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Upcoming HIkes / Events November 2017



Thursday, 16 November 2017. Trailblazing, Women in Canada since 1867.

Cultural & 12-kilometer Hiking Outing. Pub stop afterwards. Organized by the Niagara Bruce Trail Club, Brant Pedlars and Grand Valley Trails Association.




Leader: Charles Whitlock: (GVTA) 519-742-7435 or RSVP by Monday, November 13, 2017 to:


Departure Time and Location: 10.00 AM. GVTA Map 9 at kms 9.3 on Alps Road, Cambridge. Ample parking at no charge. No washrooms. GPS: 43.326490, -80.386530. We will car shuttle to the start of the trail located in Glen Morris, Brant County. GPS 43.276311, -80.346245. Pota-Potty on site. No charge for parking.


Directions to meeting place: on Alps Street from Niagara Region. From Alexander Graham Bell Pkwy take ON24 going north to Glen Morris in Brant county.  Follow Glen Morris Rd East to East River Road/County Rd 14/Regional Rd 14. Take Glen Morris Road West/County Rd 28 & Dumfries Rd/Regional Road 47 to Alps Road, turning right on Alps Rd.


Directions to meeting place on Alps Street from Waterloo Region. From Roseville travel, east on regional Rd 46 to Dunfries Rd/Regional Rd 47. Travel south turning left on Alps Road.


Description: Join the Niagara Bruce Trail Club, The Brant Pedlars and GVTA for this joint event. At the end of our hike we will visit the Waterloo Region Museum and Doon Heritage Village.


The exhibit at the Waterloo Museum explores what it means to be a woman in Canada throughout our 150-year history. The exhibit examines how women’s roles have transformed politics, work and everyday life. Adjacent to the museum is Doon Heritage Village, a “picturesque 60 acres living history village” where knowledgeable interpreters dressed in authentic 1914 clothing will be happy to help you explore this village. After the Museum, we will finish our day at the Edelweiss Tavern for refreshments and good cheer.


Cost: In the range of $10.00. Final price to be announced at trial head


Thursday, November 16, 2017. 

Riverbend Drive - Bingeman's  ♦︎
Moderate terrain and speed. About 8km 
Out and back. Choose your distance and speed.
Leader: TBA
Depart 10am from the car park at the bottom of the hill half way along Riverbend Drive.
Map link:
Wide trails through woodland, with views of the Grand River and a large archeological dig in progress. Some hills, with possibly muddy spots near the end. Boots recommended. 
Lunch options include Arabesque on Victoria St.

Upcoming Hikes / Events December 2017


Photo Contest: 

      Judging of our photo contest occurs during Holiday Season Dinner (see below).

      Click here to see details of how to submit your lovely photos of our hikes and trails. 


Saturday, December 2, 2017 - Grand Valley Trail, Map: 8. Paris, Ontario. Distance 10 kms, Level 2. Moderate pace at 3/4km/hrs.

Lunch in Paris at Cedar House Grill & Martini Bar. Oh la la…


Leader: Charles Whitlock Phone: 519-742-7435. Mobile 519-505-6298 or


Departure Time and Location: 9:30 am. Meet at kms 59.4 Map 8 (ed.7.0). Cambridge-Paris Trail parking lot, off Willow St/East River Rd (Rd14) west of Green Lane (Rd55). GPS: 43.203970, -80.373060.  


Description:  Car shuttle to start of hike. Pre-registration for lunch by November 24, 2017 to hike leader. 


We will walk along the Grand River from Paris to Glen Morris. The entire ridge along this portion of trail is “end moraine”. End moraines are ridges of glacial drift that would have been formed at the edge of ice-sheet. Moraines are rolling landforms, higher than the surrounding countryside.


Bring snacks, beverages and your favorite pair of comfortable walking shoes. Be weather-aware and dress accordingly. 


Sunday, December 10th, 2017 GVTA’s Holiday Season Dinner at Rockway Golf Club

              Social 5pm. Dinner 6pm.

              Click here to see details and/or purchase tickets



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