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To Register:  If you know the date of the event,  go to the date first, then click on the event you want.  Look for the button called    , click it , then follow suggested actions.   

Upcoming events

    • 19 Nov 2018
    • 30 Sep 2019
    • 46 sessions
    • Chedoke Golf Club, Hamilton

    Location: Parking lot of the Chedoke Golf Club in Hamilton @ 9:30 AM

    Distance: 10km loop

    Pace: Medium - 3 to 4 km/hr

    Terrain: Moderate - Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Description: Hamilton Radial Trail +/-10 km loop. There is no dropout point.

    Hike Leader: Daljeet Juneja ds.juneja@gmail.com 905-870-3088

    • 04 Jan 2019
    • 27 Sep 2019
    • 39 sessions
    • Spencer Smith east of the restaurant

    2 hrs. 

    Pace - brisk. Terrain - easy.

    Meet at 7:30 pm. in the Lakeshore Road parking lot just east of the Waterfront Centre and restaurant for brisk walk along Lake Ontario, to the canal and back.

    Hike cancelled in poor weather. 

    Leader: Lorne Carruthers. 

    For information call Lorne at 905- 315-8762 or email: l.carruthers@hotmail.com




    • 13 Mar 2019
    • 28 Aug 2019
    • 25 sessions
    • Westcliffe Mall, Hamilton

    Every Wednesday Evening Walk for Health and Fun - West Hamilton

    Start: 7:00 PM End: 9:00 PM

    Location: Corner of Mohawk and Upper Paradise in the Westcliffe Mall parking lot (near Food Basics)

    Pace: Medium

    Terrain: Moderate 

    Hike Description: Climb the steps and walk the streets and trails of West Hamilton. We will hike sections of the Bruce Trail as well as the trails of Iroquoia Heights C.A. There will be weekly walks all summer. Now that we are all getting older we are not hiking as fast as we used to! Hike is cancelled if there is heavy rain. 

    Hike Leader: Paul Lewis – (905) 331-8600 or email: outdooractive@hotmail.com


    • 03 May 2019
    • 30 Aug 2019
    • 15 sessions
    • 540 River Glen Blvd, Oakville

    NORTH OAKVILLE TRAILS

    Trail Riders

    RIDE LEADER

    Heather Wilson

    heatherwlsn249@gmail.com

    CADENCE / PACE

    Level 2

    DISTANCE

    20-30km Route may vary from week to week but generally covers the trail network in North Oakville, east/west of 16 Mile Creek

    PARKING

    Parking lot at Neyagawa and River Glen in Oakville


    START POINT

    Parking lot

    START TIME

    6:30

    COST

    Free

    REGISTRATION

    No registration is required

    Check the website to make sure the ride is on!

    EXTRAS

    Printable GPS Coordinates, Map and Parking
    Link to Google Maps and GPS

    Attention Non-Members:  If you are thinking about becoming a member, The Halton Outdoor Club invites you to take part in up to two club activities as a Non-Member.  After that, please join our club so we can welcome you as a Member.    

    • 22 Aug 2019
    • 25 Aug 2019
    • Mink Islands and McCoy Islands, Georgian Bay
    • 0

    Short Break - Thursday to Sunday 

    3 nights of Wilderness camping Minks and McCoys, Georgian Bay



    Trip Leader: Pauline Kiczula   pekiczula@hotmail.com

    Skill Level:  B-2

    Pace and Endurance for Kayaking:

    A: Not Strenuous - Daily paddling typically less than 3 hours, with distances of 5 kilometers or less.

    B: Moderately Strenuous - Daily paddling typically between 3 and 5 hours, with distances of 5 to 20 kilometers.

    C: Strenuous - Daily paddling typically more than 5 hours, with distances of 20 kilometers or more.

    Skill Requirements for Kayaking

    0 Beginner – No experience required

    1 Novice - Requires basic paddling skills, practiced wet exits. Expect protected waters, easy landings and shelter for resting.

    2 Intermediate - Requires basic paddling skills including ability to brace, self-rescue, and participate in assisted rescue. Be comfortable in 1 meter waves. Mostly protected waters, some difficult landings, and some sheltered spots for resting.

    3 Experienced - Requires advanced paddling, seamanship and rescue skills. Ability to handle waves greater than 1 meter. Expect exposed waters, open crossings, moderate to strong windsurf, fog and potentially difficult landings. Sheltered resting and landing spots could be few.

     

     

    • 27 Aug 2019
    • 9:45 AM
    • Toronto, ON
    Register

    SOUTH HUMBER VALLEY TRAIL

     Trail Riders

    RIDE LEADER

    Laura Johnston

    laura.johnston01@yahoo.ca

    CADENCE / PACE

    Level 2 Mostly paved, with some sharp steep hills

    DISTANCE

    40km+/- South Humber Valley Trail

    MEET TIME

    9:45

    PARKING

    Parking in Humber Bay Park East (bottom of Park Lawn Rd) - follow Humber Bay Park Rd E to the parking lot


    START POINT

    Parking lot


    START TIME

    10:00

    COST

    Free

    REGISTRATION REQUIRED

    Yes.  It's important. Leaders appreciate early registration but last minute registrations are accepted.

    Trip leaders will be able to email you with updates and last minute changes.  

    TO CANCEL

    Self-serve online

    Leader will be checking the website list to see who to expect.

    REGISTRATION OPENS

    1 week before the ride

    EXTRAS



    REMINDERS

    Attention Non-Members:  If you are thinking about becoming a member, The Halton Outdoor Club invites you to take part in up to two club activities as a Non-Member.  After that, please join our club so we can welcome you as a Member.    

    • 29 Aug 2019
    • 01 Sep 2019
    • Philip Edward Island, Killarney
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Short Break - Thursday to Sunday 

    3 nights of Wilderness camping Philip Edward Island, near Killarney


    Trip Leaders: Judy Dragun   cleojade001@yahoo.ca   and Debbie Leishman   dleishn606@rogers.com

    Skill Level:  B-2

    Trip Information Sheet

    Pace and Endurance for Kayaking:

    A: Not Strenuous - Daily paddling typically less than 3 hours, with distances of 5 kilometers or less.

    B: Moderately Strenuous - Daily paddling typically between 3 and 5 hours, with distances of 5 to 20 kilometers.

    C: Strenuous - Daily paddling typically more than 5 hours, with distances of 20 kilometers or more.

    Skill Requirements for Kayaking

    0 Beginner – No experience required

    1 Novice - Requires basic paddling skills, practiced wet exits. Expect protected waters, easy landings and shelter for resting.

    2 Intermediate - Requires basic paddling skills including ability to brace, self-rescue, and participate in assisted rescue. Be comfortable in 1 meter waves. Mostly protected waters, some difficult landings, and some sheltered spots for resting.

    3 Experienced - Requires advanced paddling, seamanship and rescue skills. Ability to handle waves greater than 1 meter. Expect exposed waters, open crossings, moderate to strong windsurf, fog and potentially difficult landings. Sheltered resting and landing spots could be few.



    • 31 Aug 2019
    • 9:15 AM
    • Mt Pleasant Recreation Park
    Register

    TH&B Trail

    Trail Riders

    RIDE LEADER(s)

    Alan & Helen Wing

    alanwing645@gmail.com

    CADENCE / PACE

    Level 2 Packed gravel trail

    DISTANCE

    40km+/-

    MEET TIME

    9:15

    PARKING

    Mt Pleasant Recreation Park (tennis courts)

    539 Burtch Rd 

     

    START POINT

    Parking area

     

    START TIME

    9:30

    COST

    Free

    REGISTRATION REQUIRED

    Yes.  It's important. Leaders appreciate early registration but last minute registrations are accepted.

    Trip leaders will be able to email you with updates and last minute changes.  

    TO CANCEL

    Self-serve online

    Leader will be checking the website list to see who to expect.

    REGISTRATION OPENS

    1 week before the ride

    EXTRAS



    REMINDERS

    Attention Non-Members:  If you are thinking about becoming a member, The Halton Outdoor Club invites you to take part in up to two club activities as a Non-Member.  After that, please join our club so we can welcome you as a Member.    

    • 01 Sep 2019
    • 9:45 AM
    • Hamilton, ON
    Register

    BRANTFORD RAIL TRAIL

    Trail Riders

    RIDE LEADER

    Gloria Seberras

    gloriaseberras@sympatico.ca

    CADENCE / PACE

    Level 2
    Hard packed gravel, flat, steady climb to Jerseyville

    DISTANCE

    38km+/- Hamilton to Jerseyville - Brantford Rail Trail

    MEET TIME

    9:45

    PARKING

    Hamilton trailhead. Parking lot is on Ofield Rd. Take Main St W to Ewen Rd.


    START POINT

    Parking lot


    START TIME

    10:00

    COST

    Free

    REGISTRATION REQUIRED

    Yes.  It's important. Leaders appreciate early registration but last minute registrations are accepted.

    Trip leaders will be able to email you with updates and last minute changes.  

    TO CANCEL

    Self-serve online

    Leader will be checking the website list to see who to expect.

    REGISTRATION OPENS

    1 week before the ride

    EXTRAS



    REMINDERS

    Attention Non-Members:  If you are thinking about becoming a member, The Halton Outdoor Club invites you to take part in up to two club activities as a Non-Member.  After that, please join our club so we can welcome you as a Member.    

    • 04 Sep 2019
    • 9:45 AM
    • St Catharines
    Registration is closed

    WELLAND CANAL

    Trail Riders

    RIDE LEADER(s)

    Alan & Helen Wing

    alanwing645@gmail.com

    CADENCE / PACE

    Level 2 Paved, mostly flat along canal with a few hills

    DISTANCE

    60km+/- Lock 1 to Welland

    MEET TIME

    9:45

    PARKING

    Charles Ansell Park, corner of Lakeshore & Bunting in St Catharines

     

    START POINT

    Parking area

     

    START TIME

    10:00

    COST

    Free

    REGISTRATION REQUIRED

    Yes.  It's important. Leaders appreciate early registration but last minute registrations are accepted.

    Trip leaders will be able to email you with updates and last minute changes.  

    TO CANCEL

    Self-serve online

    Leader will be checking the website list to see who to expect.

    REGISTRATION OPENS

    1 week before the ride

    EXTRAS



    REMINDERS

    Attention Non-Members:  If you are thinking about becoming a member, The Halton Outdoor Club invites you to take part in up to two club activities as a Non-Member.  After that, please join our club so we can welcome you as a Member.    

    • 06 Sep 2019
    • 09 Sep 2019
    • Georgian Bay
    • 1
    Register

    Friday to Monday

    Wilderness camping Georgian Bay

    Trip Leader:  Dorothy Rideough    rideoughd@gmail.com

      Registration opens Apr 1 2019

      This paddle is rated as: TBA

      Pace and Endurance for Kayaking:

      A: Not Strenuous - Daily paddling typically less than 3 hours, with distances of 5 kilometers or less.

      B: Moderately Strenuous - Daily paddling typically between 3 and 5 hours, with distances of 5 to 20 kilometers.

      C: Strenuous - Daily paddling typically more than 5 hours, with distances of 20 kilometers or more.

      Skill Requirements for Kayaking

      0 Beginner – No experience required

      1 Novice - Requires basic paddling skills, practiced wet exits. Expect protected waters, easy landings and shelter for resting.

      2 Intermediate - Requires basic paddling skills including ability to brace, self-rescue, and participate in assisted rescue. Be comfortable in 1 meter waves. Mostly protected waters, some difficult landings, and some sheltered spots for resting.

      3 Experienced - Requires advanced paddling, seamanship and rescue skills. Ability to handle waves greater than 1 meter. Expect exposed waters, open crossings, moderate to strong windsurf, fog and potentially difficult landings. Sheltered resting and landing spots could be few.



      • 06 Sep 2019
      • 18 Sep 2019
      • Italy
      • 16

       Hike Tuscany ~ Explore Venice       September 6 - 18 2019

      Includes  7 days in Tuscany and 4 days in Venice

         

      Trip Leader:  Maureen Hills  hillsmaur@gmail.com 

      • organized with the assistance of Teacher's Travel and HF Holidays

      Highlights

      • 4 hikes through gentle undulating Tuscan countryside, crowned with historic towns, including Pienza & Montepulciano
      • Explore the beautiful Renaissance city of Siena with a local guide
      • Sample the natural hot springs at Bagno Vignone
      • In Venice, highlights include the stunning Rialto bridge
      • Visit St. Mark's Square with its basilica and Doge's Palace
      • Enjoy the Islands of Murano, Burano & Torcello
      • Explore the Dorsoduro area with its important galleries

      Total Cost

      Double Occupancy: $4113 per person

      Single Occupancy:  $4648

      Price includes: 

      • return airfare Toronto / Rome
      • 11 breakfasts
      • 7 dinners in San Quirico
      • Coach transfers between Rome airport & San Quirico and later from there to Venice
      • Transfer to Venice airport
      • Tip to bus drivers

          Price does not include: 

          • all lunches
          • 4 dinners in Venice
          • alcoholic drinks (available for purchase)
          • water taxi ticket for Venice (approx. 40 euros)
          • entrances to museums

          Registration opened February 2 2019 

          RESERVE YOUR SPOT:  Complete steps one, two and three 

          Step one:  make sure you login to our website first. Check to see if your name appears in this window on the top right corner.  If you see only the word "login" you need to click that and login.  Test this login procedure well before the time you are ready to register.  Registration opens after 11:59 pm on Feb 1 so in the first minute of Feb 2.

          • login to our website
          • know your emergency contact :  name and phone number
          • know the name of a preferred roommate
          • have your credit card ready - note expiry date and 3 digit CVV/CVC code on the back of your card. On the final payment screen, you'll need to type in your address including postal code.

          Step two: On this page to the left Choose "Register".  Fill in the required information online and make your $25 non-refundable payment online.

          Step three: Contact the Travel Agent (see below) as soon as possible . Pay a deposit of $625 per person to Teachers Travel Service.

          Step four: pay balance to Travel Agent no later than June 14, 2019

          See Trip Information Sheet for additional payment details and cancellation policy.

          TRAVEL AGENT: Teachers Travel Service  ~ Cathy Kinloch  ~  Office direct line: 1-800-268-7229 ~ 21 St. Clair Ave East ~ Toronto, ON M4T 1L9

           Trip Information Sheet
          • 06 Sep 2019
          • 21 Sep 2019
          • Portugal and Spain
          • 0
          Registration is closed

           Two-week Adventure  Portugal and Spain


          Includes a 7 day cycling trip taking the Portuguese Coastal Camino route that will appeal to both trail riders and road cyclists.


          Trip Leader:  Madeleine Davidson:  msdavidson0000@gmail.com  

          • organized with the assistance of Teacher's Travel
          • cycling portion arranged and led by CaminoWays, a UK provider specializing in Camino exursions.

          Highlights

          • cycle The Portuguese Coastal Camino or Caminho da Costa; a stunning alternative route to the traditional Portuguese Camino
          • discover the wild Atlantic beauty and sandy beaches of Northern Portugal and Galicia
          • taste delicious seafood and wine
          • stay in charming seaside towns and fishing villages
          • feel refreshed by the coastal feel of this scenic Camino de Santiago trail.
          • Total cycle distance is 252 kms.

          Total Cost:

          Double Occupancy: $5036 per person

          Single Occupancy:  $5696 

          • Airfare Toronto return
          • all ground transportation
          • bicycle rental
          • luggage transportation on cycle days
          • CaminoWays guide
          • 14  nights accommodation
          • all breakfasts
          • 4 dinners on cycle days
          • Sintra tour with lunch
          • Fado show and dinner in Lisbon 
          • half day Lisbon tour
          • club registration fee

            Price does not include:

            • lunches
            • dinners except where indicated
            • items of a personal nature
            • tips for hotel personnel (optional)
            • entry fees to attractions except where indicated
            • alcoholic beverages
            Please appreciate that the Camino journey is a pilgrimage, and on the route when dinners are included we will be served “The Pilgrim menu” which is usually simple such as soup, pasta and dessert. It is a group menu so offers no choice.

             

            Registration opens July 29 2018

            RESERVE YOUR SPOT:  Complete steps one, two and three 

            Step one:  Gather your documents. When you are ready to register, to avoid last minute scrambling, make sure you have the following close at hand:

            • your passport:  This is information required by the airline: we need issuing country,  your passport number, the passport date of expiry,  the full name on your passport and your date of birth (date format DD MMM YYYY e.g. 01 FEB 1949)
            • your medical insurance information:   Do you want to purchase insurance through the travel agent? Do you already already have insurance? We need the name and contact number of the insurance company plus the policy number. If you decline insurance, please have your OHIP number handy. 

            Step two: Choose "Register". Fill in the required information online and make your $25 non-refundable payment online.

            Step three: Contact the Travel Agent (see below). Pay a deposit of $500 per person to Teachers Travel Service no later than Aug 7, 2018.

            See Trip Information Sheet for additional payment details.

            TRAVEL AGENT: Teachers Travel Service  ~ Cathy Kinloch  ~  Office direct line: 1-800-268-7229 ~ 21 St. Clair Ave East ~ Toronto, ON M4T 1L9

            Trip Information Sheet
            • 07 Sep 2019
            • 08 Sep 2019
            • Collingwood, ON
            Register

            Georgian Trail / Train Trail

            Trail Riders

            Register here for Saturday, Sunday or both days

            RIDE LEADER

            Paul Gautreau 
            Gayle Laws

            paulgautreau@rogers.com

            gayle.laws@rogers.com

            CADENCE / PACE

            Level 2
            hard packed dirt surface

            DISTANCE

            Sat 55km +
            Sun 35km+/-
            Sat: Collingwood to Thornbury with option to cycle more  -- to Meaford
            Sun: to Stayner

            MEET TIME

            9:15

            PARKING

            For those not staying at the Mariner motel we will meet at the public parking lot on Oak St. on both days. Click on the link below for directions/ coordinates.

            Printable map and coordinates for parking

             For those staying at/near the Mariner motel, we will meet in the parking lot at 9am and cycle to Oak St. on Saturday 

            START POINT

             We will depart from the Oak St. parking lot (behind McDonald's) on both Saturday and Sunday For those staying overnight at the Mariner, Sunday's ride will start at the trailhead - about a block west of the motel - we will meet up there with the group coming from Oak St.

            START TIME

            9:30

            COST

            Free

            overnight option: you need to book directly with the motel 705-445-3330

            REGISTRATION REQUIRED

            Yes.  It's important. Leaders appreciate early registration but last minute registrations are accepted.

            Trip leaders will be able to email you with updates and last minute changes.  

            TO CANCEL

            Self-serve online

            Leader will be checking the website list to see who to expect.

            REGISTRATION OPENS

            June 2019

            • EXTRAS
            • Optional overnight stay 
            • Dinner together Saturday night
            members need to contact Mariners Motel to book a room
            705-445-3330. (You don't have to stay at the Mariner -- you can choose where to stay)
            REMINDERS Choose to come for the Saturday ride or the Sunday ride or both link to Trail Riders Forum on this website


            Attention Non-Members:  If you are thinking about becoming a member, The Halton Outdoor Club invites you to take part in up to two club activities as a Non-Member.  After that, please join our club so we can welcome you as a Member.    

            • 07 Sep 2019
            • 8:45 AM
            • Jordan
            Register

            Saturday September 7. Bruce Trail E-2-E – El Camino Magnifico 

            Hike #3. Niagara section from Short Hills to Jordan

            Start time: 9:00 a.m., but aim for 845 a.m. 

            Meeting Place: The wide shoulder on Glen Rd. at the edge of the escarpment above Jordan (See the designated parking lot on Map 4 of The Bruce Trail Guidebook, Edition 29

            Type of Hike, Length, Pace, and Duration: A 4+ hr, 18.5 km linear hike (car shuttle involved) at 3-4 km per hr. 

            Terrain: A lot of ups and downs and uncertain footing, but also a bit of easy roadwork 

            Overview: Most of the hike route is along forested parts of the escarpment and includes two waterfalls.

            Requirements: Hikers must be HOC members dedicated to completing the Bruce Trail from end-to-end. Register on-line for each hike. If you aren`t an end-to-ender, register with the leader`s e-mail address to see if there is space. Wear hiking boots and wear clothing suitable for the weather. Bring water and lunch. 

            Voluntary Social: Meet, if you wish, at a nearby eatery to celebrate with food, drink, and fine conversation.

            Leader: Richard Reble at reblerichard@gmail.com


            El Camino Magnifico Info Sheet

            How an End-To-End Works

            • 07 Sep 2019
            • 10:00 AM
            • Hamilton
            • 29
            Register

            Saturday Sept 7. Loops & Lattes, #32 Hamilton Waterfront. 

            Start Time: 10:00 AM

            Distance: 10.5 Km

            Pace: Moderate (3-4 Km/hr)

            Terrain: Easy

            Hike Description: This is an urban hike which takes you along the Bayfront Park, Waterfront Trail, the Fishway, Hamilton Cemetery and Dundurn Castle, Hamilton Military Museum. Back to starting point via city roads. Possible to extend hike further East to view the HMCS Haida. Lattes decided by Leader.

            Parking free at Bayfront Park, at Bay St N turn left on Harbour Front Dr. Meet near the round building where bathrooms are located.

            Leader: Isabel Bravo (905.746.227, ibravo_13@icloud.com)  





            • 08 Sep 2019
            • 10:00 AM
            • Hamilton
            • 28
            Register

            Sunday Sept 8. Loops & Lattes, #26 Red Hill Valley 

            Start Time: 10:00 AM

            Distance: 11 Km approx.

            Pace: Moderate (3-4 Km/hr), 

            Terrain: Moderate

            Hike Description: We will hike part of the Red Hill Valley which goes from Albion Falls on the Niagara Escarpment to Lake Ontario. The trail is a wonder of geology, archeological sites; reach Albion Fall, hike in the forest and along the Red Hill Creek. Some urban hiking and Kenilworth stairs (climb back to start point) 

            Parking and Driving Directions: Meet at the Mud St Parking lot at 9:45 AM. To get there, exit from Lincoln Alexander (the LINC)/Red Hill Valley Parkways, turn right onto Stone Church Rd E., then right again onto Pritchard Rd., another right turn onto Mud St. Drive to the end of the road to find the parking lot. Leader will discuss with the group the Lattes location after the hike. 

            Leader: Asia Shin (asiashinyoga@gmail.com)





            • 14 Sep 2019
            • Toronto Islands
            Register

            Trip Leaders:  Ralph Gardave  gardave@sympatico.ca and Heather McClintock adventurelife4212@gmail.com

            Registration opens August 1, 2019

            Another opportunity to paddle around the Toronto Islands, just in case you missed it in June or didn't have the cold water gear!

            No rentals. 

            This paddle is rated B-2

            Pace and Endurance for Kayaking:

            A: Not Strenuous - Daily paddling typically less than 3 hours, with distances of 5 kilometers or less.

            B: Moderately Strenuous - Daily paddling typically between 3 and 5 hours, with distances of 5 to 20 kilometers.

            C: Strenuous - Daily paddling typically more than 5 hours, with distances of 20 kilometers or more.

            Skill Requirements for Kayaking

            0 Beginner – No experience required

            1 Novice - Requires basic paddling skills, practiced wet exits. Expect protected waters, easy landings and shelter for resting.

            2 Intermediate - Requires basic paddling skills including ability to brace, self-rescue, and participate in assisted rescue. Be comfortable in 1 meter waves. Mostly protected waters, some difficult landings, and some sheltered spots for resting.

            3 Experienced - Requires advanced paddling, seamanship and rescue skills. Ability to handle waves greater than 1 meter. Expect exposed waters, open crossings, moderate to strong windsurf, fog and potentially difficult landings. Sheltered resting and landing spots could be few.


            Schedules and Fine Print

            • 15 Sep 2019
            • Welland, Ontario
            Register

            Trip Leaders:  Paul Humber   ph48chief@gmail.com

            Registration opens August 1, 2019

            Easy day paddle on Black Creek (Welland)

            This paddle is rated A-2

            Pace and Endurance for Kayaking:

            A: Not Strenuous - Daily paddling typically less than 3 hours, with distances of 5 kilometers or less.

            B: Moderately Strenuous - Daily paddling typically between 3 and 5 hours, with distances of 5 to 20 kilometers.

            C: Strenuous - Daily paddling typically more than 5 hours, with distances of 20 kilometers or more.

            Skill Requirements for Kayaking

            0 Beginner – No experience required

            1 Novice - Requires basic paddling skills, practiced wet exits. Expect protected waters, easy landings and shelter for resting.

            2 Intermediate - Requires basic paddling skills including ability to brace, self-rescue, and participate in assisted rescue. Be comfortable in 1 meter waves. Mostly protected waters, some difficult landings, and some sheltered spots for resting.

            3 Experienced - Requires advanced paddling, seamanship and rescue skills. Ability to handle waves greater than 1 meter. Expect exposed waters, open crossings, moderate to strong windsurf, fog and potentially difficult landings. Sheltered resting and landing spots could be few.


            Schedules and Fine Print

            • 15 Sep 2019
            • 9:45 AM
            • East West Line & Niagara Parkway, Niagara-on-the-Lake
            Registration is closed

            NIAGARA PARKWAY

            Trail Riders

            RIDE LEADER

            Gloria Seberras

            gloriaseberras@sympatico.ca

            CADENCE / PACE

            Level 2

            DISTANCE

            40km +/- Niagara-on-the-Lake to Niagara Falls along the Niagara Parkway to the Whirlpool

            MEET TIME

            9:45

            PARKING

            Intersection of East West Line & Niagara Parkway, Niagara-on-the-Lake


            START POINT

            Parking area


            START TIME

            10:00

            COST

            Free

            REGISTRATION REQUIRED

            Yes.  It's important. Leaders appreciate early registration but last minute registrations are accepted.

            Trip leaders will be able to email you with updates and last minute changes.  

            TO CANCEL

            Self-serve online

            Leader will be checking the website list to see who to expect.

            REGISTRATION OPENS

            1 week before the ride

            EXTRAS

            Printable Map & GPS Possible option: Lunch after at Peller Estates Winery
            REMINDERS

            Attention Non-Members:  If you are thinking about becoming a member, The Halton Outdoor Club invites you to take part in up to two club activities as a Non-Member.  After that, please join our club so we can welcome you as a Member.    

            • 18 Sep 2019
            • 10:00 AM
            • Rattlesnake Point Conservation Area
            Register

            Rattlesnake Point Loop - September 18, 2019

            Start: 10:00 AM
            End: 12:30 PM
            Location: Rattlesnake Point Conservation Area
            Distance: Approx. 8 km.
            Pace: Leisurely - 3km/hr or less
            Terrain: Moderate - Some hills and/or some poor footing
            Hike Description: 
            Come and enjoy this beautiful conservation area with its perfect views and spectacular cliffs. This is escarpment at its best. We will hike north, go down into the canyon, hike south and then ascend out of the canyon back to Rattlesnake. There is one long, steepish hill to go down and a long, but gentle hill to go back up. Bring a lunch/snack and water. Conservation pass or parking fee in effect. Rattlesnake is on the west side of Appleby Line, north of Derry Rd. at the top of the windy road.

            Leaders: Phill and Anne Armstrong hikingrandma@gmail.com 905-617-3937



            • 21 Sep 2019
            • Guelph Lake Conservation Area
            Register

            Easy day Paddle on Guelph Lake

            Registration opens August 1, 2019

            This paddle is rated A-2

            Pace and Endurance for Kayaking:

            A: Not Strenuous - Daily paddling typically less than 3 hours, with distances of 5 kilometers or less.

            B: Moderately Strenuous - Daily paddling typically between 3 and 5 hours, with distances of 5 to 20 kilometers.

            C: Strenuous - Daily paddling typically more than 5 hours, with distances of 20 kilometers or more.

            Skill Requirements for Kayaking

            0 Beginner – No experience required

            1 Novice - Requires basic paddling skills, practiced wet exits. Expect protected waters, easy landings and shelter for resting.

            2 Intermediate - Requires basic paddling skills including ability to brace, self-rescue, and participate in assisted rescue. Be comfortable in 1 meter waves. Mostly protected waters, some difficult landings, and some sheltered spots for resting.

            3 Experienced - Requires advanced paddling, seamanship and rescue skills. Ability to handle waves greater than 1 meter. Expect exposed waters, open crossings, moderate to strong windsurf, fog and potentially difficult landings. Sheltered resting and landing spots could be few.


            Schedules and Fine Print

            • 21 Sep 2019
            • 22 Sep 2019
            • Fenelon Falls, ON
            Register

            FENELON FALLS

            Trail Riders

            RIDE LEADER(s)

            Rick Brady

            Susan Zeesman

            rbrady@cogeco.ca

            susanzeesman@gmail.com

            CADENCE / PACE

            Level 2

            DISTANCE

            Sat 60km+/-

            Sun 45km+/-

            Fenelon Falls to Kinmount

            Fenelon Falls to Lindsay

            MEET TIME

            10:00

            PARKING

            Fenelon Inn, 36 Helen St, Fenelon Falls

             

            START POINT

            Parking location


            START TIME

            10:15

            COST

            Free

            REGISTRATION REQUIRED

            Yes.  It's important. Leaders appreciate early registration but last minute registrations are accepted.

            Trip leaders will be able to email you with updates and last minute changes.  

            TO CANCEL

            Self-serve online

            Leader will be checking the website list to see who to expect.

            REGISTRATION OPENS

            Registration is open

            EXTRAS

            The leaders will be staying at the Fenelon Inn on Saturday night & have had 4 more rooms set aside. The rooms are reserved under Susan Zeesman as a group booking & will be held until August 21.

            Hotel contact info:

            www.feneloninn.com

            Phone: 705-887-9000

            Toll-free: 877-617-2396


            REMINDERS

            Attention Non-Members:  If you are thinking about becoming a member, The Halton Outdoor Club invites you to take part in up to two club activities as a Non-Member.  After that, please join our club so we can welcome you as a Member.    

            • 21 Sep 2019
            • 23 Sep 2019
            • Georgian Bay

            Yet to be confirmed.

            Tentative weekend camping on Georgian Bay

            Trip Leader:  Dorothy Rideough    rideoughd@gmail.com

              Registration opens TBA

              This paddle is rated as: TBA

              Pace and Endurance for Kayaking:

              A: Not Strenuous - Daily paddling typically less than 3 hours, with distances of 5 kilometers or less.

              B: Moderately Strenuous - Daily paddling typically between 3 and 5 hours, with distances of 5 to 20 kilometers.

              C: Strenuous - Daily paddling typically more than 5 hours, with distances of 20 kilometers or more.

              Skill Requirements for Kayaking

              0 Beginner – No experience required

              1 Novice - Requires basic paddling skills, practiced wet exits. Expect protected waters, easy landings and shelter for resting.

              2 Intermediate - Requires basic paddling skills including ability to brace, self-rescue, and participate in assisted rescue. Be comfortable in 1 meter waves. Mostly protected waters, some difficult landings, and some sheltered spots for resting.

              3 Experienced - Requires advanced paddling, seamanship and rescue skills. Ability to handle waves greater than 1 meter. Expect exposed waters, open crossings, moderate to strong windsurf, fog and potentially difficult landings. Sheltered resting and landing spots could be few.



              • 22 Sep 2019
              • Lake Eugenia
              Register

              Easy day Paddle on Lake Eugenia

              Trip Leader:  Sandy Nay    snay1@bell.net

              Registration opens August 1, 2019

              This paddle is rated A-2

              Pace and Endurance for Kayaking:

              A: Not Strenuous - Daily paddling typically less than 3 hours, with distances of 5 kilometers or less.

              B: Moderately Strenuous - Daily paddling typically between 3 and 5 hours, with distances of 5 to 20 kilometers.

              C: Strenuous - Daily paddling typically more than 5 hours, with distances of 20 kilometers or more.

              Skill Requirements for Kayaking

              0 Beginner – No experience required

              1 Novice - Requires basic paddling skills, practiced wet exits. Expect protected waters, easy landings and shelter for resting.

              2 Intermediate - Requires basic paddling skills including ability to brace, self-rescue, and participate in assisted rescue. Be comfortable in 1 meter waves. Mostly protected waters, some difficult landings, and some sheltered spots for resting.

              3 Experienced - Requires advanced paddling, seamanship and rescue skills. Ability to handle waves greater than 1 meter. Expect exposed waters, open crossings, moderate to strong windsurf, fog and potentially difficult landings. Sheltered resting and landing spots could be few.


              Schedules and Fine Print

              • 27 Sep 2019
              • 29 Sep 2019
              • Haliburton, ON
              • 1
              Register

              Hiking Haliburton Highlands


               


              Enjoy three days of fall hiking in the beautiful Haliburton Highlands. Three levels of hikes will be offered each day.

              Leaders:    Jim and Patti Blair pblair24@cogeco.ca

              Registration opens May 31 2019

              Trip Summary

              Accommodation:  We will stay at the Pinestone Resort with all breakfasts and dinners included.

              Cost:  $465 per person double occupancy and $640 single occupancy

              Please read the Trip Information Sheet before you register.

              Trip Information Sheet 

              • 28 Sep 2019
              • 9:45 AM
              • Toronto, ON
              Registration is closed

              MARTIN GOODMAN TRAIL

               Trail Riders

              RIDE LEADER

              Laura Johnston

              laura.johnston01@yahoo.ca

              CADENCE / PACE

              Level 2 Paved, city riding, flat

              DISTANCE

              45km+/- Martin Goodman Trail

              MEET TIME

              9:45

              PARKING

              Parking in Humber Bay Park East (bottom of Park Lawn Rd) - follow Humber Bay Park Rd E to the parking lot


              START POINT

              Parking lot


              START TIME

              10:00

              COST

              Free

              REGISTRATION REQUIRED

              Yes.  It's important. Leaders appreciate early registration but last minute registrations are accepted.

              Trip leaders will be able to email you with updates and last minute changes.  

              TO CANCEL

              Self-serve online

              Leader will be checking the website list to see who to expect.

              REGISTRATION OPENS

              1 week before the ride

              EXTRAS



              REMINDERS

              Attention Non-Members:  If you are thinking about becoming a member, The Halton Outdoor Club invites you to take part in up to two club activities as a Non-Member.  After that, please join our club so we can welcome you as a Member.    

              • 05 Oct 2019
              • 11:00 AM
              • City View Park, Burlington
              Register

              Junior Hiker/Beginner - City View Park/King Rd Loop - October 5, 2019

              Start: 11:00 AM
              End: 12:30 PM
              Location: City View Park, Burlington
              Distance: Approx. 4 km.
              Pace: Leisurely - 3km/hr or less
              Terrain: 
              Easy - Mostly flat and usually good footing 

              Hike Description: This hike is a chance to explore and enjoy this section of the trail between Burlington and Waterdown. Beautiful any time of the year, it is spectacular when the leaves change colour. Great views towards the lake. With luck we may spot some late leaving Turkey Vultures.  Meet in the south parking lot of City View Park on the east side of Kerns Rd. for an 11:00 am. Start. Bring a snack and water. 

              Leader: Anne Armstrong hikingrandma@gmail.com 905-617-3937



              • 06 Oct 2019
              • Lafortune Park, Caledonia
              Registration is closed

              Season Ender Paddle Potluck Party

              • meet at Lafortune Park in Caledonia, on the Grand River
              • hoping for better weather than last year!
              • if needed, Oct 20 will be the rain date


              Trip Leader:  Dorothy Rideough    rideoughd@gmail.com

              Registration opens Sep 1, 2019

              Fine Print for Paddling Activities

              • 10 Oct 2019
              • 10:00 AM
              • Hilton Falls Conservation Area
              Register

              Hilton Falls in the Fall - October 10, 2019

              Start: 10:00 AM
              End: 1:30 PM
              Location: Hilton Falls Conservation Area
              Distance: Approx. 10 km.
              Pace: Leisurely - 3km/hr or less
              Terrain: 
              Easy - Mostly flat and usually good footing 

              Hike Description: Hilton Falls never ceases to please, especially if there has been a recent rain. Come and explore the trails of this popular area. Meet in the parking lot of Hilton Falls Conservation Area for a 10:00 am. start. Hilton Falls is located on Sideroad 5 between Guelph Line and Highway 25, (also known as Campbellville Rd. or Regional Rd.9). Bring lunch and water. Parking fee in effect or Conservation pass. 

              Leader: Phill Armstrong hikingrandpa@gmail.com 416-895-3937



              • 09 Nov 2019
              • 11:00 AM
              • Rattlesnake Point Conservation Area
              Register

              Junior Hiker/Beginner - Rattlesnake Point Loop - November 9, 2019

              Start: 11:00 AM
              End: 12:30 PM
              Location: Rattlesnake Point Conservation Area
              Distance: Approx. 4 km.
              Pace: Leisurely - 3km/hr or less
              Terrain: 
              Easy - Mostly flat and usually good footing 

              Hike Description: Rattlesnake Point is a very popular destination for both hikers and rock climbers. The soaring cliffs give wonderful views over the Nassagaweya Canyon towards Crawford Lake Conservation Area. We may see some Turkey Vultures if they haven't already left but, sadly, no rattlesnakes. Come join this exploratory hike of the area. Bring water and a snack. Rattlesnake Point is on the west side of Appleby Line, north of Derry Rd., right at the top of the windy road. Parking fee in effect or a Conservation Area pass.

              Leader: Anne Armstrong hikingrandma@gmail.com 905-617-3937



              • 10 Nov 2019
              • 10:00 AM
              • Halton Agreement Forest
              Register

              Gentle Hike/Beginners - Halton Agreement Forest - November 10, 2019

              Start: 10:00 AM
              End: 12:30 PM
              Location: Halton Agreement Forest
              Distance: Up to 8 km.
              Pace: Leisurely - 3km/hr or less
              Terrain: 
              Easy - Mostly flat and usually good footing 

              Hike Description: The Halton Agreement Forest is an area riddled with bicycle trails and some fine hiking trails. The challenge is to sort them out! Join us for an easy walk in this popular area. The parking lot for the entrance to this part of the forest is on the east side of Guelph Line, north of the 401 and across from the Mohawk/Woodbine Raceway and Casino. Overflow parking is in the northwest corner of the Raceway. Be careful as it is easy to miss the entrance. Bring water and a snack.

              Leader: Anne Armstrong hikingrandma@gmail.com 905-617-3937



              • 17 Nov 2019
              • 10:00 AM
              • Scotsdale Farm
              Register

              Gentle Hike/Beginners - Scotsdale Farm - November 17, 2019

              Start: 10:00 AM
              End: 12:00 PM
              Location: Scotsdale Farm, Trafalgar Rd near Georgetown
              Distance: 6/7 km.
              Pace: Leisurely - 3km/hr or less
              Terrain: 
              Easy - Mostly flat and usually good footing 

              Hike Description: Scotsdale Farm is always an interesting place to hike. The Bennett family farmed this area for many years and donated it to the Ontario Heritage Foundation. Using main and blue side trails we will explore this lovely area. Expect some rocks but generally good terrain. Bring a snack and water. To reach the farm go north on Trafalgar Rd. until you get to the entrance, hard to see. It will be on your right. ( For a short time Trafalgar Rd. and Highway 7 are the same. Trafalgar eventually branches off to the right.)

              Leader: Anne Armstrong hikingrandma@gmail.com 905-617-3937



              • 21 Nov 2019
              • 10:00 AM
              • Oakville
              Register

              Oakville East Ravines - November 21, 2019

              Start: 10:00 AM
              End: 1:00 PM
              Location: Oakville
              Distance: Approx. 10 km.
              Pace: Leisurely - 3km/hr or less
              Terrain: 
              Easy - Mostly flat and usually good footing 

              Hike Description: Oakville’s many ravines provide some interesting and good trails. We will explore some of these ravines. Meet in the parking lot of the Oakville Municipal offices on the east side of Trafalgar Rd., just north of the QEW and on the south side of White Oaks Blvd. Park in the area facing Trafalgar Rd. Bring a snack/lunch and water.

              Leaders: Anne and Phill Armstrong hikingrandma@gmail.com 905-617-3937



              • 14 Jan 2020
              • 8:00 AM
              • 15 Jan 2020
              • Huntsville, Ontario
              • 50

              Tuesday - Wednesday in Huntsville and Parry Sound 

              Arrowhead Provincial Park

              Georgian Nordic Ski Club in Parry Sound 

              Snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and even ice skating. Arrowhead has a groomed ice skating trail.




              Arrowhead Visitors Centre

               

              Registration opens Sept 15 2019

              Trip Leaders:   Heather McClintock and Ralph Gardave

               

               

              • 25 Jan 2020
              • 02 Feb 2020
              • Silverstar Mountain, Vernon, British Columbia
              • 0
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              We return to our much-loved Silverstar in the Monashee Mountains above Vernon, British Columbia.  

              • 105 km of pristine daily-groomed x-c ski trails
              • access to the new Schumman Gondola taking you to the summit
              • accommodation in the heart of the picturesque Silver Star village

              Registration opens March 20 2019

              Trip Leaders:  Patti and Jim Blair      pblair24@cogeco.ca


              Price:   All rooms are double occupancy. However 32 registrants (16 rooms) may choose suite rooms with a kitchen at one price, while 4 registrants (2 rooms) may choose rooms with no kitchen at a lower rate. Rooms will be allotted on a first come first serve basis.

              • Suite Room with Kitchen $2425 per person
              • Double without kitchen $2215 per person

              Price includes:

              • airfare between Kelowna and Toronto
              • shuttle transfers between Kelowna and Silver Star
              • cross-country ski passes during our stay
              • all breakfasts
              • four buffet dinners
              • welcome reception
              • most gratuities

              Price does not include:

              • $25 club registration fee
              • baggage fees for air travel
              • cost of any 'non-nordic' ski activities i.e. snowshoeing, downhill skiing, skating, rentals, tubing, fat biking
              • lunches during our stay (groceries may be puchased)
              • four dinners (groceries may be purchased) 
              • all beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) during provided dinners
              • room keeping gratuities

              Cancellation

              Deposits are non-refundable. However, in the event that you need to cancel; the Club will look for a suitable replacement from the club waiting list. If a replacement can be made without incurring costs to the club or the travel agency, then you may be refunded. If using a replacement incurs some costs, the cancelling party will be responsible and may only receive a partial refund. If a replacement cannot be found, the cancelling party will be responsible to cover all costs that the Club or travel agency has incurred on your behalf, up to the point of cancellation.


                  One can ski at both the Silverstar Mountain Resort and at Sovereign Lake. 


                  There are over 100 km of well-groomed, track-set trails.  This trip is suitable for intermediate and advanced skiers.  Optional activities include alpine skiing, snowshoeing, guided night snowshoe hikes, night skiing, tubing, skating, sleigh rides, etc 

                  Accommodation is at the Vance Creek Hotel.  Most units will include a kitchen and will be assigned on a first come first served basis.  One can ski right outside your front door.  The hotel is surrounded by shops and restaurants.

                  Once again we will use the Teacher's Travel Agency in Toronto for travel services.

                  Reserve your spot:  Complete both steps now to register. 

                  Step one: register for the trip online.  Choose "Register" and make your $25 non-refundable payment. Step two: pay a non-refundable deposit of $300 per person to Teacher’s Travel.  You may either send a cheque payable to Teacher’s Travel (21 St. Claire Ave. E., Toronto M4T 1L9) or pay by phone using your credit card. There is a 3% surcharge for using a credit card. Jill Sanderson at Teacher’s Travel can be reached at 1-416-922-2232.  

                  Later in the year, the final balance is due -- no later than November 1, 2019-- and it is non-refundable.

                  Printable Trip Information Sheet

                   

                   

                  • 16 Feb 2020
                  • 21 Feb 2020
                  • Val David, Quebec
                  • 49
                  Register



                  Registration opens Sept ?? 2019

                  Enjoy 4½ days of skiing and snowshoeing in Val David, Sainte Agathe and Mt. Tremblant Parc

                  Leader: Bonnie Quinn info@haltonoutdoorclub.ca

                  Accommodation: Auberge du Vieux Foyer with 5 breakfasts, 5 dinners and lunch on day of departure


                  Cost: $1010 per double occupancy and $1222 for single occupancy

                  Please read the information sheet before you register.

                  Registration opens Sept ?? 2019

                   

                   

                  • 03 Mar 2020
                  • 16 Mar 2020
                  • Finland
                  • 16

                  Finland 14 days in March 2020

                  We will be participating in the Rajalta Rajalle - Hiihto in Lappland;  a border-to-border skiing event known as "The RR". 

                  It is a skiing tour, not a race,  across Finland from near the Russian border to the Swedish border, very close to the Arctic Circle.


                  Trip Leaders:

                  Stephen Walter       walter@mcmaster.ca

                  Loraine Walter        arctic.lorie@gmail.com

                  Highlights
                  • Skiing in the Finnish Arctic, across the country 
                  • Long or short distance options available
                  • Traditional ski event, organised by local communities
                  • Well prepared ski trails, with relatively easy condition.
                  • Usually excellent snow conditions, and comfortable temperatures
                  • Sightseeing in Helsinki at start of trip
                  • Optional alternative activities available on certain days, e.g. reindeer "safaris"

                  Total Cost:  $4670 per person

                  Price includes:

                  • Air fare Toronto to Helsinki, and domestic flights in Finland
                  • 12 nights accommodation, including breakfasts
                  •  8 lunches, and 8 evening meals
                  • Ground transfers to and from airports in Finland
                  • Logistic support, including baggage transfers during ski tour
                  • Saunas every day.

                  Price does not include:

                  • Sightseeing tour or other personal activities in Helsinki; 
                  • other personal activities, such as Lappland “safaris”, Ranua zoo. (Information about these options can be made available to trip members).  
                  • 4 evening meals (days 2, 3, 4, and 13)
                  • 4 lunches (days 3, 4, 5 and 13). This is because we anticipate people will not necessarily want to stay together in the group on those days. These meals are available at reasonable cost in the hotels we will be using (approx.. 10-20 euros), and there are many other eating options elsewhere 
                  • Local transport (metro, bus) in Helsinki
                  • Optional tips at hotels for cleaning staff.  
                  • $25 club registration fee 
                  • Baggage fees for air travel 
                  • Alcoholic beverages.


                  Registration opens Apr 4 2019

                  RESERVE YOUR SPOT:  Complete both steps

                  Step 1: register online.  Choose "Register" and make your $25 non-refundable payment.   If you want to be the first to register, login and be ready with your credit card on April 3 in time for  12:00 am on April 4th. 

                  Step 2: pay a deposit of $600 per person to Teachers Travel Service.  

                  We will notify you about the date when final payment to the travel agent is due, and if there is an adjustment to the final pricing.

                  See Trip Information Sheet for additional payment details.

                  TRAVEL AGENT: Teachers Travel Service ~ Jill Sanderson  ~ Office direct line: 1-800-268-7229 ~ 21 St. Clair Ave East ~ Toronto, ON M4T 1L9

                  Trip Information Sheet

                  • 28 May 2020
                  • 13 Jun 2020
                  • UK
                  • 0
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