If you decide to go ahead with an end-to-end hike, it is highly recommended that you purchase the current Bruce Trail Reference Guide, especially if you are going to attempt any of the sections on your own. The guide will be an invaluable resource in planning your trips. The guide can be purchased at major bookstores and through the BTC website.
Visit our Accommodation and Camping section for more information on places to stay during your trip.
To be recognized as an official End-to-Ender with the Bruce Trail Conservancy, you will need to do the following:
*The trail logs can be as simple as list of where you started and where you ended on a particular day. It might be worth having a separate page for each club section.
Each Bruce Trail Club also offers a badge for completing its section of the trail. To obtain a Club's End-to-End badge, submit your trail logs for that Club's section directly to the Club. Include a self-addressed envelope and the fee for the badge (usually between $3 and $6).
If you complete the entire trail, keeping your trail logs organized by Club section will make it easier to sort out which pages you need to send to which Club when you apply for the badge.
Badges from each Bruce Trail Club:
|Niagara Club Badges||Blue Mountains Club Badges|
|Iroquoia Club Badges||Beaver Valley Club Badges|
|Toronto Club Badges||Sydenham Club Badges|
|Caledon Hills Club Badges||Peninsula Club Badges|
|Dufferin Hi-Land Club Badges|
Each of the nine Bruce Trail Clubs offer organized end-to-end hiking opportunities. Usually these events run over 1 or 2 weekends, with the Club often providing transportation options and water/snack stations along way. Registration fees are in effect and you'll receive a unique Club section badge at the end of the event. You do not need to submit trail logs for these events.
Looking for shorter organized hikes? Our Bruce Trail Clubs offer more than 1500 hikes each year for BTC members. Many also make some hikes available to the public. See individual Club websites for hike schedules.
2018 End-to-End Hikes
(2017 hikes in grey for reference until 2018 details are in place)
End-to-End - May 19-21, 2018 Victoria Day Weekend
Registrations open March 1. Cover this historic 80 km section of the Bruce Trail over three days enjoying panoramic views of vineyards, orchards and Lake Ontario. Rocky sections, heavily wooded areas and remnants of historic settlements - the Niagara section has it all.
is $40 for the entire weekend ($35 for 2 days, $20 for 1 day).
Event Co-ordinator: Trudy Senesi, firstname.lastname@example.org
Fort-to-Fort Hike - April 7-8
Hike the entire length of the Niagara Parkway, from Fort George to Fort Erie, over two days. Enjoy approximately 27 km each day of beautiful river scenery. Small hills involved but mostly paved paths with some road walking.
Registration is $30 ($20 for one day) Event Co-ordinator: Lauren Doig, email@example.com
Annual Laura Secord Hike - June 16
Enjoy a part of our Canadian heritage by hiking along the Bruce Trail from Laura Secord's Homestead in Queenston to DeCew House in Thorold. We are sure this 30 km hike was a challenge for Laura in a long dress and no Nikes but we have never heard any complaints. Follow her lead and rise to the challenge.
Check in by 5:45 am at DeCew House. The bus will take you to Queenston to start your trek. The hike takes 5 to 7 hours to complete depending on your pace.
Registration is $25. Event Co-ordinator: Janet Davey, firstname.lastname@example.org
October 13-14 and 20-21, 2018
The annual Iroquoia Club End-to End consists of four hikes over two weekends and will take place on October 13, 14 and October 20, 21, 2018. The section is approximately 122.5 km long and each hike averages 30 km. This is a challenging, but richly rewarding series of hikes. All hikes will start between 7:45 and 8:00 am at predetermined locations.
A bus will take all participants to the start of the hike. Checkpoint volunteers are stationed along the way with water and snacks. There is no leader - each hike will be completed independently, at your own pace. It is expected that participants will be able to finish by 5:00 pm.
The registration fee is $50 ($60 for non-BTC members) for all four hikes, or $15 for a single hike. The fee covers the cost of transportation, entry to Mount Nemo Conservation Area for two days, snacks and receiving a Waterfall badge for those who complete all four hikes. Hikes will go rain or shine.
First weekend (October 13, 14) meeting location is Mount Nemo Conservation Area (overflow parking area), 5317 Guelph Line, Milton, ON L9T 2X6. Check-in is 7:00 am. Buses leave at 7:30 am.
Second weekend (October 20, 21) meeting location is Mohawk 4 Ice Centre, 710 Mountain Brow Blvd. Hamilton, ON L8T 5A9. Check-in is 7:00 am. Buses leave at 7:30 am.
Registration begins June 1, 2018 and ends October 3, 2018
PURCHASE TICKETS HERE (beginning June 1): https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/iroquoia-bruce-trail-official-end-to-end-2018-tickets-43319389460
September 8 & 9, 2018
Details to come.
April 21, 29, May 6, 20, 2018 Dave & Sally's Caledon End-to-End series
Details on the Caledon Hills website: http://caledonbrucetrail.ca/hiking/hikes/end-to-end-hikes
October 6-8, 2018 Annual End-to-End, Thanksgiving Long Weekend
Details to come.
May 12 & 13, 2018
Join us for two days of hiking the hills of Dufferin County and enjoy the spring flowers and clear vistas. The hike distance each day is 28 km with checkpoints along the way to provide refreshments and assistance. At the end, receive your ‘Red Trillium Badge'. For registration information, please visit the Dufferin Hi-Land Club website, dufferinbrucetrailclub.org. Registration will be limited.
May 26 & 27, 2018
Please join us for our annual two-day End-to-End hike on May 26 and 27, 2018. On both days we meet at 6:45 am at the Highlands Nordic Centre near Duntroon where bus transportation takes us to the start of hiking for that day. On Saturday we hike from Swiss Meadows and on Sunday from Lavender. The Saturday hike is followed by an optional social gathering and BBQ.
Cost of the End-to-End is $35 (transportation, refreshments and badge) and the BBQ is $17 (burgers, salads, tea/coffee and desserts). Set your own pace for approximately 33 km each day. Hikers may drop out at checkpoints located approximately every 10 km. Badges awarded to those completing both days.
To register for the hike and BBQ: Complete the waiver form found on www.bmbtc.org/E2E, and mail it along with a cheque or money order (dated May 2018 and payable to "Blue Mountains Bruce Trail Club") and your email address to Cathy Sears, 138-130 Fairway Court, Blue Mountains, ON L9Y 0P8.
Registration fee must be received by May 11, 2018. No refunds will be issued after this date. Contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Falling Water Trail End-to-End - September 1, 2018
(note this is not the full Beaver Valley section End-to-End)
Come and test your mettle! Join us for the sixth biennial Falling Water Trail hike. Experience a 31.1 km loop hike that traverses the beautiful, rugged upper Beaver Valley and during which you will never be far from the sound of falling water.
To register, mail a submission with your name, contact information (phone and e-mail address) and your payment of $10.00. Mail submissions to BVBTC, P.O. Box 3251, Meaford, N4L 1A5.
Payments will be accepted by cheque or by Interac e-Transfer. Cheques: Make payable to the Beaver Valley Bruce Trail Club and include with mailed submission. Interac e-Transfers: Send payment to email@example.com and with your mailed submission, include the answer to your security question, exactly as typed. Note that your bank may have a minimum payment higher than the fee.
Fee will cover refreshments and the special Falling Water Trail hike badge awarded to each hiker who completes the entire hike. For more information, contact Glenda Collings, 519-694-7691 or firstname.lastname@example.org
No End-to-End hikes scheduled for 2018.
Please join us for our bi-annual end-to-end hikes in 2019. The hikes will be held on:
May 11-12, 2019
June 22-23, 2019
September 7-8, 2019
October 5-6, 2019
Registration will start on February 1, 2019. All details will be provided later this year.
No End-to-End hikes scheduled for 2018. Join us in 2019.