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.

 

Fort to Fort Hike, 54km - April 20-21, 2024

Hike the entire length of the Niagara Parkway, from Fort George to Fort Erie, over two days. Enjoy approximately 27 km each day of beautiful river scenery. Small hills involved but mostly paved paths with some road walking. Fee includes bus, checkpoints and badge.

2 Days - $65 for members, $75 for non-members 

1 Day - $50 for members, $60 for non-members

Niagara End-to-End, 80km - May 18-20, 2024

Cover this historic 80 km section of the Bruce Trail over three days enjoying panoramic views of vineyards, orchards and Lake Ontario. Rocky sections, heavily wooded areas and remnants of historic settlements – the Niagara section has it all. Registration fee includes bus transfers, snacks, and water checkpoints, plus a light lunch on the final day. You must complete all three days in order to earn this badge.

3 Days - $80 for members, $90 for non-members 

1 Day - $40 for members, $50 for non-members

Laura Secord, 35km - June 22, 2024

Enjoy a part of our Canadian heritage by hiking along the Bruce Trail from Laura Secord’s Homestead in Queenston to DeCew House in Thorold. We are sure this 32 km hike was a challenge for Laura in a long dress and no Nikes but we never heard any complaints. Follow her lead and rise to the challenge. Registration fee includes bus transfers, water checkpoints, light lunch and badge.

Adults - $40 for members, $50 for non-members

Kids - $25 for members, $30 for non-members

Merritthon

Merritthon, 45km - November 9, 2024

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.