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

COVID-19 Related Closures & Restrictions

Covid 19 update app

Map 0, Edition 30
Jan. 15 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 January 15, 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 Closures and re-openings 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 Jan. 15, 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)


Toronto Section
(Kelso to Cheltenham)


Caledon Hills Section
(Cheltenham to Mono Centre)

  • Credit Valley Conservation: Belfountain & Cheltenham Badlands CAs. Parking at these two locations will be unavailable as these two sites will be closed for the season at the end of the day on Sunday October, 25 2020. The Bruce Trail is still open but will not be accessible from these two official entrance points. 


Dufferin Hi-Land Section
(Mono Centre to Lavender)


Blue Mountains Section
(Lavender to Craigleith)


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.
  • 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 >


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