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Special Notice - Most of the Bruce Trail is open. Some parking & rural roads may be inaccessible in winter. Plan ahead, check for closures, and hike responsibly. See winter hiking safety tips

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Bruce Trail Heritage Tree Scavenger Hunt

How many Heritage Trees can you find on the Bruce Trail?

In honour of the International Year of Forests, we identified 16 amazing tree sites along the Bruce Trail. Can you find them on your next hike?

At each site, you'll find a tree or grove of trees that are particularly remarkable for their size, age, species, or for the story they tell.

At each site you'll find a sign with a code word. Record that code word.
Submit the code word along with your name and the name of the tree to


  1. Learn how to find and identify the trees >>

  2. Head out and find a tree site using the directions in the downloadable tree fact sheets, or the GPS coordinates, or the Google Map links.
    (All trees are along the Bruce Trail within 4 km of an access point.)

  3. Record the code word you find on a sign by the tree.

  4. Send in your code words to >>
    *Your Name;
    *Name of the Tree;
    *Code Word (found on small sign beside the tree)

    Submit 1 code word at a time, or wait until you've found 10. We'd love to hear from you.



Bruce Trail Heritage Tree Scavenger Hunt is proudly sponsored by Ontario Power Generation:

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OPG Biodiversity is a series of conservation-focused, family-friendly events sponsored by Ontario Power Generation (OPG) in partnership with the Bruce Trail Conservancy, Ontario Nature, Earth Rangers, LEAF (Local Enhancement and Appreciation of Forests), Rouge Park and Trees Ontario. Its goal is to spread the word about protecting and conserving biodiversity in our urban parklands and forest ecosystems, making it easy for people to get involved with the environment and help fight climate change. OPG Biodiversity is part of OPG's commitment to conserve, sustain and protect nature.

For further information on other upcoming events, visit