If you are someone who loves to hike and you enjoy sharing that love with others, consider signing up for hike leader training that is being offered by the TBTC in conjunction with Hike Ontario. This will take place in the spring of 2023.
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Level C” first aid training, including CPR/AED must be completed. Ordinarily this is a prerequisite for participating in the hike leader training program, but for this year only, in light of pandemic restrictions, participants may elect to take the course after the training. It must be completed, however, in order to qualify for leading TBTC hikes.
For this year only, in light of pandemic restrictions, we are encouraging potential leaders to make a point of being familiar with all, or parts of, the Toronto section of the Bruce Trail. Normally, we would ask potential hike leaders to make a point of going on at least three or four hikes offered by the TBTC to gain some practical experience about the hiking program.
After completing the hike leader course, you are expected to serve as an assistant leader on three hikes. Then one further hike which you plan and lead but with a certified leader in attendance.
The cost of the course is $60. This will be covered by the Bruce Trail Conservancy if you are a member. Up to $75 of the First Aid training costs will be reimbursed once successful Apprentice and Graduation hike documentation has been reviewed by the Hiking Director.