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The Bruce Trail is the oldest and longest continuous public footpath in Canada.

The Bruce Trail Conservancy (BTC) is a charitable organization - a trail association and a land trust - dedicated to establishing a conservation corridor containing a public footpath along the Niagara Escarpment.

Facts at a Glance:

(updated November 30, 2018)

Location of Trail
  • Along the Niagara Escarpment in Southern Ontario (Canada) from Niagara to Tobermory
  • Through public and privately-owned land
Length of main Trail
~895 km
Length of side trails
~435 km
Number of memberships
Number of volunteers
Number of visits to the Trail
~400,000 visits/year by foot, cross-country ski & snowshoe
Number of privately-owned properties the Bruce Trail passes through thanks to generous handshake agreements with landowners
Amount of Bruce Trail
secure and safe from development


Amount of land the BTC has been directly involved in protecting
almost 16,000 acres
Area of land stewarded by the BTC 10,617 acres

Sources of Fundraising
(2017/18 Fiscal year)

[Find more details in our Annual Reports and Financial Statements]

Total from these sources: $4.5 million
Thank you to all our donors!


Bruce Trail Conservancy's Registered Charity Details