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Bruce Trail Conservancy

The Bruce Trail Conservancy (BTC) is a member-driven, volunteer-based charitable organization, governed by a 19-member Board of Directors. It is both a trail association and one of Ontario’s largest land trusts, committed to caring for the Bruce Trail and to preserving land along its route. Each of the nine Bruce Trail Clubs manages a section of the Bruce Trail and is responsible for maintaining, stewarding and promoting that section.

Our Mission, Vision & Values >

Bruce Trail Conservancy's Registered Charity Details

Our Awards:

  • Top environmental charity in Canada for 2020 as rated by Maclean's
  • Top environmental charity in Canada for 2020 as rated by MoneySense

Bruce Trail

The Bruce Trail is Canada’s oldest and longest marked footpath. Stretching 900 km from Niagara to Tobermory in southern Ontario, it provides the only continuous public access to the magnificent Niagara Escarpment, a UNESCO World Biosphere.

Facts at a Glance:

(as of July 2021)

Location of Trail
  • Along the Niagara Escarpment in Southern Ontario (Canada) from Niagara to Tobermory
  • Through public and privately-owned land
Length of main Bruce Trail
904 km
Length of side trails
462 km
Number of memberships
Number of volunteers
Number of privately-owned properties the Bruce Trail passes through thanks to generous handshake agreements with landowners
Amount of Bruce Trail
secure and safe from development
Amount of land the BTC has been directly involved in protecting
>17,600 acres
Area of land stewarded by the BTC
>12,700 acres
Sources of Revenue Membership fees, donations from generous individuals, grants from foundations and corporations, and some government partners. Find more details in our Annual Reports and Financial Statements