Niagara

Notice: Hiking Program & COVID-19

Hikes are currently open for BTC members and guests only. Registration is required. Group size is limited to 10. The wearing of masks on our hikes is strongly recommended. Members, please have your guests register for hikes using your member number.

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  • Niagara-on-the-Lake Tour – Black History
    9:00 AM-10:30 AM
    12/04/2020

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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Urban
    Location (Google Maps): Veteran’s Memorial Park, Veteran’s Lane & King St, Niagara-on-the-Lake. Meet in the parking lot near the tennis courts.
    Hike Leader(s): Margaret Northfield Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Easy

    Description

    This NOTL tour will focus on Black History of the area.  We will visit the Voices of Freedom Park, Niagara’s “coloured village” and Rye Heritage Park to name a few.

    Some weeks may be totally on sidewalks and roads while others will include a mix of trail and paved pathways.

    Great opportunity to see beautiful NOTL as well as build up your endurance for longer hikes.

    Plan on staying for a coffee at the Sweets & Swirls Café, NOTL Community Centre.

  • Niagara-on-the-Lake Tour – Black History
    9:15 AM-10:45 AM
    12/04/2020

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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Urban
    Location (Google Maps): Veteran’s Memorial Park, Veteran’s Lane and King St, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Meet in the parking lot near the tennis court
    Hike Leader(s): Margaret Northfield Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Easy
    Distance: 6-7km

    Description

    This NOTL tour will focus on Black History of the area.  We will visit the Voices of Freedom Park, Niagara’s “coloured village” and Rye Heritage Park to name a few.

    Some weeks may be totally on sidewalks and roads while others will include a mix of trail and paved pathways.

    Great opportunity to see beautiful NOTL as well as build up your endurance for longer hikes.

  • Niagara-on-the-Lake Tour – Black History
    9:30 AM-11:00 AM
    12/04/2020

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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Urban
    Location (Google Maps): Veteran’s Memorial Park, Veteran’s Lane & King St. NOTL. Park near the tennis courts
    Hike Leader(s): Margaret Northfield Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Easy

    Description

    This NOTL tour will focus on Black History of the area.  We will visit the Voices of Freedom Park, Niagara’s “coloured village” and Rye Heritage Park to name a few.

    Some weeks may be totally on sidewalks and roads while others will include a mix of trail and paved pathways.

    Great opportunity to see beautiful NOTL as well as build up your endurance for longer hikes.

  • Black Walnut & Rim of Africa Side Trails Hike
    10:00 AM-11:30 AM
    12/04/2020

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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Loop
    Location (Google Maps): Short Hills Provincial Park, Pelham Road parking lot
    Hike Leader(s): Alicia Aitchison Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 5.3 km

    Description

    Friday NIAGARA SIDE TRAIL CHALLENGE HIKES!

    Every Friday at 10 am starting November 20th and running through until April.  Join 1 or join all to work towards earning the NBTC Side trail badge.  We will have some makeup hikes at the end once we’ve worked through all the side trail requirements once.

    Side trail badge requirements & logs are found in the Niagara Bruce Trail Club website under badges for your own tracking.

    We will meet at Short Hills Provincial Park, Pelham Road parking lot & hike a loop of the Black Walnut & Rim of Africa Side trails.  For our badge we will need to find & photograph Terrace Falls.

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  • Dan Welsh Memorial Hike and Fundraiser – Meet at 8:45am in the parking lot behind Kilbride School 6610 Panton St Burlington
    9:00 AM-12:00 PM
    12/06/2020

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    Hosting Club: Niagara, Iroquoia
    Category: Special Event
    Location (Google Maps): Parking lot behind the Kilbride School at the north end of Panton St, (Kilbride) Burlington
    9:00am Dec 6/20
    Hike Leader(s): Ruth Moffatt Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Strenuous – Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing
    Distance: Approximately 8 km

    Description

    This is number 1 of 2 Dan Welsh Memorial Hikes, today. 9am and 12:30pm

    As this hike is a fundraiser, Dan Welsh Memorial Hike badges will be available for $20 each. Funds raised will go towards the memorial plaque that is to be raised in his honour. This hike will take us out to the recently opened Dan Welsh Side Trail,  in the newly acquired property in the River and Ruin area of Lowville, Burlington.

    All pandemic protocols are to be followed – masks are strongly recommended. Please familiarize yourself with the guidelines set out on the BTC Hike Schedule website.

    Please do not show up for this hike unless you are registered. All registered participants will receive an email confirmation.

    Please bring $20 for the badge (cash only). If you would like to make further donations you may do so via: https://brucetrail.org/donations/memorials

  • Dan Welsh Memorial Hike and Fundraiser – Meet at 12:15pm in the parking lot behind Kilbride School 6610 Panton St Burlington
    12:30 PM-3:00 PM
    12/06/2020

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    Hosting Club: Niagara, Iroquoia
    Category: Special Event
    Location (Google Maps): Parking lot behind the Kilbride School at the north end of Panton St, (Kilbride) Burlington
    12:30pm Dec 6/20
    Hike Leader(s): Ruth Moffatt Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Strenuous – Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing
    Distance: Approximately 8km

    Description

    This is the second of 2 Dan Welsh Memorial Hikes, today. 9am and 12:30pm

    As this hike is a fundraiser, Dan Welsh Memorial Hike badges will be available for $20 each. Funds raised will go towards the memorial plaque that is to be raised in his honour. This hike will take us out to the recently opened Dan Welsh Side Trail,  in the newly acquired property in the River and Ruin area of Lowville, Burlington.

    All pandemic protocols are to be followed – masks are strongly recommended. Please familiarize yourself with the guidelines set out on the BTC Hike Schedule website.

    Please do not show up for this hike unless you are registered. All registered participants will receive an email confirmation.

    Please bring $20 for the badge (cash only). If you would like to make further donations you may do so via: https://brucetrail.org/donations/memorials

  • Happy Rolph’s
    2:00 PM-3:30 PM
    12/06/2020

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

    Happy Rolph’s Parking Lot, 650 Read road (Northrup Crescent), St Catharines

    Hike Leader(s): Larry Lloyd Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Leisurely
    Terrain: Easy
    Distance: 6k

    Description

    Semi urban hike through Happy Rolph’s park down to the lake.

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  • Winter Festival of Lights
    7:00 PM-8:30 PM
    12/07/2020

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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Night
    Location (Google Maps): Dufferin Islands
    Hike Leader(s): Margaret Northfield Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Leisurely
    Terrain: Easy
    Distance: 6-7km

    Description

    Take an evening stroll around iconic Niagara Falls and view over 3 million holiday lights on display throughout the area.  This winter wonderland will not disappoint.  Poles and icers may be helpful (depends on the weather).  Join us for hot apple cider and holiday treats at the end of the hike. Sorry but this hike does not qualify For the Night Hike Badge

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  • Niagara-on-te-Lake Tour
    9:00 AM-10:30 AM
    12/11/2020

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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Urban
    Location (Google Maps): Veteran Memorial Park, King St & Veteran’s Lane
    Hike Leader(s): Margaret Northfield Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Easy

    Description

    Each Friday we will explore the area around Niagara-on-the-Lake.  Discover where the Niagara River meets Lake Ontario.  Experience the Heritage District, woods and the Niagara Parkway.  Hike along part of the Bruce Trail’s General Brock Side Trail as well as the Heritage Trail.

    Some weeks may be totally on sidewalks and roads while others will include a mix of trail and paved pathways.

    Great opportunity to see beautiful NOTL as well as build up your endurance for longer hikes.

    Plan on staying for a coffee at the Sweets & Swirls Café, NOTL Community Centre.

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  • Niagara-on-the-Lake Tour
    9:15 AM-10:45 AM
    12/11/2020

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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Urban
    Location (Google Maps): Veteran’s Memorial Park, Veteran’s Way & King St., NOTL. Park near the tennis courts
    Hike Leader(s): Margaret Northfield Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Easy
    Distance: 6-7km

    Description

    Each Friday we will explore the area around Niagara-on-the-Lake.  Discover where the Niagara River meets Lake Ontario.  Experience the Heritage District, woods and the Niagara Parkway.  Hike along part of the Bruce Trail’s General Brock Side Trail as well as the Heritage Trail.

    Some weeks may be totally on sidewalks and roads while others will include a mix of trail and paved pathways.

    Great opportunity to see beautiful NOTL as well as build up your endurance for longer hikes.

  • Rockway Side Trail Hike
    10:00 AM-11:30 AM
    12/11/2020

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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: In and Out
    Location (Google Maps): Rockway Community Centre
    Hike Leader(s): Alicia Aitchison Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate, Strenuous
    Distance: Approximately 6 km

    Description

    Friday NIAGARA SIDE TRAIL CHALLENGE HIKES!

    Every Friday at 10 am starting November 20th and running through until April.  Join 1 or join all to work towards earning the NBTC Side trail badge.  We will have some makeup hikes at the end once we’ve worked through all the side trail requirements once.

    Side trail badge requirements & logs are found in the Niagara Bruce Trail Club website under badges for your own tracking.

    We will hike the Rockway Side trail & the main trail in & out, photographing the upper & lower calls for badge requirements!

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  • Niagara-on-the-Lake Tour
    9:00 AM-10:30 AM
    12/18/2020

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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Youth Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Veterans Memorial Park, King St & Veteran’s Lane
    Hike Leader(s): Margaret Northfield Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Easy
    Distance: 5-7km

    Description

    Each Friday we will explore the area around Niagara-on-the-Lake.  Discover where the Niagara River meets Lake Ontario.  Experience the Heritage District, woods and the Niagara Parkway.  Hike along part of the Bruce Trail’s General Brock Side Trail as well as the Heritage Trail.

    Some weeks may be totally on sidewalks and roads while others will include a mix of trail and paved pathways.

    Great opportunity to see beautiful NOTL as well as build up your endurance for longer hikes.

    Plan on staying for a coffee at the Sweets & Swirls Café, NOTL Community Centre.

     

  • Niagara-on-the-Lake Tour
    9:15 AM-10:45 AM
    12/18/2020

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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Urban
    Location (Google Maps): Veteran’s Memorial Park, Veteran’s Way & King St. NOTL. Park near the tennis courts.
    Hike Leader(s): Margaret Northfield Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Easy
    Distance: 6-7km

    Description

    Each Friday we will explore the area around Niagara-on-the-Lake.  Discover where the Niagara River meets Lake Ontario.  Experience the Heritage District, woods and the Niagara Parkway.  Hike along part of the Bruce Trail’s General Brock Side Trail as well as the Heritage Trail.

    Some weeks may be totally on sidewalks and roads while others will include a mix of trail and paved pathways.

    Great opportunity to see beautiful NOTL as well as build up your endurance for longer hikes.

  • Louth & Staff Ave Side Trails hike
    10:00 AM-11:30 AM
    12/18/2020

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

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate, Strenuous
    Distance: Approximately 6 km

    Description

    Friday NIAGARA SIDE TRAIL CHALLENGE HIKES!

    Every Friday at 10 am starting November 20th and running through until April.  Join 1 or join all to work towards earning the NBTC Side trail badge.  We will have some makeup hikes at the end once we’ve worked through all the side trail requirements once.

    Side trail badge requirements & logs are found in the Niagara Bruce Trail Club website under badges for your own tracking.

    We will hike the Staff Ave & Louth side trails and a loop with the mail trail.

    Registration is mandatory & limited due to limited parking.  This parking lot is not always plowed so we will have to watch the weather & potentially reschedule.

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  • Loop De Loop
    8:30 AM-12:00 PM
    12/19/2020

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

    Short Hills, Pelham Rd., Entrance

    Hike Leader(s): Alan Laver Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 18k

    Description

    A loop hike from Pelham Road towards Morningstar Mill, Terrace Falls, Swayze Falls and Rim of Africa. Dress for the weather, have your crampon devices available for icy conditions. Must register for each hike. The wearing of masks  on our hikes is strongly recommended. Bring a drink.

  • Firemen’s Crazy Eight
    9:00 AM-12:15 PM
    12/19/2020

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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Loop
    Location (Google Maps): Upper parking lot of Firemen’s Park. Dorchester Rd & Mountain Rd, Niagara Falls
    Hike Leader(s): Margaret Northfield Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 11km

    Description

    Hike a figure eight around Firemen’s Park.  Mixture of trail and road walking.  Bruce Trail, Firemen’s trails, Haulage Rd Trail and roadway.

  • Firemen’s Crazy Eight
    9:15 AM-12:30 PM
    12/19/2020

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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Loop
    Location (Google Maps): FIREMANS PARK UPPER PARKING LOT
    Hike Leader(s): Marion Hanover Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 11 KM

    Description

    Hike a figure eight around Firemen’s Park.  Mixture of trail and road walking.  Bruce Trail, Firemen’s trails, Haulage Rd Trail and roadway.

  • Winter Festival of Lights
    7:00 PM-8:30 PM
    12/19/2020

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

    Dufferin Islands

    Hike Leader(s): Bruce Manion Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Leisurely
    Terrain: Easy
    Distance: 6-7km

    Description

    Take an evening stroll around iconic Niagara Falls and view over 3 million holiday lights on display throughout the area.  This winter wonderland will not disappoint.  Poles and icers may be helpful (depends on the weather).  Join us for hot apple cider and holiday treats at the end of the hike. Sorry but this hike does not qualify For the Night Hike Badge

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  • 2 Badges & A Book YOUTH HIKE – Swayze Falls
    2:00 PM-3:30 PM
    12/20/2020

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

    Short Hills Provincial Park, Roland Road entrance

    Hike Leader(s): Alicia Aitchison Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Leisurely
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: Approximately 4-5 km

    Description

    Leaving from the Roland Road entrance of Short Hills Provincial Park we will do a 90 minute in and out hike through the beautiful park, stopping to view the spectacular Swayze Falls.  Pace will be leisurely (approximately 3km/hr).

    Hikers can work to earn the Young Nature Blazers Badge or the Young Trail Blazers Badge & hikers that earn both badges will receive a copy of Birthday Boots, by Cindy Conlon, a delightful tale of a young family’s first hike on the Bruce Trail.

    All youth must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and the registration process must be completed for each family member separately, including children, so we have an accurate head count.  Participant numbers are limited.  Use your membership number for any youth you will be bringing.

    If you are new to Bruce Trail hikes please review the Know Before You Go section on brucetrail.org to ensure you are prepared for your hiking adventure & familiar with hiking responsibly & safely in the time of Covid-19.

    If you are a new Bruce Trail member or don’t have a membership number yet please contact the hike leader for information on how to register.

    Due to Covid restrictions & social distancing requirements please ensure you are prepared & self sufficient.  Have masks (not required to wear but you should have on hand), hand sanitizer, first aid supplies, water, snacks.

  • 2 Badges & A Book YOUTH HIKE – Swayze Falls
    2:00 PM-3:30 PM
    12/20/2020

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

    Short Hills Provincial Park, Roland Road entrance

    Hike Leader(s): Debbie Demizio Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Leisurely
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: Approximately 4-5 km

    Description

    Leaving from the Roland Road entrance of Short Hills Provincial Park we will do a 90 minute in and out hike through the beautiful park, stopping to view the spectacular Swayze Falls.  Pace will be leisurely (approximately 3km/hr).

    Hikers can work to earn the Young Nature Blazers Badge or the Young Trail Blazers Badge & hikers that earn both badges will receive a copy of Birthday Boots, by Cindy Conlon, a delightful tale of a young family’s first hike on the Bruce Trail.

    All youth must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and the registration process must be completed for each family member separately, including children, so we have an accurate head count.  Participant numbers are limited.  Use your membership number for any youth you will be bringing.

    If you are new to Bruce Trail hikes please review the Know Before You Go section on brucetrail.org to ensure you are prepared for your hiking adventure & familiar with hiking responsibly & safely in the time of Covid-19.

    If you are a new Bruce Trail member or don’t have a membership number yet please contact the hike leader for information on how to register.

    Due to Covid restrictions & social distancing requirements please ensure you are prepared & self sufficient.  Have masks (not required to wear but you should have on hand), hand sanitizer, first aid supplies, water, snacks.

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  • Merritt Trail to Rodman Hall
    9:00 AM-10:30 AM
    12/23/2020

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

    12 Mile Creek parking lot on Glendale Ave, near Pelham Rd., St. Catharines. Map 3

    Hike Leader(s): Sheila Massey Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Leisurely
    Terrain: Easy
    Distance: 4.5 km

    Description

    Flat hike along the banks of 12 mile creek to Rodman Hall.

  • Upper Canada Heritage Side Trail – MAKE UP HIKE
    10:00 AM-11:30 AM
    12/23/2020

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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: In and Out
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at offroad parking on York Road (regional road 81) just east of Concession 2 (Map 1)
    Hike Leader(s): Alicia Aitchison Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: approximately 6 km

    Description

    This is a make up hike for those doing the Friday Niagara Side Trail Challenge Hikes that weren’t able to register for the Upper Canada Side Trail hike on November 20th.

    Friday NIAGARA SIDE TRAIL CHALLENGE HIKES!

    Every Friday at 10 am starting November 20th and running through until April.  Join 1 or join all to work towards earning the NBTC Side trail badge.  We will have some makeup hikes at the end once we’ve worked through all the side trail requirements once.

    Side trail badge requirements, descriptions & logs are found in the Niagara Bruce Trail Club website under badges for your own tracking.

    We will meet at the parking lot on York Road (Map 1) & hike the Upper Canada Heritage Trail from York road to the main Bruce trail, follow the mail trail towards Queenston & hike back out the same way.  For the badge we will need to find & photograph the dry stone wall & lime kiln ruins.

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  • QUEENSTON LOOP
    9:00 AM-12:00 PM
    12/26/2020

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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Loop
    Location (Google Maps): QUEENSTON HEIGHTS PARK
    Hike Leader(s): Marion Hanover Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Leisurely
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 11.2 KM

    Description

    This hike is on the main trail, side trails, parkway and walk through village of Queenston.  11.2km for 2.5-3 hours

  • Rockway to loop around Short Hills
    9:00 AM-12:30 PM
    12/26/2020

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    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Loop
    Location (Google Maps): Park in Rockway Community Centre, Pelham Rd, St Catharines
    Hike Leader(s): Margaret Northfield Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 11.6km

    Description

    Start in Rockway Community Centre, follow the side trail to the main trail towards St Catharines.  Loop through Short Hills Provincial Park and return the same way.

    Poles & gaiters recommended.  Icers may be needed depending on the weather conditions.

    Bring water & snack.

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