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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 Reserve.

Bruce Trail Conservancy

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

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

Facts at a Glance:

(updated March 15, 2019)

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
 
~900 km
Length of side trails
 
~400 km
Number of memberships
 
~10,700
Number of volunteers
 
~1,400
Number of privately-owned properties the Bruce Trail passes through thanks to generous handshake agreements with landowners
 
~700
Amount of Bruce Trail
secure and safe from development
 
67%
Amount of land the BTC has been directly involved in protecting
 
almost 16,000 acres
Area of land stewarded by the BTC
 
~10,600 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