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.

 

2018 End-to-End Hikes
(2017 hikes in grey for reference until 2018 details are in place)

NIAGARA

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.

Registration is $40 for the entire weekend ($35 for 2 days, $20 for 1 day).
Event Co-ordinator: Trudy Senesi, trudykp@becon.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, ldoig_4@bell.net

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, needstogolf@gmail.com

 

IROQUOIA

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.

To register:

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

  • Participants must register and pay online through EVENTBRITE.CA.
  • No cheques or cash accepted on any day of the event.
  • Tickets must be purchased in the name of the participant.

For more information visit Iroquoia End to End 2018 or email iroquoiabtcevents@gmail.com. After September 4 contact the organizer by phone at 905-331-7317.

 

TORONTO

September 8 & 9, 2018

Join us to complete the 50 km Toronto section in two days enjoying beautiful vistas along the way!  You will hike 28 km on Saturday and 22 km on Sunday.  Cost of the End-to-End is $35 (includes transportation, refreshments and badge).  Hikers may drop out at checkpoints.  Badges are awarded to those completing both days.  Please register online at the Toronto Club website www.torontobrucetrailclub.org.  

The $35 registration fee can be paid via Interac e-Transfer to TorontoBruceTrailClub@gmail.com or by a cheque payable to Toronto Bruce Trail Club and mailed to Geri Poulouski at 3179 O'Hagan Drive, Mississauga, ON  L5C 2C4.  Monies must be received by August 31, 2018.  No refunds will be issued after this date.

For any questions about the event including volunteering opportunities, please contact coordinator Geri Poulouski at giftingconcerns@rogers.com; or hikingdirector@torontobrucetrailclub.org
Register early. Space is limited.

 

CALEDON HILLS

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

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

Plan now to participate in one of the most enjoyable and challenging hiking experiences of the year, a 70.2 km hike through the spectacular fall colours of the Caledon Hills.  You can complete the 70.2 km distance over all three days of the weekend or the same distance over Saturday and Sunday.

The cost of the End-to-End is $25.00 for the three-day event, $20.00 for the two-day event, or $10.00 for a single day. This fee covers daily bus transportation, refreshments, and the End-to-End badge on completion. 

Payment can be made by cheque or Interac e-Transfer. For further registration details, email Sandy Green, sgreenhikes@gmail.com. Registration is limited.

 

DUFFERIN HI-LAND

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.    

 

BLUE MOUNTAINS

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 csearsinblue@rogers.com or michael.treuman@gmail.com for more information.

 

BEAVER VALLEY

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 payments@beavervalleybrucetrail.org 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 gcollings@rogers.com    

 

SYDENHAM

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.

 

PENINSULA

No End-to-End hikes scheduled for 2018. Join us in 2019.

 

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