Photo of a waterfall along the Bruce Trail in Ontario.

Trek the escarpment in Ontario

The Bruce Trail

This oldest and longest marked hiking trail in Canada meanders 840 kilometres, with another 440 kilometres of secondary trails leading out from it. Year-round, it’s visited by more than 400,000 people in hiking boots or snowshoes, who take in the wildlife along with the true beauty of the Niagara Escarpment, which is one of only 12 UNESCO World Biosphere Reserves in Canada. The moderately hard/easy section of the trail located near Milton, Ont., is about 45 kilometres long and just one of its nine legs. It’s a great getaway for a few hours or a few days, depending on your schedule.