BTC Mission

Bruce Trail Conservancy

The Bruce Trail Conservancy (BTC) is a charitable organization committed to preserving a ribbon of wilderness, for everyone, forever.

We care for the Bruce Trail, Canada's oldest and longest marked footpath. Running along the Niagara Escarpment in southern Ontario from Niagara to Tobermory, the Bruce Trail spans more than 890 km of main Trail and over 400 km of associated side trails.

We are securing a permanent route for the Bruce Trail within a protected natural corridor by raising funds to preserve Niagara Escarpment land.

We are one of Ontario's largest land trusts, responsible for the preservation of almost 12,000 acres of irreplaceable Niagara Escarpment landscape.


Membership-based and Volunteer-driven

We are driven by volunteers. We are governed by a Board of Directors and volunteers from 9 Bruce Trail Clubs are responsible for maintaining, stewarding and promoting the Bruce Trail.  Over 1,500 volunteers donate their time and talents to the Bruce Trail Conservancy and its nine member Clubs.

We are supported by ~10,000 members. Membership support ensures that the BTC can continue to provide safe, environmentally responsible, public access to the Niagara Escarpment for future generations.


Our Mission, Vision & Values >

Our Annual Reports & Financial Statements >


Charitable Registration # 11921 7578 RR0001

See The Bruce Trail Conservancy detail page on the Canada Revenue Agency website >>
(includes the BTC's charitable status and past charity returns)