google Maps): Woodend Conservation Area St Catharine’s hike along the historic 3rd Welland Canal

    Hike Leader(s): Karen Limardi Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 5K +

    Description

  • Griersville – Anthea’s Waterfall
    9:00 AM
    04/24/2024

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Blue Mountains
    Category: Register in person the morning of hike.
    Location (Google Maps): Hike meets in the parking lot behind Tim Hortons on First St. in Collingwood.

    Hike Leader(s): Frank Huggins Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Brisk – 4 to 5 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 10 km

    Description

    We will park at km 113.6 on the Euphrasia-St. Vincent Townline in the
    Beaver Valley section. This in and out hike proceeds west across the height of land that
    separates the Beaver River Valley and Bighead River Valley. The trail meanders through
    cultivated fields and hardwood bush with great views to the north. We will stop to enjoy
    Anthea’s Waterfall before retracing our steps back to the cars. Bring a snack or lunch
    and water.

  • Wednesday Walkers – Euphrasia St. Vincent Townline to 7th Line
    9:30 AM-11:30 AM
    04/24/2024

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

    Location (Google Maps): Meet on the south shoulder of Euphrasia St. Vincent Townline, km 111.0, Map 28, Edition 31. It is best to park somewhat east of where the trail enters, where the shoulder is a bit wider and allows you to park as far off the road as possible.

    Hike Leader(s): Glenda Collings Click here to contact the hike leader.

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate, Some rocky footing
    Length of Hike: 5.4 km

    Description

    This is an in and out hike along the “mini” escarpment as we head south and west.  We’ll pass through both Grey Sauble Conservation Lands and BTC acquired property.  Bring water and a snack.

    COVID-19 Precautions Before, During and After your Hike

    1. Each hiker joining a Bruce Trail Club organized hike must perform a self-screening check before hiking.
      Find Ontario’s self-assessment tool here: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/self-assessment/
    2. If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, stay home.

    Other Guidelines

    1. Arrive 15 minutes before the start of the hike.
    2. Wear sturdy footwear and appropriate attire for the weather and the terrain.
      Hiking poles are a good idea in any season, especially if the terrain is rocky or slippery. In winter, snowshoes or icers/crampons are needed when conditions dictate.
      Wearing appropriate clothing and footwear prevents injuries and shows consideration for a safe and positive group hiking experience.
    3. Always carry I.D. and your health card.
    4. Bring sufficient water and snacks (or lunch if indicated). A minimum of 1L of water is recommended on all hikes, and 3L is recommended for long, challenging hikes in the heat of the summer.
    5. Bring sunscreen and insect repellent (for spring and summer hikes).
    6. Bring your own first aid kit.

    Please leave dogs at home

  • Aimlessly wandering Hendrie Valley
    9:30 AM-12:00 PM
    04/24/2024

    Hike open to BTC Members only.

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Good Companions
    Location (Google Maps):

    Park on the Spring Garden Road, across from the Royal Botanical Gardens main building or use the north end of the RBG parking lot. We will meet at the north end of the parking lot.

    Hike Leader(s): Paul Toffoletti Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 7km

    Description

    The hike will start at the RBG, go through and return via Cherry Hill gate.  Overall, a pleasant hike. At the end, there will be an optional apres hike at the Rose Garden Cafe or Easterbrooks near by. Call my cell 289-230-2038 or email paulbrucetrail@gmail.com if you have to cancell that morning or need help finding the meeting place. We will be out in the open at times, so bring a hat and water.

  • Afternoon hike – Credit Valley Footpath (Georgetown)
    4:30 PM-6:00 PM
    04/24/2024

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Afternoon/Evening Hikes
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at 4:15 pm roadside on 20 Side Road by Glen Williams Cemetery, north of Georgetown.

    Hike Leader(s): Karen Bergmann Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 5 kms

    Description

    We will hike in and back along this interesting side trail that runs alongside the Credit River.

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  • Peninsula in 6 Challenger Series B Hike #3 Richardson Side Trail to Rush Cove
    7:00 AM
    04/25/2024

    Hike open to BTC Members only.

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Peninsula

    Location (Google Maps):

    Rush Cove Parking Lot
    Capacity: 10
    Coordinates: 44.958806, -81.143985

    Hike Leader(s): Margaret O’Dell Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Fast
    Terrain: Difficult
    Distance: 29.7 Km

    Description

    Hike #3 of 6 Richardson Side Trail To Rush Cove

    Peninsula in 6 Challenger Series
    Complete 162.4 km section from Wiarton to Tobermory in 6 hikes.

    • You must sign up for EACH hike individually. The series is spread-out over 2 weeks, and 3 weekends. You are not automatically accepted into either series as a whole.
    • This hike series is intended for experienced distance hikers only. Hikers must demonstrate recent experience completing hikes exceeding 25 km over difficult terrain and at a brisk pace;
    • If a hiker is unable to keep pace with the group, or finds the distance too challenging, their future hike registrations may be canceled by the hike leader.
    • Be very aware of your ability to join this series.
    • Hikes will average 4.5 km per hour including breaks, moving pace is 5 km per hour;
    • Expect to be on-trail for 7 – 9 hours;
    • Meeting time is scheduled for 7:00am; arrive no later than 15 minutes prior to the meeting time;
    • Hikers must carry sufficient hydration, accessible snacks, lunch, first-aid kit, rain gear, extra socks, and possibly protective boot covers (i.e. bags);
    • Hikers will be expected to participate in shuttling hikers to the start and to drive shuttlers back to their car. Responsibility will be shared equally;
    • Any applicable parking fees will be shared within the group.
  • Car Hike Car Hike: Sydenham E2E 5/8
    8:30 AM-3:00 PM
    04/25/2024

    Hike open to BTC Members only.

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Toronto, Sydenham
    Category: Car Hike
    Location (Google Maps):

    Km 86.3 GPS coordinates N 44.556781, W 80.925586 Centennial Tower, west side of highway 6&10, top of the hill.

    map 31.

    Hike Leader(s): Smadar Junkin Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Brisk
    Terrain: Challenging, Variable
    Distance: 21.33 km

    Description

    The 5th hike of the Sydenham E2E, we will carpool to  Range road. Please note that Range Road is not a designated Bruce Trail parking  but we can park there. We will hike   hike back. May need icers. Bring 2litres of water. We will follow all Covid 19 instructions. Please arrive at 8:15 so the shuttle can go at 8:30. Everyone is expected to shuttle during the 8 days hike. Expected pace is 4- 4.5 km per hour.

  • 9:00 am Long Hike Jordan to Moyer / Louth
    9:00 AM-11:30 AM
    04/25/2024

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Niagara

    Location (Google Maps):

    Jordan Hollow Park 3039 King St Jordan

    Hike Leader(s): Alan Laver

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    10k

    Description

    From Jordan Hollow Hike the main trail to Upper and Lower Balls Falls, Moyer Road or Louth and Return. You must register for each hike. Bring Poles, sunscreen, bug spray , snack and a drink and dress for the weather

  • Hike 9:15 Short Hike, Jordan Hollow
    9:15 AM-10:45 AM
    04/25/2024

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Jordan Hollow Park, Jordan Station

    Hike Leader(s): Bill Russell Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: ~ 6kms

    Description

    Hike the main and side trails around Jordan and Ball’s Falls. Bring hiking boots, water, sunscreen and bug spray.

  • Beaver Valley End-to-End Hike 2 of 9
    9:15 AM-2:30 PM
    04/25/2024

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    Hosting Club: Caledon Hills
    Category: End-to-End
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at roadside parking on the south side of Sideroad 19, km 92.3, Map 27 (Ed. 31). Shuttle to start at Grey Rd. 40.

    Hike Leader(s): Nancy Mooney Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hour
    Terrain: Moderate – some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: km 105.7 – 92.3 = 13.4 km total

    Description

    This is the second hike of the series and includes Webwood Falls, Siegerman reroute, beaver pond and bird sanctuary.

  • Halton Agreement Forest Bent Rim 2 loop
    9:30 AM-12:00 PM
    04/25/2024

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Parking lot on 6th Line, about 3 kms up from Campbellville Rd. Small parking lot so plan to arrive between 9 and 9:15 am.

    Hike Leader(s): Karen Bergmann Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 8.5 kms

    Description

    We will hike the Bent Rim 2 bike trail and back to the cars along a few of the other bike trails. There are plenty of rocks on this hike. Bring water and a snack.

  • River and Ruin and loop
    9:30 AM-12:00 PM
    04/25/2024

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Thursday Group
    Location (Google Maps): Kilbride Park. Please park behind public school

    Hike Leader(s): Jill Parratt Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 7.5

    Description

    Meet at 9:15 for a 9:30am start.

    We will hike Kilbride side trail, part of River & Ruin and the loop.

    Some good hills so poles are recommended.

    Jill Parratt

  • Ross McLean Loop
    1:30 PM-4:00 PM
    04/25/2024

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Sydenham
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): West End of Dawson Rd., West of County Rd. 1., north of OS. East of km 129.6 (new book)

    Hike Leader(s): Franziska Edney Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium: 3 to 4 km/h
    Terrain: Strenuous: Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing., There are crevices or holes which may be hidden by layers of snow. Hike with extreme caution., There might be muddy sections.
    Distance: 7.6 kms

    Description

    We will hike up the Dawson Road Side trail to the white-blazed trail, then north-west to the blue-blazed Ross McLean Side trail. We’ll follow the side trail to the main trail at the end of Lundy Rd. There is a crevice which we need to cross, and you will be able to admire a great specimen of walking fern. From there we will finish the loop and hike back to our cars. Map 34, Poles are advised. Please bring water and a snack if you wish.

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    • Peninsula in 6 Challenger Series B Hike #3 Richardson Side Trail to Rush Cove
      7:00 AM
      04/25/2024

      Hike open to BTC Members only.

      Click here for more information or to register

      Hosting Club: Peninsula

      Location (Google Maps):

      Rush Cove Parking Lot
      Capacity: 10
      Coordinates: 44.958806, -81.143985

      Hike Leader(s): Margaret O’Dell Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Fast
      Terrain: Difficult
      Distance: 29.7 Km

      Description

      Hike #3 of 6 Richardson Side Trail To Rush Cove

      Peninsula in 6 Challenger Series
      Complete 162.4 km section from Wiarton to Tobermory in 6 hikes.

      • You must sign up for EACH hike individually. The series is spread-out over 2 weeks, and 3 weekends. You are not automatically accepted into either series as a whole.
      • This hike series is intended for experienced distance hikers only. Hikers must demonstrate recent experience completing hikes exceeding 25 km over difficult terrain and at a brisk pace;
      • If a hiker is unable to keep pace with the group, or finds the distance too challenging, their future hike registrations may be canceled by the hike leader.
      • Be very aware of your ability to join this series.
      • Hikes will average 4.5 km per hour including breaks, moving pace is 5 km per hour;
      • Expect to be on-trail for 7 – 9 hours;
      • Meeting time is scheduled for 7:00am; arrive no later than 15 minutes prior to the meeting time;
      • Hikers must carry sufficient hydration, accessible snacks, lunch, first-aid kit, rain gear, extra socks, and possibly protective boot covers (i.e. bags);
      • Hikers will be expected to participate in shuttling hikers to the start and to drive shuttlers back to their car. Responsibility will be shared equally;
      • Any applicable parking fees will be shared within the group.
    • Car Hike Car Hike: Sydenham E2E 5/8
      8:30 AM-3:00 PM
      04/25/2024

      Hike open to BTC Members only.

      Click here for more information or to register

      Hosting Club: Toronto, Sydenham
      Category: Car Hike
      Location (Google Maps):

      Km 86.3 GPS coordinates N 44.556781, W 80.925586 Centennial Tower, west side of highway 6&10, top of the hill.

      map 31.

      Hike Leader(s): Smadar Junkin Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Brisk
      Terrain: Challenging, Variable
      Distance: 21.33 km

      Description

      The 5th hike of the Sydenham E2E, we will carpool to  Range road. Please note that Range Road is not a designated Bruce Trail parking  but we can park there. We will hike   hike back. May need icers. Bring 2litres of water. We will follow all Covid 19 instructions. Please arrive at 8:15 so the shuttle can go at 8:30. Everyone is expected to shuttle during the 8 days hike. Expected pace is 4- 4.5 km per hour.

    • 9:00 am Long Hike Jordan to Moyer / Louth
      9:00 AM-11:30 AM
      04/25/2024

      Click here for more information or to register

      Hosting Club: Niagara

      Location (Google Maps):

      Jordan Hollow Park 3039 King St Jordan

      Hike Leader(s): Alan Laver

      Pace: Medium
      Terrain: Moderate
      10k

      Description

      From Jordan Hollow Hike the main trail to Upper and Lower Balls Falls, Moyer Road or Louth and Return. You must register for each hike. Bring Poles, sunscreen, bug spray , snack and a drink and dress for the weather

    • Hike 9:15 Short Hike, Jordan Hollow
      9:15 AM-10:45 AM
      04/25/2024

      Click here for more information or to register

      Hosting Club: Niagara
      Category: Hike
      Location (Google Maps): Jordan Hollow Park, Jordan Station

      Hike Leader(s): Bill Russell Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Medium
      Terrain: Moderate
      Distance: ~ 6kms

      Description

      Hike the main and side trails around Jordan and Ball’s Falls. Bring hiking boots, water, sunscreen and bug spray.

    • Beaver Valley End-to-End Hike 2 of 9
      9:15 AM-2:30 PM
      04/25/2024

      Click here for more information or to register

      Hosting Club: Caledon Hills
      Category: End-to-End
      Location (Google Maps): Meet at roadside parking on the south side of Sideroad 19, km 92.3, Map 27 (Ed. 31). Shuttle to start at Grey Rd. 40.

      Hike Leader(s): Nancy Mooney Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hour
      Terrain: Moderate – some hills and/or some poor footing
      Distance: km 105.7 – 92.3 = 13.4 km total

      Description

      This is the second hike of the series and includes Webwood Falls, Siegerman reroute, beaver pond and bird sanctuary.

    • Halton Agreement Forest Bent Rim 2 loop
      9:30 AM-12:00 PM
      04/25/2024

      Click here for more information or to register

      Hosting Club: Iroquoia
      Category: General Hike
      Location (Google Maps): Parking lot on 6th Line, about 3 kms up from Campbellville Rd. Small parking lot so plan to arrive between 9 and 9:15 am.

      Hike Leader(s): Karen Bergmann Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
      Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
      Distance: 8.5 kms

      Description

      We will hike the Bent Rim 2 bike trail and back to the cars along a few of the other bike trails. There are plenty of rocks on this hike. Bring water and a snack.

    • River and Ruin and loop
      9:30 AM-12:00 PM
      04/25/2024

      Click here for more information or to register

      Hosting Club: Iroquoia
      Category: Thursday Group
      Location (Google Maps): Kilbride Park. Please park behind public school

      Hike Leader(s): Jill Parratt Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
      Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
      Distance: 7.5

      Description

      Meet at 9:15 for a 9:30am start.

      We will hike Kilbride side trail, part of River & Ruin and the loop.

      Some good hills so poles are recommended.

      Jill Parratt

    • Ross McLean Loop
      1:30 PM-4:00 PM
      04/25/2024

      Click here for more information or to register

      Hosting Club: Sydenham
      Category: General Hike
      Location (Google Maps): West End of Dawson Rd., West of County Rd. 1., north of OS. East of km 129.6 (new book)

      Hike Leader(s): Franziska Edney Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Medium: 3 to 4 km/h
      Terrain: Strenuous: Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing., There are crevices or holes which may be hidden by layers of snow. Hike with extreme caution., There might be muddy sections.
      Distance: 7.6 kms

      Description

      We will hike up the Dawson Road Side trail to the white-blazed trail, then north-west to the blue-blazed Ross McLean Side trail. We’ll follow the side trail to the main trail at the end of Lundy Rd. There is a crevice which we need to cross, and you will be able to admire a great specimen of walking fern. From there we will finish the loop and hike back to our cars. Map 34, Poles are advised. Please bring water and a snack if you wish.

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  • Car Hike Car Hike: Sydenham E2E 6/8
    8:30 AM-3:00 PM
    04/26/2024

    Hike open to BTC Members only.

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Toronto, Sydenham
    Category: Car Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Range Road, km 108. Please note that this location is not a designated Bruce Trail parking but we can park there.map 33. Coordinates N 44.599838,W 80.956024

    Hike Leader(s): Smadar Junkin Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Brisk
    Terrain: Challenging, Variable
    Distance: 21.30

    Description

    The 6th hike of the Sydenham E2E, we will carpool to km 129.6, Dawson Rd Side Trail. and hike back. We will walk the short S T at the end of the hike.May need icers, bring 2 litres of water. We will follow all Covid 19 instructions. Please arrive at 8:15 so the shuttle can leave at 8:30. Everyone is expected to participate in the shuttle over the 8 days hike duration. Expected pace is 4- 4.5 km per hour.

  • Car Hike Car Hike: CHBTC 60th Anniversary E2E Badge Combo 1 of 5
    8:30 AM-1:30 PM
    04/26/2024

    Hike open to BTC Members only.

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Toronto, Caledon Hills
    Category: Car Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Hike #1 – meet southwest of km 48.4 (Toronto section due to lack of parking at the very south end of Caledon) at Boston Mills Rd. just west of the Mississauga Rd. intersection. (Note: driveway is private property). GPS N43.750866, W79.951452)

    Hike Leader(s): Jacquie Van Dyke

    Pace: Moderate
    Terrain: Variable
    Distance: 18km – there will be about 6 km of road walking today.

    Description

    Come to one, a few, or all of these hikes to celebrate Caledon’s 60th anniversary! In completing all 5 of these hikes, you’ll qualify for BOTH of Caledon’s NEW badges. On this first of five hikes, we’ll meet at the north end of the Toronto section (due to no parking at the very south end of Caledon) and shuttle to our starting point. We’ll hike through the Forks of the Credit Provincial Park, the Badlands (which may be muddy) and finish with an easy walk back to the vehicles. Although the hike is approximately 18km, there will be about 6km of road walking. If the Spirit Tree Cidery is open, you may wish stop by after the hike.

    We’ll stop for a short snack break and also a lunch break, so please bring enough food to last the hike, 2L of water, bug repellent, and proper hiking attire. Hiking boots/shoes are mandatory. It may be rainy so ensure you have rain gear with you.

     

     

  • Urban 9:00 Mennonite History Hike
    9:00 AM-10:30 AM
    04/26/2024

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Urban
    Location (Google Maps): Meet in the parking lot behind Meridian Credit Union Arena, 1567 Four Mile Creek Rd, Virgil

    Hike Leader(s): Margaret Northfield Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Easy
    Distance: 6km

    Description

    Seeking religious freedom, Mennonites from Russia/Ukraine immigrated to Canada from 1923-1930.  In 1934, Peter Wall, a Mennonite entrepreneur, purchased several acres of land in the Virgil area. Learn about the Mennonite history in Virgil.

    Stay for conversation and coffee at Sweets & Swirls, Community Centre, Niagara Stone Rd, Niagara-on-the-Lake

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  • Urban 1:15pm pre AGM Niagara-on-the-Lake Hike
    1:15 AM-2:45 AM
    04/27/2024

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Urban
    Location (Google Maps): Street parking in front of the Veterans Memorial Park on King St.

    Hike Leader(s): Suzanne Gourluck Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Leisurely
    Terrain: Easy
    Distance: 6 km

    Description

    This is a short hike around Niagara-on-the-Lake mostly along paved paths and local trails. Stay afterwards to enjoy the Chilli Cookoff and AGM at 3pm. Dress for the weather and please advise me beforehand of any medical or health concerns.

  • Peninsula in 6 Challenger Series A Hike #3 Richardson Side Trail to Rush Cove
    7:00 AM
    04/27/2024

    Hike open to BTC Members only.

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Peninsula

    Location (Google Maps): Rush Cove Parking Lot
    Capacity: 10
    Coordinates: 44.958806, -81.143985

    Hike Leader(s): Margaret O’Dell Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Fast
    Terrain: Difficult
    Distance: 29.7 Km

    Description

    Hike #3 of 6 Richardson Side Trail To Rush Cove

    Peninsula in 6 Challenger Series
    Complete 162.4 km section from Wiarton to Tobermory in 6 hikes.

    • You must sign up for EACH hike individually. The series is spread-out over 2 weeks, and 3 weekends. You are not automatically accepted into either series as a whole.
    • This hike series is intended for experienced distance hikers only. Hikers must demonstrate recent experience completing hikes exceeding 25 km over difficult terrain and at a brisk pace;
    • If a hiker is unable to keep pace with the group, or finds the distance too challenging, their future hike registrations may be canceled by the hike leader.
    • Be very aware of your ability to join this series.
    • Hikes will average 4.5 km per hour including breaks, moving pace is 5 km per hour;
    • Expect to be on-trail for 7 – 9 hours;
    • Meeting time is scheduled for 7:00am; arrive no later than 15 minutes prior to the meeting time;
    • Hikers must carry sufficient hydration, accessible snacks, lunch, first-aid kit, rain gear, extra socks, and possibly protective boot covers (i.e. bags);
    • Hikers will be expected to participate in shuttling hikers to the start and to drive shuttlers back to their car. Responsibility will be shared equally;
    • Any applicable parking fees will be shared within the group.
  • Paid Outing Bus Hike Bus Hike: Presqu’ile Provincial Park Alpaca Hike!
    8:00 AM-6:30 PM
    04/27/2024

    Trip Information
    Departure Time: 08:00
    Return to City Time: 18:30
    Departure Point: York Mills Bus Pickup

    Click here for more information or to register

    Optional Items

    Hosting Club: Toronto
    Category: Bus Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Presqu’ile Provincial Park

    Hike Leader(s): Lisa Ruth Lifshitz, Nijole Mockevicius Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Moderate
    Terrain: Flat
    Distance: 8-9 km

    Description

    Come join us for a wonderful and relaxing outing to Presqu’ile Provincial Park, located in Brighton, Ontario.  We will hike the best trail of the Park, visiting paths along the shorelines, woodlands and meadows.  We will also stop at the second oldest operating lighthouse in Ontario.  We will eat lunch in park and then take the marsh boardwalk trail accessing the largest protected marsh on the north shore of Lake Ontario.  Early afternoon we will leave the Park to go visit Old Mill Alpacas, a nearby Alpca farm where you will have the opportunity to take turns walking Alpacas, spend time with them to feed them apples, learn about their habits and watch the “running of the Alpacas” as they go for dinner.   We have negotiated a special rate for this experience ($30, tax included) which must be paid to Lisa in advance to join the bus.  Please e-transfer $30 to lisa.ruth@rogers.com per person attending promptly after you register for this hike on the site.  If time permits, we will also stop at the Big Apple before we head back to Toronto.  Total hiking around 8-9km but it will be an amazing day.

    Reminder to our non-members: You are most welcome to join this hike but you must remember to sign up with the Bruce Trail using this signup process in addition to e-transferring payment for the Alpaca tour as you have to be formally registered (and pay the Bruce Trail bus fees) in advance to get on the bus.  

  • Car Hike Car Hike: Bethesda Trail Richmond Hill
    8:15 AM-12:30 PM
    04/27/2024

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Toronto
    Category: Car Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at Bethesda Trail Head Parking on Bethesda Sideroad off Bayview Avenue, across from Lake Wilcox. This parking lot is free.

    Hike Leader(s): Mohammad Aghamiri Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Moderate
    Terrain: Hilly, Variable
    Distance: 14-17 km

    Description

    Join us to explore Jefferson Forest and Bond lake and thousands of trillium flowers

     

    Please bring  hiking poles,  proper closing and shoes and lots of water,

    Please carefully read  safety procedures during the hike:

    1-Hikers must stay between the leader and the sweep.

    2-Hikers must advise the leader or the sweep if they wish to leave the group.

    3- Hikers must follow the whistle instructions: 1 blast- stay where you are; 2 blasts come to the leader; 3 blasts – come to the leader quickly.

    4-Hike leader may request volunteers to stop at trail intersections, they need to help hikers to the direction the group walk and wait till they see the sweep .

    5-Hikers have to make sure they can  see the persons behind and in front of

  • Car Hike Car Hike: Sydenham E2E 7/8
    8:30 AM-5:00 PM
    04/27/2024

    Hike open to BTC Members only.

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Toronto
    Category: Car Hike
    Location (Google Maps):

    Km 129.6, Dawson Road Side Trail. Coordinates N 44.704859,W 80.974322 map 34.

    Hike Leader(s): Smadar Junkin Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Brisk
    Terrain: Challenging, Variable
    Distance: 18.77 km

    Description

    The 7th hike of the Sydenham E2E, we will carpool to km 148.0

    and walk back. Icers May be needed. Bring 2 litres of water. We will follow all Covid 19 instructions. Please arrive at 8:15 so the shuttle can leave by 8:30. Everyone is expected to participate in the shuttle over the 8 days hike duration. Expected pace is 4- 4.5 k per hour.

  • Creemore – Mingay Loop
    9:00 AM
    04/27/2024

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Blue Mountains
    Category: Register in person the morning of hike.
    Location (Google Maps): Hike meets in the parking lot behind Tim Hortons on First St. in Collingwood.

    Hike Leader(s): Michael Treuman Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Leisurely – 3 km/hr. or less
    Terrain: Easy – Mostly flat and usually good footing
    Distance: 5 km

    Description

    This 204 acre property features majestic, mature sugar maple trees and a
    meandering cold water stream. This lush Niagara Escarpment forest is home to a
    variety of rare and at risk species. The sounds of hairy and pileated woodpeckers echo
    through the trees. We will creatively combine Mingay, Maple Leaf and Trout trails to
    complete a loop-de-loop. Bring a snack and water.

  • Car Hike Car Hike: Spring Flowers Hike, Hockley Valley
    10:00 AM-3:30 PM
    04/27/2024

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Toronto, Caledon Hills
    Category: Car Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Hockley Valley Nature Preserve, Map 18

    Hike Leader(s): Al Brown Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Moderate
    Terrain: Challenging
    Distance: 14 km

    Description

    We will hike 14 km through the Nature Preserve, one of the most challenging (hilliest) parts of the Bruce Trail. A great aerobic outing plus we should see lots of spring flowers along the way. After the hike I invite those interested to stop at the Hockley Valley Resort for refreshments.

    To get to the meeting point drive north of Hwy 10 from Orangeville to Hockley Road. Turn right and go about 5 km east to the parking area on your left. It is across the road from the Black Birch restaurant.

     

  • General Hike Sydenham Series #3- Massie Hills to Woodford Re-Do
    10:00 AM-5:30 PM
    04/27/2024

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land, Sydenham
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): BTC parking lot off 6th Concession South (west side of road) north of Sideroad 3, south of Sideroad 6. BTC Map 29. 44.509124, -80.810665. Please arrive at 9:45 am.

    Hike Leader(s): Stuart Law Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Slippery Sections Likely, Slippery and Steep Sections, Strenuous
    Distance: 19 kms

    Description

    Join us on the third of our 10 Sydenham E2E Series shuttle hikes.  Peaceful rural Ontario.  Woods.  Rocky technical terrain.  Very, very wet and muddy at Bognor Marsh.  Some road walking.  Please bring a garbage bag and a change of footwear for the shuttle (we will be very muddy) and please be prepared to drive fellow hikers before or after the hike.  Please bring a smile, 2L of water, a warm drink, sunblock, a snack and a lunch.  It’s a touch early for bugs but be ready for them too just in case.  Hiking boots mandatory.  Poles and gaiters recommended.  Please arrive at 9:45 am to be prepared to shuttle at 10:00 am sharp.  Please visit the BTC website to see what should be in your back pack including your own first aid kit, an extra pair of socks and plastic bags to wear over your feet inside your boots in case you get a footer.

  • Urban Walk Urban Walk: Graffiti Art, Culture & Nature in Toronto
    10:00 AM-1:00 PM
    04/27/2024

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    Hosting Club: Toronto
    Category: Urban Walk
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at the South-West Corner of Queen & Ossington

    Hike Leader(s): Sajedeh Zahraei Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Leisurely
    Terrain: Flat

    Description

    This hike is part of a series of urban hikes exploring graffiti art, culture, and social history in Toronto’s streets, laneways, underpasses, and parks across the city. These hikes provide opportunities for reflection on our own identity, personal history, examining our connection to each other and to the land, fostering a sense of community and belonging. In this hike we will explore Parkdale – Queen West neighbourhoods.

  • Car Hike Car Hike: Spring Indigenous Teachings Hike with Alan Colley
    10:30 AM
    04/27/2024

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Toronto
    Category: Car Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Toronto section Map 12 edition 31, Sideroad 17 parking area, east off Halton RD 25 north of 401 at Milton. there is room for 5-10 cars so park respectfully

    Hike Leader(s): Lynn McFerran Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Leisurely
    Terrain: Variable
    Distance: 5-8 km

    Description

    This spring hike will be co led with Alan Colley the founder and nature guide of Toronto Aboriginal Eco Tours.
    HIs mission is to develop relationships with the land for generations to come. He did a hike last spring and is coming back to share his learnings and knowledge this spring. Hopefully the end of April will bring spring ephemerals for us to view. Be sure to download I naturalist app for this hike. This is a learning hike so ata very leisurely pace, with stops along the trail about what you see hear and smell.
    This area can be a bit wet if we have a rainy spring dress accordingly and bring bug spray, yes even in April. Pack a lunch or snacks.

  • Urban Pre AGM Niagara-on-the-Lake Tour
    1:00 PM-3:00 PM
    04/27/2024

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Urban
    Location (Google Maps): Meet on King St near Centre St, Niagara-on-the-Lake

    Hike Leader(s): Margaret Northfield Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Easy
    Distance: 8-9km

    Description

    This urban hike will take us around beautiful Niagara-on-the-Lake.  Mostly paved pathways with some trail walking.

    Join us for the Annual General Meeting after the hike.  Make sure you take in the Chili Cookoff as well.

     

  • Spring Ephemeral Series: Fossil Glen
    1:30 PM-4:00 PM
    04/27/2024

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Sydenham
    Category: Botany Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Due to limited parking at the hike location, participants are encouraged to meet at the Owen Sound Galaxy Cinema parking lot for 1pm, and carpool from there. Meet at the tall “Galaxy Centre” sign next to the traffic lights.

    Hike Leader(s): Jeannine Kralt Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Leisurely: 3 km/h or less
    Terrain: Moderate: Some hills and/or poor footing
    Distance: 3km

    Description

    The third and final hike in our series of spring ephemeral hikes – this area has a wide variety of spring ephemerals, including both native Dicentra species, Spring Beauties, Trout Lilies, and Wild Ginger, amongst others. We’ll see what we can find. We’ll be completing a loop including the Frank Holley Side Trail. Portions of this trail are rocky, with some up and downhill sections – good footwear is a must.

    This leisurely hike will be a classic Discovery Hike, with a focus on spring wildflowers – participants are encouraged to ask questions, and we’ll briefly stop to look at things we find. This section also has interesting fossils, which can briefly be discussed if participants are interested. Photographers welcome. There is a chance that this hike might be moved slightly, given the warmer end to winter this year (it’s been hard to predict timing). Participants will be contacted in advance if that is to be the case.

    This hike also appears in Ron Savage’s book Exploring Sydenham – sufficient time will be available to locate the code.

    Carpooling encouraged – get in touch with the hike leader if you are in need of a ride. Please plan to arrive 15 minutes in advance of the start time, by 1pm if meeting at the carpool location. An email confirming conditions will be sent out in advance of the hike. Please contact Jeannine via the hike leader contact form should there be any questions or concerns.

  • Register NBTC Annual General Meeting
    3:00 PM-5:30 PM
    04/27/2024

    Hike open to BTC Members only.

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Register
    Location (Google Maps): Niagara on the Lake Royal Canadian Legion, 410 King Street, Niagara on the Lake

    Description

    Come out to meet the Niagara Bruce Trail Club Board as well as other members!

    Learn what the board has done and what their future plans are.  Make your voice heard.

    Volunteer Appreciation Awards Presentation.

    Stay for the chili cook-off!  If you are able, please bring a dessert to share with others.   T-shirts, neck scarves and bumper stickers available to purchase.  Cash or transfers accepted.

    Please note that the meeting will take place on the second floor of the legion.  There is no elevator or chair lift.  Also, the legion does not allow hats to be worn within their premises.

    Registration Required.

  • Urban Walk Urban Walk: Theatre Hike – Humber River/Swansea
    3:00 PM-6:00 PM
    04/27/2024

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Toronto
    Category: Urban Walk
    Location (Google Maps):

    Meet at 3 PM at the bus Route #79 stop at south east corner of Scarlett Road and Eglinton West.

    Hike Leader(s): Miriam Stevens Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Leisurely
    Terrain: Variable
    Distance: 9-10 km

    Description

    Join us for a leisurely hike (3 km/hour) on the Humber River trail and through Swansea. There are 3 steep stair cases on the route through Swansea. Suitable for beginners and families. We will follow the Humber River Trail to Old Mill and then hike parts of Swansea to Runnymede & Bloor. Optional dropout at Old Mill Subway Station. After the hike you may choose to join us for dinner at 6:00 PM at either at Ali Baba Mediterranean Cuisine or at a nearby pub as you prefer.
    We will attend the play at 8:00 PM at the Village Players, 2190E Bloor Street West to see the play “The Book Of Will” by Lauren Gunderson .
    Call the theatre directly at 416 767 7702 to reserve  your ticket ($29.00 adults and seniors) and mention that you are with the Bruce Trail Conservancy, Toronto Club.
    Anyone may choose to come for the hike only,  join us for the theatre performance, or join us for all three: Hike, dinner and play.
    Parking on side streets off of Bloor street west. A paid parking lot is available behind the theatre building (and adjacent to the subway station) at 2190 Bloor Street West
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    • Urban 1:15pm pre AGM Niagara-on-the-Lake Hike
      1:15 AM-2:45 AM
      04/27/2024

      Click here for more information or to register

      Hosting Club: Niagara
      Category: Urban
      Location (Google Maps): Street parking in front of the Veterans Memorial Park on King St.

      Hike Leader(s): Suzanne Gourluck Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Leisurely
      Terrain: Easy
      Distance: 6 km

      Description

      This is a short hike around Niagara-on-the-Lake mostly along paved paths and local trails. Stay afterwards to enjoy the Chilli Cookoff and AGM at 3pm. Dress for the weather and please advise me beforehand of any medical or health concerns.

    • Peninsula in 6 Challenger Series A Hike #3 Richardson Side Trail to Rush Cove
      7:00 AM
      04/27/2024

      Hike open to BTC Members only.

      Click here for more information or to register

      Hosting Club: Peninsula

      Location (Google Maps): Rush Cove Parking Lot
      Capacity: 10
      Coordinates: 44.958806, -81.143985

      Hike Leader(s): Margaret O’Dell Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Fast
      Terrain: Difficult
      Distance: 29.7 Km

      Description

      Hike #3 of 6 Richardson Side Trail To Rush Cove

      Peninsula in 6 Challenger Series
      Complete 162.4 km section from Wiarton to Tobermory in 6 hikes.

      • You must sign up for EACH hike individually. The series is spread-out over 2 weeks, and 3 weekends. You are not automatically accepted into either series as a whole.
      • This hike series is intended for experienced distance hikers only. Hikers must demonstrate recent experience completing hikes exceeding 25 km over difficult terrain and at a brisk pace;
      • If a hiker is unable to keep pace with the group, or finds the distance too challenging, their future hike registrations may be canceled by the hike leader.
      • Be very aware of your ability to join this series.
      • Hikes will average 4.5 km per hour including breaks, moving pace is 5 km per hour;
      • Expect to be on-trail for 7 – 9 hours;
      • Meeting time is scheduled for 7:00am; arrive no later than 15 minutes prior to the meeting time;
      • Hikers must carry sufficient hydration, accessible snacks, lunch, first-aid kit, rain gear, extra socks, and possibly protective boot covers (i.e. bags);
      • Hikers will be expected to participate in shuttling hikers to the start and to drive shuttlers back to their car. Responsibility will be shared equally;
      • Any applicable parking fees will be shared within the group.
    • Paid Outing Bus Hike Bus Hike: Presqu'ile Provincial Park Alpaca Hike!
      8:00 AM-6:30 PM
      04/27/2024

      Trip Information
      Departure Time: 08:00
      Return to City Time: 18:30
      Departure Point: York Mills Bus Pickup

      Click here for more information or to register

      Optional Items

      Hosting Club: Toronto
      Category: Bus Hike
      Location (Google Maps): Presqu’ile Provincial Park

      Hike Leader(s): Lisa Ruth Lifshitz, Nijole Mockevicius Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Moderate
      Terrain: Flat
      Distance: 8-9 km

      Description

      Come join us for a wonderful and relaxing outing to Presqu’ile Provincial Park, located in Brighton, Ontario.  We will hike the best trail of the Park, visiting paths along the shorelines, woodlands and meadows.  We will also stop at the second oldest operating lighthouse in Ontario.  We will eat lunch in park and then take the marsh boardwalk trail accessing the largest protected marsh on the north shore of Lake Ontario.  Early afternoon we will leave the Park to go visit Old Mill Alpacas, a nearby Alpca farm where you will have the opportunity to take turns walking Alpacas, spend time with them to feed them apples, learn about their habits and watch the “running of the Alpacas” as they go for dinner.   We have negotiated a special rate for this experience ($30, tax included) which must be paid to Lisa in advance to join the bus.  Please e-transfer $30 to lisa.ruth@rogers.com per person attending promptly after you register for this hike on the site.  If time permits, we will also stop at the Big Apple before we head back to Toronto.  Total hiking around 8-9km but it will be an amazing day.

      Reminder to our non-members: You are most welcome to join this hike but you must remember to sign up with the Bruce Trail using this signup process in addition to e-transferring payment for the Alpaca tour as you have to be formally registered (and pay the Bruce Trail bus fees) in advance to get on the bus.  

    • Car Hike Car Hike: Bethesda Trail Richmond Hill
      8:15 AM-12:30 PM
      04/27/2024

      Click here for more information or to register

      Hosting Club: Toronto
      Category: Car Hike
      Location (Google Maps): Meet at Bethesda Trail Head Parking on Bethesda Sideroad off Bayview Avenue, across from Lake Wilcox. This parking lot is free.

      Hike Leader(s): Mohammad Aghamiri Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Moderate
      Terrain: Hilly, Variable
      Distance: 14-17 km

      Description

      Join us to explore Jefferson Forest and Bond lake and thousands of trillium flowers

       

      Please bring  hiking poles,  proper closing and shoes and lots of water,

      Please carefully read  safety procedures during the hike:

      1-Hikers must stay between the leader and the sweep.

      2-Hikers must advise the leader or the sweep if they wish to leave the group.

      3- Hikers must follow the whistle instructions: 1 blast- stay where you are; 2 blasts come to the leader; 3 blasts – come to the leader quickly.

      4-Hike leader may request volunteers to stop at trail intersections, they need to help hikers to the direction the group walk and wait till they see the sweep .

      5-Hikers have to make sure they can  see the persons behind and in front of

    • Car Hike Car Hike: Sydenham E2E 7/8
      8:30 AM-5:00 PM
      04/27/2024

      Hike open to BTC Members only.

      Click here for more information or to register

      Hosting Club: Toronto
      Category: Car Hike
      Location (Google Maps):

      Km 129.6, Dawson Road Side Trail. Coordinates N 44.704859,W 80.974322 map 34.

      Hike Leader(s): Smadar Junkin Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Brisk
      Terrain: Challenging, Variable
      Distance: 18.77 km

      Description

      The 7th hike of the Sydenham E2E, we will carpool to km 148.0

      and walk back. Icers May be needed. Bring 2 litres of water. We will follow all Covid 19 instructions. Please arrive at 8:15 so the shuttle can leave by 8:30. Everyone is expected to participate in the shuttle over the 8 days hike duration. Expected pace is 4- 4.5 k per hour.

    • Creemore - Mingay Loop
      9:00 AM
      04/27/2024

      Click here for more information or to register

      Hosting Club: Blue Mountains
      Category: Register in person the morning of hike.
      Location (Google Maps): Hike meets in the parking lot behind Tim Hortons on First St. in Collingwood.

      Hike Leader(s): Michael Treuman Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Leisurely – 3 km/hr. or less
      Terrain: Easy – Mostly flat and usually good footing
      Distance: 5 km

      Description

      This 204 acre property features majestic, mature sugar maple trees and a
      meandering cold water stream. This lush Niagara Escarpment forest is home to a
      variety of rare and at risk species. The sounds of hairy and pileated woodpeckers echo
      through the trees. We will creatively combine Mingay, Maple Leaf and Trout trails to
      complete a loop-de-loop. Bring a snack and water.

    • Car Hike Car Hike: Spring Flowers Hike, Hockley Valley
      10:00 AM-3:30 PM
      04/27/2024

      Click here for more information or to register

      Hosting Club: Toronto, Caledon Hills
      Category: Car Hike
      Location (Google Maps): Hockley Valley Nature Preserve, Map 18

      Hike Leader(s): Al Brown Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Moderate
      Terrain: Challenging
      Distance: 14 km

      Description

      We will hike 14 km through the Nature Preserve, one of the most challenging (hilliest) parts of the Bruce Trail. A great aerobic outing plus we should see lots of spring flowers along the way. After the hike I invite those interested to stop at the Hockley Valley Resort for refreshments.

      To get to the meeting point drive north of Hwy 10 from Orangeville to Hockley Road. Turn right and go about 5 km east to the parking area on your left. It is across the road from the Black Birch restaurant.

       

    • General Hike Sydenham Series #3- Massie Hills to Woodford Re-Do
      10:00 AM-5:30 PM
      04/27/2024

      Click here for more information or to register

      Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land, Sydenham
      Category: General Hike
      Location (Google Maps): BTC parking lot off 6th Concession South (west side of road) north of Sideroad 3, south of Sideroad 6. BTC Map 29. 44.509124, -80.810665. Please arrive at 9:45 am.

      Hike Leader(s): Stuart Law Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Medium
      Terrain: Slippery Sections Likely, Slippery and Steep Sections, Strenuous
      Distance: 19 kms

      Description

      Join us on the third of our 10 Sydenham E2E Series shuttle hikes.  Peaceful rural Ontario.  Woods.  Rocky technical terrain.  Very, very wet and muddy at Bognor Marsh.  Some road walking.  Please bring a garbage bag and a change of footwear for the shuttle (we will be very muddy) and please be prepared to drive fellow hikers before or after the hike.  Please bring a smile, 2L of water, a warm drink, sunblock, a snack and a lunch.  It’s a touch early for bugs but be ready for them too just in case.  Hiking boots mandatory.  Poles and gaiters recommended.  Please arrive at 9:45 am to be prepared to shuttle at 10:00 am sharp.  Please visit the BTC website to see what should be in your back pack including your own first aid kit, an extra pair of socks and plastic bags to wear over your feet inside your boots in case you get a footer.

    • Urban Walk Urban Walk: Graffiti Art, Culture & Nature in Toronto
      10:00 AM-1:00 PM
      04/27/2024

      Click here for more information or to register

      Hosting Club: Toronto
      Category: Urban Walk
      Location (Google Maps): Meet at the South-West Corner of Queen & Ossington

      Hike Leader(s): Sajedeh Zahraei Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Leisurely
      Terrain: Flat

      Description

      This hike is part of a series of urban hikes exploring graffiti art, culture, and social history in Toronto’s streets, laneways, underpasses, and parks across the city. These hikes provide opportunities for reflection on our own identity, personal history, examining our connection to each other and to the land, fostering a sense of community and belonging. In this hike we will explore Parkdale – Queen West neighbourhoods.

    • Car Hike Car Hike: Spring Indigenous Teachings Hike with Alan Colley
      10:30 AM
      04/27/2024

      Click here for more information or to register

      Hosting Club: Toronto
      Category: Car Hike
      Location (Google Maps): Toronto section Map 12 edition 31, Sideroad 17 parking area, east off Halton RD 25 north of 401 at Milton. there is room for 5-10 cars so park respectfully

      Hike Leader(s): Lynn McFerran Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Leisurely
      Terrain: Variable
      Distance: 5-8 km

      Description

      This spring hike will be co led with Alan Colley the founder and nature guide of Toronto Aboriginal Eco Tours.
      HIs mission is to develop relationships with the land for generations to come. He did a hike last spring and is coming back to share his learnings and knowledge this spring. Hopefully the end of April will bring spring ephemerals for us to view. Be sure to download I naturalist app for this hike. This is a learning hike so ata very leisurely pace, with stops along the trail about what you see hear and smell.
      This area can be a bit wet if we have a rainy spring dress accordingly and bring bug spray, yes even in April. Pack a lunch or snacks.

    • Urban Pre AGM Niagara-on-the-Lake Tour
      1:00 PM-3:00 PM
      04/27/2024

      Click here for more information or to register

      Hosting Club: Niagara
      Category: Urban
      Location (Google Maps): Meet on King St near Centre St, Niagara-on-the-Lake

      Hike Leader(s): Margaret Northfield Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Medium
      Terrain: Easy
      Distance: 8-9km

      Description

      This urban hike will take us around beautiful Niagara-on-the-Lake.  Mostly paved pathways with some trail walking.

      Join us for the Annual General Meeting after the hike.  Make sure you take in the Chili Cookoff as well.

       

    • Spring Ephemeral Series: Fossil Glen
      1:30 PM-4:00 PM
      04/27/2024

      Click here for more information or to register

      Hosting Club: Sydenham
      Category: Botany Hike
      Location (Google Maps): Due to limited parking at the hike location, participants are encouraged to meet at the Owen Sound Galaxy Cinema parking lot for 1pm, and carpool from there. Meet at the tall “Galaxy Centre” sign next to the traffic lights.

      Hike Leader(s): Jeannine Kralt Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Leisurely: 3 km/h or less
      Terrain: Moderate: Some hills and/or poor footing
      Distance: 3km

      Description

      The third and final hike in our series of spring ephemeral hikes – this area has a wide variety of spring ephemerals, including both native Dicentra species, Spring Beauties, Trout Lilies, and Wild Ginger, amongst others. We’ll see what we can find. We’ll be completing a loop including the Frank Holley Side Trail. Portions of this trail are rocky, with some up and downhill sections – good footwear is a must.

      This leisurely hike will be a classic Discovery Hike, with a focus on spring wildflowers – participants are encouraged to ask questions, and we’ll briefly stop to look at things we find. This section also has interesting fossils, which can briefly be discussed if participants are interested. Photographers welcome. There is a chance that this hike might be moved slightly, given the warmer end to winter this year (it’s been hard to predict timing). Participants will be contacted in advance if that is to be the case.

      This hike also appears in Ron Savage’s book Exploring Sydenham – sufficient time will be available to locate the code.

      Carpooling encouraged – get in touch with the hike leader if you are in need of a ride. Please plan to arrive 15 minutes in advance of the start time, by 1pm if meeting at the carpool location. An email confirming conditions will be sent out in advance of the hike. Please contact Jeannine via the hike leader contact form should there be any questions or concerns.

    • Register NBTC Annual General Meeting
      3:00 PM-5:30 PM
      04/27/2024

      Hike open to BTC Members only.

      Click here for more information or to register

      Hosting Club: Niagara
      Category: Register
      Location (Google Maps): Niagara on the Lake Royal Canadian Legion, 410 King Street, Niagara on the Lake

      Description

      Come out to meet the Niagara Bruce Trail Club Board as well as other members!

      Learn what the board has done and what their future plans are.  Make your voice heard.

      Volunteer Appreciation Awards Presentation.

      Stay for the chili cook-off!  If you are able, please bring a dessert to share with others.   T-shirts, neck scarves and bumper stickers available to purchase.  Cash or transfers accepted.

      Please note that the meeting will take place on the second floor of the legion.  There is no elevator or chair lift.  Also, the legion does not allow hats to be worn within their premises.

      Registration Required.

    • Urban Walk Urban Walk: Theatre Hike - Humber River/Swansea
      3:00 PM-6:00 PM
      04/27/2024

      Click here for more information or to register

      Hosting Club: Toronto
      Category: Urban Walk
      Location (Google Maps):

      Meet at 3 PM at the bus Route #79 stop at south east corner of Scarlett Road and Eglinton West.

      Hike Leader(s): Miriam Stevens Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Leisurely
      Terrain: Variable
      Distance: 9-10 km

      Description

      Join us for a leisurely hike (3 km/hour) on the Humber River trail and through Swansea. There are 3 steep stair cases on the route through Swansea. Suitable for beginners and families. We will follow the Humber River Trail to Old Mill and then hike parts of Swansea to Runnymede & Bloor. Optional dropout at Old Mill Subway Station. After the hike you may choose to join us for dinner at 6:00 PM at either at Ali Baba Mediterranean Cuisine or at a nearby pub as you prefer.
      We will attend the play at 8:00 PM at the Village Players, 2190E Bloor Street West to see the play “The Book Of Will” by Lauren Gunderson .
      Call the theatre directly at 416 767 7702 to reserve  your ticket ($29.00 adults and seniors) and mention that you are with the Bruce Trail Conservancy, Toronto Club.
      Anyone may choose to come for the hike only,  join us for the theatre performance, or join us for all three: Hike, dinner and play.
      Parking on side streets off of Bloor street west. A paid parking lot is available behind the theatre building (and adjacent to the subway station) at 2190 Bloor Street West
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  • Peninsula in 6 Challenger Series A Hike #4 Richardson Side Trail to Dyers Bay
    7:00 AM
    04/28/2024

    Hike open to BTC Members only.

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Peninsula

    Location (Google Maps): Dyers Bay Community Parking
    Capacity: 50
    Coordinates: 45.162328, -81.340377

    Hike Leader(s): Margaret O’Dell Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Fast
    Terrain: Difficult
    Distance: 26 Km

    Description

    Hike #4 of 6 Richardson Side Trail to Dyers Bay

    Peninsula in 6 Challenger Series
    Complete 162.4 km section from Wiarton to Tobermory in 6 hikes.

    • You must sign up for EACH hike individually. The series is spread-out over 2 weeks, and 3 weekends. You are not automatically accepted into either series as a whole.
    • This hike series is intended for experienced distance hikers only. Hikers must demonstrate recent experience completing hikes exceeding 25 km over difficult terrain and at a brisk pace;
    • If a hiker is unable to keep pace with the group, or finds the distance too challenging, their future hike registrations may be canceled by the hike leader.
    • Be very aware of your ability to join this series.
    • Hikes will average 4.5 km per hour including breaks, moving pace is 5 km per hour;
    • Expect to be on-trail for 7 – 9 hours;
    • Meeting time is scheduled for 7:00am; arrive no later than 15 minutes prior to the meeting time;
    • Hikers must carry sufficient hydration, accessible snacks, lunch, first-aid kit, rain gear, extra socks, and possibly protective boot covers (i.e. bags);
    • Hikers will be expected to participate in shuttling hikers to the start and to drive shuttlers back to their car. Responsibility will be shared equally;
    • Any applicable parking fees will be shared within the group.
  • Car Hike Car Hike: Sydenham E2E 8/8
    8:30 AM-3:00 PM
    04/28/2024

    Hike open to BTC Members only.

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Toronto
    Category: Car Hike
    Location (Google Maps):

    Km 171.6 BlueWater park, Wiarton. Coordinates N 44.742514,W 81.135140 map 35.

    Hike Leader(s): Smadar Junkin Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Brisk
    Terrain: Challenging, Variable
    Distance: 23.43 km

    Description

    8th hike of 8, badge day. We will carpool to km 148.0 and hike back. Icers May be needed. Bring 2litres of water. We will follow all Covid 19 instructions. Congratulations for finishing the Sydenham, the longest section of the Bruce Trail. Please arrive at 8:15 so the shuttle can leave by 8:30. Everyone is expected to participate in the shuttle during the 8 days hike duration. Expected pace is 4- 4.5 km per hour.

     

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  • General Hike Sydenham Series #4 – Woodford to Bayview Escarpment
    9:00 AM-4:30 PM
    04/28/2024

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land, Sydenham
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Roadside parking along the St. Vincent-Sydenham Townline at the field entrance of the River Kwai Side Trail. (We will not be building a bridge!). 44.624492, 80.730579. Please arrive at 8:45 am to be ready to shuttle at 9:00 am.

    Hike Leader(s): Stuart Law Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Slippery Sections Likely, Slippery and Steep Sections, Strenuous
    Distance: 16 kms

    Description

    Join us on the fourth of our 10 Sydenham E2E Series shuttle hikes.  Peaceful rural Ontario notwithstanding the fact we will take in the new Kaboom Side Trail.  Woods.  Rocky technical terrain.  May have to cross a swollen creek.  Please bring a garbage bag and a change of footwear for the shuttle (we will be very muddy) and please be prepared to drive fellow hikers before or after the hike.  Please bring a smile, 2L of water, a warm drink, sunblock, a snack and a lunch.  It’s a touch early for bugs but be ready for them too just in case.  Hiking boots mandatory.  Poles and gaiters recommended.  Please arrive at 8:45 am to be prepared to shuttle at 9:00 am sharp.  Please visit the BTC website to see what should be in your back pack including your own first aid kit, an extra pair of socks and plastic bags to wear over your feet inside your boots in case you get a footer.

  • Just For Fun Hikers at Whitetail Refuge Nature Reserve
    9:00 AM-12:30 PM
    04/28/2024

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Caledon Hills
    Category: General
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at the Mono Community Centre, 200 m south of Mono Centre (County Road 8). 44.026195, -80.071516

    Directions: From ON-10 head east onto Dufferin Rd. 8/Mono Centre Rd. for 6.0 km. The Community Centre is on the right.

    Hike Leader(s): Sandy Green Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hour
    Terrain: Moderate – some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 10 kilometres

    Description

    Join with other friends of the Caledon Hills Club to explore the emergence of spring on our Whitetail Refuge Nature Reserve. Bring your choice of hydration and snacks. Sturdy footwear is highly recommended. This hike can be used towards earning the 60 for the 60th commemorative badge.

  • Woolverton to Jones Rd (E2E)
    9:30 AM-12:30 PM
    04/28/2024

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at the end of Jones Rd in Stoney Creek.

    Hike Leader(s): Karen Bergmann Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 9 kms

    Description

    After meeting at the end of Jones Rd, we will carpool to Woolverton Rd and hike back along the main trail. There are plenty of rocks and a few hills along the way. Bring water and a snack.

  • Loop Niagara Gorge, American side
    9:30 AM-12:00 PM
    04/28/2024

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Loop
    Location (Google Maps): Whirlpool State Park, Niagara Scenic Pkwy, Niagara Falls, NY 14303, United States

    Hike Leader(s): Marion Hanover Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 10km

    Description

    Let’s explore the Niagara gorge from the American side.  Proper documentation needed to cross into the United States.  I will arrange a car pool from St Catharines Glendale Carpool lot at 9:00am if there is an interested.

  • Crawford Lake Wildflowers
    10:00 AM-12:30 PM
    04/28/2024

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Crawford Lake Conservation Area, 3115 Conservation Rd. East side of Guelph Line.

    Hike Leader(s): Anne Armstrong Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Leisurely – 3km/hr or less
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: Approx. 7 – 8 km.

    Description

    Crawford Lake is always a good area to spot Spring Wildflowers. We will complete a loop hike in our search. The section north of the lookout is quite rocky (that’s where they love to grow). Bring water, a snack and sunscreen. Poles would be useful on the rocky sections. I will contact you a couple of days ahead of the hike with more detailed contact information.
    Leader: Anne Armstrong

  • Urban Walk Toronto Urban Badge Hike – 4 of 7
    10:00 AM-1:45 PM
    04/28/2024

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Toronto
    Category: Urban Walk
    Location (Google Maps):

    Toronto, Ontario, Canada

    Hike Leader(s): Brian Rideout Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Moderate
    Terrain: Flat
    Distance: 11.4 km

    Description

    Please join me at the north west corner of Finch and Weston by 10 AM.  We will hike east along the Finch Hydro Corridor Trail to Bathurst St (N of Finch) (km 30.2 to km 41.6).  Here is an online map with km markings of our route for all 7 hikes for the Toronto Urban Badge.

    Please make sure you bring at least 2 liters of water, a lunch, bug spray and sunscreen.

  • Car Hike Car Hike: Hike #4 to earn the Dufferin Hi-Land Youth and/or Side Trails Badge!
    10:00 AM-2:00 PM
    04/28/2024

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Toronto, Dufferin Hi-Land
    Category: Car Hike
    Location (Google Maps): We will meet at roadside parking on 2nd Line EHS north of 20 Sideroad (Map 19 of the Bruce Trail Reference Guide, Edition 31).

    Hike Leader(s): Monica Pasquali Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Leisurely
    Terrain: Variable
    Distance: 8.6 km

    Description

    Calling all families with children who love hiking and earning badges!!!

    This is the fourth in a series of ten hikes that will be offered throughout 2024 on a roughly monthly basis so that children who are 15 years of age and younger can earn the Dufferin Hi-Land Adventurer Youth Badge and their parents/guardians can earn the Dufferin Hi-Land Side Trails Badge at the same time!!!  Details regarding the requirements for each badge can be found here: https://dufferinbrucetrailclub.org/dufferin-bruce-trail-club-badges/  Each of the ten hikes will be a loop hike so no car shuttles will be needed, and each hike will cover a distance of approximately 6-9 km hiked at a leisurely pace (2-3 km/h) so children and adults alike can participate.

    This fourth hike will be a spring hike to explore some side trails within Mono Cliffs Provincial Park, specifically McCarston’s Lake Side Trail, the Lookout Side Trail, the Walter Tovell Side Trail, and the Carriage Side Trail.  Please dress appropriately for a spring hike by dressing in layers (wear an inner layer that wicks sweat away from your skin, a middle layer that keeps you warm, and an outer layer that protects you from wind and rain), wearing a sunhat, and wearing comfortable footwear that has good traction.  Hiking poles or walking sticks are an asset since they will help keep you balanced if the ground is muddy/slippery.  As well, make sure you bring enough water and food for a 3-4 hour hike since we’ll be covering a total distance of approximately 8.6 km.

    Hopefully you’ll be able to join me on Sunday, April 28th!  Until then, happy hiking, everyone!

  • Paid Outing Register Hiking 101April 28, May 5, May 26, 2024
    1:00 PM-3:00 PM
    04/28/2024

    This is a Multi-Day Hike

    You are signing up for the following dates and times:

    2024-04-28 at 13:00
    2024-05-05 at
    2024-05-26 at

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Register
    Location (Google Maps): April 28: Kinsmen Park, Frost Rd, Beamsville
    May 5: Louth Conservation Area
    May 26: Queenston Heights

    Hike Leader(s): Lauren Doig Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Leisurely
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 5-6 km

    Description

    Hiking 101 is an introductory course for novice hikers, members and non-members alike.  If you want some guidance on where to begin, what to wear, and what to take along, this is the course for you. The course is 3  Sunday afternoon sessions with a combination of workshop/Q& A followed by short hikes along the trail.  Dress in weather appropriate clothing and wear good walking shoes.

    Time:  1 pm – 3pm

    Meeting locations:  Sunday, April 28- Kinsmen Park, Kinsmen Rd & Frost Rd., Beamsville   N 43.146108  W 79.475609

    Sunday, May 5 – Louth Conservation Area, parking lot off of Staff Avenue, Louth, 500 m north of Pelham Rd (Regional Road 69)  N 43.121706  W 79.351235

    Sunday May 26 – Queenston Height Park, near the Bruce Trail Cairn  N 43.157826  W 79.052045

    Registration is Members $30, Non-Members $40.  Upon completing the three sessions, you will receive a FREE tube scarf ($15 value)

     

     

     

     

  • Memorial Forest Loop
    1:15 PM-3:15 PM
    04/28/2024

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Sydenham
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Owen Sound – Memorial Forest west end of Young’s Drive – just east of km 105.8 on B.T.

    Hike Leader(s): Danuta Valleau Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Leisurely: 3 km/h or less
    Terrain: Moderate: Some hills and/or poor footing
    Distance: 3 km

    Description

    We will leave the parking area at 1:15 pm and follow the side trail along base of escarpment to Jones Falls, where we ascend through a crevice to the main trail and return along the top of the escarpment with lookout points.

    Walking poles are recommended although not essential.

  • Leisurely Invasive Plant Pull and Nature Hike
    2:00 PM-4:30 PM
    04/28/2024

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Leisurely
    Location (Google Maps): St Paul St., Niagara Falls, north of Mountain Rd on the west side

    Hike Leader(s): Mary-Lyn Hopper Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Leisurely
    Terrain: Easy
    Distance: 4 km

    Description

    The Bruce Trail Conservancy is dedicated to the biodiversity of the lands adjacent ot he trail.  For the first 1 1/2 hours the focus will be on removing invasives in the area, likely garlic mustard and English Ivy. An optional hour hke will follow with the focus being on learning more about biodiversity and the plant matter along the trail.

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    • Peninsula in 6 Challenger Series A Hike #4 Richardson Side Trail to Dyers Bay
      7:00 AM
      04/28/2024

      Hike open to BTC Members only.

      Click here for more information or to register

      Hosting Club: Peninsula

      Location (Google Maps): Dyers Bay Community Parking
      Capacity: 50
      Coordinates: 45.162328, -81.340377

      Hike Leader(s): Margaret O’Dell Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Fast
      Terrain: Difficult
      Distance: 26 Km

      Description

      Hike #4 of 6 Richardson Side Trail to Dyers Bay

      Peninsula in 6 Challenger Series
      Complete 162.4 km section from Wiarton to Tobermory in 6 hikes.

      • You must sign up for EACH hike individually. The series is spread-out over 2 weeks, and 3 weekends. You are not automatically accepted into either series as a whole.
      • This hike series is intended for experienced distance hikers only. Hikers must demonstrate recent experience completing hikes exceeding 25 km over difficult terrain and at a brisk pace;
      • If a hiker is unable to keep pace with the group, or finds the distance too challenging, their future hike registrations may be canceled by the hike leader.
      • Be very aware of your ability to join this series.
      • Hikes will average 4.5 km per hour including breaks, moving pace is 5 km per hour;
      • Expect to be on-trail for 7 – 9 hours;
      • Meeting time is scheduled for 7:00am; arrive no later than 15 minutes prior to the meeting time;
      • Hikers must carry sufficient hydration, accessible snacks, lunch, first-aid kit, rain gear, extra socks, and possibly protective boot covers (i.e. bags);
      • Hikers will be expected to participate in shuttling hikers to the start and to drive shuttlers back to their car. Responsibility will be shared equally;
      • Any applicable parking fees will be shared within the group.
    • Car Hike Car Hike: Sydenham E2E 8/8
      8:30 AM-3:00 PM
      04/28/2024

      Hike open to BTC Members only.

      Click here for more information or to register

      Hosting Club: Toronto
      Category: Car Hike
      Location (Google Maps):

      Km 171.6 BlueWater park, Wiarton. Coordinates N 44.742514,W 81.135140 map 35.

      Hike Leader(s): Smadar Junkin Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Brisk
      Terrain: Challenging, Variable
      Distance: 23.43 km

      Description

      8th hike of 8, badge day. We will carpool to km 148.0 and hike back. Icers May be needed. Bring 2litres of water. We will follow all Covid 19 instructions. Congratulations for finishing the Sydenham, the longest section of the Bruce Trail. Please arrive at 8:15 so the shuttle can leave by 8:30. Everyone is expected to participate in the shuttle during the 8 days hike duration. Expected pace is 4- 4.5 km per hour.

       

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    • General Hike Sydenham Series #4 - Woodford to Bayview Escarpment
      9:00 AM-4:30 PM
      04/28/2024

      Click here for more information or to register

      Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land, Sydenham
      Category: General Hike
      Location (Google Maps): Roadside parking along the St. Vincent-Sydenham Townline at the field entrance of the River Kwai Side Trail. (We will not be building a bridge!). 44.624492, 80.730579. Please arrive at 8:45 am to be ready to shuttle at 9:00 am.

      Hike Leader(s): Stuart Law Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Medium
      Terrain: Slippery Sections Likely, Slippery and Steep Sections, Strenuous
      Distance: 16 kms

      Description

      Join us on the fourth of our 10 Sydenham E2E Series shuttle hikes.  Peaceful rural Ontario notwithstanding the fact we will take in the new Kaboom Side Trail.  Woods.  Rocky technical terrain.  May have to cross a swollen creek.  Please bring a garbage bag and a change of footwear for the shuttle (we will be very muddy) and please be prepared to drive fellow hikers before or after the hike.  Please bring a smile, 2L of water, a warm drink, sunblock, a snack and a lunch.  It’s a touch early for bugs but be ready for them too just in case.  Hiking boots mandatory.  Poles and gaiters recommended.  Please arrive at 8:45 am to be prepared to shuttle at 9:00 am sharp.  Please visit the BTC website to see what should be in your back pack including your own first aid kit, an extra pair of socks and plastic bags to wear over your feet inside your boots in case you get a footer.

    • Just For Fun Hikers at Whitetail Refuge Nature Reserve
      9:00 AM-12:30 PM
      04/28/2024

      Click here for more information or to register

      Hosting Club: Caledon Hills
      Category: General
      Location (Google Maps): Meet at the Mono Community Centre, 200 m south of Mono Centre (County Road 8). 44.026195, -80.071516

      Directions: From ON-10 head east onto Dufferin Rd. 8/Mono Centre Rd. for 6.0 km. The Community Centre is on the right.

      Hike Leader(s): Sandy Green Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hour
      Terrain: Moderate – some hills and/or some poor footing
      Distance: 10 kilometres

      Description

      Join with other friends of the Caledon Hills Club to explore the emergence of spring on our Whitetail Refuge Nature Reserve. Bring your choice of hydration and snacks. Sturdy footwear is highly recommended. This hike can be used towards earning the 60 for the 60th commemorative badge.

    • Woolverton to Jones Rd (E2E)
      9:30 AM-12:30 PM
      04/28/2024

      Click here for more information or to register

      Hosting Club: Iroquoia
      Category: General Hike
      Location (Google Maps): Meet at the end of Jones Rd in Stoney Creek.

      Hike Leader(s): Karen Bergmann Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
      Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
      Distance: 9 kms

      Description

      After meeting at the end of Jones Rd, we will carpool to Woolverton Rd and hike back along the main trail. There are plenty of rocks and a few hills along the way. Bring water and a snack.

    • Loop Niagara Gorge, American side
      9:30 AM-12:00 PM
      04/28/2024

      Click here for more information or to register

      Hosting Club: Niagara
      Category: Loop
      Location (Google Maps): Whirlpool State Park, Niagara Scenic Pkwy, Niagara Falls, NY 14303, United States

      Hike Leader(s): Marion Hanover Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Medium
      Terrain: Moderate
      Distance: 10km

      Description

      Let’s explore the Niagara gorge from the American side.  Proper documentation needed to cross into the United States.  I will arrange a car pool from St Catharines Glendale Carpool lot at 9:00am if there is an interested.

    • Crawford Lake Wildflowers
      10:00 AM-12:30 PM
      04/28/2024

      Click here for more information or to register

      Hosting Club: Iroquoia
      Category: General Hike
      Location (Google Maps): Crawford Lake Conservation Area, 3115 Conservation Rd. East side of Guelph Line.

      Hike Leader(s): Anne Armstrong Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Leisurely – 3km/hr or less
      Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
      Distance: Approx. 7 – 8 km.

      Description

      Crawford Lake is always a good area to spot Spring Wildflowers. We will complete a loop hike in our search. The section north of the lookout is quite rocky (that’s where they love to grow). Bring water, a snack and sunscreen. Poles would be useful on the rocky sections. I will contact you a couple of days ahead of the hike with more detailed contact information.
      Leader: Anne Armstrong

    • Urban Walk Toronto Urban Badge Hike - 4 of 7
      10:00 AM-1:45 PM
      04/28/2024

      Click here for more information or to register

      Hosting Club: Toronto
      Category: Urban Walk
      Location (Google Maps):

      Toronto, Ontario, Canada

      Hike Leader(s): Brian Rideout Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Moderate
      Terrain: Flat
      Distance: 11.4 km

      Description

      Please join me at the north west corner of Finch and Weston by 10 AM.  We will hike east along the Finch Hydro Corridor Trail to Bathurst St (N of Finch) (km 30.2 to km 41.6).  Here is an online map with km markings of our route for all 7 hikes for the Toronto Urban Badge.

      Please make sure you bring at least 2 liters of water, a lunch, bug spray and sunscreen.

    • Car Hike Car Hike: Hike #4 to earn the Dufferin Hi-Land Youth and/or Side Trails Badge!
      10:00 AM-2:00 PM
      04/28/2024

      Click here for more information or to register

      Hosting Club: Toronto, Dufferin Hi-Land
      Category: Car Hike
      Location (Google Maps): We will meet at roadside parking on 2nd Line EHS north of 20 Sideroad (Map 19 of the Bruce Trail Reference Guide, Edition 31).

      Hike Leader(s): Monica Pasquali Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Leisurely
      Terrain: Variable
      Distance: 8.6 km

      Description

      Calling all families with children who love hiking and earning badges!!!

      This is the fourth in a series of ten hikes that will be offered throughout 2024 on a roughly monthly basis so that children who are 15 years of age and younger can earn the Dufferin Hi-Land Adventurer Youth Badge and their parents/guardians can earn the Dufferin Hi-Land Side Trails Badge at the same time!!!  Details regarding the requirements for each badge can be found here: https://dufferinbrucetrailclub.org/dufferin-bruce-trail-club-badges/  Each of the ten hikes will be a loop hike so no car shuttles will be needed, and each hike will cover a distance of approximately 6-9 km hiked at a leisurely pace (2-3 km/h) so children and adults alike can participate.

      This fourth hike will be a spring hike to explore some side trails within Mono Cliffs Provincial Park, specifically McCarston’s Lake Side Trail, the Lookout Side Trail, the Walter Tovell Side Trail, and the Carriage Side Trail.  Please dress appropriately for a spring hike by dressing in layers (wear an inner layer that wicks sweat away from your skin, a middle layer that keeps you warm, and an outer layer that protects you from wind and rain), wearing a sunhat, and wearing comfortable footwear that has good traction.  Hiking poles or walking sticks are an asset since they will help keep you balanced if the ground is muddy/slippery.  As well, make sure you bring enough water and food for a 3-4 hour hike since we’ll be covering a total distance of approximately 8.6 km.

      Hopefully you’ll be able to join me on Sunday, April 28th!  Until then, happy hiking, everyone!

    • Paid Outing Register Hiking 101April 28, May 5, May 26, 2024
      1:00 PM-3:00 PM
      04/28/2024

      This is a Multi-Day Hike

      You are signing up for the following dates and times:

      2024-04-28 at 13:00
      2024-05-05 at
      2024-05-26 at

      Click here for more information or to register

      Hosting Club: Niagara
      Category: Register
      Location (Google Maps): April 28: Kinsmen Park, Frost Rd, Beamsville
      May 5: Louth Conservation Area
      May 26: Queenston Heights

      Hike Leader(s): Lauren Doig Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Leisurely
      Terrain: Moderate
      Distance: 5-6 km

      Description

      Hiking 101 is an introductory course for novice hikers, members and non-members alike.  If you want some guidance on where to begin, what to wear, and what to take along, this is the course for you. The course is 3  Sunday afternoon sessions with a combination of workshop/Q& A followed by short hikes along the trail.  Dress in weather appropriate clothing and wear good walking shoes.

      Time:  1 pm – 3pm

      Meeting locations:  Sunday, April 28- Kinsmen Park, Kinsmen Rd & Frost Rd., Beamsville   N 43.146108  W 79.475609

      Sunday, May 5 – Louth Conservation Area, parking lot off of Staff Avenue, Louth, 500 m north of Pelham Rd (Regional Road 69)  N 43.121706  W 79.351235

      Sunday May 26 – Queenston Height Park, near the Bruce Trail Cairn  N 43.157826  W 79.052045

      Registration is Members $30, Non-Members $40.  Upon completing the three sessions, you will receive a FREE tube scarf ($15 value)

       

       

       

       

    • Memorial Forest Loop
      1:15 PM-3:15 PM
      04/28/2024

      Click here for more information or to register

      Hosting Club: Sydenham
      Category: General Hike
      Location (Google Maps): Owen Sound – Memorial Forest west end of Young’s Drive – just east of km 105.8 on B.T.

      Hike Leader(s): Danuta Valleau Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Leisurely: 3 km/h or less
      Terrain: Moderate: Some hills and/or poor footing
      Distance: 3 km

      Description

      We will leave the parking area at 1:15 pm and follow the side trail along base of escarpment to Jones Falls, where we ascend through a crevice to the main trail and return along the top of the escarpment with lookout points.

      Walking poles are recommended although not essential.

    • Leisurely Invasive Plant Pull and Nature Hike
      2:00 PM-4:30 PM
      04/28/2024

      Click here for more information or to register

      Hosting Club: Niagara
      Category: Leisurely
      Location (Google Maps): St Paul St., Niagara Falls, north of Mountain Rd on the west side

      Hike Leader(s): Mary-Lyn Hopper Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Leisurely
      Terrain: Easy
      Distance: 4 km

      Description

      The Bruce Trail Conservancy is dedicated to the biodiversity of the lands adjacent ot he trail.  For the first 1 1/2 hours the focus will be on removing invasives in the area, likely garlic mustard and English Ivy. An optional hour hke will follow with the focus being on learning more about biodiversity and the plant matter along the trail.

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  • Spring Ephemerals Discovery Hike at Jackson Cove
    9:30 AM
    04/29/2024

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Peninsula

    Location (Google Maps): Jackson’s Cove Road at the top of the hill just to the west of the trail. 44.939536, -81.133319. Map 37 Bruce Trail Reference Guide Ed. 31.

    Hike Leader(s): Marg Glendon Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Leisurely, Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: ~4 KM

    Description

    Spring Ephemerals are woodland flowers which emerge before the trees show their leaves. Although they appear fragile, Spring Ephemerals often develop a relationship with fungi to help draw the water and nutrients they need to thrive. They are an important early source of pollen and nectar for insects. Jeannine Kralt, botany enthusiast, will lead our Spring Ephemeral Discovery hike along the Bruce Trail near Jackson’s Cove and winds through the Mackie Nature Reserve. This “Walk-Stop-Talk” hike is a slow pace ~4 km and includes a little hill climbing over rocky and uneven terrain. Be prepared for up to 3 hours. What to bring: A light backpack to carry water, light lunch or snack. Optional: Camera, insect repellent and bug net may be useful. What to wear: Sturdy footwear. Weather can be unpredictable at this time of year – dress in layers.  Note: There are no washroom facilities at this location. We may encounter poison ivy.

  • Hidden Valley to Hendrie Valley
    10:00 AM-1:00 PM
    04/29/2024

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at the parking lot at 1137 HIDDEN VALLEY ROAD -east side of Road -by the Hidden Valley Park washrooms(NOT the south lot off Lemonville Rd)

    Hike Leader(s): Cathie Green Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: Approximately 8 kms

    Description

    We will follow a community trail from Hidden Valley Park in Burlington following Grindstone Creek to RBG Hendrie Valley where we will hike the Bridle

    and Grindstone Marsh Trails with some road walking to connect the trails

    Lots of wildlife can be seen in this area -birds, deer, swans and wildflowers too

    Spring like conditions-wet areas-dress for the weather, bring water, hiking poles, boots, lunch or snack. Call me or text me with any concerns, questions or last minute cancellation

    Cathie Green 416-931-2095

     

  • Afternoon Hike – Kelso Summit (reservation required)
    4:30 PM-6:30 PM
    04/29/2024

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Afternoon/Evening Hikes
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at 4:15 pm in the Kelso Summit parking lot on Steeles Ave.

    Hike Leader(s): Karen Bergmann Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 7 kms

    Description

    We will hike along a few of the trails in a loop.  Please reserve your time at www.conservationhalton.ca

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  • Peninsula in 6 Challenger Series B Hike #4 Richardson Side Trail to Dyers Bay
    7:00 AM
    04/30/2024

    Hike open to BTC Members only.

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Peninsula

    Location (Google Maps):

    Dyers Bay Community Parking
    Capacity: 50
    Coordinates: 45.162328, -81.340377

    Hike Leader(s): Margaret O’Dell Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Fast
    Terrain: Difficult
    Distance: 26 Km

    Description

    Hike #4 of 6 Richardson Side Trail to Dyers Bay

    Peninsula in 6 Challenger Series
    Complete 162.4 km section from Wiarton to Tobermory in 6 hikes.

    • You must sign up for EACH hike individually. The series is spread-out over 2 weeks, and 3 weekends. You are not automatically accepted into either series as a whole.
    • This hike series is intended for experienced distance hikers only. Hikers must demonstrate recent experience completing hikes exceeding 25 km over difficult terrain and at a brisk pace;
    • If a hiker is unable to keep pace with the group, or finds the distance too challenging, their future hike registrations may be canceled by the hike leader.
    • Be very aware of your ability to join this series.
    • Hikes will average 4.5 km per hour including breaks, moving pace is 5 km per hour;
    • Expect to be on-trail for 7 – 9 hours;
    • Meeting time is scheduled for 7:00am; arrive no later than 15 minutes prior to the meeting time;
    • Hikers must carry sufficient hydration, accessible snacks, lunch, first-aid kit, rain gear, extra socks, and possibly protective boot covers (i.e. bags);
    • Hikers will be expected to participate in shuttling hikers to the start and to drive shuttlers back to their car. Responsibility will be shared equally;
    • Any applicable parking fees will be shared within the group.
  • Urban Walk Urban Walk: Valley View and Maple view Parks Thornhill
    8:45 AM-11:15 AM
    04/30/2024

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Toronto

    Location (Google Maps): Parking lot at the corner of Bayview Ave, and Sycamore Dr. South of Highway 7
    Sycamore Dr. is 2 blocks south of highway 7,parking lot is across plaza of Dollarama and Star box

    Hike Leader(s): Mohammad Aghamiri Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Moderate
    Terrain: Variable
    Distance: 7-8 km

    Description

    We will explore Valleyview and Maple view parks, and  walk  along  German Mill Creek,

  • Loop 9:00 Long Hike Wiley Road Short Hills
    9:00 AM-11:30 AM
    04/30/2024

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Niagara

    Location (Google Maps):

    Short Hills Wiley Road Entrance

    Hike Leader(s): Alan Laver

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    10km

    Description

    Explore Short Hills and the majestic side trails of Scarlett Tanager, Hemlock. Swayze Falls and Terrace. Register for each hike

    Bring Poles water, snack, and dress for the weather

  • Hike 9:15 Short Hike – Rotary Park
    9:15 AM-10:45 AM
    04/30/2024

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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Rotary Park, 376 Regional Rd 69, St. Catharines

    Hike Leader(s): Debbie Demizio Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: ~ 6kms

    Description

    Hike around Twelve Mile Creek. Bring hiking boots, water, sunscreen and bug spray.

  • Tuesday Hike Scotsdale Farm and Indigenous Village, Forest Bathing
    9:30 AM-1:00 PM
    04/30/2024

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    Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land
    Category: Tuesday Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Toronto Section, Map 13.  Meet at Scotsdale Farm parking lot off of Trafalgar Rd (north of Km 29.8)

    Hike Leader(s): Janice McClelland;Les Babbage Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Leisurely
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: Long Hike: 8 km, Short Hike:  5.8 km

    Description

    April/30/ 2024, 9:30 am – 1:00 pm  –

    We will quietly hike the Bennet Heritage Trail, crossing Snows Creek pond and then Owl Creek, close to the site of the an Indigenous (Attiwonderonk) village from 1550-80.  We will share info about the village.  Our hike follows Owl Creek with a scenic break spot.  Long hike will return via the Maureen Smith Side Trail and then the Main Trail – the short hike will return directly to the parking lot via the Bennet Side Trail.  Please bring water and a lunch.

  • 60 for the 60th Anniversary Badge Hike Series – #3 of 10
    10:00 AM-12:00 PM
    04/30/2024

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    Hosting Club: Caledon Hills
    Category: General
    Location (Google Maps): Parking area north of km 51.8, Map 18, on the east side of the 5th Line EHS, just south of Hockley Rd. on the BTC’s Hemlock Ridges Nature Reserve.

    Hike Leader(s): Joyce Redford 416-988-8753 Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Leisurely – 3 km/hour or less
    Terrain: Moderate – some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 6 km

    Description

    Join Joyce, Louise, and Marilyn on this 2 hour, 6 km hike which is the 3rd in the series of hikes for the new “60 for the 60th Anniversary” badge. We will hike southeast toward Airport Rd. and back. Hike one, a few, or all 10 hikes. Join any hike and make up the rest on your own as long as a record is kept of their hikes to submit on completion to obtain their badge. Participants who complete all 10 hikes will be eligible to purchase the “60 for the 60th” badge.
    Bring poles, and hydration.

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