THE BRUCE TRAIL
Spanning from Niagara to Tobermory, the Bruce Trail is Canada's oldest and longest marked footpath at just over 900km from end-to-end. The Bruce trail is the only public way to hike along the Niagara Escarpment which is designated as a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve.
The idea for the Bruce Trail came about at a Federation of Ontario Naturalists meeting in 1960. Forming the Bruce Trail Committee later that same year, the development of the trail began. In 1967, after seven years of hard work, a cairn was installed at the northernmost point of the trail in Tobermory. Taking its name from the Bruce Peninsula, the Bruce Trail was finally open for use.
After more than 50 years, the Bruce Trail still remains one of Canada's most hiked trails and a treasure for the Halton Region. Today, the Bruce Trail Conservancy manages the over 16,000 acres that encompass the Bruce Trail.
There are a large number of access points to the Bruce Trail located in the Halton Region. Below is a list of the recommended Bruce Trail parking areas. Please note that not all parking locations listed on the map are free, like those belonging to conservation areas and privately-owned properties.
There is no cost to hike the Bruce Trail.
Parts of the Bruce Trail are kid-friendly, particularly those in conservation areas.
Some parts of the Bruce Trail are wagon-friendly (most parts are quite bumpy).
Browse through photos of the Bruce Trail taken by fellow Halton Hikers members.