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Base level fitness is needed to complete the hike. It is challenging, with an average of 21 kilometers of hiking per day. Click the link to check out our blog, How to Get in Shape For Hiking the Bruce Trail, for recommended fitness routines before your trip.
- A few water bottles to fill daily, or a backpack bladder
- Hiking boots, or other suitable footwear
- Appropriate layers for hiking
- Click here to see our full packing list
One guide per trip (guided hike only). There are a maximum of 16 hikers per trip.
The trip will happen rain or shine. Some of the best memories happen when overcoming adversity.
Our hikes try to take the stress off the hiker. We will provide a daypack for all guests to carry the required items on the trail. All luggage will be transferred and will be waiting at your next destination daily. You will only be required to carry items you need on the trail that day, all other items will be transferred.
Chef-prepared meals will be served for breakfast and dinner. Lunch will be freshly packed every morning. For more information on the the meals we provide, click the link to visit our blog What is a Bruce Tour Wilderness Culinary Experience?
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, before the trip, if you have dietary restrictions.
We need to know as soon as possible about any dietary requirements we should consider when planning your trip menu. If you have food allergies or restrictions, we will do our best to accommodate your needs. However, people with severe food allergies may need to supply some or all of their own food as we can’t entirely mitigate the risk of cross-contamination. Additionally, some specific needs can only be met if we charge you a supplemental menu fee to cover our increased costs. **Please note we are not a peanut- or nut-free facility.**
You will carry a day pack with lunch, water, and your own personal supplies required for the hike that day. All other items will be transferred to the daily destination location.
Sleeping accommodations will be shared with other same-sex solo travelers. If preferred, a solo supplement can be purchased, contact email@example.com for more information.
There is no bear activity on the southern part of the Bruce Trail, and other wildlife should not be a concern for the wilderness glamping sections. For more information on trail wildlife and safety, click here.
Sleeping will be in a combination of charming inns and wilderness glamping, which includes bell tents, bed frames, memory foam mattress, and furniture.
Wilderness glamping sites have onsite washrooms and showers for use. We also have disposable, compostable, moist towelettes available for refreshing after a day hiking.
Bathrooms are generally available at conservation areas. Alternatively, some parts of the trail are near urban areas with access to washroom facilities.
Tips and gratuities are not included in the trip cost, but they are always appreciated.
For Niagara: check-in to the Kent Motel at 4:00 pm on the Sunday of your trip. Orientation dinner takes place on the property.
If you cancel 35 days prior to the trip, you will receive a full refund minus a $100 administration fee (per person). Click here to read our Terms and Conditions as well as details on our cancellation policy.
For most travelers, no additional lodging is required.
For the Niagara section, check-in at the Kent Motel is at 4:00 pm on Sunday. The hike finishes late afternoon on Thursday (approximately 3:00 pm) and our shuttle brings you back to the Kent Motel, where your vehicle is parked. We usually arrive back at the Kent Motel around 5:00 pm.
For Niagara, your vehicle will stay parked at the Kent Motel, the cost of parking is included in the tour fee.
There are no border crossings on our hiking tours.
You should keep a health card and one form of photo ID.
Though not required, we recommend you have both medical and travel insurance.
If at 35 days prior to travel there is a government travel restriction preventing you from being able to travel you can receive either: a full credit or a refund less $100 per person. A government travel restriction is official government advice or restrictions in your home country or Canada, associated with the pandemic such as border closures and quarantine requirements. It excludes ‘do not travel’ advice and travel to destinations other than Canada.
Click here to visit our Terms & Conditions page for our complete COVID policy.
No, laundry facilities will not be available.
Yes, in most areas.
Yes, as a portion of The Bruce Tour hike fees are for accommodations, it qualifies for the Staycation Tax Credit. Click here for more information on the Ontario Staycation Tax Credit.