Pan-Am and Parapan Funds complete Trans Canada Trail
Ontario is expanding its world-class trails system as a key legacy initiative of the 2015 Pan Am and Parapan Am Games.
The Pan Am and Parapan Am Trails initiative (PPAT) will help complete 250 kilometres in gaps in Ontario's Trans Canada Trail and connect communities from Ottawa to Windsor and Fort Erie to Huntsville. The province has invested more than $3.5 million in the Pan Am and Parapan Am Trails initiative to help create a continuous trail of more than 2,000 kilometres. Since 2009, Ontario has invested more than $80 million in trails.
Thousands of kilometres of trails and roads are on provincial Crown land that are open for the public to use free of charge.
Ontario’s Pan Am and Parapan Am Trails
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Free Guided Hikes on Bruce Trail Day.
NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE, Ont. -- In the Niagara wine region, students from Niagara College will lead hikes to explore a reclaimed wetland.
At Owen Sound's Pottawatomi Conservation Area, members of the Sydenham Bruce Trail Club will show visitors striking rock formations and a variety of forest types.
The Oct. 4 outings are part of this year's Bruce Trail Day, an annual celebration of Canada's oldest and longest footpath. The main trail spans more than 885 kilometres along the Niagara Escarpment, from Niagara to Tobermory, Ont.
Clubs in the Bruce Trail Conservancy will host free guided hikes and family activities.
The events include hikes in City View Park in Burlington; Limehouse and Scotsdale Farm in Halton Hills; Blue Mountain and Kolapore Uplands west of Collingwood; Forks of the Credit Provincial Park in Caledon; and Mono Cliffs Provincial Park near Orangeville.