Iroquoia

Notice: Hiking Program & COVID-19

Some Bruce Trail Clubs are restarting their hiking program on July 1st. During this time, hikes are for BTC members only and pre-registration is required. Group size is limited to 10.

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< 2019 >
December 08 - December 14
  • 08
    December 8, 2019

    Cootes Paradise North Shore Trails

    9:00 AM-1:00 PM
    12/08/2019

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Bruce Trail designated parking lot at Borer’s Dog Park on York Road just south of Valley Road (Hopkins Corners) on Bruce Trail Guide Map 8 (Dundas Valley): 491 York Road, Hamilton.
    Hike Leader(s): Stuart Law Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 10 km

    Description

    Get away from the commercialism of the season and enjoy the quiet of the woods with friends on the north shore of Cootes Paradise in the Royal Botanical Gardens.  We will take in the Ray Lowes Side Trail, the Hopkins’ Loop, the Bull’s Point Trail, the Captain Cootes Trail and more.  You might even want to bring a few sunflower seeds to feed the birds when they alight on your outstretched hand.  Please bring icers, hiking boots, and something warm to drink.  Optional refreshment stop after.  Please pre-register at stuarthikes@gmail.com so that I can get an idea of numbers and contact you if the hike has to be cancelled for any reason.  Thank you.

  • 09
    December 9, 2019

    Christmas Light Walk – Burlington

    7:00 PM-8:30 PM
    12/09/2019

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Tim’s in Eastway Plaza at the corner of Walkers and New St, Burlington
    Hike Leader(s): Paul Lewis Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Easy – Mostly flat and usually good footing

    Description

    Meet at 7:00pm at the Tim’s in Eastway Plaza at the corner of Walkers and New St for a Christmas Light walk around the streets of Burlington.  Of course, we will spend some time at the huge display on Spruce Ave (an old favourite!). Optional Tim’s or Pub stop after the hike.

    Leader: Paul Lewis  outdooractive@hotmail.com

  • 10
    December 10, 2019

    Christmas Light Walk – North Burlington (Orchard)

    7:00 PM-8:30 PM
    12/10/2019

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Canadian Tire at the Millcroft Shopping Centre at Appleby & Upper Middle
    Hike Leader(s): Paul Lewis Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Easy – Mostly flat and usually good footing

    Description

    Meet at 7:00pm in front of Canadian Tire at the Millcroft Shopping Centre at Appleby & Upper Middle for a Christmas Light walk around the streets of the Orchard Neighbourhood in North Burlington.  We will spend some time at a displays on Blue Spruce Ave and Bluegrass Lane, which are synchronized to music!  Optional Tim’s or Pub stop after the hike.

    Leader: Paul Lewis –  outdooractive@hotmail.com

  • 11
    December 11, 2019

    Hikers R Us - Christie Conservation Area

    9:30 AM-12:00 PM
    12/11/2019

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Hikers R Us
    Location (Google Maps): 20 Marshboro Ave Dundas
    Hike Leader(s): Wayne Riley Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 10k km

    Description

    we will enter the Christie C. A. from Smokey Hollow Rd and network through the park and return to the parking spot

    RSVP by email WLR8362@gmail.com

    Cancellations the morning of the hike may call my cell 289-456-3498

    Bring water, hiking boots, ICERS, no dogs please

     

    Good Companions - Hidden Valley Hendrie Valley

    10:00 AM-12:30 PM
    12/11/2019

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Good Companions
    Location (Google Maps): Meet in the Hidden Valley parking lot to the right off Howard Drive in Burlington.
    Hike Leader(s): Janina Vanderpost Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 8 km

    Description

    This is basically a there and back hike beginning at Hidden Valley Park in Burlington and continuing into the Royal Botanical Gardens Hendrie Valley trails.  Bring water, snack, icers (if there has been snow or ice).  This is a good hike for seeing some birds.

  • 12
    December 12, 2019

    Dundas History Walk

    9:45 AM-12:00 PM
    12/12/2019

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Education Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Dundas Museum & Archives
    Hike Leader(s): Bronwen Tregunno Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Leisurely – 3km/hr or less
    Terrain: Easy – Mostly flat and usually good footing
    Distance: ~ 5 km

    Description

    This is part of our educational series.  We’ll be starting at the Dundas Museum and Archives and strolling over to the centre of town and around to look at the old town of Dundas which will be beautifully decorated for Christmas.  Austin at Dundas Museum & Archives has offered to give us a brief tour of the museum where the exhibit features old postcards of the town after our walk.  There are many places to stop for a snack or lunch after in this historic town that was once the industrial centre of Lower Canada.   Parking is free during the pre-Christmas season.   Wear good walking shoes or hiking boots.  Bring snacks and water, even if you plan to stop.  Registration isn’t required but it helps me figure out how many people will be coming and let them know if its cancelled due to inclement weather.   For more information please contact Bron brontreg@cogeco.ca  905-637-7136

    Shell Park -Bronte Trails

    10:00 AM-1:15 AM
    12/12/2019

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Thursday Group
    Location (Google Maps): Staring at the front parking lot of Shell Park
    Hike Leader(s): Karen Bergmann, Norman Young Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Easy – Mostly flat and usually good footing, Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing, Slippery Sections Likely
    Distance: 13 km

    Description

    Easy town trails –  Dress appropriately for the weather  Bring water; snack and icers

  • 13
    December 13, 2019
    No events
  • 14
    December 14, 2019

    Junior Hiker - Crawford Lake Exploration

    10:30 AM-12:15 PM
    12/14/2019

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Junior Hiker
    Location (Google Maps): Crawford Lake Conservation Area
    Hike Leader(s): Anne Armstrong Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Leisurely – 3km/hr or less
    Terrain: Dependent on Conditions, Easy – Mostly flat and usually good footing
    Distance: 4 t0 5 km.

    Description

    Crawford Lake Conservation Area is a jewel to explore at any time of year. We will explore the area, including the Boardwalk and the lookout. Afterward those who wish can explore the recreated Indian village. Meet in the lower parking lot of the Conservation Area which is located on the east side of Guelph Line, north of Derry Rd. Bring water and a snack. Parking fee in effect or Conservation Area Pass. Icers may be necessary.
    Leader: Anne Armstrong 905 337 3937 hikingrandma@gmail.com

    100 HIkers 100 Hikes Speaker Event

    2:00 PM-3:30 PM
    12/14/2019

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Special Event
    Location (Google Maps): Dundas Museum and Archives
    Hike Leader(s): Bronwen Tregunno Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Distance: N/A km

    Description

    Due to storm warnings of severe winter weather conditions for Dec 1st, we changed the date of this special event to Saturday Dec 14th.  Dundas Archives and Museum was wonderful in allowing us to change the date.
    Join author & engaging speaker Andrew Camani as he shares his journey of discovery along the Bruce Trail.  He’ll intertwine these with his experiences getting the book started and gathering other peoples tales of their hiking trips.  As Andy says, “100 Hikers, 100 Hikes” is not really his book but belongs to everyone who contributed their most memorable moments hiking whether it was on the Bruce or across the ocean.   Hikers voices are now preserved forever as the book is in the National Archives..   Many of you who’ve hiked the Bruce Trail will recognize landmarks that Andy passed then researched.  He’s looking forward to seeing old friends and meeting new ones who would like to discover the Bruce Trail themselves.
    Books will be available for sale for $25, $10 of which goes to The Bruce Trail Conservancy. Light refreshments.  Door prizes include some of our buffs and journals to get you started on your hiking stories. This event is free to all but donations for the Bruce Trail are appreciated. Memberships available to purchase just in time for you to give to your favourite hiking friends for Christmas! AND they are 100% tax deductible!

    Come early and browse this beautiful museum in the heart of Dundas Ontario where you can view their exhibit “Wish you were Here” showing postcards from the past along with other great historical information and maps.  More about the museum here https://dundasmuseum.ca/

    Free but register as there is a room limit of 80.  REGISTRATION at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/100-hikers-100-hikes-speaker-event-tickets-78420119689 Limit 80. Contact brontreg@cogeco.ca if you are having trouble registering or more information or phone hm 905-637-7136 or phone/text 905-334-4013.  Those who have registered can keep their registration just please make sure you can come on Dec 14th instead of Dec 1st

    Go to our website for more events and hiking schedule https://www.iroquoia.on.ca/ Iroquoia Bruce Trail Club is one of 9 members volunteer clubs that support The Bruce Trail Conservancy To sign up for BTC membership go to website https://brucetrail.org/ to support this “ribbon of wilderness for everyone forever”!  Parking fee in Dundas for month of December.