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Special Notice - Most of the Bruce Trail is open. STAY LOCAL, check for closures and hike responsibly. See COVID-19 Updates

Hiking Responsibly & Safely in the time of COVID-19

Updated January 13, 2021

To keep yourself and others safe and healthy, please heed these guidelines:

Stay local

  • Avoid travelling outside your municipality/region. Hike close to home.
  • Most of the Bruce Trail remains open to local foot traffic.
    We are counting on people to be responsible and stay local when exploring the Bruce Trail for exercise during the provincial stay-at-home order.

Plan Ahead

Stay home if you are unwell

  • If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, stay home.

Practice Physical Distancing

  • Keep 2 metres / 6 feet apart from anyone not in your household.
  • Wear a mask when you cannot maintain 2 metres/6 feet apart.
  • Limit groups to 5 people or less.
  • Move aside to allow others to pass.

Respect Closures

  • Respect any trail or facility closures.

Expect No Facilities

  • Do not expect public washrooms to be open.
  • Walk or hike for shorter spans of time.

Leave No Trace

  • Pack out everything you bring on your hike - including disposable face masks, food waste, and dog poop. Garbage cans are overflowing at many popular sites.


A note on End-to-End hikes:

Unless hiking close to home, please put your End-to-End of the Bruce Trail on hold. Whether you're thinking of a thru-hike, or completing sections farther from home that you haven’t yet, postpone these hikes until it is safe to travel to other communities along the Trail.