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Wooden boards assist hikers through long grass meadow along Bruce Trail. Photo Marg Yaraskavitch, 2018.
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Seeing Stars!

Night sky with comet and constellation. Photo Neale LaSalle, pexels.
Photo credit: Neale LaSalle, Pexels.

Join the Beaver Valley Bruce Trail and Royal Astronomical Society of Canada on August 10 for a fun, informative event, Steps Sustanance Stars!

We’ll start the fun with a guided hike on the Bruce Trail, which will take us from the observatory grounds to hike the Margaret Paull Side Trail loop. Our hikes will be followed by a potluck supper on the grounds of the E.C. Carr Observatory (located near the Bruce Trail) at which volunteers with the R.A.S.C. will be our hosts, with BBQs at the ready.

After dinner, the evening begins with a night-time astronomy presentation, a laser-guided tour of the constellations, and then viewing of objects up in the night sky through large telescopes. A telescope will be set up for photographers to snap a picture of the night sky.

The fee for this event (which will be collected on the day) is $15.00 per person. The proceeds will be shared between the R.A.S.C. and BVBTC to support our organizations. Further details for the day will be sent upon registration. Register early, spaces will be limited, with coordinator Glenda Collings 519 694 7691 or

BVBTC at Canada Day Parade

Beaver Valley Bruce Trail Club volunteers hold Club banner and provincial flags at start of Canada Day Parade in Clarksburg. Photo Marg Yaraskavitch 2019.

It was a perfect summer day for a parade.

The morning of July 1st, local businesses and organizations, bagpipers, floats, vintage cars and horses gathered in Clarksburg to kick-off the start of the Canada Day parade under a sunny blue sky. As per tradition, the Beaver Valley Bruce Trail Club joined the annual event walking from Clarksburg to Thornbury carrying the 13 provincial and territorial flags of Canada. The Club members were decked out in Canadian and BTC gear, greeting and waving to a stream of red and white parade bystanders that lined the route.

The crowd gathered for a post-parade party in Thornbury where they were entertained with live music, cupcakes and treats, and an aerobatic airshow by the harbour.

Happy Canada Day!

John Burton Honoured with “The Boot”

Kelly Killoran presents Keith Solomon Award to John Burton. Photo Marg Yaraskavitch 2019.
Photo credit: Marg Yaraskavitch, 2019.

Since its inception in 1995, the Keith Solomon Award has been granted annually in appreciation of an individual or group who, like its namesake, has made a significant contribution to the improvement or preservation of the Bruce Trail in the Beaver Valley. This year we honoured John Burton with “The Boot”. Read more about John ...

New Side Trail Honours BVBTC Trail Blazer!

Bruce Trail blue blaze side trail marker. Photo Marg Yaraskavitch 2018.
Photo © Marg Yaraskavitch, 2018.

A new side trail that was first proposed by Stew Hilts after his discovery of a beautiful waterfall in the upper Beaver Valley, has been named in his honour. Read more about the Stew Hilts Side Trail ...

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