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Hiking the Seaton Trail Video

  The Seaton Seaton Trail is located along the West Duffins Creek in Pickering, Ontario. It runs for 12.9 km from 3rd Concession near Brock Road northwest to Highway 7. The trail follows historic hunting and fishing routes on the creek, used for centuries by aboriginal people. In pioneer times, the...
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Choosing a Lightweight and Durable Hiking Flashlight with Long Lasting Batteries

Many consumers are inundated with options when trying to choose the best lightweight flashlight for hiking into unknown territories. Having the right light on you when needed can mean the difference between life and death in extreme situations, and much more comfort in many other situations. A tactical flashlight may not...
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Don Valley trails subway style

Matthew Colenbrander, 26, has created an easy-to-read map of the Don's multi-use trail network in a subway-style format."I made it because I love the valley and the ravines and I want everyone to be able to take full advantage of them," saysColenbrander. "Especially people who live in communities like Thorncliffe Park...
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December 2020 Trail Notes

Hike L09Dundas Valley Waterfalls A new trail configuration is in place between Sherman and Canterbury Falls thanks to the generosity of a landowner granting passage of the Bruce Trail on their land. The main Bruce Trail now flows from Lions Club Road westbound into the Dundas Valley Conservation Area. With that,...
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Where to See Ontario Fall Colours

  I think we all know the answer to that question but some may show us evidence to prove otherwise. Bring it on! To see our youtube video, click on Fall Colours youtube video. Please tremember to like our video and SUBSCRIBE to hear about any future videos we may post...
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Most Beautiful Places on the Terra Cotta Trails

  TorontoHiking presents another engaging video loaded with beautiful scenery along the Terra Cotta section of the Bruce Trail in the Caledon Area. Enjoy this Hike L03 video.
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New Youtube Hiking Videos now available

Hike L01 The Bennett Heritage Trail Youtube video: Click to view Hike L01 The Bennett Heritage Trail Over the past 20+ years of hiking, I have taken innumerable photos along the trails described in TorontoHiking. Each of the 60+ hikes usually meant at least tree hikes on a particulat trail to...
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Most of Bruce Trail Reopens June 2

 Dear Bruce Trail Conservancy Members, The Bruce Trail Conservancy is taking the next step in the phased re-opening of the Bruce Trail. We are happy to announce that as of tomorrow, Tuesday June 2, most of the Bruce Trail will be open. Areas remaining closed will continue to be updated on...
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Planning to hike? Questions and advice from BTC

During the time of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Toronto Bruce Trail Club recommends that people stay home. However, we acknowledge the situation is fluid and is changing almost daily across our province, and trails are opening and hiking is occurring. We therefore offer the following guidance. Strict adherence to the public...
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COVID-19 Related Closures & Re-Openings May16, 2020

With the recent Provincial announcement on the re-opening of Provincial Parks and Conservation Reserves, the Bruce Trail Conservancy is beginning the process of a safe and controlled staged re-opening of the Bruce Trail. Some sections of the Bruce Trail are re-opening for hiking as we coordinate with our partners. [See our message] As...
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Postpone Use of the Bruce Trail

 We didn’t think we’d ever be encouraging people to stay off the Bruce Trail, but unprecedented times call for unprecedented measures. For the safety of our communities, and to assist the province with its efforts to keep our communities safe as the COVID-19 pandemic quickly evolves, I have an important request:...
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Hiking the Bruce, COVID-19, and Trail Closures

 Dear Members, During this difficult and unprecedented time, many of us are turning to the healthy benefits of time spent in nature. If you are making plans to do so, please note that access to the Bruce Trail may be affected in some areas.   Many of our partnering conservation organizations...
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COVID-19 and Bruce Trail Hike Cancellations

Message from the TBTC President and Vice-President We would like to give you an update in light of the COVID-19 situation. Effective immediately, following guidance from public health authorities and from the Bruce Trail Conservancy, we are cancelling the following events:all bus, car and urban hikes in the next five weeks -...
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Covid-19 Preventative Steps & Info -Toronto Health

2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) What are coronaviruses? Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses. Some coronaviruses can cause illness in people and others can cause illness in animals. Rarely, animal coronaviruses can infect people, and more rarely, these can then spread from person-to-person through close contact. What is the 2019 Novel...
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Explore Rome & Campania, ITALY: April 6 to 15, 2019

  10 Days / 9 NightsApril 6-15, 2019Rome ~ AmalfiCapri ~ Naples ~ PompeiiPositano ~ Sorrento ~ Caserta COST EARLY BIRD: $2499 CAD (about US $1890) Reg price: $2699 CAD (about US $2035) after January 23, 2019HIGHLIGHTSEnjoy a 10-day fully escorted and guided tour of Rome and Campania’s incredible natural, historic...
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VIDEOS: Rome and Campania, Italy

  A GUIDED WALKING TOUR OF ROME & CAMPANIA, ITALY (Includes transport by private shuttle between locations)  May 22-30, 2020 ~ 9 Days / 8 Nights COSTCAD $2300 (about US $1720) - EARLY BIRD:Regular price: $2495 CAD (about US $1870) after March 24, 2020 HIGHLIGHTSJoin us for an unforgettable fully escorted...
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Cheltenham Badlands reopens

The Cheltenham badlands has now been reopened to the public as of late September this year. The unique and beautiful property in the Caledon Hills area has been closed since 2015 and hikers will welcome this news. The Ontario Heritage Trust, Credit Valley Conservation, the Town of Caledon, the Region of...
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Kelso hiking photos @CH_Comm Halton #Parkbus #TOhiking: Sat, Sep 29

It was another exciting and successful outdoor adventure with TorontoHIking in Ontario's great outdoors, with a fun and energetc group of hikers! We explored most of the hiking trails and scenic lookouts at Kelso Conservation Area, near Milton, ON, as well as the world renowned #BruceTrail northbound to Hilton Falls. I hope...
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Rouge Natl. Urban Park hiking photos: Sat, Aug 25 - #Parkbus

On Saturday, Aug. 25, a dynamic group of 25 hiking and nature lovers from the GTA - and even a family of tourists from China - gathered at the Rouge National Urban Park for an outdoor adventure. The scenery was blissfully calm and refreshing, and our group maintained a swift pace...
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Peru & Bolivia Calling (Travel Social): Sun, Aug 26

  EVENT DETAILS Let's pamper our taste buds with some fine local and international specialties at this popular restaurant in the heart of Toronto, overlooking Yonge - Dundas Square! Enjoy an audio-visual presentation about our upcoming tour of Peru and Bolivia and see who else is interested in this remarkable expedition...
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