Niagara Bruce Trail Club

Preserving a ribbon of wilderness for everyone, forever.

One of nine VOLUNTEER clubs supporting the work of the Bruce Trail Conservancy

We have hikes for a wide range of abilities.

NBTC Hike 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

Become a part of this club 


For up-to-date trail closure information

Trail Re-routes

Trail Captains - Trail Status Report

Trail Status Report

Want to send us a message?

Contact Us



Latest News


Event Hike - Merritthon, 45km - Saturday, November 11, 2023 is now open for booking. More info on the hike is here. Spots are going fast! To sign up, click here.


Click here to sign up for the Landowner Appreciation Celebration!


Short Hills Provincial Park will be closed to the public for a Traditional Deer
Harvest on these dates:

• Saturday, October 21
• Saturday, October 28
• Tuesday, November 14
• Tuesday, November 28
• Tuesday, December 12
• Tuesday, December 19

For more information, click here.



Fall 2023 Grapevine is here!


NEW!! Welland Canal Badge! Read all about it here!



Check out these 5 new Biodiversity Blog entries!


Fall Pull Parties announced - Saturdays Sept 9 and Oct 28


New! Map 1 – Niagara – Major Teyoninhokarawen John Norton Side Trail


Welcome New Board Members

Vice President - Ellen Savoia

Public Relations - Faye Perkins


We currently have an opening on our Board of Directors:

Social Event Coordinator - click here for details on the job description and how to apply. 


Congratulations to our 2023 Volunteer Award Recipients

Lifetime Achievement - Margaret Northfield

Volunteer of the Year - Klari Kalkman

Unsung Hero - Lauren Doig


Map 2 – Niagara – Temporary Closure, Mewburn Rd

For details click here






Bruce Trail Conservancy’s Indigenous Land Acknowledgement Statement 

The Bruce Trail Conservancy wishes to acknowledge and honour the lands of the Niagara Escarpment as the traditional territory of Indigenous peoples. In both spirit and partnership, we recognize and thank the Anishinaabek, Huron-Wendat, Tionontati, Attawandaron, Haudenosaunee, Métis, and all who provided stewardship of these lands over millennia. Recognition of the contributions of Indigenous peoples is consistent with our commitment to making the promise of Truth and Reconciliation real in our communities. We are grateful for the opportunity to live, work, and play here and thank all those who have served and continue to serve as caretakers of this special place. 

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

The Niagara Bruce Trail Club values and welcomes diversity. We aim to be an accessible and inclusive community that honours, respects, and reflects the various ways people connect with the Bruce Trail and the Bruce Trail Conservancy. Fulfilling our mission of preserving a ribbon of wilderness, for everyone, forever, requires the inclusion of diverse voices and perspectives. Everyone has a right to enjoy and to conserve our natural environment, and should be free to do so without experiencing discrimination. Together we must cultivate an inclusive culture and environment on the trail where people of all identities are encouraged to belong and feel valued.
Read more about the BTC's DEIB commitment here: https://brucetrail.org/about-us/#Diversity-Equity-&-Inclusion