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Bruce Trail: Canada Day mega hiking weekend (6/30/2011)

PRE-REGISTRATION & ADVANCE PAYMENT REQUIRED: Once you've reviewed the event details, and decided you'd like to join us, you MUST sign up at the bottom of this page.After you sign up at the bottom, you will be presented with information about how to pay. Late payments are NOT accepted for this event, in any circumstance.

You are STRONGLY encouraged to read this page in its entirety before signing up. If you'd like to attend, we ask that you abide by our rules and procedures as a time/cost saving process (with an end result of keeping membership free and lower cost events).

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Bruce Trail - Meaford area
Date(s) & Time:Thu, Jun 30 2011, Fri, Jul 1 2011, Sat, Jul 2 2011, Sun, Jul 3 2011  5:00 PM  (Carpool Departure: 5:00 PM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Apr 30 2011 11:30:00 PM
Event Duration:3 days
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult
Event Coordinator(s): Alison
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Member Cost:$139.05/Person (See Detailed Cost Info Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 18 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:10
Minimum Group Size:8
Number Registered So Far: 8 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


This weekend will provide us with an opportunity to cover about 75km of the Bruce Trail, in the end-to-end quest. Start and end hiking points will depend on how far along the Trail we get by the July long weekend, but probably will be in the Sydenham section.

We will drive up to Duntroon on Thursday after work, and will stay at the Highlands Nordic Farmhouse on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights. This will allow us to get on the trail relatively early each day. The Farmhouse is fully equipped with plenty of bathrooms, a sauna (nice after a hike), fire pit and bbq.

We'll do three day hikes, each around 25km in length, hiking around 6 hours each day. Remember, day 2 and day 3 will be more painful than day 1!

We will be sharing the Farmhouse with TOC members who will be on a TOC cycling event. Please indicate when you sign up if you have a bike rack and could help out transporting one or two bikes up to the Farmhouse.

We'll purchase communal supplies for breakfasts and dinners. Each member will need to bring fixings for three lunches, but there is a refrigerator in which to store items that need to be kept cool.

On Saturday afternoon/evening, after the hike, those who want to will head to nearby Blue Mountain, to enjoy the facilities at the Scandinave Spa. Each member will pay his or her own entry fee for the Spa, the price is not included in the cost for the weekend.

There will be a mandatory pre-trip meeting on Tuesday, June 21 at Chalker's, starting at 6:30pm.


  1. Previous D5 hike experience or at least 3 D4 hikes with me in the past two years is required. If you have no TOC D4 or D5 hike events, indicate what 20+ km hikes you have completed in the past two years in the notes when you sign up - waiting list priority will be given to members who provide this information!
  2. Each hike will include an end-to-end car shuttle so there will be no opportunity for drop- outs. You must be able to hike for 5 or 6 hours, for a distance of around 25km at a pace of between 4.5 and 5 kph
  3. The trail will be rough and steep in places, so footwear with good foot and ankle support is required.

Required Items to Bring:
  • 2 litres of water each day
  • Lunch and snacks each day
  • Footwear with good ankle support
  • Weather-proof jacket and pants
  • Personal toiletries
  • Towel
  • Slippers or soft shoes to wear in the Farmhouse
  • Pyjamas - accommodation is in shared rooms!
  • Money for carpool
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
  • Gaiters
  • Walking poles
  • Change of clothes (in case you get muddy)
  • Hat and gloves
  • Swimsuit (for Spa)
  • First aid kit
  • Map of area
  • Camera
  • Whistle

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

All participants must meet at the carpool. If you feel you have extenuating circumstances, contact the event coordinator however, be forewarned, she may not be swayed by your plea...

Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):580Km
Carpool Departure Time: 5:00 PM
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Carpool Directions:   Log in for directions
Carpool Cost: Approximate vehicle expense for this event is $116.58 (calculated at total Km * $0.201, effective Saturday, November 18, 2017). This is based on $0.08/Km for maintenance, plus current gas price divide by 9. Your event coordinator will confirm exactly how much money is required from each person.


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Cost & Payment:
Member Cost:$139.05/Person
Cost Includes:
  • 3-nights accommodation (includes HST): $105
  • Food: $30
  • 3% TOC transfer fee: $4.05

Accommodation cost is based on the minimum number of participants. Refunds will be given if more than the minimum number registers.

Payment Cut Off:Payment must be received by the TOC on Sat, Apr 30 2011.
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Voluntary Donation:What is this?)
Suggested donation amount for this event is: $2.00/Person.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
Please review our Cancellation Policy carefully!
  • The weekend will go ahead regardless of forecast. Each day will be assessed for safe conditions for hiking.