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COVID-19 Updates

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.

Sincerely,
Michael McDonald
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.

Cancellations

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.

David Royle
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

Toronto Bruce Trail Club ~ Celebrating 50 Years

At the Toronto Bruce Trail Club, we have a dual mandate of supporting the Bruce Trail Conservancy in securing and preserving this magnificent footpath, and offering a variety of hiking experiences so everyone can enjoy it. Our dedicated team of volunteer's maintain 50km of main trails plus many amazing side trails in the Halton Hills area, and our trained volunteer Hike Leaders lead hundreds of hikes each year across the entire Niagara Escarpment. We invite you to join us!
Secure and Conserve
Toronto Bruce Trail
"Here stands a rugged, beautiful continuum of rocks, waterfalls, greenery and recreational opportunity that must be preserved in its entirety for us and the future." Ray Lowes, Volume 1, Number 2, Bruce Trail News, September 1963.

The Bruce Trail Conservancy is a charitable organization committed to establishing a conservation corridor containing a public footpath along the Niagara Escarpment, in order to protect its natural ecosystems and to promote environmentally responsible public access to this UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve.
Let's Hike
Toronto Bruce Trail
Thousands of hikers enjoy the beauty of the Bruce Trail every year. The Toronto Bruce Trail club offers nearly 400 hikes each year and offer a variety of ways to get there. Car and bus explore the entire the entire Niagara Escarpment, from Queenston Heights to Tobermory. Urban walks explore nature close to home.

There are fast paced, all day hikes for ambitious hikers, slow paced, short hikes for hikers who want to enjoy the trails at a more leisurely pace, and everything in between.