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2018 Annual Hiker Initiation Program

New to Hiking? Join the Toronto Bruce Trail Club's Spring 2018 Hiker Initiation Program

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For those who would like to know more about hiking the wonderfully scenic trails in Southern Ontario, the Toronto Bruce Trail Club is offering a Hiker Initiation Program (HIP) again this year. The program has three parts:
  1. Hiking Information Session - Wed April 11, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

    An overview of the ins-and-outs of hiking, presented by experienced hike leaders from the Toronto Club. This session will be held in the Auditorium of the Central YMCA (20 Grosvenor Street).

    YMCA Map & Directions »
  2. Hiking Equipment & Club Discount Night (10% off) - Thu April 12, 6:00pm - 9:00pm

    A visit to the Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC) downtown store (400 King Street West) and North York store (784 Sheppard Ave East) for an in-depth look at hiking equipment including boots, socks, clothing, backpacks, poles, water containers, and other hiking accessories. The MEC staff will give advice on how to choose hiking equipment. You will get 10% off discount applies to most items in the stores. Be noted MEC is a membership based co-op and you need to be a member to make purchases (membership fee is $5 for life time).

    MEC (400 King Street West) Map & Directions »
    MEC (784 Sheppard Ave East) Map & Directions »
  3. Introductory Hike on Bruce Trail – Sun April 22, 10:00am – 5:00pm (this hike has been rescheduled to April 22 from April 14th due to the severe weather forecast)

    Bus hike: A scenic 10 km loop hike on the Bruce Trail at Scotsdale Farm near Georgetown. The bus will pick up and leave York Mills Subway Station (Yonge Street and Old York Mills Road) at 10 am. The bus fare is $10.00 per person.

    Car hike: a separate 10km loop hike will also be offered for those who prefer to drive to Scotsdale Farm. Meet 9:40am at Scotsdale Farm parking lot (enter from Trafalgar Rd, 1.7km northwest of highway 7, GPS: N43.687772, W79.990300) to sign up. The group will depart at 10:00am.

    Hiking boots are strongly recommended. Dogs are not permitted. We will be on the trail for about 4 hours, so pack a lunch and enough water for the day.

Other than the $10.00 bus fare, there is no charge for the program. Register early as the number of course participants that can be accommodated is limited. Applicants will be accepted on a first come first served basis.

For more information, please send us an email at torontobrucetrailclub.hip2018@gmail.com. If you send an email and include your telephone number, you will be called back if necessary.

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