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:
(updated November 30, 2018)

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 memberships ~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 privately-owned properties the Bruce Trail passes through thanks to generous handshake agreements with landowners 691
Amount of Bruce Trail
secure and safe from development

67.2%

Amount of land the BTC has been directly involved in protecting almost 16,000 acres
Area of land stewarded by the BTC 10,617 acres

Sources of Fundraising
Revenue
(2017/18 Fiscal year)

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

BTC Sources of Fundraising Revenue 2017-18
Total from these sources: $4.5 million
Thank you to all our donors!