Bruce Trail Day

October 1, 2023

Everyone’s invited to celebrate Bruce Trail Day, October 1!

Bruce Trail Day is an annual celebration of the incredible Bruce Trail and the wonders of the Niagara Escarpment, hosted by the Bruce Trail Conservancy at each of its Bruce Trail Clubs.

Join us for FREE guided hikes and family activities to help you explore the Bruce Trail and discover the amazing variety of life along the Niagara Escarpment. Come and learn about our year-round hiking programs, volunteer opportunities, and what we are doing to preserve a ribbon of wilderness in southern Ontario from Niagara to Tobermory.

Everyone is welcome! We invite nature lovers, hikers of all levels, and anyone wanting to venture onto the Bruce Trail for the first time, or the hundredth time, to join us.

This Bruce Trail Day we celebrate belonging and highlight that everyone of us belongs in this space, no matter our age, ability, race or ethnicity, gender identity or sexual orientation, or economic or social circumstances. #BruceTrailforAll

Check out the event details below and see you on Bruce Trail Day!

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Bruce Trail Day
with the Niagara Bruce Trail Club

October 1, 2023, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Niagara College, Niagara-on-the-Lake Campus

135 Taylor Rd., Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (follow the signs to the greenhouses)

Join the Niagara Bruce Trail Club as we celebrate the Bruce Trail through different hikes that are accessible to all. Learn more about the Niagara Bruce Trail Club’s contribution to promote biodiversity throughout the Niagara area and all the different hikes that have been designed for all people with different abilities and interests.

Sign up for one of these exciting hikes:

Fitness Hike – Beginning at 9:00 a.m., Alan Laver will lead hikers who are looking for a personal challenge, through the Screaming Tunnel towards Fireman’s Park. The brisk pace is a perfect hike for people who want to improve their fitness, balance, and mental health within a supportive environment.  

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Nature Hikes – Join Adam Brylowski, the Bruce Trail Conservancy Manager of Conservation, and other hike leaders as they guide nature hikes and lead discussions about Niagara ecosystems. Hikes begin at 10:30 am  

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Welcome Hikes/ Bruce Trail for All –  Led by Angela Lytle, the leisurely Welcome Hikes celebrate the unifying and connecting power of nature and are perfect for those of us who want to walk, enjoy nature and the company of others.  These hikes begin at 11:00 a.m. and are a perfect opportunity to earn the “My First Hike” badge.

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For more information or to RSVP directly, please contact Faye Perkins at

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Bruce Trail Day
with the Iroquoia Bruce Trail Club

October 1, 2023, 10:00 am to 2:30 pm
City View Park

2500 Kerns Rd, Burlington (South Entrance)

We’ll have a number of guided hikes leaving throughout the day lasting approximately 1 hour. No registration required. Children taking part in either the Children’s hikes or the General hikes, will earn the Autumn Junior Hiker Badge free of charge for Bruce Trail Day.

A reminder that these are not paved trails and so they are not suitable for strollers. We also ask that hikers please leave their pets at home.

Visit the Iroquoia Club website at:

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Volunteers at Bruce Trail Day tent, Iroquoia section

Bruce Trail Day
with the Toronto Bruce Trail Club
Location 1: Limehouse

October 1, 2023, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Limehouse Memorial Hall Bus from Toronto available
12389 Fifth Line, Limehouse, ON L0P 1H0

Guided hikes of varied lengths. Bruce Trail displays & slideshows. Kids activities, scavenger hunts and fun with nature apps!

Biodiversity Hike: This hike will be led by members of the TBTC Biodiversity team. It will be a nature walk through two of the Bruce Trail Conservancy properties. It will follow the main trail and some of the blue side trails. There is lots to see as the seasons change and the fall colours come into their beauty. The leaders will explain the iNaturalist app and how to identify plants and trees along the trail. We will meet at the Limehouse Community Centre (22nd Side Road and Fifth Line – Halton Hills)
Distance: 6-8 km Cost: Free. Click here to register for this hike.

No car? No problem! You can join our “Bus Hike”:

Bus Hike: Scotsdale Farm to Limehouse: We will start the hike just east of Scotsdale Farm (near Georgetown) and follow part of the Great Esker side trail to the new Trafalgar side trail. There will be two possible drop-out points — after 5 km and after 7 km. We will go through Limehouse Conservation Area and the “Hole in the Wall”. The hike will end at Limehouse where snacks will be available as part of Bruce Trail Day. But bring lunch and water. The bus fare is subsidized by the Toronto Club — It is the same for both members and non-members: $20 for adults, $10 for children. No charge for parking at Kipling Station. Current Toronto Bruce Trail Club members are welcome to join but are asked to wait until Sunday September 17th (two weeks prior to the hike) before registering so we can allow priority for non-members wishing to join the hike.
Distance: 11 km Cost: (see above). Click here to register for this bus hike.

Location 2: Erindale Park, Mississauga

October 1, 2023, 10:00 am to 2:30 pm
Erindale Park
Mississauga, ON

Come out and celebrate Bruce Trail Day in Mississauga with a beautiful walk high above the Credit River on University of Toronto (Mississauga) trails followed by an end to end of the attractive Sawmill Valley Trail. The hike will originate and finish at Erindale Park with a loop on each end.

The Credit River Valley is a significant feature of the Bruce Trail and the Credit Valley Footpath, an unfinished side trail that, once completed, will extend all the way to Port Credit. The river valley was a major trading route for native peoples as well as home and hunting grounds for the Mississaugas of the Credit.

The terrain is relatively easy without any major hills. We will be walking on a variety of dirt, packed gravel, and paved paths with some grass and boardwalks. Public washrooms available at Erindale Park only, but nature stops will be offered during the hike.
Distance: 12 km Cost: Free. Click here to register.

Location 3: Rosedale, Toronto

October 1, 2023, 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Rosedale Ravines (meeting at Davisville Station)
Toronto, ON

Join us to celebrate Bruce Trail Day with a hike on trails right in the heart of Toronto through the scenic Rosedale Ravines, Evergreen Brickworks, and Mount Pleasant Cemetery. This will be an opportunity to hear and learn about the Bruce Trail, the conservation work of the Bruce Trail Conservancy, and the Toronto Bruce Trail Club’s year-round hiking program.

Beginners and families are welcome on this Level 1 Hike. There will be a break at the Evergreen Brickworks for lunch and washrooms, before continuing on to the Moore Park Ravine. Bring lunch, water, and raingear (if applicable). Sturdy walking shoes or runners recommended.

Distance: 10 km Cost: Free. Click here to register.

Visit the Toronto Club website at

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Bruce Trail Day
with the Caledon Hills Bruce Trail Club

October 1, 2023, 9:30 am – 2:30 pm
Riverside Woods Nature Reserve

713403 1st Line EHS, Mono, ON
(West parking lot)

Guided Hikes:
No registration required. Explore the nature reserve with guided hikes leaving every 30 minutes.

Free Activities:
Inclusive activities for all ages and abilities. Nature crafts, scavenger hunts, picture book read aloud and more!

Get Involved:
Learn more about Bruce Trail Conservancy projects, volunteer opportunities and information for hiking the Bruce Trail

Visit the Caledon Hills Club website at

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Riverside Woods Nature Reserve

Bruce Trail Day
with the Dufferin Hi-Land Bruce Trail Club

October 1, 2023, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Splitrock Narrows Nature Reserve

755437 2nd Line EHS, Shelburne, ON L0N 1S8

The Dufferin Club hosts a family-friendly event at Splitrock Narrows with guided hikes from 10am-2pm that showcase the geology of this amazing property. All are welcome!

Visit the Dufferin Hi-Land Club website at

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Splitrock Narrows Nature Reserve

Bruce Trail Day
with the Blue Mountains Bruce Trail Club

October 1, 2023, 9:30 am – 1:30 pm
Nottawasaga Bluffs Conservation Area

8861 Nottawasaga 15/16 Sdrd., Clearview Township, ON
Access by taking Mill Town Rd, Singhampton. Parking on south side of road.

Car Pool option from Collingwood: Meet behind Tim Hortons on First St., Collingwood at 8:45 am to car pool to Nottawasaga Bluffs.
Time: 9:30 am. Hikes leave trailhead at 10:00 am, and end between 12:30 pm and 1:30 pm depending on which hike you choose.

Please join us on Bruce Trail Day. This annual free event celebrates the efforts of the Bruce Trail Conservancy to ensure the preservation of a “ribbon of wilderness, for everyone, forever”. Representatives from the BTC and local Blue Mountain Club will be on hand to answer any questions you have, and let you know how you can get involved. Guided hikes will explore this beautiful section of the Bruce Trail and the remarkable geology and history of the area.

There will be two hike options. A shorter, relatively level, 3 km hike, and a longer 7 km hike. The shorter hike, led by Annette Sandberg, will take you to a beautiful lookout, and will include information on the geology of the Niagara Escarpment and local history. The longer hike will be led by Dr. Kelly-Leigh Thomas and Allison Thomas, and will circle through the bluffs, up through the Keyhole Pass, to the Lookout, and circle back on the Betty Carter Side Trail to your car.

Please wear weather appropriate clothing, comfortable footwear, and bring a water bottle.

We also ask that hikers please leave their pets at home.

Visit the Blue Mountains Club website at

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Bruce Trail Day
with the Beaver Valley Bruce Trail Club

October 1, 2023, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Daphne & Gordon Nicholls Nature Reserve
Grey Road 40, Fairmount, ON
10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Explore this beautiful area where the Bruce Trail runs through multiple nature reserves protected by the Bruce Trail Conservancy. Learn more at our trailhead information booth.

Hike 1 – North to Griersville

Are you new to the Bruce Trail or just happy to come along for a friendly Beaver Valley hike? Join us in the Grey Road 40 BTC parking lot at 10:00 a.m. or 1pm to hike north through lovely autumn woods, including the Daphne and Gordon Nicholls Nature Reserve.

Hike 2 – South to Webwood (family-friendly)

Bring the kids and join us for a family friendly hike near Webwood Falls at 1:00 p.m., leaving from the Grey Road 40 BTC parking lot. There will be fun, on the trail activities for the young ones, not to mention viewing the beautiful little falls.

October 1, 2023, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Thornbury Farmers’ Market
30 Mill St, The Blue Mountains, ON

Meet members and volunteers from the Beaver Valley Bruce Trail Club. Ask us all about the Bruce Trail and learn how you can explore it and get involved in its protection!

Visit the Beaver Valley Club website at

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Bruce Trail Day
with the Sydenham Bruce Trail Club

October 1, 2023, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Harrison Park
75 2nd Ave E, Owen Sound, ON

From this superb central greenspace in Owen Sound, the Sydenham Bruce Trail Club will lead guided hikes throughout the day, including smaller family-friendly hikes and a longer hike along the Pallisades Side Trail.

Family activities will include a Children’s Treasure Hunt: Families with kids, don’t miss this exciting adventure! Young explorers can embark on a quest to discover hidden treasures throughout the park.

Look for the ‘Welcome’ banner and our Bruce Trail information tent in the park. Ask us all about the Bruce Trail, the Bruce Trail Conservancy and all the ways you can get involved.

Harrison Park Inn Restaurant’s Takeout Window is a handy option for snacks.

Visit the Sydenham Club website at

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Bruce Trail Day
with the Peninsula Bruce Trail Club

October 1, 2023
Cape Croker Park|
112 Park Rd, Neyaashiinigmiing, ON, N0H 2T0

Make ” Bannock on a Stick” with Caley Doran:
Location: The Pavilion at Cape Croker Park
Time: Drop by anytime between 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Learn about the Peninsula Bruce Trail Club, hikes and BTC nature reserves on the Saugeen (Bruce) Peninsula.
Meet other hikers and outdoor enthusiasts. Bring a lawn chair.

Guided Hikes:
To learn about these hikes and to pre-register go here: or call 519-719-7739.

Rainbow Hike – Boundary Road, Neyaashiinigmiing (1:00 pm – 2:30 pm)
Bruce Trail Day in Cape Croker Park (8:30 am – 12:30 pm)

Self-guided Hikes:
Ginebek Miikaans (Snake Trail Boardwalk)
Waazh Miikaans (Cave Trail)

Visit the Peninsula Club website at

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Hikers on the Bruce Trail in the Peninsula section

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