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  • 9:00 am Long Hike Jordan to Moyer / Louth
    9:00 AM-11:30 AM
    02/01/2024

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    Hosting Club: Niagara

    Location (Google Maps):

    Jordan Hollow Park 3039 King St Jordan

    Hike Leader(s): Alan Laver

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    10k

    Description

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

  • 9:15 Short Hike, Jordan Hollow
    9:15 AM-10:45 AM
    02/01/2024

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

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

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: ~ 6kms

    Description

    Hike the main and side trails around Jordan and Ball’s Falls. Bring hiking boots, water and icers. This hike qualifies for the Winter hiking badge. See the website for details. https://niagarabrucetrail.club/badges/

  • Rattlesnake Point Loop
    10:00 AM-1:00 PM
    02/01/2024

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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Thursday Group
    Location (Google Maps): Rattlesnake Point Conservation Area, 7200 Appleby Line

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

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

    Description

    Join in this hike which will have us hiking along the escarpment and down into Nassagaweya Canyon. We will get great views across the canyon to Crawford Lake CA and from in the canyon we will see the escarpment above us. Expect some poor footing with the possibility of snow and ice. Bring water, a snack, icers and poles if using. If you cancel the morning of the hike please text me at 905 617 3937. You will need to make a reservation with Rattlesnake Point CA.
    Leader: Anne Armstrong 905 617 3937 hikingrandma@gmail.com

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  • Urban 9:00 NOTL BLACK HISTORY SERIES – #1 of 4: Chloe Cooley and Beginning of the End of Black Enslavement in Upper Canada
    9:00 AM-10:30 AM
    02/02/2024

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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Urban
    Location (Google Maps): Veteran’s Memorial Park, Park on King St (at Centre) just outside the park

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

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Easy
    Distance: 6 km

    Description

    Since 1995, the government in Canada officially recognized February as Black History Month; a time when Canadians are invited to reflect, educate and engage in the ongoing fight against anti-Black racism and discrimination. During this and the other hikes in this series, you will learn about some of those who fought enslavement, and how they were pivotal in shaping our society to be as diverse as it is today.

    Check out this link for a brief overview of this topic by the Niagara-on-the-Lake Museum.

    Wear extra warm clothing given that we will be stopping several times. While the terrain is easy, consider bringing your poles and/or micro spikes when the terrain is icy.

    Please note: Hikes are offered by volunteers who have committed to their own learning to be able to offer informative and contemplative hike experiences. These hikes are open to all and offered in a spirit of mutual learning and inclusion.

  • 9:15 NOTL BLACK HISTORY SERIES – #1 of 4: Chloe Cooley and the Beginning of the End Black Enslavement in Upper Canada
    9:15 AM-10:45 AM
    02/02/2024

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

    Veteran’s Memorial Park. Park on Veteran’s Lane, past tennis courts

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

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Easy
    Distance: 6 km

    Description

    Since 1995, the government of Canada officially recognized February as Black History Month; a time when Canadians are invited to reflect, educate and engage in the ongoing fight against anti-Black racism and discrimination. During all the hikes in this series, you will learn about Niagara-on-the-Lake’s Black history. 

    The link below will take you to a brief overview on this topic, by the Niagara-on-the-Lake’s Museum.

    https://artsandculture.google.com/story/niagara-on-the-lake-s-black-history-niagara-historical-society-museum/-QXR3nRTdnmqJw?hl=en

    **Wear extra warm clothing as we will be stopping several times.

    **While the terrain is easy, consider bringing your walking sticks and/or footwear with micro spikes. Sidewalks and streets may be icy.

    Please Note: Hikes are offered by volunteers who have committed to their own learning, to be able to offer informative and contemplative hike experiences. These hikes are opened to all and offered in a spirit of mutual learning and inclusion.

  • Loop 9:30 NOTL BLACK HISTORY SERIES – #1 of 4: Chloe Cooley and the Beginning of the End Black Enslavement in Upper Canada
    9:30 AM-11:00 AM
    02/02/2024

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

    Veteran’s Memorial Park. Park on Veteran’s Lane, past tennis courts

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

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Easy
    Distance: 6 km

    Description

    Since 1995, the government of Canada officially recognized February as Black History Month; a time when Canadians are invited to reflect, educate and engage in the ongoing fight against anti-Black racism and discrimination. During all the hikes in this series, you will learn about Niagara-on-the-Lake’s Black history. 

    The link below will take you to a brief overview on this topic, by the Niagara-on-the-Lake’s Museum.

    https://artsandculture.google.com/story/niagara-on-the-lake-s-black-history-niagara-historical-society-museum/-QXR3nRTdnmqJw?hl=en

    **Wear extra warm clothing as we will be stopping several times.

    **While the terrain is easy, consider bringing your walking sticks and/or footwear with micro spikes. Sidewalks and streets may be icy.

    Please Note: Hikes are offered by volunteers who have committed to their own learning, to be able to offer informative and contemplative hike experiences. These hikes are opened to all and offered in a spirit of mutual learning and inclusion.

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  • Paid Outing  CANCELLED Winter Coach Trip: Kawartha Nordic
    8:00 AM-6:30 PM
    02/03/2024

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

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

    Description

    Bus departs from 10 York Mills Rd at 8 AM. Please arrive 15 minutes before departure. The bus waits for no one. 

    Join us for a fantastic day of cross-country skiing and snowshoeing at Kawartha Nordic on the beautiful Canadian Shield. Bring some seeds and feed the chickadees. Snowshoers: Join Duro and George for a fun-filled guided snowshoe hike, or team up with some friends and explore the trails at your own pace. Skiers: Explore the forest on 46 km of trails groomed for classic and skate skiing. Keep your eyes peeled for deer. Classic ski and skate ski rentals available. Limited snowshoe rentals available so best to bring your own. If renting equipment, complete the rental form and bring it with you to the rental shop. Also, call ahead (705-931-5672) and the resort staff will have your rental package ready.

    Coach fares must be paid online when you register. Trail fees will be collected in cash on the bus (please bring exact change; quarters, dimes and nickels will not be accepted). Masks are mandatory while on the bus.

     This trip will run if there is enough snow to ski on. Hikers: It may not be clear ahead of time whether snowshoes, icers, or just boots will be the most appropriate footwear. Come prepared for anything. If the Club cancels this trip, your coach fare will be refunded. 

  • Car Hike Car Hike: Glasgow Village Whitchurch-Stouffville
    8:30 AM-1:30 PM
    02/03/2024

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    Hosting Club: Toronto

    Location (Google Maps): Glasgow Trail, Concession Road 2. Park in parking lot at the trail head

    From Highway 404 turn right to Stouffville Rd, till to the end of road and turn left on York Durham line in About 1km turn right to Webb Rd. and turn right to Concession Road 2 ,you will see parking lot in 500 metres

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

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

    Description

    Approximately 5-hour hike, mostly flat, in the Uxbridge area

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

    Some safety procedures during the hike:

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

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

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

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

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

  • General Hike Dufferin Hi-Land Winter Badge Hike #3 of 4
    9:30 AM-1:00 PM
    02/03/2024

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

    Dufferin Hi-Land, Map 21. Meet at roadside parking on Prince of Wales Rd, about 1 km south of County Rd 21, where the Main Trail turns east from the road (Km 46.1).

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

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate, Slippery and Steep Sections
    Distance: 7.2 km

    Description

    We will hike the Main Trail to Km 49.7 and back. The route features a large snowdrift at the top of Black Bank hill. Snowshoes will be required. Depending on conditions, icers may be required. Dress for winter conditions. Bring water, snacks and lunch. Hike leaders will contact all registered hikers a day or two before the hike to advise of trail conditions and any weather alerts.

  • Car Hike Car Hike: York Region Forest – North Tract Hike – 13 KM
    10:30 AM-2:30 PM
    02/03/2024

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    Hosting Club: Toronto
    Category: Car Hike
    Location (Google Maps): 17054 ON-48, Whitchurch-Stouffville

    Hike Leader(s): Alina Lin Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Moderate
    Terrain: Flat
    Distance: 13KM

    Description

    Not sure how much snow is left out there but it is always nice to get some crispy fresh air in the winter forest. Very likely, the trails will be icy after the following predicted-to-be-zero-degree days and so icers would be required.

    Meetup location: 17054 ON-48, Whitchurch-Stouffville, GPS (44.081711358420804, -79.31146662470654).  Noted:

    • Bring snack or light lunch, and beverage;
    • Wear Waterproof hiking boots;
    • Bring icers/crampons in case;
    • Dress for weather.
    • Trekking poles are recommended.

     

  • Urban Walk Urban Walk: Downtown Toronto PATH Network
    10:30 AM-1:00 PM
    02/03/2024

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    Hosting Club: Toronto
    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

    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 lunch at 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.

  • Snowshoe Loop from 11th Line to Bayview Escarpment
    1:30 PM
    02/03/2024

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

    Hike Leader(s): Maureen McFarland Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

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

    Description

    We will be snowshoeing on a trail that leads west from the roadside parking on 11th Line and climbs up the escarpment.  The trail meets the main trail going north along the escarpment.  We return by descending through a wide (and safe) crevice to make our way back to our cars.  The trail offers great views from the top of the escarpment, as well lots of exercise climbing up and down the escarpment.  Hiking poles will be helpful on this outing.  Please note that this trail is a snowshoe only trail so if conditions do not permit snowshoeing, I will lead a hike at Bayview Escarpment.  You will be informed by email whether we are snowshoeing or hiking.  If you need more information or are unable to register, please call or text the leader at 647-918-4180.

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  • CHBTC Frosty 5 and 60 for the 60th Anniversary Combo
    9:00 AM-2:00 PM
    02/04/2024

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    Hosting Club: Caledon Hills
    Category: General
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at roadside parking on Coolihans Sideroad, east of where the Trail crosses the road. 43.937967, -79.934650

    Directions: From ON-10 head east for 8.0 km. Turn left onto Airport Rd./Peel Regional Rd. 7 and drive for 2.0 km. Turn right onto Coolihans Side Rd. Parking is in 1.5 km.

    Hike Leader(s): Sandy Green and Dan Revington 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: 12 kilometres

    Description

    Register individually for one, a few, or all of the Frosty 5 and 60 for the 60th Anniversary Badge Combo hikes. Participants who complete five hikes will be eligible to receive a CHBTC Winter badge and a 60th Anniversary badge. This hike explores MT and the Glen Haffy Side Trail. Bring your choice of hydration and snacks. Hiking boots and icers/crampons are required. Hikes in the series take place on select Wednesdays and Sundays. (Note:  If you wish to purchase badges, the cost of each badge is $10.00 for BTC members and $15.00 for non-members.)

  • General Hike Iroquoia Odyssey #3 – Jolly Cut to Dundas Valley
    9:00 AM-4:30 PM
    02/04/2024

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    Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Dundas Valley Conservation Area. Enter from Governor’s Road, 3.5 km west of Main Street in Dundas.

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

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate, Slippery and Steep Sections, Slippery Sections Likely
    Distance: 18 kms

    Description

    Join us on the third of seven shuttle hikes to complete the Iroquoia Section.  We proceed west along the brow with great sights of the Hammer and its environs until we arrive in the Dundas Valley which we shall descend.  Lots of waterfalls.  Hiking boots, icers and poles essential.  Please dress in layers for the weather.  Mitts a good idea.  Please bring a smile, warm drink, water, a snack and a lunch.  Please meet at 8:45 am to be ready to shuttle at 9 am.  Please bring a garbage bag and footwear to change into for the shuttle after the hike (it might be muddy).  Parking fee applicable to enter the conservation area.

  • Scotsdale Farm Great Esker
    9:30 AM-12:30 PM
    02/04/2024

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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Scotsdale Farm 8th Line parking lot

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

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

    Description

    Meet in the parking lot off 8 Line at 9:15 am. We’ll hike the Maureen Smith Side Trail to the main trail and around the Great Esker Side Trail, back to the main trail and the Bennet Heritage Side Trail for a total of about 10 kms.  There are some hills.  Hike is dependent on trail conditions. Please bring icers.  I will send an email two days before the hike to confirm.

  • Sunday Rambles at RBG (Princess Pt) – rescheduled
    10:00 AM-12:00 PM
    02/04/2024

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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: General Hike
    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): Colleen Mabalay Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

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

    Description

    Meet at 9:45am. You will need to pay for parking or use your RBG parking member pass. Bring water and snack. Dress according to weather conditions (icers).

    Please text me at (905) 815-7100 on the evening before or morning of hike if you are unable to attend.

  • Urban Walk Urban Walk: Waterfront Trail 3/8 – Long Branch
    10:00 AM-1:00 PM
    02/04/2024

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    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 Hike and Art: Woodbine Subway Station to Leslieville via Ashbridge’s Bay Park
    10:30 AM-2:30 AM
    02/04/2024

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    Hosting Club: Toronto
    Category: Urban Walk
    Location (Google Maps): Please meet in front of Woodbine Subway Station on Woodbine Avenue.

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

    Pace: Moderate
    Terrain: Flat
    Distance: 11 km

    Description

    We will hike to Woodbine Beach and Ashbridge’s Bay Park via a collection of parks and trails, including the little known Small’s Creek and Williamson Ravine. Our destination will be Leslie Grove Gallery, 1158 Queen Street East, in Leslieville where one of our finest new hike leaders, KJ Chong (Ke-Jia) will be exhibiting an artwork for the first time in an indoor gallery as part of a group show. For KJ the last few years have been a parallel journey between becoming a hike leader for TBTC and an artist and she very proficient at both. Please join me as we celebrate a talented and outstanding person among us. KJ will be on hand to greet us.

    The Route:https://onthegomap.com/s/svqu40d2

  • Sunday Social Hike – Snowshoe out and back on rail trail
    1:30 PM-3:30 PM
    02/04/2024

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    Hosting Club: Sydenham
    Category: Snowshoe Hike
    Location (Google Maps): The SNELs, 2888 3rd Ave. W., Owen Sound

    Hike Leader(s): Bill Snel

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

    Description

    We will snowshoe out on the Georgian Bluffs rail trail at a slight incline and then return. Depending on snow conditions and the amount of snowmobile traffic, conditions will vary. If unable to register or for information contact the hike leader at w.snel2@gmail.com or landline (519) 470-0584.

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  • Car Pool Niagara Winter End to End #6 Woodend Conservation Area to Queenston Southern BTC Terminus
    8:30 AM-1:00 PM
    02/07/2024

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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Car Pool
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at Queenston Heights Park near the washrooms and Car Pool to Woodend

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

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 14.5 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

    If you have completed all 6 hikes bring $10 for the coveted Winter End to End Badge

  • Woodford-Crevice Spring Side trail
    9:00 AM
    02/07/2024

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

    Hike Leader(s): Frank Huggins Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Brisk – 4 to 5 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 6 km

    Description

    We will carpool to and park at the Woodford Community Centre off Hwy.
    26 in the Sydenham section. This in/out hike will proceed south for an hour on the white
    blazed trail, then back north along the side trail. Bring a snack and water.

  • Rattlesnake Point Conservation Area in Milton – out and back
    9:30 AM-1:00 AM
    02/07/2024

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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Rattlesnake Point Conservation Area in Milton, at 7200 Appleby Line, just north of Derry Road

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

    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 10 – 11 kms

    Description

    This is an out and back hike.  Parking fee applies (unless you have a Halton Parks pass, a great value) and you must reserve from 9:15 am to 1:30 pm.

    Hike leader: Susan Glofcheskie: email: glofcheskies@rogers.com. Cell 416-576-3163.  Please use email prior to the hike and cell on the day of the hike.

    Wear appropriate quick-dry clothing and hiking boots.  Bring sunscreen, insect repellant (summer), icers (winter), snacks, hiking poles, a personal first aid kit and 1 – 2 litres of water.  For personalized driving directions, click on the hike in the BTC hike calendar, then on (Google Maps) to the right of the word Location, and your smartphone should navigate you to the correct location.  Please arrive by 9:15, as we will be leaving promptly at 9:30.  If you are unable to attend, please email me as soon as possible in advance of the hike, or text me if it is < 2 hours before the hike.

  • A Birthday Hike
    10:00 AM-1:00 AM
    02/07/2024

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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Good Companions
    Location (Google Maps): Halton Agreement Forest, Guelph Line. North of the 401

    Hike Leader(s): Anne Armstrong 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
    Distance: Approx. 9 km.

    Description

    What better way to celebrate a significant birthday than by going on a hike. Join Anne and I as we celebrate her birthday with a hike in the Halton Agreement Forest. Meet in the northeast corner of the Woodbine/Mohawk Casino/Raceway at 9:45 am. for a 10:00am. start. Bring water, a snack, icers and poles if using. We will do a circular hike to Hilton Falls and back. With snow covered (?) trails the walking should not be too difficult. We will have our snack at the falls: hopefully there will be a fire already started. Optional refreshment stop at the Black Swan Pub on Walkers’s Line.
    Leader: Phill Armstrong 416895 3037 hikingrandpa@gmail.com

  • Winter Wednesday Walkers – North from North Street
    10:00 AM-12:00 PM
    02/07/2024

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    Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

    Location (Google Maps): Meet at the end of North St. in Eugenia, on the shoulder, on the south side, turn cars to face east, . (North St. is directly north of The Top O’ The Rock store.) km 56.1, Map 26, Edition 31.

    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’ll be hiking along the escarpment through forest to the Beaver Valley landmark “The Penstocks” and then returning to our cars.  Some great views to be had!  On winter hikes we may encounter bare ground, light snow, deep snow, or ice.  Please bring snowshoes and icers to our Winter Wednesday Walkers outings.  Wear appropriate clothing for the weather plus water and a snack.

    COVID-19 Precautions Before, During and After your Hike

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

    Other Guidelines

    1. Arrive 15 minutes before the start of the hike.
    2. Wear sturdy footwear and appropriate attire for the weather and the terrain.
      Hiking poles are a good idea in any season, especially if the terrain is rocky or slippery. In winter, snowshoes or icers/crampons are needed when conditions dictate.
      Wearing appropriate clothing and footwear prevents injuries and shows consideration for a safe and positive group hiking experience.
    3. Always carry I.D. and your health card.
    4. Bring sufficient water and snacks (or lunch if indicated). A minimum of 1L of water is recommended on all hikes, and 3L is recommended for long, challenging hikes in the heat of the summer.
    5. Bring sunscreen and insect repellent (for spring and summer hikes).
    6. Bring your own first aid kit.
    7. Please leave dogs at home.
  • Evening Hike followed by Refreshments in Owen Sound
    7:00 PM-8:45 PM
    02/07/2024

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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: Moderate: Some hills and/or poor footing, There might be icy and slippery sections.
    Distance: Approx 5 km

    Description

    Join us for a winter evening hike exploring trails and neighbourhoods in Owen Sound followed by an opportunity for refreshments. Please bring icers in case of icy conditions. There is no need to arrive by 6:45 pm, but this hike will leave at 7:00 pm. For further information please contact Hike Leader Harriet Nixon at 519-373-6598 or harrietnixon@bmts.com

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  • Car Hike Car Hike: Caledon E2E and winter badge 2/4
    8:30 AM-3:00 PM
    02/09/2024

    Hike open to BTC Members only.

    Click here for more information or to register

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

    Km 35.0 Coordinates N 43.937967,W 79.934650

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

    Pace: Brisk
    Terrain: Challenging, Hilly
    Distance: 19km

    Description

    We will shuttle to km 15.9 and hike back. The hike includes road walking. Be ready for cold winds on the road sections. This hike will qualify for the winter badge. We will allow time for that badge. Must have icers and snowshoes. Bring 2 litres of water. We will follow covid 19 rules. Check for change of date before the hike in case of bad weather.

  • Urban 9:00 NOTL BLACK HISTORY SERIES – #2 of 4: Richard Pierpoint and The Coloured Corps
    9:00 AM-10:30 AM
    02/09/2024

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Urban
    Location (Google Maps): Veteran’s Memorial Park, Park on King St (at Centre) just outside the park

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

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Easy
    Distance: 6 km

    Description

    Since 1995, the government in Canada officially recognized February as Black History Month; a time when Canadians are invited to reflect, educate and engage in the ongoing fight against anti-Black racism and discrimination. During this and the other hikes in this series, you will learn about some of those who fought enslavement, and how they were pivotal in shaping our society to be as diverse as it is today.

    Check out this link for a brief overview of this topic by the Niagara-on-the-Lake Museum.

    Wear extra warm clothing given that we will be stopping several times. While the terrain is easy, consider bringing your poles and/or micro spikes when the terrain is icy.

    Please note: Hikes are offered by volunteers who have committed to their own learning to be able to offer informative and contemplative hike experiences. These hikes are open to all and offered in a spirit of mutual learning and inclusion.

  • Urban 9:15 NOTL BLACK HISTORY SERIES – #2 of 4: Richard Pierpoint and The Coloured Corps
    9:15 AM-10:45 AM
    02/09/2024

    Click here for more information or to register

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

    Veteran’s Memorial Park. Park on King St. at Centre

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

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Easy
    Distance: 6 km

    Description

    Since 1995, the government in Canada officially recognized February as Black History Month; a time when Canadians are invited to reflect, educate and engage in the ongoing fight against anti-Black racism and discrimination. You will find out about some of those who fought enslavement, and how they were pivotal in shaping our society to be as diverse as it is today.

    Watch a short video by Historica Canada about Richard Pierpoint’s life by opening the link below.

    https://youtu.be/UQyPXOHvwEc?si=2ZPGIHDrybxv11f

    **Wear extra warm clothing as we will be stopping several times.

    **While the terrain is easy, consider bringing your walking sticks and/or footwear with micro spikes. Sidewalks and streets may be icy.

    PLEASE NOTE: Hikes are offered by volunteers who have committed to their own learning to be able to offer informative and contemplative hike experiences. These hikes are opened to all and offered in a spirit of mutual learning and inclusion.

  • Car Hike Car Hike; Forest Ecology with Adam Brylowski
    10:30 AM-2:00 PM
    02/09/2024

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Toronto
    Category: Car Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at parking lot opposite Limehouse Public School, on the south side of 22 Sideroad, just north of Fifth Line.


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

    Pace: Leisurely
    Terrain: Variable
    Distance: approx 3 km

    Description

    As you walk along the trail, do you ever stop to wonder how the forest you are travelling through evolves over time? Would you like to know more about the particular tree species we will identify, and how their growth has been affected by changes to the climate and human intervention?

    This is your chance to delve into the complexities of forest ecology with the assistance of our knowledgeable guide, Adam Brylowski, a staff ecologist with the Bruce Trail Conservancy.

    Please dress for the weather, and along with your curiosity, we suggest a hot drink, water and lunch or snack. End time and the distance we’ll travel are estimates, depending on weather and trail conditions. NOTE: Icers are strongly suggested, as well as hiking poles that will be required for at least one short, steep hill we’ll need to climb.

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

    Limit of 10 participants

  • Ross McLean loop (Bass Lake)
    1:00 PM-2:45 PM
    02/09/2024

    Click here for more information or to register

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

    Meet at 12:45 pm. at Kemble Arena parking lot (319897 Kemble Rock Road, Kemble) to carpool to trail head. Limited parking at trail head. 5 minute drive from Kemble.

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

    Pace: Leisurely: 3 km/h or less
    Terrain: Moderate: Some hills and/or poor footing, There might be icy and slippery sections.
    Distance: 3.9 km loop

    Description

    Picturesque view of Bass Lake and the wetlands. We will snowshoe a route below the rocks to avoid crevices. Approx. 2 hrs. If you are unable to register, please call or text the leader at 226-787-8804.

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  • Paid Outing Coach Trips Winter Coach Trip: Awenda Provincial Park
    8:00 AM-6:00 PM
    02/10/2024

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

    Click here for more information or to register

    Trip Activities
    Pick up at Yonge & York Mills ($0.01)
    Pick up at Major Mac ($0.01)

    Optional Items

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

    Hike Leader(s): Martina Furrer, Nijole Mockevicius, Lisa Lifshitz Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Description

    Bus departs 10 York Mills Rd at 8:00 AM and Major Mackenzie Dr and HWY 400 Park and Ride at 8:20 AM. If you wish to be picked up at the Major Mackenzie Dr and HWY 400 Park and Ride, select that option when you register. Please arrive 15 minutes before departure. The bus waits for no one.

    Join us for a super fun winter day in beautiful Awenda Provincial Park. Be prepared to pick your activity according to the conditions. If snowshoeing is good – great! If winter hiking is better – enjoy! If skiing is possible – bonus! The trip will run no matter what.  

    Driving time to Awenda is 1.75 hours. It’s so worth it to spend the day on the shore of Georgian Bay.

    Winter hikers: Explore the trails on your own or join Nijole and Lisa for a guided 10 KM hike on Awenda’s beautiful winter trails. The hike will traverse parts of the Bluff, Wendat, and Connector trails, and will also circle around Kettle’s Lake. Mostly flat with a few short hills. Pace will be approximately 3 km/hr. Plenty of time to take pictures and enjoy the scenery. Skiers: If conditions allow, enjoy self-guided tours of Awenda’s beautiful ski trails with majestic views of Georgian Bay. No rentals. No food or drink.

    For information about trail conditions visit: https://www.ontarioparks.com/skireport 

    Coach fare must be paid online when you register.  Masks are mandatory while on the bus.

    Hikers: It may not be clear ahead of time whether snowshoes, icers, or just boots will be the most appropriate footwear. Come prepared for anything. If the Club cancels this trip, your coach fare will be refunded. 

  • Winter Version R2R #2 Mad River Rim
    8:00 AM
    02/10/2024

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Blue Mountains
    Category: Register online ONLY
    Location (Google Maps): There will be an alternate meet up point to start hike.

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

    Pace: Brisk – 4 to 5 km/hr
    Terrain: Strenuous – Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing
    Distance: 12 km

    Description

    CONTACT HIKE LEADER for info. We will start at Devil’s Glen white blazed trail and hike across to a steep,
    slippery slope reaching Sideroad 15/16 meeting up with the Ganaraska Trail. Once
    reaching the Ganaraska sign you have completed half the hike and we will then retrace
    our steps back. Bring lots of water, lunch and snacks.
    CONTACT Hike Leader for directions for meet-up.

  • Car Hike Car Hike: Hike of 2 lakes King city
    8:30 AM-1:30 PM
    02/10/2024

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Toronto

    Location (Google Maps): Park along Fairfield Dr. or Dufferin Street. Gather at trail head on Dufferin Street.

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

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

    Description

    We will hike in trails around Seneca lake and Mary Lake,pass by Eaton and visit Pine farm where you can enjoy coffee,tea,apple  pie during our snack time.

    Some safety procedures during the hike:

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

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

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

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

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

  • Loop 9:00 Twelve Mile Creek Loop
    9:00 AM-12:00 PM
    02/10/2024

    Click here for more information or to register

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

    Welland Vale Rd. (Pump Station) & Sawmill Rd., St. Catharines

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

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Easy
    Distance: 15 kms

    Description

    Hike along both sides of 12 Mile Creek through St. Catharines. Escape the mud!

  • Double Loop in Dundas
    10:00 AM-1:00 PM
    02/10/2024

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Easy Does It Hikes
    Location (Google Maps): Dundas Valley Conservation Area, 650 Governor’s Rd., Dundas

    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: 7 – 10 km.

    Description

    Come enjoy the beauty of Dundas Valley CA with its lovely trails and many hills and valleys. We will complete one or two loops, your choice to do one or both. The terrain is easy but we will encounter some hills. Expect snow and ice, depending on what Mother Nature decides to give us. Bring water, a snack, icers and poles if using. We will stop at the centre between loops for our snack and a bathroom break. If you cannot make the hike the morning of, please text me at 905 617 3937. Parking fee if effect or Conservation Area pass.
    Leader: Anne Armstrong 905 617 3937 hikingrandma@gmail.com

  • General Hike Pine River Discovery Hike
    10:00 AM-1:00 PM
    02/10/2024

    Click here for more information or to register

    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 Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium

    Distance: 6 km

    Description

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

    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.

     

  • Daytime, Snowshoe Adventure Badge #1 – Kolapore West
    12:00 PM-2:00 PM
    02/10/2024

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

    Location (Google Maps): Meet in the Kolapore parking lot on Grey Road 2, about 650 m south of where the trail crosses at km 23.8, Map 25, Edition 31

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

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Length of Hike: Approx. 6km return + 650 m x2 on road to cars

    Description

    This will be an in and out hike from the Kolapore parking lot. We pass along a field, through cedar and beautiful hardwood forest, encountering signs of old stone borders. On winter hikes we may encounter bare ground, light snow, deep snow, or ice.  Please bring snowshoes and icers. Wear appropriate clothing for the weather plus water and a snack.  Participants should have some experience with snowshoeing.

    COVID-19 Precautions Before, During and After your Hike

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

    Other Guidelines

    1. Arrive 15 minutes before the start of the hike.
    2. Wear sturdy footwear and appropriate attire for the weather and the terrain.
      Hiking poles are a good idea in any season, especially if the terrain is rocky or slippery. In winter, snowshoes or icers/crampons are needed when conditions dictate.
      Wearing appropriate clothing and footwear prevents injuries and shows consideration for a safe and positive group hiking experience.
    3. Always carry I.D. and your health card.
    4. Bring sufficient water and snacks (or lunch if indicated). A minimum of 1L of water is recommended on all hikes, and 3L is recommended for long, challenging hikes in the heat of the summer.
    5. Bring sunscreen and insect repellent (for spring and summer hikes).
    6. Bring your own first aid kit.
    7. Please leave dogs at home.
  • Urban Walk Campfire under the stars – Let’s beat the Winter Blues!
    4:00 PM-6:00 PM
    02/10/2024

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Toronto
    Category: Urban Walk
    Location (Google Maps): High Park Nature Centre

    Hike Leader(s): Marie-Josée Roy Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Leisurely
    Terrain: Variable
    Distance: n/a

    Description

    Please join us for a short hike in High Park, and then gather around a campfire. We’ll have some sausages, buns, condiments, and s’mores, but feel free to bring whatever you would like to roast on the fire. And if you are so inclined, bring a guitar, harmonica, or ukulele, and your best camp songs!

    The High Park Nature Centre is a 6-minute walk from High Park subway station. Please remember that the park is closed to all vehicle traffic on weekends.

    What to bring:

    • Proper footwear
    • Warm clothing
    • Hot drinks (tea, coffee, soup, etc.)

    Hike (optional): 4:00-5:00 p.m.

    Campfire: 5:00-6:00 p.m.

     

     

     

     

     

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    • Paid Outing Coach Trips Winter Coach Trip: Awenda Provincial Park
      8:00 AM-6:00 PM
      02/10/2024

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

      Click here for more information or to register

      Trip Activities
      Pick up at Yonge & York Mills ($0.01)
      Pick up at Major Mac ($0.01)

      Optional Items

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

      Hike Leader(s): Martina Furrer, Nijole Mockevicius, Lisa Lifshitz Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Description

      Bus departs 10 York Mills Rd at 8:00 AM and Major Mackenzie Dr and HWY 400 Park and Ride at 8:20 AM. If you wish to be picked up at the Major Mackenzie Dr and HWY 400 Park and Ride, select that option when you register. Please arrive 15 minutes before departure. The bus waits for no one.

      Join us for a super fun winter day in beautiful Awenda Provincial Park. Be prepared to pick your activity according to the conditions. If snowshoeing is good – great! If winter hiking is better – enjoy! If skiing is possible – bonus! The trip will run no matter what.  

      Driving time to Awenda is 1.75 hours. It’s so worth it to spend the day on the shore of Georgian Bay.

      Winter hikers: Explore the trails on your own or join Nijole and Lisa for a guided 10 KM hike on Awenda’s beautiful winter trails. The hike will traverse parts of the Bluff, Wendat, and Connector trails, and will also circle around Kettle’s Lake. Mostly flat with a few short hills. Pace will be approximately 3 km/hr. Plenty of time to take pictures and enjoy the scenery. Skiers: If conditions allow, enjoy self-guided tours of Awenda’s beautiful ski trails with majestic views of Georgian Bay. No rentals. No food or drink.

      For information about trail conditions visit: https://www.ontarioparks.com/skireport 

      Coach fare must be paid online when you register.  Masks are mandatory while on the bus.

      Hikers: It may not be clear ahead of time whether snowshoes, icers, or just boots will be the most appropriate footwear. Come prepared for anything. If the Club cancels this trip, your coach fare will be refunded. 

    • Winter Version R2R #2 Mad River Rim
      8:00 AM
      02/10/2024

      Click here for more information or to register

      Hosting Club: Blue Mountains
      Category: Register online ONLY
      Location (Google Maps): There will be an alternate meet up point to start hike.

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

      Pace: Brisk – 4 to 5 km/hr
      Terrain: Strenuous – Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing
      Distance: 12 km

      Description

      CONTACT HIKE LEADER for info. We will start at Devil’s Glen white blazed trail and hike across to a steep,
      slippery slope reaching Sideroad 15/16 meeting up with the Ganaraska Trail. Once
      reaching the Ganaraska sign you have completed half the hike and we will then retrace
      our steps back. Bring lots of water, lunch and snacks.
      CONTACT Hike Leader for directions for meet-up.

    • Car Hike Car Hike: Hike of 2 lakes King city
      8:30 AM-1:30 PM
      02/10/2024

      Click here for more information or to register

      Hosting Club: Toronto

      Location (Google Maps): Park along Fairfield Dr. or Dufferin Street. Gather at trail head on Dufferin Street.

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

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

      Description

      We will hike in trails around Seneca lake and Mary Lake,pass by Eaton and visit Pine farm where you can enjoy coffee,tea,apple  pie during our snack time.

      Some safety procedures during the hike:

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

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

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

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

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

    • Loop 9:00 Twelve Mile Creek Loop
      9:00 AM-12:00 PM
      02/10/2024

      Click here for more information or to register

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

      Welland Vale Rd. (Pump Station) & Sawmill Rd., St. Catharines

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

      Pace: Medium
      Terrain: Easy
      Distance: 15 kms

      Description

      Hike along both sides of 12 Mile Creek through St. Catharines. Escape the mud!

    • Double Loop in Dundas
      10:00 AM-1:00 PM
      02/10/2024

      Click here for more information or to register

      Hosting Club: Iroquoia
      Category: Easy Does It Hikes
      Location (Google Maps): Dundas Valley Conservation Area, 650 Governor’s Rd., Dundas

      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: 7 – 10 km.

      Description

      Come enjoy the beauty of Dundas Valley CA with its lovely trails and many hills and valleys. We will complete one or two loops, your choice to do one or both. The terrain is easy but we will encounter some hills. Expect snow and ice, depending on what Mother Nature decides to give us. Bring water, a snack, icers and poles if using. We will stop at the centre between loops for our snack and a bathroom break. If you cannot make the hike the morning of, please text me at 905 617 3937. Parking fee if effect or Conservation Area pass.
      Leader: Anne Armstrong 905 617 3937 hikingrandma@gmail.com

    • General Hike Pine River Discovery Hike
      10:00 AM-1:00 PM
      02/10/2024

      Click here for more information or to register

      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 Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Medium

      Distance: 6 km

      Description

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

      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.

       

    • Daytime, Snowshoe Adventure Badge #1 - Kolapore West
      12:00 PM-2:00 PM
      02/10/2024

      Click here for more information or to register

      Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

      Location (Google Maps): Meet in the Kolapore parking lot on Grey Road 2, about 650 m south of where the trail crosses at km 23.8, Map 25, Edition 31

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

      Pace: Medium
      Terrain: Moderate
      Length of Hike: Approx. 6km return + 650 m x2 on road to cars

      Description

      This will be an in and out hike from the Kolapore parking lot. We pass along a field, through cedar and beautiful hardwood forest, encountering signs of old stone borders. On winter hikes we may encounter bare ground, light snow, deep snow, or ice.  Please bring snowshoes and icers. Wear appropriate clothing for the weather plus water and a snack.  Participants should have some experience with snowshoeing.

      COVID-19 Precautions Before, During and After your Hike

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

      Other Guidelines

      1. Arrive 15 minutes before the start of the hike.
      2. Wear sturdy footwear and appropriate attire for the weather and the terrain.
        Hiking poles are a good idea in any season, especially if the terrain is rocky or slippery. In winter, snowshoes or icers/crampons are needed when conditions dictate.
        Wearing appropriate clothing and footwear prevents injuries and shows consideration for a safe and positive group hiking experience.
      3. Always carry I.D. and your health card.
      4. Bring sufficient water and snacks (or lunch if indicated). A minimum of 1L of water is recommended on all hikes, and 3L is recommended for long, challenging hikes in the heat of the summer.
      5. Bring sunscreen and insect repellent (for spring and summer hikes).
      6. Bring your own first aid kit.
      7. Please leave dogs at home.
    • Urban Walk Campfire under the stars - Let's beat the Winter Blues!
      4:00 PM-6:00 PM
      02/10/2024

      Click here for more information or to register

      Hosting Club: Toronto
      Category: Urban Walk
      Location (Google Maps): High Park Nature Centre

      Hike Leader(s): Marie-Josée Roy Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Leisurely
      Terrain: Variable
      Distance: n/a

      Description

      Please join us for a short hike in High Park, and then gather around a campfire. We’ll have some sausages, buns, condiments, and s’mores, but feel free to bring whatever you would like to roast on the fire. And if you are so inclined, bring a guitar, harmonica, or ukulele, and your best camp songs!

      The High Park Nature Centre is a 6-minute walk from High Park subway station. Please remember that the park is closed to all vehicle traffic on weekends.

      What to bring:

      • Proper footwear
      • Warm clothing
      • Hot drinks (tea, coffee, soup, etc.)

      Hike (optional): 4:00-5:00 p.m.

      Campfire: 5:00-6:00 p.m.

       

       

       

       

       

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  • General Hike Iroquoia Odyssey #4 – Dundas Valley to Waterdown
    9:00 AM-4:30 PM
    02/11/2024

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Roadside parking where the main trail crosses Snake Road in Waterdown. km 67.8 BTC Map 9.

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

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate, Slippery and Steep Sections, Slippery Sections Likely
    Distance: 17.5 kms

    Description

    Join us on the fouth of seven shuttle hikes to complete the Iroquoia Section.  We will climb up and out of the Dundas Valley then along the brow with great views of Dundas and Cootes Paradise until we journey below Highway 6 to arrive at Waterdown.  Lots of ups and downs and yes, waterfalls.  Hiking boots, icers and poles essential.  Please dress in layers for the weather.  Mitts a good idea.  Please bring a smile, warm drink, water, a snack and a lunch.  Please meet at 8:45 am to be ready to shuttle at 9 am.  Please bring a garbage bag and footwear to change into for the shuttle after the hike (it might be muddy).  Please be prepared to contribute to the cost of parking in the Dundas Valley CA.

  • Speyside to Halton Forest (E2E) – CANCELLED
    9:30 AM-12:00 PM
    02/11/2024

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at the Pear Tree parking lot at Speyside on 15 Side Road.

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

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

    Description

    This is an end to end hike. We will carpool from the parking lot on 15 Side Road to 6th Line and hike back along the Hilton Falls Side Trail, Al Shaw Side Trail and the main trail. This trail has some serious rocks, which will be covered if there is enough snow. Please bring icers and poles.

    Hike is dependent on weather conditions.

  • Urban Walk Urban Walk: Waterfront Trail 4/8 – Parklawn
    10:00 AM-1:00 PM
    02/11/2024

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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 km

    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.
  • Car Hike Car Hike: Mono Cliffs
    10:30 AM-2:30 PM
    02/11/2024

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    Hosting Club: Toronto
    Category: Car Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Mono Cliffs Prov. Park, Map 19

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

    Pace: Moderate
    Terrain: Variable
    Distance: 8 Km

    Description

    This will be a loop winter hike through the Park starting at the Mono Community Centre. The terrain is variable and mostly flat. The hike will take approximately 3 hours and may be shortened depending on weather. After the hike those interested are invited to stop for refreshments in the area.

    Bring snow shoes if you have them and icers.

    To get to the meeting point drive north on Hwy 10 past Orangeville to County Road 8 (at Camilla). Turn right and take the Road 8 into Mono Centre. The parking area is just before the Community Centre on your right. Parking is free.

     

  • In and Out 11:00 am Gerry Berkhout Trail in Fenwick
    11:00 AM-1:00 PM
    02/11/2024

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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: In and Out
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at Centennial Park on Church St in Fenwick. Park in first parking lot. After the hike we can go to the Grill on Canboro for refreshments. This is a flat walk, minimal if any mud. Bring water and dress for the weather.

    Hike Leader(s): Evelyne Mitchell Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Leisurely
    Terrain: Easy
    Distance: 7-8kms

    Description

    This will be an in/out hike.  We’ll walk for an hour and then turn around. The terrain is flat (this was an old railway line) and in most sections will be dry.

  • Kemble Wetlands
    1:30 PM-3:30 PM
    02/11/2024

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

    Hike Leader(s): Danuta Valleau Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

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

    Description

    We will carpool to the intersection of Taylor Side Road and Coles Side Road.  From there we hike Don Richards Side Trail, Kemble Wetland Side Trail, and Main Trail sections to loop back to our starting point.  On this hike there are escarpment features, mixed forest, wetlands and regenerating pastureland.  If you are unable to register, please call or text the hike leader at 519-378-5630.

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  • 9:00 CHANGE LOCATION Long Hike Rockway
    9:00 AM-11:30 AM
    02/13/2024

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    Hosting Club: Niagara

    Location (Google Maps): Rockway

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

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 10km

    Description

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

    Bring Poles water, snack, Icers and dress for the weather

  • 9:15 Short hike. Short hills Pelham road
    9:15 AM-10:45 AM
    02/13/2024

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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Loop
    Location (Google Maps): Short Hills Provincial Park. Pelham Rd

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

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: ~ 6kms

    Description

    Hike the main and side trails of Short Hills Provincial Park. Bring hiking boots, icers and water. This hike qualifies for the Winter Hiking badge. See website for details. https://niagarabrucetrail.club/badges/

  • Tuesday Hike Humber Valley Heritage Trail
    9:30 AM-12:30 PM
    02/13/2024

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    Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land
    Category: Tuesday Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at roadside parking on the northwest side of Castllederg Rd. at the Humber River bridge, midway between the Gore Rd and Highway 50.
    For carpooling meet at Party City (4th Ave. and Hwy10 in Orangeville) at 8:30 am.

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

    Pace: Leisurely
    Terrain: Dependent on Conditions, Slippery and Steep Sections
    Distance: Long hike 6 km Short hike 3 km

    Description

    We will hike north for about 3 km and return to the parked cars. The short hike will turn back after 1.5 km.

    Bring snacks, water, and icers. Hiking poles are recommended. If the snow is deep, snowshoes will be required.

    Optional refreshment stop in Bolton after the hike.

  • Dundas Valley Conservation Area – Waterfalls, History and Valentines
    9:45 AM-1:45 PM
    02/13/2024

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    Hosting Club: Caledon Hills
    Category: Tuesday Hikers
    Location (Google Maps): Dundas Valley Conservation Area – meet in the parking area north of km 46.6 on Artaban Rd. within Dundas Valley Conservation Area,180 m north of Lions Club Rd. Iroquoia Section , Map 8 of the BTC Guide 30th. edition

    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

    February is Black History month. Within the Conservation Area there are historic ruins and buildings to visit and stories to remember.

    There are waterfalls we can hike to, and Valentine treats to share.

    Meet at 9:45 AM in the parking area on Artaban Rd. as described above. There is a per car parking fee, so ride share if you can.

    The hike is about 12 km in length and will take about 4 hours. We will walk the trails to the waterfalls, visit the historic sites and have lunch in the wild, or the visitors centre, dependent on the weather.

    Dress for the weather, poles and icers recommended as the trails may be slippery. Bring lunch, snacks, beverage of choice.

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  • Transcarioca Friendship Trail
    9:00 AM-1:00 PM
    02/14/2024

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

    Hike Leader(s): Allison Thomas Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

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

    Description

    We will drive to km 14.1 on 9/10 Sideroad and park the cars. We will hike north to the picnic table and retrace our steps back to the cars. The trail passes through forest and field and follows several rocky crevices. Bring a snack or lunch and water.

  • Good Companions – Shell Park and Bronte Trails
    10:00 AM-12:30 PM
    02/14/2024

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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: Dependent on Conditions, Easy – Mostly flat and usually good 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).

    In case of rain or blizzard conditions I will cancel, so please check your email the evening before the hike.

     

  • Winter Wednesday Walkers – Hogg’s Falls Side & Main Trails
    10:00 AM-12:00 PM
    02/14/2024

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    Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

    Location (Google Maps): Meet in the Hogg’s Falls parking lot, km 65.2, Map 26, Edition 31

    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 both the Uplands Meadow and Upper Beaver Valley Side Trails plus sections of the main trail and view Hogg’s Falls in its winter glory.  On winter hikes we may encounter bare ground, light snow, deep snow, or ice.  Please bring snowshoes and icers to our Winter Wednesday Walkers outings.  Wear appropriate clothing for the weather plus water and a snack.

    COVID-19 Precautions Before, During and After your Hike

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

    Other Guidelines

    1. Arrive 15 minutes before the start of the hike.
    2. Wear sturdy footwear and appropriate attire for the weather and the terrain.
      Hiking poles are a good idea in any season, especially if the terrain is rocky or slippery. In winter, snowshoes or icers/crampons are needed when conditions dictate.
      Wearing appropriate clothing and footwear prevents injuries and shows consideration for a safe and positive group hiking experience.
    3. Always carry I.D. and your health card.
    4. Bring sufficient water and snacks (or lunch if indicated). A minimum of 1L of water is recommended on all hikes, and 3L is recommended for long, challenging hikes in the heat of the summer.
    5. Bring sunscreen and insect repellent (for spring and summer hikes).
    6. Bring your own first aid kit.
    7. Please leave dogs at home.
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  • Car Hike Feb. 16-19, 2024 – Family Day Snowshoe Weekend in Tobermory (3 nights)
    12:00 AM
    02/16/2024

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

    Princess Hotel
    34 BAY STREET SOUTH TOBERMORY, ONTARIO N0H 2R0, CANADA

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

    Pace: Moderate
    Terrain: Variable

    Description

    Jeanette Vincent, Brenda and David Royle will continue the tradition of Greg Vincent’s Family Day Snowshoe Weekend in Tobermory.   Celebrate with a weekend trip snowshoeing the trails of the National Park at the “Tip o’ the Bruce” Tobermory.

    We arrive Friday, February 16th at our comfortable hotel overlooking Little Tub Harbour where we stay and have our meals for three nights at the Princess Hotel in Tobermory.

    This outing is restricted to those staying and having their meals with us at the Princess Hotel in Tobermory for the weekend. Please email Jeanette for the prices for the weekend at the  Princess Hotel package and additional information. If you plan to join us  call the Princess for rates and a reservation 1-519-596-8282 or info@tobermoryprincesshotel.com and mention Vincent/Royle Winter Snowshoe weekend when booking. Once you have made your reservation, be sure to register for this event on the Toronto Bruce Trail Club please email Jeanette at vincentjeanette1604@gmail.com once you are registered and made your reservation.

     

  • Urban 9:00 NOTL BLACK HISTORY SERIES – #3 of 4: Standing Firm for Freedom: The Solomon Moseby Affair
    9:00 AM-10:30 AM
    02/16/2024

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

    Veteran’s Memorial Park, Park on King St (at Centre) just outside the park

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

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Easy
    Distance: 6 km

    Description

    Since 1995, the government in Canada officially recognized February as Black History Month; a time when Canadians are invited to reflect, educate and engage in the ongoing fight against anti-Black racism and discrimination. During this and the other hikes in this series, you will learn about some of those who fought enslavement, and how they were pivotal in shaping our society to be as diverse as it is today.

    Check out this link for a brief overview of this topic by the Niagara-on-the-Lake Museum.

    Wear extra warm clothing given that we will be stopping several times. While the terrain is easy, consider bringing your poles and/or micro spikes when the terrain is icy.

    Please note: Hikes are offered by volunteers who have committed to their own learning to be able to offer informative and contemplative hike experiences. These hikes are open to all and offered in a spirit of mutual learning and inclusion.

  • Urban 9:15 NOTL Black History SERIES – #3 of 4: Standing Firm for Freedom: The Solomon Moseby Affair
    9:15 AM-10:45 AM
    02/16/2024

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

    Veteran’s Memorial Park. Park on King St. at Centre.

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

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Easy
    Distance: 7.5 kms

    Description

    Since 1995, the government in Canada officially recognized February as Black History Month; a time when Canadians are invited to reflect, educate and engage in the ongoing fight against anti-Black racism and discrimination. You will find out about some of those who fought enslavement, and how they were pivotal in shaping our society to be as diverse as it is today.  

    **Wear extra warm clothing as we will be stopping several times.

    **While the terrain is easy, consider bringing your walking sticks and/or footwear with micro spikes. Sidewalks and streets may be icy.

  • Urban 9:30 NOTL Black History SERIES – #3 of 4: Standing Firm for Freedom: The Solomon Moseby Affair
    9:30 AM-11:00 AM
    02/16/2024

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

    Veteran’s Memorial Park. Park on King St. at Centre.

    Hike Leader(s): Suzanne Gourluck Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Easy
    Distance: 7.5 kms

    Description

    Since 1995, the government in Canada officially recognized February as Black History Month; a time when Canadians are invited to reflect, educate and engage in the ongoing fight against anti-Black racism and discrimination. You will find out about some of those who fought enslavement, and how they were pivotal in shaping our society to be as diverse as it is today.  

    **Wear extra warm clothing as we will be stopping several times.

    **While the terrain is easy, consider bringing your walking sticks and/or footwear with micro spikes. Sidewalks and streets may be icy.

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  • Car Hike Car Hike: Bethesda Trail Richmond Hill
    8:30 AM-1:45 PM
    02/17/2024

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    Hosting Club: Toronto

    Location (Google Maps): Meet at Bethesda Trail Head Parking on Bethesda Sideroad off Bayview Avenue, across from Lake Wilcox. This parking lot is free.

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

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

    Description

    Join us to explore Jefferson Forest and Bond lake ,

    Please bring  hiking poles, proper closing and shoes and lots of water,

    Please carefully read  safety procedures during the hike:

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

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

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

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

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

  • Paid Outing  Cancelled: Winter Coach Trip: Horseshoe Resort
    9:00 AM-6:00 PM
    02/17/2024

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    Hosting Club: Toronto
    Category: Cancelled
    Location (Google Maps): Horseshoe Resort

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

    Description

    Bus departs 10 York Mills Rd at 9:00 AM and Major Mackenzie Dr and HWY 400 Park and Ride at 9:20 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 x-country skiing and snowshoeing/winter hiking. For trail conditions and information about the resort visit: www.horseshoeresort.com

    Snowshoers: Join Duro and George for a guided snowshoe hike on the Friends of the Copeland Forests Trails. 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 the beautiful Copeland Forest on trails expertly groomed for classic and skate skiing. All skiing is self-guided.

    Ski and snowshoe rentals available. Please book ahead at:

    http://horseshoeresort.com/nordic-centre/cross-country-skil

     

    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.

     This trip will run if there is enough snow to ski on. Hikers: It may not be clear ahead of time whether snowshoes, icers, or just boots will be the most appropriate footwear. Come prepared for anything. If the Club cancels this trip, your coach fare will be refunded. 

  • Margaret Paull Side Trail Loop
    9:00 AM
    02/17/2024

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

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

    Pace: Leisurely – 3 km/hr. or less
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 5 km

    Description

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

  • 10:00 Behind Brock
    10:00 AM-12:00 PM
    02/17/2024

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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Loop
    Location (Google Maps): Park Decew Road West of Merrittville Hwy. 2370 decew road.

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

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 10 km

    Description

    Hike the trails around Brock University

  • Urban Walk Urban Walk: Graffiti Art, Culture & Nature in Toronto
    10:00 AM-1:00 PM
    02/17/2024

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    Hosting Club: Toronto
    Category: Urban Walk
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at the South-West corner of Harbord & Spadina

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

    Pace: Leisurely
    Terrain: Flat

    Description

    This hike is part of a series of urban hikes exploring graffiti art, culture, and social history in Toronto’s streets, laneways, underpasses, and parks across the city. These hikes provide opportunities for reflection on our own identity, personal history, examining our connection to each other and to the land, fostering a sense of community and belonging. In this hike we will explore Harbord Village, Little Italy, and Kensington.

  • Urban Walk Urban Walk: Cootes Paradise (By GO Transit)
    10:15 AM-2:30 PM
    02/17/2024

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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

    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.

  • Sydenham River Valley
    1:30 PM-4:00 PM
    02/17/2024

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    Hosting Club: Sydenham
    Category: Snowshoe Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Harrison Park Inn Restaurant Parking Lot, Owen Sound

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

    Pace: Medium: 3 to 4 km/h
    Terrain: Moderate: Some hills and/or poor footing, Strenuous: Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing.
    Distance: 6 kms

    Description

    We will go north on the fitness trail to the blue trail and hike to the entrance of the Palisades. From there we will follow the blue side trail south, then the white trail towards Inglis Falls. We will hopefully go as far as the Conservation Authority and back to the Park, or cut it a bit shorter, following the ski doo trail back. This is a technical, but beautiful hike with a few hills. We will see nice rock formations, cliffs, forest, hike along the Sydenham river. Poles advised. Bring water, maybe a snack. If interested, we can visit the Harrison Park restaurant after our hike, for a coffee, drink or a snack. Please contact the hike leader at 519 379 2573 if you have questions or cannot register.

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  • Family Fun Day – Warder Side Trail Loop
    1:00 AM
    02/18/2024

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    Hosting Club: Peninsula

    Location (Google Maps): Join the PBTC’s Family Fun Day Celebrations starting from the Rotary Hall in Lions Head at 59 Main St in Lions Head. Hikers will gather at the Hall and carpool up to the McCurdy parking lot a few blocks away. Note: Parking will be free at McCurdy this time of year.

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

    Pace: Leisurely
    Terrain: Moderate

    Description

    This is a leisurely, fair weather, 4 km hike. In case of inclement weather, we can play games and visit at the Rotary Hall. We will meet at the Rotary Hall in Lions Head, carpool the few blocks to the McCurdy Parking Lot, do our intro at the Parking Lot and head out.  From the McCurdy Parking Lot, we will hike the Main Trail into the Lions Head Nature Reserve, to the Warder Side Trail, Ilse Hanel Side Trail, back along the Main Trail to the parking lot.  Please wear appropriate footwear for the conditions (update will be given 2 days in advance). Poles and Crampons are highly recommended. Tim, Liv and I hope this will be a fun, chatty family hike.

  • General Hike Iroquoia Odyssey #5 – Waterdown to Burlington
    9:00 AM-4:30 PM
    02/18/2024

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    Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Roadside parking on the west side of Guelph Line where the main trail crosses Guelph Line in between Dundas Highway #5 to the south and No. 1 Sideroad to the north.

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

    Pace: Brisk, Medium
    Terrain: Moderate, Slippery and Steep Sections, Slippery Sections Likely, Strenuous
    Distance: 16.5 kms

    Description

    Join us on the fifth of seven shuttle hikes to complete the Iroquoia Section.  We will climb up to Waterdown then along to Burlington past the BTC signature property, Fisher’s Pond.  Lots and lots of ups and downs.   Highlights include the Grindstone Creek valley, the  Great Falls in Smokey Hollow and Signal Hill.  Views of Burlington and Lake Ontario.  Hiking boots, icers and poles essential.  Please dress in layers for the weather.  Mitts a good idea.  Please bring a smile, warm drink, water, a snack and a lunch.  Please meet at 8:45 am to be ready to shuttle at 9 am.  Please bring a garbage bag and footwear to change into for the shuttle after the hike (it might be muddy).

  • Speyside Loops
    9:30 AM-12:00 PM
    02/18/2024

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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at the end of 17 Sideroad, off Hwy 25, just north of Milton.

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

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

    Description

    We will hike 3 loops including the main and 3 side trails. There are lots of rocks on this trail. Please bring icers for your boots. Hopefully the rocks will be covered with a good layer of snow. The hike is dependent on trail conditions and weather.  I will send an email two days before the hike to confirm.

  • 🌲 Family Day Hike: Geodetic Side Trail Adventure
    10:00 AM
    02/18/2024

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    Hosting Club: Peninsula

    Location (Google Maps): McCurdy Drive Parking – Lion’s Head

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

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Difficult, Moderate
    Distance: 11

    Description

    Join us for a Family Day hike starting at McCurdy Dr Parking. We’ll hike 11 km round-trip to the 45th Parallel Geodetic marker, a spot halfway between the equator and the North Pole. The terrain is moderate to difficult. depending on trail conditions. Dress appropriately for variable weather, and bring icer’s if needed—safety is paramount, and adjustments will be made for inclement weather. Expect a 4-5 hour commitment, striking a balance between outdoor exploration and quality time. After the hike, unwind at Lion’s Head Rotary Hall with hot chocolate, board games, and music. It’s more than a hike; an opportunity to connect with nature and the community, with the 45th parallel north adding a special touch to our outing. Lace up your boots, bring your sense of adventure, and make Family Day memorable on the Geodetic Side Trail!

  • Urban Walk Urban Walk: Waterfront Trail 5/8 – Bathurst
    10:00 AM-1:00 PM
    02/18/2024

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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: 9.4 km

    Description

    Please join me at Bathurst Station no later than 9:00 am.  We will take the streetcar southbound departing 9:38 am, arriving at Adelaide St 9:54 am.  If you want to meet us at Bathurst and Adelaide, be there by 9:54 am.  We start hiking at 10:00 am.
    We will hike to the lake and east to Leslie St.  The estimated distance is 9.4 km.  Here is an online map of our route Bathurst to Leslie
    Bring a snack, at least 2 liters of water, and icers.  Dress for cold weather.
  • Car Hike Car Hike: Hike #2 to earn the Dufferin Hi-Land Youth and/or Side Trails Badge!
    10:00 AM-1:00 PM
    02/18/2024

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Toronto
    Category: Car Hike
    Location (Google Maps): We will meet at the Bruce Trail parking lot on 1st Line E north of 8 Sideroad at km 28.3 (Map 20 of the Bruce Trail Reference Guide, Edition 31).

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

    Pace: Leisurely
    Terrain: Variable
    Distance: 6.1 km

    Description

    Calling all families with children who love hiking and earning badges!!!

    This is the second in a series of ten hikes that will be offered throughout 2024 on a roughly monthly basis so that children who are 15 years of age and younger can earn the Dufferin Hi-Land Adventurer Youth Badge and their parents/guardians can earn the Dufferin Hi-Land Side Trails Badge at the same time!!!  Details regarding the requirements for each badge can be found here: https://dufferinbrucetrailclub.org/dufferin-bruce-trail-club-badges/  Each of the ten hikes will be a loop hike so no car shuttles will be needed, and each hike will cover a distance of approximately 6-9 km hiked at a leisurely pace (2-3 km/h) so children and adults alike can participate.

    This second hike will be a winter hike to explore some side trails north of Boyne Valley Provincial Park, specifically the Rock Hill Park Side Trail, David Hahn Side Trail, Enchanted Forest Side Trail, Oliver Creek Side Trail, and Moss Haven Side Trail.  Please dress appropriately for a winter hike by dressing in layers (wear an inner layer that wicks sweat away from your skin, a middle layer that keeps you warm, and an outer layer that protects you from wind and snow), wearing gloves/mittens and a toque, and wearing warm and comfortable footwear that has good traction in snow/ice (icers placed over your boots work great!).  Hiking poles or walking sticks are an asset since they will help keep you balanced if the ground is slippery.  As well, make sure you bring enough water and food for a 2-3 hour hike since we’ll be covering a total distance of approximately 6.1 km.

  • Family Friendly Fun Hike
    1:00 PM
    02/18/2024

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    Hosting Club: Peninsula

    Location (Google Maps): Rotary Hall, Lion’s Head

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

    Pace: Leisurely
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: ~ 4km

    Description

    Join us for a free, family day event at the Rotary Hall in Lion’s Head!  Guided hikes, music, hot chocolate, board games – what a great recipe for a fun afternoon with your family and neighbours!

    This Family Friendly Fun hike is designed for both adults and children hiking with their families.  We will leave the Rotary Hall and take the Lion’s Head Village Side Trail to the waterfront Bruce Trail with beautiful views of Isthmus Bay.  We will then enjoy the Bannister’s Hill Side Trail loop (1 km) and explore the caves on the Williams’ Cave Side Trail.  We will then make our way back to the Rotary Hall.

    We will keep a pace that is appropriate for children, and modify the route if required due to weather. Please come prepared in layered clothing, sturdy shoes and be ready for slick conditions on the trail (icers or crampons may be recommended if the conditions are icy).

    Bear Cub Badges will be provided to children or youth who complete a Hike Journal (provided at Rotary Hall) for each side trail.

    Meet at the Rotary Centre at 1 p.m. and join us after the hike for hot chocolate and board games!

    Note: if you are bringing children, please also register them separately for the hike so we know how many to expect. Thank you!

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  • Peninsula out & back (km9.6-km17.9)
    9:00 AM
    02/19/2024

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    Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

    Location (Google Maps): Meet at parking on the corner of Wright’s Cres (Purple Valley Access Trail) near km 15.6
    ED 31 Map 36

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

    Pace: Brisk
    Terrain: Moderate, Some rocky footing, Strenuous
    Length of Hike: 16.6km

    Description

    Please join me this Family day for a brisk out and back hike along the South Peninsula. We will park at Purple Valley Access Trail and head south to km 9.6. Here we will turn around and re-trace our steps North to the lookout at Malcolm Bluff (km 17.9) then south back to our cars.

    Please bring water and snacks. Icers/snowshoes will also be needed. Check and dress for the weather that day.

     

     

  • General Hike Honeywood Ridge
    10:00 AM
    02/19/2024

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

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

    Pace: Leisurely, Medium
    Terrain: Dependent on Conditions, Moderate

    Description

    Join us for a Honeywood ridge Family Day Hike!

  • Family Day Hike – Grimsby
    10:00 AM-12:30 PM
    02/19/2024

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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at the Lion’s Club Pool Parking lot in Grimsby. Please plan to be there by 9:45am

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

    Pace: Leisurely – 3km/hr or less
    Terrain: Dependent on Conditions, Easy – Mostly flat and usually good footing, Slippery and Steep Sections, Strenuous – Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing
    Distance: 5-6km

    Description

    Please join me for a Family Day group hike. All ages and abilities are welcome but the climb up the mountain is a tough climb. If you would like to meet us at the top, we can meet you up top likely around 10:30 -10:45am. Please park in the designated space for Beamer Memorial Conservation Area

    But for everyone else, we will assemble in the Lions Club Pool parking lot and then make our way up the mountain. If there are icy conditions, please bring your icers just in case.  Please bring enough water and snacks for the hike which will be about 5km – 6km depending on where you join the hike.

    We will hike at a pace that is suitable for all. What better way to celebrate Family Day?!

  • Urban Walk Urban Walk: Toronto Islands Family Day Hike
    10:15 AM-4:30 PM
    02/19/2024

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

    Meet inside the waiting area of Jack Layton Ferry Terminal at the foot of Bay Street at 10:15AM to take the 10:30 AM Ferry to Ward’s Island. Ferry tickets can be purchased when you arrive or online. Ferry return fares: $10.50 adult, $6.75 student/senior

    Hike Leader(s): Ray Berzins Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Moderate
    Terrain: Flat
    Distance: 12 km

    Description

    The Toronto Islands are very peaceful in the Winter Season. We will catch the 3:45 pm or 4:15 pm ferry to be back in the city by 4:30 pm.  Bring a lunch, snacks, water, a hot beverage, and icers if available.  Dress in warm layers appropriate to the weather. Heated washrooms available. Dropout anytime by walking back to the Ward’s Island Ferry Dock. We will hike to Hanlan’s Point and return to Ward’s Island (only destination served in the Winter) – approximately 6 km each way.

  • Family Day Hike – Kerncliff Park, Burlington
    12:30 PM-3:00 PM
    02/19/2024

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

    We will be on both blue side trails and the main trail. It’s a wonderful place to enjoy nature in this urban setting.  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 hiking shoes/boots are recommended.   Please bring water and a snack.

  • Night Silent Moon Night Hike
    6:30 PM-8:30 PM
    02/19/2024

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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Night
    Location (Google Maps): Kinsman Park Beamsville

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

    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 8 km

    Description

    This is a silent hike in the woods . Take in the Magical sights and sounds of Cave Springa. Bring night light and dress for the weather . 5 night hikes to earn your badge

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  • In and Out 9:00 am Hydro Hill Training
    9:00 AM-10:30 AM
    02/21/2024

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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: In and Out
    Location (Google Maps): Lockhart Drive, St Catharines, by the large yellow swing gate.

    Hike Leader(s): Suzanne Gourluck Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Brisk
    Terrain: Strenuous
    Distance: 6 kms

    Description

    This challenging “hike” is intended for those wishing to train for future challenging hikes. Choose your own pace to go up and down the moderately steep hill in 90 min with a brief flat walk partway through. The terrain is a hard packed gravel surface. Bring water, hiking poles, snack and dress for the weather.

  • CHBTC Frosty 5 and 60 for the 60th Anniversary Badge Combo
    9:00 AM-2:00 PM
    02/21/2024

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    Hosting Club: Caledon Hills
    Category: General
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at roadside parking on Coolihans Sideroad, east of where the Trail crosses the road. 43.937967, -79.934650

    Directions: From ON-10 head east for 8.0 km. Turn left onto Airport Rd./Peel Regional Rd. 7 and drive for 2.0 km. Turn right onto Coolihans Side Rd. Parking is in 1.5 km.

    Hike Leader(s): Sandy Green and Roopa Dindigal 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: 12 kilometres

    Description

    Register individually for one, a few, or all of the Frosty 5 and 60 for the 60th Anniversary Badge Combo hikes. Participants who complete five hikes will be eligible to receive a CHBTC Winter badge and a 60th Anniversary badge. This hike explores MT and the Glen Haffy Side Trail. Bring your choice of hydration and snacks. Hiking boots and icers/crampons are required. Hikes in the series take place on select Wednesdays and Sundays. (Note:  If you wish to purchase badges, the cost of each badge is $10.00 for BTC members and $15.00 for non-members.)

  • Climb Escarpment from Craigleith
    9:00 AM
    02/21/2024

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

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

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

    Description

    his is a snowshoe hike. We will drive to a suitable parking area in Craigleith. Our trails will involve some escarpment climbing, switchbacks and there will be great views. No matter what it will be a challenging hike. Bring a snack or lunch and water.

  • Mount Nemo loop (reservation required)
    9:30 AM-12:00 PM
    02/21/2024

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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Main parking lot at Mount Nemo, Guelph Line

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

    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Dependent on Conditions, Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 6 kms

    Description

    We will hike around the loop, depending on conditions.   Reserve your time at conservationhalton.ca   Please bring icers for your boots as there are some hilly bits and the trails are usually well packed.  I will send an email two days before the hike to confirm.

  • Christie Lake
    10:00 AM-12:30 PM
    02/21/2024

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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Good Companions
    Location (Google Maps): Christie Lake Conservation Area largest parking lot.

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

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

    Description

    Drive straight in from entrance, main parking lot to your right turn from stop sign at T junction. Either Hamilton Conservation Area membership or parking fees apply. Loop of lake, exact route may vary. Wear boots and bring icers. One side of loop flat, other has some moderate hills. Prepare for variable conditions and footing in winter conditions, easy in ideal conditions. Dress in layers appropriate to weather. Bring water and snack. Hike leaves at 10am.

  • Winter Wednesday Walkers – Hilts Falls
    10:00 AM-11:30 AM
    02/21/2024

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    Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

    Location (Google Maps): Meet in the Johnston’s Sideroad parking area, km 71.7, Map 26, Edition 31.

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

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate, Some rocky footing, Some steep sections
    Length of Hike: Approx. 5

    Description

    This is an out and back hike with a visit to the icy grandeur of Hilts Waterfall in winter, as well as views over Cuckoo Valley.  On winter hikes we may encounter bare ground, light snow, deep snow, or ice.  Please bring snowshoes and icers to our Winter Wednesday Walkers outings.  Wear appropriate clothing for the weather plus water and a snack.

    COVID-19 Precautions Before, During and After your Hike

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

    Other Guidelines

    1. Arrive 15 minutes before the start of the hike.
    2. Wear sturdy footwear and appropriate attire for the weather and the terrain.
      Hiking poles are a good idea in any season, especially if the terrain is rocky or slippery. In winter, snowshoes or icers/crampons are needed when conditions dictate.
      Wearing appropriate clothing and footwear prevents injuries and shows consideration for a safe and positive group hiking experience.
    3. Always carry I.D. and your health card.
    4. Bring sufficient water and snacks (or lunch if indicated). A minimum of 1L of water is recommended on all hikes, and 3L is recommended for long, challenging hikes in the heat of the summer.
    5. Bring sunscreen and insect repellent (for spring and summer hikes).
    6. Bring your own first aid kit.
    7. Please leave dogs at home.
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  • Car Hike Car Hike: Caledon E2E and winter badge 4/4
    8:30 AM-3:00 PM
    02/23/2024

    Hike open to BTC Members only.

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

    Km 51.8 Coordinates N 43.993572,W 80.014057

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

    Pace: Brisk
    Terrain: Challenging, Variable
    Distance: 21

    Description

    Last hike in the series. Badges day. We will shuttle to the end of the Caledon section and walk back on the new section of the trail. Bring snowshoes and icers. Bring 2 litres of water. Check your email for change of date because of bad weather. We will follow covid 19 rules.

  • Urban 9:00 NOTL BLACK HISTORY SERIES – #4 of 4: The Early Niagara Community
    9:00 AM-10:30 AM
    02/23/2024

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

    Veteran’s Memorial Park, Park on King St (at Centre) just outside the park

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

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Easy
    Distance: 6 km

    Description

    Since 1995, the government in Canada officially recognized February as Black History Month; a time when Canadians are invited to reflect, educate and engage in the ongoing fight against anti-Black racism and discrimination. During this and the other hikes in this series, you will learn about some of those who fought enslavement, and how they were pivotal in shaping our society to be as diverse as it is today.

    Check out this link for a brief overview of this topic by the Niagara-on-the-Lake Museum.

    Wear extra warm clothing given that we will be stopping several times. While the terrain is easy, consider bringing your poles and/or micro spikes when the terrain is icy.

    Please note: Hikes are offered by volunteers who have committed to their own learning to be able to offer informative and contemplative hike experiences. These hikes are open to all and offered in a spirit of mutual learning and inclusion.

  • Urban 9:15 NOTL BLACK HISTORY SERIES – #4 of 4: The Early Niagara Community
    9:15 AM-10:45 AM
    02/23/2024

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

    Veteran’s Memorial Park. Park on King St. at Centre

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

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Easy
    Distance: 5.2 km

    Description

    Since 1995, the government in Canada officially recognized February as Black History Month; a time when Canadians are invited to reflect, educate and engage in the ongoing fight against anti-Black racism and discrimination. This hike will give us an opportunity to celebrate the strength and perseverance of the early Black community 

    **Wear extra warm clothing as we will be stopping several times.

    **While the terrain is easy, consider bringing your walking sticks and/or footwear with micro spikes. Sidewalks and streets may be icy.

     

    PLEASE NOTE: Hikes are offered by volunteers who have committed to their own learning to be able to offer informative and contemplative hike experiences. These hikes are open to all and offered in a spirit of mutual leaning and inclusion.

  • Urban 9:30 NOTL BLACK HISTORY SERIES – #4 of 4: The Early Niagara Community
    9:30 AM-11:00 AM
    02/23/2024

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

    Veteran’s Memorial Park. Park on King St. at Centre

    Hike Leader(s): Suzanne Gourluck Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Easy
    Distance: 5.2 km

    Description

    Since 1995, the government in Canada officially recognized February as Black History Month; a time when Canadians are invited to reflect, educate and engage in the ongoing fight against anti-Black racism and discrimination. This hike will give us an opportunity to celebrate the strength and perseverance of the early Black community 

    **Wear extra warm clothing as we will be stopping several times.

    **While the terrain is easy, consider bringing your walking sticks and/or footwear with micro spikes. Sidewalks and streets may be icy.

     

    PLEASE NOTE: Hikes are offered by volunteers who have committed to their own learning to be able to offer informative and contemplative hike experiences. These hikes are open to all and offered in a spirit of mutual leaning and inclusion.

  • Car Hike #1/4 Feb 23 -26 Sydenham Bruce Trail – Boyd Crevice Hike 6KM
    12:00 PM-2:30 PM
    02/23/2024

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    Hosting Club: Toronto, Sydenham
    Category: Car Hike
    Location (Google Maps): 11th Concession & CP Rail Trail

    Hike Leader(s): Alina Lin Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Moderate
    Terrain: Challenging, Hilly, Rocky
    Distance: 6KM

    Description

    This is one of the four day hikes scheduled from Feb 23 to 26. If you are interested in participating in all four hikes and staying in an Airbnb with some of us, please reach out to me.

    Meetup location: parking where 11th Concession intersects the rail trail. GPS coordinates: 44.553479, -80.908903. This will be a go-and-back hike along the Bruce Trail main trail starting from 11th Concession to 10th Concession. We will stop at the Boyd Crevices for photo break and admire the spectacular crevices between those giant dolostone blocks.

    It may not be clear ahead of time whether snowshoes are needed or just icers will be sufficient. Come prepared for anything. Icers/microspikes  are a must-have.

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  • Car Hike Car Hike: Cherry Beach Downtown Toronto
    8:30 AM-1:30 PM
    02/24/2024

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    Hosting Club: Toronto

    Location (Google Maps): Cherry Beach Parking Lot, at the foot of Cherry Street (Free Parking)

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

    Pace: Moderate
    Terrain: Flat
    Distance: 14-17KM

    Description

    We will hike along the waterfront trail. Dress warmly, bring icers and hot drinks.

    Some safety procedures during the hike:

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

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

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

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

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

  • Car Hike Car Hike: Caledon section
    9:00 AM-3:30 PM
    02/24/2024

    This is a Multi-Day Hike

    You are signing up for the following dates and times:

    2024-02-24 at 09:00
    2024-03-02 at 09:00

    Click here for more information or to register

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

    Hike Leader(s): Lindita Kalo Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Fast, Moderate
    Terrain: Variable
    Distance: 8-13Km

    Description

    If you working on Caledon 60th anniversary badge those hikes are for you. Distance and coordinate to meet will be e- mailed after registering. Loops or drive back to cars.
    Hikers should anticipate winter conditions-boots,icers,snow shoes if needed.We will take turns shttling from meeting place and take the shuttle driver back to their cars when neeed.
    We will hike within 3-4k per hour. Please ensure you are physically able to manage pace and distance on winter conditions. Please be true of your physical level.The leader may change the hike dates due to winter conditions. Closer to hike dates more detail e-mail will be send to hikers.
    Arrive 15 minutes early. Some paid parking.

  • 9:00 Niagara Glen Hike
    9:00 AM-12:30 PM
    02/24/2024

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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. This is located between the Whirlpool Golf Course and the Niagara Botanical Gardens, on the river side of the Niagara Parkway. Parking fees may apply.

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

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Strenuous
    Distance: 10km

    Description

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

  • Paid Outing  Cancelled: Winter Coach Trip: Mansfield Outdoor Centre
    9:00 AM-6:00 PM
    02/24/2024

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    Hosting Club: Toronto
    Category: Cancelled
    Location (Google Maps): Mansfield Outdoor Centre

    Hike Leader(s): Martina Furrer, Brenda Dalglish, Celia Ho Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Description

    Bus departs 10 York Mills Rd at 9:00 AM and Major Mackenzie Dr and HWY 400 Park and Ride at 9:20 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 x-country skiing and snowshoeing/winter hiking. For trail conditions and information about the resort visit: https://mansfieldoutdoorcentre.ca/

    Snowshoers: Join Brenda and Celia for a guided snowshoe hike at beautiful Mansfield. Pack lunch and water; you will be on the trail all day.

    Skiers: Spend your day gliding through Mansfield’s forests and fields on trails expertly groomed for classic and skate skiing. All skiing is self-guided.

    Classic ski ($35 + HST) and snowshoe ($25 + HST) rentals available; quantities are limited.

     

    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 bu

  • Soup’s On Hike! Quiet Valley
    10:00 AM-12:00 PM
    02/24/2024

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    Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

    Location (Google Maps): Meet in the laneway of Norine & Garth’s home, 412 Quiet Valley Road. GPS does not always go to this address properly so here are the details. Quiet Valley Road is south off Epping Road/Sideroad 19. To access Sideroad 19 from the west use Grey Rd. 7 just south of The John Muir/Epping lookout (Quiet Valley Rd will be off Sideroad 19 on your right down the big hill). To access Sideroad 19 from the east use Grey Rd. 13 south of Heathcote (Quiet Valley Road will be off Sideroad 19 on your left before the big hill).

    Hike Leader(s): Norine Baron Click here to contact the hike leader.

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Length of Hike: 2 hours, approx. 5 km

    Description

    SOUP’S ON!  Join us for a lovely snowshoe on the adjoining properties of Norine & Garth and Betty & Mike, where mature forest offers protection from the wind and views of Old Baldy may be seen if it’s a clear day.  Afterward we’ll enjoy a warming lunch in Norine & Garth’s home.  They will provide the soup, plus coffee & tea and you’ll bring a sandwich, or your choice of accompaniment to go with it.  If you’d like to bring goodies to share for dessert, feel free!  Folks are welcome to show up just for the lunch, or conversely, just for the hike.  If you are there just for lunch, please arrive about 12:00p.m. We may still be on the trail.  Depending on the conditions, we may use snowshoes, icers or just boots, so please come prepared.If you have any questions please contact beavervalleytrailactivities@gmail.com. The hike leader will inform the group in the morning on Fen. 24  if weather conditions preclude the hike.  Hope to see you there!  Please car pool if possible.

    COVID-19 Precautions for 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.

     

    Transportation

    All hikers are responsible for their own transportation to and from the hike.

    Currently, there are no car shuttles on hikes – all hikes must be out-and-back or loop hikes.

    Other Guidelines

    1. Arrive 15 minutes before the start of the hike.
    2. Wear sturdy footwear and appropriate attire for the weather and the terrain.
      Hiking poles are a good idea in any season, especially if the terrain is rocky or slippery. In winter, snowshoes or icers/crampons are needed when conditions dictate.
      Wearing appropriate clothing and footwear prevents injuries and shows consideration for a safe and positive group hiking experience.
    3. Always carry I.D. and your health card.
    4. Bring sufficient water and snacks (or lunch if indicated). A minimum of 1L of water is recommended on all hikes, and 3L is recommended for long, challenging hikes in the heat of the summer.
    5. Bring sunscreen and insect repellent (for spring and summer hikes).
    6. Bring your own first aid kit.
    7. Please leave dogs at home.
  • Car Hike #2/4 Feb 23 -26 Peninsula Bruce Trail – Jackson’s Cove to Rush Cove – 14km
    10:00 AM-3:00 PM
    02/24/2024

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Toronto, Peninsula
    Category: Car Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Scenic Caves Rd Parking

    Hike Leader(s): Alina Lin Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Moderate
    Terrain: Challenging, Hilly, Rocky, Variable
    Distance: 12km – 14km

    Description

    This is one of the four day hikes scheduled from Feb 23 to 26. If you are interested in participating in all four hikes and staying in an Airbnb with some of us, please reach out to me.

    Meetup at the Bruce Trail Parking located at the east end of Scenic Caves Rd. GPS coordinates: 44.953282, -81.128023. We will hike a combination of main trail and side trails between Rush Cove and Jackson’s Cove. The terrain is challenging with some deep ups and downs of escarpment.

    Pack lunch and water. No dogs.

    It may not be clear ahead of time whether snowshoes are needed or just icers will be sufficient. Come prepared for anything. Icers/microspikes  are a must-have.

  • NEW DATE Slough of Despond Side Trail to Esthers Bluff
    1:30 PM
    02/24/2024

    Click here for more information or to register

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

    Hike Leader(s): Maureen McFarland Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

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

    Description

    We carpool to the starting point on Burgess Side Road, just north side of Concession 24.  This snowshoe follows an access road and cart track to farm property, crossing the field to enter the forest along a rocky trail leading to scenic lookouts over the Slough of Despond.  From there we continue on the Slough of Despond Side Trail to where it meets the President’s Path.  After completing the loop with the President’s Path, we retrace our steps on the Slough if Despond Side Trail to the cars.  Map 34.  For more information or if you are unable to register, please call or text the hike leader at 647-918-4180.

  • Evening, Snowshoe Adventure badge #2 – Hogg’s Falls Side & Main Trails
    6:00 PM-8:00 PM
    02/24/2024

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

    Location (Google Maps): Meet in the Hogg’s Falls parking lot, km 65.2, Map 26, Edition 31

    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

    If you have participated in both Snowshoe Adventure hikes please bring $10 (members) $12 (non-members) to this hike for the badge. We will hike both the Uplands Meadow and Upper Beaver Valley Side Trails plus sections of the main trail and view Hogg’s Falls in its winter glory.  On winter hikes we may encounter bare ground, light snow, deep snow, or ice.  Please bring snowshoes and icers.  Participants should have some experience with snowshoeing.  Wear appropriate clothing for the weather plus water and a snack.  Headlamps may be worn, however, if it’s a bright full moon, it is magical to hike without a light.

    COVID-19 Precautions Before, During and After your Hike

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

    Other Guidelines

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

     

  • Snow Moon Hike
    6:30 PM-8:00 PM
    02/24/2024

    Click here for more information or to register

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

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

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

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

    Description

    We will explore the Whitetail Refuge Nature Reserve under a starry sky and the February Snow Moon. Pack a headlamp or flashlight. Bring icers or snowshoes depending on the snow conditions and dress for the weather. Hot chocolate will be served. (Note:  This hike can be used towards earning your CHBTC 60 for the 60th commemorative badge.)

  • Moonlight hike – Eleventh Line Loop LATE START
    6:30 PM
    02/24/2024

    Click here for more information or to register

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

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

    Pace: Leisurely – 3 km/hr. or less
    Terrain: Easy – Mostly flat and usually good footing
    Distance: 5 km

    Description

    PLEASE ENSURE YOU REGISTER IF HIKING FOR A BADGE, limited number of badges. We will drive to a suitable start point for a hike through the many loop trails off the Eleventh Line, just west of Collingwood. The trails are mostly in the trees and well sheltered. The hike will be about two hours. Bring a snack and water. February’s full moon is commonly known as the Full Snow Moon in Native American cultures. These ancient tribes named this moon after the way trees cracked in the cold, or how people had to sit shoulder to shoulder around the fire for warmth. The Full Snow Moon is also known as the Bone Moon. Moonlight Badge available for $10.

  • General Hike Hike # 4 Winter Badge Series
    6:30 PM-9:15 PM
    02/24/2024

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Map 20 Km 7.9 ( Bottom of 1 Line EHS )

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

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 8.5 km

    Description

    The February Moon is known as the ” Snow Moon ”  We will explore Mono Cliffs Provincial Park under a starry sky and full moon. Bring Water, Snowshoes, Icers, Headlamp ( flashlight ) Dress for the weather. Please arrive by 6:15pm ready to leave promptly at 6:30 pm. Contact hike leader if you have any questions. Please remove your name from the sign up sheet if you must cancel.

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    • Car Hike Car Hike: Cherry Beach Downtown Toronto
      8:30 AM-1:30 PM
      02/24/2024

      Click here for more information or to register

      Hosting Club: Toronto

      Location (Google Maps): Cherry Beach Parking Lot, at the foot of Cherry Street (Free Parking)

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

      Pace: Moderate
      Terrain: Flat
      Distance: 14-17KM

      Description

      We will hike along the waterfront trail. Dress warmly, bring icers and hot drinks.

      Some safety procedures during the hike:

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

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

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

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

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

    • Car Hike Car Hike: Caledon section
      9:00 AM-3:30 PM
      02/24/2024

      This is a Multi-Day Hike

      You are signing up for the following dates and times:

      2024-02-24 at 09:00
      2024-03-02 at 09:00

      Click here for more information or to register

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

      Hike Leader(s): Lindita Kalo Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Fast, Moderate
      Terrain: Variable
      Distance: 8-13Km

      Description

      If you working on Caledon 60th anniversary badge those hikes are for you. Distance and coordinate to meet will be e- mailed after registering. Loops or drive back to cars.
      Hikers should anticipate winter conditions-boots,icers,snow shoes if needed.We will take turns shttling from meeting place and take the shuttle driver back to their cars when neeed.
      We will hike within 3-4k per hour. Please ensure you are physically able to manage pace and distance on winter conditions. Please be true of your physical level.The leader may change the hike dates due to winter conditions. Closer to hike dates more detail e-mail will be send to hikers.
      Arrive 15 minutes early. Some paid parking.

    • 9:00 Niagara Glen Hike
      9:00 AM-12:30 PM
      02/24/2024

      Click here for more information or to register

      Hosting Club: Niagara
      Category: Loop
      Location (Google Maps): Meet at the Niagara Glen Nature Centre parking lot, 3050 Niagara Parkway, Niagara Falls. This is located between the Whirlpool Golf Course and the Niagara Botanical Gardens, on the river side of the Niagara Parkway. Parking fees may apply.

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

      Pace: Medium
      Terrain: Strenuous
      Distance: 10km

      Description

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

    • Paid Outing  Cancelled: Winter Coach Trip: Mansfield Outdoor Centre
      9:00 AM-6:00 PM
      02/24/2024

      Click here for more information or to register

      Hosting Club: Toronto
      Category: Cancelled
      Location (Google Maps): Mansfield Outdoor Centre

      Hike Leader(s): Martina Furrer, Brenda Dalglish, Celia Ho Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Description

      Bus departs 10 York Mills Rd at 9:00 AM and Major Mackenzie Dr and HWY 400 Park and Ride at 9:20 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 x-country skiing and snowshoeing/winter hiking. For trail conditions and information about the resort visit: https://mansfieldoutdoorcentre.ca/

      Snowshoers: Join Brenda and Celia for a guided snowshoe hike at beautiful Mansfield. Pack lunch and water; you will be on the trail all day.

      Skiers: Spend your day gliding through Mansfield’s forests and fields on trails expertly groomed for classic and skate skiing. All skiing is self-guided.

      Classic ski ($35 + HST) and snowshoe ($25 + HST) rentals available; quantities are limited.

       

      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 bu

    • Soup's On Hike! Quiet Valley
      10:00 AM-12:00 PM
      02/24/2024

      Click here for more information or to register

      Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

      Location (Google Maps): Meet in the laneway of Norine & Garth’s home, 412 Quiet Valley Road. GPS does not always go to this address properly so here are the details. Quiet Valley Road is south off Epping Road/Sideroad 19. To access Sideroad 19 from the west use Grey Rd. 7 just south of The John Muir/Epping lookout (Quiet Valley Rd will be off Sideroad 19 on your right down the big hill). To access Sideroad 19 from the east use Grey Rd. 13 south of Heathcote (Quiet Valley Road will be off Sideroad 19 on your left before the big hill).

      Hike Leader(s): Norine Baron Click here to contact the hike leader.

      Pace: Medium
      Terrain: Moderate
      Length of Hike: 2 hours, approx. 5 km

      Description

      SOUP’S ON!  Join us for a lovely snowshoe on the adjoining properties of Norine & Garth and Betty & Mike, where mature forest offers protection from the wind and views of Old Baldy may be seen if it’s a clear day.  Afterward we’ll enjoy a warming lunch in Norine & Garth’s home.  They will provide the soup, plus coffee & tea and you’ll bring a sandwich, or your choice of accompaniment to go with it.  If you’d like to bring goodies to share for dessert, feel free!  Folks are welcome to show up just for the lunch, or conversely, just for the hike.  If you are there just for lunch, please arrive about 12:00p.m. We may still be on the trail.  Depending on the conditions, we may use snowshoes, icers or just boots, so please come prepared.If you have any questions please contact beavervalleytrailactivities@gmail.com. The hike leader will inform the group in the morning on Fen. 24  if weather conditions preclude the hike.  Hope to see you there!  Please car pool if possible.

      COVID-19 Precautions for 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.

       

      Transportation

      All hikers are responsible for their own transportation to and from the hike.

      Currently, there are no car shuttles on hikes – all hikes must be out-and-back or loop hikes.

      Other Guidelines

      1. Arrive 15 minutes before the start of the hike.
      2. Wear sturdy footwear and appropriate attire for the weather and the terrain.
        Hiking poles are a good idea in any season, especially if the terrain is rocky or slippery. In winter, snowshoes or icers/crampons are needed when conditions dictate.
        Wearing appropriate clothing and footwear prevents injuries and shows consideration for a safe and positive group hiking experience.
      3. Always carry I.D. and your health card.
      4. Bring sufficient water and snacks (or lunch if indicated). A minimum of 1L of water is recommended on all hikes, and 3L is recommended for long, challenging hikes in the heat of the summer.
      5. Bring sunscreen and insect repellent (for spring and summer hikes).
      6. Bring your own first aid kit.
      7. Please leave dogs at home.
    • Car Hike #2/4 Feb 23 -26 Peninsula Bruce Trail - Jackson's Cove to Rush Cove - 14km
      10:00 AM-3:00 PM
      02/24/2024

      Click here for more information or to register

      Hosting Club: Toronto, Peninsula
      Category: Car Hike
      Location (Google Maps): Scenic Caves Rd Parking

      Hike Leader(s): Alina Lin Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Pace: Moderate
      Terrain: Challenging, Hilly, Rocky, Variable
      Distance: 12km – 14km

      Description

      This is one of the four day hikes scheduled from Feb 23 to 26. If you are interested in participating in all four hikes and staying in an Airbnb with some of us, please reach out to me.

      Meetup at the Bruce Trail Parking located at the east end of Scenic Caves Rd. GPS coordinates: 44.953282, -81.128023. We will hike a combination of main trail and side trails between Rush Cove and Jackson’s Cove. The terrain is challenging with some deep ups and downs of escarpment.

      Pack lunch and water. No dogs.

      It may not be clear ahead of time whether snowshoes are needed or just icers will be sufficient. Come prepared for anything. Icers/microspikes  are a must-have.

    • NEW DATE Slough of Despond Side Trail to Esthers Bluff
      1:30 PM
      02/24/2024

      Click here for more information or to register

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

      Hike Leader(s): Maureen McFarland Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

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

      Description

      We carpool to the starting point on Burgess Side Road, just north side of Concession 24.  This snowshoe follows an access road and cart track to farm property, crossing the field to enter the forest along a rocky trail leading to scenic lookouts over the Slough of Despond.  From there we continue on the Slough of Despond Side Trail to where it meets the President’s Path.  After completing the loop with the President’s Path, we retrace our steps on the Slough if Despond Side Trail to the cars.  Map 34.  For more information or if you are unable to register, please call or text the hike leader at 647-918-4180.

    • Evening, Snowshoe Adventure badge #2 - Hogg's Falls Side & Main Trails
      6:00 PM-8:00 PM
      02/24/2024

      Click here for more information or to register

      Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

      Location (Google Maps): Meet in the Hogg’s Falls parking lot, km 65.2, Map 26, Edition 31

      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

      If you have participated in both Snowshoe Adventure hikes please bring $10 (members) $12 (non-members) to this hike for the badge. We will hike both the Uplands Meadow and Upper Beaver Valley Side Trails plus sections of the main trail and view Hogg’s Falls in its winter glory.  On winter hikes we may encounter bare ground, light snow, deep snow, or ice.  Please bring snowshoes and icers.  Participants should have some experience with snowshoeing.  Wear appropriate clothing for the weather plus water and a snack.  Headlamps may be worn, however, if it’s a bright full moon, it is magical to hike without a light.

      COVID-19 Precautions Before, During and After your Hike

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

      Other Guidelines

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

       

    • Snow Moon Hike
      6:30 PM-8:00 PM
      02/24/2024

      Click here for more information or to register

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

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

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

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

      Description

      We will explore the Whitetail Refuge Nature Reserve under a starry sky and the February Snow Moon. Pack a headlamp or flashlight. Bring icers or snowshoes depending on the snow conditions and dress for the weather. Hot chocolate will be served. (Note:  This hike can be used towards earning your CHBTC 60 for the 60th commemorative badge.)

    • Moonlight hike - Eleventh Line Loop LATE START
      6:30 PM
      02/24/2024

      Click here for more information or to register

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

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

      Pace: Leisurely – 3 km/hr. or less
      Terrain: Easy – Mostly flat and usually good footing
      Distance: 5 km

      Description

      PLEASE ENSURE YOU REGISTER IF HIKING FOR A BADGE, limited number of badges. We will drive to a suitable start point for a hike through the many loop trails off the Eleventh Line, just west of Collingwood. The trails are mostly in the trees and well sheltered. The hike will be about two hours. Bring a snack and water. February’s full moon is commonly known as the Full Snow Moon in Native American cultures. These ancient tribes named this moon after the way trees cracked in the cold, or how people had to sit shoulder to shoulder around the fire for warmth. The Full Snow Moon is also known as the Bone Moon. Moonlight Badge available for $10.

    • General Hike Hike # 4 Winter Badge Series
      6:30 PM-9:15 PM
      02/24/2024

      Click here for more information or to register

      Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land
      Category: General Hike
      Location (Google Maps): Map 20 Km 7.9 ( Bottom of 1 Line EHS )

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

      Pace: Medium
      Terrain: Moderate
      Distance: 8.5 km

      Description

      The February Moon is known as the ” Snow Moon ”  We will explore Mono Cliffs Provincial Park under a starry sky and full moon. Bring Water, Snowshoes, Icers, Headlamp ( flashlight ) Dress for the weather. Please arrive by 6:15pm ready to leave promptly at 6:30 pm. Contact hike leader if you have any questions. Please remove your name from the sign up sheet if you must cancel.

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  • General Hike Milton Escarpment Brow
    8:45 AM-4:30 PM
    02/25/2024

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Hilton Falls CA parking lot. 4985 Campbellville Road, Milton, L7P 0G3

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

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Slippery Sections Likely, Slippery and Steep Sections, Strenuous
    Distance: 16 kms

    Description

    Join us on a shuttle hike taking in part of the Vanderleck Side Trail and Main Trail at 17 Sideroad to and including the Philip Gosling Side Trail in the Hilton Falls Conservation Area.  Great views from the cliffs of the land to the southeast including Toronto.  The terrain includes some of the rockiest sections of the Bruce Trail and it will be slippery, muddy and icy.  Icers and hiking boots mandatory.  Poles highly recommended.  Admission fee at Hilton Falls CA payable and reservation required on the Conservation Halton website.  Please be respectful of the interior of your fellow hiker’s car by bringing a change of footwear and a garbage bag for the shuttle at the end of the hike.  While we will be hiking in the Hilton Falls CA, we will not be taking in the Falls themselves.  Please be at the Hilton Falls CA parking lot ready to shuttle at 8:45 sharp.  Please bring a smile, a warm drink, lunch and a snack.

  • CHBTC Frosty 5 & 60 for the 60th Anniversary Badge Combo
    9:00 AM-2:00 PM
    02/25/2024

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Caledon Hills
    Category: General
    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

    Directions: From ON-10 turn east onto Hockley Rd./Dufferin County Rd. 7. Drive for 9.5 km. Turn south/right onto 5th Line E. The parking lot is on the left in 100 m.

    Hike Leader(s): Sandy Green, Jennie Greenfield, and Roopa Dindigal 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: 12 kilometres

    Description

    Register individually for one, a few, or all of the Frosty 5 and 60 for the 60th Anniversary Badge Combo hikes. Participants who complete five hikes will be eligible to receive a CHBTC Winter badge and a 60th Anniversary badge. This hikes 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. Hikes in the series take place on select Wednesdays and Sundays. (Note:  If you wish to purchase badges, the cost of each badge is $10.00 for BTC members and $15.00 for non-members.)

  • Car Hike #3/4 Feb 23 -26 Bruce Peninsula National Park Hike – 12km
    10:00 AM-3:00 PM
    02/25/2024

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Toronto, Peninsula
    Category: Car Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Bruce Peninsula National Park Parking Lot

    Hike Leader(s): Alina Lin Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Moderate
    Terrain: Challenging, Hilly, Rocky, Variable
    Distance: 10km -12km

    Description

    This is one of the four day hikes scheduled from Feb 23 to 26. If you are interested in participating in all four hikes and staying in an Airbnb with some of us, please reach out to me.

    Meetup at the Bruce Peninsula National Park parking lot. GPS coordinates: 45.236363, -81.522626. Admission and parking fees are applied by the Park. We will hike go-and-back along the main trail between Loon Lake and Halfway Dump. The terrain is rocky and rugged so be prepared for some challenges.

    Pack lunch and water. No dogs.

    It may not be clear ahead of time whether snowshoes are needed or just icers will be sufficient. Come prepared for anything. Icers/microspikes  are a must-have.

  • Urban Walk Urban Walk: Waterfront Trail 6/8 – Lakeshore East
    10:00 AM-1:30 PM
    02/25/2024

    Click here for more information or to register

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

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

    Pace: Moderate
    Terrain: Flat
    Distance: 10.9 km

    Description

    Please join me at the Tim Horton’s at Lakeshore and Leslie no later than 9:50 am.  We start hiking at 10:00 am.
    We will hike east on Lakeshore, along the Beaches Boardwalk, and on Kingston Rd to Brimley Rd.  The estimated distance is 10.9 km.  Here is an online map of our route Lakeshore to Brimley Rd
    Bring a snack, at least 2 liters of water, and icers.  Dress for cold weather.
  • Urban Walk Urban Walk: Wayne Hike: Crothers Woods to Victoria Park Subway via Flat and Taylor Creek Trails
    10:30 AM-2:00 PM
    02/25/2024

    Click here for more information or to register

    Hosting Club: Toronto
    Category: Urban Walk
    Location (Google Maps): Meet inside Pape Subway Station at 10:15 to catch the #81 Thorncliffe Park bus at 10:30 to Millwood Rd and Overlea Blvd. From the bus stop we will walk along Millwood to Redway Rd on the left and follow it to the end around the Loblaws to the Thomas Hauser Memorial Trail Head. Alternatively, hikers wanting to meet us there directly by foot or car can do so. The proper hike will leave from the trail head at 11 am.

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

    Pace: Moderate
    Terrain: Flat, Variable
    Distance: 10 km

    Description

    “I decided to check out an alternative route along the Don River to avoid cycle traffic on [weekends] and it is pretty nice. I picked up the trail at the parking lot for the Loblaws on Redway Road and worked down into the valley to where it intersected with the Flats Trail on the west side of the Don River. No pavement and few bikes. Mosquitoes and stinging nettles but that is better than dodging bikes. 10 km in just over 2 hours. Need to walk with people to slow down. This on the go application is very useful in planning or tracing routes after the fact.” https://onthegomap.com/s/1u3tdtku

    Wayne Crockett, June 12, 2020

    Please join me for this original Wayne hike. Just as Wayne did we will walk from the bus stop at Millwood and Overlea, by the Loblaws to the Crothers Wood’s Trailhead to begin the proper hike which will remain in nature until we reach Dawes Road at 8.7 km. There will be no mosquitos or Stinging Nettle but the weather forecast is calling for a return to freezing temperatures, so icers may be required. And this is a good thing since Crothers Woods is known for its mud. “Mud, did someone say mud?!” I can almost hear Wayne chiding me. “Andrew, don’t be spreading rumors of mud for one of my hikes!”

    We will be visiting the ‘Passage’ installation under the Don Mills underpass as well as the Elevated Wetlands Sculptures a.k.a. ‘The Big Teeth’ along the route.

    Public washrooms at Taylor Creek Park and Dawes Road, unfortunately are closed for the season. Washrooms at the start at Loblaws and bio breaks along the trail will be offered. Please pack a lunch, water or a warm beverage.

    And, yes Wayne, the group will slow you down. The hike will proceed at the usual moderate pace.

    Optional Pub stop at the end at The Feather’s Pub, 962 Kingston Rd at Victoria Park where we can toast Wayne for a well planned hike.

  • 11:00 am Gerry Berkhout Trail in Fenwick
    11:00 AM-1:00 PM
    02/25/2024

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

    Meet at Centennial Park on Church St in Fenwick. Park in first parking lot. After the hike we can go to the Grill on Canboro for refreshments. This is a flat walk, minimal if any mud. Bring water and dress for the weather.

    Hike Leader(s): Lynskie Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Leisurely
    Terrain: Easy
    Distance: 7-8kms

    Description

    This will be an in/out hike.  We’ll walk for an hour and then turn around. The terrain is flat (this was an old railway line) and in most sections will be dry.  If you have any medical condition that you think I should know about, please see me the morning of the hike.

  • Sunday Social Hike – Snowshoe out and back on rail trail
    1:30 PM-3:30 PM
    02/25/2024

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

    Hike Leader(s): Bill Snel

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

    Description

    We will meet at the Galaxy Cinema to carpool to Ben Allen and snowshoe west on the Georgian Bluffs rail trail and then return. Depending on snow conditions and the amount of snowmobile traffic, conditions will vary. If unable to register or for information contact the hike leader at w.snel2@gmail.com or landline (519) 470-0584.

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  • In and Out 9:00 Beamsville Hike
    9:00 AM-11:30 AM
    02/26/2024

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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: In and Out
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at Kinsmen Park in Beamsville, in the parking lot.

    Hike Leader(s): Kathleen Manson Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Fast
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: Approximately 10 km

    Description

    Dress for the weather, brink icers if it drops below freezing again.  Gaiters are recommended for the mud.

    This will be in and out but utilizing other trails to add some loops.

  • 9:00 am Hydro Hill Training
    9:00 AM-10:30 AM
    02/26/2024

    Hike open to BTC Members only.

    Click here for more information or to register

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

    Lockhart Drive, St Catharines, by the large yellow swing gate.

    Hike Leader(s): Suzanne Gourluck Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Brisk
    Terrain: Strenuous
    Distance: 6 kms

    Description

    This challenging “hike” is intended for those wishing to train for future challenging hikes. Choose your own pace to go up and down the moderately steep hill in 90 min with a brief flat walk partway through. The terrain is a hard packed gravel surface. Bring water, hiking poles, snack and dress for the weather.

  • Jones Falls Loop followed by Pot Luck Lunch
    9:30 AM-11:30 AM
    02/26/2024

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    Hosting Club: Sydenham
    Category: Snowshoe Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Memorial Forest. At the end of Young’s Drive

    Hike Leader(s): Sheri Hatcher Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium: 3 to 4 km/h
    Terrain: Moderate: Some hills and/or poor footing
    Distance: Approximately 6 – 7 km

    Description

    Weather permitting, we will walk along the Pottawatomi River, crossover a field and join the Blue Trail. We will then ascend through a crevasse to the Main Trail along the top of the escarpment. We will head to Jones Falls and explore the area. We will then take the Merle Gunby Side Trail loop and join up with the Main Trail again. This  hike ends with a steep descent back to the parking lot.  We will gather for a pot luck lunch following the hike. I will provide the hot soup and drinks. Please arrive 15 minutes before the start time.  Please contact me through the built in Contact the Hike Leader option if you have any questions or unable to register.

  • Speyside to Vanderleck ST return
    9:30 AM-11:30 AM
    02/26/2024

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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at the Speyside Pear Tree parking lot on 15 Side Road at 9:15 am.

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

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

    Description

    On the main trail from Speyside, to the Al Shaw ST, Hilton Falls ST and onto the Vanderleck ST up to 17 Side Road and then return the same way.  There are some very technical (rocky) sections on this hike but no major hills. Please bring icers for your boots. The hike is dependent on weather conditions. I will send an email two days before the hike to confirm.

  • Great Esker & Duff Pit Side Trails in Silver Creek
    10:00 AM-2:00 PM
    02/26/2024

    Hike open to BTC Members only.

    Click here for more information or to register

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

    Meet where the Bruce Trail Eighth Line Side Trail meets the Eighth Line North of Georgetown

    Hike Leader(s): Victoria Best Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Dependent on Conditions, Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing, Slippery Sections Likely, Strenuous – Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing
    Distance: 12 km

    Description

    Hike the Great Esker and Duff Pit Side Trails.
    The hike distance will be reduced if hiking conditions are poor. Dress appropriately for the weather and for slippery trail conditions and rocks. Bring food and water, hiking boots, icers, and no dogs please.
    Directions to Meeting Place: From where Trafalgar Road merges with Hwy 7 in Georgetown, drive north 3.4 km and then turn right onto 22 Side Rd and then left on Eighth Line. Continue along Eighth Line until you see the blue blazes for the Eighth Line Side Trail. Note: you can not access the meeting place driving south on Eighth Line from the 27 Side Rd because it is closed in the winter.
    Please arrive at 9:45 for hike start time of 10:00 AM. Register using the hiking schedule. Cancellations the morning of the hike please call 905-257-6815.

  • Car Hike #4/4 Feb 23 -26 Peninsula Bruce Trail – Rural Rocks Side Trail Hike – 4.5km
    11:00 AM-1:00 PM
    02/26/2024

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    Hosting Club: Toronto, Peninsula
    Category: Car Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Bruce Rd 13& Northacres Rd, Wiarton

    Hike Leader(s): Alina Lin Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Moderate
    Terrain: Challenging, Hilly, Rocky

    Description

    This is one of the four day hikes scheduled from Feb 23 to 26. If you are interested in participating in all four hikes and staying in an Airbnb with some of us, please reach out to me.

    Meetup location: 30 meters north of the intersection of Bruce Rd 13& Northacres Rd. GPS coordinates: 44.753489, -81.167505. Rural Rocks Side Trail and Obese Side Trail are satellite loop side trails – probably the only two side trails that aren’t connected to the main trail. You will see a wonderland of enormous rocks left from a time when this area was the shoreline of an ancient glacial lake. Part of the loop is very rugged and challenging to walk through.

    No dogs. No drop out.

    It may not be clear ahead of time whether snowshoes are needed or just icers will be sufficient. Come prepared for anything. Icers/microspikes  are a must-have.

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  • Car Hike Urban Walk: Valley View Park Thornhill
    8:30 AM-11:00 AM
    02/27/2024

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    Hosting Club: Toronto

    Location (Google Maps): Parking lot at the corner of Bayview Ave, and Sycamore Dr. South of Highway 7

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

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

    Description

    We will explore Valleyview and Huntington park and walk  along  German Mill Creek,

    It is winter time and trail is hilly bring proper clothing, ,hiking boots ,and ice cleats.

  • 9:00 Long Hike Wiley Road Short Hills
    9:00 AM-11:30 AM
    02/27/2024

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    Hosting Club: Niagara

    Location (Google Maps):

    Short Hills Wiley Road Entrance

    Hike Leader(s): Alan Laver

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    10km

    Description

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

    Bring Poles water, snack, Icers and dress for the weather

  • 9:15 Short Hike – Short Hills Park, Pelham Rd
    9:15 AM-10:45 AM
    02/27/2024

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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Loop
    Location (Google Maps): Short Hills Provincial Park, Pelham Rd. St Catharines

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

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: ~ 6kms

    Description

    Hike the main and side trails of Short Hills Provincial Park. Bring hiking boots, icers, and water. This hike qualifies for the Winter hiking badge. See website for details. https://niagarabrucetrail.club/badges/

  • Tuesday Hike Black Bank Challenge
    9:30 AM-12:00 PM
    02/27/2024

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

    Dufferin Hi-Land Section, Map 21. Meet at roadside parking on the east side of Centre Road about 1 Km south of Dufferin Rd 21.

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

    Pace: Leisurely
    Terrain: Slippery and Steep Sections, Moderate
    Distance: 4.4 km; Short hike 3.0 km

    Description

    We will hike down Black Bank hill and continue on the Main Trail to Dufferin Rd 21 and back. Black Bank hill usually has a very large snow drift at the top of the hill at this time of year. Snowshoes may be essential. Icers could be required depending on conditions. Bring water and snacks.

  • 60 for the 60th Anniversary Badge Hike Series – #1 of 10
    10:00 AM-12:00 PM
    02/27/2024

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    Hosting Club: Caledon Hills
    Category: General
    Location (Google Maps): Bruce Trail parking lot on 5 Sideroad, east of Airport Rd., Mono; Map 18

    Hike Leader(s): Louise Carberry 905-699-7523 Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

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

    Description

    Join Louise, Marilyn and Joyce on this 2 hour, 6 km hike which is the 1st in the series of hikes for the new “60 for the 60th Anniversary” badge. We will hike north into the Hockleycrest trails from the parking lot and back. Hike one, a few, or all 10 hikes. Participants who complete all 10 hikes will be eligible to purchase the “60 for the 60th” badge.
    Bring icers, poles, and hydration.

  • Forest Bathing – Winter on the Cam Snell Side Trail & Main Trail in north part of Hockley Valley Nature Reserve
    10:00 AM-1:30 PM
    02/27/2024

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    Hosting Club: Caledon Hills
    Category: Tuesday Hikers
    Location (Google Maps): Hike departs at 10:00 am from Dunby Board parking lot – km 67.8, BTC Reference Guide, edition 31, Map 18. Car pooling advised to help the environment and fit into the parking area.

    Hike Leader(s): Janice McClelland Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Leisurely – 3 km/hour or less
    Terrain: Moderate – some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 8.8 km

    Description

    Please note the 10 am start time to accommodate potential winter driving conditions. This 8.8 km Forest Bathing hike will take us south on the main Bruce Trail, from Dunby Rd. through a pleasant re-forested area with scenic views, to the forests of the Hockley Valley Nature Reserve and the junction with the Isabel East Side Trail. We then head back north and take the Cam Snell Side Trail, observing the state of the stream in winter, before turning east through woodlands to re-join the main Bruce Trail and return to our start point. Key words for this walk could be forest, stream, some long steepish sections and learn why this is called the Cam Snell Side Trail! We will hope for good weather for driving and hiking. Bring beverage and lunch. Be prepared to bring icers and/or snowshoes, as required for trail conditions. This hike qualifies for earning the much coveted, artistic CHBTC 60th combo anniversary badges. Potential coffee/snack/lunch cafe stop to warm up after the hike.

  • Hamilton Soupfest
    10:00 AM-2:00 AM
    02/27/2024

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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Bayfront Park to Hamilton Convention centre

    Hike Leader(s): Jill Parratt Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Leisurely – 3km/hr or less
    Terrain: Easy – Mostly flat and usually good footing
    Distance: 4.5

    Description

    Meet 9:45 for a 10am start, at Bayfront Park parking lot.

    We will walk along side Bay St N to the Hamilton Convention Centre.

    The Hamilton Soupfest supports Living Rock Youth Centre. It starts at 11:30. $20 for 4 soup samples. Tickets can be bought in advance online or at the Centre.

    After soup, voting and fun we will walkback to Bayfront Park.

    Jill Parratt

     

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  • In and Out 9:00 Woodend to Glendale Bridge and back
    9:00 AM-10:30 AM
    02/28/2024

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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: In and Out
    Location (Google Maps): Woodend Conservation Area off Taylor rd …Map 2

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

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 5K +

    Description

    Hike along the historic 3rd canal to the present bridge at Glendale and return along the same route

  • Eugenia Falls-Hoggs Falls
    9:00 AM
    02/28/2024

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

    Hike Leader(s): TBD

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

    Description

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

  • CHBTC Frosty 5 & 60 for the 60th Anniversary Badge Combo
    9:00 AM-2:00 PM
    02/28/2024

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    Hosting Club: Caledon Hills
    Category: General
    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.

    Directions: From ON-10 turn east onto Hockley Rd./Dufferin County Rd. 7. Drive for 9.5 km. Turn south/right onto 5th Line E. The parking lot is on the left in 100 m.

    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: 12 kilometres

    Description

    Register individually for one, a few, or all of the Frosty 5 and 60 for the 60th Anniversary Badge Combo hikes. Participants who complete five hikes will be eligible to receive a CHBTC Winter badge and a 60th Anniversary badge. This hike 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. Hikes in the series take place on select Wednesdays and Sundays. (Note:  If you wish to purchase badges, the cost of each badge is $10.00 for BTC members and $15.00 for non-members.)

  • Good Companions: Burlington Beachfront
    10:00 AM-12:15 PM
    02/28/2024

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

    Burlington Public Library, Central Branch, off New Street. Parking lot directly behind the library.

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

    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Easy – Mostly flat and usually good footing
    Distance: 8 km

    Description

    Meeting at 9:45 am for a 10:00 am start, in the parking lot directly behind the Central Branch, Burlington Public Library.  An urban  hike.  We will take the footpath towards the lake front, through Spencer Park and along the lake towards the canal lift bridge.  The temperature and weather will determine how far we will go as winds from the lake can be cold and strong.  Dress in layers.  Bring fluids and a snack.

  • Winter Wednesday Walkers – Graham’s Hill South
    10:00 AM-11:30 AM
    02/28/2024

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    Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

    Location (Google Maps): Meet in the parking area on 12th Concession A/Graham’s Hill Road, km 74.2, Map 26, Edition 31.

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

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate, Some steep sections
    Length of Hike: Approx. 5 km

    Description

    We will hike south on the main trail from the Graham’s Hill parking area through mature hardwood forest.  If it’s a sunny day the tall trees and their shadows on the snow is  magical.  On winter hikes we may encounter bare ground, light snow, deep snow, or ice.  Please bring snowshoes and icers to our Winter Wednesday Walkers outings.  Wear appropriate clothing for the weather plus water and a snack.

    COVID-19 Precautions Before, During and After your Hike

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

    Other Guidelines

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