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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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TrailMap and RoadMap display on Hikes repaired

It was brought to may attention this morning that in all of the hikes, the TrailMaps and the Roadmaps were not displaying as they should. After many hours of investigation, I narrowed down the RoadMap issue to the fact that Google no longer supports the older http:// and so an easy...

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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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Health and Safety while Trekking, Including Altitude Sickness

  Trekking is generally very rewarding and a lifetime experience. While trekking is not dangerous, health and safety should always be kept in mind. Whether you're going for the Everest Base Camp trek in Nepal, the Inca Trail in Peru, or wanting to trek Kilimanjaro in Africa, all tour companies on...

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Trail Updates December 2018

Over the past week, I've made some trail updates to 4 hikes on TorontoHiking. In some cases these were minor but in two instances it meant redrawing and updating the trail maps as well as the accompanying trail guides. Have a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all and a Happy...

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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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New "Old Toronto" Photo Archive Map

On Tuesday March 20, I attended a presentation by Sidewalk Toronto on the upcoming redevelopment of the Toronto eastern port lands. Sidewalk Toronto is a joint effort by Waterfront Toronto and Sidewalk Labs to create a new kind of mixed-use complete community on the Toronto waterfront. The hope is to combine...

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Site Construction & Maintenance Week of March 5 Update 2

UPDATE 2:  (26Mar2018) There have been some problems this past week in viewing site pages on certain browsers. In particular, the Chrome browser on Windows was displaying page code as script instead of presenting the html page as it should. This did not seem to happen on Firefox where the pages...

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Wildlife Photographer of the Year ROM exhibit 2018

One hundred all-new images from across the globe reveal fascinating animal behaviour, otherworldly marine scenes, and breathtaking landscapes—in ways the human eye might never see unaided. Now showing at the ROM, Toronto from December 16, 2017 to March 18, 2018.   Ticket TypeGeneral AdmissionROM MemberFREE! Become a ROM Member for unlimited admission and...

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Hockleycrest Cross-country Ski Trail Network 2017/2018

This cross-country ski trail network is courtesy of 5 area landowners, so please respect their property and privacy. There are 22 numbered trails marked with yellow diamond shaped markers at trail junctions. Please stay on the marked trails. This year, a section of the Bruce Trail main trail has been closed...

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Where to view Toronto holiday lights

Here is a listing of where to view holiday lights in Toronto this year from BlogTo: Nathan Philips Square Casa Loma Toronto Christmas Market Eastern Beaches Christie Pits Eaton Centre Yonge-Dundas Square Saks & Hudson's Bay Toronto Waterfront Ontario Place   Information about these locations and more can be found on...

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Ten Tips for Winter Hiking

1. Begin with a shorter easier hikeIf you are new to winter walking/hiking take it easy on your first hike. While it might be easy to do a 15 km loop in warmer weather, deep ice and snow on the trail can make that 15 km look and feel much much...

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Salmon & Surprises on a Fall Highland Creek Walk

Monday Oct 30 was a somewhat windy and cool day but still a good day for myself and eight friends to do a walk along Highland Creek from Old Kingston Rd down to Lake Ontario. We didn't expect any surprises as we left the paved path for a more intimate walk...

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Best Mosquito Repellents

The best mosquito repellent should protect you from bites without irritating your skin. To find our top picks, we consulted with mosquito experts, researched active ingredients, and tried 20 sprays, wipes, and lotions on our own skin to figure out which ones we’d actually want to use. Best DEET-Based Repellents Off!...

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Albion Falls Base Restrictions

  NOTE: Due to recent issues, NO PUBLIC ACCESS is permitted to the base. Visitors are required to stay on the marked trails and to view the falls from the viewing platforms and vista points provide. Previously we had noted "For the Adventurous Only" on the Albion Falls page, the following...

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