The Bruce Trail is the oldest and longest continuous public footpath in Canada.

The Bruce Trail Conservancy (BTC) is a charitable organization - a trail association and a land trust - dedicated to committed to establishing a conservation corridor containing a public footpath along the Niagara Escarpment.

A Board of Directors governs the BTC and volunteers from 9 Bruce Trail Clubs are responsible for maintaining, stewarding and promoting the Trail. 


Facts at a Glance:
(as of June 30, 2017)

Location of Trail
  • Along the Niagara Escarpment in Southern Ontario (Canada) from Niagara to Tobermory
  • Through public and privately-owned land
Length of main Trail ~895 km
Length of side trails ~435 km
Number of members ~10,000
Number of volunteers ~1,500
Number of visits to the Trail ~400,000 visits/year by foot, cross-country ski & snowshoe
Number of landowners who allow passage of the Bruce Trail on their land ~900
Amount of Bruce Trail
secure and safe from development


Area of land the BTC has protected > 11,100 acres
Area of land stewarded by the BTC > 10,000 acres

Sources of Fundraising
(2016/17 Fiscal year)

[Find more details in our Annual Reports and Financial Statements]

BTC Sources of Fundraising Revenue 2016-17
Total from these sources: $4.7 million
Thank you to all our donors!