Iroquoia

Notice: Hiking Program & COVID-19

Hikes are currently open for BTC members and guests only. Registration is required. Group size is limited. Each Bruce Trail Club is setting its own timeline for reintroducing hikes and increasing group size limits within Provincial guidelines. Members, please register guests using your member number and the guest’s name.

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< 2019 >
October 27 - November 02
  • 27
    October 27, 2019

    Official Iroquoia E2E - Hike 4: 27.2 km

    7:00 AM-5:00 PM
    10/27/2019

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia

    Location (Google Maps): Registration Only: Mohawk 4 Ice Centre, 710 Mountain Brow Blvd. Hamilton, ON L8T 5A9.
    Hike Leader(s): Christine Hanley 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

    Description

    Registration for this event is now closed.

    The annual Iroquoia Club End to End consists of four hikes over two weekends and in 2019 will take place on October 19, 20 and October 26, 27. The section is 122 km. long, with the hikes measuring as follows:

    • Official Iroquoia E2E – Hike 1: 33.1 km
    • Official Iroquoia E2E – Hike 2: 30.0 km
    • Official Iroquoia E2E – Hike 3: 32.5 km
    • Official Iroquoia E2E – Hike 4: 27.2 km

    (Please note, these distances are subject to change due to trail reroutes)

    This is a challenging, but richly rewarding series of hikes. Buses depart on all days at 7:30 am sharp from predetermined locations to take all participants to the start of the hike.  Check in is at 7:00 am.

    Space is limited to the number of people on the bus. There is no leader.  Volunteers will be at trailside checkpoints with water and snacks along the way.  The hike will be completed independently and at your own pace, but it is expected that participants will be able to finish by 5:00 pm.

    The registration fee is $50 ($60 for non-BTC members) for all four hikes, or $15 per day that you wish to hike. The fee covers the cost of transportation, entry to Mount Nemo Conservation Area for two days, snacks, and the Waterfall badge for those who complete all four hikes. Hikes will go rain or shine.

    The first weekend meeting location is at Mount Nemo Conservation Area (overflow parking area), 5317 Guelph Line, Milton, ON L9T 2X6.

    The second weekend meeting location is Mohawk 4 Ice Centre, 710 Mountain Brow Blvd. Hamilton, ON L8T 5A9.

    For more information visit Iroquoia End to End 2019.  Contact the organizer by email at iroquoiabtcevents@gmail.com or after September 9th by phone (905) 331-7317.

    REGISTRATION:

    Participants must register and pay online through Eventbrite.ca. There will be no cheques or cash accepted on any day of the event. Tickets must be purchased in the name of the partcipant.

    Registration begins June 1, 2019 and ends October 5, 2019

    Purchase tickets here starting June 1: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/iroquoia-bruce-trail-official-end-to-end-2019-tickets-59167389254

    STEPS, STEPS, STEPS!

    9:00 AM-1:30 PM
    10/27/2019

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: General Hike
    Location: Top of the Chedoke Stairs on Scenic Drive at Upper Paradise on the West Mountain
    Hike Leader(s): Paul Lewis Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Strenuous – Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing

    Description

    An energetic way to start your Day!  Back again this year!  Meet at 9:00am at the top of the Chedoke Stairs on Scenic Drive at Upper Paradise on the West Mountain.  We will then carpool to the parking lot at the Albion Falls Lookout (north of Albion Falls), and do all 7 sets of escarpment stairs, including Kenilworth & Uli’s Stairs.  In between the sets of stairs we will hike parts of the BruceTrail and the Rail Trails.   The fall colours should be out!  We will stop just over half way at the Tim’s on Concession Street for a short snack break.  We should be done between 1:30pm and 2pm. Hike is cancelled if there is heavy rain.  Rain back up date is Sunday Nov 3rd

    Directions: From Garth Street take Scenic Drive west to Upper Paradise.  The parking lot is on your right (across from the start of Upper Paradise). If there is no room in the parking lot you can park on the street.  From the 403, take the Linc to Golf Links and turn left on Golf Links that becomes Mohawk.  Then turn left (north) on to Upper Paradise until the end at Scenic Drive (parking lot will be straight ahead)

    Leader: Paul Lewis (905) 331-8600, or email: outdooractive@hotmail.com

    Hermitage History Walk

    2:00 PM-4:00 PM
    10/27/2019

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Education Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Dundas Valley Conservation Area, 650 Governors Road, Dundas
    Hike Leader(s): Gary Wrathall Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Leisurely – 3km/hr or less
    Terrain: Easy – Mostly flat and usually good footing, Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 5 km

    Description

    Part of the IBTC series of education hikes. Meeting at the Dundas Valley Trail Centre we’ll walk up to the Hermitage ruins on the Main Loop and talk about the history then walk back along same path. Please arrive at 1:45 pm so we can start at 2 pm sharp. Bring water and a snack. Optional refreshment stop after.

    Dundas Trail Map http://conservationhamilton.ca/wp-content/uploads/sites/5/2019/03/Dundas-Valley-Brochure-2019.pdf

    Contact Gary gary.wrathall@sympatico.ca

  • 28
    October 28, 2019

    Limehouse Combo Loop

    9:00 AM-1:30 PM
    10/28/2019

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Thursday Group
    Location (Google Maps): Limehouse, Canada Goose and Vanderleck Side Trail. 4th Line and 22nd Sideroad
    Hike Leader(s): Steven White Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 14k km

    Description

    Park at Bruce Trail Parking Lot on 22nd Sideroad west of 4th Line in Limehouse.  We will hike the Canada Goose side trail, pick up the main trail and head south of 17th Sideroad. We will loop back on Vanderleck Side Trail and past pond where we may see Muskrat Dwelling. Trail is fairly flat with rocky bits. Bring snack, lunch, water. No dogs. Pub or refreshment stop afterwards.

    stevenwhite901@gmail.com or text 289-242-9415

  • 29
    October 29, 2019
    No events
  • 30
    October 30, 2019

    Dundas Valley Loop from Sanctuary Park

    9:00 AM-2:00 AM
    10/30/2019

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Hikers R Us
    Location (Google Maps): Sanctuary Park, Dundas. Take Old Ancaster to Pleasant and turn right. Take Pleasant to Sanctuary Drive and turn right. Park is at end of street.
    Hike Leader(s): Ruth Merz Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 12 to 14km

    Description

    We will hike various trails such as Spring Creek, Main loop, Sulpher creek, Monarch, Canterbury Falls Loop and some rail trail.  The trail is quite hilly but with good footing.  Bring lunch/snacks, water,

    Enjoying the splash of colours in Sixteen Mile Creek Oakville

    10:00 AM-12:15 PM
    10/30/2019

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Good Companions
    Location (Google Maps): We will meet in the small parking lot at the corner of Neyagawa Rd and River Glen Blvd south of Hwy 5.
    Hike Leader(s): Connie Rusynyk Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 8 km

    Description

    We will hike the main loop going down into the canyon. Hiking boots, water, snack and lunch.

  • 31
    October 31, 2019

    Dundas Peak

    10:00 AM-12:00 PM
    10/31/2019

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: General Hike
    Location: Dundas Driving Park, Cross St., Dundas, lots of parking. We will go to Dundas Peak
    and Tews Falls. Poles recommended, also snacks, lunch, water. No dogs.
    Hike Leader(s): Marion Fletcher 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

    From Dundas Driving Park to Dundas Peak and Tews Falls.

    Great views and photo opportunities.

  • 01
    November 1, 2019
    No events
  • 02
    November 2, 2019

    Oakville Historic Walk

    10:00 AM
    11/02/2019

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Education Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Meet in the baseball parking lot on the southeast corner of River Glen Blvd. and Neyagawa
    Hike Leader(s): Anne Armstrong Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Leisurely – 3km/hr or less
    Terrain: Easy – Mostly flat and usually good footing
    Distance: 6 km

    Description

    This approximately 6 Km. hike will take you along the top and down to the inner banks of the Sixteen Mile Creek Valley in Oakville. You will learn about the importance of rivers and creeks in the development of early Oakville and how they contributed to light industry in the early years. You will walk the old roads which led down into and up out of the Valley and about the early settlements which existed. Join Anne Armstrong to learn a little of the history of this area.

    Bring water and a snack. Optional refreshments after the hike.

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

     

    Abbey Road Tribute Fundraiser

    7:00 PM-10:00 PM
    11/02/2019

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Special Event
    Location (Google Maps): The Rock on Lock, St John The Evangelist
    Hike Leader(s): Bronwen Tregunno Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Description

    To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of The Beatles’ Abbey Road, a host of Hamilton musicians will perform the album live with proceeds going to the Bruce Trail Conservancy.

    Licensed event (cash bar) with craft beer, wine, coffee, and tea available. There will also be a selection of excellent silent auction items.

    Time: Doors open at 7pm, and the concert starts at 8pm.

    Location: The Rock on Locke, Church of St John the Evangelist, 320 Charlton Ave West, Hamilton

    Tickets: $25 + fees … sold online at https://www.bruha.com/event/5009

    All proceeds will go to the Bruce Trail Conservancy to help in its mission of preserving a ribbon of wilderness, for everyone, forever. The Bruce Trail Conservancy is a charitable organization dedicated to establishing a conservation corridor containing a public footpath along the Niagara Escarpment.

    Support for this concert is generously provided by National Bank Independent Network.