Collect Hiking Badges
The Beaver Valley Bruce Trail Club holds a number of hiking events to challenge and inspire anyone who considers themselves a hiker. Some are organized hiking events and others can be completed by independent hikers on self-guided routes.
Self-guided hikers who keep a record of completed badge hikes can opt to purchase the hike badge once the required trails have been successfully navigated at a cost of $5.00 per badge. Note that badges must be earned independently from each other. A hike cannot be counted to earn multiple badges. Badge submissions must include your hike log, a self-addressed envelope and payment. Mail submissions to BVBTC, P.O. Box 3251 Meaford, ON N4L 1A5.
Payments can be made by either cheque or Interac e-Transfer:
- Cheques: Make payable to the Beaver Valley Bruce Trail Club and include with your mailed submission.
- Interac e-Transfers: Send payment to email@example.com. With your mailed submission include, your email address, contact phone number and the answer to your security question, exactly as typed. Note that your bank may have a minimum payment higher than the cost of one badge.
Independent hikers in a single car can arrange for a shuttle by a BVBTC volunteer to the start of their hike. See Trail Angels for details about this service.
Independent hikers can earn the Beaver Valley Apple End-to-End badge by keeping a log of their hikes as they walk the entire length of the white-blazed main trail (114.3 km) in the Beaver Valley section of the Bruce Trail. Maps 24-28.
The Beaver Valley End-to-End badge (right) is awarded to registered participants who complete the biennial Beaver Valley End-to-End event held over two weekends around Labour Day. Registration fee includes transportation, refreshments and the End-to-End badge. View photos of our most recent End-to-End Biennial event. The next Beaver Valley End-to-End event will be held in the fall of 2019.
Falling Water Trail Badges
The Falling Water Trail is a 31.1 km loop which includes hiking the east and west sides of the Beaver Valley trail from km 47.8 to km 76.5 and connecting them with the Valley Crossover Side Trail. Hike the loop from any start point and in either a clockwise or counter-clockwise direction. Map 26.
The Falling Water badge (right) is awarded to individuals who hike the challenging loop in one day either independently or by participating at the official biennial event. View photos of our most recent Falling Water badge event. The next Falling Water event will be held in the fall of 2020.
The Falling Water triangle badge is available to hikers who complete the Falling Water Loop in 2 or more hikes in a year.
Beaver Bites Badge
The Beaver Bites badge (right) is awarded to hikers who complete a route using side trails in the Beaver Valley Section. Keep a hike log and complete the Beaver Bites Hikes on your own schedule.
Snowshoe Adventure Badge
The Snowshoe Adventure is an annual winter activity with both day and night-time snowshoe outings. The badge is available to individuals who complete each of the Snowshoe Adventure Activities.