Bruce Trail Day
Various locations on the Bruce Trail
October 01, 2017 from 05:00 AM until 11:00 AM
Bruce Trail Day is an annual event celebrating Canada's oldest and longest footpath, hosted by the Bruce Trail Conservancy and each of its Bruce Trail Clubs. This year we mark 50 years of the Bruce Trail!
Join us for free guided hikes and family activities to help you explore the Bruce Trail and discover the amazing variety of life along the Niagara Escarpment.
Come and learn about our year-round hiking programs, trail maintenance opportunities, and what we are doing to establish a conservation corridor from Niagara to Tobermory.
Our Bruce Trail Day events will run rain or shine so dress for the weather and get ready for a great day on the Bruce Trail!
Bruce Trail Day Events 2017
Click on a location for more details.
- Niagara Section: Niagara College (Niagara-on-the-Lake)
- Iroquoia Section: City View Park (Burlington)
- Toronto Section: Limehouse (Halton Hills)
- Caledon Hills Section: Glen Haffy Conservation Area (Caledon East)
- Dufferin Hi-Land Section: Mono Cliffs Provincial Park (Orangeville)
- Blue Mountains Section: Blue Mountains Resort
- Beaver Valley Section: Metcalfe Rock (Kolapore Uplands)
- Sydenham Section: Grey Sauble Conservation (Owen Sound)
For more information about any Bruce Trail Day event, visit the Club website listed, or contact the BTC at email@example.com or 1-800-665-4453 ext. 229
Niagara College (Glendale/Niagara-on-the-lake Campus)
Hosted by: Niagara Bruce Trail Club (www.niagarabrucetrail.org)
Date & Time: Sunday October 1, 2017; 1 pm - 4 pm (Main Hike 2 pm)
Bring family and friends to learn more about the Bruce Trail in the Niagara region. Meet and mingle at the Niagara College Greenhouses, then venture further along the Trail with Club volunteers (starting 2 pm sharp), past layered rock formations and splendid views of vineyards and orchards on the flat plain below.
Meet at the "Greenhouse" at Niagara College
Glendale (Niagara-on-the-Lake) Campus
135 Taylor Road
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0
City View Park (Burlington)
Hosted by: Iroquoia Bruce Trail Club (www.iroquoia.on.ca)
Date & Time: Sunday October 1, 2017; 10:00 am - 3:00 pm (Hikes depart 10:00 am, 11:00 am, 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm)
Kids and adults are invited to join us for a guided hikes along the Bruce Trail overlooking one of Burlington's most scenic parks. Walk through a hardwood forest and along the Niagara Escarpment while enjoying beautiful views overlooking Burlington and Lake Ontario. Learn more about the Bruce Trail from Iroquoia Bruce Trail Club members, including our year-round hiking program and trail maintenance opportunities. This event is not suitable for persons with walking difficulties or for baby strollers. No pets please.
From QEW/ 403, exit at Brant Street and turn north, turn left onto North Service Road, turn right onto Kerns Road, drive up to the top of the escarpment to the new City View Park on the east side of Kerns Rd.
From Highway #5 (Dundas St.) go south on Kerns Rd. to the most southerly entrance (second) on the east side of Kerns.
Please note that we will be using the most southerly entrance to the parking lot. (There are two.) Look for our Bruce Trail Day Sign at the entrance to the parking lot.
Parking lot at City View Park, Burlington on Dundas St (Hwy. 5).
GPS: 43.352132, -79.862594
Limehouse (Halton Hills)
Hosted by: Halton Hills Chapter of Toronto Bruce Trail Club (www.torontobrucetrailclub.org)
Date & Time: Sunday October 1, 2017, 1:30 pm
Come out and celebrate Bruce Trail Day. Join us for free guided hikes and family activities, learn about our year round hiking program and volunteer opportunities. Get ready for a great afternoon on the Bruce Trail. All ages welcome - bring your family, friends, children, grandchildren. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
5 km loop hike. Leisurely pace. Suitable for all ages
Limehouse Conservation Area
12169 Fifth Line, Limehouse, ON (Ball Park parking lot)
From Hwy 401 take Trafalgar Road (exit #328) north for 13 km to 22nd Sideroad. Turn left and follow for 4 km to village of Limehouse at 5th Line. Turn right at 5th Line. Entrance to Limehouse Conservation Area will be on your left in 700 m.
Glen Haffy Conservation Area
Hosted by: Caledon Hills Bruce Trail Club (www.caledonbrucetrail.org)
Date & Time: Sunday October 1, 2017; 10 am - 2:30 pm; Last hike 1:00 pm
Join us for a fun-filled day of guided autumn hikes exploring the Bruce Trail in Glen Haffy Conservation Area
- Our fabulous all-day BBQ onsite - with family-friendly prices
- Boardwalk Building Activity for kids
- Spectacular Views and Fall colours
- Free Selfie Photo Booth on site!
10:00 am 2 hour scenic hike Exploring the Park
10:30 am 1.5 hour hike: Sights & Sounds of Glen Haffy
11:00 am 2 hour History Hike
11:30 am 1 hour Beginner/Family Hike
11:30 am 1.5 hour scenic hike Exploring the Park
12:00 pm 2 hour scenic hike Visiting the Ponds
1:00 pm 1.5 hour Special Nature Walk with Dan Scallen (Nature writer, science teacher and President of the Halton/North Peel Naturalist Club. Don will offer an oak or hickory seedline to each participant to encourage the planting of native tree species).
All hikes are introductory, as a slow to moderate pace on hilly terrain.
Reduced entry fee of $3.50 per person for all participants in Bruce Trail Day activities. (Kids 14 and under are free)
Glen Haffy Conservation Area - Forest View Picnic Area
19245 Airport Road, Caledon East, ON L7K 2M9
Mono Cliffs Provincial Park (Mono, NE of Orangeville)
Hosted by: Dufferin Hi-Land Bruce Trail Club (www.dufferinbrucetrailclub.org)
Date & Time: Sunday October 1, 2017, 10 am - 2 pm
Nature hikes, guided walks and BBQ. Family-friendly and novice hikes will depart from the parking lot at starting at 10:00am.
- Guided hikes at 10:30am and 11:30am (2 hours, approx. 7 km)
- Family hikes at 12:30pm and 1:30pm (1.5 hours, approx. 4 km)
- BBQ sausages and hot dogs for sale. FREE cake.
Join us for a family day of outside fun and discover your bigger backyard!
Take Highway #10 North from Orangeville. Turn right at Camilla on County Road #8. Go through Mono Centre to 3rd line EHS Mono. Turn left. Go North to Mono Cliffs Provincial Park Parking lot. Look for our Bruce Trail signs.
Mono Cliffs Provincial Park
Parking Lot on 3rd Line EHS
900 m north of County Road 8
GPS: 44.046603, -80.061953
Blue Mountains Resort (Collingwood)
Date & Time: Sunday October 1, 2017; 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Visit our booth from 10 am-3 pm at the base of the Silver Bullet Lift plaza. Pick up your free self-guided day hikes maps and learn more about the Bruce Trail.
Blue Mountains Resort
GPS: 44.507581, -80.316120
Metcalfe Rock (Kolapore Uplands)
Hosted by: Beaver Valley Bruce Trail Club (www.beavervalleybrucetrail.org)
Date & Time: Sunday October 1, 2017; 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Come out to a meet-and-greet information day being held from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the parking lot near Metcalfe Rock. Learn more about the Bruce Trail while enjoying refreshments. For more information call Margaret at 705-888-7686
Metcalfe Rock parking area
The Blue Mountains N0H 2E0
Take Grey Road 2 north from Feversham or south from Ravenna. At 9th
Sideroad turn to the west and turn south onto 10th Line. The Metcalfe Rock Parking area is 100 m south of where the main Bruce Trail crosses 10th Line on the East side.
N 44.416209, W 80.443558
Grey Sauble Conservation (Owen Sound)
Hosted by: Sydenham Bruce Trail Club (www.sydenhambrucetrail.ca)
Date & Time: Sunday October 1, 2017; 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Would you enjoy a challenging 2 km hike on the beautiful Palisades section of our Trail or an easier 3 km hike on the Creamery Hill Side Trail? Our Sydenham Club has both available for you and your loved ones on Sunday, October 1. Meet at the picnic pavilion at Grey Sauble Conservation Authority, Owen Sound.
Hikes depart at 1:00 pm. A hike leader will accompany you and the group on your chosen hike. If you arrive shortly after the groups have left, don't worry; we can arrange a second hike through the Creamery Hill Side Trail. See you there!
Grey Sauble Conservation Authority
237897 Inglis Falls Rd, Owen Sound, ON
Bruce Trail Day 2017 is generously sponsored by Ontario Power Generation.