Badges You Can Earn

Badges are awarded for completing club organized special event hikes. Participants pay a fee to join these hikes and this covers the cost of the badge, bus and snacks.

 

Badges are also available for those who have independently completed selected  hikes - see OTHER BADGES. The cost for the appropriate badge is $5 ($10 for non-members). Requests should be sent, together with your log and a self-addressed, stamped envelope to:

Niagara Bruce Trail Club
5085 Alyssa Dr
Beamsville, Ontario
L0R 1B2

Please make all cheques made payable to "Niagara Bruce Trail Club"

SPECIAL EVENT BADGES

The Fort to Fort Badge is awarded upon completion of the Niagara Recreational Parkway Trail (Fort George to Fort Erie) over a designated weekend, (traditionally in April)

The Niagara End-to-End Badge is awarded on completion of the Niagara section of the Bruce Trail over a designated Weekend (traditionally, May's Victoria Day Weekend).

The Laura Secord Badge is awarded on the completion of Laura Secord's historic walk from Laura Secord House in Queenston to Decew House in St Catharines, along the Bruce Trail on the annual June day designated by the club.

 

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.

The Merritthon Badge is awarded on completion of the 45 km Merritt Trail, from Port Colborne to Port Dalhousie. It must be completed in one day.

OTHER BADGES

This End to End Badge is awarded to walkers who independently complete the Niagara section of the Bruce Trail.

The Merritt Trail Badge is awarded to walkers who independently complete the Merritt Trail from Port Dalhousie to Port Colborne.

The Parkway Badge is awarded to walkers who independently complete the Parkway Trail from Niagara-on-the-Lake to Fort Erie.

 

The Greater Niagara Circle Route badge is awarded to walkers who independently complete the Circle Route Trail i.e. Lock 1 Port Weller, along the Welland Canal to Port Colborne , following the Friendship Trail to Fort Erie, following the Niagara Recreational Parkway Trail to Niagara-on-the-Lake and following the Waterfront Trail to Port Weller. Hikers can start/finish at any point on the circle.

The Winter Badge is earned by hiking during the winter season (December 21, 2017 - March 20, 2018)

The rules: 
a)     Log at least 20 hikes 
b)     Hikes must be a minimum of 1 & 1/2 hrs 
c)     Hikes may be completed during a club hike or on your own but they must be conducted in the Niagara Peninsula to qualify.