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    • 25 Apr 2021
    • 8:45 AM (EDT)
    • Dundas
    • 14


    HIKE TITLE 

    Dundas Valley Romp 15 km

    DATE 

    Sunday April 25

    HIKE LEADER(S) 

    Jim Blair or Patti Blair

    EMAIL AND CELL NUMBER

    pblair24@cogeco.ca         Cell:  905 906 6941

    GENERAL LOCATION 

    Dundas

    START TIME

    8:45 for 9:00 start

    MEETING PLACE OR PARKING LOCATION

    Park and Meet behind Shoppers Drug Mart in University Plaza, 101 Osler Dr. Hamilton

    Dundas

    DISTANCE

    15km +/-

    PACE:

    Leisurely / Moderate / Fast

    Fast 4-5 km per hour

    DURATION APPROX 

    3.5 hours

    TERRAIN: 

    Easy / Moderate / Challenging

    Rolling terrain with plenty of short and long hills. Trails are relatively wide and smooth with generally good footing. There may be some tricky footing in muddy areas depending on weather conditions.

    TYPE OF HIKE: 

    A big loop combing a variety of trails as well as some out and back at the beginning and end

    GENERAL DESCRIPTION 

    Point of interests

    Primarily through beautiful hardwood forest. Creeks, ridges, valleys, and escarpment outcrops will add to the scenery. The hike will also include visits to Canterbury Falls and Sherman Falls.

    REGISTRATION REQUIRED

    Yes. A Must.  Leaders appreciate early registration and at least 24 hours before the event.

    CANCELLATION

    • If your plans change, please self-cancel as soon as possible so that other HOC members may take your spot.
    • The club may cancel due to bad weather that may impact the safety of participants or due to low attendance.

    REGISTRATION OPENS

    2 weeks before the hike

    WHAT TO BRING

    • Wear supportive hiking boots with good tread. Hiking poles will be helpful.
    • Dress in layers according to weather
    • Carry waterproof rainwear, snacks and water
    • Sun protection if necessary

    IMPORTANT COVID REMINDERS

    The club’s Covid-19 Safety Guidelines will be observed. 

    GUIDING NOTES: 

    HIKE PACE -  Leisure: 3 km/hr or less. Moderate: 3-4 km/hr or Fast: 4-5km/hr. All paces are average and depending on the terrain. 

    TERRAIN - Easy: mostly flat and usually good footing (i.e. rail trails, Confederation Park, Bay Front Park), Moderate: some hills and/or poor footing (Bruce Trail, Dundas Valley, etc) and Challenging: steep hills and strenuous footing (Bruce Trail, some trails in Short Hills, Dundas Valley and Red Hill Valley). Please note variations can be expected with weather conditions. 


    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. 

    • 25 Apr 2021
    • 9:00 AM (EDT)
    • Dundas
    • 14


    HIKE TITLE 

    Dundas Valley Romp 10+/- km

    DATE 

    Sunday April 25

    HIKE LEADER(S) 

    Jim Blair or Patti Blair

    EMAIL AND CELL NUMBER

    pblair24@cogeco.ca         Cell:  905 906 6941

    GENERAL LOCATION 

    Dundas

    START TIME

    9:00 for 9:30 start

    MEETING PLACE OR PARKING LOCATION

    Park and meet behind Shoppers Drug Mart in University Plaza, 101 Osler Dr. Hamilton

    Dundas

    DISTANCE

    10 km +/-

    PACE:

    Leisurely / Moderate / Fast

    Moderate 3 - 4 km per hour

    DURATION APPROX 

    3 hours

    TERRAIN: 

    Easy / Moderate / Challenging

    Rolling terrain with plenty of short and long hills. Trails are relatively wide and smooth with generally good footing. There may be some tricky footing in muddy areas depending on weather conditions.

    TYPE OF HIKE: 

    A big loop combing a variety of trails as well as some out and back at the beginning and end

    GENERAL DESCRIPTION 

    Point of interests

    Primarily through beautiful hardwood forest. Creeks, ridges, valleys, and escarpment outcrops will add to the scenery. 

    REGISTRATION REQUIRED

    Yes. A Must.  Leaders appreciate early registration and at least 24 hours before the event.

    CANCELLATION

    • If your plans change, please self-cancel as soon as possible so that other HOC members may take your spot.
    • The club may cancel due to bad weather that may impact the safety of participants or due to low attendance.

    REGISTRATION OPENS

    2 weeks before the hike

    WHAT TO BRING

    • Wear supportive hiking boots with good tread. Hiking poles will be helpful.
    • Dress in layers according to weather
    • Carry waterproof rainwear, snacks and water
    • Sun protection if necessary

    IMPORTANT COVID REMINDERS

    The club’s Covid-19 Safety Guidelines will be observed. 

    GUIDING NOTES: 

    HIKE PACE -  Leisure: 3 km/hr or less. Moderate: 3-4 km/hr or Fast: 4-5km/hr. All paces are average and depending on the terrain. 

    TERRAIN - Easy: mostly flat and usually good footing (i.e. rail trails, Confederation Park, Bay Front Park), Moderate: some hills and/or poor footing (Bruce Trail, Dundas Valley, etc) and Challenging: steep hills and strenuous footing (Bruce Trail, some trails in Short Hills, Dundas Valley and Red Hill Valley). Please note variations can be expected with weather conditions. 


    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. 

    • 25 Apr 2021
    • 9:00 AM (EDT)
    • Dundas
    • 14


    HIKE TITLE 

    Dundas Valley Romp 7+/- km

    DATE 

    Sunday April 25

    HIKE LEADER(S) 

    Jim Blair or Patti Blair

    EMAIL AND CELL NUMBER

    pblair24@cogeco.ca         Cell:  905 906 6941

    GENERAL LOCATION 

    Dundas

    START TIME

    9:00 for 9:30 start

    MEETING PLACE OR PARKING LOCATION

    Park and meet behind Shoppers Drug Mart in University Plaza, 101 Osler Dr. Hamilton

    Dundas

    DISTANCE

    7 km +/-

    PACE:

    Leisurely / Moderate / Fast

    Slow to Moderate: 3- 3.5 km per hour

    DURATION APPROX 

    2.5 hours

    TERRAIN: 

    Easy / Moderate / Challenging

    Rolling terrain with plenty of short and long hills. Trails are relatively wide and smooth with generally good footing. There may be some tricky footing in muddy areas depending on weather conditions.

    TYPE OF HIKE: 

    A big loop combing a variety of trails as well as some out and back at the beginning and end

    GENERAL DESCRIPTION 

    Point of interests

    Primarily through beautiful hardwood forest. Creeks, ridges, valleys, and escarpment outcrops will add to the scenery. 

    REGISTRATION REQUIRED

    Yes. A Must.  Leaders appreciate early registration and at least 24 hours before the event.

    CANCELLATION

    • If your plans change, please self-cancel as soon as possible so that other HOC members may take your spot.
    • The club may cancel due to bad weather that may impact the safety of participants or due to low attendance.

    REGISTRATION OPENS

    2 weeks before the hike

    WHAT TO BRING

    • Wear supportive hiking boots with good tread. Hiking poles will be helpful.
    • Dress in layers according to weather
    • Carry waterproof rainwear, snacks and water
    • Sun protection if necessary

    IMPORTANT COVID REMINDERS

    The club’s Covid-19 Safety Guidelines will be observed. 

    GUIDING NOTES: 

    HIKE PACE -  Leisure: 3 km/hr or less. Moderate: 3-4 km/hr or Fast: 4-5km/hr. All paces are average and depending on the terrain. 

    TERRAIN - Easy: mostly flat and usually good footing (i.e. rail trails, Confederation Park, Bay Front Park), Moderate: some hills and/or poor footing (Bruce Trail, Dundas Valley, etc) and Challenging: steep hills and strenuous footing (Bruce Trail, some trails in Short Hills, Dundas Valley and Red Hill Valley). Please note variations can be expected with weather conditions. 


    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. 

    • 27 Apr 2021
    • 9:45 AM (EDT)
    • Hamilton
    • 9


    HIKE TITLE

    Confederation Park Hamilton

    DATE

    Every 2nd and last Tuesday of the month. Feb 23, March 9-30, April 13-27

    HIKE LEADER

    INFORMATION


    NAME

    Isabel Bravo

    EMAIL ADDRESS

    ibravo_13@icloud.com

    CELL #

    905.746.2217

    GENERAL LOCATION

    Hamilton

    START TIME

    Meet at 9:45 am for a 10:00 start

    MEETING PLACE OR PARKING LOCATION

    Meet at Hutch’s Restaurant, on 280 Van Wagners Beach Rd, Hamilton. Lots of free city parking lot, east side of Hutch’s

    PACE

    Moderate to fast 

    DISTANCE (km)

    8 km approx. 

    DURATION APPROX (hrs)

    2 - 2.5 hrs 

    TERRAIN

    Easy

    TYPE OF HIKE

    Out and back hike. Flat trail along Lake Ontario, paved.

    GENERAL DESCRIPTION 

    Hike will be mostly along Lake Ontario with some detours to see historical War Memorials, nature sites and plenty of nice views across the lake. Every hike will head to different directions to make it more interesting. 

    REGISTRATION

    REQUIRED

    Yes. A Must.

    Leaders appreciate early registration and at least 24 hrs before the event.

    CANCELLATION

    • The club may cancel due to bad weather that may impact the safety of participants or due to low attendance.
    • If your plans change, please self-cancel as soon as possible so that other HOC members may take your spot.

    REGISTRATION OPENS

    Between 1-2 weeks before the hike

    WHAT TO BRING

    • Bring snacks and plenty of water. You may like to lunch at Hutch’s after the hike.
    • Depending on the weather wear/bring icers and hiking poles.
    • Personal First Aid and Tick Removal kits. Bring your mask
    • Always proper footwear for the hike. 

    IMPORTANT COVID REMINDERS

    The club’s Covid-19 Safety Guidelines will be observed. 


    GUIDING NOTES: 

    HIKE PACE -  Leisure: 3 km/hr or less. Moderate: 3-4 km/hr or Fast: 4-5km/hr. All paces are average and depending on the terrain. 

    TERRAIN - Easy: mostly flat and usually good footing (i.e. rail trails, Confederation Park, Bay Front Park), Moderate: some hills and/or poor footing (Bruce Trail, Dundas Valley, etc) and Challenging: steep hills and strenuous footing (Bruce Trail, some trails in Short Hills, Dundas Valley and Red Hill Valley). Please note variations can be expected with weather conditions. 


    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. 

    • 28 Apr 2021
    • 9:15 AM (EDT)
    • Hamilton
    • 9


    HIKE TITLE

    Hamilton Weekly Waterfront Walk

    DATE

    Wednesday Mornings March 31 – May 26

    HIKE LEADER(S) 

    Jim and Patti Blair

    EMAIL AND CELL NUMBER

    pblair24@cogeco.ca            905 906 6941

    GENERAL LOCATION (City/Town)

    Hamilton

    START TIME

    Meet at 9:15 for 9:30 start

    MEETING PLACE OR PARKING LOCATION

    Parking at Bayfront Park, 200 Harbour Front Dr, Hamilton.

    Hike starts near the gazebo by the water. No washrooms. 

    DISTANCE (km)

    6 kms. with option to lengthen to 8 kms +

    PACE:

    Leisure/Moderate/Fast

    Moderate: 3 - 4 kms per hour but pace may vary if you prefer a faster or slower pace 

    DURATION APPROX (hrs)

     hours +/-

    TERRAIN: 

    Easy/Moderate/Challenging

    Easy: Flat and paved. Winds off the water can be cool. Be prepared with layers etc.. 

    TYPE OF HIKE: 

    Loop, out and back, End to End

    Out and back, with some possible route variations from week to week (i.e. up to York Blvd., over to pier 4, some city sidewalks)

    GENERAL DESCRIPTION 

    Point of interests

    Along waterfront of Hamilton Harbour, Cootes Paradise and Bayfront Park. There may be some route variations. 

    Outdoor coffee stop at Williams Pub an option on nice days 

    REGISTRATION

    REQUIRED

    Yes. A Must.

    Leaders appreciate early registration and at least 24 hrs before the event.

    CANCELLATION

    • If your plans change, please self-cancel as soon as possible so that other HOC members may take your spot. 
    • The club may cancel due to bad weather that may impact the safety of participants or due to low attendance.

    REGISTRATION OPENS

    Two weeks before the hike

    WHAT TO BRING

    • Hiking boots or good walking shoes 
    • Carry: Snacks, water, extra layers, especially wind and rain protection.
    • NO WASHROOMS AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME

    IMPORTANT COVID REMINDERS

    The club’s Covid-19 Safety Guidelines will be observed. 

    GUIDING NOTES: 

    HIKE PACE -  Leisure: 3 km/hr or less. Moderate: 3-4 km/hr or Fast: 4-5km/hr. All paces are average and depending on the terrain. 

    TERRAIN - Easy: mostly flat and usually good footing (i.e. rail trails, Confederation Park, Bay Front Park), Moderate: some hills and/or poor footing (Bruce Trail, Dundas Valley, etc) and Challenging: steep hills and strenuous footing (Bruce Trail, some trails in Short Hills, Dundas Valley and Red Hill Valley). Please note variations can be expected with weather conditions. 


    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 May 2021
    • 9:15 AM (EDT)
    • Hamilton
    • 9


    HIKE TITLE

    Hamilton Weekly Waterfront Walk

    DATE

    Wednesday Mornings March 31 – May 26

    HIKE LEADER(S) 

    Freda and Clive Wright

    EMAIL AND CELL NUMBER

    fredaandclive@cogeco.ca, cell # 905-865-3685

    GENERAL LOCATION (City/Town)

    Hamilton

    START TIME

    Meet at 9:15 for 9:30 start

    MEETING PLACE OR PARKING LOCATION

    Parking at Bayfront Park, 200 Harbour Front Dr, Hamilton.

    Hike starts near the gazebo by the water. No washrooms. 

    DISTANCE (km)

    6 kms. with option to lengthen to 8 kms +

    PACE:

    Leisure/Moderate/Fast

    Moderate: 3 - 4 kms per hour but pace may vary if you prefer a faster or slower pace 

    DURATION APPROX (hrs)

     hours +/-

    TERRAIN: 

    Easy/Moderate/Challenging

    Easy: Flat and paved. Winds off the water can be cool. Be prepared with layers etc.. 

    TYPE OF HIKE: 

    Loop, out and back, End to End

    Out and back, with some possible route variations from week to week (i.e. up to York Blvd., over to pier 4, some city sidewalks)

    GENERAL DESCRIPTION 

    Point of interests

    Along waterfront of Hamilton Harbour, Cootes Paradise and Bayfront Park. There may be some route variations. 

    Outdoor coffee stop at Williams Pub an option on nice days 

    REGISTRATION

    REQUIRED

    Yes. A Must.

    Leaders appreciate early registration and at least 24 hrs before the event.

    CANCELLATION

    • If your plans change, please self-cancel as soon as possible so that other HOC members may take your spot. 
    • The club may cancel due to bad weather that may impact the safety of participants or due to low attendance.

    REGISTRATION OPENS

    Two weeks before the hike

    WHAT TO BRING

    • Hiking boots or good walking shoes 
    • Carry: Snacks, water, extra layers, especially wind and rain protection.
    • NO WASHROOMS AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME

    IMPORTANT COVID REMINDERS

    The club’s Covid-19 Safety Guidelines will be observed. 

    GUIDING NOTES: 

    HIKE PACE -  Leisure: 3 km/hr or less. Moderate: 3-4 km/hr or Fast: 4-5km/hr. All paces are average and depending on the terrain. 

    TERRAIN - Easy: mostly flat and usually good footing (i.e. rail trails, Confederation Park, Bay Front Park), Moderate: some hills and/or poor footing (Bruce Trail, Dundas Valley, etc) and Challenging: steep hills and strenuous footing (Bruce Trail, some trails in Short Hills, Dundas Valley and Red Hill Valley). Please note variations can be expected with weather conditions. 


    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 May 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (EDT)
    • Virtual
    Register

    2021 Volunteer Trip Leader Development Program

    Registration opens March 5 2021

    Halton Outdoor Club is a non-profit volunteer based club and we are seeking volunteer trip paddling leaders to help shape today and future paddling trips.  Become involved by joining us for a five part Volunteer Trip Leader Development Program. The program consists of a virtual three part series, one real live experiential on the water course and a mentor to show you the way and be part of the journey. Our purpose as a Club is:  

    Active and energized together outdoors.

    To create and sustain a community of members engaged in year-round, healthy, outdoor activities, where everyone is encouraged to participate, volunteer, learn and grow.

    Today and in the future

    Open invitation to all Club Members. Come out to find out more on May 6th 7:00pm.  Registration is required.


    Course Summary

    Three (3) virtual 90 minute classes via Zoom 
    One (1) day water (Kayak Rodeo) Sunday June 27, 2021
    Mentorship with current Volunteer Trip Leader 

    Join for all or for any

    Register separately for each event

    Course Contact

    Sandy Nay , paddling@haltonoutdoorclub.ca

    3 Virtual Classes
    90 minutes 

    Guest Speaker
    Thursday 

    7:00pm-8:30pm

    Via Zoom  

      May 6, 2021 – Class #1

    Come out to find out, HOC handbook & policies 
    Introduction; objectives of the program;  skill level required to be a trip leader; HOC best practices; mission, vision, values; types of trips (day, extended); insurance; PC requirements. 
    Guest Speakers: 3 Current HOC Volunteer Trip Leaders.

      May 13, 2021- Class #2  Register

    Risk Management.  When to “pull the plug”, change the plan.  Communication, effective positioning as a leader. Looking at the risks when environment/weather/participants are all in ‘the pool’. 
    Guest Speaker: Jeff Arbing OSKC Instructor  

      May 20, 2021- Class #3  Register

    Leadership Principles, Effective Group Communication and Management. What skills makes a good leader. How to manage group dynamics pre-during-post a trip.
    Guest Speaker : Dympna Hayes OSKC Owner   

    Cost: Free to all Club members

    1 Day Experiential Water Course
    Sunday June 27, 2021

    Kayak Rodeo Sunday June 27th  Register
    OSKC Instruction
    Live on the water experience 
    * please bring tow belt
    Cost $113.00 HOC sport subsidy 15% available.
    Contact Paddling@haltonoutdoorclub.ca for details.  
    Spots:12 
    Wait list available    

    Mentorship 

    HOC current Volunteer Trip Leaders available to mentor you throughout the season. They will help you on “how to plan a trip, organize a trip, and lead a trip. Co-leading trip(s) where possible for the season.

    # Of spots in total 

    Virtual online: Open invitation to all Club Members
    Experiential Water Course: 12 max
    Mentorship: Open invitation to all Club Members  

    Costs 

    • 3 Online classes – free
    • 1 day water experiential class with OSKC $113* 
    • Mentorship – free for season 
      * HOC course subsidy available 
    • 08 May 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 09 May 2021
    • (EDT)
    • Parry Sound

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    Wilderness First Aid Course

    May 8 - 9, 2021

    This year Ontario Sea Kayak Centre is hosting a Wilderness First Aid course with Wilderness Medical Associates. For any outdoors enthusiast having these skills could prove essential. This course is recommended as a prerequisite to taking your Paddle Canada Level 2 skills course. This course has been offered to Halton Outdoor Club members at a 10% discount on course cost only.  

    Length of course: 2 days
    Level: Beginner
    Accommodations & Meal Package: Camp Tapawingo
    Location: Parry Sound  

    Start time:  Saturday May 8th, 9:00am sharp

    Regular Course Cost : $325.00 + HST

    HOC Course Cost      : $292.50 + HST **

    ** Discount Code required: contact paddling@haltonoutdoorclub.ca
    Note: Additional Cost: $89.00+HST (Camp Tapawingo accommodations and meals)
     

    Registration online at OSKC or call OSKC for more details and to register

    ontarioseakayakcentre.com

    info@ontarioseakayakcentre.com

    905-399-1216


    • 08 May 2021
    • 9:15 AM (EDT)
    • Dundas
    • 13


    HIKE TITLE

    Up a creek – no paddle required

    DATE 

    Saturday, May 8, 2021.

    HIKE LEADER(S) 

    Clive and Freda Wright

    EMAIL AND CELL NUMBER

    fredaandclive@cogeco.ca Cell:  905 865 3685 – day of hike

    GENERAL LOCATION 

    Dundas, Ontario

    START TIME

    9:15 for 9:30 start

    MEETING PLACE OR PARKING LOCATION

    Municipal Car Park # 7D.  23 Hatt Street, Dundas L9H  2S2.  Hike will start from the Hatt Street side of the parking lot.  Parking is free.

    DISTANCE

    14 kms

    PACE:

    Leisurely / Moderate / Fast

    Moderate – 4 km per hour approximately

    DURATION APPROX 

    Approximately 3.1/2 hours of walking time.   hours with breaks.

    TERRAIN: 

    Easy / Moderate / Challenging

    Moderate.  Single track with some rocky sections,  some sidewalks,  wide trails in the valley.

    TYPE OF HIKE: 

    Loop trail.

    GENERAL DESCRIPTION 

    Point of interests

    The hike starts in Dundas and follows the historical Spencer Creek trail, joining up with the Bruce Trail.  Once on the BT the trail will start to get undulating with some rocky sections.   There will be a break at the Rail Station (washroom facilities).  We will head back into Dundas following a short section of the Sulphur Springs Trail then over to the Spring Creek Trail  leading us back into Dundas with its great assortment of restaurants, coffee shops and stores.  

    REGISTRATION REQUIRED

    Yes. A Must.  Leaders appreciate early registration and at least 24 hours before the event.

    CANCELLATION

    • If your plans change, please self-cancel as soon as possible so that other HOC members may take your spot.
    • The club may cancel due to bad weather that may impact the safety of participants or due to low attendance.

    REGISTRATION OPENS

    2 weeks prior to the hike

    WHAT TO BRING

    • Wear supportive hiking boots with good tread. Hiking poles will be helpful.
    • Dress in layers according to weather
    • Carry waterproof rainwear, snacks and water
    • Sun protection if necessary

    IMPORTANT COVID REMINDERS

    The club’s Covid-19 Safety Guidelines will be observed. 

    GUIDING NOTES: 

    HIKE PACE -  Leisure: 3 km/hr or less. Moderate: 3-4 km/hr or Fast: 4-5km/hr. All paces are average and depending on the terrain. 

    TERRAIN - Easy: mostly flat and usually good footing (i.e. rail trails, Confederation Park, Bay Front Park), Moderate: some hills and/or poor footing (Bruce Trail, Dundas Valley, etc) and Challenging: steep hills and strenuous footing (Bruce Trail, some trails in Short Hills, Dundas Valley and Red Hill Valley). Please note variations can be expected with weather conditions. 


    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. 

    • 08 May 2021
    • 10:15 AM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
    • 7743 Conservation Rd, Guelph
    • 0

    Paddling Guelph Lake Conservation Area Season Opener May 8 2021

    Registration opens March 5 2021

    Name of Trip Volunteer

    Sandy Nay

    Email of Trip Volunteer

    snay1@bell.net

    Trip Address

    Guelph Lake Conservation - Public Boat Launch

    Body of Water

    Guelph Lake Conservation Area

    Boat Launch Location

    Public Boat Launch near Island

    Arrival Time

    10:15 AM

    On the water time, ready to paddle

    11:00 AM

    Maximum number of paddlers including leader

    24

    Boat Rental Available

    No

    Launch Conditions

    Boat Ramp

    Bathroom Facilities at Launch Site

    Bathroom facilities on location

    Paddling Conditions


    Night, Fog or Heavy Rain

    No

    Wind

    Grade A - Light Less than 7 knots (13 kms/hour)

    Waves, Breaking Waves, & Swell

    Grade A - Under 1 foot waves; no breaking waves (Waves up to the deck seam; water glassy to rippled; no whitecaps)

    Landing Type

    Grade A - Frequent easy landing opportunities including gently sloping; sand; gravel or grass

    Open Crossings

    Grade A - No open crossings

    Daily Distance

    Grade B - 10 to 18 kms (6 to 11 miles)

    Current

    Grade A - None or mild Less than 1 knot (2 km/hour)

    Trip Grade Assessment

    A

    After Paddle Leisure Time


    Go to Restaurant After Paddle

    To be determined

    Trip Costs

    Participants are required to pay conservation area entrance fee. 

    Additional Information

    Circumnavigation of Guelph Lake  ~10km Conservation Area  Rec kayaks are welcome with Trip Volunteer approval. Bring lunch, water, snacks.  Dress for cold water immersion, dry suit,wet suit, cold water appropriate wear. Bring a towel and change of clothes 

    • 11 May 2021
    • 9:45 AM (EDT)
    • Hamilton
    • 9


    HIKE TITLE

    Confederation Park Hamilton

    DATE

    Every 2nd and last Tuesday of the month. Feb 23, March 9&30, April 13&27, May 11&25

    HIKE LEADER

    INFORMATION


    NAME

    Isabel Bravo

    EMAIL ADDRESS

    ibravo_13@icloud.com

    CELL #

    905.746.2217

    GENERAL LOCATION

    Hamilton

    START TIME

    Meet at 9:45 am for a 10:00 start

    MEETING PLACE OR PARKING LOCATION

    Meet at Hutch’s Restaurant, on 280 Van Wagners Beach Rd, Hamilton. Lots of free city parking lot, east side of Hutch’s

    PACE

    Moderate to fast 

    DISTANCE (km)

    8 km approx. 

    DURATION APPROX (hrs)

    2 - 2.5 hrs 

    TERRAIN

    Easy

    TYPE OF HIKE

    Out and back hike. Flat trail along Lake Ontario, paved.

    GENERAL DESCRIPTION 

    Hike will be mostly along Lake Ontario with some detours to see historical War Memorials, nature sites and plenty of nice views across the lake. Every hike will head to different directions to make it more interesting. 

    REGISTRATION

    REQUIRED

    Yes. A Must.

    Leaders appreciate early registration and at least 24 hrs before the event.

    CANCELLATION

    • The club may cancel due to bad weather that may impact the safety of participants or due to low attendance.
    • If your plans change, please self-cancel as soon as possible so that other HOC members may take your spot.

    REGISTRATION OPENS

    Between 1-2 weeks before the hike

    WHAT TO BRING

    • Bring snacks and plenty of water. You may like to lunch at Hutch’s after the hike.
    • Depending on the weather wear/bring icers and hiking poles.
    • Personal First Aid and Tick Removal kits. Bring your mask
    • Always proper footwear for the hike. 

    IMPORTANT COVID REMINDERS

    The club’s Covid-19 Safety Guidelines will be observed. 


    GUIDING NOTES: 

    HIKE PACE -  Leisure: 3 km/hr or less. Moderate: 3-4 km/hr or Fast: 4-5km/hr. All paces are average and depending on the terrain. 

    TERRAIN - Easy: mostly flat and usually good footing (i.e. rail trails, Confederation Park, Bay Front Park), Moderate: some hills and/or poor footing (Bruce Trail, Dundas Valley, etc) and Challenging: steep hills and strenuous footing (Bruce Trail, some trails in Short Hills, Dundas Valley and Red Hill Valley). Please note variations can be expected with weather conditions. 


    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. 

    • 12 May 2021
    • 9:15 AM (EDT)
    • Hamilton
    • 9


    HIKE TITLE

    Hamilton Weekly Waterfront Walk

    DATE

    Wednesday Mornings March 31 – May 26

    HIKE LEADER(S) 

    Heather Wilson

    EMAIL AND CELL NUMBER

    heatherwlsn249@gmail.com, cell # 289-259-5099

    GENERAL LOCATION (City/Town)

    Hamilton

    START TIME

    Meet at 9:15 for 9:30 start

    MEETING PLACE OR PARKING LOCATION

    Parking at Bayfront Park, 200 Harbour Front Dr, Hamilton.

    Hike starts near the gazebo by the water. No washrooms. 

    DISTANCE (km)

    6 kms. with option to lengthen to 8 kms +

    PACE:

    Leisure/Moderate/Fast

    Moderate: 3 - 4 kms per hour but pace may vary if you prefer a faster or slower pace 

    DURATION APPROX (hrs)

     hours +/-

    TERRAIN: 

    Easy/Moderate/Challenging

    Easy: Flat and paved. Winds off the water can be cool. Be prepared with layers etc.. 

    TYPE OF HIKE: 

    Loop, out and back, End to End

    Out and back, with some possible route variations from week to week (i.e. up to York Blvd., over to pier 4, some city sidewalks)

    GENERAL DESCRIPTION 

    Point of interests

    Along waterfront of Hamilton Harbour, Cootes Paradise and Bayfront Park. There may be some route variations. 

    Outdoor coffee stop at Williams Pub an option on nice days 

    REGISTRATION

    REQUIRED

    Yes. A Must.

    Leaders appreciate early registration and at least 24 hrs before the event.

    CANCELLATION

    • If your plans change, please self-cancel as soon as possible so that other HOC members may take your spot. 
    • The club may cancel due to bad weather that may impact the safety of participants or due to low attendance.

    REGISTRATION OPENS

    Two weeks before the hike

    WHAT TO BRING

    • Hiking boots or good walking shoes 
    • Carry: Snacks, water, extra layers, especially wind and rain protection.
    • NO WASHROOMS AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME

    IMPORTANT COVID REMINDERS

    The club’s Covid-19 Safety Guidelines will be observed. 

    GUIDING NOTES: 

    HIKE PACE -  Leisure: 3 km/hr or less. Moderate: 3-4 km/hr or Fast: 4-5km/hr. All paces are average and depending on the terrain. 

    TERRAIN - Easy: mostly flat and usually good footing (i.e. rail trails, Confederation Park, Bay Front Park), Moderate: some hills and/or poor footing (Bruce Trail, Dundas Valley, etc) and Challenging: steep hills and strenuous footing (Bruce Trail, some trails in Short Hills, Dundas Valley and Red Hill Valley). Please note variations can be expected with weather conditions. 


    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. 

    • 13 May 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (EDT)
    • Virtual
    Register

    2021 Volunteer Trip Leader Development Program

    Registration opens March 5 2021

    Halton Outdoor Club is a non-profit volunteer based club and we are seeking volunteer trip paddling leaders to help shape today and future paddling trips.  Become involved by joining us for a five part Volunteer Trip Leader Development Program. The program consists of a virtual three part series, one real live experiential on the water course and a mentor to show you the way and be part of the journey. Our purpose as a Club is:  

    Active and energized together outdoors.

    To create and sustain a community of members engaged in year-round, healthy, outdoor activities, where everyone is encouraged to participate, volunteer, learn and grow.

    Today and in the future

    Open invitation to all Club Members. Come out to find out more on May 6th 7:00pm.  Registration is required.


    Course Summary

    Three (3) virtual 90 minute classes via Zoom 
    One (1) day water (Kayak Rodeo) Sunday June 27, 2021
    Mentorship with current Volunteer Trip Leader 

    Join for all or for any

    Register separately for each event

    Course Contact

    Sandy Nay , paddling@haltonoutdoorclub.ca

    3 Virtual Classes
    90 minutes 

    Guest Speaker
    Thursday 

    7:00pm-8:30pm

    Via Zoom  

      May 6, 2021 – Class #1

    Come out to find out, HOC handbook & policies 
    Introduction; objectives of the program;  skill level required to be a trip leader; HOC best practices; mission, vision, values; types of trips (day, extended); insurance; PC requirements. 
    Guest Speakers: 3 Current HOC Volunteer Trip Leaders.

      May 13, 2021- Class #2

    Risk Management.  When to “pull the plug”, change the plan.  Communication, effective positioning as a leader. Looking at the risks when environment/weather/participants are all in ‘the pool’. 
    Guest Speaker: Jeff Arbing OSKC Instructor  

      May 20, 2021- Class #3  Register

    Leadership Principles, Effective Group Communication and Management. What skills makes a good leader. How to manage group dynamics pre-during-post a trip.
    Guest Speaker : Dympna Hayes OSKC Owner   

    Cost: Free to all Club members

    1 Day Experiential Water Course
    Sunday June 27, 2021

    Kayak Rodeo Sunday June 27th  Register
    OSKC Instruction
    Live on the water experience 
    * please bring tow belt
    Cost $113.00 HOC sport subsidy 15% available.
    Contact Paddling@haltonoutdoorclub.ca for details.  
    Spots:12 
    Wait list available    

    Mentorship 

    HOC current Volunteer Trip Leaders available to mentor you throughout the season. They will help you on “how to plan a trip, organize a trip, and lead a trip. Co-leading trip(s) where possible for the season.

    # Of spots in total 

    Virtual online: Open invitation to all Club Members
    Experiential Water Course: 12 max
    Mentorship: Open invitation to all Club Members  

    Costs 

    • 3 Online classes – free
    • 1 day water experiential class with OSKC $113* 
    • Mentorship – free for season 
      * HOC course subsidy available 
    • 15 May 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM (EDT)
    • Binbrook Conservation Area
    • 0

    Paddling Lake Niapenco (Binbrook Conservation Area) May 15 2021

    Registration opens March 5 2021

    Name of Trip Volunteer

    Mike Eaton

    Email of Trip Volunteer

    mt_eaton@hotmail.com

    Trip Address

    Binbrook Conservation Area

    Google Map Plus Code

    87M24528+H2

    Body of Water

    Lake Niapenco

    Boat Launch Location

    See park map

    Arrival Time

    9:30 AM

    On the water time, ready to paddle

    10:00 AM

    Maximum number of paddlers including leader

    8

    Boat Rental Available

    No

    Launch Conditions

    Boat Ramp

    Bathroom Facilities at Launch Site

    Bathroom facilities on location

    Paddling Conditions


    Night, Fog or Heavy Rain

    No

    Wind

    Grade A - Light Less than 7 knots (13 kms/hour)

    Waves, Breaking Waves, & Swell

    Grade A - Under 1 foot waves; no breaking waves (Waves up to the deck seam; water glassy to rippled; no whitecaps)

    Landing Type

    Grade A - Frequent easy landing opportunities including gently sloping; sand; gravel or grass

    Open Crossings

    Grade A - No open crossings

    Daily Distance

    Grade B - 10 to 18 kms (6 to 11 miles)

    Current

    Grade A - None or mild Less than 1 knot (2 km/hour)

    Trip Grade Assessment

    A

    After Paddle Leisure Time


    Go to Restaurant After Paddle

    To be determined

    Trip Costs

    Participants are required to pay Conservation Area entrance fee. $15 car and driver, $5 per passenger. May be cash only.

    Additional Information

    Circumnavigation of Lake Niapenco ~10km at Binbrook Conservation Area  Rec kayaks are welcome with Trip Volunteer approval.

    • 15 May 2021
    • 9:45 AM (EDT)
    • Sherwood Forest Park, Burlington
    • 13

    CENTENNIAL TRAILWAY - Sherwood Forest to HAMILTON

    Trail Riders

    RIDE LEADERS

    Rob Pegoraro & Lorraine Rohm

    RIDE LEADERS

    CONTACT

    rpegoraro@sympatico.ca

    647-884-4474

    lorraine3@cogeco.ca

    365-778-1811           

    CADENCE/PACE

    Level 1

    DESCRIPTION Paved, flat trail along former hydro easement. Quite a few street crossings.

    DISTANCE

    30km +/-

    Sherwood Forest to Hamilton

    MEETING PLACE

    & TIME

    Meet at 9:45 for a 10:00 start at Sherwood Forest Park off Burloak Dr. at Prince William Dr.

    Meeting Place Map

    START POINT

    Parking lot out & back

    REGISTRATION

    REQUIRED

    Yes.  It's important. Leaders appreciate early registration but you can register at the last minute.

    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

    2 weeks before the ride

    EXTRAS

    We stop for lunch & snacks, unless noted, so bring a lunch, snacks & water.

    IMPORTANT

    REMINDERS

    Helmet, tire repair kit including spare tube.

    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.    

    • 16 May 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • 161 Falls Street, Rockwood
    • 1

    Paddling Rockwood Conservation May 16 2021

    Registration opens March 5 2021

    Name of Trip Volunteer

    Sandy Nay

    Email of Trip Volunteer

    snay1@bell.net

    Trip Address

    161 Falls Street, Rockwood,

    Body of Water

    Conservation Lake

    Boat Launch Location

    Public Boat Launch area

    Arrival Time

    9:30 AM

    On the water time, ready to paddle

    10:15 AM

    Maximum number of paddlers including leader

    12

    Boat Rental Available

    No

    Launch Conditions

    Boat Ramp

    Bathroom Facilities at Launch Site

    Bathroom facilities on location

    Paddling Conditions


    Night, Fog or Heavy Rain

    No

    Wind

    Grade A - Light Less than 7 knots (13 kms/hour)

    Waves, Breaking Waves, & Swell

    Grade A - Under 1 foot waves; no breaking waves (Waves up to the deck seam; water glassy to rippled; no whitecaps)

    Landing Type

    Grade A - Frequent easy landing opportunities including gently sloping; sand; gravel or grass

    Open Crossings

    Grade A - No open crossings

    Daily Distance

    Grade A - Up to 10 kms (Up to 6 miles)

    Current

    Grade A - None or mild Less than 1 knot (2 km/hour)

    Trip Grade Assessment

    A

    After Paddle Leisure Time


    Go to Restaurant After Paddle

    TBD

    Trip Costs

    Park Entrance Fee

    Additional Information

    Gentle Paddle in the conservation lake. Recreation boats and sea kayaks are welcome. Bring water, lunch, snacks. Dress for cold water immersion. Dry suit, wet suit, appropriate cold water wear.   

    • 16 May 2021
    • 9:45 AM (EDT)
    • Brantford
    • 13

    RAIL TRAIL - BRANTFORD TO MT PLEASANT

    Trail Riders

    RIDE LEADERS

    Loraine Walter & Nora Fulcher

    RIDE LEADERS

    CONTACT

    arctic.lorie@gmail.com

    647-283-7304

    norafulcher363@gmail.com

    905-226-6261

    CADENCE/PACE

    Level 1

    DESCRIPTION TH&B rail trail. Mostly paved trail.

    DISTANCE

    40km +/-

    Brantford to Mt Pleasant

    MEETING PLACE

    & TIME

    Meet at 9:45 a.m. for a 10:00 departure in Brantford at parking area behind Civic Centre

    Meeting Place Map

    START POINT

    Parking lot out & back

    REGISTRATION

    REQUIRED

    Yes.  It's important. Leaders appreciate early registration but you can register at the last minute.

    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

    2 weeks before the ride

    EXTRAS

    We stop for lunch & snacks, unless noted, so bring a lunch, snacks & water.

    IMPORTANT

    REMINDERS

    Helmet, tire repair kit including spare tube.

    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.    

    • 19 May 2021
    • 9:15 AM (EDT)
    • Hamilton
    • 9


    HIKE TITLE

    Hamilton Weekly Waterfront Walk

    DATE

    Wednesday Mornings March 31 – May 26

    HIKE LEADER(S) 

    Tammy Ross

    EMAIL AND CELL NUMBER

    tammyross@rogers.com, cell # 905-518-6942

    GENERAL LOCATION (City/Town)

    Hamilton

    START TIME

    Meet at 9:15 for 9:30 start

    MEETING PLACE OR PARKING LOCATION

    Parking at Bayfront Park, 200 Harbour Front Dr, Hamilton.

    Hike starts near the gazebo by the water. No washrooms. 

    DISTANCE (km)

    6 kms. with option to lengthen to 8 kms +

    PACE:

    Leisure/Moderate/Fast

    Moderate: 3 - 4 kms per hour but pace may vary if you prefer a faster or slower pace 

    DURATION APPROX (hrs)

     hours +/-

    TERRAIN: 

    Easy/Moderate/Challenging

    Easy: Flat and paved. Winds off the water can be cool. Be prepared with layers etc.. 

    TYPE OF HIKE: 

    Loop, out and back, End to End

    Out and back, with some possible route variations from week to week (i.e. up to York Blvd., over to pier 4, some city sidewalks)

    GENERAL DESCRIPTION 

    Point of interests

    Along waterfront of Hamilton Harbour, Cootes Paradise and Bayfront Park. There may be some route variations. 

    Outdoor coffee stop at Williams Pub an option on nice days 

    REGISTRATION

    REQUIRED

    Yes. A Must.

    Leaders appreciate early registration and at least 24 hrs before the event.

    CANCELLATION

    • If your plans change, please self-cancel as soon as possible so that other HOC members may take your spot. 
    • The club may cancel due to bad weather that may impact the safety of participants or due to low attendance.

    REGISTRATION OPENS

    Two weeks before the hike

    WHAT TO BRING

    • Hiking boots or good walking shoes 
    • Carry: Snacks, water, extra layers, especially wind and rain protection.
    • NO WASHROOMS AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME

    IMPORTANT COVID REMINDERS

    The club’s Covid-19 Safety Guidelines will be observed. 

    GUIDING NOTES: 

    HIKE PACE -  Leisure: 3 km/hr or less. Moderate: 3-4 km/hr or Fast: 4-5km/hr. All paces are average and depending on the terrain. 

    TERRAIN - Easy: mostly flat and usually good footing (i.e. rail trails, Confederation Park, Bay Front Park), Moderate: some hills and/or poor footing (Bruce Trail, Dundas Valley, etc) and Challenging: steep hills and strenuous footing (Bruce Trail, some trails in Short Hills, Dundas Valley and Red Hill Valley). Please note variations can be expected with weather conditions. 


    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. 

    • 20 May 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (EDT)
    • Virtual
    Register

    2021 Volunteer Trip Leader Development Program

    Registration opens March 5 2021

    Halton Outdoor Club is a non-profit volunteer based club and we are seeking volunteer trip paddling leaders to help shape today and future paddling trips.  Become involved by joining us for a five part Volunteer Trip Leader Development Program. The program consists of a virtual three part series, one real live experiential on the water course and a mentor to show you the way and be part of the journey. Our purpose as a Club is:  

    Active and energized together outdoors.

    To create and sustain a community of members engaged in year-round, healthy, outdoor activities, where everyone is encouraged to participate, volunteer, learn and grow.

    Today and in the future

    Open invitation to all Club Members. Come out to find out more on May 6th 7:00pm.  Registration is required.


    Course Summary

    Three (3) virtual 90 minute classes via Zoom 
    One (1) day water (Kayak Rodeo) Sunday June 27, 2021
    Mentorship with current Volunteer Trip Leader 

    Join for all or for any

    Register separately for each event

    Course Contact

    Sandy Nay , paddling@haltonoutdoorclub.ca

    3 Virtual Classes
    90 minutes 

    Guest Speaker
    Thursday 

    7:00pm-8:30pm

    Via Zoom  

      May 6, 2021 – Class #1

    Come out to find out, HOC handbook & policies 
    Introduction; objectives of the program;  skill level required to be a trip leader; HOC best practices; mission, vision, values; types of trips (day, extended); insurance; PC requirements. 
    Guest Speakers: 3 Current HOC Volunteer Trip Leaders.

      May 13, 2021- Class #2

    Risk Management.  When to “pull the plug”, change the plan.  Communication, effective positioning as a leader. Looking at the risks when environment/weather/participants are all in ‘the pool’. 
    Guest Speaker: Jeff Arbing OSKC Instructor  

      May 20, 2021- Class #3

    Leadership Principles, Effective Group Communication and Management. What skills makes a good leader. How to manage group dynamics pre-during-post a trip.
    Guest Speaker : Dympna Hayes OSKC Owner   

    Cost: Free to all Club members

    1 Day Experiential Water Course
    Sunday June 27, 2021

    Kayak Rodeo Sunday June 27th  Register
    OSKC Instruction
    Live on the water experience 
    * please bring tow belt
    Cost $113.00 HOC sport subsidy 15% available.
    Contact Paddling@haltonoutdoorclub.ca for details.  
    Spots:12 
    Wait list available    

    Mentorship 

    HOC current Volunteer Trip Leaders available to mentor you throughout the season. They will help you on “how to plan a trip, organize a trip, and lead a trip. Co-leading trip(s) where possible for the season.

    # Of spots in total 

    Virtual online: Open invitation to all Club Members
    Experiential Water Course: 12 max
    Mentorship: Open invitation to all Club Members  

    Costs 

    • 3 Online classes – free
    • 1 day water experiential class with OSKC $113* 
    • Mentorship – free for season 
      * HOC course subsidy available 
    • 22 May 2021
    • 8:45 AM (EDT)
    • Guelph
    • 14
    Registration is closed

    KISSING BRIDGE TRAIL

    Trail Riders

    RIDE LEADER

    Heather Wilson

    RIDE LEADER

    CONTACT

    heatherwlsn249@gmail.com

    289-259-5099

    CADENCE/PACE

    Level 2

    DESCRIPTION Flat, packed gravel trail, some road.

    DISTANCE

    40km +/-

    Kissing Bridge Trail

    MEETING PLACE

    & TIME

    Meet at parking lot on Silvercreek Pkwy N, Guelph at 8:45 for a 9:00 start.

    Meeting Place Map

    START POINT

    Parking lot out & back

    REGISTRATION

    REQUIRED

    Yes.  It's important. Leaders appreciate early registration but you can register at the last minute.

    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

    2 weeks before the ride

    EXTRAS

    We stop for lunch & snacks, unless noted, so bring a lunch, snacks & water.

    IMPORTANT

    REMINDERS

    Helmet, tire repair kit including spare tube.

    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 May 2021
    • 12:15 PM - 4:30 PM (EDT)
    • Princess Point parking lot
    • 0

    Paddling Cootes Paradise May 22 2021

    Registration opens March 5 2021

    Name of Trip Volunteer

    Donna Barber

    Email of Trip Volunteer

    donna.barber@sympatico.ca

    Trip Address

    End of Macklin St N or end of Longwood Rd N

    Google Map Plus Code

    74F3+J8 Hamilton, Ontario

    Body of Water

    Cootes Paradise

    Arrival Time

    12:15 - 12:30 PM

    On the water time, ready to paddle

    1:00 PM

    Maximum number of paddlers including leader

    7

    Boat Rental Available

    No

    Launch Conditions

    Interesting - dock but high - land can be very muddy

    Bathroom Facilities at Launch Site

    Possibly but you may want to stop prior to arrival

    Paddling Conditions


    Night, Fog or Heavy Rain

    No

    Wind

    Grade B - Light to Moderate Up to 12 knots (22 kms/hour) – wind noticeably affects movement of paddle

    Waves, Breaking Waves, & Swell

    Grade A - Under 1 foot waves; no breaking waves (Waves up to the deck seam; water glassy to rippled; no whitecaps)

    Landing Type

    Grade A - Frequent easy landing opportunities including gently sloping; sand; gravel or grass

    Open Crossings

    Grade B - Less than 1.6 kms (Less than 1 mile)

    Daily Distance

    Grade B - 10 to 18 kms (6 to 11 miles)

    Current

    Grade A - None or mild Less than 1 knot (2 km/hour)

    Trip Grade Assessment

    B

    After Paddle Leisure Time


    Go to Restaurant After Paddle

    To be determined

    Trip Costs

    Purchase parking pass at kiosk - credit card required; RBG membership covers parking at this location

    Additional Information

    Make sure to bring sufficient water, snack, sun screen, all required safety gear.  

    • 23 May 2021
    • 8:45 AM (EDT)
    • Mississauga
    • 14
    Registration is closed

    CALEDON TRAIL

    Trail Riders

    RIDE LEADER

    Gloria Seberras

    RIDE LEADER

    CONTACT

    gloriaseberras@sympatico.ca

    416-814-9844

    CADENCE/PACE

    Level 2

    DESCRIPTION Packed gravel trail

    DISTANCE

    35km +/-

    Brickworks to Caledon East

    MEETING PLACE

    & TIME

    Meet at the parking lot at the Brickworks on Mississauga Rd N at 8:45am for a 9:00 start.

    Meeting Place Map

    START POINT

    Parking lot out & back

    REGISTRATION

    REQUIRED

    Yes.  It's important. Leaders appreciate early registration but you can register at the last minute.

    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

    2 weeks before the ride

    EXTRAS

    We stop for lunch & snacks, unless noted, so bring a lunch, snacks & water.

    IMPORTANT

    REMINDERS

    Helmet, tire repair kit including spare tube.

    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.    

    • 25 May 2021
    • 9:45 AM (EDT)
    • Hamilton
    • 9
    Registration is closed


    HIKE TITLE

    Confederation Park Hamilton

    DATE

    Every 2nd and last Tuesday of the month. Feb 23, March 9&30, April 13&27, May 11&25

    HIKE LEADER

    INFORMATION


    NAME

    Isabel Bravo

    EMAIL ADDRESS

    ibravo_13@icloud.com

    CELL #

    905.746.2217

    GENERAL LOCATION

    Hamilton

    START TIME

    Meet at 9:45 am for a 10:00 start

    MEETING PLACE OR PARKING LOCATION

    Meet at Hutch’s Restaurant, on 280 Van Wagners Beach Rd, Hamilton. Lots of free city parking lot, east side of Hutch’s

    PACE

    Moderate to fast 

    DISTANCE (km)

    8 km approx. 

    DURATION APPROX (hrs)

    2 - 2.5 hrs 

    TERRAIN

    Easy

    TYPE OF HIKE

    Out and back hike. Flat trail along Lake Ontario, paved.

    GENERAL DESCRIPTION 

    Hike will be mostly along Lake Ontario with some detours to see historical War Memorials, nature sites and plenty of nice views across the lake. Every hike will head to different directions to make it more interesting. 

    REGISTRATION

    REQUIRED

    Yes. A Must.

    Leaders appreciate early registration and at least 24 hrs before the event.

    CANCELLATION

    • The club may cancel due to bad weather that may impact the safety of participants or due to low attendance.
    • If your plans change, please self-cancel as soon as possible so that other HOC members may take your spot.

    REGISTRATION OPENS

    Between 1-2 weeks before the hike

    WHAT TO BRING

    • Bring snacks and plenty of water. You may like to lunch at Hutch’s after the hike.
    • Depending on the weather wear/bring icers and hiking poles.
    • Personal First Aid and Tick Removal kits. Bring your mask
    • Always proper footwear for the hike. 

    IMPORTANT COVID REMINDERS

    The club’s Covid-19 Safety Guidelines will be observed. 


    GUIDING NOTES: 

    HIKE PACE -  Leisure: 3 km/hr or less. Moderate: 3-4 km/hr or Fast: 4-5km/hr. All paces are average and depending on the terrain. 

    TERRAIN - Easy: mostly flat and usually good footing (i.e. rail trails, Confederation Park, Bay Front Park), Moderate: some hills and/or poor footing (Bruce Trail, Dundas Valley, etc) and Challenging: steep hills and strenuous footing (Bruce Trail, some trails in Short Hills, Dundas Valley and Red Hill Valley). Please note variations can be expected with weather conditions. 


    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. 

    • 26 May 2021
    • 9:15 AM (EDT)
    • Hamilton
    • 9
    Registration is closed


    HIKE TITLE

    Hamilton Weekly Waterfront Walk

    DATE

    Wednesday Mornings March 31 – May 26

    HIKE LEADER(S) 

    Jim and Patti Blair

    EMAIL AND CELL NUMBER

    pblair24@cogeco.ca            905 906 6941

    GENERAL LOCATION (City/Town)

    Hamilton

    START TIME

    Meet at 9:15 for 9:30 start

    MEETING PLACE OR PARKING LOCATION

    Parking at Bayfront Park, 200 Harbour Front Dr, Hamilton.

    Hike starts near the gazebo by the water. No washrooms. 

    DISTANCE (km)

    6 kms. with option to lengthen to 8 kms +

    PACE:

    Leisure/Moderate/Fast

    Moderate: 3 - 4 kms per hour but pace may vary if you prefer a faster or slower pace 

    DURATION APPROX (hrs)

     hours +/-

    TERRAIN: 

    Easy/Moderate/Challenging

    Easy: Flat and paved. Winds off the water can be cool. Be prepared with layers etc.. 

    TYPE OF HIKE: 

    Loop, out and back, End to End

    Out and back, with some possible route variations from week to week (i.e. up to York Blvd., over to pier 4, some city sidewalks)

    GENERAL DESCRIPTION 

    Point of interests

    Along waterfront of Hamilton Harbour, Cootes Paradise and Bayfront Park. There may be some route variations. 

    Outdoor coffee stop at Williams Pub an option on nice days 

    REGISTRATION

    REQUIRED

    Yes. A Must.

    Leaders appreciate early registration and at least 24 hrs before the event.

    CANCELLATION

    • If your plans change, please self-cancel as soon as possible so that other HOC members may take your spot. 
    • The club may cancel due to bad weather that may impact the safety of participants or due to low attendance.

    REGISTRATION OPENS

    Two weeks before the hike

    WHAT TO BRING

    • Hiking boots or good walking shoes 
    • Carry: Snacks, water, extra layers, especially wind and rain protection.
    • NO WASHROOMS AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME

    IMPORTANT COVID REMINDERS

    The club’s Covid-19 Safety Guidelines will be observed. 

    GUIDING NOTES: 

    HIKE PACE -  Leisure: 3 km/hr or less. Moderate: 3-4 km/hr or Fast: 4-5km/hr. All paces are average and depending on the terrain. 

    TERRAIN - Easy: mostly flat and usually good footing (i.e. rail trails, Confederation Park, Bay Front Park), Moderate: some hills and/or poor footing (Bruce Trail, Dundas Valley, etc) and Challenging: steep hills and strenuous footing (Bruce Trail, some trails in Short Hills, Dundas Valley and Red Hill Valley). Please note variations can be expected with weather conditions. 


    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. 

    • 26 May 2021
    • 9:45 AM (EDT)
    • Paris
    • 14
    Registration is closed

    PARIS TO CAMBRIDGE RAIL TRAIL

    Trail Riders

    RIDE LEADER

    Sandy Nay

    RIDE LEADER

    snay1@bell.net

    289-878-4050 

    CADENCE/PACE

    Level 1

    DESCRIPTION Packed gravel trail

    DISTANCE

    35km +/-

    Paris to Cambridge

    MEETING PLACE

    & TIME

    Meet at P 58.2 (Paris) on Willow St. at 9:45 a.m. for a 10:00 a.m. start. 

    Meeting Place Map

    START POINT

    Parking lot out & back

    REGISTRATION

    REQUIRED

    Yes.  It's important. Leaders appreciate early registration but you can register at the last minute.

    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

    2 weeks before the ride

    EXTRAS

    We stop for lunch & snacks, unless noted, so bring a lunch, snacks & water. Lunch stop at Churchill Park.

    IMPORTANT

    REMINDERS

    Helmet, tire repair kit including spare tube.

    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 May 2021
    • 9:15 AM (EDT)
    • Hamilton
    • 14
    Registration is closed

    CHIPPEWA TRAIL

    Trail Riders

    RIDE LEADER

    Janina Vanderpost

    RIDE LEADER

    CONTACT

    vanderpostjm@gmail.com

    905-521-2296

    CADENCE/PACE

    Level 1

    DESCRIPTION Packed gravel trail.

    DISTANCE

    35km +/-

    Hamilton towards Caledonia

    MEETING PLACE

    & TIME

    Meet at parking lot at the northeast corner of Arbour Rd and Stone Church Rd East, 1525 Stone Church Rd East, Hamilton at 9:15 for a 9:30 start.

    Meeting Place Map

    START POINT

    Parking lot out & back

    REGISTRATION

    REQUIRED

    Yes.  It's important. Leaders appreciate early registration but you can register at the last minute.

    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

    2 weeks before the ride

    EXTRAS

    We stop for lunch & snacks, unless noted, so bring a lunch, snacks & water.

    IMPORTANT

    REMINDERS

    Helmet, tire repair kit including spare tube.

    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 May 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • 1232 Rivers Edge Dr, West Montrose (Elmira)
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Paddling Upper Grand River (Car Shuttle) May 29 2021

    Registration opens March 5 2021

    Name of Trip Volunteer(s)

    Sandy Nay, Judy Dragun

    Email of Trip Volunteer(s)

    snay1@bell.net

    cleojade001@yahoo.ca

    Trip Address

    Google 42 Peel St which is a house that is beside the river bank that we can gain access to the river.

    Body of Water

    Grand River

    Boat Launch Location

    Peel St Winterbourne

    Arrival Time

    9:30 AM

    On the water time, ready to paddle

    10:15 AM

    Maximum number of paddlers including leader

    12

    Boat Rental Available

    No

    Launch Conditions

    Sand and pebbles

    Bathroom Facilities at Launch Site

    None

    Paddling Conditions


    Night, Fog or Heavy Rain

    No

    Wind

    Grade A - Light Less than 7 knots (13 kms/hour)

    Waves, Breaking Waves, & Swell

    Grade A - Under 1 foot waves; no breaking waves (Waves up to the deck seam; water glassy to rippled; no whitecaps)

    Landing Type

    Grade A - Frequent easy landing opportunities including gently sloping; sand; gravel or grass

    Open Crossings

    Grade A - No open crossings

    Daily Distance

    Grade B - 10 to 18 kms (6 to 11 miles)

    Current

    Grade B - Mild currents Up to 2 knots (4 km/hour) current increases / decreases group speed by half

    Trip Grade Assessment

    B

    After Paddle Leisure Time


    Go to Restaurant After Paddle

    To be determined

    Additional Information

    Recreation Boat and Sea Kayak appropriate. Upper Grand begins at West Montrose bridge Elmira, finishes at Pioneer Tower (Kitchener). This will be a self/partner car shuttle trip. Drop off gear and then drive cars to parking lot at Pioneer Tower. The spring flow of the river will determine the amount of time we go down the river. Bring lunch, snacks, water. Dress for cold water immersion. Dry suit, wet suit, appropriate cold water clothes. Change of clothes, towel. Depending on volume of water may experience low gravel points in the river during the trip.

    • 30 May 2021
    • 8:45 AM (EDT)
    • Hillsburgh
    • 13
    Registration is closed

    ELORA CATARACT TRAIL

    Trail Riders

    RIDE LEADERS

    Loraine Walter & Nora Fulcher

    RIDE LEADERS

    CONTACT

    arctic.lorie@gmail.com

    647-283-7304

    norafulcher363@gmail.com

    905-226-6261

    CADENCE/PACE

    Level 2

    DESCRIPTION Packed gravel trail

    DISTANCE

    50km +/-

    Hillsburgh to Belwood Lake

    MEETING PLACE

    & TIME

    Meet at 8:45 for a 9:00 start at the parking lot on Station Rd., just off Trafalgar Rd., Hillsburgh ON.

    Meeting Place Map

    START POINT

    Parking lot out & back

    REGISTRATION

    REQUIRED

    Yes.  It's important. Leaders appreciate early registration but you can register at the last minute.

    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

    2 weeks before the ride

    EXTRAS

    We stop for lunch & snacks, unless noted, so bring a lunch, snacks & water.

    IMPORTANT

    REMINDERS

    Helmet, tire repair kit including spare tube.

    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.    

    • 30 May 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM (EDT)
    • Bronte Harbour
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Paddling Twelve Mile Creek (Bronte Harbour) May 30 2021

    Registration opens March 5 2021

    Name of Trip Volunteer

    Sandy Nay

    Email of Trip Volunteer

    snay1@bell.net

    Body of Water

    Creek, maybe Lake Ontario based on weather/wind

    Boat Launch Location

    Meet at upper parking lot, launch in marina area

    Arrival Time

    9:30 AM

    On the water time, ready to paddle

    10:15 AM

    Maximum number of paddlers including leader

    12

    Boat Rental Available

    No

    Launch Conditions

    Boat Ramp

    Bathroom Facilities at Launch Site

    Bathroom facilities on location

    Paddling Conditions


    Night, Fog or Heavy Rain

    No

    Wind

    Grade A - Light Less than 7 knots (13 kms/hour)

    Waves, Breaking Waves, & Swell

    Grade A - Under 1 foot waves; no breaking waves (Waves up to the deck seam; water glassy to rippled; no whitecaps)

    Landing Type

    Grade B - Frequent landing opportunities including docks or moderate sloping banks; brush or overhanging trees

    Open Crossings

    Grade A - No open crossings

    Daily Distance

    Grade A - Up to 10 kms (Up to 6 miles)

    Current

    Grade A - None or mild Less than 1 knot (2 km/hour)

    Trip Grade Assessment

    A

    After Paddle Leisure Time


    Go to Restaurant After Paddle

    To be determined

    Additional Information

    Trip up the Twelve Mile Creek in Bronte. Spring flow so may experince some current. May go into Lake Ontario to land at beach for snack. Weather dependent. Open to recreation boat and sea kayak. Dress for cold water immerison, dry suit, wet suit, appropriate cold water clothes. Bring lunch, snack, water.

    • 03 Jun 2021
    • 9:45 AM (EDT)
    • St Catharines
    • 13
    Registration is closed

    WELLAND CANAL

    Trail Riders

    RIDE LEADERS

    Liz Gibbon & Ann Benisius

    RIDE LEADERS

    CONTACT

    egibbon@cogeco.ca

    905-616-4187

    ann_beniusis@hotmail.com

    289-684-0974

    CADENCE/PACE

    Level 2

    DESCRIPTION

    Paved trail, a couple of steep hills.

    World Bicycle Day

    DISTANCE

    60km +/-

    St Catharines to Merritt Island, Welland

    MEETING PLACE

    & TIME

    Meet at Charles Ansell Park parking lot, on Bunting Rd St Catharines at 9:45 for a 10:00 start.

    Meeting Place Map

    START POINT

    Parking lot out & back

    REGISTRATION

    REQUIRED

    Yes.  It's important. Leaders appreciate early registration but you can register at the last minute.

    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

    2 weeks before the ride

    EXTRAS

    We stop for lunch & snacks, unless noted, so bring a lunch, snacks & water.

    IMPORTANT

    REMINDERS

    Helmet, tire repair kit including spare tube.

    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 Jun 2021
    • 6:30 PM (EDT)
    • Oakville
    • 14
    Registration is closed

    NORTH OAKVILLE TRAILS

    Trail Riders

    RIDE LEADER

    Heather Wilson

    RIDE LEADER

    CONTACT

    heatherwlsn249@gmail.com

    289-259-5099

    CADENCE/PACE

    Level 2

    DESCRIPTION Route may vary from week to week but generally covers the trail network in North Oakville, East/West of 16 Mile Creek.

    DISTANCE

    20-30 km

    MEETING PLACE

    & TIME

    Meet for 6:30 pm departure at the parking lot at the corner of Old Upper Middle Rd & McCraney St.

    Be sure to register online!

    Meeting Place Map

    START POINT

    Parking lot out & back

    REGISTRATION

    REQUIRED

    Yes.  It's important. Leaders appreciate early registration but you can register at the last minute.

    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

    2 weeks before the ride

    EXTRAS


    IMPORTANT

    REMINDERS

    Helmet, tire repair kit including spare tube.

    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 Jun 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 06 Jun 2021
    • (EDT)
    • Halton Region
    • 4

    Exclusive to HOC

    Paddle Canada Basic Kayak Instructor Certification


    Open to all Halton Outdoor Club Members who would like to be certified for Paddle Canada Basic Kayak Instructor. This is an exclusive offer to HOC group rate based.


    Course is instructed by Horizons Adventures 


    DateTwo weekends (1) June 5-6, 2021 (2) June 12-13, 2021 

    Location: Halton Region

    Cost: $635.88

    Registration opens Mar 5 2021

    Information Sheet

    • 05 Jun 2021
    • 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • Valens Conservation Area
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Paddling Practice and Play - Paddle Skills (Session 1) Jun 5 2021

    Registration opens March 5 2021

    Name of Trip Volunteer

    Mike Eaton

    Email of Trip Volunteer

    mt_eaton@hotmail.com

    Trip Address

    Valens Conservation Area

    Google Map Plus Code

    86MX9VP5+CM

    Body of Water

    Valens Lake

    Boat Launch Location

    See Google Map Plus Code above

    Arrival Time

    8:30 AM

    On the water time, ready to paddle

    9:00 AM

    Maximum number of paddlers including leader

    12

    Boat Rental Available

    No

    Launch Conditions

    Boat Ramp

    Bathroom Facilities at Launch Site

    Bathroom facilities on location

    Paddling Conditions


    Night, Fog or Heavy Rain

    No

    Wind

    Grade A - Light Less than 7 knots (13 kms/hour)

    Waves, Breaking Waves, & Swell

    Grade A - Under 1 foot waves; no breaking waves (Waves up to the deck seam; water glassy to rippled; no whitecaps)

    Landing Type

    Grade A - Frequent easy landing opportunities including gently sloping; sand; gravel or grass

    Open Crossings

    Grade A - No open crossings

    Daily Distance

    Grade A - Up to 10 kms (Up to 6 miles)

    Current

    Grade A - None or mild Less than 1 knot (2 km/hour)

    Trip Grade Assessment

    A

    After Paddle Leisure Time


    Go to Restaurant After Paddle

    No

    Trip Costs

    Session is free to HOC members.  Attendees are responsible for conservation area admission of $15/car and driver + $5 per additional person.

    Additional Information

    Come join us for a day paddle on Valens Lake where we will practice many of the fundamental paddle skills to get us ready for the trips and lessons upcoming in the year. Several of the Padddle Committee members will be present to share tips and tricks with anyone interested. At the end of the session we will practice our wet exits, assisted, and unassisted re-entries so you can check that off for the season.

    • 05 Jun 2021
    • 8:45 AM (EDT)
    • Brantford
    • 14
    Registration is closed

    BRANTFORD DIKE - SC JOHNSON TRAIL

    Trail Riders

    RIDE LEADER

    Heather Wilson

    RIDE LEADER

    CONTACT

    heatherwlsn249@gmail.com

    289-259-5099

    CADENCE/PACE

    Level 1

    DESCRIPTION Packed gravel, some paved trail.

    DISTANCE

    35km +/-

    Mohawk Park through Brantford Waterworks & on.

    MEETING PLACE

    & TIME

    Meet at Mohawk Park, Forest Rd, Brantford at 8:45 for a 9:00 start.

    Meeting Place Map

    START POINT

    Parking lot out & back

    REGISTRATION

    REQUIRED

    Yes.  It's important. Leaders appreciate early registration but you can register at the last minute.

    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

    2 weeks before the ride

    EXTRAS

    We stop for lunch & snacks, unless noted, so bring a lunch, snacks & water.

    IMPORTANT

    REMINDERS

    Helmet, tire repair kit including spare tube.

    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 Jun 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM (EDT)
    • Chippawa Boat Ramp & Naisbitt Parkette
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Paddling Welland River/Lyons Creek Jun 5 2021

    Registration opens March 5 2021

    Name of Trip Volunteer(s)

    Paul Humber, Peggy Humber

    Email of Trip Volunteer(s)

    ph48chief@gmail.com

    Trip Address

    4379 Lyons Creek Rd. Niagara Falls ON L2G

    Google Map Plus Code

    87M23W2Q+GG

    Body of Water

    Welland River/Lyons Creek

    Boat Launch Location

    Same as above

    Arrival Time

    9:30 AM

    On the water time, ready to paddle

    10:00 AM

    Maximum number of paddlers including leader

    12

    Boat Rental Available

    No

    Launch Conditions

    Boat ramp or sand and pebble beach

    Bathroom Facilities at Launch Site

    No

    Paddling Conditions


    Night, Fog or Heavy Rain

    No

    Wind

    Grade A - Light Less than 7 knots (13 kms/hour)

    Waves, Breaking Waves, & Swell

    Grade A - Under 1 foot waves; no breaking waves (Waves up to the deck seam; water glassy to rippled; no whitecaps)

    Landing Type

    Grade A - Frequent easy landing opportunities including gently sloping; sand; gravel or grass

    Open Crossings

    Grade A - No open crossings

    Daily Distance

    Grade B - 10 to 18 kms (6 to 11 miles)

    Current

    Grade A - None or mild Less than 1 knot (2 km/hour)

    Trip Grade Assessment

    A

    After Paddle Leisure Time


    Go to Restaurant After Paddle

    No

    Additional Information

    If we choose to paddle Lyons Creek there are less places to take a shore break. They will be muddy/weedy when a spot is located.

    • 06 Jun 2021
    • 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • Valens Conservation Area
    • 3
    Register

    Paddling Practice and Play - Paddle Skills (Session 2) Jun 6 2021

    Registration opens March 5 2021

    Name of Trip Volunteer

    Mike Eaton

    Email of Trip Volunteer

    mt_eaton@hotmail.com

    Trip Address

    Valens Conservation Area

    Google Map Plus Code

    86MX9VP5+CM

    Body of Water

    Valens Lake

    Boat Launch Location

    See Google Map Plus Code above

    Arrival Time

    8:30 AM

    On the water time, ready to paddle

    9:00 AM

    Maximum number of paddlers including leader

    12

    Boat Rental Available

    No

    Launch Conditions

    Boat Ramp

    Bathroom Facilities at Launch Site

    Bathroom facilities on location

    Paddling Conditions


    Night, Fog or Heavy Rain

    No

    Wind

    Grade A - Light Less than 7 knots (13 kms/hour)

    Waves, Breaking Waves, & Swell

    Grade A - Under 1 foot waves; no breaking waves (Waves up to the deck seam; water glassy to rippled; no whitecaps)

    Landing Type

    Grade A - Frequent easy landing opportunities including gently sloping; sand; gravel or grass

    Open Crossings

    Grade A - No open crossings

    Daily Distance

    Grade A - Up to 10 kms (Up to 6 miles)

    Current

    Grade A - None or mild Less than 1 knot (2 km/hour)

    Trip Grade Assessment

    A

    After Paddle Leisure Time


    Go to Restaurant After Paddle

    No

    Trip Costs

    Session is free to HOC members.  Attendees are responsible for conservation area admission of $15/car and driver + $5 per additional person.

    Additional Information

    Come join us for a day paddle on Valens Lake where we will practice many of the fundamental paddle skills to get us ready for the trips and lessons upcoming in the year. Several of the Padddle Committee members will be present to share tips and tricks with anyone interested. At the end of the session we will practice our wet exits, assisted, and unassisted re-entries so you can check that off for the season.

    • 06 Jun 2021
    • 8:45 AM (EDT)
    • Toronto
    • 13
    Registration is closed

    HUMBER VALLEY TRAIL

    Trail Riders

    RIDE LEADERS

    Rob Pegoraro & Lorraine Rohm

    RIDE LEADERS

    CONTACT

    rpegoraro@sympatico.ca

    647-884-4474

    lorraine3@cogeco.ca

    365-778-1811

    CADENCE/PACE

    Level 1

    DESCRIPTION Mostly paved, few gentle hills.

    DISTANCE

    30km +/-

    Humber Valley Trail

    MEETING PLACE

    & TIME

    Meet at 8:45 for a 9:00 start at the West Humber Parkland parking lot on the west side of Albion Rd & north side of Irwin Rd in the parking lot.

    Meeting Place Map

    START POINT

    Parking lot out & back

    REGISTRATION

    REQUIRED

    Yes.  It's important. Leaders appreciate early registration but you can register at the last minute.

    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

    2 weeks before the ride

    EXTRAS

    We stop for lunch & snacks, unless noted, so bring a lunch, snacks & water.

    IMPORTANT

    REMINDERS

    Helmet, tire repair kit including spare tube.

    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.    

    • 09 Jun 2021
    • 9:15 AM (EDT)
    • Mount Pleasant
    • 14
    Registration is closed

    LE&N RAIL TRAIL - MT PLEASANT TO WATERFORD

    Trail Riders

    RIDE LEADER

    Janina Vanderpost

    RIDE LEADER

    CONTACT

    vanderpostjm@gmail.com

    905-521-2296

    CADENCE/PACE

    Level 2

    DESCRIPTION Some paved, mostly packed gravel, & flat trail.

    DISTANCE

    45km +/-

    Mt Pleasant to Waterford

    MEETING PLACE

    & TIME

    Meet at the tennis courts on Burtch Rd., Mt Pleasant. Tennis courts are approximately 500m west on Burtch Rd from the Windmill Country Market. Meet at 9:15 for a 9:30 start.

    Meeting Place Map

    START POINT

    Parking lot out & back

    REGISTRATION

    REQUIRED

    Yes.  It's important. Leaders appreciate early registration but you can register at the last minute.

    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

    2 weeks before the ride

    EXTRAS

    We stop for lunch & snacks, unless noted, so bring a lunch, snacks & water.

    Lunch/break near Waterford Antique Market.

    IMPORTANT

    REMINDERS

    Helmet, tire repair kit including spare tube.

    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.    

    • 11 Jun 2021
    • 6:30 PM (EDT)
    • Oakville
    • 14
    Registration is closed

    NORTH OAKVILLE TRAILS

    Trail Riders

    RIDE LEADER

    Heather Wilson

    RIDE LEADER

    CONTACT

    heatherwlsn249@gmail.com

    289-259-5099

    CADENCE/PACE

    Level 2

    DESCRIPTION Route may vary from week to week but generally covers the trail network in North Oakville, East/West of 16 Mile Creek.

    DISTANCE

    20-30 km

    MEETING PLACE

    & TIME

    Meet for 6:30 pm departure at the parking lot at the corner of Old Upper Middle Rd & McCraney St.

    Be sure to register online!

    Meeting Place Map

    START POINT

    Parking lot out & back

    REGISTRATION

    REQUIRED

    Yes.  It's important. Leaders appreciate early registration but you can register at the last minute.

    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

    2 weeks before the ride

    EXTRAS


    IMPORTANT

    REMINDERS

    Helmet, tire repair kit including spare tube.

    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.    

    • 12 Jun 2021
    • 8:45 AM (EDT)
    • Mississauga
    • 14
    Registration is closed

    PORT CREDIT TO SUNNYSIDE PARK

    Trail Riders

    RIDE LEADER

    Heather Wilson

    RIDE LEADER

    CONTACT

    heatherwlsn249@gmail.com

    289-259-5099

    CADENCE/PACE

    Level 1

    DESCRIPTION Paved trail

    DISTANCE

    30km +/-

    Port Credit to Sunnyside Park

    MEETING PLACE

    & TIME

    Meet at 8:45 for a 9:00 start at the parking lot closest to the lake at the bottom of Mississauga Rd in Port Credit.

    Meeting Place Map

    START POINT

    Parking lot out & back

    REGISTRATION

    REQUIRED

    Yes.  It's important. Leaders appreciate early registration but you can register at the last minute.

    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

    2 weeks before the ride

    EXTRAS

    We stop for lunch & snacks, unless noted, so bring a lunch, snacks & water.

    IMPORTANT

    REMINDERS

    Helmet, tire repair kit including spare tube.

    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.    

    • 12 Jun 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Valens Conservation Area
    • 5
    Register

    Paddling Practice and Play - Safety and Rescue Skills (Session 1) Jun 12 2021

    Registration opens March 5 2021

    Name of Trip Volunteer

    Mike Eaton

    Email of Trip Volunteer

    mt_eaton@hotmail.com

    Trip Address

    Valens Conservation Area

    Google Map Plus Code

    86MX9VP5+CM

    Body of Water

    Valens Lake

    Boat Launch Location

    See Google Map Plus Code above

    Arrival Time

    9:00 AM

    On the water time, ready to paddle

    9:30 AM

    Maximum number of paddlers including leader

    12

    Boat Rental Available

    No

    Launch Conditions

    Boat Ramp

    Bathroom Facilities at Launch Site

    Bathroom facilities on location

    Paddling Conditions


    Night, Fog or Heavy Rain

    No

    Wind

    Grade A - Light Less than 7 knots (13 kms/hour)

    Waves, Breaking Waves, & Swell

    Grade A - Under 1 foot waves; no breaking waves (Waves up to the deck seam; water glassy to rippled; no whitecaps)

    Landing Type

    Grade A - Frequent easy landing opportunities including gently sloping; sand; gravel or grass

    Open Crossings

    Grade A - No open crossings

    Daily Distance

    Grade A - Up to 10 kms (Up to 6 miles)

    Current

    Grade A - None or mild Less than 1 knot (2 km/hour)

    Trip Grade Assessment

    A

    After Paddle Leisure Time


    Go to Restaurant After Paddle

    No

    Trip Costs

    Session is free to HOC members.  Attendees are responsible for conservation area admission of $15/car and driver + $5 per additional person.

    Additional Information

    Come join us for a half day paddle on Valens Lake where we will practice many of the fundamental safety, re-entry, and rescue skills to get us ready for the trips and lessons upcoming in the year. Several of the Padddle Committee members will be present to share tips and tricks with anyone interested. We will be practicing a wide selection of re-entries. As we will be practicing wet exits, assisted, and unassisted re-entries, you can check that off for the season.

    • 12 Jun 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM (EDT)
    • 4579 Twenty-First St, Vineland
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Paddling Jordan Harbour Jun 12 2021

    Registration opens March 5 2021

    Name of Trip Volunteer(s)

    Donna Barber and Paul Humber

    Email of Trip Volunteer(s)

    donna.barber@sympatico.ca

    Trip Address

    Jordan Harbour Conservation Area 4579 Twenty - FIrst St, Vineland

    Body of Water

    Jordan Harbour/Lake Ontario

    Boat Launch Location

    Jordan Harbour Conservation Area

    Arrival Time

    9:30 AM

    On the water time, ready to paddle

    10:15 AM

    Maximum number of paddlers including leader

    14

    Boat Rental Available

    No

    Launch Conditions

    Boat Ramp

    Bathroom Facilities at Launch Site

    Portapotty

    Paddling Conditions


    Night, Fog or Heavy Rain

    No

    Wind

    Grade B - Light to Moderate Up to 12 knots (22 kms/hour) – wind noticeably affects movement of paddle

    Waves, Breaking Waves, & Swell

    Grade B - Waves up to 2 feet; no breaking waves (Waves up to armpit; light to moderate chop; scattered whitecaps)

    Landing Type

    Grade B - Frequent landing opportunities including docks or moderate sloping banks; brush or overhanging trees

    Open Crossings

    Grade A - No open crossings

    Daily Distance

    Grade B - 10 to 18 kms (6 to 11 miles)

    Current

    Grade A - None or mild Less than 1 knot (2 km/hour)

    Trip Grade Assessment

    B

    After Paddle Leisure Time


    Go to Restaurant After Paddle

    No

    Trip Costs

    Park Entrance Fee 

    Additional Information

    Bring sufficient water, snack, sun screen, all required safety gear. Paddle will be in two parts - a.m. paddle on Jordan Harbour until approx 12:00 - 12:30; lunch break - bring lunch and snack at the Conservation area. In the afternoon, approx 1:00 we will go out onto Lake Ontario to see the wreck and tour along the shore line. Lake Ontario is weather or condition permitting.

    • 12 Jun 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • Valens Conservation Area
    • 6
    Register

    Paddling Practice and Play - Safety and Rescue Skills (Session 2) Jun 12 2021

    Registration opens March 5 2021

    Name of Trip Volunteer

    Mike Eaton

    Email of Trip Volunteer

    mt_eaton@hotmail.com

    Trip Address

    Valens Conservation Area

    Google Map Plus Code

    86MX9VP5+CM

    Body of Water

    Valens Lake

    Boat Launch Location

    See Google Map Plus Code above

    Arrival Time

    1:00 PM

    On the water time, ready to paddle

    1:30 PM

    Maximum number of paddlers including leader

    12

    Boat Rental Available

    No

    Launch Conditions

    Boat Ramp

    Bathroom Facilities at Launch Site

    Bathroom facilities on location

    Paddling Conditions


    Night, Fog or Heavy Rain

    No

    Wind

    Grade A - Light Less than 7 knots (13 kms/hour)

    Waves, Breaking Waves, & Swell

    Grade A - Under 1 foot waves; no breaking waves (Waves up to the deck seam; water glassy to rippled; no whitecaps)

    Landing Type

    Grade A - Frequent easy landing opportunities including gently sloping; sand; gravel or grass

    Open Crossings

    Grade A - No open crossings

    Daily Distance

    Grade A - Up to 10 kms (Up to 6 miles)

    Current

    Grade A - None or mild Less than 1 knot (2 km/hour)

    Trip Grade Assessment

    A

    After Paddle Leisure Time


    Go to Restaurant After Paddle

    No

    Trip Costs

    Session is free to HOC members.  Attendees are responsible for conservation area admission of $15/car and driver + $5 per additional person.

    Additional Information

    Come join us for a half day paddle on Valens Lake where we will practice many of the fundamental safety, re-entry, and rescue skills to get us ready for the trips and lessons upcoming in the year. Several of the Padddle Committee members will be present to share tips and tricks with anyone interested. We will be practicing a wide selection of re-entries. As we will be practicing wet exits, assisted, and unassisted re-entries, you can check that off for the season.

    • 13 Jun 2021
    • 8:45 AM (EDT)
    • Hillsburgh
    • 14
    Registration is closed

    ELORA CATARACT TRAIL

    Trail Riders

    RIDE LEADER

    Sue Dane

    RIDE LEADER

    CONTACT

    sue@speechability.ca

    905-464-0363

    CADENCE/PACE

    Level 1

    DESCRIPTION Packed gravel flat trail

    DISTANCE

    30km +/-

    Hillsburgh to Forks of Credit

    MEETING PLACE

    & TIME

    Meet 8:45 for a 9:00 start at the parking lot on Station Rd., just off Trafalgar Rd., Hillsburgh ON.

    Meeting Place Map

    START POINT

    Parking lot out & back

    REGISTRATION

    REQUIRED

    Yes.  It's important. Leaders appreciate early registration but you can register at the last minute.

    Trip leaders will be able to email you