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  • Peninsula in 6 Challenger Series B Hike #5 Dyers Bay to Halfway Dump
    7:00 AM
    05/01/2024

    Hike open to BTC Members only.

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Peninsula

    Location (Google Maps):

    Halfway Dump Side Trail via Emmett Lake Road
    Fee by Park
    Capacity: 50
    Coordinates: 45.227342, -81.480393

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

    Pace: Fast
    Terrain: Difficult
    Distance: 27.4 Km

    Description

    Hike #5 of 6 Dyers Bay to Halfway Log Dump

    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.
  • Noisy River
    9:00 AM
    05/01/2024

    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-Lynne Chenard 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 km

    Description

    We will park at Lavender Cemetery roadside parking about 0.5 km east of
    Lavender Hill Road on Mulmur-Nottawasaga Townline. We begin hiking from the
    cemetery over to the start of the Blue Mountains section, up to County Road 9 and
    back. This hike offers a variety of terrain as we travel along crevices and through forest
    and fields at times following alongside the Noisy River and a beautiful wetland. Bring a
    snack or lunch and water.

  • WEDNESDAY WALKERS – Start at the Very Beginning (of BV)
    9:30 AM-11:45 AM
    05/01/2024

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

    Location (Google Maps): Park at the end of Maple Lane at BV Km 0.0, Map 24, Edition 31

    Hike Leader(s): Margaret Yaraskavitch Click here to contact the hike leader.

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Easy
    Length of Hike: 5.0 km

    Description

    This hike will be a there-and-back walk. Views from the edge of the Escarpment will show Collingwood and Nottawasaga Bay. We’ll pass Craigleith Ski Club and head towards a deep valley but then it is time to return. Often, views look different when walking in the opposite direction, promising another chance to experience wide open views of the shores of Nottawasaga Bay. Please 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.
  • Car Hike Car Hike: Spring Ephemerals Hike In Terra Cotta Conservation Area
    10:00 AM-1:00 PM
    05/01/2024

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Toronto
    Category: Car Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Terra Cotta Conservation Area Winston Churchill Blvd. North of the King Rd
    Parking on the side of the road where the Caledon Rail Trail crosses Winston Churchill Blvd.

    Hike Leader(s): Patricia Lynn McFerran Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Leisurely
    Terrain: Variable
    Distance: 8-10km

    Description

    This leisurely hike through the conservation area will give us an opportunity to see a variety of spring wild flowers and other local flora. Maybe even a few invasive species.
    If you are interested in starting to collect the requirements for your TBTC Biodiversity Naturalist badge this is a great way to get going. There’s lots to see along the trails. The terrain shifts as we walk through the area and so do the plants we will see. Download I naturalist , Merlin or Seek on your phone to help with identification. There are some interesting sites within the conservation area too, including old brick works, a sugar shack, and a waterfall.
    Please dress for the weather, this is a rain or shine hike but I am hoping for sunshine!
    Bring your camera or phones, snacks, water, sunscreen and bug spray You never know what the the beginning of May will bring.

  • Niagara Glen Short and Sassy
    10:00 AM-12:30 PM
    05/01/2024

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

    Niagara Glen, 3050 Niagara Parkway, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON

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

    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 6-7k (approximate)

    Description

    Loop hike in beautiful Niagara Glen, NOT using Whirlpool Trail. We meet in between Niagara Glen parking lot and building near lot.  Pay parking or Niagara parks pass. Trail ranges from moderate to quite rocky, has hills and stairs. Watch footing. Lots of boulders and great views close to Niagara River. We descend steel stairs before and after hike. Wear hiking boots or shoes. Bring water, snack, appropriate layered clothing for the weather and rain gear. Optional beverage/food after.  Niagara Glen is close to both Butterfly Conservatory and Floral Clock.

  • Evening Hike in Owen Sound followed by an Opportunity for Refreshments
    7:00 PM-8:45 PM
    05/01/2024

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    Hosting Club: Sydenham
    Category: An evening walk.
    Location (Google Maps): First Ave East parking lot between 8th St East and 7th St East. Owen Sound

    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.

    Description

    Join us for an evening hike exploring Owen Sound paths and neighbourhoods, followed by an opportunity for refreshments. There is no need to arrive 15 minutes early, but this hike will start promptly at 7:00 pm.

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  • Peninsula in 6 Challenger Series B Hike #6 Halfway Dump to Peninsula Terminus
    7:00 AM
    05/02/2024

    Hike open to BTC Members only.

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Peninsula

    Location (Google Maps):

    Peninsula Terminus 45.236000, -81.594000
    Street Parking available

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

    Pace: Fast
    Terrain: Difficult
    Distance: 25.2 Km

    Description

    Hike #6 of 6 Halfway Log Dump to Peninsula Terminus

    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 Car Hike Car Hike: Dufferin fundraiser, 4 hikes. Stained Glass Badge
    8:30 AM-1:00 PM
    05/02/2024

    Hike open to BTC Members only.

    This is a Multi-Day Hike

    You are signing up for the following dates and times:

    2024-05-02 at 08:30
    2024-05-03 at 08:30
    2024-05-09 at 08:30
    2024-05-10 at 08:30

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Toronto, Dufferin Hi-Land
    Category: Car Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Mono Community Centre, west of km 72.2 Caledon. Coordinates N 44.026195,W 80.071516

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

    Pace: Brisk
    Terrain: Hilly, Variable
    Distance: 14.1 km

    Description

    This is a fundraiser hiking series of 4 hikes. The funds will be collected by the Toronto Club and will be moved to the Dufferin Club. Registered hikers will earn the new Stain Glass Badge. The registration is for all 4 days. May 2, 3, 9, 10. The badges will be given by the hike leader on the last day.
    you will be allowed to miss one hike. Please let the leader know before the day that you will be missing the hike, keep a log of the hike. It needs to be completed before the May 9, 2024.

    the hike is marked as BRISK- expected moving pace is 4.5 km per hours.

    the fees will go to support the Dufferin Club which supports the the Bruce Trail Conservancy “ preserving a ribbon of wilderness for everyone for ever״.

    At this hike  the registration is limited to Bruce Trail Conservancy members.
    hikers are expected to follow all Covid 19 guidelines and stay home if they have symptoms.
    arrive 15 minutes early, bring 2 litres of water. We will have one break for snack/ lunch.
    meeting points will be sent to the participants of these hikes. Everyone is expected to take part in the car shuttle.

  • Paid Outing Car Hike Dufferin E2E Stained Glass Series in 4 Hikes
    8:45 AM-1:15 PM
    05/02/2024

    Hike open to BTC Members only.

    This is a Multi-Day Hike

    You are signing up for the following dates and times:

    2024-05-02 at 08:45
    2024-05-09 at
    2024-05-16 at
    2024-05-23 at

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Toronto, Dufferin Hi-Land
    Category: Car Hike
    Location (Google Maps): On Mulmur-Nottawasaga Townline, 550m east of Lavender Hill Rd., at the cemetery. Do NOT block cemetery gate. GPS N44.268777, W80.156810

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

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

    Description

    This is an E2E Dufferin fundraiser Stained Glass series in 4 hikes. The hikes vary in distance 12 – 14km and will be hiked at a moderate pace. The funds will be collected by the Toronto Club and will be moved to the Dufferin Club. The registration date, beginning March 2 at 8:30am, will be for all hikes (May 2, 9, 16, 23). Hikers who qualify for the Stained Glass badge will received it from the hike leader at the end of the last hike. You can miss one hike but please let the hike leader know ahead of time and ensure it is made up before May 23.

    Hikers are expected to follow all Covid 19 guidelines and stay home if they have symptoms.

    Please arrive at least 15 minutes early (by 8:30am) to ensure you’re organized and ready to leave at 8:45am. Please bring a minimum of 2L of water, enough food to last the hike, and bug repellent.

    Everyone is expected to participate in the car shuttles.

  • Peninsula Bruce Trail Club: End-to-End 18-Day Hiking Series – Please read description before registering
    9:00 AM
    05/02/2024

    Hike open to BTC Members only.

    This is a Multi-Day Hike

    You are signing up for the following dates and times:

    2024-05-02 at 09:00
    2024-05-03 at 09:00
    2024-05-16 at 09:00
    2024-05-17 at 09:00
    2024-05-30 at 09:00
    2024-05-31 at 09:00
    2024-06-13 at 09:00
    2024-06-14 at 09:00
    2024-06-27 at 09:00
    2024-06-28 at 09:00
    2024-09-05 at 09:00
    2024-09-06 at 09:00
    2024-09-19 at 09:00
    2024-09-20 at 09:00
    2024-10-04 at 09:00
    2024-10-17 at 09:00
    2024-10-18 at 09:00

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Peninsula

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

    Hike Leader(s): Various 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 30 participants, including the hike leader and sweep(s).

    Scheduled Dates:

    • May 2, 3, 16, 17, 30, 31, 2024
    • June 13, 14, 27, 28, 2024
    • September 5, 6, 19, 20, 2024
    • October 3, 4, 17, 18, 2024

    Registration Fees:

    • BTC Members: $200
      • Includes Bus Shuttle, Bruce Peninsula National Park (BPNP) Fees, and Badge Fee
    • To Confirm Your Registration E-transfer $200 to HikeWithPBTC@gmail.com
    • Note: No refunds, hiker substitutions, or guest hikers.

    Hike Leadership:

    • Led by PBTC Certified Hike Leader(s) and Sweep(s).
    • Pace: Moderate/Medium
    • Terrain: Moderate/Difficult
    • Average Hike Distance: Approximately 8 – 12 KM per day, [one of the hikes is 14 KM]

    Hike Overview:

    • Complete the Peninsula section of the Bruce Trail over 18 hikes.
    • Direction: Northbound from Wiarton to Tobermory.
    • Group Hike Format: Participants commit to the entire series.
    • Intermediate hikers comfortable with moderate challenges, including longer distances and elevation gains.
    • Expected Pace: 3 km/hr over 8 – 12km, with the longest section being 14km.
    • 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 bus shuttle, BPNP fees, and badge fee.
    • Surplus, if any, supports Peninsula Bruce Trail Club’s hike program

    Transportation:

    • Bus shuttle to trailhead and from end of hike, avoiding car shuttles.
    • Typical Meeting Time: Around 9 AM, with return times varying based on daily hiking distance and bus schedule.

    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 two-day hike segment.
    • 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.

  • 9:00 am Long Hike Jordan to Moyer / Louth
    9:00 AM-11:30 AM
    05/02/2024

    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
    05/02/2024

    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: Strenuous
    Distance: ~ 6kms

    Description

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

  • Beaver Valley End-to-End Hike 3 of 9
    9:15 AM-3:00 PM
    05/02/2024

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Caledon Hills
    Category: End-to-End
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at Windy Lane parking, km 78.5, Map 26 (Ed. 31) at the Beaver Valley Ski Club. Shuttle to start at Sideroad 19.

    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, Strenuous – hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing
    Distance: 92.3 – 78.5 = 13.8 km total

    Description

    This is the third hike of the series and takes us along the top of Beaver Valley Ski hills on the west side of the valley. It includes Kimberley Springs Nature Reserve, views of Beaver Valley, Old Baldy, Kimberley Rock and Nottawasaga Bay.

  • Borer’s Falls
    10:00 AM
    05/02/2024

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Thursday Group
    Location (Google Maps): Borer’s Dog Park on York Rd

    Hike Leader(s): Colleen Mabalay Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

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

    Description

    From the dog park we will take the Ray Lowes ST to the main trail to make our way to RBG Rock Chapel. There is a steep hill and stairs to climb, and to descend on the return. Bring water & snacks.

  • Neighbourhood hike: Beamsville/Ashby Park to Bruce Trail loop
    5:30 PM-7:15 PM
    05/02/2024

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Loop
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at Ashby Park
    4079 Ashby Dr, Beamsville, ON L0R 1B6

    Hike Leader(s): Angela Lytle Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate

    Description

    Let’s take a local hike starting in a Beamsville neighbourhood after work or school!

    This neighbourhood loop hike starts in Beamsville’s local Ashby park, goes up Hillside trail (past the monarch way station), across Hillside and up Hixon to join the Bruce trail. From there we will hike east on the Bruce Trail towards Quarry road, and then loop back to Ashby park.

    The pace of the hike will be moderate. The terrain is mixed with some paved paths, street and sidewalk, as well as the trail. There are some rocky sections of the trail.

    Meet at 5:15 by the playground in the park to depart at 5:30. Limited street parking available next to the park, or walk if you live nearby!  The full loop should take around 1.5 hours (max 2 hours) depending on our collective pace.

    Hiking shoes are needed, poles are recommended.  Carry water and some snacks.

  • Urban Walk Urban Walk: Toronto Islands Evening Walk
    6:00 PM-9:00 PM
    05/02/2024

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Toronto
    Category: Urban Walk
    Location (Google Maps): Jack Layton Ferry Terminal, near the gates to Wards Island Ferry. Arrive 20 minutes prior to departure to check in with hike leader.

    From Union Station take the LRT and get off at the stop Ferry Docks.Walk up to the Ferry Docks on Queens Quay West, street level. at the foot of Bay Street.

    Hike Leader(s): Miriam Stevens Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Leisurely
    Terrain: Flat
    Distance: 6-9 km

    Description

    After a day’s work come and “cool off” on the Toronto Islands free of fumes and traffic. Enjoy the view of the city skyline and Toronto’s beautiful island parkland.
    Pack a dinner for a sit down picnic. Food is not available for purchase on the Islands early in the season. Also bring a warm jacket and flashlight.
    Return fare ticket for the ferry approx $10.00 less for seniors.
    Hikes will take place rain or shine.
    Toronto Island evening hikes will take place every THURSDAY in MAY and JUNE 2024.
    Same time and same meeting place. No preregistration is required – just show up at the ferry docks at 5:40 PM and sign with the hike leader.

     

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    • Peninsula in 6 Challenger Series B Hike #6 Halfway Dump to Peninsula Terminus
      7:00 AM
      05/02/2024

      Hike open to BTC Members only.

      Click here for more information or to register

      Hosting Club: Peninsula

      Location (Google Maps):

      Peninsula Terminus 45.236000, -81.594000
      Street Parking available

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

      Pace: Fast
      Terrain: Difficult
      Distance: 25.2 Km

      Description

      Hike #6 of 6 Halfway Log Dump to Peninsula Terminus

      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 Car Hike Car Hike: Dufferin fundraiser, 4 hikes. Stained Glass Badge
      8:30 AM-1:00 PM
      05/02/2024

      Hike open to BTC Members only.

      This is a Multi-Day Hike

      You are signing up for the following dates and times:

      2024-05-02 at 08:30
      2024-05-03 at 08:30
      2024-05-09 at 08:30
      2024-05-10 at 08:30

      Click here for more information or to register

      Hosting Club: Toronto, Dufferin Hi-Land
      Category: Car Hike
      Location (Google Maps): Mono Community Centre, west of km 72.2 Caledon. Coordinates N 44.026195,W 80.071516

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

      Pace: Brisk
      Terrain: Hilly, Variable
      Distance: 14.1 km

      Description

      This is a fundraiser hiking series of 4 hikes. The funds will be collected by the Toronto Club and will be moved to the Dufferin Club. Registered hikers will earn the new Stain Glass Badge. The registration is for all 4 days. May 2, 3, 9, 10. The badges will be given by the hike leader on the last day.
      you will be allowed to miss one hike. Please let the leader know before the day that you will be missing the hike, keep a log of the hike. It needs to be completed before the May 9, 2024.

      the hike is marked as BRISK- expected moving pace is 4.5 km per hours.

      the fees will go to support the Dufferin Club which supports the the Bruce Trail Conservancy “ preserving a ribbon of wilderness for everyone for ever״.

      At this hike  the registration is limited to Bruce Trail Conservancy members.
      hikers are expected to follow all Covid 19 guidelines and stay home if they have symptoms.
      arrive 15 minutes early, bring 2 litres of water. We will have one break for snack/ lunch.
      meeting points will be sent to the participants of these hikes. Everyone is expected to take part in the car shuttle.

    • Paid Outing Car Hike Dufferin E2E Stained Glass Series in 4 Hikes
      8:45 AM-1:15 PM
      05/02/2024

      Hike open to BTC Members only.

      This is a Multi-Day Hike

      You are signing up for the following dates and times:

      2024-05-02 at 08:45
      2024-05-09 at
      2024-05-16 at
      2024-05-23 at

      Click here for more information or to register

      Hosting Club: Toronto, Dufferin Hi-Land
      Category: Car Hike
      Location (Google Maps): On Mulmur-Nottawasaga Townline, 550m east of Lavender Hill Rd., at the cemetery. Do NOT block cemetery gate. GPS N44.268777, W80.156810

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

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

      Description

      This is an E2E Dufferin fundraiser Stained Glass series in 4 hikes. The hikes vary in distance 12 – 14km and will be hiked at a moderate pace. The funds will be collected by the Toronto Club and will be moved to the Dufferin Club. The registration date, beginning March 2 at 8:30am, will be for all hikes (May 2, 9, 16, 23). Hikers who qualify for the Stained Glass badge will received it from the hike leader at the end of the last hike. You can miss one hike but please let the hike leader know ahead of time and ensure it is made up before May 23.

      Hikers are expected to follow all Covid 19 guidelines and stay home if they have symptoms.

      Please arrive at least 15 minutes early (by 8:30am) to ensure you’re organized and ready to leave at 8:45am. Please bring a minimum of 2L of water, enough food to last the hike, and bug repellent.

      Everyone is expected to participate in the car shuttles.

    • Peninsula Bruce Trail Club: End-to-End 18-Day Hiking Series - Please read description before registering
      9:00 AM
      05/02/2024

      Hike open to BTC Members only.

      This is a Multi-Day Hike

      You are signing up for the following dates and times:

      2024-05-02 at 09:00
      2024-05-03 at 09:00
      2024-05-16 at 09:00
      2024-05-17 at 09:00
      2024-05-30 at 09:00
      2024-05-31 at 09:00
      2024-06-13 at 09:00
      2024-06-14 at 09:00
      2024-06-27 at 09:00
      2024-06-28 at 09:00
      2024-09-05 at 09:00
      2024-09-06 at 09:00
      2024-09-19 at 09:00
      2024-09-20 at 09:00
      2024-10-04 at 09:00
      2024-10-17 at 09:00
      2024-10-18 at 09:00

      Click here for more information or to register

      Hosting Club: Peninsula

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

      Hike Leader(s): Various 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 30 participants, including the hike leader and sweep(s).

      Scheduled Dates:

      • May 2, 3, 16, 17, 30, 31, 2024
      • June 13, 14, 27, 28, 2024
      • September 5, 6, 19, 20, 2024
      • October 3, 4, 17, 18, 2024

      Registration Fees:

      • BTC Members: $200
        • Includes Bus Shuttle, Bruce Peninsula National Park (BPNP) Fees, and Badge Fee
      • To Confirm Your Registration E-transfer $200 to HikeWithPBTC@gmail.com
      • Note: No refunds, hiker substitutions, or guest hikers.

      Hike Leadership:

      • Led by PBTC Certified Hike Leader(s) and Sweep(s).
      • Pace: Moderate/Medium
      • Terrain: Moderate/Difficult
      • Average Hike Distance: Approximately 8 – 12 KM per day, [one of the hikes is 14 KM]

      Hike Overview:

      • Complete the Peninsula section of the Bruce Trail over 18 hikes.
      • Direction: Northbound from Wiarton to Tobermory.
      • Group Hike Format: Participants commit to the entire series.
      • Intermediate hikers comfortable with moderate challenges, including longer distances and elevation gains.
      • Expected Pace: 3 km/hr over 8 – 12km, with the longest section being 14km.
      • 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 bus shuttle, BPNP fees, and badge fee.
      • Surplus, if any, supports Peninsula Bruce Trail Club’s hike program

      Transportation:

      • Bus shuttle to trailhead and from end of hike, avoiding car shuttles.
      • Typical Meeting Time: Around 9 AM, with return times varying based on daily hiking distance and bus schedule.

      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 two-day hike segment.
      • 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.

    • 9:00 am Long Hike Jordan to Moyer / Louth
      9:00 AM-11:30 AM
      05/02/2024

      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
      05/02/2024

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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: Strenuous
      Distance: ~ 6kms

      Description

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

    • Beaver Valley End-to-End Hike 3 of 9
      9:15 AM-3:00 PM
      05/02/2024

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      Hosting Club: Caledon Hills
      Category: End-to-End
      Location (Google Maps): Meet at Windy Lane parking, km 78.5, Map 26 (Ed. 31) at the Beaver Valley Ski Club. Shuttle to start at Sideroad 19.

      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, Strenuous – hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing
      Distance: 92.3 – 78.5 = 13.8 km total

      Description

      This is the third hike of the series and takes us along the top of Beaver Valley Ski hills on the west side of the valley. It includes Kimberley Springs Nature Reserve, views of Beaver Valley, Old Baldy, Kimberley Rock and Nottawasaga Bay.

    • Borer’s Falls
      10:00 AM
      05/02/2024

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      Hosting Club: Iroquoia
      Category: Thursday Group
      Location (Google Maps): Borer’s Dog Park on York Rd

      Hike Leader(s): Colleen Mabalay Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

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

      Description

      From the dog park we will take the Ray Lowes ST to the main trail to make our way to RBG Rock Chapel. There is a steep hill and stairs to climb, and to descend on the return. Bring water & snacks.

    • Neighbourhood hike: Beamsville/Ashby Park to Bruce Trail loop
      5:30 PM-7:15 PM
      05/02/2024

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      Hosting Club: Niagara
      Category: Loop
      Location (Google Maps): Meet at Ashby Park
      4079 Ashby Dr, Beamsville, ON L0R 1B6

      Hike Leader(s): Angela Lytle Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Medium
      Terrain: Moderate

      Description

      Let’s take a local hike starting in a Beamsville neighbourhood after work or school!

      This neighbourhood loop hike starts in Beamsville’s local Ashby park, goes up Hillside trail (past the monarch way station), across Hillside and up Hixon to join the Bruce trail. From there we will hike east on the Bruce Trail towards Quarry road, and then loop back to Ashby park.

      The pace of the hike will be moderate. The terrain is mixed with some paved paths, street and sidewalk, as well as the trail. There are some rocky sections of the trail.

      Meet at 5:15 by the playground in the park to depart at 5:30. Limited street parking available next to the park, or walk if you live nearby!  The full loop should take around 1.5 hours (max 2 hours) depending on our collective pace.

      Hiking shoes are needed, poles are recommended.  Carry water and some snacks.

    • Urban Walk Urban Walk: Toronto Islands Evening Walk
      6:00 PM-9:00 PM
      05/02/2024

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      Hosting Club: Toronto
      Category: Urban Walk
      Location (Google Maps): Jack Layton Ferry Terminal, near the gates to Wards Island Ferry. Arrive 20 minutes prior to departure to check in with hike leader.

      From Union Station take the LRT and get off at the stop Ferry Docks.Walk up to the Ferry Docks on Queens Quay West, street level. at the foot of Bay Street.

      Hike Leader(s): Miriam Stevens Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Leisurely
      Terrain: Flat
      Distance: 6-9 km

      Description

      After a day’s work come and “cool off” on the Toronto Islands free of fumes and traffic. Enjoy the view of the city skyline and Toronto’s beautiful island parkland.
      Pack a dinner for a sit down picnic. Food is not available for purchase on the Islands early in the season. Also bring a warm jacket and flashlight.
      Return fare ticket for the ferry approx $10.00 less for seniors.
      Hikes will take place rain or shine.
      Toronto Island evening hikes will take place every THURSDAY in MAY and JUNE 2024.
      Same time and same meeting place. No preregistration is required – just show up at the ferry docks at 5:40 PM and sign with the hike leader.

       

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  • Car Hike: Toronto E2E in 4 sections – 1 of 4
    8:00 AM-1:30 AM
    05/03/2024

    This is a Multi-Day Hike

    You are signing up for the following dates:

    2024-05-03

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia, Toronto
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): We will meet at km 12.1 of Map 12, on the southeast side of 15 Sideroad. Coordinates N43.5847586130601, W-79.9696086643468. Click on the Google link for personalized directions.

    Hike Leader(s): Susan Glofcheskie 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

    This is a four-series hike for the complete Toronto section of the Bruce Trail. Hike days are May 3, May 10, May 17 and May 24.

    For the potential of slippery mud, bring gaiters and poles.  Also bring 1.5 – 2 litres of water, snacks, bug spray and sunscreen. Hiking boots/shoes are mandatory.

    We will meet at km 12.1 and two cars will shuttle to Hilton Falls Conservation Area parking lot.  Please note that there is a fee for parking at Hilton Falls Conservation area, unless the person is a Halton Conservation Area passholder. If any hiker is a passholder, please let me know.   If there are no passholders, hikers will share in the cost of parking fees.

    Please arrive by 8:00 am so we can begin our shuttle at 8:15 am.

    This is a series of 4 hikes to complete the Toronto section. You must sign up for all 4 hikes if you wish an ETE badge at a cost of $5 members/$15 non-members.

  • Car Hike Car Hike: CHBTC 60th Anniversary E2E Badge Combo 2/5
    8:30 AM-1:30 PM
    05/03/2024

    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 #2 – Meet along the southwest shoulder of the Willoughby Rd and Escarpment Sideroad intersection GPS N43.831244, W79.980588

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

    Pace: Moderate
    Terrain: Flat, Other (Refer to Description)
    Distance: 16km with a LOT of road walking today

    Description

    Come to one, a few, or all of these hikes to celebrate Caledon’s 60th anniversary! By completing all 5 of these hikes, you’ll qualify for BOTH of Caledon’s NEW badges. On this second of five hikes, we’ll meet on the corner of Willoughby Rd/Escarpment Sideroad  and shuttle to our starting point. There will be lots of walking along Escarpment Sideroad and Airport Rd. today with periodic jaunts into the forest where we’ll hopefully see signs of spring growth.

    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 Niagara-on-the-Lake Tour
    9:00 AM-10:30 AM
    05/03/2024

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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Urban
    Location (Google Maps): Park on King St near Centre St – just outside of Veteran’s Memorial Park

    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

    Robin Garrett & Margaret Northfield

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  • Peninsula Bruce Trail Club: End-to-End 9-Day Hiking Series – Please read description before registering
    8:00 AM
    05/04/2024

    Hike open to BTC Members only.

    This is a Multi-Day Hike

    You are signing up for the following dates and times:

    2024-05-04 at 08:00
    2024-05-12 at 08:00
    2024-05-18 at 08:00
    2024-05-25 at 08:00
    2024-06-01 at 08:00
    2024-06-08 at 08:00
    2024-06-15 at 08:00
    2024-06-22 at 08:00
    2024-06-29 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): Various 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:

    • May 4, 12, 18, 25, 2024
    • June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 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(s) and Sweep(s).
    • Pace: Medium
    • Terrain: Moderate/Difficult
    • Average Hike Distance: Approximately 16-21 KM per day

    Hike Overview:

    • Complete the Peninsula section of the Bruce Trail over 9 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 16-21 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.

  • Car Hike Trilliums Hike: Bethesda Trail Richmond Hill 133
    8:15 AM-1:30 PM
    05/04/2024

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Toronto

    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

  • Paid Outing Bus Hike Blue Mountains – Devil’s Glen Provincial Park
    8:30 AM-7:00 PM
    05/04/2024

    Trip Information
    Departure Time: 08:30
    Return to City Time: 19:00
    Departure Point: Kipling Departure Point

    Click here for more information or to register

    Optional Items

    Hosting Club: Toronto
    Category: Bus Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Map 22 of the Bruce Trail Reference and Guide. Km 34.2 to 21.9km

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

    Pace: Moderate
    Terrain: Variable
    Distance: 12.3

    Description

    We will begin the hike at km 34.2 by winding our way through forest and farmland to the entrance of Devil’s Glen Provincial Park. We will walk to the nearby lookout platform to admire the steep bedrock gorge at the edge of the escarpment. The lower valley walls are steep and covered with dense deciduous forest.  Rare harts tongue and smooth cliff brake ferns grow on these steep cliffs. We will descend a series of natural steps down to the Mad River. Then we climb uphill switchbacks to reach the junction with the Ganaraska Trail that stretches from here to Port Hope. The Bruce Trail continues along the Escarpment edge to McKinney’s Hill and its superb view to the east. The trail passes Freedom Rock and the Nottawasaga Bluffs Lookout. Some white cedar trees in this park are well over 1,000 years old. We will end the day’s hike at km 21.9, and then head for Shelburne for refreshments before our return to Toronto.

  • “A Singular Place” #1
    8:30 AM-12:00 PM
    05/04/2024

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Caledon Hills
    Category: General
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at roadside parking on Innis Lake Rd., north of Finnerty Sideroad.

    Hike Leader(s): Dan Revington 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

    This is the first of two hikes that focus on the intersection of nature, history, and art in the beautiful dingle of the Caledon Hills.

    “Dingle” is an ancient word that means “wooded valley”. The dingle of the Caledon Hills runs through Glen Haffy Conservation Area. In the mid-1800s, pioneers built a rough log school in the dingle. In 1872 they built a larger school – the Dingle Schoolhouse – that still stands today. As we hike along the Bruce Trail, we will follow the path that children took to school more than a hundred years ago, and we will hear stories of the children and teachers of the Dingle Schoolhouse.

    The second hike on May 23rd (which requires a separate registration) will focus on world famous Canadian artist Rosemary Kilbourn. She bought the Dingle Schoolhouse after it closed as a school, and for over sixty years she made this beautiful place deep in the woods her home and studio. We will be joined on this hike by Ms. Kilbourn’s archivist and niece, who will share stories about this remarkable woman. Our walk through the dingle will help us appreciate how Ms. Kilbourn’s work was inspired by the living presence of the land around her beloved home.

  • General Hike Cape Chin South to Tobermory
    9:00 AM-5:30 PM
    05/04/2024

    Hike open to BTC Members only.

    This is a Multi-Day Hike

    You are signing up for the following dates:

    2024-05-04, 2024-05-05, 2024-05-06, 2024-05-07, 2024-05-08

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land, Peninsula
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Various. TBA.

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

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Dependent on Conditions, Slippery and Steep Sections, Strenuous
    Distance: 10-22 kms

    Description

    Join us on a five-day odyssey from Cape Chin South to Tobermory on the most challenging and remote terrain on the Bruce Trail.  On a clear day the views are breathtaking.  Hikes range from 10 to 22km a day.  One hike even may involve wading through water over your knees.  These are difficult rain or shine hikes and not for the inexperienced or faint of heart.  Itinerary will be shared with participants closer to departure date.  Hopefully you will be able to join us for the whole five days but less than that may be an option depending on registrations.

  • Car Hike Car Hike: Doug Sloan Memorial Hike
    9:00 AM-11:00 AM
    05/04/2024

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    Hosting Club: Toronto
    Category: Car Hike
    Location (Google Maps): 17th side road, coordinates N 43.592859,W 79.980456 provides access to Vanderleck Side Trail.

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

    Pace: Leisurely
    Terrain: Rocky, Variable
    Distance: 3-4 k

    Description

    This is a special memorial and life celebration of the legendary Doug Sloan that so many people knew and were inspired by his love and dedication to the Bruce Trail. He is also the famous person that hiked the trail E2E  50 times.
    There will be a meet and greet, a short hike to the interactive plaque named after him, the unveiling and  a toast. People that want to remark and reflect about Doug are welcome to do so, please email me ahead of time and let me know.
    we will continue with a 45 minutes hike led by Adam. Adam is an ecologist that will share with us his knowledge of the echo system of the area.
    We will go back to the parking for a reception and a light snack.
    Please carpool to get to the hike if possible due to a shortage of parking spaces.

  • Margaret Paull Side Trail Loop
    9:00 AM
    05/04/2024

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

    Pace: Leisurely – 3 km/hr. or less
    Terrain: Easy – Mostly flat and usually good footing, Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 5 km

    Description

    We will drive via Grey Road 119 to the end of the 6th Line in the Beaver
    Valley section. We will hike along the white blazed trail to km 11.3 where it joins up with
    the Margaret Paull Side Trail. We will follow the side trail back to the main trail, then
    return to the cars. Bring a snack or lunch and water.

  • Sydney Bay Loop
    9:15 AM
    05/04/2024

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Sydenham, Peninsula
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): The Owen Sound Galaxy Cinema parking lot. Meet at the tall “Galaxy Centre” sign next to the traffic lights.

    Hike Leader(s): Ian Mills 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 might be muddy sections., There might be sections with water on the trail.
    Distance: 12.3km

    Description

    Starting at the end of Pitt Road (Map 36 – south of 38.5km) on the Boundary Bluffs Side Trail north to the Main Trail overlooking Sydney Bay until Hart’s Tongue Side Trail then following the Boundary Bluff Side Trail south to our starting area. This is a 4 hour hike excluding stops – we will be taking a lunch break half way. While the pace is medium expect a challenging hike with lots of ups and downs. Good hiking shoes mandatory and a walking stick is recommended. We should get the opportunity to see a field of daffodils blooming and enjoy some beautiful views.

  • Paid Outing  Bus Hike: Exploring Biodiversity – Cancelled due to low registration
    9:30 AM-4:00 PM
    05/04/2024

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    Hosting Club: Toronto
    Category: Cancelled
    Location (Google Maps): Departure point is York Mills TTC Station.

    Hike Leader(s): Janet Patterson; George Lennon Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Leisurely
    Terrain: Variable
    Distance: Several hikes will be offered throughout the day. Approx 3 to 5 km each

    Description

    CANCELLED DUE TO LOW REGISTRATION

    Sometimes hikers who are focusing on getting from A to B may not take the time to appreciate the abundance of living things to be found along the trail.

    This hike aims to address that! We’ll break into smaller groups, each with a hike leader and a nature expert. We’ll focus on stopping regularly to look and listen. Birds, wildflowers, ferns, trees and fungi will all be observed and identified. Join us as we spend the day exploring the Bruce Trail and side trails near Georgetown.

    Have you earned your Naturalist badge? This will be a great opportunity to “collect” the requirements!

    Bring water, snack and lunch, sunscreen, insect repellent, and your camera. Please wear sturdy boots or hiking shoes.

    If you are interested in documenting what you see, we’ll share our knowledge of these phone apps: iNaturalist, e-Bird and Merlin. Please download them before you leave home.

    This outing is brought to you by the TBTC Biodiversity Team.

  • Loop 10:00 NBTC SPRING Nature Hike
    10:00 AM-11:30 AM
    05/04/2024

    Click here for more information or to register

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

    Louth Conservation Area

    Hike Leader(s): Helen Hermansen Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Strenuous
    Distance: ~5km

    Description

    NBTC SPRING NATURE HIKE

    Join us for the NBTC Nature Hike series to learn more about the biodiversity along the Niagara Escarpment.  We will explore the trails throughout Louth Conservation area which offer beauty in all four seasons. Hikes will be held January, May, August & October – it will be amazing to see all the changes throughout the seasons.  Your hike leaders, members of the NBTC Biodiversity Committee, will share their knowledge of the amazing flora & fauna along the trail as well as any biodiversity projects in the works for this year.

    Parking is at the Louth Conservation Area Parking Lot on Staff Ave. Hiking boots and poles are recommend as the terrain is rocky in sections.

    Note that he hike will be rescheduled in the event of heavy rains or heavy snow.

  • Car Hike: Dufferin Hi-Lands 1 of 4
    10:00 AM-3:30 PM
    05/04/2024

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    Hosting Club: Toronto, Dufferin Hi-Land
    Category: Cancelled
    Location (Google Maps): Dufferin Hi-Lands Map 19/20

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

    Pace: Moderate
    Terrain: Variable
    Distance: 15.2 km

    Description

    This is the first of a Dufferin Hi-Land four part end to end car hike. For the first hike we start in Mono Cliffs Provincial Park and proceed north across rolling farmlands to finish at Km 15.2.

    To get to the meeting point drive north on Hwy 10 past Orangeville to Mono Centre Road (crossroads name is Camilla). Turn right and go about 8 km to Mono Centre. Before you reach the T intersection you will see a community centre and tennis court on your right. The entrance to the parking area is just before the tennis court.

    Those completing the four hikes may get a badge to recognize their achievement (cost is $10).

  • Urban Walk Toronto Urban Badge Hike – 3 of 7
    10:00 AM-1:00 PM
    05/04/2024

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    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: 10.4 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.

  • Car Hike: Toronto E2E in 4 and biodiversity badge (3of4)
    12:15 PM-4:30 PM
    05/04/2024

    Hike open to BTC Members only.

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Toronto
    Category: Cancelled
    Location (Google Maps): 6th line. Km 26.6, where main trail exits to the forest. Map 13. Coordinates N 43.658281,W 79.985371

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

    Pace: Moderate
    Terrain: Rocky, Variable
    Distance: 12.2 km

    Description

    See description of the hike on April 19, posted on the hike calendar. Please note the late start of this hike. We will meet at 12.15.

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    • Peninsula Bruce Trail Club: End-to-End 9-Day Hiking Series - Please read description before registering
      8:00 AM
      05/04/2024

      Hike open to BTC Members only.

      This is a Multi-Day Hike

      You are signing up for the following dates and times:

      2024-05-04 at 08:00
      2024-05-12 at 08:00
      2024-05-18 at 08:00
      2024-05-25 at 08:00
      2024-06-01 at 08:00
      2024-06-08 at 08:00
      2024-06-15 at 08:00
      2024-06-22 at 08:00
      2024-06-29 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): Various 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:

      • May 4, 12, 18, 25, 2024
      • June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 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(s) and Sweep(s).
      • Pace: Medium
      • Terrain: Moderate/Difficult
      • Average Hike Distance: Approximately 16-21 KM per day

      Hike Overview:

      • Complete the Peninsula section of the Bruce Trail over 9 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 16-21 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.

    • Car Hike Trilliums Hike: Bethesda Trail Richmond Hill 133
      8:15 AM-1:30 PM
      05/04/2024

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      Hosting Club: Toronto

      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

    • Paid Outing Bus Hike Blue Mountains - Devil's Glen Provincial Park
      8:30 AM-7:00 PM
      05/04/2024

      Trip Information
      Departure Time: 08:30
      Return to City Time: 19:00
      Departure Point: Kipling Departure Point

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      Hosting Club: Toronto
      Category: Bus Hike
      Location (Google Maps): Map 22 of the Bruce Trail Reference and Guide. Km 34.2 to 21.9km

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

      Pace: Moderate
      Terrain: Variable
      Distance: 12.3

      Description

      We will begin the hike at km 34.2 by winding our way through forest and farmland to the entrance of Devil’s Glen Provincial Park. We will walk to the nearby lookout platform to admire the steep bedrock gorge at the edge of the escarpment. The lower valley walls are steep and covered with dense deciduous forest.  Rare harts tongue and smooth cliff brake ferns grow on these steep cliffs. We will descend a series of natural steps down to the Mad River. Then we climb uphill switchbacks to reach the junction with the Ganaraska Trail that stretches from here to Port Hope. The Bruce Trail continues along the Escarpment edge to McKinney’s Hill and its superb view to the east. The trail passes Freedom Rock and the Nottawasaga Bluffs Lookout. Some white cedar trees in this park are well over 1,000 years old. We will end the day’s hike at km 21.9, and then head for Shelburne for refreshments before our return to Toronto.

    • "A Singular Place" #1
      8:30 AM-12:00 PM
      05/04/2024

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      Hosting Club: Caledon Hills
      Category: General
      Location (Google Maps): Meet at roadside parking on Innis Lake Rd., north of Finnerty Sideroad.

      Hike Leader(s): Dan Revington 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

      This is the first of two hikes that focus on the intersection of nature, history, and art in the beautiful dingle of the Caledon Hills.

      “Dingle” is an ancient word that means “wooded valley”. The dingle of the Caledon Hills runs through Glen Haffy Conservation Area. In the mid-1800s, pioneers built a rough log school in the dingle. In 1872 they built a larger school – the Dingle Schoolhouse – that still stands today. As we hike along the Bruce Trail, we will follow the path that children took to school more than a hundred years ago, and we will hear stories of the children and teachers of the Dingle Schoolhouse.

      The second hike on May 23rd (which requires a separate registration) will focus on world famous Canadian artist Rosemary Kilbourn. She bought the Dingle Schoolhouse after it closed as a school, and for over sixty years she made this beautiful place deep in the woods her home and studio. We will be joined on this hike by Ms. Kilbourn’s archivist and niece, who will share stories about this remarkable woman. Our walk through the dingle will help us appreciate how Ms. Kilbourn’s work was inspired by the living presence of the land around her beloved home.

    • General Hike Cape Chin South to Tobermory
      9:00 AM-5:30 PM
      05/04/2024

      Hike open to BTC Members only.

      This is a Multi-Day Hike

      You are signing up for the following dates:

      2024-05-04, 2024-05-05, 2024-05-06, 2024-05-07, 2024-05-08

      Click here for more information or to register

      Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land, Peninsula
      Category: General Hike
      Location (Google Maps): Various. TBA.

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

      Pace: Medium
      Terrain: Dependent on Conditions, Slippery and Steep Sections, Strenuous
      Distance: 10-22 kms

      Description

      Join us on a five-day odyssey from Cape Chin South to Tobermory on the most challenging and remote terrain on the Bruce Trail.  On a clear day the views are breathtaking.  Hikes range from 10 to 22km a day.  One hike even may involve wading through water over your knees.  These are difficult rain or shine hikes and not for the inexperienced or faint of heart.  Itinerary will be shared with participants closer to departure date.  Hopefully you will be able to join us for the whole five days but less than that may be an option depending on registrations.

    • Car Hike Car Hike: Doug Sloan Memorial Hike
      9:00 AM-11:00 AM
      05/04/2024

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      Hosting Club: Toronto
      Category: Car Hike
      Location (Google Maps): 17th side road, coordinates N 43.592859,W 79.980456 provides access to Vanderleck Side Trail.

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

      Pace: Leisurely
      Terrain: Rocky, Variable
      Distance: 3-4 k

      Description

      This is a special memorial and life celebration of the legendary Doug Sloan that so many people knew and were inspired by his love and dedication to the Bruce Trail. He is also the famous person that hiked the trail E2E  50 times.
      There will be a meet and greet, a short hike to the interactive plaque named after him, the unveiling and  a toast. People that want to remark and reflect about Doug are welcome to do so, please email me ahead of time and let me know.
      we will continue with a 45 minutes hike led by Adam. Adam is an ecologist that will share with us his knowledge of the echo system of the area.
      We will go back to the parking for a reception and a light snack.
      Please carpool to get to the hike if possible due to a shortage of parking spaces.

    • Margaret Paull Side Trail Loop
      9:00 AM
      05/04/2024

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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: Leisurely – 3 km/hr. or less
      Terrain: Easy – Mostly flat and usually good footing, Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
      Distance: 5 km

      Description

      We will drive via Grey Road 119 to the end of the 6th Line in the Beaver
      Valley section. We will hike along the white blazed trail to km 11.3 where it joins up with
      the Margaret Paull Side Trail. We will follow the side trail back to the main trail, then
      return to the cars. Bring a snack or lunch and water.

    • Sydney Bay Loop
      9:15 AM
      05/04/2024

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      Hosting Club: Sydenham, Peninsula
      Category: General Hike
      Location (Google Maps): The Owen Sound Galaxy Cinema parking lot. Meet at the tall “Galaxy Centre” sign next to the traffic lights.

      Hike Leader(s): Ian Mills 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 might be muddy sections., There might be sections with water on the trail.
      Distance: 12.3km

      Description

      Starting at the end of Pitt Road (Map 36 – south of 38.5km) on the Boundary Bluffs Side Trail north to the Main Trail overlooking Sydney Bay until Hart’s Tongue Side Trail then following the Boundary Bluff Side Trail south to our starting area. This is a 4 hour hike excluding stops – we will be taking a lunch break half way. While the pace is medium expect a challenging hike with lots of ups and downs. Good hiking shoes mandatory and a walking stick is recommended. We should get the opportunity to see a field of daffodils blooming and enjoy some beautiful views.

    • Paid Outing  Bus Hike: Exploring Biodiversity - Cancelled due to low registration
      9:30 AM-4:00 PM
      05/04/2024

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      Hosting Club: Toronto
      Category: Cancelled
      Location (Google Maps): Departure point is York Mills TTC Station.

      Hike Leader(s): Janet Patterson; George Lennon Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Leisurely
      Terrain: Variable
      Distance: Several hikes will be offered throughout the day. Approx 3 to 5 km each

      Description

      CANCELLED DUE TO LOW REGISTRATION

      Sometimes hikers who are focusing on getting from A to B may not take the time to appreciate the abundance of living things to be found along the trail.

      This hike aims to address that! We’ll break into smaller groups, each with a hike leader and a nature expert. We’ll focus on stopping regularly to look and listen. Birds, wildflowers, ferns, trees and fungi will all be observed and identified. Join us as we spend the day exploring the Bruce Trail and side trails near Georgetown.

      Have you earned your Naturalist badge? This will be a great opportunity to “collect” the requirements!

      Bring water, snack and lunch, sunscreen, insect repellent, and your camera. Please wear sturdy boots or hiking shoes.

      If you are interested in documenting what you see, we’ll share our knowledge of these phone apps: iNaturalist, e-Bird and Merlin. Please download them before you leave home.

      This outing is brought to you by the TBTC Biodiversity Team.

    • Loop 10:00 NBTC SPRING Nature Hike
      10:00 AM-11:30 AM
      05/04/2024

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

      Louth Conservation Area

      Hike Leader(s): Helen Hermansen Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Medium
      Terrain: Strenuous
      Distance: ~5km

      Description

      NBTC SPRING NATURE HIKE

      Join us for the NBTC Nature Hike series to learn more about the biodiversity along the Niagara Escarpment.  We will explore the trails throughout Louth Conservation area which offer beauty in all four seasons. Hikes will be held January, May, August & October – it will be amazing to see all the changes throughout the seasons.  Your hike leaders, members of the NBTC Biodiversity Committee, will share their knowledge of the amazing flora & fauna along the trail as well as any biodiversity projects in the works for this year.

      Parking is at the Louth Conservation Area Parking Lot on Staff Ave. Hiking boots and poles are recommend as the terrain is rocky in sections.

      Note that he hike will be rescheduled in the event of heavy rains or heavy snow.

    • Car Hike: Dufferin Hi-Lands 1 of 4
      10:00 AM-3:30 PM
      05/04/2024

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      Hosting Club: Toronto, Dufferin Hi-Land
      Category: Cancelled
      Location (Google Maps): Dufferin Hi-Lands Map 19/20

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

      Pace: Moderate
      Terrain: Variable
      Distance: 15.2 km

      Description

      This is the first of a Dufferin Hi-Land four part end to end car hike. For the first hike we start in Mono Cliffs Provincial Park and proceed north across rolling farmlands to finish at Km 15.2.

      To get to the meeting point drive north on Hwy 10 past Orangeville to Mono Centre Road (crossroads name is Camilla). Turn right and go about 8 km to Mono Centre. Before you reach the T intersection you will see a community centre and tennis court on your right. The entrance to the parking area is just before the tennis court.

      Those completing the four hikes may get a badge to recognize their achievement (cost is $10).

    • Urban Walk Toronto Urban Badge Hike - 3 of 7
      10:00 AM-1:00 PM
      05/04/2024

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      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: 10.4 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.

    • Car Hike: Toronto E2E in 4 and biodiversity badge (3of4)
      12:15 PM-4:30 PM
      05/04/2024

      Hike open to BTC Members only.

      Click here for more information or to register

      Hosting Club: Toronto
      Category: Cancelled
      Location (Google Maps): 6th line. Km 26.6, where main trail exits to the forest. Map 13. Coordinates N 43.658281,W 79.985371

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

      Pace: Moderate
      Terrain: Rocky, Variable
      Distance: 12.2 km

      Description

      See description of the hike on April 19, posted on the hike calendar. Please note the late start of this hike. We will meet at 12.15.

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  • Hike Leader’s Hike/Social
    8:30 AM-12:00 PM
    05/05/2024

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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Hike Leader’s Hike
    Location (Google Maps): We will meet at the back of the Kilbride School on Panton Street at 08:30 sharp. From here we will carpool to the roadside parking at Twiss Road, (just south of Camp Manitou- Boy Scout camp and just north of Derry Rd.) See link below for directions.
    As this roadside parking area has limited room for cars and does tend to fill up quickly and early on weekends we will carpool to this location. As there is plenty of parking at the nearby Kilbride Park, behind Kilbride School at the end of Panton St we will shuttle from there to Twiss road.

    Hike Leader(s): Dave Salt Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

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

    Description

    This is a rescheduled hike from April 13 that was cancelled due to weather. I am changing the format slightly from a Iroquoia hike leader social to a meet & greet the Iroquoia hike leaders. Everyone is welcome on this hike and it will be a great opportunity for non-leaders to meet our team and to learn what being a BT hike leader is all about. After we carpool to the Twiss road parking area we will hike toward the Guelph Line where we will cross the road and enter the Crawford Lake Conservation Area and make our way to the Nassagawaya Canyon lookout where we will take a short break. From the lookout we will retrace our steps back to the Guelph Line and back to Twiss road. All hikers will be carpooled back to Panton Street where most cars will be parked behind the Kilbride school. If the weather allows we can have an optional social afterwards for additional conversations.

    Please dress for the weather. Bring water and snacks in addition to a lunch.
    Please bring suntan lotion and bug spray if you are partial to that as we may be in the early timing for blackfly season.

  • Hiking Rotary Park to Decew House
    9:15 AM-12:00 PM
    05/05/2024

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

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

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Strenuous
    Distance: Approximately 10

    Description

    This hike is very scenic with hills up the escarpment along the way.  We cross the Laura Secord Bridge and continue to Morningstar Mill.  If volunteers are there, we can see how the mill operates and possibly get a chance to go through the historic house.  Then we continue walking a rocky path along Lake Moodie where we end up at Decew House.  From there we walk over to the First Nations Peace Monument returning by the same trails back to Rotary Park.  If you have any questions email smassey449@gmail.com

  • Urban Walk Highland Creek Urban Walk: Guildwood to Rouge Hill & Some Yoga
    9:30 AM-2:30 PM
    05/05/2024

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    Hosting Club: Toronto
    Category: Urban Walk
    Location (Google Maps): We will meet in front of the Guildwood GO Station. See Meeting details below.

    Hike Leader(s): Leonora Rochwerger Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Moderate
    Terrain: Flat
    Distance: 11.5 km

    Description

    Description:  Join us for a pleasant walk and some Yoga along Highland Creek and the Waterfront Trail to Port Union. We will meet outside Guildwood Go Train Station, and head to Highland Creek Community Park to hike along the Highland Creek Trail. If weather allows, we will find a flat area along the way to pause and do some gentle Yoga standing poses- no Yoga mat is required. We will continue our hike and reach the Waterfront Trail, ending in Rouge Hill Go Station. Those interested can join us for an after-hike coffee/tea at a local coffee shop.

    Route map: https://onthegomap.com/s/j7htp3e6

    How to get there and get home:  We will meet as a group no later than 09:30 outside the Guildwood Go Station. GO trains run eastbound approximately every 30 minutes from Union Station. Bus 86 from Kennedy Station is an alterantive to get there using TTC transit. If you are driving, there is free parking outside the station. To go back, you can take the westbound GO train to Union Station and beyond. If you parked at Guildwood, you can take the westbound train for 1 station to retrieve the car.

    What to bring: Proper walking /hiking shoes, at least 1.5 litres of water and a packed lunch. Appropriate clothing for the weather. No Yoga mats required. No dogs allowed.

  • Urban Walk Toronto Urban Badge Hike – 5 of 7
    10:00 AM-1:00 PM
    05/05/2024

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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: 9.6 km

    Description

    Please join me at the north east corner of Bathurst and Finch by 10 AM.  We will hike east on the Finch Hydro Corridor Trail and south along East Don Parklands to Sheppard and Leslie (km 41.6 to km 51.2).  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.

  • Spring Social Hike: Rocklyn Creek
    1:00 PM-3:00 PM
    05/05/2024

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    Hosting Club: Sydenham
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at Walter’s Falls Community Centre at 1:30 and we will shuttle to the start of the hike from there.

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

    Pace: Medium: 3 to 4 km/h
    Terrain: Strenuous: Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing.
    Distance: 4.3 km

    Description

    We’ll meet at the Walter’s Falls Community Centre at 1:30.  After a very short car shuttle, our hike begins at Deviation Road.  We will hike west along the top of the escarpment for 3 km, enjoying the scenic vistas and the beautiful forest  for 3 km, then descend into the Rocklyn Creek valley and follow the waterfalls out to the road.  The creek portion is muddy at this time of year, so waterproof footwear is strongly advised.  This is a very pretty hike, but there are several steep ascents and descents  with  rocky terrain and uneven footing.  Hiking poles are helpful.

  • Spring Social Hike: Walter’s Falls Loop
    1:30 PM-3:30 PM
    05/05/2024

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    Hosting Club: Sydenham
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Walter’s Falls Community Centre

    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: 4.8 km

    Description

    Walk or carpool to Walters Falls Inn crossing the bridge on main trail which traverses the escarpment and follows the river upstream, returning on the other side of the river via the Walters Creek Side Trail.  Walking poles or sticks are helpful for downhill sections. Some areas by the river may be muddy.

    This is a beautiful hike in any season through mixed forest,  and close to a running stream, with low and high sections.

  • Spring Social Hike: Mossy Gorge
    1:30 PM-3:30 AM
    05/05/2024

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    Hosting Club: Sydenham
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Walter’s Falls Community Centre

    Hike Leader(s): Bob Knapp Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Leisurely: 3 km/h or less
    Terrain: Moderate: Some hills and/or poor footing
    Distance: 2.5 km

    Description

    A wonderful opportunity to discover this very interesting newly acquired BTC property.
    A rough trail has been marked, but hikers must be able to step over branches and walk on uneven ground.
    The hike will include views of large maple trees and a hike up the Gorge! We will make several stops to look at features.

    We will meet outside the Community Hall 1:00-1:15 for instructions and to arrange car pooling the 5 kilometres to the start of the hike.

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  • Frontenac Park – Perimeter Challenge
    9:00 AM
    05/06/2024

    This is a Multi-Day Hike

    You are signing up for the following dates and times:

    2024-05-06 at 09:00
    2024-05-07 at 07:30

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia, Toronto
    Category: Special Event
    Location (Google Maps): A new hike and badge will be available this spring!
    – promoted by Friends of the Frontenac Provincial Park
    – Frontenac Provincial Park is about 3-4 hours away depending on traffic from the GTA. Overnight, nearby accommodation is strongly recommended.
    – 50 km to complete the perimeter of Frontenac Provincial Park
    – 3 hikes which we will complete over 2 days
    – registration for the Perimeter Challenge opens April 1, 2024
    – registration to participate in this challenge as organized by Steve and Smadar opens January 2, 2024 at 9am
    – hikes to be completed May 6&7, 2024
    – please note we are meeting at 9am the first day and 7:30am the second day.

    Smadar Junkin and I will lead hikes over 2 days, Monday May 6 and Tuesday May 7.
    May 6 – meet at 9:00, shuttle and be hiking by 10:00; 23.6 kms
    May 7 – meet at 7:30, shuttle and be hiking by 8:30; 27 kms

    Both days we will meet at Kingsford Dam (44.5775331, -76.5221817) and shuttle to 6767 Perth Rd (44.5048042, -76.4739223)

    Hike Leader(s): Steven White 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: May 6 -23.6kms; May 7 – 27kms

    Description

    Register for this hike on BTC Calendar on January 2/24 @9am.

    Register with Friends of the Frontenac when registration opens April 01, 2024.  All hikers must register themselves to be eligible for the badge. https://www.friendsofrontenac.com/perimeter-challenge. The cost is $10. This special event hike is intended for those who wish to obtain the badge.

    Hikers are to bring snacks, lunch, 2 litres of water, hat, BUG SPRAY as May can bring black flies/mosquitos, rainwear, hiking shoes/boots, hiking poles, first aid kit. We will take turns to shuttle to trail head and at end of day, both days. Please ensure your vehicle is shuttle-ready.

    For those hikers staying at Snug Harbour, we hope you will join us for a potluck dinner on May 6. Let Smadar know what you’d like to bring  at smadarjunkin@hotmail.com

  • Hiker Initiation Program Webinar
    6:30 PM-8:00 PM
    05/06/2024

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Toronto
    Category: TBTC Special Events
    Location (Google Maps): Online Zoom Meeting

    Hike Leader(s): Tanya Cora, Juliet Williams Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Description

    New to hiking? Not sure what to wear, what to bring and where to go? the Toronto Bruce Trail Club’s popular Hiker Initiation Program is back for you! The 2024 Hiker Initiation Program offers an information webinar followed by Introductory hikes, and both members and non-members are welcome!

    Our Hiker Initiation Program (affectionately named HIP) has introduced over 1000 people to hiking since its inception in 2009. Learn the ins-and-outs of hiking, and the benefits of hiking presented by experienced hike leaders from the Toronto Club. You’ll also learn about the Bruce Trail, our hiking programs, biodiversity, and etc. The information session will talk about:

    1. The Bruce Trail and its wonders;
    2. Hiking basics, safety and tips;
    3. Organized hiking programs with the Bruce Trail Club;
    4. Unique winter coach program.

    Please register for the webinar at:
    https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_h9HhmurgRriVX4TFlBM6Xg#/registration

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  • Adopt-a-Road Clean-up
    8:00 AM-12:00 PM
    05/07/2024

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Special Event
    Location (Google Maps): Grimsby Adopt-a-Road

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

    Pace: Leisurely – 3km/hr or less
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 3-4km

    Description

    This is an Adopt-a-Road event and is inspired by the Peninsula Club who have a similar event along Hwy 6.  We will be supplied with vests, bags and gloves. You will only need to bring water. It will involve cleaning up the trash from both sides of Regional Rd 81 in Grimsby from Casablanca to Kelson Rd on both sides of Regional Rd 81. This event, while not a hike, will involve a lot of bending over along the roadside. All instructions and safety precautions will be provided to all participants.

    A complimentary breakfast or lunch will follow this inaugural event. This is a group activity and is intended to foster community involvement and awareness for the Iroquoia Bruce Trail Club. Signage will be installed and there will be publicity and promotion on social media with both the Niagara Region and Iroquoia Bruce Trail Club.

     

  • Loop NEW TIME 8:00 Long Hike Wiley Road Short Hills
    8:00 AM-10:30 AM
    05/07/2024

    Click here for more information or to register

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

    Short Hills Wiley Road Entrance

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

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 10km

    Description

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

    Bring Poles bug spray water, snack, and dress for the weather

  • Hike 9:15 Short Hike – Short Hills Park, Pelham Rd
    9:15 AM-10:45 AM
    05/07/2024

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Short Hills Provincial Park, Pelham Rd lot

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

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: ~ 6kms

    Description

    Hike the main and side trails in Short Hills Provincial Park. Bring hiking boots, water, sunscreen and bug spray.

  • Tuesday Hike Spring Wildflowers and Trees – Oliver Creek and Walker’s Woods
    9:30 AM-12:30 PM
    05/07/2024

    Click here for more information or to register

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

    Dufferin Hi-Land Section, Map 20. Meet at north end of 2nd Line EHS off 8 Sideroad where the road ends and the 2nd Line EHS Side Trail begins (near Km 24.3). Park on the west side of 2nd Line south of the first driveway.

    Hike Leader(s): Brenda Carling, Les Babbage Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Leisurely
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 6 km; Short hike: 3 km

    Description

    Brenda Carling will lead us as we explore and identify the trees and blooming wildflowers along the Oliver Creek Side Trail and the Main Trail through Walker’s Woods. Bring a camera, snacks and water.

  • Pine River Loops
    10:00 AM-3:00 PM
    05/07/2024

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    Hosting Club: Caledon Hills
    Category: Tuesday Hikers
    Location (Google Maps): Parking loop on north side of River Road just east of Prince of Wales Road.
    The directions are as follows:
    -find your way to Orangeville
    -follow Hwy 10 north to Primrose
    -continue straight through the stop light at Hwy 89 on to Prince of Wales Road.
    -follow Prince of Wales Road until it ends at the bottom of a long winding hill
    -turn right on to River Road
    -follow River Road approximately 500M
    -the Pine River Fishing Area parking is on the left

    Hike Leader(s): Jerry Bakker Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hour
    Terrain: Strenuous – hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing
    Distance: 11 km

    Description

    This will be a hilly and potentially muddy hike. We start and finish with a short walk on River Road. After connecting with the main section of the Bruce Trail the rest of the hike will be in the forest.  Walking poles recommended and a lunch. Parking is limited so please consider car pooling.

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  • Wodehouse Karst
    9:00 AM
    05/08/2024

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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, Strenuous – Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing
    Distance: 12 km

    Description

    We will drive to the Wodehouse Karst parking lot on the 7th Line south of Sideroad 7A in the Beaver Valley section. We will hike along the Wodehouse Karst Side Trail to the white blazed trail at km 83.6 and hike south to km 79.5. Here we will meet up with the Valley Crossover Side Trail and hike north to meet up with the Kimberley Side Trail. Continuing north on the Kimberley Side Trail we meet up with the white blazed trail at km 83.1 and retrace our steps back to the cars. Bring a snack or lunch and water.

  • WEDNESDAY WALKERS – South of Loree
    9:30 AM-11:30 AM
    05/08/2024

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    Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

    Location (Google Maps): Meet at the corner of Sideroad 21 and the 4th Line. By the entrance of the Intercept Side Trail, km 2.3 The Bruce Trail Reference, Edition 31

    Hike Leader(s): Margaret Yaraskavitch Click here to contact the hike leader.

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate, Some rocky footing, Some steep sections
    Length of Hike: 7 km

    Description

    This hike is in the Loree area. We’ll walk a step creekside section to reach the lookout over Nottawasaga Bay. From there, we’ll head out of Sideroad 21 to an area with a beautiful glowing stream. After crossing Sideroad 21 again, we’ll enter the Len Gentler Memorial Forest but we’ll only use the Len Gentler Side Trail to make our way back to our trailhead. A little bit of road walking finishes our hike.

    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.
  • Hike Invasive Plant Pull and Nature Hike
    9:30 AM-12:00 PM
    05/08/2024

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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Hike
    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.

  • Good Companions Christie Lake
    10:00 AM-1:00 AM
    05/08/2024

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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Good Companions
    Location (Google Maps): Christie Lake. First parking lot on your RIGHT as you enter the Christie Lake Conservation area off Hwy 5, Dundas Road.

    Hike Leader(s): Janina Vanderpost 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 km

    Description

    We will hike around Christie Lake, a lovely area.  The terrain varies from open fairly flat paths to some hilly sections through forest.  The length of the hike may vary slightly depending on weather and conditions.  If you do not have a Hamilton Conservation Authority pass, there is an entry fee.  Bring the usual – hiking boots, water, snack, clothing layers, poles if using.

  • Loop 11:00 am Hike & Picnic
    11:00 AM-1:00 PM
    05/08/2024

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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.

  • Afternoon Hike – Halton Agreement Forest
    4:30 PM-6:30 PM
    05/08/2024

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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Afternoon/Evening Hikes
    Location (Google Maps): Parking lot on 6th Line, about 3 kms up from Campbellville Rd. Small parking lot so plan to arrive between 4 and 4:15 pm.

    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: About 7 kms

    Description

    We will hike a few of the bike trails.  The bugs may be out so bring bug spray. Hoping to see some spring wildflowers.

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  • Car Hike: Toronto E2E in 4 sections – 2 of 4
    8:00 AM-2:00 AM
    05/10/2024

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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia, Toronto
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at km 12.1 (Map 12), southeast side of 15 Sideroad, in Acton (same as for hike 1). Coordinates N43.584721364546816, W-79.96933398937986. Click on the Google link for personalized driving instructions.

    Hike Leader(s): Susan Glofcheskie Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

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

    Description

    This is the second of a four-series hike of the complete Toronto Club section of the Bruce Trail.

    Please bring gaiters and poles for the slippery mud. Bring 1.5 to 2 litres of water, bug spray, sunscreen and a snack. Hiking boots/shoes are mandatory.  For further details, refer to hike 1 of 4 on May 3.

    Please arrive by 8 am, so we can leave at 8:15 am to shuttle to our starting point (km 26.5).

    This is a series of 4 hikes to complete the Toronto section. You must sign up for all 4 hikes if you wish an ETE badge at a cost of $5 members/$15 non-members.

  • Car Hike Car Hike: CHBTC 60th Anniversary E2E Badge Combo 3/5
    8:30 AM-1:30 PM
    05/10/2024

    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 #3 – Meet at km 31.5 on Innis Lake Rd, north of Finnerty Sideroad. Additional parking is available on the south shoulder of Finnerty Sideroad east of Innis Lake Rd. GPS N43.918917, W79.909387

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

    Pace: Moderate
    Terrain: Hilly
    Distance: 12km

    Description

    Come to one, a few, or all of these hikes to celebrate Caledon’s 60th anniversary! By completing all 5 of these hikes, you’ll qualify for BOTH of Caledon’s NEW badges. On this third of five hikes, we’ll meet on Innis Lake Rd  and shuttle to our starting point. We’ll hike through a lot of forested areas today – including The Dingle, Glen Haffy CA, and part of the Humber Valley. We’ll also pass the point where the Oak Ridges Moraine Trail (ORTA) meets the Bruce Trail.

    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 am Niagara-on-the-Lake Tour
    9:00 AM-10:30 AM
    05/10/2024

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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Urban
    Location (Google Maps): Veterans Memorial Park, park just outside the park on King Street

    Hike Leader(s): Robin Garrett Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

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

    Description

    Robin Garrett & Margaret Northfield are a team! Each Friday one of us will lead our group through 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

  • Tumbled Rocks loop and Dodd’s Hill loop.
    10:00 AM-1:15 AM
    05/10/2024

    Click here for more information or to register

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

    Meet at 9:45 am at Kemble Arena parking lot (319897 Kemble Rock Road) to carpool to trail head. Limited parking at trail head. 5 minute drive from Kemble.

    Hike Leader(s): Carol Graham-Mullin Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Leisurely: 3 km/h or less, Medium: 3 to 4 km/h
    Terrain: Easy: Mostly flat and good footing., Moderate: Some hills and/or poor footing, Strenuous: Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing.
    Distance: 6 km. approx

    Description

    We will hike 2 loops : Tumbled Rocks Sidetrail loop and then main trail to Dodd’s Hill loop. Beautiful views, spring flowers and ferns! Also, a walk through the Porcupine Crevice. Bring water and snacks and poles are recommended. If you are unable to register, please call or text the leader at 226-787-8804.

  • Loop Neighbourhood hike: Beamsville/Ashby Park to Bruce Trail loop
    5:30 PM-7:30 PM
    05/10/2024

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

    Meet at Ashby Park
    4079 Ashby Dr, Beamsville, ON L0R 1B6

    Hike Leader(s): Angela Lytle Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 5k

    Description

    Let’s take a local hike starting in a Beamsville neighbourhood after work or school!

    This neighbourhood loop hike starts in Beamsville’s local Ashby park, goes up Hillside trail (past the monarch way station), across Hillside and up Hixon to join the Bruce trail. From there we will hike east on the Bruce Trail towards Quarry road, and then loop back to Ashby park.

    The pace of the hike will be moderate. The terrain is mixed with some paved paths, street and sidewalk, as well as the trail. There are some rocky sections of the trail.

    Meet at 5:15 by the playground in the park to depart at 5:30. Limited street parking available next to the park, or walk if you live nearby!  The full loop should take around 1.5 hours (max 2 hours) depending on our collective pace.

    Hiking shoes are needed, poles are recommended.  Carry water and some snacks.

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  • Peninsula in 6 Challenger Series A Hike #5 Dyers Bay to Halfway Dump
    7:00 AM
    05/11/2024

    Hike open to BTC Members only.

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Peninsula

    Location (Google Maps): Halfway Dump Side Trail via Emmett Lake Road
    Fee by Park
    Capacity: 50
    Coordinates: 45.227342, -81.480393

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

    Pace: Fast
    Terrain: Difficult
    Distance: 27.4 Km

    Description

    Hike #5 of 6 Dyers Bay to Halfway Log Dump

    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 Special Events Dufferin Hi-Land Two-Day End-to-End
    7:00 AM-6:00 PM
    05/11/2024

    This is a Multi-Day Hike

    You are signing up for the following dates and times:

    2024-05-11 at 07:00
    2024-05-12 at 07:00

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land
    Category: Special Events
    Location (Google Maps): 586387 10th Sideroad, Mulmur. GPS Coordinates: N 44 13849 W 080 13649. This is the first farm 200m west of Center Rd on 10th (also called 17 when west of Center rd) There is a church on the corner. Please arrive by 7:45 latest to allow time for check in. Buses depart at 8:00 am. BTC Map 20 just west of km 30.4 (Whitfield).
    Directions to Parking Location:
    If coming by Hwy 10 from Orangeville:
    – follow 10 north to Primrose
    – proceed straight through the intersection onto Dufferin County Road 19, also called Prince of Wales Road
    – follow this road for 6 km to first stop sign
    – turn right, proceed approx 1 km
    – the church is highly visible on the left side, parking is 200m west of the church.

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

    Pace: Brisk
    Terrain: Dependent on Conditions, Slippery and Steep Sections, Slippery Sections Likely, Strenuous
    Distance: 55km (29km & 26km)

    Description

    Join us for two days of hiking the rolling hills of Dufferin County. Enjoy the spring flowers while earning your Red Trillium Badge. Hike distances are approximately 29km on Day 1 and 26km on Day 2. There will be checkpoints along the hike with volunteers providing assistance, refreshments and snacks. Registration is $65 for members and $75 for non-members, which includes shuttle bus service, checkpoint snacks and refreshments, Red Trillium Badge (must complete full hike to earn badge), and post-hike refreshments. Space is limited so register early!  No dogs.  No children under twelve.  No refunds.  Further details to be provided to participants upon registration.

  • DOUBLE Surprise Hike EARLY START
    8:00 AM
    05/11/2024

    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: Brisk – 4 to 5 km/hr
    Terrain: Strenuous – Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing
    Distance: Long

    Description

    This will be a surprise. Guaranteed to be super challenging and
    strenuous. Come prepared for a workout. You should be a hiker experienced in longer
    distance hikes as well as managing various terrains. Bring lots of water, snacks and
    lunch and maybe even dinner.

  • Paid Outing  Prediction Hike Challenge
    8:30 AM-2:00 AM
    05/11/2024

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Caledon Hills
    Category: Prediction Hike Fundraiser
    Location (Google Maps): Akela and Scouters Heather and Ross Hamlin Nature Reserve at Riverside Woods

    Meet at the BTC Parking Lot, 713377 1st Line EHS, Mono, 43.959916, -80.070494

    Directions:  From ON-9, head north onto 2nd Line EHS for 3 km. Turn left/west onto Side Road 5 for 1.5 km. Turn right onto 1st Line EHS for approximately 1 km. Continue straight into the parking lot.

    From ON-10, head east on Hockley Road/Dufferin County Road 7 for 1 km. Continue straight onto Side Road 5 for 1.5 km. Turn left onto 1st Line EHS for approximately 1 km. Continue straight into the parking lot.

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    Event Coordinator(s): Sandy Green & Sally Cohen Click here to contact Event Coordinator(s)

    Terrain: Moderate – some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 4.5 kilometres or 15.0 kilometres

    Description

    Plan to attend our fourth and final organized Prediction Hike Challenge. Choose one of two predetermined hikes –  4.5 km or 15.0 km. Provide a personal to-the-second prediction of how long it will take you to complete the distance on event day. Registration fees are $30.00 for adults and $10.00 for children and students.

    Light refreshments and beverages will be served at mid location checkpoints and as part of a celebration at the end. Take lots of pictures, but NO peeking at time, pace, or distance technology during the hike. Trail Marshalls will be situated along the trail to help with directions.

    Everyone will receive a spectacular collectible badge. The hikers in each distance category with the closest prediction to their actual time will be awarded a fabulous prize. If you wish to reserve a particular limited edition badge, register early. In addition to the actual three badges, there is a “blooper/printing oops” badge.

    Proceeds from the event will go towards trail development projects.

    For further details visit https://caledonbrucetrail.ca/hiking/hikes/prediction-hike-challenge-2024/.

     

  • Car Hike Trillium hike Bethesda Trail Richmond Hill
    8:30 AM-1:15 PM
    05/11/2024

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Toronto

    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

  • Paid Outing Bus Hike Introductory Hike: Scotsdale Farm
    8:30 AM-4:30 PM
    05/11/2024

    Trip Information
    Departure Time: 08:30
    Return to City Time: 16:30
    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):

    Scotsdale Heritage Farm

    The Bus will depart from the north side of York Mills Road just east of Yonge Street in front of the York Mills Centre opposite the Shell gas station. Look for the yellow school bus.
    Several other groups depart from this location so verify that it is the Bruce Trail Bus before boarding.

    Hike Leader(s): Tom Swales, David Royle Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Moderate
    Terrain: Variable
    Distance: 7 – 10 km

    Description

    Join us for an introductory hike suitable for beginners at scenic Scottsdale Farm near Georgetown. We will hike on the Bruce Trail and side trails in the area for a distance of 7-10 km. Bruce Trail Reference Guide Map # 13

    We will be on the trail for around 4 hours, so bring lunch, snack and at least 1.5 L of water. We’ll hike a circular route on trails which include the main Bruce Trail and side trails. Expect variable terrain with a few hills, rocky spots. Hiking Boots are strongly recommended. Bring gear appropriate for the weather conditions of the day. Toronto Bruce Trail Club hikes go rain or shine.

    Please note that masks are recommended while on the bus and there is no eating on the bus.

    This introductory hike compliments the 2024 Hiker Initiation Program webinar hosted by Toronto Bruce Trail Club (TBTC).  The information webinar will be held Monday May 6th at 6:30 PM where TBTC hike leaders will speak on reasons to hike, the Bruce Trail, our hiking activity program, biodiversity, and how to enjoy the trail responsibly.  If you are new to hiking and/or the Bruce Trail consider registering for this presentation.

    You can register for the webinar at:

    https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_h9HhmurgRriVX4TFlBM6Xg#/registration

     

    Members are encouraged to bring a friend that have expressed interest in hiking but haven’t had the chance to hike with the club.

    We’ll have a refreshment stop in Georgetown with a choice of pubs or cafes before heading back to the city.  We expect to arrive back at York Mills Subway by 4:30 depending on the traffic.

     

     

  • Queenston to Horiticultural Grounds
    9:00 AM-11:30 AM
    05/11/2024

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Loop
    Location (Google Maps): Meet near the cairn in Queenston Heights Park, Niagara River Parkway

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

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Easy
    Distance: 8km

    Description

    Hike to Niagara Glen and back through the Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens.

    Paid parking at Queenston Heights check out the annual parking pass

    $45 for 2 cars.

     

  • Iroquoia Bruce Trail Club AGM hike
    9:30 AM-11:30 AM
    05/11/2024

    Hike open to BTC Members only.

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Special Event
    Location (Google Maps): Meet in the parking lot at Cityview Park at 9:15 am at the South Entrance of the park on Kerns Rd.

    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

    Another hike option for those attending the Iroquoia BTC AGM, we will hike from Cityview Park along some bike trails and back on the main trail to be back at the cars for 11:30 and then head to Waterdown for the AGM at St James United Church 306 Parkside Dr. Waterdown (Hamilton).

    Please bring water, snacks and gators might also be a good idea.

  • Iroquoia Bruce Trail Club AGM Hike
    9:30 AM-11:45 AM
    05/11/2024

    Hike open to BTC Members only.

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Special Event
    Location (Google Maps): St. James United Church 306 Parkside Dr Waterdown (Hamilton)

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

    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Easy – Mostly flat and usually good footing, Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing, Strenuous – Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing, Dependent on Conditions
    Distance: Less than 10km

    Description

    Please join us for a pre-AGM hike to and from the location of the Iroquoia Bruce Trail Club  AGM. The hike will proceed over to Great Falls along Mill St, main trail to the Eric Best ST, back on the main trail to Norman Pearson ST, back through Grindstone Creek along the main trail and then to Rockcliffe ST, backout to Dundas St E and return to the parking lot just in time for the AGM to begin. Please bring enough water and snacks for your hike. Trails may be muddy, so gaiters would be useful.

  • Leisurely 10:00 Invasive Species Removal Hike
    10:00 AM-1:00 PM
    05/11/2024

    Click here for more information or to register

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

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

    Hike Leader(s): Michele Altobelli Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Leisurely
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: Approximately 4km

    Description

    Join us to HELP FILL THE CRIB!!

    We will hike in from Ridge Road picking invasive plants such as garlic mustard and greater celandine along the way (reusable grocery bags or garbage bags work well). Once at the crib location, we will dump our bags and pick garlic mustard in that area for a while, dump it, then hike back out. Plenty of native spring plants to admire along the way – reducing invasive plants will give these species a chance to thrive!

    • 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 (4Hours) MUST bring service forms from school
    • Please wear clothes for work – long pants tucked into socks, appropriate footwear (no sandals), long sleeves and work gloves
    • please bring empty bags for collecting
  • Urban Walk Urban Walk; Don Valley to The Distillery District
    10:00 AM-5:00 PM
    05/11/2024

    Click here for more information or to register

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

    Toronto

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

    Pace: Moderate
    Terrain: Flat
    Distance: 27.5 km

    Description

    This hike follows the Don River south from Steeles Ave East at Leslie St through Toronto to the Distillery District, through a series of ravines and several parks.  We will detour to street level when we cross the 401 (trail closed due to construction) and again south of Pottery Rd where we take the Bayview Ave Extension (trail closed due to construction).

    Please bring a lunch and at least two liters of water.  Be prepared for cool / wet weather.

    Here is an online map of our route:  Don Valley to The Distillery

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    • Peninsula in 6 Challenger Series A Hike #5 Dyers Bay to Halfway Dump
      7:00 AM
      05/11/2024

      Hike open to BTC Members only.

      Click here for more information or to register

      Hosting Club: Peninsula

      Location (Google Maps): Halfway Dump Side Trail via Emmett Lake Road
      Fee by Park
      Capacity: 50
      Coordinates: 45.227342, -81.480393

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

      Pace: Fast
      Terrain: Difficult
      Distance: 27.4 Km

      Description

      Hike #5 of 6 Dyers Bay to Halfway Log Dump

      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 Special Events Dufferin Hi-Land Two-Day End-to-End
      7:00 AM-6:00 PM
      05/11/2024

      This is a Multi-Day Hike

      You are signing up for the following dates and times:

      2024-05-11 at 07:00
      2024-05-12 at 07:00

      Click here for more information or to register

      Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land
      Category: Special Events
      Location (Google Maps): 586387 10th Sideroad, Mulmur. GPS Coordinates: N 44 13849 W 080 13649. This is the first farm 200m west of Center Rd on 10th (also called 17 when west of Center rd) There is a church on the corner. Please arrive by 7:45 latest to allow time for check in. Buses depart at 8:00 am. BTC Map 20 just west of km 30.4 (Whitfield).
      Directions to Parking Location:
      If coming by Hwy 10 from Orangeville:
      – follow 10 north to Primrose
      – proceed straight through the intersection onto Dufferin County Road 19, also called Prince of Wales Road
      – follow this road for 6 km to first stop sign
      – turn right, proceed approx 1 km
      – the church is highly visible on the left side, parking is 200m west of the church.

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

      Pace: Brisk
      Terrain: Dependent on Conditions, Slippery and Steep Sections, Slippery Sections Likely, Strenuous
      Distance: 55km (29km & 26km)

      Description

      Join us for two days of hiking the rolling hills of Dufferin County. Enjoy the spring flowers while earning your Red Trillium Badge. Hike distances are approximately 29km on Day 1 and 26km on Day 2. There will be checkpoints along the hike with volunteers providing assistance, refreshments and snacks. Registration is $65 for members and $75 for non-members, which includes shuttle bus service, checkpoint snacks and refreshments, Red Trillium Badge (must complete full hike to earn badge), and post-hike refreshments. Space is limited so register early!  No dogs.  No children under twelve.  No refunds.  Further details to be provided to participants upon registration.

    • DOUBLE Surprise Hike EARLY START
      8:00 AM
      05/11/2024

      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: Brisk – 4 to 5 km/hr
      Terrain: Strenuous – Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing
      Distance: Long

      Description

      This will be a surprise. Guaranteed to be super challenging and
      strenuous. Come prepared for a workout. You should be a hiker experienced in longer
      distance hikes as well as managing various terrains. Bring lots of water, snacks and
      lunch and maybe even dinner.

    • Paid Outing  Prediction Hike Challenge
      8:30 AM-2:00 AM
      05/11/2024

      Click here for more information or to register

      Hosting Club: Caledon Hills
      Category: Prediction Hike Fundraiser
      Location (Google Maps): Akela and Scouters Heather and Ross Hamlin Nature Reserve at Riverside Woods

      Meet at the BTC Parking Lot, 713377 1st Line EHS, Mono, 43.959916, -80.070494

      Directions:  From ON-9, head north onto 2nd Line EHS for 3 km. Turn left/west onto Side Road 5 for 1.5 km. Turn right onto 1st Line EHS for approximately 1 km. Continue straight into the parking lot.

      From ON-10, head east on Hockley Road/Dufferin County Road 7 for 1 km. Continue straight onto Side Road 5 for 1.5 km. Turn left onto 1st Line EHS for approximately 1 km. Continue straight into the parking lot.

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      Event Coordinator(s): Sandy Green & Sally Cohen Click here to contact Event Coordinator(s)

      Terrain: Moderate – some hills and/or some poor footing
      Distance: 4.5 kilometres or 15.0 kilometres

      Description

      Plan to attend our fourth and final organized Prediction Hike Challenge. Choose one of two predetermined hikes –  4.5 km or 15.0 km. Provide a personal to-the-second prediction of how long it will take you to complete the distance on event day. Registration fees are $30.00 for adults and $10.00 for children and students.

      Light refreshments and beverages will be served at mid location checkpoints and as part of a celebration at the end. Take lots of pictures, but NO peeking at time, pace, or distance technology during the hike. Trail Marshalls will be situated along the trail to help with directions.

      Everyone will receive a spectacular collectible badge. The hikers in each distance category with the closest prediction to their actual time will be awarded a fabulous prize. If you wish to reserve a particular limited edition badge, register early. In addition to the actual three badges, there is a “blooper/printing oops” badge.

      Proceeds from the event will go towards trail development projects.

      For further details visit https://caledonbrucetrail.ca/hiking/hikes/prediction-hike-challenge-2024/.

       

    • Car Hike Trillium hike Bethesda Trail Richmond Hill
      8:30 AM-1:15 PM
      05/11/2024

      Click here for more information or to register

      Hosting Club: Toronto

      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

    • Paid Outing Bus Hike Introductory Hike: Scotsdale Farm
      8:30 AM-4:30 PM
      05/11/2024

      Trip Information
      Departure Time: 08:30
      Return to City Time: 16:30
      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):

      Scotsdale Heritage Farm

      The Bus will depart from the north side of York Mills Road just east of Yonge Street in front of the York Mills Centre opposite the Shell gas station. Look for the yellow school bus.
      Several other groups depart from this location so verify that it is the Bruce Trail Bus before boarding.

      Hike Leader(s): Tom Swales, David Royle Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Moderate
      Terrain: Variable
      Distance: 7 – 10 km

      Description

      Join us for an introductory hike suitable for beginners at scenic Scottsdale Farm near Georgetown. We will hike on the Bruce Trail and side trails in the area for a distance of 7-10 km. Bruce Trail Reference Guide Map # 13

      We will be on the trail for around 4 hours, so bring lunch, snack and at least 1.5 L of water. We’ll hike a circular route on trails which include the main Bruce Trail and side trails. Expect variable terrain with a few hills, rocky spots. Hiking Boots are strongly recommended. Bring gear appropriate for the weather conditions of the day. Toronto Bruce Trail Club hikes go rain or shine.

      Please note that masks are recommended while on the bus and there is no eating on the bus.

      This introductory hike compliments the 2024 Hiker Initiation Program webinar hosted by Toronto Bruce Trail Club (TBTC).  The information webinar will be held Monday May 6th at 6:30 PM where TBTC hike leaders will speak on reasons to hike, the Bruce Trail, our hiking activity program, biodiversity, and how to enjoy the trail responsibly.  If you are new to hiking and/or the Bruce Trail consider registering for this presentation.

      You can register for the webinar at:

      https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_h9HhmurgRriVX4TFlBM6Xg#/registration

       

      Members are encouraged to bring a friend that have expressed interest in hiking but haven’t had the chance to hike with the club.

      We’ll have a refreshment stop in Georgetown with a choice of pubs or cafes before heading back to the city.  We expect to arrive back at York Mills Subway by 4:30 depending on the traffic.

       

       

    • Queenston to Horiticultural Grounds
      9:00 AM-11:30 AM
      05/11/2024

      Click here for more information or to register

      Hosting Club: Niagara
      Category: Loop
      Location (Google Maps): Meet near the cairn in Queenston Heights Park, Niagara River Parkway

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

      Pace: Medium
      Terrain: Easy
      Distance: 8km

      Description

      Hike to Niagara Glen and back through the Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens.

      Paid parking at Queenston Heights check out the annual parking pass

      $45 for 2 cars.

       

    • Iroquoia Bruce Trail Club AGM hike
      9:30 AM-11:30 AM
      05/11/2024

      Hike open to BTC Members only.

      Click here for more information or to register

      Hosting Club: Iroquoia
      Category: Special Event
      Location (Google Maps): Meet in the parking lot at Cityview Park at 9:15 am at the South Entrance of the park on Kerns Rd.

      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

      Another hike option for those attending the Iroquoia BTC AGM, we will hike from Cityview Park along some bike trails and back on the main trail to be back at the cars for 11:30 and then head to Waterdown for the AGM at St James United Church 306 Parkside Dr. Waterdown (Hamilton).

      Please bring water, snacks and gators might also be a good idea.

    • Iroquoia Bruce Trail Club AGM Hike
      9:30 AM-11:45 AM
      05/11/2024

      Hike open to BTC Members only.

      Click here for more information or to register

      Hosting Club: Iroquoia
      Category: Special Event
      Location (Google Maps): St. James United Church 306 Parkside Dr Waterdown (Hamilton)

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

      Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
      Terrain: Easy – Mostly flat and usually good footing, Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing, Strenuous – Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing, Dependent on Conditions
      Distance: Less than 10km

      Description

      Please join us for a pre-AGM hike to and from the location of the Iroquoia Bruce Trail Club  AGM. The hike will proceed over to Great Falls along Mill St, main trail to the Eric Best ST, back on the main trail to Norman Pearson ST, back through Grindstone Creek along the main trail and then to Rockcliffe ST, backout to Dundas St E and return to the parking lot just in time for the AGM to begin. Please bring enough water and snacks for your hike. Trails may be muddy, so gaiters would be useful.

    • Leisurely 10:00 Invasive Species Removal Hike
      10:00 AM-1:00 PM
      05/11/2024

      Click here for more information or to register

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

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

      Hike Leader(s): Michele Altobelli Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Leisurely
      Terrain: Moderate
      Distance: Approximately 4km

      Description

      Join us to HELP FILL THE CRIB!!

      We will hike in from Ridge Road picking invasive plants such as garlic mustard and greater celandine along the way (reusable grocery bags or garbage bags work well). Once at the crib location, we will dump our bags and pick garlic mustard in that area for a while, dump it, then hike back out. Plenty of native spring plants to admire along the way – reducing invasive plants will give these species a chance to thrive!

      • 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 (4Hours) MUST bring service forms from school
      • Please wear clothes for work – long pants tucked into socks, appropriate footwear (no sandals), long sleeves and work gloves
      • please bring empty bags for collecting
    • Urban Walk Urban Walk; Don Valley to The Distillery District
      10:00 AM-5:00 PM
      05/11/2024

      Click here for more information or to register

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

      Toronto

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

      Pace: Moderate
      Terrain: Flat
      Distance: 27.5 km

      Description

      This hike follows the Don River south from Steeles Ave East at Leslie St through Toronto to the Distillery District, through a series of ravines and several parks.  We will detour to street level when we cross the 401 (trail closed due to construction) and again south of Pottery Rd where we take the Bayview Ave Extension (trail closed due to construction).

      Please bring a lunch and at least two liters of water.  Be prepared for cool / wet weather.

      Here is an online map of our route:  Don Valley to The Distillery

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  • Peninsula in 6 Challenger Series A Hike #6 Halfway Dump to Peninsula Terminus
    7:00 AM
    05/12/2024

    Hike open to BTC Members only.

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Peninsula

    Location (Google Maps): Peninsula Terminus 45.236000, -81.594000
    Street Parking available

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

    Pace: Fast
    Terrain: Difficult
    Distance: 25.2 Km

    Description

    Hike #6 of 6 Halfway Log Dump to Peninsula Terminus

    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.
  • Scotsdale Farm
    9:30 AM-12:30 PM
    05/12/2024

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia, Toronto
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Meet in the parking lot on 8th 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: 7 kms

    Description

    We will hike the Maureen Smith Side Trail, the main trail and the Bennett Heritage Side Trail. Bugs may be out so bring bug spray.

  • Exploring Sydenham hike 3
    1:30 PM-4:00 PM
    05/12/2024

    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: Moderate: Some hills and/or poor footing
    Distance: 5.1 km

    Description

    We will carpool to do a loop hike of the Bognor Marsh trails. This is hike 3 in the book Exploring Sydenham. It has a secret to be located.

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  • Birding with Brian
    9:00 AM
    05/13/2024

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Peninsula

    Location (Google Maps): Meet at Crooked Toe Road and Boundary Road (Neyaashiinigmiing). GPS Coordinates: N 44.873790, W 81.075044 (Bruce Trail Reference Guide Edition 31, Map 36. Carpool if possible. Parking courtesy of Chippewas of Nawash.

    Hike Leader(s): Marg Glendon Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Leisurely
    Terrain: Easy, Moderate
    Distance: ~3 KM

    Description

    Join Brian Popelier, BTC Ecologist, for a birding adventure at the Glassford Wetland to observe the early Spring arrival of some of our feathered friends.This property consists of a variety of habitats including forested areas, open meadows, hay fields and wetlands. A large pond is surrounded by well-developed open aquatic, marsh and willow-dogwood thickets which provide a diverse array of migratory and breeding birds, including waterfowl and marsh birds. At least 94 bird species have been recorded on the property. Notable species include Sandhill Crane, Sora, Osprey, Bobolink and Virginia Rail. At least 13 warbler species have been observed during spring and fall migration.

    Bring a light backpack to carry your water bottle, snacks, camera and binoculars. Weather at this time of year can still be unpredictable – dress according to the weather conditions. Sturdy hiking shoes or boots and long sleeved protective clothing are recommended.

    The terrain is generally flat with uneven terrain. There may be some wet areas on the trail.

    No washrooms on site.

     

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  • Loop NEW TIME 8:00 Long Hike Wiley Road Short Hills
    8:00 AM-10:30 AM
    05/14/2024

    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 bug spray water, snack, and dress for the weather

  • Car Hike Car Hike: Blue Mountain E2E 1/3
    8:30 AM-3:00 PM
    05/14/2024

    Hike open to BTC Members only.

    This is a Multi-Day Hike

    You are signing up for the following dates and times:

    2024-05-14 at 08:30

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Toronto, Blue Mountains
    Category: Car Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Map 21- Km 54.9 Dufferin, Mulmur- Nottawasaga Townline, at the cemetery. Coordinates N 44.268777,W 80.156810

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

    Pace: Brisk
    Terrain: Hilly, Variable
    Distance: 21.9 km

    Description

    First hike in a series of 3 to complete the Blue Mountain section. The pace is brisk, moving time should be between 4 to 4.5 km per hour. This section is beautiful but hilly and at times challenging. Please follow all Covid 19 guidelines. Bring 2 litres of water. Arrive 15 minutes early. The parking at 21.9 is a paid parking. Everyone is expected to pay their share. We will shuttle to km 21.9 and hike back.

  • Beaver Valley to Rocklyn Creek
    9:00 AM-1:00 PM
    05/14/2024

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    Hosting Club: Sydenham
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): We’ll meet at the Bruce Trail parking on the South side of Grey Road 40, just East of Grey Rd 7. We will do a quick car shuttle to our starting point on Deviation Road.

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

    Pace: Brisk: 4 to 5 km/h
    Terrain: Moderate: Some hills and/or poor footing
    Distance: 14.5 km

    Description

    This is the perfect hike for those who seek a lesser travelled route and a longer hike.  We will hike through quiet forests and across creeks and waterfalls.  We should see lots of trilliums carpeting the forest floor.  There are numerous scenic lookouts from the escarpment cliffs.  The terrain is not steep but there are many uneven rocky spots.  Please bring a snack and lots of water.

  • Hike 9:15 Short Hike – Short Hills Park, Pelham Rd
    9:15 AM-10:45 AM
    05/14/2024

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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Short Hills Provincial Park, Pelham Rd lot

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

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: ~ 6kms

    Description

    Hike the main and side trails in Short Hills Provincial Park. Bring hiking boots, water, sunscreen and bug spray.

  • Tuesday Hike Duncan Caves/Metcalf Rock Loop
    9:30 AM-1:30 PM
    05/14/2024

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

    (Google Maps): Beaver Valley Section Map 25. We will meet at the SuperBurger parking lot (north-west corner of Hwy 89/Hwy 10 intersection) for carpooling at 8:30 am. Otherwise meet at the parking area at km 27.9, 100 meters south of where the Main Trail crosses the 10th Line on the east side for a 9:30 start.

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

    Pace: Leisurely
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: Long Hike 10 km Short Hike 5 km

    Description

    We will hike through the Duncan Cave Provincial Nature Reserve and the Chuck Grant Side Trail/Main Trail Loop. The short hike will end at the parking area at km 33.3 and car shuttle back to Metcalfe Rock parking.

    Bring lunch, water and snacks. Sunscreen, insect repellant and hiking poles are recommended.

  • 2 day Falling Water-Beaver Valley
    9:30 AM
    05/14/2024

    This is a Multi-Day Hike

    You are signing up for the following dates:

    2024-05-14, 2024-05-15

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    Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

    Location (Google Maps): Meet in the South end of the Beaver Valley Ski Club lower parking lot off Grey Road 30 both days. We will shuttle to our starting point at Hoggs Falls.

    Hike Leader(s): Kristina Rettie Click here to contact the hike leader.

    Pace: Brisk
    Terrain: Some rocky footing, Some steep sections, Strenuous
    Length of Hike: Approx 30k over 2 days

    Description

    2 day Falling Water Badge

    Over the course of two days we will hike this challenging loop that takes us on both the east and west sides of the Beaver Valley.

    These hikes are intended for experienced hikers that are able to hike 4-5km per hour for a minimum of 18k. Please be honest about your  pace before signing up.

    Bring lots of water and a snacks

    Please no dogs

    Please text Kristina @ 519-410-9077 for morning of cancellations

    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.
    3. Personal Protective Equipment:
      • Hikers may choose to wear masks

    Transportation

    It is the Bruce Trail Conservancy’s current policy that car shuttles are allowed.  It is at the discrepancy of individual hike leaders to make that decision.

    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.
  • CANCELLED – Split Rock Narrows plus Mono Cliffs
    10:00 AM-2:00 PM
    05/14/2024

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    Hosting Club: Caledon Hills
    Category: Tuesday Hikers
    Location (Google Maps): CANCELLED – Split Rock Narrows parking lot. Northeast of km 8.9 off of 2nd Line EHS at the beginning of the Splitrock Side Trail. From Hwy 10, turn east on 25 Sideroad then north on 2nd line EHS.

    Hike Leader(s): Barbara Euler 416-578-1744 Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hour
    Terrain: Easy – mostly flat and usually good footing
    Distance: 11 km

    Description

    Since Mono Cliffs is often very busy, we will start and end our hike outside the boundaries of the provincial park. There is a variety of terrain and viewpoints and we hope to see some spring wildflowers. Lunch at McCarston’s Lake.

    Visitors and guests welcome.

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  • Car Hike Car Hike: Blue Mountain E2E 2/3
    8:30 AM-3:00 PM
    05/15/2024

    Hike open to BTC Members only.

    This is a Multi-Day Hike

    You are signing up for the following dates and times:

    2024-05-15 at 08:30

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Toronto, Blue Mountains
    Category: Car Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Map 22- Km 21.9, Nattawasaga Bluffs Conservation Area. Coordinates N 44.342784,W 80.210628

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

    Pace: Brisk
    Terrain: Challenging, Hilly
    Distance: 25 km

    Description

    Second hike in the Blue Mountain E2E series. This is the longest hike of the series. Beautiful, hilly and challenging. Please bring 2litres of water. Follow the Covid 19 protocols. Arrive 15 minutes early. The meeting place parking is a paid parking, everyone is expected to pay thief share of  the parking fees. We will shuttle to km 46.8 and hike back.

  • Lavender
    9:00 AM
    05/15/2024

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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): Allison Thomas 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 km

    Description

    We will park at Lavender Cemetery roadside parking about 0.5 km
    east of Lavender Hill Rd. on Mulmur-Nottawasaga Townline. We will hike from
    the cemetery over to the start of the Blue Mountains section and continue up to
    County Road 9. We will then retrace our steps back to the cars. This hike offers a
    variety of terrain, along crevices, through forest, fields and alongside the Noisy
    River and a beautiful wetland. Bring a snack or lunch and water.

  • WEDNESDAY WALKERS – Loree Forest
    9:30 AM-11:00 AM
    05/15/2024

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    Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

    Location (Google Maps): Paid parking on the shoulder of the 21st Side Road. Map 24, Edition 31 (Arrangements can be made in advance to shuttle to the trailhead.)

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

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Easy
    Length of Hike: 6.5 kms

    Description

    We will take the access road into Loree Forest where we will then walk a loop. Most of the Trail is flat. There will be views of Nottawasaga Bay and a walk through a mature deciduous forest. Then we take the access road back to our parking area. A popular well-enjoyed route. Please 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.
  • Halton Agreement Forest
    9:30 AM-12:00 PM
    05/15/2024

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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Meet roadside on 4th Line. Up Guelph Line from the 401, turn right on 10 Side Road and follow the curve as it becomes 4th Line.

    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 around the bike trails in this lovely Forest, including The Den and The Pines.  The bugs will likely be active, so bring bug spray.

  • Good Companions – Spring Valley – Ancaster
    10:00 AM-12:45 PM
    05/15/2024

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

    Ancaster Little League Ball Park – Jerseyville Rd (across from the Ancaster Lions Outdoor Pool) – See map below

    Hike Leader(s): Ted Bossence 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: 8 – 10 km depending on whether we follow the Headwaters Trail to the end or not

    Description

    We will follow the Spring Valley Trail, Martins Road, Headwaters Trail etc. in the western part of the Dundas Valley .  Bring sunscreen, bug repellant,  water and a snack (poles would also be useful).  If I cancel due to rain I will notify you by email no later than the night before, so please check your emails before you leave for the hike.  Please arrive 10 minutes before the 10:00am time since I will be leaving promptly at 10:00.

    I will send contact info the day before the hike for those who cancel after 4:00 pm the day before the hike.

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  • In and Out NEW TIME 8:00 am Long Hike Jordan to Moyer / Louth
    8:00 AM-10:30 AM
    05/16/2024

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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

  • Car Hike Car Hike: Blue Mountain E2E 3/3
    8:30 AM-3:00 AM
    05/16/2024

    Hike open to BTC Members only.

    This is a Multi-Day Hike

    You are signing up for the following dates and times:

    2024-05-16 at 08:30

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Toronto, Blue Mountains
    Category: Car Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Map # 23- North of km 46.8, 380 meters north of the main trail crossing on Pretty River Rd. Coordinated N 44.430927,W 80.275390

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

    Pace: Brisk
    Terrain: Challenging, Hilly
    Distance: 23 km

    Description

    Hike #3 of 3. Badge day! Beautiful and hilly. This is a brisk pace hike. The pace is expected to be 4 to 4.5 km per hour. Hikers are expected to follow the Covid 19 protocols. Bring 2 litres of water.  Aim to get there 15 minutes early. We will shuttle to km 67.3 and walk back.

  • Hike 9:15 Short Hike, Jordan Hollow
    9:15 AM-10:45 AM
    05/16/2024

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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: Strenuous
    Distance: ~ 6kms

    Description

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

  • Beaver Valley End-to-End Hike 5 of 9
    9:15 AM-4:00 PM
    05/16/2024

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    Hosting Club: Caledon Hills
    Category: End-to-End
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at Beaver Valley Lookout, north of km 50, Map 26 (Ed. 31) on the west side of Grey Rd. 13. Shuttle to start at Hogg’s Falls.

    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, Strenuous – hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing
    Distance: 65.1 – 50.0 +0.8 to parking = 15.9 km total

    Description

    This is the fifth hike of the series and takes us on our way up the east side of the valley. This falling waters section includes Boyne and Beaver Rivers, Hogg’s Falls, Eugenia Falls, views over Cuckoo Valley, penstocks.

  • Annual Bluebell Hike
    10:00 AM-12:30 PM
    05/16/2024

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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Sixteen Mile Creek Valley, Oakville

    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. 10 km.

    Description

    Sixteen Mile Creek Valley is home to many wildflowers, especially the beautiful Virginia Bluebells. Please join us for a hike into the valley in search of these gorgeous wildflowers plus others. Meet in the parking lot next to the playing fields on the southeast corner of River Glen Blvd. and Neyagawa Blvd. Please arrive by 9:45 am. for a 10:00 am. start. Bring water, sunscreen, insect repellent and a snack. Hiking poles might be useful.
    Leader: Anne Armstrong

  • Urban Walk Urban Walk: Toronto Islands Evening Walk
    6:00 PM-9:00 PM
    05/16/2024

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    Hosting Club: Toronto

    Location (Google Maps): Jack Layton Ferry Terminal, near the gates to Wards Island Ferry. Arrive 20 minutes prior to departure to check in with hike leader.

    From Union Station take the LRT and get off at the stop Ferry Docks.Walk up to the Ferry Docks on Queens Quay West, street level. at the foot of Bay Street.

    Hike Leader(s): Miriam Stevens Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Leisurely
    Terrain: Flat
    Distance: 6-9 km

    Description

    After a day’s work come and “cool off” on the Toronto Islands free of fumes and traffic. Enjoy the view of the city skyline and Toronto’s beautiful island parkland.
    Pack a dinner for a sit down picnic. Food is not available for purchase on the Islands early in the season. Also bring a warm jacket and flashlight.
    Return fare ticket for the ferry approx $10.00 less for seniors.
    Hikes will take place rain or shine.
    Toronto Island evening hikes will take place every THURSDAY in MAY and JUNE 2024.
    Same time and same meeting place. No preregistration is required – just show up at the ferry docks at 5:40 PM and sign with the hike leader.

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  • Car Hike Car Hike: Victoria Day Weekend in the Lower Bruce Peninsula (3 nights)
    12:00 AM
    05/17/2024

    This is a Multi-Day Hike

    You are signing up for the following dates:

    2024-05-17, 2024-05-18, 2024-05-19, 2024-05-20

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Toronto, Peninsula
    Category: Car Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Evergreen Resort (Red Bay)
    139 Resort Rd.
    Wiarton, ON H0H 2T0

    Hike Leader(s): Jeanette Vincent, Brenda Menezes, David Royle Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Leisurely, Moderate
    Terrain: Hilly, Rocky, Variable
    Distance: approx. 13-15 km

    Description

    We continue Greg Vincent’s legacy of weekends away. Please join Jeanette Vincent, Brenda Menezes and David Royle as we explore the Lower Bruce Peninsula. The spring flowers will welcome us to the trails. We stay and have our meals at a comfortable resort at Red Bay.  Each day we will hike the Bruce Trail and its side trails to form loops with great views of Georgian Bay and its islands.  The carpet of trilliums is the best along the length of the Bruce Trail along with other spring ephemerals.  Approximately 15km/day.

    This outing is restricted to those staying with us at Evergreen Resort for the weekend.  You will need a car to access this outing. Please contact Evergreen for a reservation 1-519-534-1868 or frontdesk.evergreenresort@gmail.com and mention Vincent Victoria Day weekend.

    Before registering at Evergreen Contact: please contact Jeanette vincentjeanette1604@gmail.com | 519-588-5916 For prices and more details.

  • Car Hike: Toronto E2E in 4 sections – 3 of 4
    8:00 AM-2:30 AM
    05/17/2024

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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia, Toronto
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at km 26.5 (Map 13), on the Sixth Line, north of 22nd Sideroad, where the main trail exits the forest on the west side of Sixth Line. Coordinates N43.658244480690115, W-79.98546157653041. Click on the Google link for personalized driving instructions.

    Hike Leader(s): Susan Glofcheskie Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

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

    Description

    This is the third of a four-series hike of the complete Toronto Club section of the Bruce Trail.

    Please bring gaiters and poles for the slippery mud. Bring 1.5 to 2 litres of water, bug spray, sunscreen and a snack. Hiking boots/shoes are mandatory.  For further details, refer to hike 1 of 4 on May 3.

    Please arrive by 8 am at km 26.5, so we can leave at 8:15 am to shuttle to our starting point (km 38.7).

    This is a series of 4 hikes to complete the Toronto section. You must sign up for all 4 hikes if you wish an ETE badge at a cost of $5 members/$15 non-members.

  • Car Hike Car Hike: CHBTC 60th Anniversary E2E Badge Combo 4/5
    8:30 AM-2:00 PM
    05/17/2024

    Hike open to BTC Members only.

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    Hosting Club: Toronto, Caledon Hills
    Category: Car Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Hike #4 – We’ll meet at km 45.4 on the north side of Mono 5 Sideroad where the trail crosses. GPS N43.974055, W79.984988

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

    Pace: Moderate
    Terrain: Hilly, Variable
    Distance: 16km

    Description

    Come to one, a few, or all of these hikes to celebrate Caledon’s 60th anniversary! By completing all 5 of these hikes, you’ll qualify for BOTH of Caledon’s NEW badges. On this fourth of five hikes, we’ll meet in the parking lot on Mono 5 Sideroad and shuttle to our starting point. There will be a great deal of up and down hills today so please be prepared!

    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.

  • Power of Water – Hike followed by lunch at the Harrison Park Inn
    8:45 AM-1:00 PM
    05/17/2024

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    Hosting Club: Sydenham
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Harrison Park parking lot close to the bridge

    Hike Leader(s): Sheri Hatcher 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: 13.5 km

    Description

    We will car pool to the Grey Bruce Tourist Information Centre (west of km 101.8 Ed 31) where we will start our hike. We will follow the main trail from Springmount to the Ingis Falls Conservation. We will pass by both Jones Falls and Inglis Falls where we will have a short break and witness the power of water. From the conservation we will take the Harrison Park Side Trail to the Inn were we will stop for a well deserved lunch .

  • Urban Niagara-on-the-Lake Tour
    9:00 AM-10:30 AM
    05/17/2024

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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Urban
    Location (Google Maps): Park on King St near Centre St – just outside of Veteran’s Memorial Park

    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

    Robin Garrett & Margaret Northfield

  • CANCELLED – Afternoon hike – Rattlesnake Point (reservations required)
    4:30 PM-6:00 PM
    05/17/2024

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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Afternoon/Evening Hikes
    Location (Google Maps): First parking lot at Rattlesnake Point Conservation Area at 4:15 pm.

    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: 6 kms

    Description

    We will hike the rocky side trail and return on the easier main trail to make a loop. Bring bug spray.  Reserve your time at www.conservationhalton.ca

  • Loop Neighbourhood hike: Beamsville/Ashby Park to Bruce Trail loop
    5:30 PM-7:00 PM
    05/17/2024

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

    Meet at Ashby Park
    4079 Ashby Dr, Beamsville, ON L0R 1B6

    Hike Leader(s): Angela Lytle Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 5k

    Description

    Let’s take a local hike starting in a Beamsville neighbourhood after work or school!

    This neighbourhood loop hike starts in Beamsville’s local Ashby park, goes up Hillside trail (past the monarch way station), across Hillside and up Hixon to join the Bruce trail. From there we will hike east on the Bruce Trail towards Quarry road, and then loop back to Ashby park.

    The pace of the hike will be moderate. The terrain is mixed with some paved paths, street and sidewalk, as well as the trail. There are some rocky sections of the trail.

    Meet at 5:15 by the playground in the park to depart at 5:30. Limited street parking available next to the park, or walk if you live nearby!  The full loop should take around 1.5 hours (max 2 hours) depending on our collective pace.

    Hiking shoes are needed, poles are recommended.  Carry water and some snacks.

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  • Paid Outing Event Hikes Saturday Only Niagara End 2 End
    7:00 AM-6:00 PM
    05/18/2024

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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Event Hikes
    Location (Google Maps): Lions Swimming Pool Elm St Grimsby 43.193664, -79.564864

    Hike Leader(s): Mary Ann Enns Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 25 km

    Description

    This is the NBTC Annual End to End Event..Only 1 Day from Balls Falls to Grimsby. Participants will be transported by bus at check in( no later than 6.45am) to the start of the hike ( Bus leaves at 7am ). Hikers will hike at their own pace to final checkpoint  in Grimsby.

    It is a self led hike. Distance 25km

    Bring snacks ,water, bug spray, appropriate foot wear, poles ?, cell phone and  recommend basic first aid supplies.

    Registration Cost: Members $40.00, Child Members$ 25.00, Non -Members $50.00, Child Non -members $30.0

  • Paid Outing Event Hikes Niagara E2E in THREE
    7:00 AM-4:00 AM
    05/18/2024

    This is a Multi-Day Hike

    You are signing up for the following dates and times:

    2024-05-18 at 07:00
    2024-05-19 at 07:00
    2024-05-20 at 07:00

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Event Hikes
    Location (Google Maps): Saturday May 18, 2024 Lions Swimming Pool Elm St, Grimsby 43.193664,-79.564864
    Sunday May 19, 2024 Brock University Parking Lot Merrittville Parkway, St Catharines 43.115423,-79.247160
    Monday May 20, 2024 Queenston Heights Park, Niagara Parkway, Niagara on the lake 43.159314,-79.055405

    Hike Leader(s): Mary Ann Enns Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 83.3 km

    Description

    Check in by 6.45 . Bus departs at precisely 7 am

    This a  NBTC Annual End to End over 3 days from Grimsby to Queenston Cairn. Participants will be transported by bus from check in to the start of the hike and will hike at their own pace to the final checkpoint each day.

    This hike is a self led hike Day 1 25km, Day 2 27km, Day 3 28km. Trail Angel information will be provide to you.

    It is recommended to bring cell phone, snacks, water, basic first aid supplies, appropriate hiking foot wear for the terrain, poles, spare  socks, depending on weather sunscreen and bug spray.

    There will be 3 checkpoints each day along the trail to replenish water/snacks.

    Should you feel you are unable to continue on your hike or able reach your checkpoint, Trail Angels will be able to assist. Hikers are responsible for informing the Organizing Personnel of their intention to drop out.

    Your fee includes your Niagara E2E badge. This will be presented at the last hike in Queenston at the Cairn upon completion.

     

  • Car Hike Car Hike: Section of Hockley Valley thru Glen Haffy Conservation Area with brief stop at the Century Old Dingle Schoolhouse.
    8:45 AM-3:00 PM
    05/18/2024

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Toronto, Caledon Hills
    Category: Car Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at roadside parking on Innis Lake Rd. North of Finnerty SideRoad.
    GPS N43.918917, W-79.909387

    Hike Leader(s): Ross Estrella Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Brisk, Moderate
    Terrain: Challenging, Hilly, Variable
    Distance: 21 kms

    Description

    We’ll hike section of Hockley Valley thru Glen Haffy Conservation Area with brief stop at The Dingle Schoolhouse and learn more of it’s century old history. Please equip yourself with proper hike clothing appropriate for the weather. Hockley Valley is one the most hilly section of the Bruce Trail so comfortable and sturdy hiking shoe is suggested. Hiking poles and gaiters is highly recommended. Bring enough water for hydration, lunch and trail foods for energy. Avail yourself with sunscreen, bug spray ,sun head protection and emergency medical kit and personal medication including your Ohip information.

    Please arrive 15 minutes early for  car shuttling.

  • Eugenia Falls-Hoggs Falls
    9:00 AM
    05/18/2024

    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): Bob Moenck 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 km

    Description

    We will begin the hike at the parking lot at Eugenia Falls, km 60.8. We will
    hike south on the white blazed trail to Hoggs Falls Upper Side Trail at km 64.8 and
    return. Lovely views of the waterfalls. Bring a snack or lunch and water. Parking $8.

  • Car Hike Car Hike: Tommy Thomson park ,down town
    9:00 AM-12:30 PM
    05/18/2024

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Toronto
    Category: Car Hike
    Location (Google Maps): 1 Leslie street Toronto (Free Parking)

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

    Pace: Moderate
    Terrain: Flat
    Distance: 10-12km

    Description

    We will hike along the waterfront trail, watch birds singing and more

    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.

  • General Hike 7 Rivers Hike Series – #3 of 4 – Boyne River
    9:30 AM-1:00 PM
    05/18/2024

    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 at the south end of Centre Road from Sideroad 5, north of Primrose.

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

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 10.41 km

    Description

    We will hike east on the main trail, then north to the road, continue to Mulmur Lookout. Next, we retrace our steps. Then, we follow the Boyne Valley Side Trail south which leads us to 1st Line EHS where we walk south along the road until we reach the Boyne Valley Side Trail which we follow west. We will join the main trail again and hike north with a short climb to mount Murphy’s Pinnacle, then head east on the main trail to the parking area.

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

  • Car Hike Car Hike: Dufferin Hi-Lands 2 of 4
    10:00 AM-3:30 PM
    05/18/2024

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Toronto, Dufferin Hi-Land
    Category: Car Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Dufferin Hi-Lands, Map 20

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

    Pace: Moderate
    Terrain: Hilly
    Distance: 15.3 km

    Description

    This will be the second hike in this end to end series. Starting at km 15.1 we will car pool to km 31.7 and hike back. The route follows the Boyne River and its tributary. We will climb Murphy’s Pinnacle for great views of the surrounding countryside.

    To get to the meeting point drive north on Hwy 10 past Orangeville to Primrose. Turn right and go about 1.5 km to Hurontario Street.

     

  • Long Bayview Escarpment Loop
    10:00 AM-2:30 PM
    05/18/2024

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Sydenham
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Roadside Parking on St Vincent-Sydenham Townline (3.2 km north of Hwy 26) at the entrance to the River Kwai Side Trail. Just south of Sideroad 24.

    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.
    Distance: 12.5 kms

    Description

    We will hike along the blue River Kwai Side Trail to the main trail, follow the escarpment all the way to the Bayview Escarpment Side Trail, then walk the road section south back to our cars. This is a long hike (4-5 hrs), please bring a light lunch and water, poles are advised.  Map 30. For those interested, we might stop in at Kilannan Brewing / Coffin Ridge Winery after the hike. For further questions, connect with the hike leader on the hike calendar site, where you register.

  • Special Events Invasive Species Event: Garlic Mustard Pull
    10:00 AM
    05/18/2024

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land
    Category: Special Events
    Location (Google Maps): Meet on 1st Line EHS at the stile south of 5 Sideroad

    Hike Leader(s): Tom Thayer Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Leisurely, Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 4km

    Description

    Join us to HELP REMOVE GARLIC MUSTARD!!

    We will hike in from 1st Line EHS picking invasive garlic mustard (reusable grocery bags or garbage bags work well). We will pick garlic mustard in that area for a while, dump it, then hike back out. Plenty of native spring plants to admire along the way – reducing invasive species will give these species a chance to thrive!

    • students under 16 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian on this hike ( please refer to the BTC link https://brucetrail.org/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/VOL.05.01-Minors-Volunteering-Policy-Approved-February-2016-Reviewed-Oct-2020.pdf )
    • students wishing to receive community service hours (3Hours) MUST bring service forms from school
    • you must register and submit a completed waiver for this hike
    • Please wear clothes for work – long pants tucked into socks, appropriate footwear (no sandals), long sleeves and work gloves
    • Garbage bags, if needed, will be provided
    • Bring snacks and water as needed
  • Urban Walk Toronto Urban Badge Hike – 4 of 7
    10:00 AM-1:45 PM
    05/18/2024

    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: 11.4 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.

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    • Paid Outing Event Hikes Saturday Only Niagara End 2 End
      7:00 AM-6:00 PM
      05/18/2024

      Click here for more information or to register

      Hosting Club: Niagara
      Category: Event Hikes
      Location (Google Maps): Lions Swimming Pool Elm St Grimsby 43.193664, -79.564864

      Hike Leader(s): Mary Ann Enns Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Terrain: Moderate
      Distance: 25 km

      Description

      This is the NBTC Annual End to End Event..Only 1 Day from Balls Falls to Grimsby. Participants will be transported by bus at check in( no later than 6.45am) to the start of the hike ( Bus leaves at 7am ). Hikers will hike at their own pace to final checkpoint  in Grimsby.

      It is a self led hike. Distance 25km

      Bring snacks ,water, bug spray, appropriate foot wear, poles ?, cell phone and  recommend basic first aid supplies.

      Registration Cost: Members $40.00, Child Members$ 25.00, Non -Members $50.00, Child Non -members $30.0

    • Paid Outing Event Hikes Niagara E2E in THREE
      7:00 AM-4:00 AM
      05/18/2024

      This is a Multi-Day Hike

      You are signing up for the following dates and times:

      2024-05-18 at 07:00
      2024-05-19 at 07:00
      2024-05-20 at 07:00

      Click here for more information or to register

      Hosting Club: Niagara
      Category: Event Hikes
      Location (Google Maps): Saturday May 18, 2024 Lions Swimming Pool Elm St, Grimsby 43.193664,-79.564864
      Sunday May 19, 2024 Brock University Parking Lot Merrittville Parkway, St Catharines 43.115423,-79.247160
      Monday May 20, 2024 Queenston Heights Park, Niagara Parkway, Niagara on the lake 43.159314,-79.055405

      Hike Leader(s): Mary Ann Enns Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Terrain: Moderate
      Distance: 83.3 km

      Description

      Check in by 6.45 . Bus departs at precisely 7 am

      This a  NBTC Annual End to End over 3 days from Grimsby to Queenston Cairn. Participants will be transported by bus from check in to the start of the hike and will hike at their own pace to the final checkpoint each day.

      This hike is a self led hike Day 1 25km, Day 2 27km, Day 3 28km. Trail Angel information will be provide to you.

      It is recommended to bring cell phone, snacks, water, basic first aid supplies, appropriate hiking foot wear for the terrain, poles, spare  socks, depending on weather sunscreen and bug spray.

      There will be 3 checkpoints each day along the trail to replenish water/snacks.

      Should you feel you are unable to continue on your hike or able reach your checkpoint, Trail Angels will be able to assist. Hikers are responsible for informing the Organizing Personnel of their intention to drop out.

      Your fee includes your Niagara E2E badge. This will be presented at the last hike in Queenston at the Cairn upon completion.

       

    • Car Hike Car Hike: Section of Hockley Valley thru Glen Haffy Conservation Area with brief stop at the Century Old Dingle Schoolhouse.
      8:45 AM-3:00 PM
      05/18/2024

      Click here for more information or to register

      Hosting Club: Toronto, Caledon Hills
      Category: Car Hike
      Location (Google Maps): Meet at roadside parking on Innis Lake Rd. North of Finnerty SideRoad.
      GPS N43.918917, W-79.909387

      Hike Leader(s): Ross Estrella Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Brisk, Moderate
      Terrain: Challenging, Hilly, Variable
      Distance: 21 kms

      Description

      We’ll hike section of Hockley Valley thru Glen Haffy Conservation Area with brief stop at The Dingle Schoolhouse and learn more of it’s century old history. Please equip yourself with proper hike clothing appropriate for the weather. Hockley Valley is one the most hilly section of the Bruce Trail so comfortable and sturdy hiking shoe is suggested. Hiking poles and gaiters is highly recommended. Bring enough water for hydration, lunch and trail foods for energy. Avail yourself with sunscreen, bug spray ,sun head protection and emergency medical kit and personal medication including your Ohip information.

      Please arrive 15 minutes early for  car shuttling.

    • Eugenia Falls-Hoggs Falls
      9:00 AM
      05/18/2024

      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): Bob Moenck 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 km

      Description

      We will begin the hike at the parking lot at Eugenia Falls, km 60.8. We will
      hike south on the white blazed trail to Hoggs Falls Upper Side Trail at km 64.8 and
      return. Lovely views of the waterfalls. Bring a snack or lunch and water. Parking $8.

    • Car Hike Car Hike: Tommy Thomson park ,down town
      9:00 AM-12:30 PM
      05/18/2024

      Click here for more information or to register

      Hosting Club: Toronto
      Category: Car Hike
      Location (Google Maps): 1 Leslie street Toronto (Free Parking)

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

      Pace: Moderate
      Terrain: Flat
      Distance: 10-12km

      Description

      We will hike along the waterfront trail, watch birds singing and more

      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.

    • General Hike 7 Rivers Hike Series - #3 of 4 - Boyne River
      9:30 AM-1:00 PM
      05/18/2024

      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 at the south end of Centre Road from Sideroad 5, north of Primrose.

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

      Pace: Medium
      Terrain: Moderate
      Distance: 10.41 km

      Description

      We will hike east on the main trail, then north to the road, continue to Mulmur Lookout. Next, we retrace our steps. Then, we follow the Boyne Valley Side Trail south which leads us to 1st Line EHS where we walk south along the road until we reach the Boyne Valley Side Trail which we follow west. We will join the main trail again and hike north with a short climb to mount Murphy’s Pinnacle, then head east on the main trail to the parking area.

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

    • Car Hike Car Hike: Dufferin Hi-Lands 2 of 4
      10:00 AM-3:30 PM
      05/18/2024

      Click here for more information or to register

      Hosting Club: Toronto, Dufferin Hi-Land
      Category: Car Hike
      Location (Google Maps): Dufferin Hi-Lands, Map 20

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

      Pace: Moderate
      Terrain: Hilly
      Distance: 15.3 km

      Description

      This will be the second hike in this end to end series. Starting at km 15.1 we will car pool to km 31.7 and hike back. The route follows the Boyne River and its tributary. We will climb Murphy’s Pinnacle for great views of the surrounding countryside.

      To get to the meeting point drive north on Hwy 10 past Orangeville to Primrose. Turn right and go about 1.5 km to Hurontario Street.

       

    • Long Bayview Escarpment Loop
      10:00 AM-2:30 PM
      05/18/2024

      Click here for more information or to register

      Hosting Club: Sydenham
      Category: General Hike
      Location (Google Maps): Roadside Parking on St Vincent-Sydenham Townline (3.2 km north of Hwy 26) at the entrance to the River Kwai Side Trail. Just south of Sideroad 24.

      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.
      Distance: 12.5 kms

      Description

      We will hike along the blue River Kwai Side Trail to the main trail, follow the escarpment all the way to the Bayview Escarpment Side Trail, then walk the road section south back to our cars. This is a long hike (4-5 hrs), please bring a light lunch and water, poles are advised.  Map 30. For those interested, we might stop in at Kilannan Brewing / Coffin Ridge Winery after the hike. For further questions, connect with the hike leader on the hike calendar site, where you register.

    • Special Events Invasive Species Event: Garlic Mustard Pull
      10:00 AM
      05/18/2024

      Click here for more information or to register

      Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land
      Category: Special Events
      Location (Google Maps): Meet on 1st Line EHS at the stile south of 5 Sideroad

      Hike Leader(s): Tom Thayer Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Leisurely, Medium
      Terrain: Moderate
      Distance: 4km

      Description

      Join us to HELP REMOVE GARLIC MUSTARD!!

      We will hike in from 1st Line EHS picking invasive garlic mustard (reusable grocery bags or garbage bags work well). We will pick garlic mustard in that area for a while, dump it, then hike back out. Plenty of native spring plants to admire along the way – reducing invasive species will give these species a chance to thrive!

      • students under 16 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian on this hike ( please refer to the BTC link https://brucetrail.org/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/VOL.05.01-Minors-Volunteering-Policy-Approved-February-2016-Reviewed-Oct-2020.pdf )
      • students wishing to receive community service hours (3Hours) MUST bring service forms from school
      • you must register and submit a completed waiver for this hike
      • Please wear clothes for work – long pants tucked into socks, appropriate footwear (no sandals), long sleeves and work gloves
      • Garbage bags, if needed, will be provided
      • Bring snacks and water as needed
    • Urban Walk Toronto Urban Badge Hike - 4 of 7
      10:00 AM-1:45 PM
      05/18/2024

      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: 11.4 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.

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  • Paid Outing Event Hikes Sunday Only Niagara End 2 End. Self Led Hike
    7:00 AM-6:00 AM
    05/19/2024

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Event Hikes
    Location (Google Maps): Brock University Parking Lot 3A Merrittville Highway, St Catharines 43.115423-79.247160

    Hike Leader(s): Mary Ann Enns Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 27 km

    Description

    Thank for registering for this NBTC Annual Niagara One Day Hike from Balls Falls to Brock University . This hike is inn conjunction with the 3 Day E 2 End Hike. Participants will be transported be transported by bus with check in no later than 6.45am, ( Bus will leave no later than 7am).

    Hikers will hike at their own pace to end at Brock University. This hike is a self led hike. At 27km.

    Pack for weather and terrain, cell phone, snacks, bug spray, appropriate footwear, poles if you prefer, basic first aid supplies, train map or app. There will be volunteers set up at a designated  checkpoints to provide light refreshment. You will receive volunteer Trail Angel contacts if unable to reach checkpoint areas.

    Registration Cost: Members $40.00, Child Members $25.00 Non Members $50.00, Child nn members $30.00

    Contact  hike leader: Mary Ann Enns maryannenns@gmail.com

    Trail Angel contracts and Designated Checkpoint areas, will be provided to you on day of hike

     

  • Birding at Black Creek Provincial Park
    8:00 AM
    05/19/2024

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Peninsula

    Location (Google Maps): Parking lot at Black Creek Provincial Park. 81 Old Womans River Rd, Lion’s Head, ON N0H 1W0
    What3Words Address: ///suggestive.ledges.yellowing.

    Hike Leader(s): Owen Glendon Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Leisurely, Medium
    Terrain: Easy, Moderate
    Distance: ~3-3 1/2 km

    Description

    Join local Bird Enthusiast – Rod Sein –  for a “ Birding Discovery  Hike” at Black Creek Provincial Park. What will we see?  Recent sightings include a wide variety of Ducks and Geese, Shorebirds, Warblers, Tree Swallows and Sparrows.This is a “walk-stop-listen” pace. No dogs please. No birding experience necessary. Bring your “listening ear” to help identify our feathered friends at the shore and in the nearby forest. Carry a backpack for your waterbottle, light snacks, any bird ID that you might have and binoculars. Dress according to the weather – it can be unpredictable at this time of year. Optional: bug net hat, gators, insect repellent.

  • Paid Outing Bus Hike Bus Hike: Forks of the Credit to explore the seasonal Lilacs blooming!!
    8:30 AM-6:00 PM
    05/19/2024

    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
    Hwy 400 & Hwy 7 MTO Car Pool Lot Pickup ($.01)

    Hosting Club: Toronto, Caledon Hills
    Category: Bus Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Forks of the Credit Provincial Park

    Hike Leader(s): Amir Alemohammad, Mohammed Aghamiri, Mehrnoush Ahmadi Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Moderate
    Terrain: Hilly, Variable
    Distance: 12-14 Km

    Description

    Bus departs 10 York Mills Rd at 830 AM and HWY 7 and HWY 400 MTO Car Pool Lot at 8:50 AM. If you wish to be picked up at the HWY 7 and HWY MTO Car Pool Lot, select this option when registering. Please arrive 15 minutes before departure. The bus waits for no one.

    Join us for a wonderful hike in the Forks of the Credit Provincial Park when the lilac blossoms are blooming everywhere. We will hike main and sidetrails to explore the Credit river and it’s beautiful surroundings. Bring your snack/lunch for a wonderful by the river stop. Dress according to the weather conditions and bring at least 2L of water. Refreshments/ice cream  after the hike in the village of Belfountain if there is enough time.
    Bus departs 10 York Mills Rd at 8:3o AM, and should be back in the city by 6 PM.

  • Louth to Ninth Street return
    9:30 AM-12:30 PM
    05/19/2024

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Bruce Trail parking lot (Louth Conservation Area) on Staff Avenue at 9:15 am. Parking lot fills up quickly so come early.

    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

    Starting on the Staff Avenue Side Trail, we will hike to the main trail and around the Lower Falls Side Trail to the main trail and up to Ninth Street where we’ll turn back and hike to the Louth Side Trail and back to the cars. There is a very steep and rocky section along this hike so be prepared (we go down the hill and then back up later).  Bring bug spray and water and a snack.  Try to arrive between 9 and 9:15 am, as the parking lot fills up quickly on weekends.

    After the hike, you may want to stop at the Sue-Ann Staff Winery just up the road.

  • Urban Walk Birding Hike: Colonel Sam Smith Park to the Arsenal Lands
    10:00 AM-2:30 PM
    05/19/2024

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Toronto
    Category: Urban Walk
    Location (Google Maps): Power House Recreation Centre, Colonel Samuel Smith Park Dr. Coming by transit you can take TTC bus# 44 from Kipling Station at 9:21 (scheduled every 9 minutes) to the end. Look for the tall Powerhouse Smokestack. It is about 50 metres from the stop. Coming by car follow Kipling Avenue to Lake Shore Blvd and keep straight. Kipling Avenue becomes Colonel Samuel Smith Park Drive. Follow to the end parking lot which has free parking. On the way you will pass the Powerhouse smokestack on the left. After parking your car walk back to the Powerhouse meetup spot. Please arrive 15 minutes early.

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

    Pace: Leisurely, Moderate
    Terrain: Flat
    Distance: 9-10 Kms

    Description

    Please join me and foremost local birder, Peter Sproule, for an enjoyable walk through Colonel Sam Smith Park and westward to Marie Curtis Park and the former Arsenal Lands. Peter won’t know exactly what birds are arriving or migrating through until the day before, but we can expect Warblers, Swallows and a variety of shore birds. Peter will be photographing them and so you will be able to see them up close on his camera. You can see the birds with the naked eye but a pair of binoculars will certainly enhance your experience.

    Invited to the hike are the former TBTC Bus Hike team of Monica Feran and Tessa Shelvey. If you ever joined their hikes in the years prior to Covid please attend this event for a meet and greet opportunity. They will be happy to see you.

    In case you cannot do a lot of walking and you will have your car, you can chose to return to your car when we will be leaving Colonel Sam Smith Park with the option of meeting the group at Marie Curtis Park. There is one small park in between but most of the birding will take place at Sam Smith and Marie Curtis Parks including the former Arsenal Lands. Driver’s instructions will be given.

    Public washrooms: Ken Cox Community Centre (open from 9 am) opposite the #44 Bus Loop stop; The Powerhouse Recreation Centre will likely be open and there is also a Porta Potty in front; Marie Curtis Park by the boardwalk.

     

  • Car Hike Car Hike: A trek, a token, and a treat for youth in the Toronto section!
    10:00 AM-12:00 PM
    05/19/2024

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Toronto
    Category: Car Hike
    Location (Google Maps): We will meet at the parking lot of the Silver Creek Outdoor Education Centre located at 13500 Fallbrook Trail, Georgetown. (Map 13 of the Bruce Trail Reference Guide, Edition 31)

    Hike Leader(s): Monica Pasquali Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Leisurely, Moderate
    Terrain: Rocky, Variable
    Distance: 6.5 km

    Description

    Calling all youth who are 25 years old and younger!  Celebrate the May long weekend with a trek, a token, and a treat in the Toronto section of the Bruce Trail!

    First, we’ll do an out-and-back trek (approximately 6.5 km total) to explore Silver Creek Conservation Area, including the Irwin Quarry and Roberts side trails as well as the main trail atop the escarpment.

    While on our hike, I will provide assistance to participants who are 25 years old and younger who are interested in earning a token: the BTC Youth Council Scavenger Hunt Badge (https://brucetrail.org/2024-youth-council-scavenger-hunt/)!  Together we will strive to find and photograph at least 10 out of the 16 required plants, animals, and fungi.  After the hike, participants will need to share their photographs with the Bruce Trail Conservancy’s iNaturalist project and then they’ll be eligible for a FREE badge!!!

    Afterwards, we’ll make the short 10-minute drive to Whimsy Street Treats (90 Main Street South, Georgetown) in order to treat ourselves to some delicious soft serve ice cream or donuts (or both!) before we head home.

    You should bring enough water and food for a 2-hour hike, comfortable hiking shoes, sun and bug protection, appropriate clothing for the weather, a camera or smartphone if you are a youth who wants to work on the BTC Youth Council Scavenger Hunt Badge, and money if you intend to join us at Whimsy Street Treats after the hike.

  • Urban Walk Urban Walk: Whitby Shores and Lynde Shores
    10:15 AM-1:30 PM
    05/19/2024

    Click here for more information or to register

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

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

    Pace: Moderate
    Terrain: Flat
    Distance: 12.5 KM

    Description

    Please read carefully. Some details have changed since the original posting.

    On Sunday May 19, 2024, please join me by 9:05 am under the clock in the Great Hall of Union Station.  We will take the 9:20 am eastbound train to Whitby.  We will hike a loop that will take us south to Lake Ontario, west and north to Victoria St, west to Lynde Shores Conversation where we will do a loop down to Lake Ontario and back, and then to the pub stop before returning to Whitby GO and back for a distance of (new) 12.5 km.  There are washrooms at Union Station, Whitby GO and on the train.  Bring at least two liters of water and a light snack.  Our pub stop will be The Royal Oak – Whitby Shores at km 11.7.

    Here is an online map (new) of our route: Whitby Shores and Lynde Shores

    You can buy a GO Transit day pass for $10 here https://tickets.gotransit.com/en-us/?&ticket_adult=1&start_address=UN&end_address=WH

  • H. I. P. – Hiking Tips and Basic Survival Skills Workshop, and Urban Hike in High Park
    11:00 AM-1:30 PM
    05/19/2024

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    Hosting Club: Toronto
    Category: TBTC Special Events
    Location (Google Maps): High Park Nature Centre, just North of the Tennis Courts

    Hike Leader(s): Marijo Roy Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Leisurely
    Terrain: Variable
    Distance: n/a

    Description

    Let’s get started on the right (hiking) foot!

    Please join us for a workshop on hiking tips and basic survival skills. Topics covered include proper gear/clothing/footwear, essentials to carry in your backpack, priority survival skills (water, fire, shelter), First Aid, communication, navigation, and more. Please note that this is a hands-on workshop. Children 9 and over are welcome. A one-hour hike will follow the workshop in beautiful High Park.

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    • Paid Outing Event Hikes Sunday Only Niagara End 2 End. Self Led Hike
      7:00 AM-6:00 AM
      05/19/2024

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      Hosting Club: Niagara
      Category: Event Hikes
      Location (Google Maps): Brock University Parking Lot 3A Merrittville Highway, St Catharines 43.115423-79.247160

      Hike Leader(s): Mary Ann Enns Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Medium
      Terrain: Moderate
      Distance: 27 km

      Description

      Thank for registering for this NBTC Annual Niagara One Day Hike from Balls Falls to Brock University . This hike is inn conjunction with the 3 Day E 2 End Hike. Participants will be transported be transported by bus with check in no later than 6.45am, ( Bus will leave no later than 7am).

      Hikers will hike at their own pace to end at Brock University. This hike is a self led hike. At 27km.

      Pack for weather and terrain, cell phone, snacks, bug spray, appropriate footwear, poles if you prefer, basic first aid supplies, train map or app. There will be volunteers set up at a designated  checkpoints to provide light refreshment. You will receive volunteer Trail Angel contacts if unable to reach checkpoint areas.

      Registration Cost: Members $40.00, Child Members $25.00 Non Members $50.00, Child nn members $30.00

      Contact  hike leader: Mary Ann Enns maryannenns@gmail.com

      Trail Angel contracts and Designated Checkpoint areas, will be provided to you on day of hike

       

    • Birding at Black Creek Provincial Park
      8:00 AM
      05/19/2024

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      Hosting Club: Peninsula

      Location (Google Maps): Parking lot at Black Creek Provincial Park. 81 Old Womans River Rd, Lion’s Head, ON N0H 1W0
      What3Words Address: ///suggestive.ledges.yellowing.

      Hike Leader(s): Owen Glendon Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Leisurely, Medium
      Terrain: Easy, Moderate
      Distance: ~3-3 1/2 km

      Description

      Join local Bird Enthusiast – Rod Sein –  for a “ Birding Discovery  Hike” at Black Creek Provincial Park. What will we see?  Recent sightings include a wide variety of Ducks and Geese, Shorebirds, Warblers, Tree Swallows and Sparrows.This is a “walk-stop-listen” pace. No dogs please. No birding experience necessary. Bring your “listening ear” to help identify our feathered friends at the shore and in the nearby forest. Carry a backpack for your waterbottle, light snacks, any bird ID that you might have and binoculars. Dress according to the weather – it can be unpredictable at this time of year. Optional: bug net hat, gators, insect repellent.

    • Paid Outing Bus Hike Bus Hike: Forks of the Credit to explore the seasonal Lilacs blooming!!
      8:30 AM-6:00 PM
      05/19/2024

      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
      Hwy 400 & Hwy 7 MTO Car Pool Lot Pickup ($.01)

      Hosting Club: Toronto, Caledon Hills
      Category: Bus Hike
      Location (Google Maps): Forks of the Credit Provincial Park

      Hike Leader(s): Amir Alemohammad, Mohammed Aghamiri, Mehrnoush Ahmadi Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Moderate
      Terrain: Hilly, Variable
      Distance: 12-14 Km

      Description

      Bus departs 10 York Mills Rd at 830 AM and HWY 7 and HWY 400 MTO Car Pool Lot at 8:50 AM. If you wish to be picked up at the HWY 7 and HWY MTO Car Pool Lot, select this option when registering. Please arrive 15 minutes before departure. The bus waits for no one.

      Join us for a wonderful hike in the Forks of the Credit Provincial Park when the lilac blossoms are blooming everywhere. We will hike main and sidetrails to explore the Credit river and it’s beautiful surroundings. Bring your snack/lunch for a wonderful by the river stop. Dress according to the weather conditions and bring at least 2L of water. Refreshments/ice cream  after the hike in the village of Belfountain if there is enough time.
      Bus departs 10 York Mills Rd at 8:3o AM, and should be back in the city by 6 PM.

    • Louth to Ninth Street return
      9:30 AM-12:30 PM
      05/19/2024

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      Hosting Club: Iroquoia
      Category: General Hike
      Location (Google Maps): Bruce Trail parking lot (Louth Conservation Area) on Staff Avenue at 9:15 am. Parking lot fills up quickly so come early.

      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

      Starting on the Staff Avenue Side Trail, we will hike to the main trail and around the Lower Falls Side Trail to the main trail and up to Ninth Street where we’ll turn back and hike to the Louth Side Trail and back to the cars. There is a very steep and rocky section along this hike so be prepared (we go down the hill and then back up later).  Bring bug spray and water and a snack.  Try to arrive between 9 and 9:15 am, as the parking lot fills up quickly on weekends.

      After the hike, you may want to stop at the Sue-Ann Staff Winery just up the road.

    • Urban Walk Birding Hike: Colonel Sam Smith Park to the Arsenal Lands
      10:00 AM-2:30 PM
      05/19/2024

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      Hosting Club: Toronto
      Category: Urban Walk
      Location (Google Maps): Power House Recreation Centre, Colonel Samuel Smith Park Dr. Coming by transit you can take TTC bus# 44 from Kipling Station at 9:21 (scheduled every 9 minutes) to the end. Look for the tall Powerhouse Smokestack. It is about 50 metres from the stop. Coming by car follow Kipling Avenue to Lake Shore Blvd and keep straight. Kipling Avenue becomes Colonel Samuel Smith Park Drive. Follow to the end parking lot which has free parking. On the way you will pass the Powerhouse smokestack on the left. After parking your car walk back to the Powerhouse meetup spot. Please arrive 15 minutes early.

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

      Pace: Leisurely, Moderate
      Terrain: Flat
      Distance: 9-10 Kms

      Description

      Please join me and foremost local birder, Peter Sproule, for an enjoyable walk through Colonel Sam Smith Park and westward to Marie Curtis Park and the former Arsenal Lands. Peter won’t know exactly what birds are arriving or migrating through until the day before, but we can expect Warblers, Swallows and a variety of shore birds. Peter will be photographing them and so you will be able to see them up close on his camera. You can see the birds with the naked eye but a pair of binoculars will certainly enhance your experience.

      Invited to the hike are the former TBTC Bus Hike team of Monica Feran and Tessa Shelvey. If you ever joined their hikes in the years prior to Covid please attend this event for a meet and greet opportunity. They will be happy to see you.

      In case you cannot do a lot of walking and you will have your car, you can chose to return to your car when we will be leaving Colonel Sam Smith Park with the option of meeting the group at Marie Curtis Park. There is one small park in between but most of the birding will take place at Sam Smith and Marie Curtis Parks including the former Arsenal Lands. Driver’s instructions will be given.

      Public washrooms: Ken Cox Community Centre (open from 9 am) opposite the #44 Bus Loop stop; The Powerhouse Recreation Centre will likely be open and there is also a Porta Potty in front; Marie Curtis Park by the boardwalk.

       

    • Car Hike Car Hike: A trek, a token, and a treat for youth in the Toronto section!
      10:00 AM-12:00 PM
      05/19/2024

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      Hosting Club: Toronto
      Category: Car Hike
      Location (Google Maps): We will meet at the parking lot of the Silver Creek Outdoor Education Centre located at 13500 Fallbrook Trail, Georgetown. (Map 13 of the Bruce Trail Reference Guide, Edition 31)

      Hike Leader(s): Monica Pasquali Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Leisurely, Moderate
      Terrain: Rocky, Variable
      Distance: 6.5 km

      Description

      Calling all youth who are 25 years old and younger!  Celebrate the May long weekend with a trek, a token, and a treat in the Toronto section of the Bruce Trail!

      First, we’ll do an out-and-back trek (approximately 6.5 km total) to explore Silver Creek Conservation Area, including the Irwin Quarry and Roberts side trails as well as the main trail atop the escarpment.

      While on our hike, I will provide assistance to participants who are 25 years old and younger who are interested in earning a token: the BTC Youth Council Scavenger Hunt Badge (https://brucetrail.org/2024-youth-council-scavenger-hunt/)!  Together we will strive to find and photograph at least 10 out of the 16 required plants, animals, and fungi.  After the hike, participants will need to share their photographs with the Bruce Trail Conservancy’s iNaturalist project and then they’ll be eligible for a FREE badge!!!

      Afterwards, we’ll make the short 10-minute drive to Whimsy Street Treats (90 Main Street South, Georgetown) in order to treat ourselves to some delicious soft serve ice cream or donuts (or both!) before we head home.

      You should bring enough water and food for a 2-hour hike, comfortable hiking shoes, sun and bug protection, appropriate clothing for the weather, a camera or smartphone if you are a youth who wants to work on the BTC Youth Council Scavenger Hunt Badge, and money if you intend to join us at Whimsy Street Treats after the hike.

    • Urban Walk Urban Walk: Whitby Shores and Lynde Shores
      10:15 AM-1:30 PM
      05/19/2024

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

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

      Pace: Moderate
      Terrain: Flat
      Distance: 12.5 KM

      Description

      Please read carefully. Some details have changed since the original posting.

      On Sunday May 19, 2024, please join me by 9:05 am under the clock in the Great Hall of Union Station.  We will take the 9:20 am eastbound train to Whitby.  We will hike a loop that will take us south to Lake Ontario, west and north to Victoria St, west to Lynde Shores Conversation where we will do a loop down to Lake Ontario and back, and then to the pub stop before returning to Whitby GO and back for a distance of (new) 12.5 km.  There are washrooms at Union Station, Whitby GO and on the train.  Bring at least two liters of water and a light snack.  Our pub stop will be The Royal Oak – Whitby Shores at km 11.7.

      Here is an online map (new) of our route: Whitby Shores and Lynde Shores

      You can buy a GO Transit day pass for $10 here https://tickets.gotransit.com/en-us/?&ticket_adult=1&start_address=UN&end_address=WH

    • H. I. P. - Hiking Tips and Basic Survival Skills Workshop, and Urban Hike in High Park
      11:00 AM-1:30 PM
      05/19/2024

      Click here for more information or to register

      Hosting Club: Toronto
      Category: TBTC Special Events
      Location (Google Maps): High Park Nature Centre, just North of the Tennis Courts

      Hike Leader(s): Marijo Roy Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Leisurely
      Terrain: Variable
      Distance: n/a

      Description

      Let’s get started on the right (hiking) foot!

      Please join us for a workshop on hiking tips and basic survival skills. Topics covered include proper gear/clothing/footwear, essentials to carry in your backpack, priority survival skills (water, fire, shelter), First Aid, communication, navigation, and more. Please note that this is a hands-on workshop. Children 9 and over are welcome. A one-hour hike will follow the workshop in beautiful High Park.

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  • Paid Outing Event Hikes Monday only Niagara End 2 End. Self led hike
    7:00 AM-4:00 AM
    05/20/2024

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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Event Hikes
    Location (Google Maps): Queenston Heights Park, Niagara River Parkway, Niagara on the Lake 43.159314- 79.055405

    Hike Leader(s): Mary Ann Enns Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 28km

    Description

    Hikers will hike at their pace to the end to Brock University. The hike is a self lead hike. At 27km. ** Please register by 6.45. Buses leave a precisely 7 am.

    Pack for weather and terrain, cell phone, snacks, bug spray, appropriate footwear, poles if you prefer, basic first aid supplies, trail maps or App.

    Registration Cost: Members $40.00, Child Members $25.00, Non Members  $50.00, Child Non Members $30.00

    There will be volunteer Checkpoints set for refreshments and Trail Angels for assistance if unable to reach a CheckPoint. This will be provided at your arrival. Parking is paid for.

     

     

  • Wildflower Search
    10:00 AM-1:30 PM
    05/20/2024

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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Good Companions
    Location (Google Maps): Hilton Falls Conservation Area, 4528 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: 10 – 11 km.

    Description

    Please join us for this hike as we search for wildflowers on the wonderful trails of this beautiful conservation area. We will be looking for newer wildflowers as the season progresses. Please meet in the main parking lot at 9:45 am. for a 10:00 am. start. Bring water, a snack, sunscreen and insect repellent. Poles might be helpful.  I will contact you a couple of days before the hike to give contact details.
    Leader: Anne Armstrong

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  • Boyne Valley
    9:00 AM
    05/22/2024

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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
    Distance: 14 km

    Description

    We will drive to the parking area on Centre Road, south of the 5
    Sideroad, at the edge of the forest in Dufferin Hi-Land section. We will proceed to make
    a two loop hike through the Boyne Valley Provincial Park. The hike will include great
    views from Murphy’s Pinnacle. Bring a snack or lunch and water.

  • WEDNESDAY WALKERS – Margaret Paull ST Loop
    9:30 AM-11:00 AM
    05/22/2024

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

    Location (Google Maps): Park on the 6th Line, Km 13.7 Map 24, Edition 31

    Hike Leader(s): Margaret Yaraskavitch Click here to contact the hike leader.

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Length of Hike: 3.9 km

    Description

    An enjoyable walk with lots of opportunities for stops and photos. We’ll walk by a creek, view a flowerpot and a waterfall, and see the E.C. Carr Observatory buildings along our route. Country laneways with farm views, as well. Please 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.
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  • In and Out NEW TIME 8:00 am Long Hike Jordan to Moyer / Louth
    8:00 AM-10:30 AM
    05/23/2024

    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

  • “A Singular Place” #2
    8:30 AM-12:30 PM
    05/23/2024

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Caledon Hills
    Category: General
    Location (Google Maps): We will meet at roadside parking on Centreville Creek Road, next to one of the entrances of the Oak Ridges Trail.

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

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

    Description

    This is the second of two hikes in The Dingle of the Caledon Hills. The first hike, on May 4, covers the adventures of the children and teachers who attended the historic 1872 Dingle Schoolhouse when it was used as a school.

    The second hike will focus on world famous Canadian artist Rosemary Kilbourn. She bought the Dingle Schoolhouse after it closed as a school, and for over sixty years she made this beautiful place deep in the woods her home and studio. Ms. Kilbourn’s archivist and niece will join us on this hike, and will share stories about this remarkable, talented, and deeply spiritual woman. Our walk through the dingle will help us appreciate how Ms. Kilbourn’s work was inspired by the living presence of the land around her beloved home.

  • Urban Walk Urban Walk; Valley View and Maple view Parks Thornhill
    8:45 AM-11:15 AM
    05/23/2024

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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,

  • Hike 9:15 Short Hike, Jordan Hollow
    9:15 AM-10:45 AM
    05/23/2024

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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: Strenuous
    Distance: ~ 6kms

    Description

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

  • Speyside to Halton Forest (E2E)
    9:30 AM-12:00 PM
    05/23/2024

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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia, Toronto
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at the Pear Tree parking lot at Speyside on 15 Side Road 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

    This is an end to end hike. We will carpool from the parking lot on 15 Side Road to 6th Line at the Halton Agreement Forest and hike back along the Hilton Falls Side Trail, Al Shaw Side Trail and the main trail. This trail has some serious rocks and we cross a couple of creeks. Bring bug spray as I expect the bugs will be out.

  • Lincoln Views-Frost Rd
    10:00 AM-1:00 PM
    05/23/2024

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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Thursday Group
    Location (Google Maps):

    Kinsmen Park, parking lot end of Frost Rd, 3820 Frost Rd, near Kinsmen Rd and Frost Rd, Beamsville/Lincoln

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

    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 8-10km

    Description

    Beautiful views of farmland from escarpment. A lovely hike, quite rocky at times, some hills. Wear hiking boots or shoes with good tread. Dress in layers according to weather, including rain gear. Bring water and snack.  Optional outing for beverage/food after.

  • Urban Walk Urban Walk: Toronto Islands Evening Walk
    6:00 PM-9:00 PM
    05/23/2024

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    Hosting Club: Toronto

    Location (Google Maps): Jack Layton Ferry Terminal, near the gates to Wards Island Ferry. Arrive 20 minutes prior to departure to check in with hike leader.

    From Union Station take the LRT and get off at the stop Ferry Docks.Walk up to the Ferry Docks on Queens Quay West, street level. at the foot of Bay Street.

    Hike Leader(s): Miriam Stevens Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Leisurely
    Terrain: Flat
    Distance: 6-9 km

    Description

    After a day’s work come and “cool off” on the Toronto Islands free of fumes and traffic. Enjoy the view of the city skyline and Toronto’s beautiful island parkland.
    Pack a dinner for a sit down picnic. Food is not available for purchase on the Islands early in the season. Also bring a warm jacket and flashlight.
    Return fare ticket for the ferry approx $10.00 less for seniors.
    Hikes will take place rain or shine.
    Toronto Island evening hikes will take place every THURSDAY in MAY and JUNE 2024.
    Same time and same meeting place. No preregistration is required – just show up at the ferry docks at 5:40 PM and sign with the hike leader.

     

  • Urban Walk Full Moon Walk @ Edward Gardens – 7km
    8:00 PM-10:00 PM
    05/23/2024

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    Hosting Club: Toronto
    Category: Urban Walk
    Location (Google Maps): Parking Lot #2 Wilket Creek Park,

    Hike Leader(s): Alina Lin

    Pace: Moderate
    Terrain: Flat, Variable
    Distance: 6 km -8km

    Description

    🌕✨ Join Us for a Magical Full Moon Hike at Edward Gardens! ✨🌕

    Meet at the Parking Lot #2 Wilket Creek Park, nearby the intersection of Leslie St & Eglinton Ave, GPS ( 43.716342, -79.350592)

    Embark on an enchanting journey under the glow of the Flower Moon. Known also as the Planting Moon, Milk Moon, and Hare Moon, this May full moon has been celebrated across cultures for its beauty and significance.

    As we wander through the lush landscapes of Edward Gardens, bathed in moonlight, we’ll connect with nature and each other, embracing the tranquility and wonder of the night. The Flower Moon symbolizes growth and new beginnings, making it the perfect time to plant the seeds of new friendships and nurture our connection to the natural world.

    Whether you are an avid hiker, a nature lover, or simply looking for a unique way to spend your evening, this hike promises to be an unforgettable experience. Together, we’ll witness the moon’s radiant beauty, share stories, and maybe even spot some nocturnal wildlife.

    🌕 What to Bring:

    • Comfortable walking shoes
    • mosquitos proof cloth
    • Bug spray in case the mosquitos are heavy
    • A flashlight or headlamp
    • Water and snacks
    • A sense of adventure and wonder

    Let the magic of the Flower Moon guide our steps and inspire our hearts. We look forward to sharing this special night with you.

    RSVP now and join us for a night of lunar enchantment! 🌕🌸

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    • In and Out NEW TIME 8:00 am Long Hike Jordan to Moyer / Louth
      8:00 AM-10:30 AM
      05/23/2024

      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

    • "A Singular Place" #2
      8:30 AM-12:30 PM
      05/23/2024

      Click here for more information or to register

      Hosting Club: Caledon Hills
      Category: General
      Location (Google Maps): We will meet at roadside parking on Centreville Creek Road, next to one of the entrances of the Oak Ridges Trail.

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

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

      Description

      This is the second of two hikes in The Dingle of the Caledon Hills. The first hike, on May 4, covers the adventures of the children and teachers who attended the historic 1872 Dingle Schoolhouse when it was used as a school.

      The second hike will focus on world famous Canadian artist Rosemary Kilbourn. She bought the Dingle Schoolhouse after it closed as a school, and for over sixty years she made this beautiful place deep in the woods her home and studio. Ms. Kilbourn’s archivist and niece will join us on this hike, and will share stories about this remarkable, talented, and deeply spiritual woman. Our walk through the dingle will help us appreciate how Ms. Kilbourn’s work was inspired by the living presence of the land around her beloved home.

    • Urban Walk Urban Walk; Valley View and Maple view Parks Thornhill
      8:45 AM-11:15 AM
      05/23/2024

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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,

    • Hike 9:15 Short Hike, Jordan Hollow
      9:15 AM-10:45 AM
      05/23/2024

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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: Strenuous
      Distance: ~ 6kms

      Description

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

    • Speyside to Halton Forest (E2E)
      9:30 AM-12:00 PM
      05/23/2024

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      Hosting Club: Iroquoia, Toronto
      Category: General Hike
      Location (Google Maps): Meet at the Pear Tree parking lot at Speyside on 15 Side Road 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

      This is an end to end hike. We will carpool from the parking lot on 15 Side Road to 6th Line at the Halton Agreement Forest and hike back along the Hilton Falls Side Trail, Al Shaw Side Trail and the main trail. This trail has some serious rocks and we cross a couple of creeks. Bring bug spray as I expect the bugs will be out.

    • Lincoln Views-Frost Rd
      10:00 AM-1:00 PM
      05/23/2024

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      Hosting Club: Iroquoia
      Category: Thursday Group
      Location (Google Maps):

      Kinsmen Park, parking lot end of Frost Rd, 3820 Frost Rd, near Kinsmen Rd and Frost Rd, Beamsville/Lincoln

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

      Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
      Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
      Distance: 8-10km

      Description

      Beautiful views of farmland from escarpment. A lovely hike, quite rocky at times, some hills. Wear hiking boots or shoes with good tread. Dress in layers according to weather, including rain gear. Bring water and snack.  Optional outing for beverage/food after.

    • Urban Walk Urban Walk: Toronto Islands Evening Walk
      6:00 PM-9:00 PM
      05/23/2024

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      Hosting Club: Toronto

      Location (Google Maps): Jack Layton Ferry Terminal, near the gates to Wards Island Ferry. Arrive 20 minutes prior to departure to check in with hike leader.

      From Union Station take the LRT and get off at the stop Ferry Docks.Walk up to the Ferry Docks on Queens Quay West, street level. at the foot of Bay Street.

      Hike Leader(s): Miriam Stevens Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Leisurely
      Terrain: Flat
      Distance: 6-9 km

      Description

      After a day’s work come and “cool off” on the Toronto Islands free of fumes and traffic. Enjoy the view of the city skyline and Toronto’s beautiful island parkland.
      Pack a dinner for a sit down picnic. Food is not available for purchase on the Islands early in the season. Also bring a warm jacket and flashlight.
      Return fare ticket for the ferry approx $10.00 less for seniors.
      Hikes will take place rain or shine.
      Toronto Island evening hikes will take place every THURSDAY in MAY and JUNE 2024.
      Same time and same meeting place. No preregistration is required – just show up at the ferry docks at 5:40 PM and sign with the hike leader.

       

    • Urban Walk Full Moon Walk @ Edward Gardens - 7km
      8:00 PM-10:00 PM
      05/23/2024

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      Hosting Club: Toronto
      Category: Urban Walk
      Location (Google Maps): Parking Lot #2 Wilket Creek Park,

      Hike Leader(s): Alina Lin

      Pace: Moderate
      Terrain: Flat, Variable
      Distance: 6 km -8km

      Description

      🌕✨ Join Us for a Magical Full Moon Hike at Edward Gardens! ✨🌕

      Meet at the Parking Lot #2 Wilket Creek Park, nearby the intersection of Leslie St & Eglinton Ave, GPS ( 43.716342, -79.350592)

      Embark on an enchanting journey under the glow of the Flower Moon. Known also as the Planting Moon, Milk Moon, and Hare Moon, this May full moon has been celebrated across cultures for its beauty and significance.

      As we wander through the lush landscapes of Edward Gardens, bathed in moonlight, we’ll connect with nature and each other, embracing the tranquility and wonder of the night. The Flower Moon symbolizes growth and new beginnings, making it the perfect time to plant the seeds of new friendships and nurture our connection to the natural world.

      Whether you are an avid hiker, a nature lover, or simply looking for a unique way to spend your evening, this hike promises to be an unforgettable experience. Together, we’ll witness the moon’s radiant beauty, share stories, and maybe even spot some nocturnal wildlife.

      🌕 What to Bring:

      • Comfortable walking shoes
      • mosquitos proof cloth
      • Bug spray in case the mosquitos are heavy
      • A flashlight or headlamp
      • Water and snacks
      • A sense of adventure and wonder

      Let the magic of the Flower Moon guide our steps and inspire our hearts. We look forward to sharing this special night with you.

      RSVP now and join us for a night of lunar enchantment! 🌕🌸

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  • Car Hike: Toronto E2E in 4 sections – 4 of 4
    8:00 AM-2:30 AM
    05/24/2024

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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia, Toronto
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at 866 Boston Mills Rd, Terra Cotta, southwest of km 48.3 at Boston Mills Rd just west of the Mississauga Rd intersection. Coordinates N43.75089458147345, W-79.9514382908325. Click on the Google link for personalized driving instructions.

    Hike Leader(s): Susan Glofcheskie 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

    This is the fourth of a four-series hike of the complete Toronto Club section of the Bruce Trail.

    Please bring gaiters and poles for the slippery mud. Bring 1.5 to 2 litres of water, bug spray, sunscreen and a snack. Hiking boots/shoes are mandatory.  For further details, refer to hike 1 of 4 on May 3.

    Please arrive by 8 am at km 48.3, so we can leave at 8:15 am to shuttle to our starting point (km 38.7).

    This is a series of 4 hikes to complete the Toronto section. You must sign up for all 4 hikes if you wish an ETE badge at a cost of $5 members/$15 non-members.

  • Car Hike Car Hike: CHBTC 60th Anniversary E2E Badge Combo 5/5
    8:30 AM-1:00 PM
    05/24/2024

    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 #5 – Badge Day!! We’ll meet 200m south of the Mono Centre, west of km 72.2. Please park in the gravel surface lot GPS N44.026195, W80.071516

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

    Pace: Moderate
    Terrain: Variable
    Distance: 12km plus a short side trail

    Description

    Come to one, a few, or all of these hikes to celebrate Caledon’s 60th anniversary! It’s badge day for those completing all 5 of these hikes who have had a good chance to qualify for BOTH of Caledon’s NEW badges. Today, on the last of these five hikes, we’ll meet 200m south of Mono Centre in the unpaved portion of the parking lot. There usually is a port-a-potty there.

    We’ll stop for a short snack break and perhaps a lunch break (depending on speed of hikers), so please bring enough food to last the hike, 2L of water, bug repellent, sunblock, and proper hiking attire. Hiking boots/shoes are mandatory. It may be rainy so ensure you have rain gear with you.

  • Urban 9:00 am Niagara-on-the-Lake Tour
    9:00 AM-10:30 AM
    05/24/2024

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    Hosting Club: Niagara

    Location (Google Maps): Veterans Memorial Park, park just outside the park on King Street

    Hike Leader(s): Robin Garrett Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

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

    Description

    Robin Garrett & Margaret Northfield are a team! Each Friday one of us will lead our group through 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

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  • Paid Outing  Blue Mountains Annual End to End-TWO DAY EVENT.
    6:30 AM-6:30 PM
    05/25/2024

    This is a Multi-Day Hike

    You are signing up for the following dates and times:

    2024-05-25 at 06:30
    2024-05-26 at 06:30

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Blue Mountains
    Category: End-to-End
    Location (Google Maps): Meet/park at Highlands Nordic Duntroon Ontario

    Hike Leader(s): Paul Swindall Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Brisk – 4 to 5 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 69 km -Day 1: 37km Day 2: 32km

    Description

    Join us this spring for the Blue Mountains Bruce Trail Club annual End-to-End hike event. This 2 Day Hike is for those hikers keen on a great big challenge You will wind your way through the beautiful and varied terrain of the Blue Mountains Club trails. Enjoy the early signs of nature awakening at this time of the year, the beautiful vistas and the rugged escarpment. You will cover the 69 km distance of our section which runs from Lavender to Swiss Meadows. Checkpoint stations will be offered approximately every 10 kms offering snacks, water refill and assistance along the way. A BBQ at Highlands Nordic is included at the end of Saturday Hike commencing at 2:00 pm. Hike details will be emailed to participants shortly after registration is received. Note, this event consists of longer distances and is generally not suitable for beginning hikers.

  • Paid Outing  Blue Mountains THREE DAY End to End – THREE DAY EVENT
    7:00 AM-6:30 PM
    05/25/2024

    This is a Multi-Day Hike

    You are signing up for the following dates and times:

    2024-05-25 at 07:00
    2024-05-26 at 07:00
    2024-05-27 at 07:00

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Blue Mountains
    Category: End-to-End
    Location (Google Maps): Day 1 Parking/Meeting location is at Nottawasaga Bluffs Conservation Area. Day 2 & 3 parking will be near Pretty River Valley Provincial Park. Details will follow after registration

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

    Pace: Brisk – 4 to 5 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 67 km

    Description

    Join us this spring for the Blue Mountains Bruce Trail Club THREE DAY End-to-End hike event. This 3 Day hike is for those hikers wanting to complete our section over three days. Approximate Daily Hike Lengths: Day 1–22Km, Day 2–20Km, Day 3–25Km. You will wind your way through the beautiful and varied terrain of the Blue Mountains Club trails. Enjoy the early signs of nature awakening at this time of the year, the beautiful vistas and the rugged escarpment. You will cover the 67 km distance of our section which runs from Lavender to Swiss Meadows. Checkpoint stations will be offered approximately every 10 kms with snacks, water refill and assistance. A BBQ is included on the Saturday at the end of the hike day, at Highlands Nordic, and will commence at 2:00 pm. Details will be emailed to participants shortly after registration is received. Note, this event consists of longer distances and is generally not suitable for beginning hikers.

  • 8:00 Brisk Morning Hike Along the 12-Mile Creek
    8:00 AM-9:30 AM
    05/25/2024

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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: In and Out
    Location (Google Maps): https://www.google.com/maps/place/5+St+Paul+Crescent,+St.+Catharines,+ON+L2R+3P7/@43.1547593,-79.2493514,16z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m6!3m5!1s0x89d3504cabc1ff5f:0x22bf383a2aafe1cd!8m2!3d43.1547594!4d-79.244738!16s%2Fg%2F11c5fkv8dp?entry=ttu

    Hike Leader(s): Faye Perkins Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Brisk
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 12 km

    Description

    Join us for a brisk hike or slow run along the 12-Mile Creek, before the festivities of St. Catharines “Go Green Event” begins.  You are also welcome to join the Nature Hike immediately following your early morning workout, to learn how we can ensure that this ribbon of natural paradise remains intact.

    We will meet at the “Gateway to St. Catharines”, which is at the corner of Ontario and St. Paul Streets.  The hike leader will be wearing a bright yellow coat.

    Everyone is welcone, but this is an indepedent hike with limited support.  Bring water and other fuel as required.

    This is part of St. Catharines’  Go Green Event, so please leave your car at home, if you can.  There is free parking in downtown St. Catharines on Saturdays.

  • Car Hike Car Hike: Happy Valley 136
    8:15 AM-1:30 PM
    05/25/2024

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    Hosting Club: Toronto

    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: Rocky, 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.

  • Paid Outing Bus Hike Bus Hike: Caledon E2E – Hike #1 of 5
    8:30 AM-5:00 PM
    05/25/2024

    Trip Information
    Departure Time: 08:30
    Return to City Time: 17:00
    Departure Point: Kipling Departure Point

    Click here for more information or to register

    Optional Items

    Hosting Club: Toronto, Caledon Hills
    Category: Bus Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Cheltenham Badlands

    Hike Leader(s): Sajedeh Zahraei; Celia Ho Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Moderate
    Terrain: Flat, Variable
    Distance: 16 Km

    Description

    Maps 14-15, km 0.0 – km 16.0 (16.0 km)

    Starting Point: Bruce Trail Entrance – km 0.0 (on Creditview Rd) (43.768001°N 79.943125°W)
    Drop-out Point:  – km 8.4 (McLaren Road and Puckering Lane)
    End Point: Roadside Parking – km 16.0 (along the southwest shoulder of the Willoughby Rd and Escarpment Sideroad intersection) (43.831244°N 79.980588°W)

  • Car Hike Car Hike: Rouge Valley Vista Trail & Mast Trail Hike – 14km
    9:00 AM-1:00 PM
    05/25/2024

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    Hosting Club: Toronto
    Category: Car Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Rouge Valley Conservation Centre parking lot.

    Hike Leader(s): Alina Lin

    Pace: Moderate
    Terrain: Challenging, Hilly, Variable
    Distance: 12km -15km

    Description

    Meet at the main parking lot next to the Rouge Valley Conservation Centre, GPS (43.81780727235202, -79.17176449225887).

    We will hike along the two main trails: Vista Trail and Mast Trail. The route includes a mix of flat and hilly terrains.

    Be prepared for some muddy sections. Bring at least 1 liter of water. Wear sunscreen and a hat. Bug spray may also be needed.

    This hike will take place rain or shine.

  • 9:00 Easy Does It Hike, downtown St. Catharines
    9:00 AM-10:15 AM
    05/25/2024

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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: In and Out
    Location (Google Maps): Meet in the parking lot, corner of 8 St Paul West and Westchester Cr.

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

    Pace: Leisurely
    Terrain: Easy
    Distance: 3+ kilometers

    Description

    We will have a casual walk on city sidewalks and hiking paths. Rain or Shine. Wear sturdy footwear, optional: a hat, sun glasses and poles if you have them.

    Alternate parking available @ 37 Ontario St., St Catharines.

  • Hike Nature Hike – The Gateway of St. Catharines and along 12 Mile Creek
    9:30 AM-11:00 AM
    05/25/2024

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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Westchester Cres and Regional Rd 42

    Hike Leader(s): Mary-Lyn Hopper Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 6k

    Description

    We will observe natural environment along 12 Mile Creek. Bring water bottles and wear sunscreen if required.  Wear closed toed footwear.

  • In and Out 9:30 Spring Blooms: Centennial Lilac & Botanical Gardens
    9:30 AM-11:30 AM
    05/25/2024

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

    Centennial Lilac Gardens parking, 14004 Niagara River Parkway, Niagara Falls, ON; north of Floral Clock parking.

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

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Easy
    Distance: 6-8 kms

    Description

    Experience the colours and scents of this unique garden on the north side of the Floral Clock, featuring over 200 varieties. Then walk along the Niagara River Parkway to loop through the Botanical Gardens while enjoying the spring blossoms.

  • General Hike 7 Rivers Hike Series – #4 of 4 – Pine River
    9:30 AM-1:00 PM
    05/25/2024

    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): Whitfield Church at 677002 Centre Rd

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

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 10.75 km

    Description

    We will hike north on Centre Road to a fork in the road, then take the left road and west. Then, we follow the main trail into the woods along the Pine River until we get to where the trail crosses the road. Then, we will continue west and north along to main trail with a detour to climb to Bell Lookout and back. Then we continue to hike along the Pine River Fishing Pond to 15 Sideroad. We turn right and follow the main trail to Prince of Wales Road. From here we hike east on the Kilgorie Side Trail and come out to River Road. We will cross the road and hike along the Pine River retracing our steps, heading up the gravel road to the parking area.

    This is a badge hike so if you have done all 7 hikes, you have earned a badge!

     

  • Georgian Bluffs – top of Kemble Mountain
    10:00 AM
    05/25/2024

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    Hosting Club: Sydenham
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): The Owen Sound Galaxy Cinema parking lot. Meet at the tall “Galaxy Centre” sign next to the traffic lights.

    Hike Leader(s): Ian Mills Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium: 3 to 4 km/h
    Terrain: Moderate: Some hills and/or poor footing, There might be muddy sections., There might be sections with water on the trail.
    Distance: 9km

    Description

    Starting at 142.6 (Map 34) and taking the Main Trail south and looping with Side Trails – Mystery Cabin & Coles & Maple Cross Ridge & Nels Maher. Pack a snack along with water. Proper hiking footwear highly recommended.

  • Urban Walk Toronto Urban Badge Hike – 5 of 7
    10:00 AM-1:00 PM
    05/25/2024

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    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: 9.6 km

    Description

    Please join me at the north east corner of Bathurst and Finch by 10 AM.  We will hike east on the Finch Hydro Corridor Trail and south along East Don Parklands to Sheppard and Leslie (km 41.6 to km 51.2).  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.

  • Paid Outing  Blue Mountains End to End BBQ ONLY – not just for hikers!
    1:00 PM-4:00 PM
    05/25/2024

    Hike open to BTC Members only.

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Blue Mountains
    Category: Register online ONLY
    Location (Google Maps): Parking/BBQ location is at Nordic Highlands. 1182 Nottawasaga Rd, Concession 10 N Nottawasaga Rd S, Duntroon, ON L0M 1H0

    Hike Leader(s): Helen Stukator Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Leisurely – 3 km/hr. or less
    Terrain: Easy – Mostly flat and usually good footing
    Distance: 1 km

    Description

    We’re firing up the Grill with hot dogs and hamburgers! Blue Mountain Club Members and friends are invited to join in at the E2E BBQ. Come on out to socialize and welcome our hikers in after their first day.

    Please note if you are registered for either the 2 Day or 3 Day E2E you are already registered for the BBQ. No need to register and pay for this.

    There is no badge for this event other than the coveted mustard and ketchup stain!

    Registration will be open until Friday, May 24.
    BBQ will be held Saturday 25 May 1 pm to 4 pm at Highlands Nordic

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    • Paid Outing  Blue Mountains Annual End to End-TWO DAY EVENT.
      6:30 AM-6:30 PM
      05/25/2024

      This is a Multi-Day Hike

      You are signing up for the following dates and times:

      2024-05-25 at 06:30
      2024-05-26 at 06:30

      Click here for more information or to register

      Hosting Club: Blue Mountains
      Category: End-to-End
      Location (Google Maps): Meet/park at Highlands Nordic Duntroon Ontario

      Hike Leader(s): Paul Swindall Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Brisk – 4 to 5 km/hr
      Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
      Distance: 69 km -Day 1: 37km Day 2: 32km

      Description

      Join us this spring for the Blue Mountains Bruce Trail Club annual End-to-End hike event. This 2 Day Hike is for those hikers keen on a great big challenge You will wind your way through the beautiful and varied terrain of the Blue Mountains Club trails. Enjoy the early signs of nature awakening at this time of the year, the beautiful vistas and the rugged escarpment. You will cover the 69 km distance of our section which runs from Lavender to Swiss Meadows. Checkpoint stations will be offered approximately every 10 kms offering snacks, water refill and assistance along the way. A BBQ at Highlands Nordic is included at the end of Saturday Hike commencing at 2:00 pm. Hike details will be emailed to participants shortly after registration is received. Note, this event consists of longer distances and is generally not suitable for beginning hikers.

    • Paid Outing  Blue Mountains THREE DAY End to End - THREE DAY EVENT
      7:00 AM-6:30 PM
      05/25/2024

      This is a Multi-Day Hike

      You are signing up for the following dates and times:

      2024-05-25 at 07:00
      2024-05-26 at 07:00
      2024-05-27 at 07:00

      Click here for more information or to register

      Hosting Club: Blue Mountains
      Category: End-to-End
      Location (Google Maps): Day 1 Parking/Meeting location is at Nottawasaga Bluffs Conservation Area. Day 2 & 3 parking will be near Pretty River Valley Provincial Park. Details will follow after registration

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

      Pace: Brisk – 4 to 5 km/hr
      Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
      Distance: 67 km

      Description

      Join us this spring for the Blue Mountains Bruce Trail Club THREE DAY End-to-End hike event. This 3 Day hike is for those hikers wanting to complete our section over three days. Approximate Daily Hike Lengths: Day 1–22Km, Day 2–20Km, Day 3–25Km. You will wind your way through the beautiful and varied terrain of the Blue Mountains Club trails. Enjoy the early signs of nature awakening at this time of the year, the beautiful vistas and the rugged escarpment. You will cover the 67 km distance of our section which runs from Lavender to Swiss Meadows. Checkpoint stations will be offered approximately every 10 kms with snacks, water refill and assistance. A BBQ is included on the Saturday at the end of the hike day, at Highlands Nordic, and will commence at 2:00 pm. Details will be emailed to participants shortly after registration is received. Note, this event consists of longer distances and is generally not suitable for beginning hikers.

    • 8:00 Brisk Morning Hike Along the 12-Mile Creek
      8:00 AM-9:30 AM
      05/25/2024

      Click here for more information or to register

      Hosting Club: Niagara
      Category: In and Out
      Location (Google Maps): https://www.google.com/maps/place/5+St+Paul+Crescent,+St.+Catharines,+ON+L2R+3P7/@43.1547593,-79.2493514,16z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m6!3m5!1s0x89d3504cabc1ff5f:0x22bf383a2aafe1cd!8m2!3d43.1547594!4d-79.244738!16s%2Fg%2F11c5fkv8dp?entry=ttu

      Hike Leader(s): Faye Perkins Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Brisk
      Terrain: Moderate
      Distance: 12 km

      Description

      Join us for a brisk hike or slow run along the 12-Mile Creek, before the festivities of St. Catharines “Go Green Event” begins.  You are also welcome to join the Nature Hike immediately following your early morning workout, to learn how we can ensure that this ribbon of natural paradise remains intact.

      We will meet at the “Gateway to St. Catharines”, which is at the corner of Ontario and St. Paul Streets.  The hike leader will be wearing a bright yellow coat.

      Everyone is welcone, but this is an indepedent hike with limited support.  Bring water and other fuel as required.

      This is part of St. Catharines’  Go Green Event, so please leave your car at home, if you can.  There is free parking in downtown St. Catharines on Saturdays.

    • Car Hike Car Hike: Happy Valley 136
      8:15 AM-1:30 PM
      05/25/2024

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      Hosting Club: Toronto

      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: Rocky, 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.

    • Paid Outing Bus Hike Bus Hike: Caledon E2E - Hike #1 of 5
      8:30 AM-5:00 PM
      05/25/2024

      Trip Information
      Departure Time: 08:30
      Return to City Time: 17:00
      Departure Point: Kipling Departure Point

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      Optional Items

      Hosting Club: Toronto, Caledon Hills
      Category: Bus Hike
      Location (Google Maps): Cheltenham Badlands

      Hike Leader(s): Sajedeh Zahraei; Celia Ho Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Moderate
      Terrain: Flat, Variable
      Distance: 16 Km

      Description

      Maps 14-15, km 0.0 – km 16.0 (16.0 km)

      Starting Point: Bruce Trail Entrance – km 0.0 (on Creditview Rd) (43.768001°N 79.943125°W)
      Drop-out Point:  – km 8.4 (McLaren Road and Puckering Lane)
      End Point: Roadside Parking – km 16.0 (along the southwest shoulder of the Willoughby Rd and Escarpment Sideroad intersection) (43.831244°N 79.980588°W)

    • Car Hike Car Hike: Rouge Valley Vista Trail & Mast Trail Hike - 14km
      9:00 AM-1:00 PM
      05/25/2024

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      Hosting Club: Toronto
      Category: Car Hike
      Location (Google Maps): Rouge Valley Conservation Centre parking lot.

      Hike Leader(s): Alina Lin

      Pace: Moderate
      Terrain: Challenging, Hilly, Variable
      Distance: 12km -15km

      Description

      Meet at the main parking lot next to the Rouge Valley Conservation Centre, GPS (43.81780727235202, -79.17176449225887).

      We will hike along the two main trails: Vista Trail and Mast Trail. The route includes a mix of flat and hilly terrains.

      Be prepared for some muddy sections. Bring at least 1 liter of water. Wear sunscreen and a hat. Bug spray may also be needed.

      This hike will take place rain or shine.

    • 9:00 Easy Does It Hike, downtown St. Catharines
      9:00 AM-10:15 AM
      05/25/2024

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      Hosting Club: Niagara
      Category: In and Out
      Location (Google Maps): Meet in the parking lot, corner of 8 St Paul West and Westchester Cr.

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

      Pace: Leisurely
      Terrain: Easy
      Distance: 3+ kilometers

      Description

      We will have a casual walk on city sidewalks and hiking paths. Rain or Shine. Wear sturdy footwear, optional: a hat, sun glasses and poles if you have them.

      Alternate parking available @ 37 Ontario St., St Catharines.

    • Hike Nature Hike - The Gateway of St. Catharines and along 12 Mile Creek
      9:30 AM-11:00 AM
      05/25/2024

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      Hosting Club: Niagara
      Category: Hike
      Location (Google Maps): Westchester Cres and Regional Rd 42

      Hike Leader(s): Mary-Lyn Hopper Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Medium
      Terrain: Moderate
      Distance: 6k

      Description

      We will observe natural environment along 12 Mile Creek. Bring water bottles and wear sunscreen if required.  Wear closed toed footwear.

    • In and Out 9:30 Spring Blooms: Centennial Lilac & Botanical Gardens
      9:30 AM-11:30 AM
      05/25/2024

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

      Centennial Lilac Gardens parking, 14004 Niagara River Parkway, Niagara Falls, ON; north of Floral Clock parking.

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

      Pace: Medium
      Terrain: Easy
      Distance: 6-8 kms

      Description

      Experience the colours and scents of this unique garden on the north side of the Floral Clock, featuring over 200 varieties. Then walk along the Niagara River Parkway to loop through the Botanical Gardens while enjoying the spring blossoms.

    • General Hike 7 Rivers Hike Series - #4 of 4 - Pine River
      9:30 AM-1:00 PM
      05/25/2024

      Hike open to BTC Members only.

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      Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land
      Category: General Hike
      Location (Google Maps): Whitfield Church at 677002 Centre Rd

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

      Pace: Medium
      Terrain: Moderate
      Distance: 10.75 km

      Description

      We will hike north on Centre Road to a fork in the road, then take the left road and west. Then, we follow the main trail into the woods along the Pine River until we get to where the trail crosses the road. Then, we will continue west and north along to main trail with a detour to climb to Bell Lookout and back. Then we continue to hike along the Pine River Fishing Pond to 15 Sideroad. We turn right and follow the main trail to Prince of Wales Road. From here we hike east on the Kilgorie Side Trail and come out to River Road. We will cross the road and hike along the Pine River retracing our steps, heading up the gravel road to the parking area.

      This is a badge hike so if you have done all 7 hikes, you have earned a badge!

       

    • Georgian Bluffs - top of Kemble Mountain
      10:00 AM
      05/25/2024

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      Hosting Club: Sydenham
      Category: General Hike
      Location (Google Maps): The Owen Sound Galaxy Cinema parking lot. Meet at the tall “Galaxy Centre” sign next to the traffic lights.

      Hike Leader(s): Ian Mills Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Medium: 3 to 4 km/h
      Terrain: Moderate: Some hills and/or poor footing, There might be muddy sections., There might be sections with water on the trail.
      Distance: 9km

      Description

      Starting at 142.6 (Map 34) and taking the Main Trail south and looping with Side Trails – Mystery Cabin & Coles & Maple Cross Ridge & Nels Maher. Pack a snack along with water. Proper hiking footwear highly recommended.

    • Urban Walk Toronto Urban Badge Hike - 5 of 7
      10:00 AM-1:00 PM
      05/25/2024

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      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: 9.6 km

      Description

      Please join me at the north east corner of Bathurst and Finch by 10 AM.  We will hike east on the Finch Hydro Corridor Trail and south along East Don Parklands to Sheppard and Leslie (km 41.6 to km 51.2).  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.

    • Paid Outing  Blue Mountains End to End BBQ ONLY - not just for hikers!
      1:00 PM-4:00 PM
      05/25/2024

      Hike open to BTC Members only.

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      Hosting Club: Blue Mountains
      Category: Register online ONLY
      Location (Google Maps): Parking/BBQ location is at Nordic Highlands. 1182 Nottawasaga Rd, Concession 10 N Nottawasaga Rd S, Duntroon, ON L0M 1H0

      Hike Leader(s): Helen Stukator Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Leisurely – 3 km/hr. or less
      Terrain: Easy – Mostly flat and usually good footing
      Distance: 1 km

      Description

      We’re firing up the Grill with hot dogs and hamburgers! Blue Mountain Club Members and friends are invited to join in at the E2E BBQ. Come on out to socialize and welcome our hikers in after their first day.

      Please note if you are registered for either the 2 Day or 3 Day E2E you are already registered for the BBQ. No need to register and pay for this.

      There is no badge for this event other than the coveted mustard and ketchup stain!

      Registration will be open until Friday, May 24.
      BBQ will be held Saturday 25 May 1 pm to 4 pm at Highlands Nordic

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  • Paid Outing  Fundraiser Hike for the Stained Glass Badge
    9:00 AM-5:00 PM
    05/26/2024

    This is a Multi-Day Hike

    You are signing up for the following dates and times:

    2024-05-26 at 09:00
    2024-06-02 at 09:00
    2024-06-09 at 09:00

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia, Dufferin Hi-Land
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Mono Cliffs Provincial Park parking lot ( 3rd Line and regional Rd 8 to Boyne Valley Provincial Park parking lot ( Centre Rd and 5 Sideroad) – 19.3kms
    Boyne Valley Provincial Park parking lot ( Centre Rd and 5 Sideroad) to Kilgore Side Trail ( Prince of Wales Rd -Deadend) – 18.4kms
    Kilgore Side Trail ( Prince of Wales Rd -Deadend) to Mulmur-Nottawasaga Townline/Lavender Rd – 18.6kms

    Hike Leader(s): Anita Bergsma 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: 18ish per day

    Description

    Join us for this  3 day Dufferin-Hi End to End on May 26, June 2 and 9th 2024.  The hikes will be at a moderate pace 3-4km per hour. This is suitable for intermediate to advanced hikers.

    We will be using hiker’s vehicles to shuttle between to our start from our meeting point.

    Proper hiking boots is a must!  Bring hiking poles (if you use them), food, snacks, 2l of water, hat, sun screen, bug repellent, and rain gear. Please check the weather forecast each day before heading out.

    Arrive by 9:00 am to check in. Once everyone has arrived, we will proceed and drive to the starting point.

    Your fee includes the guidance and organization of a volunteer hike leader. I will try to make arrangements for everyone to receive their Yellow Lady Slipper End to End badge upon completion.

    If you must miss a day but can make it up before the last scheduled hike, you will still qualify for this special badge. This is a fundraising hike for the Bruce Trail Club. Proceeds go to the Dufferin-Hi Club to support the trail infrastructure and to the Bruce Trail Conservancy mission “Protecting this ribbon of wilderness, for every one, forever.”

    Please, no dogs or children.

    There are no refunds for this hike series. Please ensure you are physically capable of these distances before signing up for this hike.

    If you have any questions, please enquire to the hike leader through this form.

  • 10:00 Behind Brock
    10:00 AM-12:00 PM
    05/26/2024

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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: In and Out
    Location (Google Maps): Decew House on Decew Road

    Hike Leader(s): Sylvia Wheeler Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 10 km

    Description

  • Car Hike Car Hike: Dufferin Hi-Lands 3 of 4
    10:00 AM-3:30 PM
    05/26/2024

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    Hosting Club: Toronto, Dufferin Hi-Land
    Category: Car Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Dufferin Hi-Lands, Maps 20/21

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

    Pace: Moderate
    Terrain: Variable
    Distance: 14 km

    Description

    We continue the end to end from Km 31.5 to 45.6. The trail passes through a mix of forest and farmland, crossing the Pine River at Kilgorie. This section has a few good hills.

     

    To get to the meeting point drive north on Hwy 10 to primrose. Continue north on County Road 19 (Prince of Wales Rd) to County Rd 17. Turn right and go about 1.5 km to the Whitfield cross road. There is a church and parking area at the north west corner of the intersection.

  • Urban Walk Toronto Urban Badge Hike – 6 of 7
    10:00 AM-1:15 PM
    05/26/2024

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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: 9 km

    Description

    Please join me at the south east corner of Sheppard Ave East and Leslie by 10 AM.  We will hike south through several parks to Don Mills (S of Overleigh) (km 51.7 to km 62.4).  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.

  • Car Hike Car Hike: Hike #5 to earn the Dufferin Hi-Land Youth and/or Side Trails Badge!
    10:00 AM-2:00 PM
    05/26/2024

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    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: 8.4 km

    Description

    Calling all families with children who love hiking and earning badges!!!

    This is the fifth 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 fifth hike will be a spring hike to explore some side trails within and south of Mono Cliffs Provincial Park, specifically the Carriage Side Trail, the Walter Tovell Side Trail, the Springwater Side Trail, the Turnbull Side Trail, and the Laidlaw Side Trail (these last three side trails are part of the Caledon Hills section of the Bruce 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 8.4 km.

    Hopefully you’ll be able to join me on Sunday, May 26th!  Until then, happy hiking, everyone!

  • Loop 12:00 International Hike
    12:00 PM-3:15 PM
    05/26/2024

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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Loop
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at Floral Showhouse, Niagara Parkway

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

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 12 km

    Description

    Meet just north of the Falls on the Niagara Parkway in the Floral Showhouse parking lot.  (paid parking – look into Niagara Parks annual pass for a deal)

    Hike on both sides of the beautiful Niagara River.  Bring $1 cash to walk cross the Rainbow Bridge.   This hike usually takes 3 hours and has plenty of time for photos.  Allow for extra time due to bridge crossing and customs.  BRING A PASSPORT OF NEXUS CARD TO GO THROUGH CUSTOMS.

    Bring water and a snack.

  • Exploring Sydenham hikes 4, 5 & 6
    1:30 PM-4:30 PM
    05/26/2024

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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, Strenuous: Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing.
    Distance: ~5 km

    Description

    We will carpool to do a loop hike of 3 of the Silent Valley trails. This will be hikes 4, 5 & 6 in the book Exploring Sydenham.

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  • Warbler Wonder
    8:30 AM
    05/27/2024

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    Hosting Club: Peninsula

    Location (Google Maps): Meet at Colpoy’s Bay Dock Parking Lot located at 209 Bruce County Road 9 @ 8:30 a.m. What3Words location: ///relish.alertness.shunning. We will carpool to the hike start location – a short distance away.

    Hike Leader(s): Marg Glendon Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Leisurely, Medium
    Terrain: Easy, Moderate
    Distance: 4 – 4 1/2 KM

    Description

    Meet our feathered friends – the many and varied types of Warblers – at Sturgeon Bay Forest. Justin Johnson and Jacob Kloeze , Nature Conservancy Canada (NCC) Biologists will provide birding interpretation during our morning hike. Sturgeon Bay Forest, a recently acquired Nature Conservancy of Canada property, is located on the east side of the Saugeen Bruce Peninsula, north of Wiarton. While exploring Sturgeon Bay Forest walking through both cedar and upland maple-beech deciduous forests, we may see the following species of warbler including Blackpoll Warbler, Northern Parula, Black-throated Green Warbler, Black-throated Blue Warbler, and Ovenbird. A variety of thrushes such as Veery and Hermit Thrush and other interior forest species including Red-eyed Vireo and Eastern Wood-pewee can also be seen here. No birding experience needed. We will be walking slowly and quietly, stopping as bird activity increases. Be prepared for a 3 – 4 hour hike. This is a small group hike. If the registration list is full, please add your name to the wait list. Birds observed/heard during this guided hike will contribute toward a PBTC Birding Badge.

    What to Bring: Light backpack to carry a favourite bird ID book, binoculars, camera, waterbottle, snacks, insect repellent.

    Prior to Hike: Optional – Download the Seek or Merlin Bird ID app (free) to your phone -to be used for ID purposes only – not for calling. A lightweight portable stool carried on/in your backpack may be handy.

    What to Wear: Hat, sun-protective clothing, sturdy footwear with good tread. May be muddy –optional gators and waterproof hiking boots.

    We may encounter some poison ivy during the hike.

    Porta-pottie available at Colpoy’s Bay Dock parking area.

    Thank you Nature Conservancy Canada for preserving wildlife habitat and stewarding this property.

  • CANCELLED – Afternoon Hike – Limehouse Conservation Area
    4:30 PM-6:30 PM
    05/27/2024

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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia, Toronto
    Category: Afternoon/Evening Hikes
    Location (Google Maps): Limehouse Conservation Area parking lot

    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

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  • Loop NEW TIME 8:00 Long Hike Wiley Road Short Hills
    8:00 AM-10:30 AM
    05/28/2024

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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 bug spray water, snack, and dress for the weather

  • Summer Fen Series: Oliphant Fen & Petrel Point
    9:00 AM-12:30 PM
    05/28/2024

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    Hosting Club: Sydenham, Peninsula
    Category: Botany Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Oliphant Fen – North Entrance to Lorraine Brown Boardwalk

    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: 3km

    Description

    Join the Sydenham and Peninsula Bruce Trail Clubs for a hike series focusing on fens. Fens are unique coastal wetlands occurring along the escarpment, meadow marshes that have conditions that are favourable for a variety of interesting species including orchids.

    This easy hiking series will begin at Oliphant Fen, with a participant carpool to Petrel Point, returning to Oliphant thereafter. Observations count towards the PBTC Orchid Badge.

    Come to one of the hikes or several to see how the fens change through the seasons. Carpooling encouraged – contact the hike leader if you are in need of a ride (no guarantees, but attempts will be made to help coordinate). Please plan to arrive 15 minutes in advance of the hike start time.

    Please contact Jeannine, the hike leader, if you have any questions or concerns (link on this page).

  • Hike 9:15 Short Hike – Short Hills Park, Pelham Rd
    9:15 AM-10:45 AM
    05/28/2024

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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Short Hills Provincial Park, Pelham Rd lot

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

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: ~ 6kms

    Description

    Hike the main and side trails in Short Hills Provincial Park. Bring hiking boots, water, sunscreen and bug spray.

  • Halton Regional Forest
    9:30 AM-2:30 PM
    05/28/2024

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    Hosting Club: Caledon Hills
    Category: Tuesday Hikers
    Location (Google Maps): Parking at: 10 Side Road and 4th Line Nassagaweya (trail entrance to Halton Regional Forest).
    From Highway 401 West, turn right (north) on Guelph Line, right on 10 Side Rd. The road bends northwards and becomes 4th Line Nassagaweya; roadside parking at the bend.

    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 hike trails in Halton Regional Forest and Hilton Falls Conservation Area; beautiful and winding trails are relatively flat with some rocky parts. Snack break at Hilton Falls, possibly around fire pit.
    Bring water and snack of your choice.
    Dress according to weather, poles are recommended, bring sunscreen and bugs spray.
    Hike leader cell phone: 416-566-0503 (note that reception in hiking area is usually poor, leave a messages to callback).

  • Tuesday Hike Forks of the Credit Loop from Willoughby Road
    9:30 AM-12:00 PM
    05/28/2024

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    Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land
    Category: Tuesday Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Caledon Hills, Map 15. We will meet at the intersection of Willoughby Rd and Escarpment Sideroad (Km 15.8) at 9:30 am.

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

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: Longer Hike: 9 km; Shorter Hike: 5km

    Description

    We will hike along the Main Trail to the end of Puckering Lane and continue into Forks of the Credit Provincial Park, and loop back for a distance of 9 km. Short hike will return at the end of Puckering Lane, 5 km.  Medium pace, some steep sections. Bring water and snacks.

  • 60 for the 60th Anniversary Badge Hike Series – #4 of 10
    10:00 AM-12:00 PM
    05/28/2024

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    Hosting Club: Caledon Hills
    Category: General
    Location (Google Maps): Roadside parking on the south side of Dunby Rd. at the trail entrance; km 67.8, Map 18. On Hockley Rd. turn left (north) on the 3rd Line to Dunby Rd.

    Hike Leader(s): Louise Carberry 905-699-7523 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 Louise, Marilyn and Joyce on this 2 hour, 6 km hike which is the 4th in the series of hikes for the new “60 for the 60th Anniversary” badge. We will hike south through the Hockley Valley Provincial Nature Reserve 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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  • John Haigh Side Trail – Upper Pretty River
    9:00 AM
    05/29/2024

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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): Flo Kusiak Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Leisurely – 3 km/hr. or less, Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 6 km

    Description

    We will drive to the junction of the 2nd Line and the 6th Sideroad, then commence a loop hike through the upper level of the Pretty River Provincial Park. Following the John Haigh Side Trail, we will hike south to join the white blazed trail, then head north to km 52.6. From here we will head west along the 6th Sideroad back to the cars. Bring a snack and water.

  • WEDNESDAY WALKERS – East of Kolapore
    9:30 AM-11:30 AM
    05/29/2024

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    Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

    Location (Google Maps): Park in the Kolapore parking lot, near Km 27.9, Map 25, Edition 31, for a car shuttle to the start of our hike.

    Hike Leader(s): Margaret Yaraskavitch Click here to contact the hike leader.

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Length of Hike: 4.7 kms + 650 m of road

    Description

    We will walk south from 12th Sideroad and as we walk through deciduous forest, we’ll cross a piece of history, remnants of The Old Mail Road.  We continue south, crossing Grey Road 19, through property that is managed by the BTC, until we return to our cars. Please 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.
  • Good Companions – Dundas Driving Park to Tews Falls and Return
    10:00 AM-12:30 PM
    05/29/2024

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

    Dundas Driving Park – Main parking area – See map below

    Hike Leader(s): Ted Bossence 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: 7.5 km

    Description

    We will walk, following city streets, to the Tews Falls Side trail.  We will ascend the escarpment and onwards to view Tews Falls.  We will then return with a stop at the Dundas Peak Viewpoint and retrace our steps back to the Dundas Driving Park.  Bring water, sunscreen, bug repellant and a snack.  Hiking poles recommended.  Please arrive at the car park by 9:45 am in order to be walking by 10:00 am.  I will send contact info a day or two before the hike with contact info should you need to cancel after 4:00 pm on Tuesday May 28.  I will inform you if the hike is cancelled due to rain.  Please check your email the evening before the hike.

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  • In and Out NEW TIME 8:00 am Long Hike Jordan to Moyer / Louth
    8:00 AM-10:30 AM
    05/30/2024

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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

  • Urban Walk Urban Walk: Valley View and Maple view Parks Thornhill 166
    8:45 AM-11:15 AM
    05/30/2024

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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,

  • Hike 9:15 Short Hike, Jordan Hollow
    9:15 AM-10:45 AM
    05/30/2024

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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: Strenuous
    Distance: 6k

    Description

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

  • Beaver Valley End-to-End Hike 6 of 9
    9:15 AM-2:00 PM
    05/30/2024

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    Hosting Club: Caledon Hills
    Category: End-to-End
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at 3rd Line off of Fox Ridge Rd. km 39.3, Map 27 (Ed. 31). Shuttle to start at Beaver Valley Lookout.

    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, Strenuous – hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing
    Distance: 39.3 – 50.0 + 0.8 from parking = 11.5 km total

    Description

    This is the sixth hike in the series and includes Old Baldy Lookout and McCluskey’s Rock.

  • Nature Seekers – Exploring the Hockleycrest Area
    9:30 AM-12:00 PM
    05/30/2024

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    Hosting Club: Caledon Hills
    Category: Introductory
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at the Bruce Trail Parking Lot on Mono 5 Sideroad on the north side of the road where the Trail crosses. Google GPS Coordinates: 43.974055, -79.984988

    Directions: From Airport Road turn east onto 5 Sideroad and drive for 600 metres. The parking lot is on the left hand side.

    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: 5.5 kilometres

    Description

    Loop through the Hockleycrest area on main and side trails. Bring your choice of hydration and snacks. Sturdy footwear is highly recommended. This hike can be counted towards your 60 for the 60th Connecting People With Nature badge.

  • Urban Walk: Toronto Islands Evening Walk – Cancelled
    6:00 PM-9:00 PM
    05/30/2024

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    Hosting Club: Toronto

    Location (Google Maps): Jack Layton Ferry Terminal, near the gates to Wards Island Ferry. Arrive 20 minutes prior to departure to check in with hike leader.

    From Union Station take the LRT and get off at the stop Ferry Docks.Walk up to the Ferry Docks on Queens Quay West, street level. at the foot of Bay Street.

    Hike Leader(s): Miriam Stevens Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Leisurely
    Terrain: Flat
    Distance: 6-9 km

    Description

    *** Cancelled – Toronto Island Evening Walks will resume Thursday June 6th.  **

    After a day’s work come and “cool off” on the Toronto Islands free of fumes and traffic. Enjoy the view of the city skyline and Toronto’s beautiful island parkland.
    Pack a dinner for a sit down picnic. Food is not available for purchase on the Islands early in the season. Also bring a warm jacket and flashlight.
    Return fare ticket for the ferry approx $10.00 less for seniors.
    Hikes will take place rain or shine.
    Toronto Island evening hikes will take place every THURSDAY in MAY and JUNE 2024.
    Same time and same meeting place. No preregistration is required – just show up at the ferry docks at 5:40 PM and sign with the hike leader.

    ** As of the publication of the hike entry the start date of the Spring schedule is not available – current departure time to Wards Island is 6:00 PM, check back closer to the date to confirm the time **

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  • Urban Niagara-on-the-Lake Tour
    9:00 AM-10:30 AM
    05/31/2024

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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Urban
    Location (Google Maps): Park on King St near Centre St, just outside of Veteran’s Memorial Park

    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

    Robin Garrett & Margaret Northfield

  • 8:45am – An Orchid and Wildflower Hike – Peninsula Club with Brian Popelier and Ruth Moffatt
    9:00 AM-2:00 PM
    05/31/2024

    Hike open to BTC Members only.

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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia, Peninsula
    Category: Special Event
    Location (Google Maps): Plan to arrive by 8:45am at the Bruce Peninsula National Park Visitor’s Centre 120 Chi sin tib dek Rd, Tobermory. Parking fees apply.
    We will then car shuttle to the Bruce Alvar, Singing Sands, Crane River and return to the Visitor’s Centre for a hike out to Burnt Point Loop and return. This hike will be open to 20 registrants.

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

    Pace: Leisurely – 3km/hr or less, Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Easy – Mostly flat and usually good footing, Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: Less than 15km in total

    Description

    Please join Brian Popelier, Land Stewardship Coordinator and Ecologist,  Bruce Trail Conservancy Staff and Ruth Moffatt for a leisurely, but steady hike to 4 different spots on the Saugeen Bruce Peninsula in a search for unusual wildflowers and orchids. All orchids can count toward your Peninsula Club Orchid Badge.  After meeting at the Visitor’s Centre at 8:45am we will proceed to the Bruce Alvar at 9:00am where we will park alongside Hwy 6 – be very careful getting in and out of your vehicles here as it is a busy highway.

    From there we will proceed to Crane River Picnic Grounds 5739 Hwy 6 in search of the nodding trillium and other wildflowers.

    After this, we will visit Singing Sands 126 Dorcas Bay Rd, Tobermory to look for orchids that thrive in this sandy environment.

    Returning to the Visitor’s Centre for a hike out to Burnt Loop in search of a few more elusive orchids.

    Please bring lunch, snacks, plenty of water as well as sun screen, a brimmed hat and bug spray.  This hike will go rain or shine.

    Kindly let Ruth know if you can be a driver for the car shuttle. We will need at least 3-4 vehicles.

    Donations after the outing will be gratefully accepted for the Bruce Trail Conservancy. 

     

     

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