Hiker Initiation Program

Our Hiker Initiation Program has introduced over 1000 people to hiking since its inception in 2009.

Join our Hiker Initiation Program if you would like to:

  • Learn about the Bruce Trail, the Bruce Trail Conservancy, and the Toronto Bruce Trail Club.
  • Learn about the types of hikes and special events like Earth Day and Bruce Trail Day celebrations, end-to-ends, weekend trips, and ski and snowshoe trips that the Toronto Bruce Trail Club offers.
  • Learn about hiking and the benefits of hiking with the Toronto Bruce Trail Club.
  • Learn about parks and trails in your backyard, and across southern Ontario.



We hold our Hiker Initiation Program every spring. It consists of:

  • A presentation about our club, our trail, our hikes, hiking safety, and hiking gear. You’ll also have an opportunity to meet some of our members.
  • A visit to Mountain Equipment Co-op. Their expert staff will give you advice on picking important gear like hiking boots.
  • An introductory hike organized and led by our experienced hike leaders.

Check back for program dates and registration instructions.

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