Event Hikes

Event Hikes

Event hikes allow you to hike longer distances without having to carry a lot of supplies or do a lot of driving.  The club provides a bus to take you to the beginning of the hike.  These self-led hikes are clearly marked.  You hike back to your car.  Along the way there are check points providing a light snack and refreshments.  As everyone's nutrition needs are different, we still recommend that you carry water and a light snack.  Once you have completed an event hike, you will be rewarded with a badge.  The cost of the badge, bus and refreshments are included in the nominal fee.

Please note:

If you are new to hiking, these events are not recommended.
Instead, please refer to our calendar for a selection of hikes ranging from 1.5 hrs to 4 hrs.
All registrations close 24 hours before the event.
No REFUNDS and no transfers for registration fees.
No dogs allowed on Event Hikes.



Merritthon, 45km - Saturday, November 11, 2023

William Hamilton Merritt was the creator of the Welland Canal.  The Merritthon is a trek approximately 45km along the first historic canal route.  The hike begins at Port Colborne, follows the Welland Canal and moves onto the Merritt Trail in St Catharines to finish in Port Dalhousie.  You can expect to keep pace with giant laker ships, see industrial remnants, murals and enjoy woods and streets along the way.

Registration Fee of $50 for members, $60 for non-members covers bus transfers, snacks, water check points and a badge.