New to Hiking?
Join the Toronto Bruce Trail Club’s Spring 2019
Hiker Initiation Program


For those who would like to know more about hiking the wonderfully scenic trails in Southern Ontario, the Toronto Bruce Trail Club is offering a Hiker Initiation Program (HIP) again this year. The program has three parts:

  1. Tuesday April 16 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
    An overview of the ins-and-outs of hiking, presented by experienced hike leaders from the Toronto Club. This session will be held at the Council Chamber, North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St (west side of Yonge Street between Sheppard and Finch).
    Cut off for registration Monday April 15
    North York Civic Centre Map & Directions

  2. Wednesday April 17 from 6 pm to 9 pm
    Hiking Equipment & Club Discount Night (10% of) at the Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC) NEW downtown store at 300 Queen Street West (from April 6) or North York MEC, 780 Sheppard Ave East for an in-depth look at hiking equipment including boots, socks, clothing, backpacks, poles, water containers, and other hiking accessories.
    Cut off for registration Monday April 15
    Map and directions: MEC Downtown, MEC North York

  3. Saturday April 27.
    A scenic 10 km loop hike on the Bruce Trail at Scotsdale Farm near Georgetown. A bus to Scotsdale Farm will leave York Mills and Yonge at 10:00 am. The bus fare is $10.00 per person. Hiking boots are strongly recommended. Please note that dogs are not permitted on the hike. We will be on the trail for about 4 hours, so pack a lunch and enough water for the day. We will be back in the city by 5 pm. A separate hike will be offered beginning at 9:40 am at Scotsdale Farm parking lot for those who prefer to drive to Scotsdale Farm.
    Cut off for hike registration Thursday April 25

Other than the $10.00 bus fare, there is no charge for the program.

Register early as the number of course participants that can be accommodated is limited. Applicants will be accepted on a first come first served basis.

For more information, please contact Rose Barcarse at
If you send an email and include your telephone number, you will be called back if necessary.

Make a new registration for the HIP for you or your friends
List, Change or Cancel a previously made HIP registration

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