Due to the extension of the provincewide stay-at-home order all HOC in-person events have been cancelled until June 2nd
The Halton Outdoor Club offers an extensive hiking program to a variety of destinations with options for various levels of hiking. This sport is a year-round activity in the Halton Outdoor Club. We aim to get groups of people of all ages to actively explore destinations near and far on foot.
Our day hikes, posted on the website and in our newsletters, are led by experienced volunteer members of the Halton Outdoor Club. Some hikes are offered in conjunction with other local hiking organizations such as the Iroquoia Bruce Trail Club which is part of the Bruce Trail Conservancy (BTC). You may choose to belong to BTC as well in order to expand your hiking experience in Southern Ontario.
Local day hikes are free of charge unless a fee is required to enter a Conservation Area in order to access a trail.
Bus Day Hikes
When the Club often hires a bus to take hikers to Niagara, Caledon or destinations further afield, a modest fee is charged to cover the cost. In order to ensure that both beginners and more experienced hikers enjoy themselves, usually a short and longer hike are offered on each trip. When registrations warrant, a medium hike may also be offered. Bring a lunch and plenty of water as well as proper footwear, rainwear, bug repellent and sunscreen as appropriate.
Short Breaks, 2-5 Days
The Club offers hiking holidays for all levels of hikers. We travel by luxury coach and stay in comfortable hotels in such places as Killarney, Ottawa, Pennsylvania and the Finger Lakes in New York State where we hike on regional trails in State and Provincial Parks. Because we're a not-for-profit club, the cost of these trips is modest because we simply have to cover costs. Registration for these trips is done on the website on a first come, first serve basis. The sign up process is explained in the newsletter.
If adventure travel is your style, the Halton Outdoor Club offers club trips to international destinations. For example, the club has organized hiking trips to Great Britain, the Grand Canyon, China, Italy, Newfoundland, Australia, Chile and Argentina. These trips are planned by experienced club members and the hikes are well researched and led by our own members or by professional guides.
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