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Soup’s On Continued in 2024

Soup’s On Continued in 2024

ByBVBTC CommunicationsApr 13, 2024

Contributed by: Glenda Collings A club tradition continued this winter as we ventured out for some bracing hikes in the snow on our host properties, followed by a social gathering back at their homes, where we enjoyed warming soup and…

Our updated End-to-End badge is awarded to hikers who complete the annual Beaver Valley Bruce Trail End-to-End Event

OOPS … The real dates for the 2024 End-to-end

ByIrena MDec 4, 2023

PLEASE NOTE that incorrect dates for the 2024 Beaver Valley End-to-End event were published in the Winter issue of Bruce Trail Magazine. In 2024 this event will be held over two weekends, August 24 & 25 and August 31, September…

End-TO-Ender Advice: A few Final Thoughts

End-TO-Ender Advice: A few Final Thoughts

ByAaron HoldenNov 22, 2023

We are at the end of this journey together. To the best of my ability, I have imparted some of what I know about end-to-end backpacking. Here are a few final points that didn’t fall nicely into any of the…

End-To-Ender Advice: Proper Trail Etiquette

End-To-Ender Advice: Proper Trail Etiquette

ByAaron HoldenNov 15, 2023

Etiquette is tricky. I would love to say the best way to act is just to be a “good egg” and treat everyone with respect, but the truth is that many cues get simply missed, or people have different expectations…

End-To-Ender Advice: Why Hygiene Matters

End-To-Ender Advice: Why Hygiene Matters

ByAaron HoldenNov 8, 2023

Hygiene is often the first socially acceptable practice to get abandoned at the trailhead. I’ve even revelled in my filth, pushing over a week on the trail without a shower. Hygiene is essential to caring for yourself and can be…

End-To-Ender Advice: Clothes and Weather

End-To-Ender Advice: Clothes and Weather

ByAaron HoldenNov 1, 2023

Different clothing serves different purposes when you are outside. Dressing for the weather can make even tough weather days more bearable. Outdoor clothing has improved leaps and bounds. While other clothes may enhance your enjoyment of the experience, you can…

End-To-Ender Advice: Transportation around the trail

End-To-Ender Advice: Transportation around the trail

ByAaron HoldenOct 25, 2023

As discussed in an earlier blog post, there are many ways to complete your thru-hike. The style of transportation that you use changes based on your hiking partners, cheerleaders and supporters. Here are a few pointers that can help you…

Save the Date – Festive Celebration

Save the Date – Festive Celebration

ByBVBTC CommunicationsOct 23, 2023

Mark your calendar! The Beaver Valley Bruce Trail Club Festive Celebration will be held at the Kimberley Hall on Saturday, December 16th.  Details to follow.

End-To-Ender Advice: Thoughts about Food and Water

End-To-Ender Advice: Thoughts about Food and Water

ByAaron HoldenOct 18, 2023

Taking care of yourself is number one on a multi-day hike. Good nutrition and hydration are fundamental ways to help yourself stay healthy and enjoy your time on the trail.  Water Water is a tricky one in Southern Ontario. I…

Beaver Valley Club Honoured with Philip and Jean Gosling Award

Beaver Valley Club Honoured with Philip and Jean Gosling Award

ByBVBTC CommunicationsOct 14, 2023

The Philip and Jean Gosling Award is awarded annually to the Bruce Trail Club completing the year’s most significant trail project which improves or protects the environment. Philip Gosling is a Founder of The Bruce Trail Conservancy. He was actively involved…

End-To-Ender Advice: Navigation and Wayfinding

End-To-Ender Advice: Navigation and Wayfinding

ByAaron HoldenOct 11, 2023

There are a lot of things you need to consider when hiking. Please prepare to avoid an uncomfortable experience or serious consequences. These articles will speak directly to those planning a multi-day end-to-end adventure. There may be something that can…

Bag our Newest Badge

Bag our Newest Badge

ByIrena MOct 6, 2023

The Beaver Valley Club has a new badge with a twist. The Geology Hikes badge is a delightful combination of hike and hunt while learning about some of the interesting features in the Beaver Valley. Hikers will need to find…


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