A new app helps hikers keen to hike the Bruce Trail plan their next excursion on Canada’s oldest hiking path.
The Bruce Trail is a hiking trail in southern Ontario that stretches from the Niagara River to tip of Tobermory, Ontario. At over 890 km long with over 400 km of associated side trails, Bruce Trail is generally considered the oldest and longest marked hiking trail in Canada.
The new official Bruce Trail app makes it easier for potential hikers to find, plan, and track a hike throughout the extensive trail.
“Plan and track your hikes along Canada’s oldest and longest marked footpath, and explore new areas along the Niagara Escarpment, with the most up-to-date route information, in an easy-to-use format,” Bruce Trail’s official website explains. “The Bruce Trail App can help beginner hikers, seasoned explorers, and aspiring End-to-Enders alike!”
Here are a few of the features, as outlined on the website:
- Explore over 1,300 km of trails on the Niagara Escarpment.
- Find parking and camping information, and get directions.
- Have the latest trail changes and notices on your phone.
- Customize your map view and see just the features you are interested in.
- Measure distances and plan routes.
- Track and record your hikes.
- Download BTC Maps for offline use.
- Explore BTC Protected Natural Areas and witness the growth of our conservation corridor.
- Find helpful “know before you go” tips
- Get the latest trail news and conservation updates.
The Bruce Trail app is available on both iOS and Android, and after a seven-day free trial, unlimited access to the app and its ongoing trail updates requires a $2.99 CAD/month or $29.99/year subscription.
Proceeds from app subscriptions go to the Bruce Trail Conservancy to help maintain the app, care for the Trail, and support our conservation work, the website explains.