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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

COVID-19 Related Closures & Restrictions

Covid 19 update app

Map 0, Edition 30
Apr. 8 2021


This page only outlines trail restrictions related to COVID-19.

Please also visit our main Trail Changes & Notices page
for non-COVID-19 related trail changes:


Updated April 8, 2021

Most of the Bruce Trail is open to local foottraffic.

Stay local. Avoid travelling outside your municipality/region. Hike close to home. (See our responsible hiking guidelines here)

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 changes are updated in the Bruce Trail App as soon as possible.

Please Note:

  • Where the trail is open: Hike Safely & Responsibly
  • Most onsite facilities (including public washrooms) are closed even where trails are open.
  • 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 & RESTRICTIONS
in place as of Apr. 8, 2021:

 

Niagara Section
(Queenston to Grimsby)

  • City of St. Catharines: Morningstar Mill & its access to Decew Falls and Bruce Trail closed June 19, 2020. Morningstar Mill Side Trail closed. See news

 

Iroquoia Section
(Grimsby to Kelso)

  • Hamilton Conservation Authority:
    Some Conservation Areas or parking lots may close for the day if capacity is reached.
    SPENCER GORGE CA
    - Parking lots at Webster Falls and Tew Falls are open on a first-come, first-serve basis. There is an auto gate at Tew Falls, and a pay and display machine at Webster Falls. Online reservations are closed for the season.
    - There is no trail linkage between Tew Falls and Webster Falls.
    - Glen Ferguson Side Trail is one-way to allow for a one-way loop from Tews Falls to Dundas Peak and back.
    - Tews Falls Side Trail between Dundas Peak and Sydenham Road remains closed.
    DUNDAS VALLEY CA:
    - No parking on Governor's Road. Signs & bylaw enforcement in place. (Roadside parking shown on Map 8, km 53.1 is no longer permitted).
    - No Overnight Rest Area at Trail Centre.
    TIFFANY FALLS:
    - One hour parking limit.
  • Conservation Halton: Mount Nemo, Rattlesnake Point and Crawford Lake CAs open by online reservation.

 

Toronto Section
(Kelso to Cheltenham)

 

Caledon Hills Section
(Cheltenham to Mono Centre)

  • Credit Valley Conservation:
    BELFOUNTAIN CA:
    - Closed throughout 2021 for restoration. To learn more, visit cvc.ca/bcmp
    - The western portion of the Trimble Side Trail will be closed where it meets the Crow's Nest Side Trail. The Crow's Nest Side Trail and the eastern portion of the Trimble Side Trail will remain open. See map >
    CHELTENHAM BADLANDS CA:
    - Re-opening May 1, 2021. Reservations required. Bookings start April 17. See Credit Valley Conservation website for details: https://cvc.ca/news/story/parkconditionsupdate/

 

Dufferin Hi-Land Section
(Mono Centre to Lavender)

 

Blue Mountains Section
(Lavender to Craigleith)

  • New No Parking Areas in Town of the Blue Mountains (in effect until April 2021):

12th Sideroad - both sides from Grey Road 19 to 4th line 
3rd line - both sides from Grey Road 119 to 12th Sideroad 
6th Sideroad - both sides from 3rd line for 1,420 metres east
4th Line - Both sides from 21st Sideroad to Osprey-Blue Mountains Townline
2nd Line - Both sides south of Grey Road 19
3rd Line - Both side south of Grey Road 19
Northmount Crescent - Both sides north of Grey Road 19 for 150 metres
Osler Lane - Both sides north of Northmount Crescent 
Pretty River Road - Both sides from Osprey-Blue Mountains Townline to Blue Mountains-Clearview Townline
Dawson Lane - East side for the full length of the road

These areas are found on Bruce Trail Reference Maps 23 & 24.

For details see:

News of announcement: https://www.collingwoodtoday.ca/the-blue-mountains-and-grey-highlands/dangerous-parking-prompts-new-restrictions-in-the-blue-mountains-3301388?

Parking by-law amendment of the Town of The Blue Mountains: https://pub-bluemountains.escribemeetings.com/FileStream.ashx?DocumentId=1589

 

Beaver Valley Section
(Craigleith to Blantyre)

 

Sydenham Section
(Blantyre to Wiarton)

  • Walters Creek Side Trail and a portion of the main Trail north of Townline Rd. closed. See map.
    (Note: Closure of Walter's Falls Side Trail lifted, Feb. 18, 2021)

 

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.
     
  • Bruce Peninsula National Park:
    Bruce Peninsula National Park is in off-season operations from November 1 to April 30. Park facilities are in self-serve mode or closed.
    Winter camping is suspended until further notice (as of Jan. 15, 2021) and many areas of the park are closed for the winter. See park website >