An End-to-End is the completion of the entire main Bruce Trail (currently 890 km) on foot.
This can be done over 30 days or several years depending on how you'd like to approach it.BTC E2E badge

 

Hiking the whole Bruce Trail

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:

  • Send us your trail logs*
  • Be a BTC member at the time you complete your end-to-end
  • Provide us with the date you completed your end-to-end
  • Send us $15 to cover the costs of processing your end-to-end and to pay for your end-to-end badge.

*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.

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Hiking each Trail Section: Club Badges

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  

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Hiking with Clubs: Organized End-to-End Hikes

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.

 

2017 End-to-End Hikes
(2016 hikes in grey for reference until 2017 details are in place)

Niagara

Sat. May 21 - Mon. May 23, 2016

This event will be dedicated to the memory of Vito Fasano.

Cover this historic 80km 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.

Registration is $35 for the entire weekend ($15 for 1 day $25 for 2). Registration opens March 1st. The hikes take place rain or shine. Please make your cheque payable to the Niagara Bruce Trail Club and send it along with your email address to:
Trudy Senesi
#84-77 Linwell Rd.
St Catharines, ON, L2N 6R1
(905) 935-9777
Email: trudykp@becon.org

 

Other long-distance hikes in the Niagara Section:

Fort-to-Fort: April 16-17, 2016
Click here to register at Eventbrite

Laura Secord Hike: June 18, 2016
Click here to register at Eventbrite 

 

 

For details visit www.niagarabrucetrailclub.org

 

Iroquoia

October 14-15 and 21-22, 2017

The annual Iroquoia Club End-to-End consists of four hikes over two
weekends. The section is 122.5 km long and each hike averages 30 km or more with one be 27.2 km. This is a challenging, but richly rewarding series of hikes.

All hikes will start between 7:45 to 8:00 am at predetermined locations.
A bus will take all participants to the start of the hike. Space is limited to the number of people on the bus. Volunteers will be at "check points" with water and snacks along the way. There is no leader. The hike will be completed independently and at your own pace, but it is expected that participants will be able to finish by 5:00 pm.

More details to follow as the date approaches.

 

Toronto

October 1 & 2, 2016

Come and challenge yourself. Complete the 49.5 km Toronto section in two days. You will hike 28.2 km on Saturday and 21.3 km on Sunday. Meet both days at Limehouse at 7:45 am. The cost is $20 for the two days and covers covers transportation, badges and refreshments. Volunteers will be posted at checkpoints along the way to cheer you on and provide sustenance.

To register please send your cheque (You may post-date it to Oct. 1) payable to the Toronto Bruce Trail Club along with your name, address, telephone number and e-mail address to:
Nijole Mockevicius
107 Wembley Rd
Toronto ON M6C 2G5

Alternatively, this year we will be offering payment through Interac money transfers for your convenience.  Please contact Nijole to arrange payment.

When your payment is received, you will be sent complete information about meeting places, etc.

If you have questions about registration, contact Nijole at nijole.mockevicius026@sympatico.ca For any other questions about the event, including volunteering inquiries, contact the coordinator, Molle Dorst, at 647-448-5258 or molledorst@gmail.com

 

Caledon Hills

October 8-10, 2016

The Caledon Hills Bruce Trail Club invites you to join us for our annual End-to-End hike of the Caledon Hills section of the Bruce Trail on the Thanksgiving weekend.  

Plan now to participate in one of the most enjoyable and challenging hiking experiences of the year, a 72 km hike through the spectacular fall colours of the Caledon Hills.  You can complete the 72 km distance over all three days of the Thanksgiving weekend or the same distance over Saturday and Sunday. The cost is:

$25.00 for the three-day event
$20.00 for the two-day event
$10.00 for a single day

This fee covers daily bus transportation, snacks and refreshments and the End-to-End badge on completion. 
        
To register please send a cheque payable to the Caledon Hills Bruce Trail Club, to: Peter Leeney, 902 Silver Birch Trail, Mississauga, ON L5J 4C1
Please include your email address and phone number with your payment.

(Interac e-Transfer also possible)

For further information please call Peter Leeney at 905-822-1877 or email peter.leeney@utoronto.ca

SPACE IS LIMITED. Best to register before the end of September!

 

Caledon in 7: Slow and Steady End-to-End
Saturdays in June & July 2016

Join us for a series of seven moderately paced hikes over hilly terrain to earn Caledon's End-to-End badge. Come for one or some or all of the hikes. No pre-registration required. Details: http://caledonbrucetrail.org/e2e%20hikes.html    

 

Dufferin Hi-Land

The former "Fall Classic" moves to Spring in 2016.

Join us for two days of hiking the hills of Dufferin and enjoying the spring flowers. The hike distance is 28 km per day with checkpoints providing refreshments and assistance along the way.

To register, please send a $25 cheque payable to Dufferin Hi-Land BTC to Dufferin Hi-Land BTC, PO Box 698, Alliston, ON, L9R 1V9. Please include your e-mail address and/or phone number.

For further information contact Peter Blackmere at 519-217-6689 or dhbtcvolunteercoordinator@gmail.com

 

Blue Mountains

May 27-28, 2017

Please join us for our annual two-day hike on May 27 and 28, 2017.  On both days we meet at 6:45am 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, approximately 33kms each day (hikers may drop out at checkpoints located at approximately each 10kms), badges awarded to those completing both days.

To register for the hike and BBQ send your email address, a signed waiver (found on www.bmbtc.org/E2E.html), a cheque dated May 2017 (money orders accepted) and payable to "Blue Mountains Bruce Trail Club".  Mail to Cathy Sears, 138-130 Fairway Court, Blue Mountains, ON L9Y 0P8; email: csearsinblue@rogers.com.

Registration fee must be received by May 12, 2017.  No refunds will be issued after this date.

 

Beaver Valley

Sept. 2-3 and 9-10, 2017

Hike the 113.8 km Beaver Valley Section over 2 weekends. Registration fee includes transportation, refreshments and the End-to-End badge. 

To register, please send a $35.00 cheque payable to the Beaver Valley BTC, along with your name, phone number and/or email address, to: BVBTC, PO Box 3251, Meaford, ON N4L 1A5. 

For further information contact Glenda at 519-694-7691 or gcollings@rogers.com.  Space is limited so please register early.

 

Sydenham

4 weekends: May 6 & 7, June 10 & 11, Sept. 9 & 10, Oct. 14 &15 2017

The Sydenham Club is pleased to offer another End-to-End Hike series in the beautiful Sydenham Section in 2017.  With a total trail length of about 175 kilometres, each hike will average ~21 km and be spread over four weekends / eight days: May 6 & 7, June 10 & 11, September 9 & 10, and October 14 & 15. This promises to be a vigorous, interesting, scenic and satisfying series of hikes.

The cost is $80 per person (for BTC members) for all 8 hikes, or $100 for non-members. This fee covers daily bus transportation, snacks, refreshments and the Blantyre-to-Wiarton SBTC E2E badge upon completion. 

Space is limited so register early. To register, please email Bill Snel at sydenhame2e@gmail.com providing your name, email address and BTC membership number (if you are a member) or send the information with a cheque payable to the "Sydenham Bruce Trail Club" to Bill Snel at:
2888 3rd Ave W, Owen Sound, ON  N4K 4T2 

Alternatively, we will allow payment through Interac money transfer.  Please contact Bill to arrange payment, or for any questions, at sydenhame2e@gmail.com or (519) 470-0584.

 

Peninsula

July 30 - Aug. 1, Aug. 20-21, Sept. 17-18, Sept. 24-25, 2016

The Peninsula Club End-to-End is nine days, over 4 weekends, starting in Wiarton and ending at the cairn in Tobermory. This very challenging End-to-End is a full series hike, suitable for experienced hikers. The "Degree of Difficulty" is strenuous and we will hike at a brisk, steady pace.

Other important hike notes:

  • Expect difficult / rocky footing and steep climbs on some portions of this section.
  • There will be no checkpoints or dropouts along the way.
  • There may be opportunities for a brief swim during the hike on all days except day 1.
  • No dogs please.
  • Please be prepared to participate in the car shuttle and hike with the group at the pace set by the leader.

The cost is $100 (a tax receipt will be issued). Upon completion of all nine hikes, a Peninsula Club End-to-End badge will be awarded. 

This section has interesting examples of orchids, ferns and ancient rock formations. Please identify your interests to the leaders.

Accommodation:

Please be aware that some hotels/motels/campgrounds as well as some restaurants in the Bruce Peninsula area close for the season after Labour Day.  It is best to make your accommodation arrangements early.

Registration:

Registration begins on April 1 2016 by email to peninsulae2e@gmail.com

Once your registration is confirmed you will receive the schedule and payment details.

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