Friendship Trails and the Bruce Trail Conservancy
The Bruce Trail is one of many wonderful footpaths worldwide.
As a founding member of the World Trails Network, the Bruce Trail Conservancy is working with international trail organizations to raise awareness of and support for public footpaths through the creation of Friendship Trails.
Friendship Trails are similar to twin towns, whereby trail organizations in different countries team up in the name of partnership, mutual publicity and international cooperation. The Bruce Trail Conservancy currently has 9 Friendship Trails. In each case, a route on the Bruce Trail (main and side trails) and a corresponding route on the international trail have been designated as a Friendship Trail, displaying special signs to mark the partnership.
Our Current Friendship Trails:
- Jeju Olle Friendship Trail (South Korea) - Caledon Hills Club section
- Lebanon Mountain Trail Friendship Trail (Lebanon) - Sydenham Club section
- Cotswold Way Friendship Trail (England) - Peninsula Club section
- Offa's Dyke Path Friendship Trail (Wales) - Iroquoia Club section
- Rim of Africa Friendship Trail (South Africa) - Niagara Club section
- Pacific Slope Friendship Trail (Costa Rica) - Beaver Valley Club section
- Bibbulmun Track Friendship Trail (Australia) - Dufferin Hi-Land Club section
- Transcarioca Trail Friendship Trail (Brazil) - Blue Mountains Club Section
- Kythera Hiking Friendship Trail (Greece) - Toronto Club Section
For exact Friendship Trail locations or for more information on this program, please contact Jackie Randle at firstname.lastname@example.org
Friendship Trail Badge Series
Earn your badge(s) by hiking the Friendship Trail route on the Bruce Trail and on the corresponding twinned portion on the international trail. Once you have completed both hikes, email your hike log to Jackie Randle at email@example.com and you will be sent the main Friendship Trail badge and corresponding trail badge, at no cost.
The Bruce Trail Conservancy is a proud member of the World Trails Network.
The World Trails Network brings trail associations, trail advocates, enthusiasts and professionals together from around the world to foster global collaboration and networking for the betterment of the world's trails.