End-to-End Hike

In September, The Toronto Bruce Trail Club organizes its annual End-To-End hike which covers the entire Toronto Section of the main trail. This event is open to all hikers; however, we encourage you to purchase a BTC membership which helps to support securing and supporting the entire trail.

The hike begins at the designated parking lot in the morning, where a bus takes you to the day’s starting point. Then you hike, self-guided and at your own pace. You’ll find checkpoints with snacks and assistance every 10-11 km and you get an official end-to-end badge when you finish.

There is a fee for participating which includes bus costs, badges, and refreshments. TBTC donates any profits to the Bruce Trail Conservancy to help secure land for the trail’s optimum route.

This is an event for experienced hikers as the terrain is varied and quite challenging. Hikes go rain or shine. Also, no dogs are permitted at this event.  We are always looking for volunteers to assist with the event.

Toronto End-to-End- September 9-10, 2023

Please join us for our annual self-led E2E. You can enjoy and complete the 50 km distance over two days
(approximately 28km on Saturday and 22km on Sunday) or the entire 50km on Saturday.

Whichever you choose, both hikes will traverse the varied terrain from just south of Hilton Falls to
the south entrance of the Cheltenham Badlands. Checkpoint stations will be approximately every 10km
offering snacks, water refill, and assistance. The 1-Day hike fee for members is $40 and $45 for
nonmembers and includes bus transportation from the meeting point to the hike starting point,
refreshments, parking and permit costs, online registration fees, and the official E2E badge. The price
for the 2-Day hike is $50 for members and $60 for nonmembers and includes all of the same benefits of
the 1-Day and the added cost of a second bus on both days.

Registration details will be on the Bruce Trail on-line hike schedule (hikes.brucetrail.org) under
Saturday September 9, 2023. At 8 pm on Thursday June 1, 2023 registration opens for Bruce Trail
members. If any spots are still available at 8 pm on Thursday June 15, 2023 registration will also be
opened for nonmembers.

Details will be emailed to participants once registration is received. These are
longer hikes and not suitable for beginning hikers. For both events, hikers are expected to maintain an
average pace of 4km (or more). For the 1-Day hike, hikers must reach each checkpoint by a prescribed
time in order to continue and ensure everyone is off the trail before dark.

Space is limited, hikes go rain or shine, and no dogs are permitted on this event. Covid protocols will be
followed and masks will be worn on the buses. For questions, please contact Jacquie Van Dyke at

For more information contact Jacquie Van Dyke (End-to-End co-ordinator) vdyke0946@gmail.com

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