Bruce Trail Day is an annual event celebrating Canada's oldest and longest footpath, hosted by the Bruce Trail Conservancy and each of its Bruce Trail Clubs.
Join us for free guided hikes, family activities, and hands-on conservation projects to help you explore the Bruce Trail and discover the amazing variety of life along the Niagara Escarpment.
Come and learn about our year-round hiking programs, volunteer opportunities, and what we are doing to preserve a ribbon of wilderness in southern Ontario from Niagara to Tobermory.
Bruce Trail Day Events 2018
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- Niagara Section: Niagara College (Glendale Campus, Niagara-on-the-Lake)
- Iroquoia Section: City View Park (Burlington)
- Toronto Section: Maple Ridge & Springle Nature Reserves (Limehouse, Halton Hills)
- Caledon Hills Section: Glen Haffy Conservation Area (Caledon East)
- Dufferin Hi-Land Section: Splitrock Narrows Nature Reserve (Mono)
- Blue Mountains Section: Blue Mountains Resort
- Beaver Valley Section: Metcalfe Rock (Kolapore Uplands)
- Sydenham Section: Kemble Wetland Nature Reserve (Kemble)
For more information about any Bruce Trail Day event, visit the Club website listed, or contact the BTC at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-800-665-4453
Bruce Trail Day 2018 is generously sponsored by Ontario Power Generation.
Bruce Trail Day 2018 Events
Niagara College (Glendale/Niagara-on-the-lake Campus)
Hosted by: Niagara Bruce Trail Club (www.niagarabrucetrail.org)
Date & Time: Sunday September 30, 2018; 1 pm - 4 pm
Bring family and friends to learn more about the Bruce Trail in the Niagara region. Meet and mingle at the Niagara College Greenhouses, then venture further along the Trail with Club volunteers past layered rock formations and splendid views of vineyards and orchards on the flat plain below.
Meet at the "Greenhouse" at Niagara College
Glendale (Niagara-on-the-Lake) Campus
135 Taylor Road
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0
City View Park (Burlington)
Hosted by: Iroquoia Bruce Trail Club (www.iroquoia.on.ca)
Date & Time: Sunday September 30, 2018; 10:00 am - 3:00 pm (Hikes depart 10:00 am, 11:00 am, 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm)
Hands-on Conservation Project: Invasive Species Removal (throughout the day)
Kids and adults are invited to join us for a guided hikes along the Bruce Trail overlooking one of Burlington's most scenic parks. Walk through a hardwood forest and along the Niagara Escarpment while enjoying beautiful views overlooking Burlington and Lake Ontario. Learn more about the Bruce Trail from Iroquoia Bruce Trail Club members, including our year-round hiking program and trail maintenance opportunities. This event is not suitable for persons with walking difficulties or for baby strollers. No pets please.
From QEW/ 403, exit at Brant Street and turn north, turn left onto North Service Road, turn right onto Kerns Road, drive up to the top of the escarpment to the new City View Park on the east side of Kerns Rd.
From Highway #5 (Dundas St.) go south on Kerns Rd. to the most southerly entrance (second) on the east side of Kerns.
Please note that we will be using the most southerly entrance to the parking lot. (There are two.) Look for our Bruce Trail Day Sign at the entrance to the parking lot.
Parking lot at City View Park, Burlington on Dundas St (Hwy. 5).
GPS: 43.352132, -79.862594
Maple Ridge & Springle Nature Reserves (Limehouse, Halton Hills)
Hosted by: Toronto Bruce Trail Club (www.torontobrucetrailclub.org)
Date & Time: Sunday September 30, 2018, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Explore two Bruce Trail Conservancy Nature Reseserves in the Limehouse area. Meet Bruce Trail volunteers and learn how they are caring for this preserved land. See where our volunteers have removed massive amounts of invasive buckthorn so that native trees and shrubs we have planted may flourish. Learn about rarely seen birds, pollinators and other creatures that depend on this restored habitat. Visit the temporary and permanent man-made habitats that can help these species thrive.
FREE Bus available from Toronto:
Departing York Mills TTC Station at 9 am OR Islington TTC Station at 11 am
Non members who would like to sign up for a spot on the bus should contact Sophie Chuchra at TorontoBruceTrailDay@gmail.com and provide your full name, contact phone number, email address, emergency contact name and phone number.
Members can also ride the free bus and pre-register online, each member is expected to sign up a non-member guest at the same time. For more information on the no charge bus, please go to the online Toronto Club Hiking Schedule http://torontobrucetrailclub.org/040~Lets_Hike/020~Hike_Calendar/?y=118;m=8
Limehouse Conservation Area
12169 Fifth Line, Limehouse, ON (Ball Park parking lot)
Glen Haffy Conservation Area
Hosted by: Caledon Hills Bruce Trail Club (www.caledonbrucetrail.org)
Date & Time: Sunday September 30, 2018; 10 am - 2:30 pm; Last hike 1:00 pm
Hands-on Conservation Activities:
- Help us Build Bluebird Nesting Boxes to be Installed on BTC Properties on Earth Day 2019.
- Monarch Station: Learn about environmental threats facing this iconic species and what you can do to help
Join us for a fun-filled day of guided autumn hikes exploring the Bruce Trail in Glen Haffy Conservation Area
- All Day Barbecue & Information Table
- Hikes thoughout the day
- Building Bluebird Nesting Boxes
- Games for Young Hikers
10:00 am 1.5 hour history hike
10:30 am 1.5 hour hike: Sights & Sounds of Glen Haffy
11:00 am 1.5 hour scenic hike Exploring the Park
11:30 am 1 hour Introductory Hike
11:30 am 1.5 hour scenic hike Exploring the Park
12:30 pm 1.5 hour Explore the Gosling Forest: Discover the BTC Nature Reserve in Hockley Valley
1:00 pm 1.5 hour Special Nature Walk with Dan Scallen (Peel Halton Naturalist Club). A hike through the forest ecosystem of Glen Haffy CA to identify trees & discuss the introduced pathogens now attacking butternuts, ash & beech.
All hikes are free and are guided by experienced volunteer leaders. The hikes are introductory, at a slow to moderate pace.
Reduced entry fee of $4.00 per person for all participants in Bruce Trail Day activities. (Kids 14 and under are free)
Glen Haffy Conservation Area - Forest View Picnic Area
19245 Airport Road, Caledon East, ON L7K 2M9
Splitrock Nature Reserve (Mono, NE of Orangeville)
Hosted by: Dufferin Hi-Land Bruce Trail Club (www.dufferinbrucetrailclub.org)
Date & Time: Sunday September 30, 2018; 10 am - 3 pm
This year, the Dufferin Hi-Land Bruce Trail Club will be holding Bruce Trail Day at the beautiful Splitrock Nature Reserve. Starting at 10 am and going until 3 pm, this free event will have:
-BBQ (hot dogs: $1)
-Bird House Assembly
-Wildflower Seed Scattering
755437 2nd Line E in Mono, between 25 and 30 Sideroads
Blue Mountains Resort (Collingwood)
Date & Time: Sunday September 30, 2018; 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Visit our booth from 10 am-3 pm at the base of the Silver Bullet Lift plaza. Pick up your free self-guided day hikes maps and learn more about the Bruce Trail.
Blue Mountains Resort
GPS: 44.507581, -80.316120
Metcalfe Rock (Kolapore Uplands)
Hosted by: Beaver Valley Bruce Trail Club (www.beavervalleybrucetrail.org)
Date & Time: Sunday September 30, 2018; 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Visit our information booth at Metcalfe Rock and explore the area with our volunteers. Bring a snack and water to join us on a hike.
11:00 am 9 km loop hike featuring Duncan Crevice Caves and Pinnacle Rock.
1:30 pm 2 km hike to the top of Metcalfe Rock with an opportunity to explore the Metcalfe Rock side trail.
Metcalfe Rock parking area
The Blue Mountains N0H 2E0
Take Grey Road 2 north from Feversham or south from Ravenna. At 9th
Sideroad turn to the west and turn south onto 10th Line. The Metcalfe Rock Parking area is 100 m south of where the main Bruce Trail crosses 10th Line on the East side.
N 44.416209, W 80.443558
Kemble Wetland Nature Reserve (Kemble, N of Owen Sound)
Hosted by: Sydenham Bruce Trail Club (www.sydenhambrucetrail.ca)
Date & Time: Sunday September 30, 2018; 1:30 pm
The Sydenham Club would like to celebrate Bruce Trail Day with you by planting trees on our new Kemble Wetland Nature Reserve. Join us in the beautification of our new trail in the Kemble Wetland.
Drive to the corner of Cole's and Taylor Sideroads in Kemble for 1:30 pm. We'll team up, provide the necessary equipment and material you'll need, tasty refreshments, and plant 100 trees! If you have some energy left, we'll then do a short hike to give you a hint on the beauty of our new trail.
Cole's & Taylor Sideroads, Kemble
Bruce Trail Day 2018 is generously sponsored by Ontario Power Generation.