Best Bruce Trail Cross Country Skiing

The 5th most popular XC Ski in Ontario.

  Toronto, Ontario, Canada


  November 10, 2017

Southwest of Toronto near Hamilton, the 1,200 hectare Dundas Valley Conservation Area has a 40 km section of the Bruce Trail. It is located along the Niagra Escarpment through rolling deciduous forests past several waterfalls. The Bruce Trail is over 500 miles long running from Queenston to Tobermony and has 125 miles of side trails.

To reach the cross-country skiing trailhead from Dundas, follow Route 403 to Main Street in Hamilton. Continue east on Main Street to Osler Drive. Follow Osler to Governors Road and head east to the DVCA entrance.

Overall, Bruce Trail is the 5th most popular cross country ski area of all 44 Nordic ski destinations in Ontario. Several of the better cross country ski trails are nearby Bruce Trail including Northumberland County Forest, Durham Forest, Ganaraska Forest, Mansfield Outdoor Centre, Pinery Provincial Park and Dundas Valley Conservation Area.

Local Contacts:  Bruce Trail Org (800) 665-4453; Dundas Valley (905) 627-1233; Ontario Visitors Bureau (800) ONTARIO; Canadian Explorer Guides (888) 238-8000; Road Conditions (416) 235-1110; Ontario Ski Council (416) 426-7262.

Best Season:  Jan. - Feb.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  Marigold Intl Travelers Hostel, Toronto (416) 536-8824

Luxury Loding:  Langdon Hall (800) 268-1898

Reference Source:  click here

GPS:  43.252, -79.975

Date Published:  12/26/2015

Date Updated:  11/10/2017

ID:  7111

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