Ontario boasts over 80,000 km in trails. Whether you're in downtown Toronto or North of Superior, we have a trail for you.
The Ontario Trails Council is a registered charity, led by volunteers who promote the development, management, use and conservation of Ontario's trails.
You'll find everything from gentle walking trails to rock faces for climbing and water routes to canoe and kayak.
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Sunday, May 5, 2013
Trailhead Ontario - June 9-12, 2013 - Ontario Trails News!
Join trail advocates, organizations, speakers, builders, use
groups, volunteers, planners and regulators as we discuss, learn and
improve Ontario's Trails
Our Plan for 2013 – We are working with the full support of Kawarthas Northumberland Tourism Region (RTO8),
and a number of local trails groups to bring you the best Trailhead
Ontario yet!. There are a lot of new trails and trail tourism
partnerships in RTO8. The Ontario Trails “Trailhead Ontario 2013″ Committee is is pleased to announce the Holiday Inn Waterfront Peterborough as the location of our conferencing. Site locations for our trail education program are being determined now.
New for 2013 -
Regional Tourism development includes trails. Trail packages, trail
experiences, trail destinations. This takes a blending of major
destinations, natural topographies, parks, conservation, county forest
and up to 18 different trail activities. What’s
in your “Trail Mix”? What’s our plan for marketing this unique matrix
of dynamic outdoor experiences so that the world can find the world’s
best range of trail fun right here at home.
THANKS TO OASIS INSURANCE FOR SUPPORTING TRAILHEAD ONTARIO!
International Trail development panel - hear trail association
professionals from the states of Minnesota, Michigan, Ohio and New York
as we convene a panel on cross border trails tourism, promoting the
Great Lakes Basin. Hear how trails are developed, managed and promoted
by our counterparts just across the Ontario/USA Border.
Local Initiatives - Kawarthas Northumberland are promoting trails and
trails activity in new and exciting ways. Working with trail groups is
the cornerstone of the RTO8 trails development agenda. Come and hear how
Kawarthas Northumberland is working with Trent University, Fleming and
the Trans Canada Trail on the development of regional initiatives such
as, heritage trails, provincial trails day (June 1st) and a variety of
other seasonal marketing initiatives for trails and trail towns.
We wish to thank Backroads Mapbooks for registering and supporting our event by purchasing booth space. Thanks
We would welcome your support, rates are reasonable and it would be
great to have a few provincial trail organization booths at the
Kawarthas Northumberland - Trail Events
Trail Risk Management -June 11-12, 2013
This course will provide a comprehensive overview of the elements
associated with managing risks related to trail planning, development
Topics will include:
Introduction and Overview, Developing a Risk Management Framework
The Canadian and Ontario Legal Systems Negligence and Liability
The Law and Trails, Insurance and the Transfer of Risk
Occupational Health and Safety
Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (HIRA)
HIRA Application on the Trail
On the Trail Again
Risk Assessment Assignment to work on at home with guidance from the
instructor.This course will provide a comprehensive overview of the
elements associated with managing risks related to trail planning,
development and management.
Instructor: Matt Cruchet
Matt Cruchet founded Direct Bearing Incorporated as a vehicle to help
organizations navigate risk. Matt’s strengths lie in operational
assessment where he uses his experience in the not-for-profit,
youth-service, adventure travel, natural resources and emergency
planning industries to evaluate and manage risk. Matt is a recognized
outdoor risk management expert, consultant, author and speaker.
Direct Bearing Incorporated has also worked with over 100 other
organizations ranging from youth service groups, camps, natural resource
companies, adventure tourism.