The Bruce Trail, Canada's oldest and longest marked footpath, provides the only continuous public access to the magnificent Niagara Escarpment, a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. Running along the Escarpment from Niagara to Tobermory, it spans more than 890 km of main Trail and over 400 km of associated side trails.
The Bruce Trail Conservancy (BTC) 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.
The BTC is one of Ontario's largest land trusts, responsible for the preservation of almost 10,000 acres of irreplaceable Niagara Escarpment landscape.
Nine regional Bruce Trail Clubs are part of the Bruce Trail Conservancy. Each Club is volunteer-run and is responsible for maintaining, stewarding and promoting a section of the Bruce Trail.
Membership-based and Volunteer-driven
A Board of Directors governs the BTC and volunteers from 9 Bruce Trail Clubs are responsible for maintaining, stewarding and promoting the Trail.
Today, more than 1,450 volunteers donate their time and talents to the Bruce Trail Conservancy and its nine member Clubs.
The BTC is supported by roughly 9,000 members. Membership support ensures that the BTC can continue to provide safe, environmentally responsible, public access to the Niagara Escarpment for future generations.
* Charitable Registration # 11921 7578 RR0001
See The Bruce Trail Conservancy detail page on the Canada Revenue Agency website >>
(includes the BTC's charitable status and past charity returns)