Hiking Canada’s Oldest and Longest Marked Footpath: The Bruce Trail

Hiking Canada’s Oldest and Longest Marked Footpath: The Bruce Trail

The Bruce Trail is Canada’s oldest and longest marked footpath. It spans 550 miles from Niagara to Tobermory, Ontario, and provides the only continuous public access to the magnificent Niagara Escarpment, a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. The terrain varies from level, cedar and pine needle covered paths to steep and rocky slopes.

When you hike the Bruce trail, you will find lots of waterfalls (and rivers and lakes) along the way. If you take one of the side trails, of course, you can reach the most famous waterfall of them all – Niagara Falls!

Since the Bruce Trail is so long from end to end, each section of the trail can be quite different from another. To really get a feel for the various sections of the Bruce Trail, you can go to the interactive map located on the website of the group that built and supports the trail – the Bruce Trail Conservancy http://brucetrail.org/places.  This map will link out to more information for each of the 9 main sections of the trail/

It was built as a footpath, and they ask that no one rides bicycles, horses or motorized vehicles on the trail to help them maintain the trail.  Dogs on leashes are permitted.

27.06: Eugenia Falls - Beaver Valley (RM)

Hiking Holidays offers 7- and 10-night holidays on the Bruce Trail that include accommodation, transportation, luggage handling, breakfast and lunch daily, a hike guide and a donation to the Bruce Trail Conservancy. You don’t have to worry about where to start and finish – your driver takes care of that! And you don’t need to think about where to stay or how to get your baggage from hotel to hotel – that’s all done for you!


The small groups (maximum 10 people) enjoy hikes at selected locations between Niagara and Tobermory. Each day offers a choice of either a gentle or challenging hike, so you can be an avid trekker or a novice.


Come and enjoy our magnificent province! Ontario is yours to discover!

For more information see www.hikingholidays.ca or contact Diane Gregg:

4190 South Service Rd., Burlington, ON   L7L4X5
905-319-8818 x 111

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