The Bruce Trail is the oldest and longest continuous public footpath in Canada.

A Board of Directors governs the Bruce Trail Conservancy (BTC) and volunteers from 9 Bruce Trail Clubs are responsible for maintaining, stewarding and promoting the Trail. 

Facts at a Glance:
(as of June 30, 2016)

Location of Trail
  • Southern Ontario
  • Along the Niagara Escarpment from Niagara to Tobermory
  • Through public and privately-owned land
Length of main Trail ~895 km
Length of side trails ~435 km
Number of members ~9,000
Number of volunteers ~1,450
Number of visits to the Trail ~400,000 visits/year by foot, cross-country ski & snowshoe
Amount of Bruce Trail
secure and safe from development


Area of land the BTC has protected > 10,000 acres
Area of land stewarded by the BTC > 9,100 acres

Sources of Funding
(2014/15 Fiscal year)

[Find more details in our Annual Reports and Financial Statements]

 Sources of revenue 2014-15
Total from these sources = $2,090,308