The Bruce Trail

The Bruce Trail

Beginning at in the south, the Iroquoia Section of the Bruce Trail hugs the ancient shoreline of Lake Iroquoia, following the winding path of the Niagara Escarpment, and forming a horseshoe around the western end of Lake Ontario. While the Trail passes through a densely populated area (the City of Hamilton), for the most part the hiker will be walking on a woodland path with only occasional glimpses of the surrounding urban sprawl. Our Trail and its surrounding natural areas are home to many species of bird, plants and animals.

The Bruce Trail Conservancy and the Iroquoia Bruce Trail Club rely on our membership to support our on-going efforts in maintaining the trail and preserving the Niagara Escarpment. Please consider a membership in the Bruce Trail Association to ensure the future of our beautiful Bruce Trail.

To become a member, please visit the Bruce Trail Conservancy  to fill out a membership application form.

Important News

Hike Change: This hike previously read Monday, May 18

Mon. May 25   –   Iroquoia Section, WebsterFalls, TewsFalls, Christie Conservation,   LOOP HIKE   –   +/- 14 km.
Meet for 9:00 am. exit at Websters Falls parking lot, Map 8. Hike to Tews Falls, Websters Falls, Christie Conservation Area and wilderness area . Loop hike, hiking boots, no dogs. Pace – medium, Terrain – moderate.


The following hike is CANCELLED due to unforeseen circumstances.  Our apology for the inconvenience.

Burlington Mystery Walks

Friday March 27 – 7:00pm 1.5 hours

Meet in front of the Tim Hortons in the No Frills plaza at Brant Street and Victoria Avenue.

We will take a brisk walk along local streets and Brant Street and I’ll point out some of the new proposed developments taking place near the lake as we pass them.

Brisk speed – easy terrain  Leader: Paul Toffoletti  905-634-2642

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SAVE THE DATE –    Saturday April 18th is our ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING  at Cantebury Hills –  Ancaster. AGM info

The Iroquoia Club is Seeking a Trail Director The Iroquoia Club is now looking for an enthusiastic volunteer to start taking over the unique, challenging but rewarding, Club Board position of Trail Director. The Trail Director will coordinate the work of the Club’s Trail Maintenance Committee and represent the Trail maintenance group at Club Board meetings and with the Bruce Trail Conservancy. The Iroquoia Club’s Trail maintenance group currently has over 120 hard working volunteers, including Trail Monitors, Trail Captains, and work party members. Trail maintenance work parties are organized each week throughout the year. The Trail Director should be an enthusiastic supporter of the Bruce Trail, ideally with experience of the management of a hiking trail however project planning experience is equally valuable. Good organizational skills are required, along with financial awareness. Those interested should contact the Iroquoia Bruce Trail Club at

Our club is seeking a New Official End to End Co-ordinator Following approximately 20 successful years in her role as Official End to End Co-ordinator, Elaine Zelenyt is stepping down. The Iroquoia Club is now looking for an enthusiastic volunteer to start taking over this unique and challenging, but rewarding position. The End to End co-ordinator will work with a committee to set up and run the annual official end to end of the Iroquoia section of the Bruce Trail. This event occurs in late October over two weekends. The co-ordinator should be an enthusiastic supporter of the Bruce Trail, ideally with good organizational skills and knowledge of the trail where it goes through our section. Duties include working with other volunteers to take in registrations, cheques, set up advertising with Iroquoian Newsletter and BTC, create appropriate lists of hikers for each of the hike days, organize checkpoint volunteers, order buses, provide meeting point information for each day’s hike plus safety information, provide end of hike snacks each day, badges and write up article following completion of the end to end for publication. Those interested in either the co-ordnator’s position or in volunteering on this committee should contact the Iroquoia Bruce Trail Club at


Certified Hike Leader Training – June 2015 Iroquoia is a club with approximately 2100 plus or minus members. It is always a challenge to provide a good variety and number of hikes for our members to enjoy. We are constantly in need of revitalizing our group of hike leaders. This is where we need you. Have you ever thought of becoming a hike leader? It is not that difficult. To accomplish our goal of providing a good variety of hikes. we need hike leaders who are knowledgeable in hike leading management and are willing to lead hikes for various levels and abilities of hiking. This will be an investment in our club’s future as well. Iroquoia is offering a hike leader training session in June, 2015. The session will be offered on June 7 from 9:00 am. to 5:00 pm. at McMaster University. It will be delivered by a Certified Hike Leading Instructor in a classroom setting, with hands on outdoor training. Cost will be $50 for Iroquoia Club members and $75 for non members. Part of the training will include apprenticeship with a hike leader on two Iroquoia hikes on days that are suitable for you. More information will follow upon registration. To register yourself or for more information, please send an e-mail to Anne Armstrong at or call Anne Armstrong at 905-337- 3937. You must also register with Hike Ontario. Please use the link below. Anne Armstrong Hike Management Director, Iroquoia Bruce Trail Club


Official Iroquoia Club End to End 2015  October 24, 25,  October 31, November 1

The annual Iroquoia Club End to End consists of four hikes over two
weekends and will take place on October 24, 25 and October 31 and Nov 1., 2015.

The section is 121.7 km. long and each hike averages 30 km. or more. This is a challenging, but richly rewarding series of hikes. All hikes will start at 7:00 am. at predetermined locations.

A bus will take all participants to the start of the hike. Space is limited to the number of people on the bus. Volunteers will be at “check points” with water and snacks along the way. The hike can be completed at your pace, but it is expected that participants will be able to finish by 4 pm.

The registration fee is $45 for all four hikes, or $15 per day that you wish to hike. The fee covers the cost of transportation, entry to Mount Nemo Conservation Area for two days (for safe parking), snacks and receiving a Waterfall badge for those who complete all four hikes. Hikes will go rain or shine.

The first day meeting location is at Mount Nemo Conservation Area (overflow parking area), on the east side of Guelph Line, north of Dundas St., Burlington. Map 10, km. 91.7. You will receive a parking permit from the gate attendant when you arrive. You will also receive a document with the meeting point locations for the remaining three hikes.

Please make your cheque payable to the Iroquoia Bruce Trail Club, and mail to Charlotte Stewart
91 Little John Rd.
Dundas, ON  L9H 4H2
Please include your phone number. For further information contact Charlotte at or Anne Armstrong at or 905-337-3937.

**Please note the change in the meeting  location for the first day and an increase in our registration fee. The meeting location change is to get the parking off Guelph Line to a safer place and to reduce the distance of the first day’s hike. The fee change is also to accommodate the charge incurred to park at Mount Nemo. Any extra monies will be directed to the Iroquoia Bruce Trail Club. **



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