Collect Hiking Badges
Due to COVID-19 concerns, annual and biennial badge events and the Trail Angels service are suspended until further notice.
The Beaver Valley Bruce Trail Club holds a number of hiking events to challenge and inspire anyone who considers themselves a hiker. Some are organized hiking events and others can be completed by independent hikers on self-guided routes.
Self-guided hikers who keep a record of completed badge hikes can opt to purchase the hike badge once the required trails have been successfully navigated at a cost of $5.00 per badge.
Note that ONE hike counts ONLY towards ONE badge. For example, a hiker cannot use sections of the main trail that were part of earning an End-to-End badge to apply those sections to the parts of the main trail needed for the Beaver Bites badge.
Payments can be made by either cheque or Interac e-Transfer.
Make cheques payable to the Beaver Valley Bruce Trail Club. Include your hike log, a stamped, self-addressed envelope and payment with your badge submission. Mail submissions to BVBTC, P.O. Box 3251 Meaford, ON N4L 1A5.
Note that your bank may have a minimum payment higher than the cost of one badge. There are a couple of options for making the badge submission:
- Option 1: Electronic Only Submission: Send a payment of $7.00 to firstname.lastname@example.org to cover the cost of the badge, envelope and postage. Email your hike log and mailing address to email@example.com.
- Option 2: Electronic Payment & Postal Submission: Send a payment of $5.00 to firstname.lastname@example.org. Mail your hike log and a stamped, self-addressed envelope to BVBTC, P.O. Box 3251 Meaford, ON N4L 1A5.
NEW! Our red apple end-to-end badge has retired. Add to your badge collection with the new green apple end-to-end badge. Independent hikers can earn the Beaver Valley Apple End-to-End badge by keeping a log of their hikes as they walk the entire length of the white-blazed main trail (117.0 km) in the Beaver Valley section of the Bruce Trail. Maps 24-28.
The Beaver Valley End-to-End badge (right) is awarded to registered participants who complete the now annual Beaver Valley End-to-End event held over the last weekend of August and the Labour Day weekend. See photos from our 2019 End-to-End event.
Falling Water Trail Badges
The Falling Water Trail is a 31.1 km loop which includes hiking the east and west sides of the Beaver Valley trail from km 47.8 to km 76.5 and connecting them with the Valley Crossover Side Trail. Hike the loop from any start point and in either a clockwise or counter-clockwise direction. Map 26. The badge can be earned by independent hikers or by participation in the biennial event.
The Falling Water badge (right) is awarded to individuals who hike the challenging loop in one day. either independently or by participating at the official biennial event. View photos from the 2018 Falling Water badge event.
The Falling Water triangle badge is available to hikers who complete the Falling Water Loop in 2 or more hikes in a year.
Beaver Bites Badge
The Beaver Bites badge (right) is awarded to hikers who complete a route using side trails and specified main trail sections of the Beaver Valley Section. Keep a hike log and complete the Beaver Bites Hikes on your own schedule. As of January 17, the Fairmont Side Trail is closed. With this closure, the Fairmont-Siegerman loop cannot be completed and the route requirements have been updated.
Snowshoe Adventure Badge
The Snowshoe Adventure is a guided annual winter activity with both day and night-time snowshoe outings. The badge is available to individuals who complete each of the Snowshoe Adventure Activities.