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  • Car Hike: Queen Elizabeth II WIldlands PP – First Day Hike 2023
    9:00 AM-4:30 PM
    01/01/2023

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

    Queen Elizabeth II Wildlands PP

    Hike Leader(s): Glynn Richardson Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Moderate
    Terrain: Challenging, Other (Refer to Description), Variable
    Distance: 10-14 km

    Description

    Happy New Year everyone! Let’s start 2023 with a hike!

    Join me on my annual First Day Hike in the Wilderness Section of the Ganaraska Trail.

    This is an advanced hike!

    We’ll spend 6-8 hrs hiking 10-14 km, depending upon the conditions and the groups ability, on and off the trail over rugged topography, We’ll explore forests, rock barrens and views. Our feet may get a little wet as we navigate our way around and over ponds (beaver dam), creeks (rocks, logs), lakes (We will not be travelling on ice) and beaver dams. There will be lots of elevation change and challenges.

    Bring snacks, lunch, water. Hiking boots, trail crampons, snowshoes and headlamps are MANDATORY. At the trailhead we will evaluate conditions and determine whether we will wear, carry or leave  our snowshoes. DO NOT show up without the items above, you will not be allowed to participate. Hiking poles and gaitors are highly recommended. They will come in handy when crossing over beaver dams.

    Check the weather in advance and dress accordingly in layers.

    There will be no dropouts and no dogs.

    Registered participants are to arrive 15 minutes prior to the hike for briefing

    Space is limited.

    Toronto apprentice hike leaders, if this hike is of interest to you, please contact me.

  • Margaret Paull New Year’s Day Hike
    9:30 AM-3:00 PM
    01/01/2023

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    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): Kelly-Leigh 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: 5km

    Description

    We will drive via Grey Rd 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 white blazed trail, then return to the cars. Bring snowshoes and crampons as we will decide what to use based on weather. Bring water and a snack. Map 24 Ed. 30

  • Urban WalK: Toronto Islands
    9:45 AM-1:45 PM
    01/01/2023

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    Hosting Club: Toronto
    Category: Urban Walk
    Location (Google Maps): Jack Layton Ferry Terminal, Queens Quay West, Toronto, ON
    It is located at the end of Bay Street, if you are coming by Subway take any street car from Union Station and get off at first station.

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

    Pace: Moderate
    Terrain: Flat
    Distance: 10 to12Km

    Description

    Please join us for a hike on The Toronto Islands from Ward’s Island on New Year’s day 2023.

    We will take the 9.30 ferry to Ward’s Island, gathering inside the ferry terminal 15 minutes before the 9.30 departure

    Fares: Adult Return, $8.70 ; Senior Return (65+), $5.60 ; Youth Return (under 19 with ID), $5.60 ; Junior Return (under 14), $4.10. You can purchase your ticket online at: https://secure.toronto.ca/FerryTicketOnline/tickets2/index.jsp

    It is wintertime, please bring your icers, hiking poles, warm layers of clothing, boots, and hot drinks.

  • 10:30 New Years Day Long President’s Hike @ Fireman’s Park
    10:30 AM-1:00 PM
    01/01/2023

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

    Fireman’s Park – Upper Parking Lot

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

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: ~10 km

    Description

    Join us for our annual New Year’s Day President’s Hike Celebration!

    This is the longer of two hikes available to register for – we will hike a loop around Fireman’s Park ~ 2.5 hours- 10:30am start.  Pot luck New Years Celebration to follow under the gazebo @ 1:00pm- bring your favorite pot luck item to share!

    Members who don’t want to hike can meet at 1:00pm at the gazebo for the Happy New Year celebration.

  • New Year’s Day Hike – 2 hour MEDIUM (Leaders: Gayle Laws & Asia Shin)
    11:00 AM-1:00 PM
    01/01/2023

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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: New Year’s Day Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Dundas Valley Trail Centre

    Hike Leader(s): Gayle Laws Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Dependent on Conditions

    Description

    Get off on the right foot for 2023!

    Meet at the DVCA Trail Centre by 10:45 for 11am start.  Gayle Laws & Asia Shin to lead a MEDIUM ~2 hour hike through Dundas Valley Conservation Area Trails.

    Iroquoia Bruce Trail Club Volunteer Appreciation Event will be taking place in the Trail Centre from 1pm – all are welcome to join in the refreshments as we toast to our incredible volunteers!

    We will also have door prizes + a very special announcement.

     

    Pay parking is in effect – $11 per vehicle for non Hamilton Conservation Area Members.

    In case of dangerous road or trail conditions, we have scheduled a “(freezing) rain date” for January 8.   Please register so that we can more easily communicate any changes to you!

  • New Year’s Day Hike – 2 hour LEISURELY (Leaders: Robert House & Phill Armstrong)
    11:00 AM-1:00 PM
    01/01/2023

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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: New Year’s Day Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Dundas Valley Trail Centre

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

    Pace: Leisurely – 3km/hr or less
    Terrain: Dependent on Conditions

    Description

    Get off on the right foot for 2023!

    Meet at the DVCA Trail Centre by 10:45 for 11am start.  Robert House & Phill Armstrong to lead a LEISURELY ~2 hour hike through Dundas Valley Conservation Area Trails.

    Iroquoia Bruce Trail Club Volunteer Appreciation Event will be taking place in the Trail Centre from 1pm – all are welcome to join in the refreshments as we toast to our incredible volunteers!

    We will also have door prizes + a very special announcement.

     

    Pay parking is in effect – $11 per vehicle for non Hamilton Conservation Area Members.

    In case of dangerous road or trail conditions, we have scheduled a “(freezing) rain date” for January 8.   Please register so that we can more easily communicate any changes to you!

  • New Year’s Day Hike – 2 hour BRISK (Leaders: Ruth Moffatt & Dave Salt)
    11:00 AM-1:00 PM
    01/01/2023

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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: New Year’s Day Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Dundas Valley Trail Centre

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

    Pace: Brisk – 4 to 5 km/hr

    Description

    Get off on the right foot for 2023!

    Meet at the DVCA Trail Centre by 10:45 for 11am start.  Ruth Moffatt & Dave Salt to lead a BRISK ~2 hour hike through Dundas Valley Conservation Area Trails.

    Iroquoia Bruce Trail Club Volunteer Appreciation Event will be taking place in the Trail Centre from 1pm – all are welcome to join in the refreshments as we toast to our incredible volunteers!

    We will also have door prizes + a very special announcement.

     

    Pay parking is in effect – $11 per vehicle for non Hamilton Conservation Area Members.

    In case of dangerous road or trail conditions, we have scheduled a “(freezing) rain date” for January 8.   Please register so that we can more easily communicate any changes to you!

  • New Years Day Hike – Dundas Valley Loop
    11:00 AM-5:00 PM
    01/01/2023

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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Dundas Valley Conservation Area Parking Lot P3. Take DVCA Trail Centre Entrance off Governors Road. BTC Map 8, near km 51.8.

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

    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 17 kms

    Description

    Celebrate New Years Day with a lovely loop hike in the Dundas Valley. We take in part of the Bruce Trail and several DVCA trails.  Lots of waterfalls like Sherman, Canterbury, and Cascade. A splendid way to start the year.  Please bring  icers, head lamp, water, a warm drink, snack for a late “elevensies”, lunch, hiking boots, poles and lots of smiles.  Please dress in layers to stay warm.  Expect to see deer.  Entrance fee to DVCA in effect at gate.  Consider buying a Hamilton Conservation Area annual pass. It’s well worth it.  Please arrive at 10:45 to be ready to hike at 11.

  • Urban Walk: Leslie Spit (Tommy Thompson Park)
    11:00 AM-3:00 AM
    01/01/2023

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    Hosting Club: Toronto
    Category: Urban Walk
    Location (Google Maps): Tommy Thompson park is at Leslie and Unwin Sts. Free parking. Non-Members are welcome to join this hike but MUST be registered. To do so, go to brucetrail.org, create your login, login to the site, and then go to the hike registration link, fill in your details and accept the waiver. TTC users: Get off the Queen streetcar at Leslie & Queen sts and walk south on Leslie (towards the lake) until the park is reached

    Hike Leader(s): Victor Ramautar 416-708-8199 on day of hike Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Leisurely, Moderate
    Terrain: Other (Refer to Description)
    Distance: 10-12 kms

    Description

    Please join us for this annual hike, get a chance to meet other BTC members or non-members. Here is an opportunity to hike up to the lighthouse and experience the view on a wintery day.  Icers a necessary item to have. Trail might be covered in snow /ice. Bring a light lunch Water/hot drink. Dress for the weather.

  • 11:30 New Years Day Short President’s Hike @ Fireman’s Park
    11:30 AM-1:00 PM
    01/01/2023

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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Loop
    Location (Google Maps): Fireman’s Park – Upper Parking Lot

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

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: ~6 km

    Description

    Join us for our annual New Year’s Day President’s Hike Celebration!

    This is the shorter of two hikes available to register for – we will hike a loop around Fireman’s Park ~ 90 minutes – 11:30am start.  Pot luck New Years Celebration to follow under the gazebo @ 1:00pm- bring your favorite pot luck item to share!

    Members who don’t want to hike can meet at 1:00pm at the gazebo for the Happy New Year celebration.

  • New Year’s Day Childrens’ Hike with FREE Winter Junior Hiker Badge (Leaders: Anne Armstrong & Christine Hanley)
    11:30 AM-1:00 PM
    01/01/2023

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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Junior Hiker
    Location (Google Maps): Dundas Valley Trail Centre

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

    Pace: Leisurely – 3km/hr or less
    Terrain: Dependent on Conditions, Easy – Mostly flat and usually good footing

    Description

    Get off on the right foot for 2023!

    Meet at the DVCA Trail Centre by 11:15 for 11:30am start.  Anne Armstrong & Christine Hanley to lead a ~3km hike for families with children on Dundas Valley Conservation Area Trails.

    Kids under 13 will earn the Winter Junior Hiker Badge free of charge.

    Iroquoia Bruce Trail Club Volunteer Appreciation Event will be taking place in the Trail Centre from 1pm – all are welcome to join in the refreshments as we toast to our incredible volunteers!

    We will also have door prizes + a very special announcement.

     

    Pay parking is in effect – $11 per vehicle for non Hamilton Conservation Area Members.

    In case of dangerous road or trail conditions, we have scheduled a “(freezing) rain date” for January 8.   Please register so that we can more easily communicate any changes to you!

  • New Year’s Day Hike – 1 hour LEISURELY (Leaders: Karen Bergmann & Madeline Grady)
    12:00 PM-1:00 PM
    01/01/2023

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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: New Year’s Day Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Dundas Valley Trail Centre

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

    Pace: Leisurely – 3km/hr or less
    Terrain: Dependent on Conditions

    Description

    Get off on the right foot for 2023!

    Meet at the DVCA Trail Centre by 11:45 for noon start.  Karen Bergmann & Madeline Grady to lead a LEISURELY ~1 hour hike through Dundas Valley Conservation Area Trails.

    Iroquoia Bruce Trail Club Volunteer Appreciation Event will be taking place in the Trail Centre from 1pm – all are welcome to join in the refreshments as we toast to our incredible volunteers!

    We will also have door prizes + a very special announcement.

     

    Pay parking is in effect – $11 per vehicle for non Hamilton Conservation Area Members.

    In case of dangerous road or trail conditions, we have scheduled a “(freezing) rain date” for January 8.   Please register so that we can more easily communicate any changes to you!

  • New Year’s Day Hike – 1 hour MEDIUM (Leaders: Cathie Green & Allan Meyer)
    12:00 PM-1:00 PM
    01/01/2023

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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: New Year’s Day Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Dundas Valley Trail Centre

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

    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Dependent on Conditions

    Description

    Get off on the right foot for 2023!

    Meet at the DVCA Trail Centre by 11:45 for noon start.  Cathie Green & Allan Meyer to lead a MEDIUM ~1 hour hike through Dundas Valley Conservation Area Trails.

    Iroquoia Bruce Trail Club Volunteer Appreciation Event will be taking place in the Trail Centre from 1pm – all are welcome to join in the refreshments as we toast to our incredible volunteers!

    We will also have door prizes + a very special announcement.

     

    Pay parking is in effect – $11 per vehicle for non Hamilton Conservation Area Members.

    In case of dangerous road or trail conditions, we have scheduled a “(freezing) rain date” for January 8.   Please register so that we can more easily communicate any changes to you!

  • New Years Day at Loree
    12:00 PM
    01/01/2023

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    Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

    Location (Google Maps): Meet at the unopened road allowance on Side Road 21, Town of the Blue Mountains, about 1/2 km east of km 8.4, Map 24, Edition 30. We may make arrangements for people to travel to the starting point together from another parking area as the Town of the Blue Mountains initiated paid parking for non-residents. Please bring snowshoes and icers in case either is needed.

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

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

    Description

    A great way to start 2023! The Trail at Loree travels through a mature forest and to the edge of the Escarpment with views, through the trees, of Nottawasaga Bay. May be snowy conditions, well suited for snowshoes. Otherwise regular boots and/or crampons.

  • New Year’s Day Hike – Kemble Rock (Potluck supper has been cancelled)
    1:30 PM
    01/01/2023

    Hike open to BTC Members only.

    Click here for More Information or to Register

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

    294 Park Street, Georgian Bluffs

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

    Pace: Medium: 3 to 4 km/h
    Terrain: Moderate: Some hills and/or poor footing
    Distance: 6 km

    Description

    Start the year off correctly by enjoying a 6 km snowshoe/hike followed by a potluck supper at the Knapps.  If it is stormy, then we will hike closer to the meeting place.  Approx. 2.5 hours.  PLEASE NOTE THAT THE POTLUCK HAS BEEN CANCELLED.  THE HIKE WILL GO AHEAD AS PLANNED.

    Due to limited space, this event is open to Sydenham Bruce Trail Club members only.

  • Dufferin Hi-Land Annual New Years Day Hike
    2:00 PM-4:30 PM
    01/01/2023

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

    Dufferin Hi-Land, Map 19. Meet at the Mono Community Centre parking lot. Take Mono Centre Road east from Hwy 10 and look for the Community Centre on your right as you approach the stop sign in Mono Centre.

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

    Pace: Leisurely
    Terrain: Dependent on Conditions
    Distance: 4.8 or 7.5 km

    Description

    Join us for a “day after the night before” hike to clear your head with a little exercise, fresh air and great company. Hot beverages and snacks available after the hike. Contributions to the snack table welcome!

    Snow shoes or icers may be required, depending on conditions. Contact the hike leader if in doubt.

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    • Car Hike: Queen Elizabeth II WIldlands PP - First Day Hike 2023
      9:00 AM-4:30 PM
      01/01/2023

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

      Queen Elizabeth II Wildlands PP

      Hike Leader(s): Glynn Richardson Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Moderate
      Terrain: Challenging, Other (Refer to Description), Variable
      Distance: 10-14 km

      Description

      Happy New Year everyone! Let’s start 2023 with a hike!

      Join me on my annual First Day Hike in the Wilderness Section of the Ganaraska Trail.

      This is an advanced hike!

      We’ll spend 6-8 hrs hiking 10-14 km, depending upon the conditions and the groups ability, on and off the trail over rugged topography, We’ll explore forests, rock barrens and views. Our feet may get a little wet as we navigate our way around and over ponds (beaver dam), creeks (rocks, logs), lakes (We will not be travelling on ice) and beaver dams. There will be lots of elevation change and challenges.

      Bring snacks, lunch, water. Hiking boots, trail crampons, snowshoes and headlamps are MANDATORY. At the trailhead we will evaluate conditions and determine whether we will wear, carry or leave  our snowshoes. DO NOT show up without the items above, you will not be allowed to participate. Hiking poles and gaitors are highly recommended. They will come in handy when crossing over beaver dams.

      Check the weather in advance and dress accordingly in layers.

      There will be no dropouts and no dogs.

      Registered participants are to arrive 15 minutes prior to the hike for briefing

      Space is limited.

      Toronto apprentice hike leaders, if this hike is of interest to you, please contact me.

    • Margaret Paull New Year’s Day Hike
      9:30 AM-3:00 PM
      01/01/2023

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      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): Kelly-Leigh 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: 5km

      Description

      We will drive via Grey Rd 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 white blazed trail, then return to the cars. Bring snowshoes and crampons as we will decide what to use based on weather. Bring water and a snack. Map 24 Ed. 30

    • Urban WalK: Toronto Islands
      9:45 AM-1:45 PM
      01/01/2023

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      Hosting Club: Toronto
      Category: Urban Walk
      Location (Google Maps): Jack Layton Ferry Terminal, Queens Quay West, Toronto, ON
      It is located at the end of Bay Street, if you are coming by Subway take any street car from Union Station and get off at first station.

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

      Pace: Moderate
      Terrain: Flat
      Distance: 10 to12Km

      Description

      Please join us for a hike on The Toronto Islands from Ward’s Island on New Year’s day 2023.

      We will take the 9.30 ferry to Ward’s Island, gathering inside the ferry terminal 15 minutes before the 9.30 departure

      Fares: Adult Return, $8.70 ; Senior Return (65+), $5.60 ; Youth Return (under 19 with ID), $5.60 ; Junior Return (under 14), $4.10. You can purchase your ticket online at: https://secure.toronto.ca/FerryTicketOnline/tickets2/index.jsp

      It is wintertime, please bring your icers, hiking poles, warm layers of clothing, boots, and hot drinks.

    • 10:30 New Years Day Long President's Hike @ Fireman's Park
      10:30 AM-1:00 PM
      01/01/2023

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

      Fireman’s Park – Upper Parking Lot

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

      Pace: Medium
      Terrain: Moderate
      Distance: ~10 km

      Description

      Join us for our annual New Year’s Day President’s Hike Celebration!

      This is the longer of two hikes available to register for – we will hike a loop around Fireman’s Park ~ 2.5 hours- 10:30am start.  Pot luck New Years Celebration to follow under the gazebo @ 1:00pm- bring your favorite pot luck item to share!

      Members who don’t want to hike can meet at 1:00pm at the gazebo for the Happy New Year celebration.

    • New Year’s Day Hike – 2 hour MEDIUM (Leaders: Gayle Laws & Asia Shin)
      11:00 AM-1:00 PM
      01/01/2023

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      Hosting Club: Iroquoia
      Category: New Year’s Day Hike
      Location (Google Maps): Dundas Valley Trail Centre

      Hike Leader(s): Gayle Laws Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
      Terrain: Dependent on Conditions

      Description

      Get off on the right foot for 2023!

      Meet at the DVCA Trail Centre by 10:45 for 11am start.  Gayle Laws & Asia Shin to lead a MEDIUM ~2 hour hike through Dundas Valley Conservation Area Trails.

      Iroquoia Bruce Trail Club Volunteer Appreciation Event will be taking place in the Trail Centre from 1pm – all are welcome to join in the refreshments as we toast to our incredible volunteers!

      We will also have door prizes + a very special announcement.

       

      Pay parking is in effect – $11 per vehicle for non Hamilton Conservation Area Members.

      In case of dangerous road or trail conditions, we have scheduled a “(freezing) rain date” for January 8.   Please register so that we can more easily communicate any changes to you!

    • New Year’s Day Hike – 2 hour LEISURELY (Leaders: Robert House & Phill Armstrong)
      11:00 AM-1:00 PM
      01/01/2023

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      Hosting Club: Iroquoia
      Category: New Year’s Day Hike
      Location (Google Maps): Dundas Valley Trail Centre

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

      Pace: Leisurely – 3km/hr or less
      Terrain: Dependent on Conditions

      Description

      Get off on the right foot for 2023!

      Meet at the DVCA Trail Centre by 10:45 for 11am start.  Robert House & Phill Armstrong to lead a LEISURELY ~2 hour hike through Dundas Valley Conservation Area Trails.

      Iroquoia Bruce Trail Club Volunteer Appreciation Event will be taking place in the Trail Centre from 1pm – all are welcome to join in the refreshments as we toast to our incredible volunteers!

      We will also have door prizes + a very special announcement.

       

      Pay parking is in effect – $11 per vehicle for non Hamilton Conservation Area Members.

      In case of dangerous road or trail conditions, we have scheduled a “(freezing) rain date” for January 8.   Please register so that we can more easily communicate any changes to you!

    • New Year's Day Hike - 2 hour BRISK (Leaders: Ruth Moffatt & Dave Salt)
      11:00 AM-1:00 PM
      01/01/2023

      Click here for More Information or to Register

      Hosting Club: Iroquoia
      Category: New Year’s Day Hike
      Location (Google Maps): Dundas Valley Trail Centre

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

      Pace: Brisk – 4 to 5 km/hr

      Description

      Get off on the right foot for 2023!

      Meet at the DVCA Trail Centre by 10:45 for 11am start.  Ruth Moffatt & Dave Salt to lead a BRISK ~2 hour hike through Dundas Valley Conservation Area Trails.

      Iroquoia Bruce Trail Club Volunteer Appreciation Event will be taking place in the Trail Centre from 1pm – all are welcome to join in the refreshments as we toast to our incredible volunteers!

      We will also have door prizes + a very special announcement.

       

      Pay parking is in effect – $11 per vehicle for non Hamilton Conservation Area Members.

      In case of dangerous road or trail conditions, we have scheduled a “(freezing) rain date” for January 8.   Please register so that we can more easily communicate any changes to you!

    • New Years Day Hike - Dundas Valley Loop
      11:00 AM-5:00 PM
      01/01/2023

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      Hosting Club: Iroquoia
      Category: General Hike
      Location (Google Maps): Dundas Valley Conservation Area Parking Lot P3. Take DVCA Trail Centre Entrance off Governors Road. BTC Map 8, near km 51.8.

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

      Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
      Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
      Distance: 17 kms

      Description

      Celebrate New Years Day with a lovely loop hike in the Dundas Valley. We take in part of the Bruce Trail and several DVCA trails.  Lots of waterfalls like Sherman, Canterbury, and Cascade. A splendid way to start the year.  Please bring  icers, head lamp, water, a warm drink, snack for a late “elevensies”, lunch, hiking boots, poles and lots of smiles.  Please dress in layers to stay warm.  Expect to see deer.  Entrance fee to DVCA in effect at gate.  Consider buying a Hamilton Conservation Area annual pass. It’s well worth it.  Please arrive at 10:45 to be ready to hike at 11.

    • Urban Walk: Leslie Spit (Tommy Thompson Park)
      11:00 AM-3:00 AM
      01/01/2023

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      Hosting Club: Toronto
      Category: Urban Walk
      Location (Google Maps): Tommy Thompson park is at Leslie and Unwin Sts. Free parking. Non-Members are welcome to join this hike but MUST be registered. To do so, go to brucetrail.org, create your login, login to the site, and then go to the hike registration link, fill in your details and accept the waiver. TTC users: Get off the Queen streetcar at Leslie & Queen sts and walk south on Leslie (towards the lake) until the park is reached

      Hike Leader(s): Victor Ramautar 416-708-8199 on day of hike Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Leisurely, Moderate
      Terrain: Other (Refer to Description)
      Distance: 10-12 kms

      Description

      Please join us for this annual hike, get a chance to meet other BTC members or non-members. Here is an opportunity to hike up to the lighthouse and experience the view on a wintery day.  Icers a necessary item to have. Trail might be covered in snow /ice. Bring a light lunch Water/hot drink. Dress for the weather.

    • 11:30 New Years Day Short President's Hike @ Fireman's Park
      11:30 AM-1:00 PM
      01/01/2023

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      Hosting Club: Niagara
      Category: Loop
      Location (Google Maps): Fireman’s Park – Upper Parking Lot

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

      Pace: Medium
      Terrain: Moderate
      Distance: ~6 km

      Description

      Join us for our annual New Year’s Day President’s Hike Celebration!

      This is the shorter of two hikes available to register for – we will hike a loop around Fireman’s Park ~ 90 minutes – 11:30am start.  Pot luck New Years Celebration to follow under the gazebo @ 1:00pm- bring your favorite pot luck item to share!

      Members who don’t want to hike can meet at 1:00pm at the gazebo for the Happy New Year celebration.

    • New Year's Day Childrens' Hike with FREE Winter Junior Hiker Badge (Leaders: Anne Armstrong & Christine Hanley)
      11:30 AM-1:00 PM
      01/01/2023

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      Hosting Club: Iroquoia
      Category: Junior Hiker
      Location (Google Maps): Dundas Valley Trail Centre

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

      Pace: Leisurely – 3km/hr or less
      Terrain: Dependent on Conditions, Easy – Mostly flat and usually good footing

      Description

      Get off on the right foot for 2023!

      Meet at the DVCA Trail Centre by 11:15 for 11:30am start.  Anne Armstrong & Christine Hanley to lead a ~3km hike for families with children on Dundas Valley Conservation Area Trails.

      Kids under 13 will earn the Winter Junior Hiker Badge free of charge.

      Iroquoia Bruce Trail Club Volunteer Appreciation Event will be taking place in the Trail Centre from 1pm – all are welcome to join in the refreshments as we toast to our incredible volunteers!

      We will also have door prizes + a very special announcement.

       

      Pay parking is in effect – $11 per vehicle for non Hamilton Conservation Area Members.

      In case of dangerous road or trail conditions, we have scheduled a “(freezing) rain date” for January 8.   Please register so that we can more easily communicate any changes to you!

    • New Year's Day Hike - 1 hour LEISURELY (Leaders: Karen Bergmann & Madeline Grady)
      12:00 PM-1:00 PM
      01/01/2023

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      Hosting Club: Iroquoia
      Category: New Year’s Day Hike
      Location (Google Maps): Dundas Valley Trail Centre

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

      Pace: Leisurely – 3km/hr or less
      Terrain: Dependent on Conditions

      Description

      Get off on the right foot for 2023!

      Meet at the DVCA Trail Centre by 11:45 for noon start.  Karen Bergmann & Madeline Grady to lead a LEISURELY ~1 hour hike through Dundas Valley Conservation Area Trails.

      Iroquoia Bruce Trail Club Volunteer Appreciation Event will be taking place in the Trail Centre from 1pm – all are welcome to join in the refreshments as we toast to our incredible volunteers!

      We will also have door prizes + a very special announcement.

       

      Pay parking is in effect – $11 per vehicle for non Hamilton Conservation Area Members.

      In case of dangerous road or trail conditions, we have scheduled a “(freezing) rain date” for January 8.   Please register so that we can more easily communicate any changes to you!

    • New Year's Day Hike - 1 hour MEDIUM (Leaders: Cathie Green & Allan Meyer)
      12:00 PM-1:00 PM
      01/01/2023

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      Hosting Club: Iroquoia
      Category: New Year’s Day Hike
      Location (Google Maps): Dundas Valley Trail Centre

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

      Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
      Terrain: Dependent on Conditions

      Description

      Get off on the right foot for 2023!

      Meet at the DVCA Trail Centre by 11:45 for noon start.  Cathie Green & Allan Meyer to lead a MEDIUM ~1 hour hike through Dundas Valley Conservation Area Trails.

      Iroquoia Bruce Trail Club Volunteer Appreciation Event will be taking place in the Trail Centre from 1pm – all are welcome to join in the refreshments as we toast to our incredible volunteers!

      We will also have door prizes + a very special announcement.

       

      Pay parking is in effect – $11 per vehicle for non Hamilton Conservation Area Members.

      In case of dangerous road or trail conditions, we have scheduled a “(freezing) rain date” for January 8.   Please register so that we can more easily communicate any changes to you!

    • New Years Day at Loree
      12:00 PM
      01/01/2023

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      Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

      Location (Google Maps): Meet at the unopened road allowance on Side Road 21, Town of the Blue Mountains, about 1/2 km east of km 8.4, Map 24, Edition 30. We may make arrangements for people to travel to the starting point together from another parking area as the Town of the Blue Mountains initiated paid parking for non-residents. Please bring snowshoes and icers in case either is needed.

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

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

      Description

      A great way to start 2023! The Trail at Loree travels through a mature forest and to the edge of the Escarpment with views, through the trees, of Nottawasaga Bay. May be snowy conditions, well suited for snowshoes. Otherwise regular boots and/or crampons.

    • New Year’s Day Hike - Kemble Rock (Potluck supper has been cancelled)
      1:30 PM
      01/01/2023

      Hike open to BTC Members only.

      Click here for More Information or to Register

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

      294 Park Street, Georgian Bluffs

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

      Pace: Medium: 3 to 4 km/h
      Terrain: Moderate: Some hills and/or poor footing
      Distance: 6 km

      Description

      Start the year off correctly by enjoying a 6 km snowshoe/hike followed by a potluck supper at the Knapps.  If it is stormy, then we will hike closer to the meeting place.  Approx. 2.5 hours.  PLEASE NOTE THAT THE POTLUCK HAS BEEN CANCELLED.  THE HIKE WILL GO AHEAD AS PLANNED.

      Due to limited space, this event is open to Sydenham Bruce Trail Club members only.

    • Dufferin Hi-Land Annual New Years Day Hike
      2:00 PM-4:30 PM
      01/01/2023

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

      Dufferin Hi-Land, Map 19. Meet at the Mono Community Centre parking lot. Take Mono Centre Road east from Hwy 10 and look for the Community Centre on your right as you approach the stop sign in Mono Centre.

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

      Pace: Leisurely
      Terrain: Dependent on Conditions
      Distance: 4.8 or 7.5 km

      Description

      Join us for a “day after the night before” hike to clear your head with a little exercise, fresh air and great company. Hot beverages and snacks available after the hike. Contributions to the snack table welcome!

      Snow shoes or icers may be required, depending on conditions. Contact the hike leader if in doubt.

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  • Car Hike: Holiday Hikes in Caledon #4
    9:45 AM-2:00 PM
    01/02/2023

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

    Hike near Hockley Provincial Nature Reserve, Bruce Trail Caledon Hills section

    Hike Leader(s): Dariush Khanbeigi Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Moderate
    Terrain: Hilly
    Distance: 13 km

    Description

    We meet at the parking location @ km 66.8 and car shuttle to parking location at km 53.9. The hike starts from km 53.9 to km 66.8 map 18 of BTC Guide.

    Please pack snacks, food and water to replenish your energy during the hike.

    Dress according to the winter weather conditions, with proper hiking boots. Icers are required if the trail has icy conditions. Hiking poles are recommended for better control and balance while hiking.

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  • 9:00 CHANGE LOCATION Long Hike Rockway
    9:00 AM-11:30 AM
    01/03/2023

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

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

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 10km

    Description

    Due to the swampy conditions at Rockway we are moving this weeks hike to Rockway

    Bring Poles water, snack and dress for the weather

  • 9:15 Short hike, Pelham Road, Short Hills
    9:15 AM-10:45 AM
    01/03/2023

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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Loop
    Location (Google Maps): Pelham Road entrance, Short Hills Provincial Park

    Hike Leader(s): janet davey Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 6 km

    Description

    Hike the main and side trails in Short Hills.  Bring hiking boots, icers and water.

  • Hockley Valley – Dunby Rd/Cam Snell Side Trails
    9:30 AM-12:00 PM
    01/03/2023

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    Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land
    Category: Tuesday Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Caledon Hills Section, Hockley Valley, Map 18, Meet at the parking lot on the south side of Dunby Rd, Km 68.0

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

    Pace: Leisurely, Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 7km, short hike 4km

    Description

    We will meet at the roadside parking on Dunby Rd, and hike south along the Main trail for 2.5 km. We will then follow the Cam Snell Side Trail loop (2km), and return on the Main trail. For those wishing a shorter hike, return to the parking before the Side Trail (4km). Please come prepared for the weather. Snowshoes, icers and/or poles may be needed. Bring snack.

  • Frosty Five Winter Blues Badge Series 1/5 Weekday
    9:30 AM-1:30 PM
    01/03/2023

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    Hosting Club: Caledon Hills
    Category: Tuesday Hikers
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at roadside parking, km 6.6 on the east side of Creditview Road, immediately north of the Grange Sideroad intersection. 43.791491, -79.975229 (Map 14, Edition 30)

    Directions: From Hwy#10, head west on Old Base Line Road to Mississauga Road. Turn right and head north to the Grange Sideroad. Turn right and head east to Creditview Road.

    Hike Leader(s): Sandy Green 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: 10.0 kilometres

    Description

    Beat the winter blues! Register individually for one, a few, or all of our Frosty Five Winter Blues Badge weekday hikes. Participants who complete all five hikes will be eligible to receive a CHBTC Winter badge and a Sideways badge on the final hike. Hike one explores parts of the main Trail and Trimble, Crow’s Nest, and Ring Kiln Side Trails. Bring your choice of hydration and snacks. Hiking boots and icers/crampons are required. See January 17, January 31, February 14, and February 28 for details pertaining to the other hikes in the series. (Note:  If you wish to purchase badges, the cost of each badge is $10.00 for BTC members and $15.00 for non-members.)

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  • 8:30 Niagara Winter End to End #1 Grimsby to Kinsman Park
    8:30 AM-1:00 PM
    01/04/2023

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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Car Pool
    Location (Google Maps): Meet Kinsmen Park Frost Rd Beamsville. Carpool to Lions Pool Grimsby 43.193201 79.565301

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

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 13.5 kms

    Description

    We will be car pooling, Bring Icers and poles. No dogs. To earn your Niagara Winter End to End badge, it must be completed between December 21, 2022  to  March 21, 2023.
    Because of the potential for bad winter trail conditions we have broken this e2e into 6 hikes rather than 5

  • Niagara Benchlands Badge Hike
    9:00 AM-11:00 AM
    01/04/2023

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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Hike
    Location (Google Maps): We will meet at Jordan Hollow Park, King St (Hwy 81) across from Boo’s Restaurant 3039 King St, Jordan Station
    After completing the Ball’s Falls hike, we will drive to Jordan Main Street Parking Lot beside RPM Bakehouse ( 43.1492718 -79.3696930) and complete the walking tour of the town.
    Hikers have the option to do the next hike from Mountainview Conservation (43.157888 -79.498415) independently or with the leader on the same day.

    Hike Leader(s): Lauren Doig Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 9-15 km dependent on doing 3rd hike from Mountainview Conservation Area the same day

    Description

    This series of 3 hikes is a joint effort of NBTC and the Lincoln Museum to introduce hikers to the Niagara Benchlands area.  We will complete the Ball’s Falls hike first, then move to the town of Jordan and explore the historical homes in town as well as the Museum if it is open.

    Please refer to the following site for badge requirements:  http://niagarabrucetrail.club/wp/wp-content/uploads/2022/12/Niagara-Benchlands-Badge.pdf

    It is also recommended to download the following pdf:  https://qrco.de/bch3Qi and print the map on page 10 of the PDF

    After these 2 sections are completed, hikers will have the option to 1) continue to Mountainview Conservation to complete the third hike with the hike leader or 2) complete this hike independently when convenient.  If #2 is the choice, then hikers will need to submit the required information independently to receive the badge.

    If completing all 3 hikes, then badges will be available after the third hike.  Members $10, Non members $15

  • Double Helix: Standing Rock and Crevices Nottawasaga Lookout
    9:30 AM-1:00 PM
    01/04/2023

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    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): Sandy McNair 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: 6km

    Description

    Please be prepared with icers’s or snowshoes. We will park on the Osprey-Blue Mountains Townline at the Clearview Townline at km 44.5. The white blazed trail immediately climbs the escarpment along a narrow winding forested path. At a mid-elevation plateau, the trail and forest open up. We will take the Standing Rock and Caves Side Trail which involves moving up through narrow crevices and some climbing between huge rock formations. Make sure you bring crampons if not wearing snowshoes! We will stay on the white blazed trail hiking past Eagle Cres. parking area and then around to the Singhampton Side Trail, looping back down the white blazed trail to the cars.Bring a snack or lunch and water. Map 23 Ed. 30

  • CANCELLED DUE TO RAIN – Good Companions – Shell Park and Bronte Trails
    10:00 AM-12:30 PM
    01/04/2023

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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Good Companions
    Location (Google Maps): Shell Park, Lakeshore Road, Bronte (parking lot closest to Lakeshore Road) See map below

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

    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing, Slippery Sections Likely
    Distance: 7.5 km

    Description

    We will hike through Shell Park and trails in Bronte to Bronte Creek and Bronte Harbour, returning via the lake and pioneer cemetery. Bring icers, water and a snack.   Please arrive a few minutes before the start time,  I will be leaving on time.  If you are unable to come and cancel after 4:00 pm on the day before the hike, please let me know by email that evening (tedbossence@sympatico.ca) or by text the next morning (905 334-8752).

     

  • 10:00 Merritt island loop
    10:00 AM-12:00 PM
    01/04/2023

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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Merritt island foot of cross street on island.

    Hike Leader(s): Sylvia Wheeler Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Easy
    Distance: 9 km

    Description

    Hike along the banks of the Welland Canal

  • Full Moon/Wolf Moon Evening Hike
    7:00 PM-8:45 PM
    01/04/2023

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    Hosting Club: Sydenham
    Category: An evening walk.
    Location (Google Maps): Meet in the municipal parking lot by the river on the west side of 1st Ave. E between 7th St. E and 8th St. E in Owen Sound.

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

    Pace: Brisk: 4 to 5 km/h
    Terrain: There might be icy and slippery sections.
    Distance: Approx 5 km

    Description

    This hike WILL leave at 7:00 pm – no need to arrive early. This evening we will explore trails and neighbourhoods in Owen Sound under the light of the Full Moon/Wolf Moon. Please bring icers if there are icy conditions. For further information contact Harriet Nixon at 519-373-6598 or harrietnixon@bmts.com

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  • Paid Outing  Iroquoia in Six – Brisk Hiking 3-5km per hour depending on terrain
    8:00 AM-2:00 PM
    01/07/2023

    Hike open to BTC Members only.

    This is a Multi-Day Hike

    You are signing up for the following dates:

    2023-01-07, 2023-01-08, 2023-01-14, 2023-01-15, 2023-01-21, 2023-01-22

    Click here for More Information or to Register

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Iroquoia E2E-in-Six
    Location (Google Maps): The first parking/meet location is behind Kilbride School 6611 Panton St Burlington.
    Please plan to arrive to the meeting spot at least 15 min ahead of time.

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

    Pace: Brisk – 4 to 5 km/hr
    Terrain: Dependent on Conditions, Slippery and Steep Sections, Slippery Sections Likely, Strenuous – Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing
    Distance: 18-22km per day

    Description

    This is a special series of 6 hikes to complete the Iroquoia section of the Bruce Trail.  There will be a new accomplishment badge, included in the registration fee – which is currently being designed and will be mailed to hikers who complete the series once it is available.

    For this E2E in 6, we will be following the main trail southbound eventually finishing in Grimsby. Please note that you are signing up for the entire series of six hikes as a Group Hike. The Iroquoia in 6 series is geared to experienced long distance hikers with the expectation of a 3.5  to 5.0 km/ hr. pace maintained over an 18 to 22 km day.  No dropout points have been established and therefore hikers who must drop out, will be responsible for their own transportation. Please be honest about your hiking abilities.

    Hikers will be expected to to be wearing proper hiking boots and layered clothing with the expectation of cool and possible wet weather, icy trail conditions. Sufficient food and water for a full day of hiking is required and hiking poles, crampons and wet weather gear are recommended. A 10-15 minute on-trail lunch break will be scheduled. The time will be dependent on weather conditions.

    The fee goes towards supporting the Iroquoia Bruce Trail Club, which in turn supports the mission of the Bruce Trail Conservancy, which is: “Preserving a ribbon of wilderness, for everyone, forever.”

    For the time being, registration for the Iroquoia E2E-in-Six will be limited to members of the Bruce Trail Conservancy.  Hikers can belong to any section.

    maximum of 1 (of the 6) hikes can be self-completed as a result of scheduling challenges, but it is intended that this badge be earned while hiking as part of a group led by a certified hike leader. Car shuttles are shared amongst the hikers.

    Please note there are no refunds!

    This particular set of 6 hikes is intended to be BRISK.  Please be honest about your degree of physical fitness prior to registration.

    TRANSPORTATION

    This series will be through hikes and will require car shuttling, you must be willing to drive or to be a passenger. Some parking locations require paid parking, and hikes that enter Halton Conservation Areas will require reservations.  The fee for the E2E-in-Six does not cover any parking/entry fees for hikers who are not members of the Halton CA and/or Hamilton CA.  If the group has enough hikers who are members of a CA, those will be the cars chosen to park in those areas so as to minimize costs but since conservation passes are not free, please consider a nominal compensation to the pass holder.  At least one hike starts at one CA and possibly ends at another, so parking fees are unavoidable for non-CA members.

    Please remember, like all hikes, this is a Leave No Trace hike. Pack out whatever you pack in. Do not throw anything onto or into any sections of the trail.

    Please set aside the following wknd, Jan 28 & 29 in case of cancellation/postponement due to weather conditions. Remember, you can only miss one hike. If you miss more than one but make up the distance on your own, you may apply for the regular club End to End badge.

  • Car Hike: Toronto Winter E2E, hike 3/3
    8:00 AM-2:45 PM
    01/07/2023

    Hike open to BTC Members only.

    Click here for More Information or to Register

    Hosting Club: Toronto
    Category: Car Hike
    Location (Google Maps): We will meet at km 33.4, Eighth Line ST. Coordinates N 43.679840,W 79.966419

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

    Pace: Brisk
    Terrain: Rocky, Variable
    Distance: 17 km plus two km of in and out due to parking location.

    Description

    Last hike in the series, badge day! We will walk back to the cars. Those who are interested we can go for a warm drink in the end at the Spirit Tree.
    please bring 2litres of water, icers and snowshoes. Hikers are expected to follow all Covid 19 restrictions.

    in case of bad weather anticipation, I will change the date.

  • Car Hike:Hike of 2 lakes King city
    8:15 AM-1:45 PM
    01/07/2023

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    Hosting Club: Toronto
    Category: Car Hike
    Location (Google Maps): 14350 Dufferin Street,3km North of King Road

    Park along Dufferin Street or Fairfield Dr.

    Gathering in front of Trail on Dufferin Street

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

    Pace: Moderate
    Terrain: Variable

    Description

    Will explore trails between Dufferin and Jane and visit  Sceneca and Mary lakes  ,

    you have also a chance to visit Pine Farm coffee shop and enjoy their tasteful coffee, tea, pies and cakes,

    It is winter time all participants are required to have Ice cleats with them, have proper shoes, warm clothing and hot drinks with you.

  • 8:30 Iroquoia E2E #6
    8:30 AM-1:30 PM
    01/07/2023

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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Car Pool
    Location (Google Maps): 34.0 to 16.9 38 Millen Road. Roadside Parking N 43.210114 w79.727058 Car Pool to Concession St East side of Jolly Cut. N43.243490 79.861486

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

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 17.1k

    Description

    This is the 6th of 7 hikes to complete the Iroquoia section of the Bruce Trail. Dress for the weather and bring icers, gators, snacks and water Paid Parking

  • Frosty Five Winter Blues Badge Series 1/5 Weekend
    8:30 AM-12:30 PM
    01/07/2023

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    Hosting Club: Caledon Hills
    Category: General
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at roadside parking, km 6.6 on the east side of Creditview Road, immediately north of the Grange Sideroad intersection. 43.791491, -79.975229 (Map 14, Edition 30)

    Directions: From Hwy#10, head west on Old Base Line Road to Mississauga Road. Turn right and head north to the Grange Sideroad. Turn right and head east to Creditview Road.

    Hike Leader(s): Sandy Green 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 kilometres

    Description

    Beat the winter blues! Register individually for one, a few, or all of our Frosty Five Winter Blues Weekend Badge hikes. Participants who complete all five hikes will be eligible to receive a CHBTC Winter badge and a Sideways badge on the final hike. Hike one explores parts of the main Trail and Trimble, Crow’s Nest, and Ring Kiln Side Trails. Bring your choice of hydration and snacks. Hiking boots and icers/crampons are required. See January 21, February 4, February 18, and March 4 for details pertaining to the other hikes in the series. (Note:  If you wish to purchase badges, the cost of each badge is $10.00 for BTC members and $15.00 for non-members.)

     

  • Paid Outing  CANCELLED: Winter Coach Trip: Highlands Nordic (Duntroon)
    8:30 AM-6:30 PM
    01/07/2023

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    Hosting Club: Toronto
    Category: Cancelled
    Location (Google Maps): Highlands Nordic

    Hike Leader(s): Martina Furrer, Barbara Euler, Jen Zhang Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Description

    Due to the warm temperatures, abundance of rain, and lack of snow this trip has been cancelled. Please do the snow dance so we can start our season on Jan 14.

    Bus departs 10 York Mills Rd at 8:30 AM and Major Mackenzie Dr and HWY 400 Park and Ride at 8:50 AM. If you wish to be picked up at the Major Mackenzie Dr and HWY 400 Park and Ride, select that option when you register. Please arrive 15 minutes before departure. The bus waits for no one.

    Welcome winter and join us for our first cross-country ski and snowshoe trip of 2023! For trail conditions and information about the resort visit https://highlandsnordic.ca/.

    Snowshoers: Join Barbara and Jen for a guided snowshoe hike on the beautiful Bruce Trail. You must have your own snowshoes (or rent in the city) to participate in this hike. Pack lunch and water; you will be on the trail all day.

    Skiers: Spend your day gliding through forests and fields on trails expertly groomed for classic and skate skiing. Enjoy beautiful views of the countryside and Georgian Bay. All skiing is self-guided.

    Coach fares must be paid online when you register. Trail fees will be collected in cash on the bus. Masks are mandatory while on the bus.

  • 9:00 Niagara Glen Hike
    9:00 AM-12:30 PM
    01/07/2023

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

    Meet at the Niagara Glen Nature Centre parking lot, 3050 Niagara Parkway, Niagara Falls. Parking fees may apply.

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

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Strenuous
    Distance: 11km

    Description

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

  • Car Hike: Queen Elizabeth II WIldlands PP Exploration
    9:00 AM-4:30 PM
    01/07/2023

    Click here for More Information or to Register

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

    Queen Elizabeth II Wildlands PP

    Hike Leader(s): Glynn Richardson Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Moderate
    Terrain: Challenging, Hilly, Rocky, Variable
    Distance: 10-14 km

    Description

    Join me on an exploraton hike in the Queen Elizaabeth II WIldlands Provincial Park

    This is an advanced hike!

    MANDATORY EQUIPMENT: Hiking boots, trail crampons, snowshoes and headlamps. DO NOT show up without these items, you will NOT BE ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE.

    At the trailhead we will evaluate conditions and determine whether we will wear, carry or leave our snowshoes.  Hiking poles and gaitors are highly recommended. They will come in handy when crossing over beaver dams.

    We’ll spend 6-8 hrs hiking 10-15 km, depending upon the conditions and the groups ability, mostly off the trail over rugged topography, We’ll explore forests, rock barrens and views. Our feet may get a little wet as we navigate our way around and over ponds (beaver dam), creeks (rocks, logs), lakes (We will NOT be travelling on ice) and beaver dams. There will be lots of elevation change and challenges.

    Bring snacks, lunch, water.

    Check the weather in advance and dress accordingly in layers.

    There will be no dropouts and no dogs.

    Registered participants are to arrive 15 minutes prior to the hike for briefing

    Space is limited.

    Toronto apprentice hike leaders, if this hike is of interest to you, please contact me.

  • Balsam Wetlands Area
    9:30 AM-2:00 PM
    01/07/2023

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    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): Bob Moenck 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: 6km

    Description

    This is a linear hike involving a car shuttle. Starting at the BTC parking lot off Cty. Rd. 91, we will head east along the blue blazed trail to join the former Duntroon View Side Trail (now a white blazed trail), passing deep crevices along the way. The trail follows along the locally dubbed “Walker Walkway” adjacent to the Duntroon Quarry where operations are clearly visible. We will then enter the newly acquired Balsam Wetlands Nature Reserve where we will meander our way through mixed forest until we reach the gently rolling hills of the cross-country ski network. We follow this trail to a dense pine forest and out to farmers fields. Bring a snack and water. Please be prepared with icers’s or snowshoes. Map 22 Ed. 30

  • Urban Walk: Waterfront Trail 1/8 – Rattray Marsh
    10:00 AM-1:30 PM
    01/07/2023

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

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

    Pace: Moderate
    Terrain: Flat
    Distance: 9.3 km

    Description

    Please join me at Union Station under the clock inside the Great Hall no later than 9:00 am.  We will take the 9:14 train to Clarkson, arriving 9 :49 am.  If you want to meet us in Clarkson be there at that time.  We start hiking at 10:00 am.  Consider purchasing the $10 day pass for the GO train for use with your smart phone.  Some of you may find the regular senior rate is cheaper.
    We will hike from Clarkson to Port Credit through Rattray Marsh and along the shoreline.  The estimated distance is 9.9 km.  Here is an online map of our route Rattray Marsh to Port Credit
    Bring a snack, at least 2 liters of water, and icers.  Dress for cold weather.

  • Urban Walk: Rouge Beach Waterfront Trail Moon Night Walk – 11km
    6:00 PM-8:30 PM
    01/07/2023

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    Hosting Club: Toronto
    Category: Urban Walk
    Location (Google Maps): 195 Rouge Hills Dr, Scarborough, ON. GPS (43.790119211075464, -79.12173358597454). Meet at the parking lot next to the T section of Rouge Hills Drive and Lawrence Ave E. TTC 54A can take you there if you don’t drive.

    Hike Leader(s): Alina Lin

    Pace: Moderate
    Terrain: Flat
    Distance: 11 km

    Description

    The first full Moon of 2023, the Wolf Moon rises this week and it would be nice to see and draw some energy from it. According to the weather forecast, we are very likely to have a clear night sky in Toronto on Saturday so let’s take a night walk along Rouge Beach Waterfront Trail to admire the moon.  Here is the map FYI: https://onthegomap.com/s/4dtaaj2f

    Dress properly for temperature. The trail is well paved and flat. Bring flash light just in case. Bring with you snack and hot drink.

    If you don’t drive, TTC 54A can take you to the meet up location.

  • Dufferin Hi-Land Winter Badge Hike #1 of 4 – Full Moon Hike
    6:30 PM-9:00 PM
    01/07/2023

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    Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): 30th Sideroad east of Hurontario St.

    Hike Leader(s): Bryan and Carol Foley Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 6.5 km

    Description

    Meet 6:15 pm SHARP !! Ready to leave at 6:30 pm No waiting ” IT’S COLD ! ”   Be  Careful of the ditches when parking.  We will hike down to Km 10.0 and return,  under the full moon and a starry sky. Bring water, snack, headlamp, dress for the weather, snowshoes essential, pack icers

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    • Paid Outing  Iroquoia in Six - Brisk Hiking 3-5km per hour depending on terrain
      8:00 AM-2:00 PM
      01/07/2023

      Hike open to BTC Members only.

      This is a Multi-Day Hike

      You are signing up for the following dates:

      2023-01-07, 2023-01-08, 2023-01-14, 2023-01-15, 2023-01-21, 2023-01-22

      Click here for More Information or to Register

      Hosting Club: Iroquoia
      Category: Iroquoia E2E-in-Six
      Location (Google Maps): The first parking/meet location is behind Kilbride School 6611 Panton St Burlington.
      Please plan to arrive to the meeting spot at least 15 min ahead of time.

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

      Pace: Brisk – 4 to 5 km/hr
      Terrain: Dependent on Conditions, Slippery and Steep Sections, Slippery Sections Likely, Strenuous – Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing
      Distance: 18-22km per day

      Description

      This is a special series of 6 hikes to complete the Iroquoia section of the Bruce Trail.  There will be a new accomplishment badge, included in the registration fee – which is currently being designed and will be mailed to hikers who complete the series once it is available.

      For this E2E in 6, we will be following the main trail southbound eventually finishing in Grimsby. Please note that you are signing up for the entire series of six hikes as a Group Hike. The Iroquoia in 6 series is geared to experienced long distance hikers with the expectation of a 3.5  to 5.0 km/ hr. pace maintained over an 18 to 22 km day.  No dropout points have been established and therefore hikers who must drop out, will be responsible for their own transportation. Please be honest about your hiking abilities.

      Hikers will be expected to to be wearing proper hiking boots and layered clothing with the expectation of cool and possible wet weather, icy trail conditions. Sufficient food and water for a full day of hiking is required and hiking poles, crampons and wet weather gear are recommended. A 10-15 minute on-trail lunch break will be scheduled. The time will be dependent on weather conditions.

      The fee goes towards supporting the Iroquoia Bruce Trail Club, which in turn supports the mission of the Bruce Trail Conservancy, which is: “Preserving a ribbon of wilderness, for everyone, forever.”

      For the time being, registration for the Iroquoia E2E-in-Six will be limited to members of the Bruce Trail Conservancy.  Hikers can belong to any section.

      maximum of 1 (of the 6) hikes can be self-completed as a result of scheduling challenges, but it is intended that this badge be earned while hiking as part of a group led by a certified hike leader. Car shuttles are shared amongst the hikers.

      Please note there are no refunds!

      This particular set of 6 hikes is intended to be BRISK.  Please be honest about your degree of physical fitness prior to registration.

      TRANSPORTATION

      This series will be through hikes and will require car shuttling, you must be willing to drive or to be a passenger. Some parking locations require paid parking, and hikes that enter Halton Conservation Areas will require reservations.  The fee for the E2E-in-Six does not cover any parking/entry fees for hikers who are not members of the Halton CA and/or Hamilton CA.  If the group has enough hikers who are members of a CA, those will be the cars chosen to park in those areas so as to minimize costs but since conservation passes are not free, please consider a nominal compensation to the pass holder.  At least one hike starts at one CA and possibly ends at another, so parking fees are unavoidable for non-CA members.

      Please remember, like all hikes, this is a Leave No Trace hike. Pack out whatever you pack in. Do not throw anything onto or into any sections of the trail.

      Please set aside the following wknd, Jan 28 & 29 in case of cancellation/postponement due to weather conditions. Remember, you can only miss one hike. If you miss more than one but make up the distance on your own, you may apply for the regular club End to End badge.

    • Car Hike: Toronto Winter E2E, hike 3/3
      8:00 AM-2:45 PM
      01/07/2023

      Hike open to BTC Members only.

      Click here for More Information or to Register

      Hosting Club: Toronto
      Category: Car Hike
      Location (Google Maps): We will meet at km 33.4, Eighth Line ST. Coordinates N 43.679840,W 79.966419

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

      Pace: Brisk
      Terrain: Rocky, Variable
      Distance: 17 km plus two km of in and out due to parking location.

      Description

      Last hike in the series, badge day! We will walk back to the cars. Those who are interested we can go for a warm drink in the end at the Spirit Tree.
      please bring 2litres of water, icers and snowshoes. Hikers are expected to follow all Covid 19 restrictions.

      in case of bad weather anticipation, I will change the date.

    • Car Hike:Hike of 2 lakes King city
      8:15 AM-1:45 PM
      01/07/2023

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      Hosting Club: Toronto
      Category: Car Hike
      Location (Google Maps): 14350 Dufferin Street,3km North of King Road

      Park along Dufferin Street or Fairfield Dr.

      Gathering in front of Trail on Dufferin Street

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

      Pace: Moderate
      Terrain: Variable

      Description

      Will explore trails between Dufferin and Jane and visit  Sceneca and Mary lakes  ,

      you have also a chance to visit Pine Farm coffee shop and enjoy their tasteful coffee, tea, pies and cakes,

      It is winter time all participants are required to have Ice cleats with them, have proper shoes, warm clothing and hot drinks with you.

    • 8:30 Iroquoia E2E #6
      8:30 AM-1:30 PM
      01/07/2023

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      Hosting Club: Niagara
      Category: Car Pool
      Location (Google Maps): 34.0 to 16.9 38 Millen Road. Roadside Parking N 43.210114 w79.727058 Car Pool to Concession St East side of Jolly Cut. N43.243490 79.861486

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

      Pace: Medium
      Terrain: Moderate
      Distance: 17.1k

      Description

      This is the 6th of 7 hikes to complete the Iroquoia section of the Bruce Trail. Dress for the weather and bring icers, gators, snacks and water Paid Parking

    • Frosty Five Winter Blues Badge Series 1/5 Weekend
      8:30 AM-12:30 PM
      01/07/2023

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      Hosting Club: Caledon Hills
      Category: General
      Location (Google Maps): Meet at roadside parking, km 6.6 on the east side of Creditview Road, immediately north of the Grange Sideroad intersection. 43.791491, -79.975229 (Map 14, Edition 30)

      Directions: From Hwy#10, head west on Old Base Line Road to Mississauga Road. Turn right and head north to the Grange Sideroad. Turn right and head east to Creditview Road.

      Hike Leader(s): Sandy Green 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 kilometres

      Description

      Beat the winter blues! Register individually for one, a few, or all of our Frosty Five Winter Blues Weekend Badge hikes. Participants who complete all five hikes will be eligible to receive a CHBTC Winter badge and a Sideways badge on the final hike. Hike one explores parts of the main Trail and Trimble, Crow’s Nest, and Ring Kiln Side Trails. Bring your choice of hydration and snacks. Hiking boots and icers/crampons are required. See January 21, February 4, February 18, and March 4 for details pertaining to the other hikes in the series. (Note:  If you wish to purchase badges, the cost of each badge is $10.00 for BTC members and $15.00 for non-members.)

       

    • Paid Outing  CANCELLED: Winter Coach Trip: Highlands Nordic (Duntroon)
      8:30 AM-6:30 PM
      01/07/2023

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      Hosting Club: Toronto
      Category: Cancelled
      Location (Google Maps): Highlands Nordic

      Hike Leader(s): Martina Furrer, Barbara Euler, Jen Zhang Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Description

      Due to the warm temperatures, abundance of rain, and lack of snow this trip has been cancelled. Please do the snow dance so we can start our season on Jan 14.

      Bus departs 10 York Mills Rd at 8:30 AM and Major Mackenzie Dr and HWY 400 Park and Ride at 8:50 AM. If you wish to be picked up at the Major Mackenzie Dr and HWY 400 Park and Ride, select that option when you register. Please arrive 15 minutes before departure. The bus waits for no one.

      Welcome winter and join us for our first cross-country ski and snowshoe trip of 2023! For trail conditions and information about the resort visit https://highlandsnordic.ca/.

      Snowshoers: Join Barbara and Jen for a guided snowshoe hike on the beautiful Bruce Trail. You must have your own snowshoes (or rent in the city) to participate in this hike. Pack lunch and water; you will be on the trail all day.

      Skiers: Spend your day gliding through forests and fields on trails expertly groomed for classic and skate skiing. Enjoy beautiful views of the countryside and Georgian Bay. All skiing is self-guided.

      Coach fares must be paid online when you register. Trail fees will be collected in cash on the bus. Masks are mandatory while on the bus.

    • 9:00 Niagara Glen Hike
      9:00 AM-12:30 PM
      01/07/2023

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

      Meet at the Niagara Glen Nature Centre parking lot, 3050 Niagara Parkway, Niagara Falls. Parking fees may apply.

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

      Pace: Medium
      Terrain: Strenuous
      Distance: 11km

      Description

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

    • Car Hike: Queen Elizabeth II WIldlands PP Exploration
      9:00 AM-4:30 PM
      01/07/2023

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

      Queen Elizabeth II Wildlands PP

      Hike Leader(s): Glynn Richardson Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Moderate
      Terrain: Challenging, Hilly, Rocky, Variable
      Distance: 10-14 km

      Description

      Join me on an exploraton hike in the Queen Elizaabeth II WIldlands Provincial Park

      This is an advanced hike!

      MANDATORY EQUIPMENT: Hiking boots, trail crampons, snowshoes and headlamps. DO NOT show up without these items, you will NOT BE ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE.

      At the trailhead we will evaluate conditions and determine whether we will wear, carry or leave our snowshoes.  Hiking poles and gaitors are highly recommended. They will come in handy when crossing over beaver dams.

      We’ll spend 6-8 hrs hiking 10-15 km, depending upon the conditions and the groups ability, mostly off the trail over rugged topography, We’ll explore forests, rock barrens and views. Our feet may get a little wet as we navigate our way around and over ponds (beaver dam), creeks (rocks, logs), lakes (We will NOT be travelling on ice) and beaver dams. There will be lots of elevation change and challenges.

      Bring snacks, lunch, water.

      Check the weather in advance and dress accordingly in layers.

      There will be no dropouts and no dogs.

      Registered participants are to arrive 15 minutes prior to the hike for briefing

      Space is limited.

      Toronto apprentice hike leaders, if this hike is of interest to you, please contact me.

    • Balsam Wetlands Area
      9:30 AM-2:00 PM
      01/07/2023

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      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): Bob Moenck 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: 6km

      Description

      This is a linear hike involving a car shuttle. Starting at the BTC parking lot off Cty. Rd. 91, we will head east along the blue blazed trail to join the former Duntroon View Side Trail (now a white blazed trail), passing deep crevices along the way. The trail follows along the locally dubbed “Walker Walkway” adjacent to the Duntroon Quarry where operations are clearly visible. We will then enter the newly acquired Balsam Wetlands Nature Reserve where we will meander our way through mixed forest until we reach the gently rolling hills of the cross-country ski network. We follow this trail to a dense pine forest and out to farmers fields. Bring a snack and water. Please be prepared with icers’s or snowshoes. Map 22 Ed. 30

    • Urban Walk: Waterfront Trail 1/8 - Rattray Marsh
      10:00 AM-1:30 PM
      01/07/2023

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

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

      Pace: Moderate
      Terrain: Flat
      Distance: 9.3 km

      Description

      Please join me at Union Station under the clock inside the Great Hall no later than 9:00 am.  We will take the 9:14 train to Clarkson, arriving 9 :49 am.  If you want to meet us in Clarkson be there at that time.  We start hiking at 10:00 am.  Consider purchasing the $10 day pass for the GO train for use with your smart phone.  Some of you may find the regular senior rate is cheaper.
      We will hike from Clarkson to Port Credit through Rattray Marsh and along the shoreline.  The estimated distance is 9.9 km.  Here is an online map of our route Rattray Marsh to Port Credit
      Bring a snack, at least 2 liters of water, and icers.  Dress for cold weather.

    • Urban Walk: Rouge Beach Waterfront Trail Moon Night Walk - 11km
      6:00 PM-8:30 PM
      01/07/2023

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      Hosting Club: Toronto
      Category: Urban Walk
      Location (Google Maps): 195 Rouge Hills Dr, Scarborough, ON. GPS (43.790119211075464, -79.12173358597454). Meet at the parking lot next to the T section of Rouge Hills Drive and Lawrence Ave E. TTC 54A can take you there if you don’t drive.

      Hike Leader(s): Alina Lin

      Pace: Moderate
      Terrain: Flat
      Distance: 11 km

      Description

      The first full Moon of 2023, the Wolf Moon rises this week and it would be nice to see and draw some energy from it. According to the weather forecast, we are very likely to have a clear night sky in Toronto on Saturday so let’s take a night walk along Rouge Beach Waterfront Trail to admire the moon.  Here is the map FYI: https://onthegomap.com/s/4dtaaj2f

      Dress properly for temperature. The trail is well paved and flat. Bring flash light just in case. Bring with you snack and hot drink.

      If you don’t drive, TTC 54A can take you to the meet up location.

    • Dufferin Hi-Land Winter Badge Hike #1 of 4 - Full Moon Hike
      6:30 PM-9:00 PM
      01/07/2023

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      Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land
      Category: General Hike
      Location (Google Maps): 30th Sideroad east of Hurontario St.

      Hike Leader(s): Bryan and Carol Foley Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Medium
      Terrain: Moderate
      Distance: 6.5 km

      Description

      Meet 6:15 pm SHARP !! Ready to leave at 6:30 pm No waiting ” IT’S COLD ! ”   Be  Careful of the ditches when parking.  We will hike down to Km 10.0 and return,  under the full moon and a starry sky. Bring water, snack, headlamp, dress for the weather, snowshoes essential, pack icers

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  • Burnt Point Loop Trail
    9:30 AM
    01/08/2023

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    Hosting Club: Peninsula

    Location (Google Maps): Bruce Trail Northern Terminus Cairn, Bay St, Tobermory, ON, Canada

    Hike Leader(s): Saabir Sohrab Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: ~10km

    Description

    Get ready for some breathtaking sights as we hike along the Saugeen (Bruce) Peninsula’s Georgian Bay side – The Burnt Point loop trail with a detour to the Mermaid’s Cove

    On this trail you can expect: repeated uphill and downhill sections, areas of uneven and exposed rock, and challenging footing particularly on the rocky beaches.

    Dress in layers according to weather and wear footwear for rugged terrain.

    Bring water, lunch and snacks.

    Park admission fee applies.

     

  • 10:00 Merritt Island
    10:00 AM-12:00 PM
    01/08/2023

    Click here for More Information or to Register

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

    Parking Lot on Merritt Island at the west end of cross street Welland

    Hike Leader(s): Sylvia Wheeler Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Easy
    Distance: 7k

    Description

    Flat hike along paved trail alongside the Welland Canal.

  • Caledon North
    10:00 AM-12:30 PM
    01/08/2023

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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at the Mono Community Centre parking lot in Mono Centre.

    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, Slippery Sections Likely
    Distance: 8 kms

    Description

    The Bruce Trail has recently moved the main trail (north end of the Caledon section) off the road and into the forest. We will hike from Mono Centre along the main trail and around the Turnbull Side Trail and back on the main trail to Third Line. We will hike back on the main trail to the new Springwater Side Trail and then the main trail back to the car. A few hilly bits and of course, rocks and roots. Bring water and a snack and icers.

  • Mimico Creek Trail, Part 2 – Wayne Crockett’s Frustrating Pre-hike from May 23, 2020
    10:30 AM-2:15 PM
    01/08/2023

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    Hosting Club: Toronto, Caledon Hills
    Category: Urban Walk
    Location (Google Maps): Bloor Islington Place, just inside the Islington Ave. exit in front of Urban Fresh. Take the tunnel from Islington Subway Stn and turn left into Bloor Islington Place. Washrooms beyond Urban Fresh.

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

    Pace: Moderate
    Terrain: Flat, Variable
    Distance: 12.5 km

    Description

    In November we lost one of the most dedicated and personable hike leaders our club has ever seen in Wayne Crockett. As well as his impeccable leadership skills and knowledge of Canadian history, Wayne was known for his dry-wit humor. Attempting the Mimico Creek Trail, south of Bloor Street, on an early morning in Spring, during another Covid lockdown, Wayne posted on his Facebook page, “…based on someone once telling me that with a little perseverance, you can find a path along the Mimico Creek from Bloor to the lake shore (about 4 km in a straight line). They lied or I misremembered. I did find some nice stretches of natural path running within a metre or two of the creek but they always dead ended and I had to retrace and do some road walking to find another point of access… Not going to be added to my repertoire, there would be a mutiny for sure.” And commenting on his own picture of some ducks lounging in the creek he wrote, “They were laughing. Ha, this Hooman just walked by here going the other way five minutes ago….” I plan to keep a few of Wayne’s frustrations as part of the hike, with the group not knowing if we are passing through or having to double back. Let the ducks laugh! Little did you know, Wayne, that we would follow you anywhere.

    Come join Tom Swales and I as we complete the Mimico Creek trail that we started on December 18th at Eglington Avenue hiking as far as Van Dusen Blvd. just south of Bloor St. In Part two we will pick up the trail from the Subway bridge at Tom Riley park retracing Wayne’s hike in its entirety to the mouth of Mimico Creek at Lake Ontario. From there we will do a circuit of both Humber Bay East* and West Parks and work our way west to Amos Waites Park at Lake Shore Blvd & Mimico Avenue finishing at Birds & Beans Cafe, an organic & eco-friendly coffee house.

    *Humber Bay Park East is in fact closed due to construction and not due to reopen until early 2024. In its place will do a section of Palace Pier Park going east and then loop back.

    From our end point you can catch either the #76 bus to Royal York Subway Stn or the #501 going west to Long Branch and Mississauga Transit or east into downtown.

    Please arrive 15 minutes early and remember to bring your icers.

    The up-to-date route : https://onthegomap.com/s/238dfts9

  • Snowshoe Sydenham Nature Reserve Side Trail loop
    1:30 PM-3:30 PM
    01/08/2023

    Click here for More Information or to Register

    Hosting Club: Sydenham
    Category: Snowshoe Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Roadside parking on the Derry Line / Grey Rd. 18 just east of Rockford where the CP rail trail crosses, east of km 94.5 (Map 32)

    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: 3.6 km

    Description

    Snowshoe a loop through a nice bush with rocky areas. Contact Bill Snel at w.snel2@gmail.com or landline (519) 470-0584.

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  • Iroquoia E2Ein10 – Hikes 2, 4, 6, 8 & 10 NEW YEAR led by Bryon Robertson | Weekdays, Brisk
    8:00 AM-4:00 AM
    01/09/2023

    Hike open to BTC Members only.

    This is a Multi-Day Hike

    You are signing up for the following dates:

    2023-01-09, 2023-01-11, 2023-01-13, 2023-01-16, 2023-01-17

    Click here for More Information or to Register

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia

    Location (Google Maps): Various locations throughout the Iroquoia section of the Bruce Trail

    Hike Leader(s): Bryon Robertson Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Brisk – 4 to 5 km/hr
    Terrain: Dependent on Conditions, Slippery and Steep Sections, Slippery Sections Likely, Strenuous – Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing
    Distance: Varies by hike, 10 – 16km

    Description

    This series of hikes is geared toward the experienced hiker capable of maintaining an average hourly pace of at least 3.5 km./ hr.

    Please first register for Bryon’s odd-numbered hikes here.

    And then join the waitlist on this hike listing.  Only those who have registered for Bryon’s odd-numbered E2E in 10 hikes will be moved off the waitlist and registered into an even-numbered series.

    If you prefer to do these hikes on the same day as the odd-numbered hikes, please register for Bryon’s “same day” even-numbered E2E in 10 hikes.

  • Dundas Rail Trail to DVCA – RESCHEDULED to MONDAY JAN 9
    10:30 AM-3:00 PM
    01/09/2023

    Click here for More Information or to Register

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): MEET at Hamilton Rail Trail -Binkley Road parking lot
    To find Binkley Road parking lot -Take Governor’s road heading west past the main entrance of DVCA to Binkley Road
    Turn left onto Binkley road and quick right turn onto Old Highway 99
    The parking lot is beside the rail trail entrance on the left

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

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

    Description

    Winter hike on trails leading into Dundas Valley Conservation area. We will start on the Hamilton Rail Trail from the Binkley Road parking lot and follow that to Gravel Pit Road and onto the Headwaters trail  We will hike to the Lookout trail, have a break/lunch and head back via the Reforestation Trail, Mineral Springs Road and back onto the rail trail to our parked cars. Suitable trail for dogs as long as leashed and friendly.  Please have water to hike and wear suitable clothing for the weather- Bring a snack/lunch, hiking boots, poles and ICERS -Dundas Valley trails can be quite icy depending on the weatherAny questions or concerns, please email me at cathiekygreen@gmail.com or text 416-931-2095

     

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  • 9:15 Short hike, Pelham Road, Short Hills
    9:15 AM-10:45 AM
    01/10/2023

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    Hosting Club: Niagara

    Location (Google Maps): Pelham Road entrance, Short Hills Provincial Park

    Hike Leader(s): janet davey Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 6 kilometres

    Description

    Hike the main and side trails in Short Hills.  Bring hiking boots, icers and water.

  • Humber Valley Heritage Trail
    9:30 AM-1:00 PM
    01/10/2023

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    Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land
    Category: Tuesday Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Dick’s Dam Park in Bolton. For car pooling, meet at parking on east side of Party City/Winners building, Hwy10 and 4th Ave. in Orangeville at 8:30 am. Or from King Street and Hwy 50 (Queen St.) in downtown Bolton, drive north on Queen St. (Hwy 50) and in 0.5 km cross the bridge over the Humber River. Turn left on Hickman St., then right on Glasgow Rd. Follow Glasgow Rd. around the bend to parking on your left at Dick’s Dam Park for a 9:30 am start.

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

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate, Slippery and Steep Sections
    Distance: Long Hike 9 km Short Hike 4.5km

    Description

    We will hike about 4.5 km along the Humber River to the parking lot at Duffy’s Lane and Emil Kolb Pkwy and then return by the same route for a total of 9 km. The short hike will end at the parking lot at Duffy’s Lane  and Emil Kolb Pkwy for a car shuttle back to Dick’s Dam.

    Icers are recommended. Bring lunch , water and snacks. If the snow is deep, snow shoes may be required.

  • City View Park, Burlington
    9:30 AM-2:00 PM
    01/10/2023

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    Hosting Club: Caledon Hills
    Category: Tuesday Hikers
    Location (Google Maps): City View Park parking, Burlington.
    From Highway 403 going west, turn right on Brant Street, left on Dundas Street, left on Kerns Rd., take second turn left into City View Park to the parking lot.

    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

    From City View Park will connect with main Bruce Trail and hike to Smokey Hollow waterfall, also hike Kings ST and Upper Grindstone ST on the way. After snack break will trace back our steps and return to parking.
    It’s an opportunity to start shedding some weight may have gained during holiday partying and get back to shape.
    Bring icers, gaiters, water and snack. Dress according to weather.

    Check your email at 7:30 am in case there is change due to weather conditions, a message will be sent.

    Hike leader phone No. 416-566-0503.

  • Fairmount and Siegerman loop
    9:30 AM
    01/10/2023

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    Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

    Location (Google Maps): Park @ km 98.3 of Beaver Valley section on Sideroad 22B (west of Fairmount Side Trail) Access from Grey Rd 7 only.
    Map 28 E 30

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

    Pace: Brisk
    Terrain: Moderate, Some steep sections, Strenuous
    Length of Hike: 12km

    Description

    This hike will take us in a clockwise loop beginning with the Fairmount Side Trail leading us to Beaver Valleys  hidden treasure, Webwood Falls. After we take in the beauty of the Falls there is some road hiking before we begin our decent. And with a decent you know what comes next. Yup…you guessed it, UP, UP, UP and maybe even more UP along the Siegerman Side Trail. We will then hit the main trail until we get back to our cars.

    Please be prepared with icers/snowshoes

    Bring plenty of water and snacks

    No dogs!

    Text or call Kristina @ 519-410-9077 for morning of cancelations

    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.

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  • 8:30 Niagara Winter End to End #2 Kinsman Park to Glen Road
    8:30 AM-1:00 PM
    01/11/2023

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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Car Pool
    Location (Google Maps): Meet Parking Area Glen Road Carpool to Kinsmen Park Frost Rd Beamsville.

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

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 13.2 kms

    Description

    We will be car pooling, Bring Icers and poles. No dogs. To earn your Niagara Winter End to End badge, it must be completed between December 21, 2022  to  March 21, 2023.
    Because of the potential for bad winter trail conditions we have broken this e2e into 6 hikes rather than 5

  • Mono Cliffs Provincial Park
    9:00 AM-3:00 PM
    01/11/2023

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    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): AnHong MacNeil Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Brisk – 4 to 5 km/hr, Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 9km

    Description

    Please be prepared with icers’s or snowshoes.We will drive to Mono Centre (about 45 minutes from Collingwood south on Airport Road) and park in the village parking lot. We will enter the park and pick up the white blazed trail at km 1.2 of the Dufferin Hi-Lands section. Climbing up the escarpment, we continue along the white blazed trail past McCarston’s Lake to km 5.1. From here, we proceed up the Lookout Side Trail where we will have our lunch while enjoying the amazing view. We then return down the Spillway Trail and along the valley bottom to exit the park, having completed our circuit. Bring beverages and lunch. Map 19 Ed. 30

  • To the Falls and Back
    10:00 AM-1:00 PM
    01/11/2023

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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Good Companions
    Location (Google Maps): Halton Agreement Forest. Intersection of 10th Sideroad East and Fourth Line Nassagaweya

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

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

    Description

    Today’s hike takes place in the Halton Agreement Forest which offers a myriad of trails, both hiking and biking. We will use a combination of both to hike to Hilton Falls and return. Hopefully we will have enough snow to make the trails easy to navigate. Meet at 9:45 am. for a 10:00 am. start at the intersection of 10th Sideroad (east of Guelph Line) and Fourth Line Nassagaweya. Bring water, a snack, icers and poles if using. If cancelling after 4:00 pm. on the day before the hike please text or email the leader.

    Leader: Anne Armstrong 905 617 3937 hikingrandma@gmail.com

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  • 9:00 Niagara-on-the-Lake Tour
    9:00 AM-10:30 AM
    01/13/2023

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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Urban
    Location (Google Maps): Park on King St near the entrance to Veteran’s Memorial Park, King & Centre St., Niagara-on-the-Lake

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

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Easy
    Distance: 6-8km

    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

  • Field Trip! Pretty River Workout Blue Mountains BTC
    10:00 AM
    01/13/2023

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    Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

    Location (Google Maps): Meet in the Snowdrifters parking lot northeast of km 46.8 on Pretty River Road. Map 23, Edition 30. 44.430927 -80.275390

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

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate, Strenuous, Some steep sections
    Length of Hike: Approx. 8.8 km with a short in and out to the highest point on the Bruce Trail

    Description

    We will be working on our cardio as we climb up and down some main and side trails in Pretty River Provincial Park.  We’ll be looping through the area then returning to our cars.  Please bring snowshoes and icers and we’ll decide what we need on the day.

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  • Car Hike: Happy Valley King City
    8:15 AM-1:30 PM
    01/14/2023

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    Hosting Club: Toronto
    Category: Car Hike
    Location (Google Maps): 14510 Weston Road, King City, King, Ontario, park along 16th side road

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

    Pace: Moderate
    Terrain: Variable
    Distance: 14-15KM

    Description

    It is winter time please bring your icers, hiking poles, proper closing and shoes and hot drinks,

    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 them.

  • 8:30 Iroquoia E2E #7
    8:30 AM-1:30 PM
    01/14/2023

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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Car Pool
    Location (Google Maps): 16.9 to 0.0 Grimsby Lions Community Pool, 3 Elm St Car Pool to 38 Millen Road. Roadside Parking N 43.210114 w79.727058

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

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 16.9

    Description

    This is the 7th of 7 hikes to complete the Iroquoia section of the Bruce Trail. Dress for the weather and bring icers, gators, snacks and water

    Bring $10 for the badge

  • Paid Outing  Cancelled -Winter Coach Trip: Wasaga Beach Provincial Park
    8:30 AM-6:30 PM
    01/14/2023

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    Hosting Club: Toronto
    Category: Cancelled
    Location (Google Maps): Wasaga Nordic

    Hike Leader(s): Martina Furrer, Duro Vukman Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Description

    Due to the contuing warm temperatures and lack of snow this trip has been cancelled.


    Bus departs 10 York Mills Rd at 8:30 AM and Major Mackenzie Dr and HWY 400 Park and Ride at 8:50 AM. If you wish to be picked up at the Major Mackenzie Dr and HWY 400 Park and Ride, select that option when you register. Please arrive 15 minutes before departure. The bus waits for no one.

    Join us for an awesome day of cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in the forests and dunes of Wasaga Beach Provincial Park. Enjoy self-guided tours on trails groomed for classic and skate skiing, or join Duro for a fun guided snowshoe hike.

    There are no food services in the park. Pack water/tea and lunch.

    Coach fares must be paid online when you register. Trail fees will be collected in cash on the bus. Masks are mandatory while on the bus.

  • 9:00 International Hike
    9:00 AM-12:30 PM
    01/14/2023

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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Urban
    Location (Google Maps): Park at the Floral Showhouse, Niagara Parkway, just south of the Falls. Paid parking. Niagara Parks Parking passes suggested.

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

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Easy
    Distance: 15km

    Description

    See the Falls from every angle except overhead!  Hike to the Rainbow bridge, tour the American side and return to the Canadian Side of the Falls.  Bring your passport/Nexus card to cross the bridge and $1 fee.  You may have to present your vaccination status.

    Allow extra time for going through customs.

  • ***CANCELLED** Walters Falls
    9:30 AM-2:30 PM
    01/14/2023

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

    Hike Leader(s): Michael Treuman Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Easy – Mostly flat and usually good footing, Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 5km

    Description

    Please be prepared with icers’s or snowshoes.The 5km snowshoe loop provides an interesting blend of the scenic and the historic along the river and surrounding woods. There are some steep, but short ascents. The second half of the 19th century saw the area develop into a thriving community, built around the water power of
    Walter Creek. At the start, take in the view of the falls and valley from the observation platform. Near the hike’s end, the steepness of the bank makes the strenuous climb up worthwhile especially if you plan to stay for lunch at the Inn. Bring water and a snack. Map 29 Ed. 30

  • Memorial Forest
    10:00 AM
    01/14/2023

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    Hosting Club: Sydenham
    Category: Snowshoe Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Parking area at the west end of Young’s Drive, off of Nichol’s Gully Road, Springmount, south of km 106.7 (Map 32)

    Hike Leader(s): Maureen McFarland 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 icy and slippery sections.
    Distance: 5 kms

    Description

    We will explore the Memorial Forest and Merle Gunby Side Trails, including a visit to Jones Falls and a climb up through a crevice.  Depending upon the conditions, snowshoes or icers may be needed.  Poles would be helpful.

  • 10:00 Winter Nature Hike
    10:00 AM-11:30 AM
    01/14/2023

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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Loop
    Location (Google Maps): Louth Conservation Area

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

    Pace: Leisurely
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: ~5km

    Description

    NBTC WINTER NATURE HIKE

    Join us for this first of four 2023 NBTC Nature Hikes 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, April, July & 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.

    Be sure to register in advance as space is limited & the hike will be rescheduled in the event of heavy rains or heavy snow.

    Contact Alicia Aitchison, aliciaaitchison1@gmail.com, with any questions.

  • Pine River Discovery Hike
    10:00 AM-1:00 PM
    01/14/2023

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

    Second Line and 15 Sideroad in Mulmur Ontario. From Orangeville, head north on hwy #10 to hwy #89. Turn left and head west to county road #124. Turn right and head north to 15 Sideroad. Turn right and follow to 2nd line. Parking is on the east side of 2nd Line, just north of 15 Sideroad

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

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Dependent on Conditions, Moderate, Strenuous
    Distance: 6 km

    Description

    We will be exploring the winter wonders that the Pine River Nature Reserve offers.

    This is a snowshoe hike so please be sure to bring your snowshoes.  Should the weather not behave and snow is not in abundance, we will still do the hike but icer’s would be recommended in this case as there is sure to still be icy patches within the reserve.

    Bring snowshoes, icers, mitts, hats, food, and dress according to the weather.  To see the current conditions on the day of the hike, click here to access a weather station that is 5 minutes from the reserve.

     

  • Urban Walk; Waterfront Trail 2/8 – Mississauga Waterfront
    10:00 AM-1:00 PM
    01/14/2023

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

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

    Pace: Moderate
    Terrain: Flat
    Distance: 8.9 km

    Description

    Please join me at Union Station under the clock inside the Great Hall no later than 9:00 am.  We will take the Lakeshore West train departing 9:14 am, arriving 9:42 am (subject to GO Transit schedule changes).  If you want to meet us in Port Credit, please be there by 9:42 am.  We start hiking no later than 10:00 am.  Consider purchasing the $10 day pass for the GO train for use with your smart phone.  Some of you may find the regular senior rate is cheaper.  Purchase your ticket / pass in advance.

    We will hike from Port Credit to Long Branch along the shoreline.  The estimated distance is 8.9 km.  Here is an online map of our route – Port Credit to Long Branch

    Bring a snack, at least 2 liters of water, and icers.  Dress for cold weather.

  • Car Hike: Forks of the Credit
    11:00 AM-3:00 PM
    01/14/2023

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    Hosting Club: Toronto
    Category: Car Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Elora-Cataract Trailway and Forks of the Credit Provincial Park, Map 15

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

    Pace: Moderate
    Terrain: Hilly
    Distance: 8 km

    Description

    We will start at the roadside parking where the Elora-Cataract Trailway crosses Mississauga Road, about 3 km north of Belfountain. From there we will hike along the Trailway to the PP and complete a loop around Kettle Lake. The route includes some of the smaller hills in the Park. We will get a view of the Cataract Falls from the Trailway.

    Based on current conditions the route will probably not have much snow cover (not much in the forecast). Icers may be needed so bring yours.

    To get to the meeting point take Mississauga Road north from Brampton, passing through Belfountain. Continue north about 3 km to where the Trailway crosses Mississauga Road. Parking is available at the side of the road on both sides.

    After the hike those interested may join me for light refreshments at a location TBA.

  • Urban Walk: Theatre Hike, High Park – Village Playhouse
    3:00 PM-6:00 PM
    01/14/2023

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    Hosting Club: Toronto
    Category: Urban Walk
    Location (Google Maps): High Park Subway Station, Quebec Avenue Exit

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

    Pace: Moderate
    Terrain: Variable
    Distance: 9 KM

    Description

    We will walk into and through High Park towards Grenadier Pond and around it towards Swansea and north to Bloor Street near the Runnymede Subway Station. One steep hill. Paid parking available behind theatre.
    Dinner at Ali Baba Middle Eastern Restaurant or one of the local pubs before the play.
    ** NOTE: The Village Playhouse has been forced to cancel the performance this evening. We will go ahead with the hike and refreshment stop where we may linger if you wish ***
    The play will be at the Village Playhouse (2190 Bloor Street West). We will see the play “The Fighting Days” by Wendy Lill.  Call the Village Playhouse directly at 416 767 7702 to reserve your ticket.
    Ticket price is $29.00 for Adults or Seniors. Mention that you are with the Toronto Bruce Trail Club. The theatre continues to require masks during performances. Refer to villageplayers.net for current Covid-19 policies and procedures.
    Anyone is welcome to join us for the hike, dinner, and play or just the hike along with an optional post-hike refreshment stop.

  • More events
    • Car Hike: Happy Valley King City
      8:15 AM-1:30 PM
      01/14/2023

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      Hosting Club: Toronto
      Category: Car Hike
      Location (Google Maps): 14510 Weston Road, King City, King, Ontario, park along 16th side road

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

      Pace: Moderate
      Terrain: Variable
      Distance: 14-15KM

      Description

      It is winter time please bring your icers, hiking poles, proper closing and shoes and hot drinks,

      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 them.

    • 8:30 Iroquoia E2E #7
      8:30 AM-1:30 PM
      01/14/2023

      Click here for More Information or to Register

      Hosting Club: Niagara
      Category: Car Pool
      Location (Google Maps): 16.9 to 0.0 Grimsby Lions Community Pool, 3 Elm St Car Pool to 38 Millen Road. Roadside Parking N 43.210114 w79.727058

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

      Pace: Medium
      Terrain: Moderate
      Distance: 16.9

      Description

      This is the 7th of 7 hikes to complete the Iroquoia section of the Bruce Trail. Dress for the weather and bring icers, gators, snacks and water

      Bring $10 for the badge

    • Paid Outing  Cancelled -Winter Coach Trip: Wasaga Beach Provincial Park
      8:30 AM-6:30 PM
      01/14/2023

      Click here for More Information or to Register

      Hosting Club: Toronto
      Category: Cancelled
      Location (Google Maps): Wasaga Nordic

      Hike Leader(s): Martina Furrer, Duro Vukman Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Description

      Due to the contuing warm temperatures and lack of snow this trip has been cancelled.


      Bus departs 10 York Mills Rd at 8:30 AM and Major Mackenzie Dr and HWY 400 Park and Ride at 8:50 AM. If you wish to be picked up at the Major Mackenzie Dr and HWY 400 Park and Ride, select that option when you register. Please arrive 15 minutes before departure. The bus waits for no one.

      Join us for an awesome day of cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in the forests and dunes of Wasaga Beach Provincial Park. Enjoy self-guided tours on trails groomed for classic and skate skiing, or join Duro for a fun guided snowshoe hike.

      There are no food services in the park. Pack water/tea and lunch.

      Coach fares must be paid online when you register. Trail fees will be collected in cash on the bus. Masks are mandatory while on the bus.

    • 9:00 International Hike
      9:00 AM-12:30 PM
      01/14/2023

      Click here for More Information or to Register

      Hosting Club: Niagara
      Category: Urban
      Location (Google Maps): Park at the Floral Showhouse, Niagara Parkway, just south of the Falls. Paid parking. Niagara Parks Parking passes suggested.

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

      Pace: Medium
      Terrain: Easy
      Distance: 15km

      Description

      See the Falls from every angle except overhead!  Hike to the Rainbow bridge, tour the American side and return to the Canadian Side of the Falls.  Bring your passport/Nexus card to cross the bridge and $1 fee.  You may have to present your vaccination status.

      Allow extra time for going through customs.

    • ***CANCELLED** Walters Falls
      9:30 AM-2:30 PM
      01/14/2023

      Click here for More Information or to Register

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

      Hike Leader(s): Michael Treuman Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
      Terrain: Easy – Mostly flat and usually good footing, Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
      Distance: 5km

      Description

      Please be prepared with icers’s or snowshoes.The 5km snowshoe loop provides an interesting blend of the scenic and the historic along the river and surrounding woods. There are some steep, but short ascents. The second half of the 19th century saw the area develop into a thriving community, built around the water power of
      Walter Creek. At the start, take in the view of the falls and valley from the observation platform. Near the hike’s end, the steepness of the bank makes the strenuous climb up worthwhile especially if you plan to stay for lunch at the Inn. Bring water and a snack. Map 29 Ed. 30

    • Memorial Forest
      10:00 AM
      01/14/2023

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      Hosting Club: Sydenham
      Category: Snowshoe Hike
      Location (Google Maps): Parking area at the west end of Young’s Drive, off of Nichol’s Gully Road, Springmount, south of km 106.7 (Map 32)

      Hike Leader(s): Maureen McFarland 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 icy and slippery sections.
      Distance: 5 kms

      Description

      We will explore the Memorial Forest and Merle Gunby Side Trails, including a visit to Jones Falls and a climb up through a crevice.  Depending upon the conditions, snowshoes or icers may be needed.  Poles would be helpful.

    • 10:00 Winter Nature Hike
      10:00 AM-11:30 AM
      01/14/2023

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      Hosting Club: Niagara
      Category: Loop
      Location (Google Maps): Louth Conservation Area

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

      Pace: Leisurely
      Terrain: Moderate
      Distance: ~5km

      Description

      NBTC WINTER NATURE HIKE

      Join us for this first of four 2023 NBTC Nature Hikes 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, April, July & 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.

      Be sure to register in advance as space is limited & the hike will be rescheduled in the event of heavy rains or heavy snow.

      Contact Alicia Aitchison, aliciaaitchison1@gmail.com, with any questions.

    • Pine River Discovery Hike
      10:00 AM-1:00 PM
      01/14/2023

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

      Second Line and 15 Sideroad in Mulmur Ontario. From Orangeville, head north on hwy #10 to hwy #89. Turn left and head west to county road #124. Turn right and head north to 15 Sideroad. Turn right and follow to 2nd line. Parking is on the east side of 2nd Line, just north of 15 Sideroad

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

      Pace: Medium
      Terrain: Dependent on Conditions, Moderate, Strenuous
      Distance: 6 km

      Description

      We will be exploring the winter wonders that the Pine River Nature Reserve offers.

      This is a snowshoe hike so please be sure to bring your snowshoes.  Should the weather not behave and snow is not in abundance, we will still do the hike but icer’s would be recommended in this case as there is sure to still be icy patches within the reserve.

      Bring snowshoes, icers, mitts, hats, food, and dress according to the weather.  To see the current conditions on the day of the hike, click here to access a weather station that is 5 minutes from the reserve.

       

    • Urban Walk; Waterfront Trail 2/8 - Mississauga Waterfront
      10:00 AM-1:00 PM
      01/14/2023

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

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

      Pace: Moderate
      Terrain: Flat
      Distance: 8.9 km

      Description

      Please join me at Union Station under the clock inside the Great Hall no later than 9:00 am.  We will take the Lakeshore West train departing 9:14 am, arriving 9:42 am (subject to GO Transit schedule changes).  If you want to meet us in Port Credit, please be there by 9:42 am.  We start hiking no later than 10:00 am.  Consider purchasing the $10 day pass for the GO train for use with your smart phone.  Some of you may find the regular senior rate is cheaper.  Purchase your ticket / pass in advance.

      We will hike from Port Credit to Long Branch along the shoreline.  The estimated distance is 8.9 km.  Here is an online map of our route – Port Credit to Long Branch

      Bring a snack, at least 2 liters of water, and icers.  Dress for cold weather.

    • Car Hike: Forks of the Credit
      11:00 AM-3:00 PM
      01/14/2023

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      Hosting Club: Toronto
      Category: Car Hike
      Location (Google Maps): Elora-Cataract Trailway and Forks of the Credit Provincial Park, Map 15

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

      Pace: Moderate
      Terrain: Hilly
      Distance: 8 km

      Description

      We will start at the roadside parking where the Elora-Cataract Trailway crosses Mississauga Road, about 3 km north of Belfountain. From there we will hike along the Trailway to the PP and complete a loop around Kettle Lake. The route includes some of the smaller hills in the Park. We will get a view of the Cataract Falls from the Trailway.

      Based on current conditions the route will probably not have much snow cover (not much in the forecast). Icers may be needed so bring yours.

      To get to the meeting point take Mississauga Road north from Brampton, passing through Belfountain. Continue north about 3 km to where the Trailway crosses Mississauga Road. Parking is available at the side of the road on both sides.

      After the hike those interested may join me for light refreshments at a location TBA.

    • Urban Walk: Theatre Hike, High Park - Village Playhouse
      3:00 PM-6:00 PM
      01/14/2023

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      Hosting Club: Toronto
      Category: Urban Walk
      Location (Google Maps): High Park Subway Station, Quebec Avenue Exit

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

      Pace: Moderate
      Terrain: Variable
      Distance: 9 KM

      Description

      We will walk into and through High Park towards Grenadier Pond and around it towards Swansea and north to Bloor Street near the Runnymede Subway Station. One steep hill. Paid parking available behind theatre.
      Dinner at Ali Baba Middle Eastern Restaurant or one of the local pubs before the play.
      ** NOTE: The Village Playhouse has been forced to cancel the performance this evening. We will go ahead with the hike and refreshment stop where we may linger if you wish ***
      The play will be at the Village Playhouse (2190 Bloor Street West). We will see the play “The Fighting Days” by Wendy Lill.  Call the Village Playhouse directly at 416 767 7702 to reserve your ticket.
      Ticket price is $29.00 for Adults or Seniors. Mention that you are with the Toronto Bruce Trail Club. The theatre continues to require masks during performances. Refer to villageplayers.net for current Covid-19 policies and procedures.
      Anyone is welcome to join us for the hike, dinner, and play or just the hike along with an optional post-hike refreshment stop.

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  • Canada Goose Side Trail
    9:30 AM-12:00 PM
    01/15/2023

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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Roadside parking at the end of 3rd Line

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

    Pace: Leisurely – 3km/hr or less
    Terrain: Dependent on Conditions, Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing, Slippery Sections Likely
    Distance: 8 kms

    Description

    In and back along the  Charles Hildebrandt and Canada Goose Side Trails and a bit of the main trail.  Although listed as moderate, this is a very challenging trail with lots of rocks and roots.  No hills, but still challenging.  It will not be a fast hike. Hoping for snow to cover most of the rocks. Will keep you posted.

  • Dundas Valley Conservation Area
    9:30 AM-12:30 PM
    01/15/2023

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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Dundas Valley Conservation Area

    Hike Leader(s): Pati Greenwood, Jeff Dowsett Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

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

    Description

    We will hike through the Dundas Valley Conservation Area on the main Bruce Trail, the Canterbury Side Trail and Artaban Road Side Trail.  Bring water and snacks.  Be sure to wear appropriate clothing and footwear, including icers, for the weather conditions.

    Park in the main Parking lot located at 650 Governor’s Road.  Parking fees will be required.  See the Hamilton Conservation Authority for more information: https://conservationhamilton.ca/admissions-fees/

    Please arrive at 9:15 am as we will leave promptly at 9:30 am.

    An optional pub stop will follow the hike – details will be provided prior to the day of the hike.

  • Urban Walk; Waterfront Trail 1/8 – Rattray Marsh
    10:00 AM-1:30 PM
    01/15/2023

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    Hosting Club: Toronto

    Location (Google Maps): Mississauga Waterfront Trail

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

    Pace: Moderate
    Terrain: Flat
    Distance: 9.3 km

    Description

    Please join me at Union Station under the clock inside the Great Hall no later than 9:00 am.  We will take the 9:14 train to Clarkson, arriving 9 :49 am.  If you want to meet us in Clarkson be there at that time.  We start hiking at 10:00 am.  Consider purchasing the $10 day pass for the GO train for use with your smart phone.  Some of you may find the regular senior rate is cheaper.
    We will hike from Clarkson to Port Credit through Rattray Marsh and along the shoreline.  Our pace will be a moderate 4km / hour.  The estimated distance is 9.9 km.  Here is an online map of our route Rattray Marsh to Port Credit
    Bring a snack, at least 2 liters of water, and icers.  Dress for cold weather.

  • Urban Walk: Downtown Toronto PATH Network
    10:30 AM-1:00 PM
    01/15/2023

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    Hosting Club: Toronto, Blue Mountains
    Category: Urban Walk
    Location (Google Maps): Union Station – Meet in the Great Hall off of Front Street by the information desk with the clock over it.

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

    Pace: Leisurely
    Terrain: Flat, Other (Refer to Description)
    Distance: 5 km

    Description

    Join us for an exploration of Toronto’s underground PATH Network that connects office buildings, subway stations, shops, and sports and entertainment venues across downtown Toronto. While mostly outdoors we’ll venture outside briefly to see the “Labyrinth” in Trinity Square and City Hall and Nathan Phillips Square. Inside we’ll see the vault of the Bank of Toronto, artwork, and even a waterfall. After the walk we will end with beverages and lunch at Corks Beer & Wine Bar in the Longo’s across from the Scotiabank Arena, a short walk back to Union Station. Note that some escalators are not powered on the weekend so expect some stair climbs.

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  • Niagara Benchlands Badge Hike
    9:00 AM-11:00 AM
    01/16/2023

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

    We will meet at Jordan Hollow Park, King St (Hwy 81) across from Boo’s Restaurant 3039 King St, Jordan Station
    After completing the Ball’s Falls hike, we will drive to Jordan Main Street Parking Lot beside RPM Bakehouse ( 43.1492718 -79.3696930) and complete the walking tour of the town.
    Hikers have the option to do the next hike from Mountainview Conservation (43.157888 -79.498415) independently or with the leader on the same day.

    Hike Leader(s): Lauren Doig Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 9-15 km dependent on doing 3rd hike from Mountainview Conservation Area the same day

    Description

    This series of 3 hikes is a joint effort of NBTC and the Lincoln Museum to introduce hikers to the Niagara Benchlands area.  We will complete the Ball’s Falls hike first, then move to the town of Jordan and explore the historical homes in town as well as the Museum if it is open.

    Please refer to the following site for badge requirements:  http://niagarabrucetrail.club/wp/wp-content/uploads/2022/12/Niagara-Benchlands-Badge.pdf

    It is also recommended to download the following pdf:  https://qrco.de/bch3Qi and print the map on page 10 of the PDF

    After these 2 sections are completed, hikers will have the option to 1) continue to Mountainview Conservation to complete the third hike with the hike leader or 2) complete this hike independently when convenient.  If #2 is the choice, then hikers will need to submit the required information independently to receive the badge.

    If completing all 3 hikes, then badges will be available after the third hike.  Members $10, Non members $15

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  • 9:00 Long Hike ROCKWAY
    9:00 AM-11:30 AM
    01/17/2023

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    Hosting Club: Niagara

    Location (Google Maps): Rockway Conservation area

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

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 10km

    Description

    Hike moved to Rockway until further notice

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

    Bring Poles water, snack and dress for the weather

  • 9:15 Rotary Park, St Catharines NOTE LOCATION CHANGE
    9:15 AM-10:45 AM
    01/17/2023

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    Hosting Club: Niagara

    Location (Google Maps): Rotary Park, St Catharines

    Hike Leader(s): janet davey Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 6 kilometres

    Description

    Hike the trails in Rotary Park.  Bring hiking boots, icers and water.

  • Caledon Trail, Coolihans Sideroad to Innis Lake Rd
    9:30 AM-12:00 PM
    01/17/2023

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    Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land
    Category: Tuesday Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Caledon Hills Section, Map 17, Km 35.2
    Roadside parking on Coolihans Rd, east of Airport Rd

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

    Pace: Leisurely
    Terrain: Dependent on Conditions, Moderate
    Distance: 6 km, Short hike 3km

    Description

    Beginning at Coolihans Sideroad we will hike south along the main trail, through The Dingle, to roadside parking on Innis Lake Rd. Short hike will return at the intersection of the Oak Ridges Moraine Trail. Vehicles will be shuttled to the end of the hike. Bring icers, snowshoes and /or poles, depending on conditions. Bring snack.

  • Exploring Lowville Park, Maple Cross Nature Reserve, and River and Ruin Side Trail and an option to explore Walt Rickli Interactive Sculpture Garden
    9:30 AM-1:30 PM
    01/17/2023

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    Hosting Club: Caledon Hills
    Category: Tuesday Hikers
    Location (Google Maps): Meet in Lowville Park – 6207 Lowville Park Rd. Burlington. Meet in the parking lot. NOTE: The parking lot is gated, but there is no charge to park here. Just drive up to the gate slowly and the arm will rise automatically.

    Hike Leader(s): Doris Harper 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

    We will hike the trails through Lowville Park then cross Guelph Line to access the River and Ruin Side Trail and Maple Cross Nature Reserve. The side trail connects to the main Bruce Trail; we will also hike the main trail there and back between Britannia Rd. and No. 8 Sideroad. At the end of the hike, those that want can take about 1/2 hour to wander through the sculpture garden, right across the road from Lowville park. Distance – approximately 12 km.

    Bring, water snacks, icers recommended in case of icy trails ; optional –  poles, gators.

    Please check e-mail the morning of the hike. Hike may be cancelled if unsettled weather conditions occur. Please contact hike leader if you are unable to join the hike that day. Thanks

    Doris Harper – harpt7c@gmail.com. 519-589-4114

  • On Top of Old Baldy (for those who are up for it we will do the hill climb again and maybe even again at the end, because… why not!)
    9:30 AM
    01/17/2023

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    Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

    Location (Google Maps): Park at Km 46.8 of the Beaver Valley section on the east side of County Rd 13. (blue gates)
    Map 26 E 30

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

    Pace: Brisk
    Terrain: Some steep sections, Strenuous
    Length of Hike: 3.6k or 6k or 8.4k or ?

    Description

    In this pick your own ending hike you have the choice of three different distances. This is your chance to show your power of perserverance.

    #1 up hill, Mac Kirk, down hill -3.6km

    #2 up hill, Mac Kirk, down hill, up hill, down hill – 6k

    #3 up hill, Mac Kirk, down hill, up hill, down hill, up hill, down hill – 8.4k

    do I hear a #4!!!

    Of coarse this will be depending on trail conditions (bring icers)

    Bring lots of water and snacks

    No dogs!

    Call or 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.

     

  • Frosty Five Winter Blues Badge Series 2/5 Weekday
    9:30 AM-2:00 PM
    01/17/2023

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    Hosting Club: Caledon Hills
    Category: Tuesday Hikers
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at the Hockley Road parking lot on the north side of Hockley Road at the Hockley Road Side Trail. 43.972857, -80.056330 (Map 18, Edition 30)

    Directions: From ON-10 turn east onto Hockley Rd/Dufferin County Rd 7. Drive for 5.1 kilometres.

    Hike Leader(s): Sandy Green 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: 11.5 kilometres

    Description

    Beat the winter blues! Register individually for one, a few, or all of our Frosty Five Winter Blues Weekday Badge hikes. Participants who complete all five hikes will be eligible to receive a CHBTC Winter badge and a Sideways badge on the final hike. Hike two explores parts of the main Trail and Glen Cross, Isabel East, and Tom East Side Trails in the Hockley Valley Provincial Nature Reserve. Bring your choice of hydration and snacks. Hiking boots and icers/crampons are required. See January 3, January 31, February 14, and February 28  for details pertaining to the other hikes in the series. (Note:  If you wish to purchase badges, the cost of each badge is $10.00 for BTC members and $15.00 for non-members.)

     

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  • Niagara Winter End to End #3 Glen Road to Roland Road
    8:30 AM-1:00 PM
    01/18/2023

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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Car Pool
    Location (Google Maps): Short Hills Parking Lot at Roland Road. Car Pool to Glen Road

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

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 13 kms

    Description

    We will be car pooling, Bring Icers and poles. No dogs. To earn your Niagara Winter End to End badge, it must be completed between December 21, 2022  to  March 21, 2023.
    Because of the potential for bad winter trail conditions we have broken this e2e into 6 hikes rather than 5

  • Fairmont Side Trail Loop
    9:00 AM-1:00 PM
    01/18/2023

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    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): David Little 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: 10km

    Description

    Please be prepared with icers’s or snowshoes.We will park on Sideroad 22B east of Cty Rd 7. The hike will begin at the Fairmount Side Trail and form a loop taking in both the Siegerman Side Trail and the Allan Side Trail. This 3.5 hour hike has a relaxing start past magnificent Webwood Falls. Some road hiking turns into a steep descent to Joe Pye Weed stream. A couple of very long strenuous uphill climbs makes this a challenging hike. Bring lunch and water. Map 27 Ed. 30

  • Good Companions Cootes Paradies South Shore
    9:30 AM-12:00 PM
    01/18/2023

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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Good Companions
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at the Princess Point parking lot at the end of Macklin Street North in Hamilton. Macklin Street North is accessed either from Main Street West or King Street West, depending on which way you enter Hamilton. Please note that this is Royal Botanical Gardens property so you must use either an RBG parking pass or pay at the parking machines. Parking can be paid for by the hour.

    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: 9 km

    Description

    Meeting at 9:15 am for a 9:30 am start, this hike will take us through woodland and park trails along the south shore of Cootes Paradise.  The walk will include the Sassafras Point Trail and Caleb’s Walk, and possibly the Chegwin Trail.  While essentially a “there and back” walk there will be some variation in trails going and returning.

    Note 9:30 am start time!!

  • Limehouse Loop
    9:30 AM-12:30 PM
    01/18/2023

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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Limehouse Conservation Area, main 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, Slippery Sections Likely
    Distance: 8-9 kms

    Description

    We will hike around Limehouse and continue on the main trail to the Todd Bardes Meadowland Side Trail. Back on the main trail and around the loop on the Ridge Side Trail and back to Limehouse.  Please bring icers.

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  • 9:00 am Long Hike Jordan to Moyer / Louth
    9:00 AM-11:30 AM
    01/19/2023

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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. Dress for the weatherBring Poles, snack a drink and icers

  • 9:15 Short hike, Jordan Hollow
    9:15 AM-10:45 AM
    01/19/2023

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    Hosting Club: Niagara

    Location (Google Maps): Jordan Hollow Park Jordan

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

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 6 kilometres

    Description

    Hike the main trail and side trails around Jordan and Balls Falls.  Bring hiking boots, icers and water.

  • Down to the Hollow CANCELLED
    10:00 AM-1:00 PM
    01/19/2023

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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Thursday Group
    Location (Google Maps): City View Park, 2500 Kerns Rd.

    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

    Today’s hike will take us from City View Park to Smokey Hollow and back. Depending on conditions we may include the McNally and Norman Pearson Side Trails which will include a long climb up Grindstone Creek to Smokey Hollow. Meet at 9:45 am. for a 10:00 am. start in the first parking lot on your right in the most southerly parking lot of City View Park (not the one with the soccer fields and baseball diamonds on Kerns Rd). Bring water, a snack, icers and poles if using. If cancelling after 4:00 pm. on the day before please email leader or text.
    Hike Leaders: Anne and Phill Armstrong 905 617 3937 hikingrandma@gmail.com

  • Car Hike: Winter Walk and Wonder – CANCELLED
    10:30 AM-2:00 PM
    01/19/2023

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    Hosting Club: Toronto
    Category: Cancelled
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at the (roadside) parking area at the end of 17 Sideroad, 730 m northeast of Halton Rd 25. Map 12.

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

    Pace: Leisurely
    Terrain: Variable
    Distance: approximately 2 km

    Description

    Join us for a slow walk in the woods to observe and identify the impressive variety of trees in this area, without the benefit of examining their leaves! The distinctions found in twigs, buds and bark are just some of the clues we will be seeking, with the assistance of our guide, Adam Brylowski, an ecologist on staff at the BTC.

    Please dress for the weather, and along with your curiosity, I suggest a hot drink, water and lunch or snack. End time and distance we’ll travel are estimates, depending on weather snd trail conditions.

    This hike is brought to you by the TBTC’s Biodiversity Team. We endeavour to promote the critical role we can all play in protecting and conserving the Niagara Escarpment.

    Limit of 10

  • Inglis Falls and Smith Bush
    1:30 PM-3:30 PM
    01/19/2023

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    Hosting Club: Sydenham
    Category: Snowshoe Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Meet in the parking lot behind the Grey-Sauble Conservation Authority head office.
    237897 Inglis Falls Road, Owen Sound

    Hike Leader(s): Franziska Edney Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium: 3 to 4 km/h
    Terrain: Strenuous: Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing., There might be icy and slippery sections.
    Distance: 5 kms

    Description

    We will do a loop hike, starting with the blue trail from the parking lot, crossing the river to the white trail, which takes us up to the Waterfall. We then cross the road and follow the trail through Smith Bush to the snowmobile trail, which takes us back to the parking lot. Hike approximately 2 hrs, poles advised. Map 32

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  • 10:30 am Niagara-on-the-Lake Tour – FOLLOWED BY OUTDOOR SKATING
    10:30 AM-12:00 PM
    01/20/2023

    Click here for More Information or to Register

    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Urban
    Location (Google Maps): Park on King St near Centre St at the entrance to Veteran’s Memorial Park

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

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Easy
    Distance: 6-8km

    Description

    Note: Optional – We will go to the skating rink at Pillar & Post after the hike. Bring skates. Skate rentals available for $5.

    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

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  • Paid Outing  Winter Coach Trip: Arrowhead Provincial Park
    8:00 AM-6:30 PM
    01/21/2023

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

    Click here for More Information or to Register

    Trip Activities
    I would like to be picked-up at 10 York Mills Rd ($0.01)
    I would like to be picked-up at the Major Mackenzie Dr and HWY 400 Park and Ride ($0.01)

    Optional Items

    Hosting Club: Toronto
    Category: Coach Trips
    Location (Google Maps): Arrowhead Provincial Park

    Hike Leader(s): Martina Furrer, David Royle, Brenda Menezes Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Description

    Due to lack of snow at Scenic Caves, we will be going to Arrowhead Provincial Park. No trail fees at Arrowhead! Bus cost includes park admission. No après ski and shoe party.

    Bus departs 10 York Mills Rd at 8 AM and Major Mackenzie Dr and HWY 400 Park and Ride at 8:20 AM. If you wish to be picked up at the Major Mackenzie Dr and HWY 400 Park and Ride, select that option when you register. Please arrive 15 minutes before departure. The bus waits for no one.

    Join us for an awesome day of skiing and snowshoeing at Arrowhead Provincial Park. For information about trail conditions visit: https://www.ontarioparks.com/skireport. For information about the park visit: https://www.ontarioparks.com/park/arrowheadSnowshoers: Join David and Brenda for a guided snowshoe hike. The group will maintain a comfortable level II pace, through forest and moderate hills and cover about 10 KM. Prepare to be outside for four hours. If you prefer, you can explore the parks trails with a friend at your own pace.  Skiers: Enjoy forests, fields, rolling hills, and Arrowhead Lake on trails groomed for classic and skate skiing. After skiing or snowshoeing spend some time snow tubing (if open) or ice skating in the forest (if open).

    Ski and snowshoe rentals available.

    There are no food services in the park. Pack water/tea and lunch.

    Coach fares and park admission must be paid online when you register. Masks are mandatory on the bus.

     

     

  • Winter Rim2Rim #1 in a series of 3 hikes
    8:00 AM-3:00 PM
    01/21/2023

    Click here for More Information or to Register

    Hosting Club: Blue Mountains
    Category: Experienced hikers ONLY/STRENUOUS
    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, 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: 19km

    Description

    Log all three hikes to earn your Winter Rim badge!
    After leaving the cars at the Gibraltar Sideroad 6 parking lot, we will follow the John Haigh Side Trail past the highest point on the Bruce Trail until it joins the white blazed trail. We will continue to follow the white blazed trail south across the Pretty River Road, across 30/31 Sideroad Nottawasaga and then up the hill to the Standing Rock and Caves Side Trail leading to the Singhampton Caves in the Nottawasaga Lookout Nature Reserve. After a scramble through the caves and a climb back up to the white blazed trail, we will loop back around and down on the white blazed trail. Bring lots of snacks, lunch and water. Please be prepared with icers’s or snowshoes.(Distance may vary for the winter.) FOR EXPERIENCED HIKERS ONLY! Map 23 Ed. 30. NO Sign-in morning of hike. Contact leader directly if on-line registration is closed.

  • Car Hike: Rouge National Park Toronto
    8:15 AM-1:30 PM
    01/21/2023

    Click here for More Information or to Register

    Hosting Club: Toronto
    Category: Car Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Glen Rouge Campground, Kingston Road, Scarborough, ON

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

    Pace: Moderate
    Terrain: Hilly, Variable
    Distance: 14-15KM

    Description

    It is winter time please bring your icers, hiking poles, proper closing and shoes and hot drinks,

    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 them.

  • 8:30 Niagara Winter End to End #1 Grimsby to Kinsman Park
    8:30 AM-1:00 PM
    01/21/2023

    Click here for More Information or to Register

    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Car Pool
    Location (Google Maps): Meet Kinsmen Park Frost Rd Beamsville. Carpool to Lions Pool Grimsby 43.193201 79.565301

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

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 13.5

    Description

    We will be car pooling, Bring Icers and poles. No dogs. To earn your Niagara Winter End to End badge, it must be completed between December 21, 2022  to  March 21, 2023.
    Because of the potential for bad winter trail conditions we have broken this e2e into 6 hikes rather than 5

  • Car Hike: Queen Elizabeth II WIldlands PP Exploration Hike
    8:30 AM-4:30 PM
    01/21/2023

    Click here for More Information or to Register

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

    Queen Elizabeth II Wildlands PP

    Hike Leader(s): Glynn Richardson Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Moderate
    Terrain: Challenging, Rocky, Variable
    Distance: 14-18 km

    Description

    Join me and the Toronto Bruce Trail Club for a hike on Sat, Jan 21, 2023, 8:30am!

    Looking for adventure and exploration? Let’s get off the trail and explore the area. Join me on this Queen Elizabeth II Wildlands PP exploratory hike.

    This is an advanced hike!

    MANDATORY EQUIPMENT: Hiking boots, trail crampons, snowshoes and headlamps. DO NOT show up without these items, you will NOT BE ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE.

    At the trailhead we will evaluate conditions and determine whether we will wear, carry or leave our snowshoes.  Hiking poles and gaiters are highly recommended. They will come in handy when crossing over beaver dams.

    Expect to spend 6-8 hrs hiking 14-18 km, depending upon the conditions and the groups ability, mostly off the trail over rugged topography, We’ll explore forests, rock barrens and views. Our feet may get a little wet as we navigate our way around and over ponds (beaver dam), creeks (rocks, logs), lakes (We will NOT be travelling on ice) and beaver dams. There will be lots of elevation change and challenges.

    Bring snacks, lunch, water.

    Check the weather in advance and dress accordingly in layers.

    There will be no dropouts and no dogs.

    Participants are to register with Glynn Richardson: g.rich2010@outlook.com.

    Registered participants are to arrive 15 minutes prior to the hike for briefing

    Space is limited. Maximum of 6.

  • Frosty Five Winter Blues Badge Series 2/5 Weekend
    8:30 AM-1:00 PM
    01/21/2023

    Click here for More Information or to Register

    Hosting Club: Caledon Hills
    Category: General
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at the Hockley Road parking lot on the north side of Hockley Road at the Hockley Road Side Trail. 43.972857, -80.056330 (Map 18, Edition 30)

    Directions: From ON-10 turn east onto Hockley Rd/Dufferin County Rd 7. Drive for 5.1 kilometres.

    Hike Leader(s): Sandy Green 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: 11.5 kilometres

    Description

    Beat the winter blues! Register individually for one, a few, or all of our Frosty Five Winter Blues Weekend Badge hikes. Participants who complete all five hikes will be eligible to receive a CHBTC Winter badge and a Sideways badge on the final hike. Hike two explores parts of the main Trail and Glen Cross, Isabel East, and Tom East Side Trails in the Hockley Valley Provincial Nature Reserve. Bring your choice of hydration and snacks. Hiking boots and icers/crampons are required. See January 7, February 4, February 18, and March 4 for details pertaining to the other hikes in the series. (Note:  If you wish to purchase badges, the cost of each badge is $10.00 for BTC members and $15.00 for non-members.)

     

  • Hilton Falls Side Trail
    9:15 AM-4:15 PM
    01/21/2023

    Click here for More Information or to Register

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Hilton Falls Conservation Area main entrance, 4985 Campbellville Road, Milton, L7P 0G3.

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

    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 14.5 km

    Description

    Join us on a lovely walk in the Halton woods along a good portion of the Vanderleck Side Trail and all of the Hilton Falls Side Trail.  The Falls themselves are in fantastic condition and will be a treat to see.  Please meet at the Hilton Falls Conservation Area (reservations required) at 9:15 am and we will shuttle to the start point and hike back.  Icers mandatory.  Please bring a warm drink, water, a snack and a lunch along with an appreciation of nature and the people around you.  Possible optional pub stop after.

  • Dufferin Hi-Land Winter Badge Hike #2 of 4
    9:30 AM-1:00 PM
    01/21/2023

    Click here for More Information or to Register

    Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Dufferin Hi-Land, Map 20. Meet at BTC Rock Hill parking lot on 1st Line EHS, Mulmur, 300 metres south of 10 Sideroad/County Rd 17.

    Hike Leader(s): Les Babbage; Helen Bailey Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Slippery and Steep Sections, Strenuous
    Distance: 8 or 9.5 km

    Description

    We will hike the Main Trail to the Oliver Creek Loop, returning by way of Moss Haven Side Trail and Main Trail. Option to continue across 1st Line to Rock Hill loop. Lots of hills, streams and crevices. Dress for winter conditions. Snowshoes and/or icers required. Hike leaders will contact registered hikers a day or two before the hike to advise on trail conditions and any weather alerts. Bring water, snacks and lunch.

  • 10:00am Decew House
    10:00 AM-11:30 AM
    01/21/2023

    Hike open to BTC Members only.

    Click here for More Information or to Register

    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: In and Out
    Location (Google Maps): Decew House. Decew Road West of Merritville Highway.

    Hike Leader(s): Sylvia Wheeler Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Leisurely, Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 5 km

    Description

    Hike from Decew House on the main trail along Lake Moodie and visit Decew Falls at the Morningstar Mill

    Dress for the weather and bring ices, poles and a drink

  • Urban Walk: Waterfront Trail 3/8 – Long Branch
    10:00 AM-1:00 PM
    01/21/2023

    Click here for More Information or to Register

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

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

    Pace: Moderate
    Terrain: Flat
    Distance: 9 km

    Description

    Please join me at Kipling Station by 9:15 am.  We will take the 123 bus departing 9:30 am, arriving 9:53 am. If you want to meet us at the Long Branch loop, be there by 9:53 am.  We start hiking at 10:00 am.

    We will hike to the lake and then east to Parklawn.  There we can catch a bus to Old Mill Station or take the Lakeshore bus / streetcar.  The estimated distance is 9 km.  Here is an online map of our route – Long Branch to Parklawn

    Bring a snack, at least 2 liters of water, and icers.  Dress for cold weather.

  • Urban Walk: Scarborough History Hike, Birkdale Ravine/Thomson Memorial Park
    10:15 AM-2:30 PM
    01/21/2023

    Click here for More Information or to Register

    Hosting Club: Toronto
    Category: Urban Walk
    Location (Google Maps): Scarborough Centre RT Station – Meet in the TTC Bus area downstairs by the platform #21 Brimley Southbound to take the bus scheduled to depart at 10:26 AM.
    If driving, you may park at the Birkdale Community Centre 1299 Ellesmere Road (south side of Ellesmere west of Brimley) and we will meet you at the doors at about 10:35 AM.

    Hike Leader(s): Tom Swales, George Lennon Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Moderate
    Terrain: Flat
    Distance: 12 km

    Description

    Join us for a hike through serene Birkdale Ravine after which we will walk on St. Andrews Road, a street that time left behind, with historical buildings including an 1849 church, the sexton’s house, and Scarborough’s first public library. We’ll hike some more, distance depending on the conditions of the day, and return by way of the Scarborough Museum comprised of four heritage buildings moved to Thomson Memorial Park. The fire in the old hearth and hot drinks are welcoming at the end of a Winter’s Day hike on the park trails and adjacent heritage neighborhood. Admission to the museum is free

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    • Paid Outing  Winter Coach Trip: Arrowhead Provincial Park
      8:00 AM-6:30 PM
      01/21/2023

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

      Click here for More Information or to Register

      Trip Activities
      I would like to be picked-up at 10 York Mills Rd ($0.01)
      I would like to be picked-up at the Major Mackenzie Dr and HWY 400 Park and Ride ($0.01)

      Optional Items

      Hosting Club: Toronto
      Category: Coach Trips
      Location (Google Maps): Arrowhead Provincial Park

      Hike Leader(s): Martina Furrer, David Royle, Brenda Menezes Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Description

      Due to lack of snow at Scenic Caves, we will be going to Arrowhead Provincial Park. No trail fees at Arrowhead! Bus cost includes park admission. No après ski and shoe party.

      Bus departs 10 York Mills Rd at 8 AM and Major Mackenzie Dr and HWY 400 Park and Ride at 8:20 AM. If you wish to be picked up at the Major Mackenzie Dr and HWY 400 Park and Ride, select that option when you register. Please arrive 15 minutes before departure. The bus waits for no one.

      Join us for an awesome day of skiing and snowshoeing at Arrowhead Provincial Park. For information about trail conditions visit: https://www.ontarioparks.com/skireport. For information about the park visit: https://www.ontarioparks.com/park/arrowheadSnowshoers: Join David and Brenda for a guided snowshoe hike. The group will maintain a comfortable level II pace, through forest and moderate hills and cover about 10 KM. Prepare to be outside for four hours. If you prefer, you can explore the parks trails with a friend at your own pace.  Skiers: Enjoy forests, fields, rolling hills, and Arrowhead Lake on trails groomed for classic and skate skiing. After skiing or snowshoeing spend some time snow tubing (if open) or ice skating in the forest (if open).

      Ski and snowshoe rentals available.

      There are no food services in the park. Pack water/tea and lunch.

      Coach fares and park admission must be paid online when you register. Masks are mandatory on the bus.

       

       

    • Winter Rim2Rim #1 in a series of 3 hikes
      8:00 AM-3:00 PM
      01/21/2023

      Click here for More Information or to Register

      Hosting Club: Blue Mountains
      Category: Experienced hikers ONLY/STRENUOUS
      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, 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: 19km

      Description

      Log all three hikes to earn your Winter Rim badge!
      After leaving the cars at the Gibraltar Sideroad 6 parking lot, we will follow the John Haigh Side Trail past the highest point on the Bruce Trail until it joins the white blazed trail. We will continue to follow the white blazed trail south across the Pretty River Road, across 30/31 Sideroad Nottawasaga and then up the hill to the Standing Rock and Caves Side Trail leading to the Singhampton Caves in the Nottawasaga Lookout Nature Reserve. After a scramble through the caves and a climb back up to the white blazed trail, we will loop back around and down on the white blazed trail. Bring lots of snacks, lunch and water. Please be prepared with icers’s or snowshoes.(Distance may vary for the winter.) FOR EXPERIENCED HIKERS ONLY! Map 23 Ed. 30. NO Sign-in morning of hike. Contact leader directly if on-line registration is closed.

    • Car Hike: Rouge National Park Toronto
      8:15 AM-1:30 PM
      01/21/2023

      Click here for More Information or to Register

      Hosting Club: Toronto
      Category: Car Hike
      Location (Google Maps): Glen Rouge Campground, Kingston Road, Scarborough, ON

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

      Pace: Moderate
      Terrain: Hilly, Variable
      Distance: 14-15KM

      Description

      It is winter time please bring your icers, hiking poles, proper closing and shoes and hot drinks,

      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 them.

    • 8:30 Niagara Winter End to End #1 Grimsby to Kinsman Park
      8:30 AM-1:00 PM
      01/21/2023

      Click here for More Information or to Register

      Hosting Club: Niagara
      Category: Car Pool
      Location (Google Maps): Meet Kinsmen Park Frost Rd Beamsville. Carpool to Lions Pool Grimsby 43.193201 79.565301

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

      Pace: Medium
      Terrain: Moderate
      Distance: 13.5

      Description

      We will be car pooling, Bring Icers and poles. No dogs. To earn your Niagara Winter End to End badge, it must be completed between December 21, 2022  to  March 21, 2023.
      Because of the potential for bad winter trail conditions we have broken this e2e into 6 hikes rather than 5

    • Car Hike: Queen Elizabeth II WIldlands PP Exploration Hike
      8:30 AM-4:30 PM
      01/21/2023

      Click here for More Information or to Register

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

      Queen Elizabeth II Wildlands PP

      Hike Leader(s): Glynn Richardson Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Moderate
      Terrain: Challenging, Rocky, Variable
      Distance: 14-18 km

      Description

      Join me and the Toronto Bruce Trail Club for a hike on Sat, Jan 21, 2023, 8:30am!

      Looking for adventure and exploration? Let’s get off the trail and explore the area. Join me on this Queen Elizabeth II Wildlands PP exploratory hike.

      This is an advanced hike!

      MANDATORY EQUIPMENT: Hiking boots, trail crampons, snowshoes and headlamps. DO NOT show up without these items, you will NOT BE ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE.

      At the trailhead we will evaluate conditions and determine whether we will wear, carry or leave our snowshoes.  Hiking poles and gaiters are highly recommended. They will come in handy when crossing over beaver dams.

      Expect to spend 6-8 hrs hiking 14-18 km, depending upon the conditions and the groups ability, mostly off the trail over rugged topography, We’ll explore forests, rock barrens and views. Our feet may get a little wet as we navigate our way around and over ponds (beaver dam), creeks (rocks, logs), lakes (We will NOT be travelling on ice) and beaver dams. There will be lots of elevation change and challenges.

      Bring snacks, lunch, water.

      Check the weather in advance and dress accordingly in layers.

      There will be no dropouts and no dogs.

      Participants are to register with Glynn Richardson: g.rich2010@outlook.com.

      Registered participants are to arrive 15 minutes prior to the hike for briefing

      Space is limited. Maximum of 6.

    • Frosty Five Winter Blues Badge Series 2/5 Weekend
      8:30 AM-1:00 PM
      01/21/2023

      Click here for More Information or to Register

      Hosting Club: Caledon Hills
      Category: General
      Location (Google Maps): Meet at the Hockley Road parking lot on the north side of Hockley Road at the Hockley Road Side Trail. 43.972857, -80.056330 (Map 18, Edition 30)

      Directions: From ON-10 turn east onto Hockley Rd/Dufferin County Rd 7. Drive for 5.1 kilometres.

      Hike Leader(s): Sandy Green 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: 11.5 kilometres

      Description

      Beat the winter blues! Register individually for one, a few, or all of our Frosty Five Winter Blues Weekend Badge hikes. Participants who complete all five hikes will be eligible to receive a CHBTC Winter badge and a Sideways badge on the final hike. Hike two explores parts of the main Trail and Glen Cross, Isabel East, and Tom East Side Trails in the Hockley Valley Provincial Nature Reserve. Bring your choice of hydration and snacks. Hiking boots and icers/crampons are required. See January 7, February 4, February 18, and March 4 for details pertaining to the other hikes in the series. (Note:  If you wish to purchase badges, the cost of each badge is $10.00 for BTC members and $15.00 for non-members.)

       

    • Hilton Falls Side Trail
      9:15 AM-4:15 PM
      01/21/2023

      Click here for More Information or to Register

      Hosting Club: Iroquoia
      Category: General Hike
      Location (Google Maps): Hilton Falls Conservation Area main entrance, 4985 Campbellville Road, Milton, L7P 0G3.

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

      Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
      Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
      Distance: 14.5 km

      Description

      Join us on a lovely walk in the Halton woods along a good portion of the Vanderleck Side Trail and all of the Hilton Falls Side Trail.  The Falls themselves are in fantastic condition and will be a treat to see.  Please meet at the Hilton Falls Conservation Area (reservations required) at 9:15 am and we will shuttle to the start point and hike back.  Icers mandatory.  Please bring a warm drink, water, a snack and a lunch along with an appreciation of nature and the people around you.  Possible optional pub stop after.

    • Dufferin Hi-Land Winter Badge Hike #2 of 4
      9:30 AM-1:00 PM
      01/21/2023

      Click here for More Information or to Register

      Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land
      Category: General Hike
      Location (Google Maps): Dufferin Hi-Land, Map 20. Meet at BTC Rock Hill parking lot on 1st Line EHS, Mulmur, 300 metres south of 10 Sideroad/County Rd 17.

      Hike Leader(s): Les Babbage; Helen Bailey Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Medium
      Terrain: Slippery and Steep Sections, Strenuous
      Distance: 8 or 9.5 km

      Description

      We will hike the Main Trail to the Oliver Creek Loop, returning by way of Moss Haven Side Trail and Main Trail. Option to continue across 1st Line to Rock Hill loop. Lots of hills, streams and crevices. Dress for winter conditions. Snowshoes and/or icers required. Hike leaders will contact registered hikers a day or two before the hike to advise on trail conditions and any weather alerts. Bring water, snacks and lunch.

    • 10:00am Decew House
      10:00 AM-11:30 AM
      01/21/2023

      Hike open to BTC Members only.

      Click here for More Information or to Register

      Hosting Club: Niagara
      Category: In and Out
      Location (Google Maps): Decew House. Decew Road West of Merritville Highway.

      Hike Leader(s): Sylvia Wheeler Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Leisurely, Medium
      Terrain: Moderate
      Distance: 5 km

      Description

      Hike from Decew House on the main trail along Lake Moodie and visit Decew Falls at the Morningstar Mill

      Dress for the weather and bring ices, poles and a drink

    • Urban Walk: Waterfront Trail 3/8 - Long Branch
      10:00 AM-1:00 PM
      01/21/2023

      Click here for More Information or to Register

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

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

      Pace: Moderate
      Terrain: Flat
      Distance: 9 km

      Description

      Please join me at Kipling Station by 9:15 am.  We will take the 123 bus departing 9:30 am, arriving 9:53 am. If you want to meet us at the Long Branch loop, be there by 9:53 am.  We start hiking at 10:00 am.

      We will hike to the lake and then east to Parklawn.  There we can catch a bus to Old Mill Station or take the Lakeshore bus / streetcar.  The estimated distance is 9 km.  Here is an online map of our route – Long Branch to Parklawn

      Bring a snack, at least 2 liters of water, and icers.  Dress for cold weather.

    • Urban Walk: Scarborough History Hike, Birkdale Ravine/Thomson Memorial Park
      10:15 AM-2:30 PM
      01/21/2023

      Click here for More Information or to Register

      Hosting Club: Toronto
      Category: Urban Walk
      Location (Google Maps): Scarborough Centre RT Station – Meet in the TTC Bus area downstairs by the platform #21 Brimley Southbound to take the bus scheduled to depart at 10:26 AM.
      If driving, you may park at the Birkdale Community Centre 1299 Ellesmere Road (south side of Ellesmere west of Brimley) and we will meet you at the doors at about 10:35 AM.

      Hike Leader(s): Tom Swales, George Lennon Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Moderate
      Terrain: Flat
      Distance: 12 km

      Description

      Join us for a hike through serene Birkdale Ravine after which we will walk on St. Andrews Road, a street that time left behind, with historical buildings including an 1849 church, the sexton’s house, and Scarborough’s first public library. We’ll hike some more, distance depending on the conditions of the day, and return by way of the Scarborough Museum comprised of four heritage buildings moved to Thomson Memorial Park. The fire in the old hearth and hot drinks are welcoming at the end of a Winter’s Day hike on the park trails and adjacent heritage neighborhood. Admission to the museum is free

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  • Nottawasaga Bluffs Loop
    8:30 AM-1:30 PM
    01/24/2023

    Click here for More Information or to Register

    Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land
    Category: Tuesday Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Blue Mountains Section, Map 22. Meet at SuperBurger (intersection of Hwys 10 and 89 in Primrose at 8:30 am to car pool. Or meet at Nottawasaga Bluffs Conservation Area on 15/16 Sideroad Nottawasaga at 9:30 am. From Singhampton, take Mill Town Road to Ewing Road to Sideroad 17/18 to Concession Road 10 to Sideroad 15/16. Parking will be on your right. Parking fee required (details at https://www.nvca.on.ca/Pages/ParkingFees.aspx).

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

    Pace: Leisurely
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: Long hike – 7.2 km, Short – 4.2 km

    Description

    We will hike a loop, including Main Trail, Keyhole, Lookout and Hamilton Bros. Side Trails. The shorter hike will return to parking by staying on Main Trail north from the Lookout.

  • 9:00 Long Hike Rockway
    9:00 AM-11:30 AM
    01/24/2023

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    Hosting Club: Niagara

    Location (Google Maps): Rockway Conservation area

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

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 10km

    Description

    Hike moved to Rockway

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

    Bring Poles water, snack and dress for the weather

  • 9:15 Short hike, Rotary Park, St. Catharines. NOTE LOCATION CHANGE
    9:15 AM-10:45 AM
    01/24/2023

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    Hosting Club: Niagara

    Location (Google Maps): Rotary Park, St. Catharines

    Hike Leader(s): janet davey Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 6 kilometres

    Description

    Hike the trails in Rotary Park.  Bring hiking boots, icers and water.

  • Iroquoia — Spencer Gorge
    9:30 AM-2:00 PM
    01/24/2023

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    Hosting Club: Caledon Hills
    Category: Car Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at Rock Chapel Nature Sanctuary parking — Map 8, km 62.0. From Hwy 403 take Hwy 6 north 3 km to Dundas St. Turn left. Follow for 2 km and turn left on Rock Chapel Rd. Follow 1.5 km to PAY parking on left.

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

    Pace: Moderate
    Terrain: Hilly
    Distance: 12 km

    Description

    From Rock Chapel we will hike south on the Main Trail to the Tews Falls side trail, then follow the side trail to the Falls. Return by the same route. Total distance 12 km.

  • Duncan to Metcalfe Crevice Loop
    9:30 AM
    01/24/2023

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    Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

    Location (Google Maps): Bruce Trail parking at km 33.3 on 9th Sideroad in the Beaver Valley section, Map 25, Edition 30

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

    Pace: Brisk
    Terrain: Moderate, Some rocky footing, Some steep sections, Strenuous
    Length of Hike: 10km

    Description

    This is a loop hike that will follow the white blazed trail past Pinnacle Rock to the Metcalfe Crevice where you will have the choice of exploring the rocky gorge or taking a short rest. Once we are all back together we will continue on to the Chuck Grant side trail. This trail will loop us back to our cars.

    Be prepared with icers

    Please bring snacks and water.

    No dogs!

    Call or text Kristina for morning of cancelations @ 519-410-9077

    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.

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  • Niagara Winter End to End #4 Roland Road to Decew House
    8:30 AM-1:00 PM
    01/25/2023

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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Car Pool
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at Decew House and Car Pool to Short Hills Parking Lot at Roland Road.

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

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 12.4 kms

    Description

    We will be car pooling, Bring Icers and poles. No dogs. To earn your Niagara Winter End to End badge, it must be completed between December 21, 2022  to  March 21, 2023.
    Because of the potential for bad winter trail conditions we have broken this e2e into 6 hikes rather than 5

  • Niagara Benchlands Badge Hike
    9:00 AM-11:00 AM
    01/25/2023

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

    We will meet at Jordan Hollow Park, King St (Hwy 81) across from Boo’s Restaurant 3039 King St, Jordan Station
    After completing the Ball’s Falls hike, we will drive to Jordan Main Street Parking Lot beside RPM Bakehouse ( 43.1492718 -79.3696930) and complete the walking tour of the town.
    Hikers have the option to do the next hike from Mountainview Conservation (43.157888 -79.498415) independently or with the leader on the same day.

    Hike Leader(s): Lauren Doig Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 9-15 km dependent on doing 3rd hike from Mountainview Conservation Area the same day

    Description

    This series of 3 hikes is a joint effort of NBTC and the Lincoln Museum to introduce hikers to the Niagara Benchlands area.  We will complete the Ball’s Falls hike first, then move to the town of Jordan and explore the historical homes in town as well as the Museum if it is open.

    Please refer to the following site for badge requirements:  http://niagarabrucetrail.club/wp/wp-content/uploads/2022/12/Niagara-Benchlands-Badge.pdf

    It is also recommended to download the following pdf:  https://qrco.de/bch3Qi and print the map on page 10 of the PDF

    After these 2 sections are completed, hikers will have the option to 1) continue to Mountainview Conservation to complete the third hike with the hike leader or 2) complete this hike independently when convenient.  If #2 is the choice, then hikers will need to submit the required information independently to receive the badge.

    If completing all 3 hikes, then badges will be available after the third hike.  Members $10, Non members $15

  • John Haigh Side Trail, Upper Pretty River Valley
    9:30 AM-1:00 PM
    01/25/2023

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    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): Flo Kusiak Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Leisurely – 3 km/hr. or less
    Terrain: Easy – Mostly flat and usually good footing
    Distance: 6km

    Description

    Please be prepared with icers’s or snowshoes.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 Valley Provincial Park. Following the John Haigh Side Trail, we will snowshoe south to join the white blazed trail, then head north to km 52.6. From here we proceed west to the cars. Bring water and a snack. Map 23 Ed. 30

  • River and Ruin with Loop – CANCELED, ANOTHER HIKE REPLACING IT
    9:30 AM-12:30 PM
    01/25/2023

    Hike open to BTC Members only.

    Click here for More Information or to Register

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Good Companions
    Location (Google Maps): Park at Kilbride park behind the public school

    Hike Leader(s): Jill Parratt Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

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

    Description

    Please meet at 9:15 for a 9:30 start from Kilbride park.

    We will do Kilbride side trail, part of River and River and the loop.

    Please bring poles and icers.

    Contact me by text 905-399-3601.

    Jill Parratt

  • Snowshoe the trails of MacGregor Point Provincial Park
    10:00 AM
    01/25/2023

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

    Visitor Center in MacGregor Point Provincial Park, 1593 Bruce Road 33, south of Port Elgin. Day use fee applies.

    Hike Leader(s): Danuta Valleau Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Leisurely: 3 km/h or less
    Terrain: Easy: Mostly flat and good footing.
    Distance: approx 4 km

    Description

    We will follow the shoreline and the interpretive trails.  Icers recommended in icy conditions or snowshoes if there is enough snow.  There is the option to cross country ski and/or skate if the rink is open.  Bring lunch and join us around the fire at the yurt.

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  • 9:00mNiagara-on-the-Lake Tour
    9:00 AM-10:30 AM
    01/27/2023

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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Urban
    Location (Google Maps): Park on King St near Centre St, at the entrance to Veteran’s Memorial Park

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

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Easy
    Distance: 6-8km

    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

  • Hogg’s Falls Side & Main Trails
    10:00 AM
    01/27/2023

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    Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

    Location (Google Maps): Meet in the Hogg’s Falls parking lot, km 67.5, Map 26, Edition 30.

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

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate, Some steep sections
    Length of Hike: Approx. 6 km

    Description

    We will hike the both the Lower and Upper Valley Side Trails plus sections of the main trail.  Please bring snowshoes and icers/crampons and we will decide what we need on the day.

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  • Toronto End-to-End January 28, 29 & Feb 5
    7:45 AM-2:00 PM
    01/28/2023

    Hike open to BTC Members only.

    This is a Multi-Day Hike

    You are signing up for the following dates and times:

    2023-01-28 at 07:45
    2023-01-29 at
    2023-02-05 at

    Click here for More Information or to Register

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Special Event
    Location (Google Maps): On the east side of Fourth Line where the trail crosses the road. Do not park in front of the junkyard.

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

    Pace: Brisk – 4 to 5 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing, Dependent on Conditions, Slippery Sections Likely, Slippery and Steep Sections
    Distance: 17.5

    Description

    This is a multi-day Toronto ETE for those who wish to complete the whole section over 3 days. January 28, 29 and Feb 5. Meet time is 7:45. Please do not sign up for this hike unless you are able to attend all three days.

    Sunday, January 29 we will meet in the same location as January 28 and car shuttle to roadside parking on the east shoulder of Eighth Line at the southernmost intersection of  27th Sideroad. 43.686276, -79-975578  16.5km

    Sunday, February 5 we will meet at roadside parking at Boston Mills Rd just west of the Mississauga Rd intersection. Note: driveway is private property. 43.750866, -79.951452 17km.

    Please bring poles, if you use them, icers/crampons, enough food and drink for the entire day and any other necessities you require. Please be prepared to share in the car shuttling in a fair manner.

    This group hike is marked as Brisk which means an average of 4-5km per hour depending on conditions. Please be honest about your physical capabilities before signing up for this hike. Everyone is expected to keep pace with the person in front of them and within view of the hike leader.

    If there is inclement weather, please save Feb 11 & 12 as potential alternate dates.

  • Paid Outing  Winter Coach Trip: Arrowhead Provincial Park
    8:00 AM-6:30 PM
    01/28/2023

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

    Click here for More Information or to Register

    Trip Activities
    I would like to be picked up at 10 York Mills Rd ($0.01)
    I would like to be picked up at the Major Mackenzie Dr and HWY 400 Park and Ride ($0.01)

    Optional Items

    Hosting Club: Toronto
    Category: Coach Trips
    Location (Google Maps): Arrowhead Provincial Park

    Hike Leader(s): Martina Furrer, Marie-Josée Roy, Janet Patterson Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Description

    No trail fees at Arrowhead! Bus cost includes park admission.

    Bus departs 10 York Mills Rd at 8:00 AM and Major Mackenzie Dr and HWY 400 Park and Ride at 8:20 AM. If you wish to be picked up at the Major Mackenzie Dr and HWY 400 Park and Ride, select that option when you register. Please arrive 15 minutes before departure. The bus waits for no one.

    Join us for an awesome day of winter fun at Arrowhead Provincial Park. For information about trail conditions visit: https://www.ontarioparks.com/skireport. For information about the park visit: https://www.ontarioparks.com/park/arrowhead. Join Marie-Josée and Janet for a guided snowshoe hike, or enjoy self-guided skiing on trails groomed for classic and skate skiing. After skiing or snowshoeing spend some time snow tubing (if open) or ice skating in the forest.

    There are no food services in the park. Pack water/tea and lunch.

    Ski and snowshoe rentals available.

    Coach fares and park admission must be paid online when you register. Masks are mandatory on the bus.

  • Car Hike: Bethesda Trail Richmond Hill
    8:15 AM-1:15 PM
    01/28/2023

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    Hosting Club: Toronto

    Location (Google Maps): Oak Ridges Trail head Bethesda parking

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

    Pace: Brisk
    Terrain: Hilly, Variable
    Distance: 14-15KM

    Description

    We will explore Oak Ridges Corridor in Richmond Hill, Hike around Bond lake .

     

    To reach there turn right to Bethesda side road  from Bayview Ave. Then drive around 500 meter and park in Oak Ridges trail head parking.

     

    It is winter time please bring your icers, hiking poles, proper closing and shoes and hot drinks,

    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 them.

  • 8:30 Niagara Winter End to End #2 Kinsman Park to Glen Road
    8:30 AM-1:00 PM
    01/28/2023

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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Car Pool
    Location (Google Maps): Meet Parking Area Glen Road Carpool to Kinsmen Park Frost Rd Beamsville.

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

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 13.2

    Description

    We will be car pooling, Bring Icers and poles. No dogs. To earn your Niagara Winter End to End badge, it must be completed between December 21, 2022  to  March 21, 2023.
    Because of the potential for bad winter trail conditions we have broken this e2e into 6 hikes rather than 5

  • 9:00 Queenston Loop
    9:00 AM-11:15 AM
    01/28/2023

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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Loop
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at Locust Grove, opposite the cairn, on the Niagara Parkway, Queenston.

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

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 8km

    Description

    Explore Queenston Heights.  We will be taking Sheaffe Pass and coming up the escarpment at the switchback.  Hiking poles and ices may be needed depending upon the weather.  Bring water and a snack.

  • The Bluffs in Reverse
    9:30 AM-1:00 PM
    01/28/2023

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    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): 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: 5.5km / 8km

    Description

    Please be prepared with icers’s or snowshoes.We will park in the Nottawasaga Bluffs parking. We will start our hike km21.9 heading in”reverse” of our traditional direction. We will head to the Keyhole ST and make our way down and through keyhole coming up and out onto the Nottawasaga Lookout ST. We will loop around and back to the cars via the white blazed trail (5.5km). Here you can opt out at the cars or or carry on with the group down the Hamilton Bros. ST to the Betty Carter ST. Once we reach the MainTrail we will take the direct route back to cars once again (8km). Bring water and a snack. Map 22 Ed. 30

  • Exploring Mono Cliffs Provincial Park in Winter
    9:30 AM-12:15 PM
    01/28/2023

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    Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Dufferin Hi-Land, Map 19, Km 7.9. Mono Cliffs Provincial Park.
    Directions: Heading north on Hwy 10, turn right on 25 Sideroad  (approx. 14 km north of Orangeville) turn right on 1st Line EHS, follow to the end.

    Hike Leader(s): Bryan and Carol Foley Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Dependent on Conditions
    Distance: 8 km

    Description

    Meet 9:15 am.  We will explore Mono Cliffs Provincial Park as it can only be explored in winter. Bring water, snacks, dress for the conditions, snowshoes are essential. CAREFUL OF THE DITCHES WHEN PARKING. Parking is limited, car pool if you can.

  • Urban Walk: Waterfront Trail 4/8 – Parklawn
    10:00 AM-1:00 PM
    01/28/2023

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

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

    Pace: Moderate
    Terrain: Flat
    Distance: 9.1

    Description

    Please join me at Old Mill Station no later than 9:12 am.  We will take the 66 bus departing 9:27 am, arriving 9:40 am.  If you want to meet us at Parklawn and Lakeshore, please be there by 9:40 am.  We start hiking at 9:50 am.
    We will hike east along the lake to Spadina.  The estimated distance is 9.1 km.  Here is an online map of our route Parklawn to Spadina
    Bring a snack, at least 2 liters of water, and icers.  Dress for cold weather.

  • Urban Walk: Cootes Paradise (By GO Transit)
    10:15 AM-2:30 PM
    01/28/2023

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    Hosting Club: Toronto
    Category: Urban Walk
    Location (Google Maps): McMaster University GO Bus Terminal. Transit riders may meet at the Great Hall in Union Station at 8:30 to take the 8:45 AM Westbound Lakeshore Line train to Aldershot (or join us at stations on the way). At Aldershot we connect with the GO bus to McMaster University.

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

    Pace: Moderate
    Terrain: Hilly, Variable
    Distance: 9

    Description

    Join us for a Winter visit to the scenic trails of Cootes Paradise by McMaster University to Princess Point where a fire pit, skaters, and hot chocolate await. Icers are a must for the trails and hills. From Princess Point we’ll proceed to West Hamilton for GO Bus connections to Aldershot or the express bus to Union Station. You may also return to McMaster. Cootes Paradise is a beautiful nature getaway and the largest, most diverse sanctuary in the Royal Botanical Gardens spanning over 600 hectares. On the trails and their lookouts you may spot wildlife, even in Winter. Princess Point has local bus service if you don’t wish to walk further. Dress warmly for the weather and bring icers and hot drinks.

  • Car Hike: Mono Cliffs Winter Hike
    10:30 AM-2:30 PM
    01/28/2023

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

    Hike Leader(s): Al Brown

    Pace: Moderate
    Terrain: Flat
    Distance: 6-8 km

    Description

    We will hike through the Mono Cliffs Provincial Park completing a loop of 6 to 8 km. Actual distance will be weather dependent. Trail conditions may include significant snow. Icers are recommended. Snowshoes are optional (and, I hope, needed).

    After the hike we will stop in the Mono Cliffs Inn, near the parking area, for refreshments.

    To get to the meeting point go north on Hwy 10, past Orangeville to County Road 8 (at Camilla). Turn right and go about 5-5 km to Mono Centre. The parking area is on the right just before you get to the village centre.

  • Saunter around the valley
    11:00 AM-2:00 PM
    01/28/2023

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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Dundas Valley Conservation Area

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

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

    Description

    Dundas Valley Conservation Area is a magnificent outdoor area consisting of over 40km (about 24.85 mi) of trails located minutes from the downtown core of Hamilton.

    Join me this Saturday, January 28th at 11:00 AM as we saunter around the valley. We will explore the deer run loop, homestead trail loop (I saw 3 deer on my pre-hike), Canterbury falls and the main loop. 

    This will be a moderately paced hike totalling about 10KM. The hike should finish within 3 hours.  

    We will meet at the picnic tables at the trail centre.

    The gatehouse may be open, entry is free if you have your HCA card or $11 if you do not have a membership. Only credit cards are accepted at the gate if there is no attendant. 

    The trail is gravel or grass with some roots and rocks and some steep hills. Depending on the weather the trail may be snow covered or muddy.

    Bring snacks, a warm beverage, and weather-appropriate clothing. Icers may be needed depending on the weather.

    Please arrive at 10:45 so we can start promptly at 11:00

    If the weather is stormy I will send out an email the morning of the hike letting you know if it’s canceled. If you need to cancel please send an email letting me know.

     

  • Slough of Despond Side Trail to Esthers Bluff
    1:30 PM-3:30 PM
    01/28/2023

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    Hosting Club: Sydenham
    Category: Snowshoe Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Parking lot at Kemble Arena on the east side of Kemble Rock Road, south of Concession 20

    Hike Leader(s): Maureen McFarland Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Leisurely: 3 km/h or less
    Terrain: Moderate: Some hills and/or poor footing
    Distance: approx 5 km

    Description

    We will carpool to start of hike on Burgess Side Road, north side of Conc 24, and hike along access road and cart track to farm property, crossing the field to enter forest along rocky trail to lookouts over the Slough. Return to cars along same trail.  Map 34.  Conact number 647-918-4180.

  • More events
    • Toronto End-to-End January 28, 29 & Feb 5
      7:45 AM-2:00 PM
      01/28/2023

      Hike open to BTC Members only.

      This is a Multi-Day Hike

      You are signing up for the following dates and times:

      2023-01-28 at 07:45
      2023-01-29 at
      2023-02-05 at

      Click here for More Information or to Register

      Hosting Club: Iroquoia
      Category: Special Event
      Location (Google Maps): On the east side of Fourth Line where the trail crosses the road. Do not park in front of the junkyard.

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

      Pace: Brisk – 4 to 5 km/hr
      Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing, Dependent on Conditions, Slippery Sections Likely, Slippery and Steep Sections
      Distance: 17.5

      Description

      This is a multi-day Toronto ETE for those who wish to complete the whole section over 3 days. January 28, 29 and Feb 5. Meet time is 7:45. Please do not sign up for this hike unless you are able to attend all three days.

      Sunday, January 29 we will meet in the same location as January 28 and car shuttle to roadside parking on the east shoulder of Eighth Line at the southernmost intersection of  27th Sideroad. 43.686276, -79-975578  16.5km

      Sunday, February 5 we will meet at roadside parking at Boston Mills Rd just west of the Mississauga Rd intersection. Note: driveway is private property. 43.750866, -79.951452 17km.

      Please bring poles, if you use them, icers/crampons, enough food and drink for the entire day and any other necessities you require. Please be prepared to share in the car shuttling in a fair manner.

      This group hike is marked as Brisk which means an average of 4-5km per hour depending on conditions. Please be honest about your physical capabilities before signing up for this hike. Everyone is expected to keep pace with the person in front of them and within view of the hike leader.

      If there is inclement weather, please save Feb 11 & 12 as potential alternate dates.

    • Paid Outing  Winter Coach Trip: Arrowhead Provincial Park
      8:00 AM-6:30 PM
      01/28/2023

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

      Click here for More Information or to Register

      Trip Activities
      I would like to be picked up at 10 York Mills Rd ($0.01)
      I would like to be picked up at the Major Mackenzie Dr and HWY 400 Park and Ride ($0.01)

      Optional Items

      Hosting Club: Toronto
      Category: Coach Trips
      Location (Google Maps): Arrowhead Provincial Park

      Hike Leader(s): Martina Furrer, Marie-Josée Roy, Janet Patterson Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Description

      No trail fees at Arrowhead! Bus cost includes park admission.

      Bus departs 10 York Mills Rd at 8:00 AM and Major Mackenzie Dr and HWY 400 Park and Ride at 8:20 AM. If you wish to be picked up at the Major Mackenzie Dr and HWY 400 Park and Ride, select that option when you register. Please arrive 15 minutes before departure. The bus waits for no one.

      Join us for an awesome day of winter fun at Arrowhead Provincial Park. For information about trail conditions visit: https://www.ontarioparks.com/skireport. For information about the park visit: https://www.ontarioparks.com/park/arrowhead. Join Marie-Josée and Janet for a guided snowshoe hike, or enjoy self-guided skiing on trails groomed for classic and skate skiing. After skiing or snowshoeing spend some time snow tubing (if open) or ice skating in the forest.

      There are no food services in the park. Pack water/tea and lunch.

      Ski and snowshoe rentals available.

      Coach fares and park admission must be paid online when you register. Masks are mandatory on the bus.

    • Car Hike: Bethesda Trail Richmond Hill
      8:15 AM-1:15 PM
      01/28/2023

      Click here for More Information or to Register

      Hosting Club: Toronto

      Location (Google Maps): Oak Ridges Trail head Bethesda parking

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

      Pace: Brisk
      Terrain: Hilly, Variable
      Distance: 14-15KM

      Description

      We will explore Oak Ridges Corridor in Richmond Hill, Hike around Bond lake .

       

      To reach there turn right to Bethesda side road  from Bayview Ave. Then drive around 500 meter and park in Oak Ridges trail head parking.

       

      It is winter time please bring your icers, hiking poles, proper closing and shoes and hot drinks,

      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 them.

    • 8:30 Niagara Winter End to End #2 Kinsman Park to Glen Road
      8:30 AM-1:00 PM
      01/28/2023

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      Hosting Club: Niagara
      Category: Car Pool
      Location (Google Maps): Meet Parking Area Glen Road Carpool to Kinsmen Park Frost Rd Beamsville.

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

      Pace: Medium
      Terrain: Moderate
      Distance: 13.2

      Description

      We will be car pooling, Bring Icers and poles. No dogs. To earn your Niagara Winter End to End badge, it must be completed between December 21, 2022  to  March 21, 2023.
      Because of the potential for bad winter trail conditions we have broken this e2e into 6 hikes rather than 5

    • 9:00 Queenston Loop
      9:00 AM-11:15 AM
      01/28/2023

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      Hosting Club: Niagara
      Category: Loop
      Location (Google Maps): Meet at Locust Grove, opposite the cairn, on the Niagara Parkway, Queenston.

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

      Pace: Medium
      Terrain: Moderate
      Distance: 8km

      Description

      Explore Queenston Heights.  We will be taking Sheaffe Pass and coming up the escarpment at the switchback.  Hiking poles and ices may be needed depending upon the weather.  Bring water and a snack.

    • The Bluffs in Reverse
      9:30 AM-1:00 PM
      01/28/2023

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      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): 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: 5.5km / 8km

      Description

      Please be prepared with icers’s or snowshoes.We will park in the Nottawasaga Bluffs parking. We will start our hike km21.9 heading in”reverse” of our traditional direction. We will head to the Keyhole ST and make our way down and through keyhole coming up and out onto the Nottawasaga Lookout ST. We will loop around and back to the cars via the white blazed trail (5.5km). Here you can opt out at the cars or or carry on with the group down the Hamilton Bros. ST to the Betty Carter ST. Once we reach the MainTrail we will take the direct route back to cars once again (8km). Bring water and a snack. Map 22 Ed. 30

    • Exploring Mono Cliffs Provincial Park in Winter
      9:30 AM-12:15 PM
      01/28/2023

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      Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land
      Category: General Hike
      Location (Google Maps): Dufferin Hi-Land, Map 19, Km 7.9. Mono Cliffs Provincial Park.
      Directions: Heading north on Hwy 10, turn right on 25 Sideroad  (approx. 14 km north of Orangeville) turn right on 1st Line EHS, follow to the end.

      Hike Leader(s): Bryan and Carol Foley Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Medium
      Terrain: Dependent on Conditions
      Distance: 8 km

      Description

      Meet 9:15 am.  We will explore Mono Cliffs Provincial Park as it can only be explored in winter. Bring water, snacks, dress for the conditions, snowshoes are essential. CAREFUL OF THE DITCHES WHEN PARKING. Parking is limited, car pool if you can.

    • Urban Walk: Waterfront Trail 4/8 - Parklawn
      10:00 AM-1:00 PM
      01/28/2023

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

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

      Pace: Moderate
      Terrain: Flat
      Distance: 9.1

      Description

      Please join me at Old Mill Station no later than 9:12 am.  We will take the 66 bus departing 9:27 am, arriving 9:40 am.  If you want to meet us at Parklawn and Lakeshore, please be there by 9:40 am.  We start hiking at 9:50 am.
      We will hike east along the lake to Spadina.  The estimated distance is 9.1 km.  Here is an online map of our route Parklawn to Spadina
      Bring a snack, at least 2 liters of water, and icers.  Dress for cold weather.

    • Urban Walk: Cootes Paradise (By GO Transit)
      10:15 AM-2:30 PM
      01/28/2023

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      Hosting Club: Toronto
      Category: Urban Walk
      Location (Google Maps): McMaster University GO Bus Terminal. Transit riders may meet at the Great Hall in Union Station at 8:30 to take the 8:45 AM Westbound Lakeshore Line train to Aldershot (or join us at stations on the way). At Aldershot we connect with the GO bus to McMaster University.

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

      Pace: Moderate
      Terrain: Hilly, Variable
      Distance: 9

      Description

      Join us for a Winter visit to the scenic trails of Cootes Paradise by McMaster University to Princess Point where a fire pit, skaters, and hot chocolate await. Icers are a must for the trails and hills. From Princess Point we’ll proceed to West Hamilton for GO Bus connections to Aldershot or the express bus to Union Station. You may also return to McMaster. Cootes Paradise is a beautiful nature getaway and the largest, most diverse sanctuary in the Royal Botanical Gardens spanning over 600 hectares. On the trails and their lookouts you may spot wildlife, even in Winter. Princess Point has local bus service if you don’t wish to walk further. Dress warmly for the weather and bring icers and hot drinks.

    • Car Hike: Mono Cliffs Winter Hike
      10:30 AM-2:30 PM
      01/28/2023

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

      Hike Leader(s): Al Brown

      Pace: Moderate
      Terrain: Flat
      Distance: 6-8 km

      Description

      We will hike through the Mono Cliffs Provincial Park completing a loop of 6 to 8 km. Actual distance will be weather dependent. Trail conditions may include significant snow. Icers are recommended. Snowshoes are optional (and, I hope, needed).

      After the hike we will stop in the Mono Cliffs Inn, near the parking area, for refreshments.

      To get to the meeting point go north on Hwy 10, past Orangeville to County Road 8 (at Camilla). Turn right and go about 5-5 km to Mono Centre. The parking area is on the right just before you get to the village centre.

    • Saunter around the valley
      11:00 AM-2:00 PM
      01/28/2023

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      Hosting Club: Iroquoia
      Category: General Hike
      Location (Google Maps): Dundas Valley Conservation Area

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

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

      Description

      Dundas Valley Conservation Area is a magnificent outdoor area consisting of over 40km (about 24.85 mi) of trails located minutes from the downtown core of Hamilton.

      Join me this Saturday, January 28th at 11:00 AM as we saunter around the valley. We will explore the deer run loop, homestead trail loop (I saw 3 deer on my pre-hike), Canterbury falls and the main loop. 

      This will be a moderately paced hike totalling about 10KM. The hike should finish within 3 hours.  

      We will meet at the picnic tables at the trail centre.

      The gatehouse may be open, entry is free if you have your HCA card or $11 if you do not have a membership. Only credit cards are accepted at the gate if there is no attendant. 

      The trail is gravel or grass with some roots and rocks and some steep hills. Depending on the weather the trail may be snow covered or muddy.

      Bring snacks, a warm beverage, and weather-appropriate clothing. Icers may be needed depending on the weather.

      Please arrive at 10:45 so we can start promptly at 11:00

      If the weather is stormy I will send out an email the morning of the hike letting you know if it’s canceled. If you need to cancel please send an email letting me know.

       

    • Slough of Despond Side Trail to Esthers Bluff
      1:30 PM-3:30 PM
      01/28/2023

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      Hosting Club: Sydenham
      Category: Snowshoe Hike
      Location (Google Maps): Parking lot at Kemble Arena on the east side of Kemble Rock Road, south of Concession 20

      Hike Leader(s): Maureen McFarland Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Leisurely: 3 km/h or less
      Terrain: Moderate: Some hills and/or poor footing
      Distance: approx 5 km

      Description

      We will carpool to start of hike on Burgess Side Road, north side of Conc 24, and hike along access road and cart track to farm property, crossing the field to enter forest along rocky trail to lookouts over the Slough. Return to cars along same trail.  Map 34.  Conact number 647-918-4180.

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  • Paid Outing  HIKE LEADER CERTIFICATION COURSE
    8:30 AM-4:30 PM
    01/29/2023

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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Event Hikes
    Location (Google Maps): Room WH207
    Welch Hall Brock University. Parking free Zone 1

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

    Description

    This is a 2 session course for “Hike Ontario” Certified Hike Leader. The first session will take place on Zoom at 6:30 to 8:30 on January 27th and will be an opportunity to introduce yourself, get an insight to the course content and share your hiking experiences. The main session on Sunday at Brock University will start at 8:30 and will be in class learning until the afternoon when practical hike leading scenarios will take place. You must bring a backpack with items you would carry on a hike as a leader as we will be sharing this. Dress for the weather and bring a packed lunch.

    Most BTC members will be reimbursed by their individual clubs subject to participating in leading hikes

    Course Literature will be provided

  • 9:00 Hike from Rotary Park along 12 mile creek
    9:00 AM-10:30 AM
    01/29/2023

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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: In and Out
    Location (Google Maps): Park at Rotary Park off Pelham Road

    Hike Leader(s): Mark Casburn Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 6k

    Description

    This will be an in and out hike. We will start at Rotary park and hike along  12 Mile Creek. Please bring hiking boots, water and icers due to slippery conditions.

  • Mono Cliffs Provincial Park -CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER TRAVEL ADVISORY
    9:30 AM-12:30 PM
    01/29/2023

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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Mono Cliffs Provincial Park

    Hike Leader(s): Pati Greenwood, Jeff Dowsett Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 11 Km

    Description

    THE HIKE IS CANCELLED DUE TO A WINTER WEATHER TRAVEL ADVISORY.

    We will hike through the Mono Cliffs Provincial Park on the main Bruce Trail and several side trails.  Bring water and snacks.  Wear clothing and footwear appropriate to conditions; icers and/or snowshoes may be required depending on conditions.

    Park in the gravel lot at the Mono Community Centre, Mono Centre Road (County Road 8).  Please arrive by 9:15 am as we will leave promptly at 9:30 am.

    There will be an optional pub stop following the hike – details will be provided several days before the hike.

  • UrbanWalk: Waterfront Trail 3/8 – Long Branch
    10:00 AM-1:00 PM
    01/29/2023

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    Hosting Club: Toronto

    Location (Google Maps): Etobicoke Waterfront Trail

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

    Pace: Moderate
    Terrain: Flat
    Distance: 9 km

    Description

    Please join me at Kipling Station by 9:15 am.  We will take the 123 bus departing 9:30 am, arriving 9:53 am. If you want to meet us at the Long Branch loop, be there by 9:53 am.  We start hiking at 10:00 am.

    We will hike to the lake and then east to Parklawn.  There we can catch a bus to Old Mill Station or take the Lakeshore bus / streetcar.  The estimated distance is 9 km.  Here is an online map of our route – Long Branch to Parklawn

    Bring a snack, at least 2 liters of water, and icers.  Dress for cold weather.

  • Sunday Rambles – Beamer Falls
    10:00 AM-12:00 PM
    01/29/2023

    Hike open to BTC Members only.

    Click here for More Information or to Register

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at Grimsby Lions Pool (1 Elm St) to hike Beamer Memorial Conservation Area

    Hike Leader(s): Colleen Mabalay, Carol Swanson 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 6km

    Description

    Beamer Memorial Conservation Area offers one of Niagara’s most breath-taking and panoramic views of the Niagara Escarpment and Lake Ontario. Hike up the escarpment to the falls, walk along the scenic lookout and Bruce Trails and soak up the picturesque views of the 40 Mile Creek Valley, the Lake Ontario shoreline and the escarpment ridge from one of the viewing platforms. Bring water and snack. Poles and/icers may be needed depending on weather and trail conditions.

  • Kearncliff Park
    12:15 PM-2:30 PM
    01/29/2023

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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Kerncliff Park
    “former quarry/wetlands parking lot”

    Hike Leader(s): Madeline Grady 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 8 km

    Description

    This area has a mix of blue side trails and the main trail. It’s a wonderful place to enjoy nature in this urban area.  The start is hilly and then we’ll enjoy mostly flat on our way west to King Road. There are some great lookouts to see Burlington and the lake.   We’ll loop back and have a hilly finish.  Poles and icers are recommended.   Please bring water and a snack.

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  • Bass Lake and Ross McLean Side Trail
    9:30 AM
    01/30/2023

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    Hosting Club: Sydenham
    Category: Snowshoe Hike
    Location (Google Maps): The Galaxy Theatre parking lot. Meet in the parking lot at the tall “Galaxy Centre” sign next to the traffic lights.
    1020 10th St. W., Owen Sound

    Hike Leader(s): Maureen McFarland 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 icy and slippery sections.
    Distance: 7.5 kms

    Description

    We’ll take the long way to Bass Lake on this hike.  Starting at the Dawson Road Side Trail, we head north to the Ross McLean Side Trail, follow it to the main trail, then hike south to return.  Map 34.  Hiking poles are helpful.

    Please contact the leader if you wish to meet at the start of the hike at 647-918-4180.

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  • 9:00 Long Hike Wiley Road Short Hills
    9:00 AM-11:30 AM
    01/31/2023

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    Hosting Club: Niagara

    Location (Google Maps):

    Short Hills Wiley Road Entrance

    Hike Leader(s): Alan Laver

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    10km

    Description

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

    Bring Poles water, snack and dress for the weather

  • 9:15 Short hike, Rotary Park, St. Catharines
    9:15 AM-10:45 AM
    01/31/2023

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    Hosting Club: Niagara

    Location (Google Maps): Rotary Park, St. Catharines

    Hike Leader(s): janet davey Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 6 kilometres

    Description

    Hike the trails in Rotary Park. Bring hiking boots, icers and water.

  • Exploring Lowville Park, River and Ruin Side Trail and Maple Cross Nature Reserve. An option to explore Walt Rickli interactive, sculpture garden.
    9:30 AM-1:30 PM
    01/31/2023

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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia, Caledon Hills, Dufferin Hi-Land
    Category: Tuesday Hikers
    Location (Google Maps): Iroquoia, Map 10 – Mount Nemo
    Meet in Lowville Park, 6207 Lowville Park Rd. Burlington. Meet in the parking lot. NOTE: The parking lot is gated, but there is no charge to park here. Just drive up to the gate and the arm will rise automatically.

    Hike Leader(s): Doris Harper 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

    We will hike the trails through Lowville Park, then cross Guelph Line to access the River and Ruin Side Trail and Maple Cross Nature Reserve. The trail connects to the main trail; so we will also hike the main trail there and back between No. 8 Sideroad and Britannia Rd. At the end of the hike, there is the option to take about 1/2 hour and wander through the sculpture garden.

    Bring, water and snacks, Poles, icers and gators recommended.

    **Please check email before leaving home. Hike may be cancelled if unfavourable weather conditions occur**

    Doris Harper

    harpt7c@gmail.com

    cell # 519-589-4114

  • Glen Haffy Conservation Area
    9:30 AM-12:00 PM
    01/31/2023

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    Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land
    Category: Tuesday Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Caledon Hills Section, Map 17. Meet at roadside parking on Coolihans Sideroad at Glen Haffy Rd (Km 35.2).

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

    Pace: Leisurely
    Terrain: Moderate, Slippery and Steep Sections
    Distance: 6.1 km; Shorter hike: 4 km

    Description

    We will hike north through Glen Haffy Conservation Area on the Main Trail, returning by way of several Park trails. The shorter hike will take a shorter loop back on Park trails. Bring water and snacks. Snowshoes and/or icers may be required.

  • Sligo, Beaver, Epping snowshoe hike (shuttle hike)
    9:30 AM
    01/31/2023

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    Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

    Location (Google Maps): Meet at John Muir Lookout parking lot on Grey Rd 7, near km 96.9. From here we will shuttle to start at Sideroad13A (km89.5)
    Map 27, Edition 30

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

    Pace: Brisk
    Terrain: Moderate
    Length of Hike: 10km

    Description

    This Linear hike will include 3 side trails. Sligo Side Trail, Beaver Pond Lookout Side Trail and ending with the Epping Lookout Side Trail that will lead us  to the John Muir Lookout area.

    This hike will require snowshoes as we go through fields and the snow can be thigh high making for a strenuous hike. Don’t let the flat terrain fool you.

    Bring a snack and water!

    Please no dogs

    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.

     

  • Frosty Five Winter Blues Badge Series 3/5 Weekday
    9:30 AM-1:30 PM
    01/31/2023

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    Hosting Club: Caledon Hills
    Category: Tuesday Hikers
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at the BTC parking lot on the east side of 5th Line EHS, just south of Hockley Road. 43.993572, -80.014057 (Map 18, Edition 30)

    Directions: From ON-10 turn east onto Hockley Rd/Dufferin County Rd 7. Drive for 9.4 kilometres. Turn south/right onto 5 Line E. Drive for 100 metres.

    Hike Leader(s): Sandy Green 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: 9.5 kilometres

    Description

    Beat the winter blues! Register individually for one, a few, or all of our Frosty Five Winter Blues Weekday Badge hikes. Participants who complete all five hikes will be eligible to receive a CHBTC Winter badge and a Sideways badge on the final hike. Hike three explores parts of the main Trail and Hemlock Ridge, Griffith Ravine and Glacier Valley Side Trails in the south Hockley Valley area. Bring your choice of hydration and snacks. Hiking boots and icers/crampons are required. See January 3, January 17, February 14, and February 28 for details pertaining to the other hikes in the series. (Note:  If you wish to purchase badges, the cost of each badge is $10.00 for BTC members and $15.00 for non-members.)

     

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