Niagara Bruce Trail Club

Preserving a ribbon of wilderness for everyone, forever.

We have hikes for a wide range of abilities.

NBTC Calendar

Register for longer distance Event Hikes

Event Hikes

Earn a Hiking Badge

Hiking Badges

Introduce Youth to Hiking

Youth Hiking

How to get started hiking

Hiking 101

Need a Trail Angel driver?

Trail Angels

For the latest Grapevine news! 


See what the club has achieved over the year

Annual General Meeting

For up-to-date trail closure information

Trail Re-routes

Trail Captains - Trail Status Report

Trail Status Report

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Latest News

Bruce Trail Day 2020 - Mystery Hike, Sunday October 4, 1pm

Members & Non-members

An unusual year calls for unusual events.  This year Bruce Trail Day will still be a celebration of the trail with a twist - a mystery hike.  For this FREE hike, you will be signing up to a hike SOMEWHERE along the 83km of the Niagara Bruce Trail section.  We will lead you on one of several hikes along the trail but you won't know until 24 hrs before the event your location.  Select the length (1.5hr or 2.5hr) and the terrain (easy-moderate or strenuous).

Physical Distancing mandatory at all hikes.
Covid Pre-screening Mandatory



Hiking 101, October 11, 18 & 25, 2020

Members & Non-members

This introductory course provides guidance on how to get started hiking.  Topics covered are clothing, equipment, food, safety, trail etiquette and much more.  Each afternoon session starts with a brief talk followed by a 1.5hr hike.  Registration is $30. 

Due to COVID we will hold two identical courses.  Same times, different locations.  Choose ONLY one group.

Group 1: Queenston Heights Park, Short Hills Provincial Park - Wiley Rd, St Catharines & Kinsmen Park, Beamsville

Group 2: Niagara Falls Firemen's Park, Rockway Community Centre, St Catharines, & Queenston Heights Park

Physical Distancing mandatory at all hikes.
Covid Pre-screening Mandatory
Stay Calm, Hike On, Stay Safe!
Due to COVID 19 - Your HELP is Needed

Each year, the Niagara Bruce Trail Club (NBTC) volunteers raise funds in support of the Bruce Trail Conservancy through special hikes and events. Due to the circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, the following events have had to be cancelled:


Annual End-to-End

Laura Secord Hike

Abbey Road Tribute Concert

Steeltown Stomp

In these uncertain times, your special donation is as meaningful as ever.

Together, we can raise $20,000 to protect and preserve our Niagara Escarpment natural corridor.

For more information go to our donate page DONATE

GOAL: $20,000


NEW Event Badge Tube Scarf

Only $17!  Available for purchase online.

Details on our DONATE  page.



Join the Club!

This is what a $50 annual membership gets you:

✔ Can join in any of the 6-8 hikes per week
✔ Receive wonderfully illustrated Bruce Trail Conservancy Magazines
✔ Receive 4 Grapevine Newsletters & Hike Calendars
✔ Receive a tax receipt for $50
✔ Invitation to special BTC and NBTC events
✔ Membership access to BTC website
✔ Voting privileges

Over 1,000 Niagara Bruce Trail members support the Bruce Trail Conservancy just by being a member. This totally volunteer-run organization does not receive any government funding. You can be as active as you like.

Take your first step towards the trail by clicking on this link and selecting NIAGARA as your home club.


2020 Event Hikes

Looking for distance and strength challenges
Event Hikes may be the trek you are looking for

Fort-to-Fort - April 18 & 19

End-to-End - May 16 - 18

Laura Secord - June 13

Steeltown Stomp - Sept 26

Merritthon - Nov 7

Click here to learn more


NEW Youth Hiking Program

(youth 15 years of age and younger)