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.




Sat. April 22   –   Scotsdale Farm/Toronto Section   –   Approx. 10 km. Map 13
Meet for a  10:00 am. start in the parking lot of Scotsdale Farm, located on the east side of Trafalgar Rd., north of Highway 7 near Georgetown. Be careful, it is easy to miss. We will explore some of the main Bruce Trail and side trails near Scotsdale Farm. Bring a lunch, water and suncreen. Pace: leisurely. Terrain: moderate with some rocky areas and hills.
Leaders: Anne and Phill Armstrong 905-337-3937 hikingrandma




Saturday May 13, 2017 MEETING BEGINS AT 12:00 NOON

Canterbury Hills Retreat Centre (Camp Hall)

509 Lions Club Road, Ancaster



“Heart Of Turtle Island: The Niagara Escarpment” 

Award-winning photographer and publisher Mark Zelinski presents beautiful photographs from his new book 

“Heart Of Turtle Island: The Niagara Escarpment” coming out in summer 2017. The book brings focus to the environmental treasures of the magnificent Niagara Escarpment, to celebrate its conservation and management, and to promote the diverse native and settler communities that thrive along its rugged, curving path. Six Nations and Mississaugas of The New Credit are among the subjects included. A chapter in the book “Marvel In Our Backyard: 50 Years Of The Bruce Trail” by author Ned Morgan, commemorates the anniversary of the Bruce Trail Conservancy.  Quotes by Beth Gilhespy and other Bruce Trail volunteers are also included.

Recognized as one of the world`s unique natural wonders, The Niagara Escarpment’s ecosystems support hundreds of at-risk species that coexist alongside the most densely populated and heavily developed region in Canada. Stunning photos will provide an intimate glimpse of environmentally sensitive areas, wildlife species and rare flora, and showcase the spectrum of parks, trails, conservation lands, and the communities and productive farmlands protected by The Greenbelt. 




9:30 am to 11:30 am – 2 hour hike

FEATURE HIKE 10:00 am to 11:30am – 1.5 hours
Join Staff from Ontario Nature at 10am as we are taken on a short 1.5 hour walk around the area and demonstrates how we can get involved in Citizen Science initiatives by attending an event or while out on your own walk. She will also show us how to use apps on our phones to upload flora and fauna information to various web sites. This is a walk with a number of stops. Bring your phone.
(Both hikes start at Caterbury Hills)
12 noon to 1pm – catered lunch (suggested $5.00 donation)
1pm to 1:45pm – Business meeting and awards
1:45pm to 2:15pm – Special guest speaker MARK ZELINSKI




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