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 of the events are organized hikes and others can be completed by independent hikers on self-guided routes.
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.
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. Badge submissions must include your hike log, a self-addressed envelope and payment.
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 submisson.
- Interac e-Transfers: Send payment to email@example.com and 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.
Mail submissions to BVBTC, P.O. Box 3251 Meaford, ON N4L 1A5.
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.
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 this fall’s End-to-End 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 30.4 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 is awarded to individuals who hike the challenging loop in one day either independently or by participating at the official biennial event. The next Falling Water event is in the fall of 2018. Event details will be available in the spring.
The Falling Water triangle badge (right) 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 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 initiative.
Snowshoe Adventure Badge
This badge is awarded to individuals who complete each of the Snowshoe Adventure Activities set out in the Winter Activities schedule.