We thank the Ontario Trillium Foundation for their financial support to our membership development and land stewardship programs.
The Ontario Trillium Foundation is an agency of the Government of Ontario.
The Bruce Trail is Canada’s oldest and longest continuous footpath.
Approximately how long is the main Trail of the Bruce Trail?
The Bruce Trail consists not only of main Trail, but also has numerous side trails used to create day hikes, loops or to see interesting areas along the Trail.
Approximately how long are the associated side trails?
The idea for the Bruce Trail was first conceived by Ray Lowes. His dream was a continuous public footpath spanning the Niagara Escarpment as a means of promoting its protection.
In which year was the idea for the Bruce Trail first conceived?
The mission of the Bruce Trail Conservancy is to establish 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.
The vision of the Bruce Trail Conservancy is to secure a conservation corridor along the entire Niagara Escarpment that contains the Bruce Trail. Our steadfast commitment to responsible land stewardship will significantly contribute to the preservation and enhancement of the Escarpment ecosystem.
How much of the Trail is currently secure?
The Bruce Trail Conservancy is a land trust and has been purchasing Niagara Escarpment lands to preserve this ecosystem for many years.
When did the BTC first start purchasing land for conservation?
The Bruce Trail Conservancy not only purchases land, but also maintains the land it owns in an environmentally sound fashion through the land stewardship program.
Approximately how many properties are owned or stewarded by the Bruce Trail Conservancy?
The Bruce Trail Conservancy is interested in more than just the trail route. The goal is to secure a conservation corridor that runs the length of the Niagara Escarpment.
What is the minimum width for a sustainable conservation corridor?
The Bruce Trail Conservancy acquired 2.4 million dollars worth of land in 2010.
How much of the money used for land purchases comes from the government?
Volunteers provide the majority of the labour for the Bruce Trail. They perform tasks from building structures and maintaining the trail, to fundraising, to serving on boards and committees, to stuffing envelopes and answering phones. Without our volunteers we would not be able to accomplish the goals that we do.
How many people volunteer for The Bruce Trail Conservancy?
8900 memberships support The Bruce Trail Conservancy every year. Members are responsible for helping to secure the Bruce Trail and the Niagara Escarpment in perpetuity.
Which of the following is a benefit of membership?
Membership and volunteering are both vital to the Bruce Trail Conservancy.
You must be a member of the BTC in order to volunteer with the BTC?