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Bruce Trail Spring Bioblitz

One weekend. One giant snapshot of Niagara Escarpment biodiversity. oin the 2022 Bruce Trail Spring Bioblitz this May 27-29 and add your plant and wildlife observations to our trail-wide citizen science effort.We are aiming to collect observations of as many species as possible, that are visible or audible from the Bruce...

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BTC Hike Schedule 2022

  Join us for a hike!The BTC hike program is open to BTC members and non-members. Registration is required for all hikes.   Browse the hikes offered by all 9 of our Clubs, and check out our guidelines below.   Guidelines for Hikers joining Group Hikes with our Bruce Trail Clubs...

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Toronto Outdoor Club Hikes 2022

Free to join, and open to any adult in Canada, the TOC brings people together in a fun, friendly and inviting atmosphere. We strive to offer a variety of events, with some geared for beginners, some more challenging activities, and lots of 'somewhere in the middle' stuff. And, we attempt to...

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Lyme disease documentary premieres at Hot Docs

The Quiet Epidemic, a feature-length documentary about Lymedisease, has been selected to premiere at Hot Docs in Toronto on May2nd—aligning with the start of Lyme Awareness Month. The film willbe featured in Hot Docs' Special Presentations Program, a selectionof 15 films to watch at this year's festival. If you are in...

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Where you need parking reservations in 2022

You'll need to make parking reservations at some parks and conservation areas along the Bruce Trail. Parking reservations are currently required for: Conservation Halton (conservationhalton.ca, parksvisit.ca) Mount NemoRattlesnake PointCrawford LakeHilton Falls Ontario Parks (reservations.ontarioparks.com) Forks of the CreditMono Cliffs Reservations not required in the winter but will resume in Spring 2022...

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NEWS: Three words to save your life

Toronto Police Operations @TPSOperations Feb 2/2022MEDICAL COMPLAINT:Glen Rouge Campground* 8 pm *- River appears to be frozen- A woman has fallen through the ice- Officers located her using What 3 Words- An officer jumped into the river- She has been pulled to safety- Both being treated for exposure#GO220539^dh So what is...

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NEWS: Ultrarunner Holland Smashes Bruce Trail FKT

  Karen Holland of Kimberley, Ontario has broken the overall (men’s) record for the fastest time running the length of Ontario’s Bruce Trail. She began her run at 6 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 3 and finished the southbound journey from Tobermorey to Niagara on Sunday, Sept. 12 at 4:51 a.m. after...

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UPDATE: Lower Don Trail Closure & Improvements June 2021-2022

The Lower Don Trail is a 4.7 kilometre section of multi-use trail for pedestrians and cyclists that runs along the Don River, from Pottery Road to Corktown Commons. Home to a wide array of plant and animal species, revitalization of sensitive natural habitat is ongoing. Lower Don Trail Improvements include a number of...

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NEWS: Parking Reservations Required

Be prepared to make parking reservations at some parks and conservationareas along the Bruce Trail. Parking reservations are currently required for: Hamilton Conservation Authority (conservationhamilton.ca): Spencer Gorge CA (Webster Falls, Tew Falls, Dundas Peak)Credit Valley Conservation (cvcparks.ca): Cheltenham Badlands CABruce Peninsula National Park (pc.gc.ca/bruce): *NEW* Reservations required for parking at Halfway...

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NEWS: Provincial Parks: Free vehicle permits for Mon-Thurs

Mono Cliffs Provincial Park Free day passes offered Mondays-Thursdays in 115 provincial parks starting today, Monday June 7, 2021. In a bid to help space out visits to Ontario's parks and prevent overcrowding, the provincial government is providing free day-use permits at 115 parks from Monday to Thursday. Starting on today,...

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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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NEWS: 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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UPDATE: 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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