Welcome to Canada’s oldest and longest marked footpath, stretching 890km through Bruce Country and along the Niagara Escarpment. Hiking the Bruce has been on many a Bucket List, but one needn’t attempt it all at once. The most spectacular leg is along the Bruce Peninsula from Wiarton to Tobermory, offering great views from the escarpment’s cliffs, rocky beach traverses, and the mind blowing waters of Georgian Bay. Waterfalls, foliage, flowerpots – The Bruce is truly one of Ontario’s great outdoor experiences.
Length of Trip : 10 Days, although a 6-day package is also available
Cost : Great Canadian Trail’s Bruce Trail package starts at CAN$1990 and includes:
Best time to go : From June through early October
Wheelchair friendly : No
Family friendly : Yes
Where to eat : Meals are catered at hotels, B&B’s and restaurants along the way.
Where to Stay : Great Canadian Trails arrange accommodation in local B&B’s, hotels and inns, with en-suite bathrooms and soft beds to recuperate for the next day’s hike.
Getting There : The start and end of the hike is from Owen Sound, which is located about 3 hour’s drive north of Toronto. Transfers can be arranged by the operator.
Note from Robin : Georgian Bay is one of those head-scratching Canadian destinations. The turquoise water looks like you’ve just slipped down a wormhole and found yourself in Barbados.
Bruce Peninsula National Park