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Special Notice - Most of the Bruce Trail is open. Check for closures, stay local and hike responsibly. See COVID-19 Updates & Trail Closures

COVID-19 Related Closures & Re-Openings

Covid 19 update app

Map 0, Edition 29
Aug. 3 2020

Updated Aug 3, 2020

The Bruce Trail Conservancy is in the process of a safe and controlled staged re-opening of the Bruce Trail. [See our latest COVID-19 message]

Most of the Bruce Trail is open. Closed areas currently include high-traffic tourism destinations, and some private properties. Other areas have parking or visitation restrictions.

Areas that remain closed or have parking/visitation restrictions are noted:

  • in the listing below, and/or
  • on the Bruce Trail App, and/or
  • on the websites of the landowning agencies, and/or.
  • on the property itself.

Visit our searchable Trail Notices page for non-COVID-19 related trail closures >

As parks, conservation areas, municipalities and other landowners make changes to the status of their land and facilities, we will update this page. It is best to visit the websites or social media accounts of these organizations directly for the latest on closures or changes to access.

Trail Closures and re-openings are updated in the Bruce Trail App as soon as possible.

Please Note:

  • Where the trail is open: Hike Locally and Hike Responsibly (see our responsible hiking guidelines here)
  • Most onsite facilities (including public washrooms) are closed even where trails are open.
  • Through-hiking is not possible and not permitted until further notice.
  • Camping at Bruce Trail Conservancy Overnight Rest Areas is not permitted until further notice.
  • Where the Bruce Trail remains closed, please do not park on nearby roads, move gates or barriers, or hop fences, as these actions are illegal.


CLOSURES in place as of Aug 3:


Niagara Section
(Queenston to Grimsby)


Iroquoia Section
(Grimsby to Kelso)

  • Hamilton Conservation Authority: Spencer Gorge (Websters Falls, Tews Falls & Dundas Peak) remain closed. Other HCA waterfalls opened July 15 (including Tiffany, Borer, Felker, and Devil's Punchbowl).
  • City of Hamilton: Beginning July 15, most waterfalls in Hamilton reopened, including their associated parking lots. Tews Falls, Websters Falls and Dundas Peak remain closed. See news >
  • Sherman Falls open
  • Conservation Halton: Mount Nemo, Rattlesnake Point and Crawford Lake CAs open by online reservation.
    The main Bruce Trail between Crawford Lake and Rattlesnake Point (aka The Nassagaweya Canyon Trail) is closed (update here).


Toronto Section
(Kelso to Cheltenham)


Caledon Hills Section
(Cheltenham to Mono Centre)


Dufferin Hi-Land Section
(Mono Centre to Lavender)


Blue Mountains Section
(Lavender to Craigleith)

  • Bruce Trail at Devil's Glen (Temporary closure due to tree harvesting). See details


Beaver Valley Section
(Craigleith to Blantyre)


Sydenham Section
(Blantyre to Wiarton)

  • Walter's Falls Side Trail, Walter's Creek Side Trail and a section of main Bruce Trail in the area are closed. See map


Peninsula Section
(Wiarton to Tobermory)

  • Neyaashiinigmiing (Cape Croker): Includes Bruce Trail ~km 17.9 to 20.4 and 23.7 to 40.6 (Edition 29), plus side trails, closed. See map.
  • Parks Canada, Bruce Peninsula National Park:
    Visitor Centre and the front half of Burnt Point loop open.
    Re-opening June 29, 2020:
    - The Grotto, at 50% capacity and parking available by reservation (date reservations begin is to be determined).
    - The Bruce Trail from Little Cove to Crane Lake
    - Backcountry camping (High Dump and Stormhaven) open by prepaid reservation and phone check-in.
    Cyprus Lake Campground reopening July 15 (at 50% capacity).


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