The Trail Guide (Maps) of the Bruce Trail can be purchased at many outdoor stores and regular book stores. You may also order the entire guide or download individual maps for $3 each by going to the BTC web page. www.brucetrail.org
Regular End to End – Jack in the Pulpit Badge
To receive a badge, you are required to hike the entire Iroquoia Section from Forty Mile Creek in Grimsby to the bottom of Kelso Conservation Area In Milton. Keep a record of the days you hiked, the start and end points, and any other details you wish to add.
Send $5 for each badge you require, and a self stamped and addressed envelope, and your log book to the following.
Iroquoia Bruce Trail Club P.O. Box 71057 Burlington, ON L7T 4J8
You will receive your badges back in the envelope you supplied.
Official End to End – Waterfall Badge The annual Iroquoia Club End to End consists of four hikes over two weekends and will take place over the first and second weekends after Thanksgiving each year. The section is approximately 122.5 km. long and each hike averages 30 km. or more with one being 27.2. This is a challenging, but richly rewarding series of hikes. Volunteers will be at “check points” with water and snacks along the way. The hike will be completed independently and at your own pace, which means there is no official hike leader and you need to understand the blazes marking the trail.
See our End to End page for more details.
Snowshoe Badge Participants must complete a total of four snowshoe hikes, three of the hikes shall be within the Iroquoia Bruce Trail Club section which runs between Grimsby and the bottom of Kelso Conservation Area near Milton on the white or blue Bruce Trail. You may create and complete your own hikes or take part in the series of four hikes carried out by Club hike leaders or take part in any four snowshoe hikes offered by various leaders throughout the winter. You may also complete one of the four snowshoe hikes outside of the Iroquoia Bruce Trail Club section.
Please send your hike log, a self addressed and stamped envelope plus $5 to receive your Snowshoe Badge. Send to Iroquoia Bruce Trail Club, Box 71507, Burlington, Ontario, L7T 4J8. You will receive your badge in about two weeks.
JUNIOR HIKER BADGE
The Iroquoia Bruce Trail Club’s Junior Hiker Badge program is an opportunity for a child to earn a new and unique badge for every season of the year. Each seasonal badge is $5. When all four badges are earned, the child is awarded with a Junior Hiker badge at the courtesy of the Iroquoia Bruce Trail Club. This program is designed for children under the age of 13. They can earn a badge each season after completing a minimum 3 km hike on the white or blue blazed Bruce Trail within the Iroquoia Section. Seasons follow the equinoxes and solstices of the calendar year. As each hike is completed, you may send the child’s hike log with a self-addressed and stamped envelope including $5 per badge to receive their Winter Hike Badge, Spring Hike Badge, Summer Hike Badge and/or Autumn Hike Badge. Send to Iroquoia Bruce Trail Club, Box 71507, Burlington, Ontario, L7T 4J8. Children who have completed at least a 3 km hike in all four seasons as described above, qualify for the free Junior Hiker Badge. Please send the hike log and a self-addressed and stamped envelope to receive the Junior Hiker Badge. Send to Iroquoia Bruce Trail Club, Box 71507, Burlington, Ontario, L7T 4J8. You will receive your badge in about two weeks. You will receive the badge back in the envelope you supplied.
The Steeltown Stomp Badge is awarded upon completion of climbing 2000 stairs in Hamilton and completing 20KM of trail between the stairs. It must be completed in one day.