President’s 2018 New Year’s Message

By Guest Blogger Bob Ferguson, CHBTC President Happy New Year everyone!   As we look ahead to 2018 it’s a good time to reflect on the many successes from the past year, and take a fresh look at the challenges of next year. One of the highlights of 2017 for me was to attend the Bruce … Read more

Why We Must Continue to Secure Escarpment Lands

By Guest Blogger Ross McLean In June 2017, the Bruce Trail Conservancy (BTC) received its largest land donation, 230 acres at Cape Dundas in the Bruce Peninsula.  The donor was invited to explain his rationale for this gift at the fall 2017 BTC Donors’ Night. He began with a photo entitled “Pale Blue Dot”.  It … Read more

What’s a Hike-a-thon?

This October is the fourth year that the Bruce Trail Conservancy (BTC) is running a hike-a-thon. Curious about the concept of hike-a-thons, I took a stroll through the internet to see who else was doing them. The results were interesting, in that while I got quite a few hits from clubs around North America, almost … Read more

Fabulous Fall Hikes

It’s hard to imagine when it’s so hot and humid out, but we’ve just listed our fall hikes!  However, with fall getting us back to school and more hectic timetables, now’s the time to take a look at the hike schedules, pick the ones you want to go on, and get them into your schedule. … Read more

2017 Volunteer Appreciation Picnic

On Sunday, June 4th, the Caledon Hills Bruce Trail Club (CHBTC) held its 11th annual Volunteer Appreciation Picnic, and no surprise that it turned out to be another successful club event! The forecast for the day during the week leading up to Sunday was ominous, with thunderstorms predicted to arrive right at lunchtime. However, we … Read more

Help Wanted!

As you may know, an organization like the Bruce Trail Conservancy (BTC) relies greatly on the efforts of volunteers. As such, the Bruce Trail Clubs are always in need of volunteers! Currently, we have a number of opportunities that might be of interest to BTC members.   #1 Secretary We are looking for someone with good organizational and … Read more

Come Celebrate Earth Day With Us

We’ve been doing lots of planning for our upcoming Earth Day event on April 22nd, and it made me wonder about the origin of this day.  I had no recollection of it growing up, so I thought either it’s relatively new or it’s just another example of how I wasn’t that aware of what was going … Read more

Lots To Do At The 2017 CHBTC AGM!

Many of us have heard the term Annual General Meeting, or AGM, but not really understood what it was.  Simply put, an AGM is where the members of an organization get together at a business meeting to elect board members, make decisions, and review reports on the organization’s activities of the past year.  If you’ve … Read more

End-to-Ends Throughout the Year

An End-to-End for a hiker of the Bruce Trail is the completion of the entire main trail on foot, after which you’ll have earned a badge to proudly announce to all that you did this!  You can also complete shorter End-to-Ends of the Bruce Trail, where you hike all of the main trail in any of the nine club sections. … Read more

Dreaming Of A Spring Getaway

It seems to be that time of year when many of us are getting cabin fever and thinking longingly about warmer weather.  Sometimes that longing results in us chasing the sun and making a winter getaway down south.  But sometimes it results in looking forward to the sun’s return and planning a spring getaway! One … Read more