Welcome to Trakkers!

Trakkers is a volunteer, non-profit, recreational ski club dedicated to the support and enjoyment of cross-country skiing and has been providing Sunday ski trips in luxury highway coaches to Southern Ontario ski resorts for over 30 years.

Trakkers welcomes members of all ages and all skill levels, from novice to the expert. Trakkers is the club for you if you want to learn to ski or improve your skills.

Members are entitled to free ski lessons taught by CANSI certified instructors. Lessons are for all ages & levels!

Membership registration for the 2017-18 ski season is now open! See our Join page for details.

Upcoming Off-Season events

Hike – Saturday, May 26, 2018

Come and join us at our first event of the season.

This is a 18.5 km loop hike near Toronto, just north of Georgetown. We will be hiking in and around Scottsdale Farm and the Silvercreek Conservation Are. This hike loops through varied terrain featuring both the Credit River and the Silver Creek. You will see beautiful views, , cedar forests, bridges and boardwalks over running water and lovely, mossy terrain. You will also see the remnants of and recovery from the devastating 2014 ice storm. This hike is very doable, in terms of elevation and required fitness level. The pace will be somewhat brisk. We will meet at roadside parking, as outlined below at 9:30 a.m. Please bring plenty of water and a lunch. Feel free to invite friends to hike with us. This hike will proceed rain or shine.

Your hike coordinators are Katja Lutte, Doug Seaborn and Florence deLannoy. To register for the hike, please email Katja at: Turn on JavaScript!

For those with Bruce Trail Map Books, this hike is found on Map 13, parking near 33.1.

Take 401 to Trafalgar Rd.
Drive north on Trafalgar Rd. until Hwy 7
Turn right on Hwy 7, then take the first left turn onto Ontario St.
This is followed by an immediate left turn onto Wildwood Rd.
Take Wildwood road around a sharp bend to 8th Line.
Turn left on 8th Line and drive ca 2 kms to roadside parking (on right). Look for blue blazes and Bruce Trail sign. Trail is named Eighth Line Side Trail

Dufferin End-to-End Hike

This beautiful section of the Bruce Trail is 56.3 kms long, goes through the Dufferin Hi-Lands and spans from Lavender to Mono Centre. The terrain of this hike is varied and offers long views over the Mulmur Hills to the east, as well as pleasant walks through mixed forests and farmlands. The trail also goes through the Mono Cliffs and Boyne Valley Conservation Provincial Parks.

The hikes will be divided into three sections, as outlined below; The pace will be brisk. Please bring plenty of water and a lunch. Appropriate footwear, wicking socks and a hat are strongly recommended, as are sunscreen and insect repellant. Just think, if you are considering hiking the whole Bruce Trail, you will have completed 1/9 sections by the end of these hikes.

Feel free to participate in any or all of the hikes. Friends welcome.

The hikes are divided as follows:

Hike 1/3:

June 9, 2018: km 56.3-km 37.7;(BT maps 20&21) Lavender to Kilgorie
Hike leaders: Anita Elash & Katja Lutte
To pre-register please contact Katja Lutte at: Turn on JavaScript!

Directions: Take Hwy 410/10 to Hwy 89. Go through this intersection, further north. Road is now called Prince of Wales Road. Take to end – River St., Kilgorie. At River St., turn right (E). Drive ca 800 m. to a small dirt road (it is in a bend and easy to miss) called Sideroad 15. Take this winding road about as far again until you get to where Prince of Wales Rd resumes. Park there. We will shuttle N to Lavender and hike back to Kilgorie. We will shuttle to Lavender and hike back south to Kilgorie)

We meet at 8:45 a.m. for a 9:00 a.m. sharp departure.

Hike 2/3:

July 7, 2018: km 37.7-km 18.7l (BT map 20) Kilgorie to Primrose
Hike leaders: Katja Lutte and Doug Seaborn
To pre-register please contact Katja Lutte at: Turn on JavaScript!

Directions: Take Hwy 410/10 Hwy 89 (Primrose). Turn right (E) for a short distance until at the top of a hill , on the left you will see a radio tower. There you will find a driveway. Turn left and park a short way in, making sure you don’t block the gate to the tower. We will shuttle from there to Kilgorie and hike back down.

We meet at 8:45 a.m. for a 9:00 a.m. sharp departure.

Hike 3/3:

August 11, 2018: km 18.7 – km 0 (BT maps 19&20); Primrose to Mono Centre
Hike leaders: Florence deLannoy and Katja Lutte
To pre-register please contact Katja Lutte at: Turn on JavaScript!

Directions: Meet at Mono Centre. Take Hwy 410/10 to Mono Centre Rd (not too far north of Orangeville). Turn right (E) and at a large bend in the road this becomes Dufferin Rd. This takes you N to Mono Centre. At Mono Centre turn right (E) and go to 3 rd line EHS. Turn right and park at side of road. We will shuttle to Primrose and hike back south to Mono Centre.

We meet at Primrose at 8:45 a.m. for a 9:00 a.m. sharp departure.

Trakkers Cross Country Ski Club - Toronto, Ontario, Canada - Est. 1978

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