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

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Latest News


Hike 45km along the Merritt Trail on Saturday, November 6, 2021, 7am.  Earn this new badge!  Registration required.  For more details

Short Hills Provincial Park Closed to the Public

To honour TREATY RIGHTS WITH A FIRST NATION DEER HARVEST, the park will be closed on the following dates and the morning after for maintenance:

*   Wednesday, October 13 and the morning of Thursday, October 14,
*   Wednesday, October 27 and the morning of Thursday, October 28,
*   Tuesday, November 9 and the morning of Wednesday, November 10,
*   Saturday, November 20 and the morning of Sunday, November 21,
*   Wednesday, December 1 and the morning of Thursday, December 2,
*   Saturday, December 11 and the morning of Sunday, December 12.


Great opportunity for Youth to get involved.  Click on the photo to learn more.

BTC Youth Council

Conservancy Activity in Niagara

We are an active hiking club and now we have organized CONSERVATION activities.  Read more about those activities and how to participate!


As we move into Stage THREE of Ontario's Reopening, we will be allowed outdoor gatherings as large as 100.  Hike Leaders will limit the size (maximum 25) of the hikes to ensure that safety is in the forefront.  Sign up for our organized led hikes on our NBTC Hike Calendar

NEW hikes will be added daily.  If your favourite hike is full, add your name to the WAIT list and we will try to add additional hikes.

Improvements have been made to the registration system.  Read about them here.

Continue to practice physical distancing guidelines and wear a mask when distancing is not possible.

If you think you have been exposed to COVID or are feeling sick.  STAY HOME.  You now have the ability to cancel your hike on our online hike registration system.  

Ontario COVID self-assessment


updated July 15, 2021


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. 



The Bruce Trail will remain open.  When using the trail, please observe trail etiquette 

  • Keep physical distance
  • Wear a mask if you are unable to keep your distance
  • Keep the trail clean
  • Stay on marked trail
  • All dogs on leash

If you arrive at a busy trail/park parking lot, change your plans and go elsewhere.

(December 21, 2020)(extended Jan 14, 2021) Click here for full BTC GUIDELINES