Bruce Trail Adventure Passport

The Bruce Trail

Explore Canada's oldest and longest marked footpath, the Bruce Trail, with the 2016 Adventure Passport.  

From Niagara to Tobermory, the Bruce Trail spans more than 1290 kilometers of main and side trails along the magnificent Niagara Escarpment, a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. Preserving Ontario’s vast green space, the trail serves as a home to a plethora of flora and fauna.  

This year, hikers can get a taste of the lush trails and breathtaking views that the Bruce Trail has to offer while completing their 2016 Adventure Passport. Head north on Highway 6, veering onto Highway 9, and make your way towards the quaint town of Hope Bay, Ontario. Upon arrival, you will come face-to-face with the rugged rock faces of the Niagara Escarpment and the crystal clear waters of Hope Bay. As you make your way along the trail, you will catch glimpses of the pristine waters through the towering trees, as excitement builds for the view waiting at the top. The passport box awaits you at the top, as does the priceless view that spans for miles, showcasing the bright blue waters and abundant forests.

Where to stay along the Bruce Trail

After your hike, head to your cottage just steps away from the Bruce Trail at Cedarholme B&B, located near the stunning sandy beach of Hope Bay. If you don’t want to leave the trail, why not stay nestled in the heart of the forest in a Cabin Tent. The Spirit Rock Lodge Outpost & Lodge offers adventurers this unique experience, with a continental breakfast to get your started on more adventures of the Bruce Trail in the days to follow.

Where to eat along the Bruce Trail

For a tasty home cooked meal at the end of your fun-filled day, visit local favourite North on Six  in Ferndale, just north of Hope Bay. Serving classic dishes with a Ukrainian twist for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, this is the perfect spot to visit.

If you’re headed south, make a pit stop at Solway’s Farm Market for delicious baked goods and fresh produce. Head to Wiarton to take a walk along the picturesque waterfront before enjoying a home cooked meal on the patio at Dockside Willies Restaurant in Bluewater Park.