Dear Bruce Trail Conservancy Members,
We can feel the excitement growing as everyone looks forward to re-connecting with our beloved Bruce Trail.
Please keep in mind that we are now in a phased re-opening of the Bruce Trail. We continue to work with our conservation and landowner partners to coordinate openings.
Some areas of the Bruce Trail are currently open for hiking. They can be found on our Trail updates page here
. This page is updated as opening status changes. All other areas of the Bruce Trail remain closed.
Our Trail Maintenance and Land Stewardship volunteers have been given the go-ahead to begin their important work on their sections of Trail and our properties.
However, the Bruce Trail on private land and BTC-owned land is not yet open for hiking. Although closure signs are not posted on all properties, please do consider these areas closed.
In those areas where the Trail is open, please hike responsibly. Do not travel outside of your community to use the Trail, maintain physical distancing, avoid all waterfalls areas, and always check Trail changes on our website before heading out. Visit our website for guidelines on hiking responsibly & safely
Thank you for your patience as we work to safely open the Trail.
CEO, Bruce Trail Conservancy
Coronavirus Hiking Advice - May 22, 2020
Since the outbreak of the Coronavirus, the Toronto Bruce Trail Club has been monitoring the situation closely.
The welfare of our members is the priority of everyone. We operate our Hiking Program in accordance with advice issued by the Bruce Trail Conservancy: we closely monitor the advice from Canada’s chief public health officer.
For the spring and summer months, strict adherence to the public health basics of physical distancing, handwashing and cough etiquette must continue as the bare minimum. This advice is responding to the cautious steps we are taking to reopening our Hiking Program. To prevent the spread of COVID-19 the Toronto Bruce Trail Club will be including the Hike Waiver of Liability & Assumption of Risk document as part of the electronic registration.
Any decision we take as to whether to operate an urban, car or bus hike, or cancel or make any changes to our Hiking Program will always be in the interests of our members safety and security.
We are currently planning to open again the following hikes on July 1, 2020.
All urban hikes
with a limit of 20 hikers on each hike.
All car hikes
with the recommendation that the group be limited to 10 hikers.
All bus hikes are cancelled
until further notice.
The Bruce Peninsula Weekend September 25-27 led by Martina Furrer and David Royle is cancelled.
If you have any questions or require clarification relating to any aspect of our Hiking Program, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Hiking Director and Vice President
Toronto Bruce Trail Club
2020 TORONTO END TO END CANCELLED
In light of the current pandemic situation and requirements to maintain physical distance, the Toronto End to End, scheduled for Saturday, May 30 and Sunday, May 31 2020 has been cancelled.
2021 Toronto End to End Dates Scheduled.
The Toronto Bruce Trail Club will be hosting the 2021 Toronto End to End on Saturday, September 11 and Sunday, September 12. Details regarding the 2021 event will be sent out by Jacquie Van Dyke, Coordinator of the TBTC Toronto End to End.
David Royle, Hiking Director
Toronto Bruce Trail Club