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Join the OTC

The Ontario Trails Council is a charitable organization, established in 1988, that promotes the creation, development, preservation, management and use of recreational trails.

In 2013-14 the Ontario Trails Council membership got: a re-charged Ontario Trails Strategy, a committment to better working by government with the Ontario Trails Council, acceptence of  our 9 point program by the Premier, development of new trails legislation, new Regional Trail Committees, $3.3 Million in federal funding for communities (NOT OTC!), trail projects in Ontario equaling $21M, and $3.5 million to complete the Trans Canada Trail Ontario.

We can only make all this positive change with your support! We are now accepting Annual Memberships!

2015 MEMBERSHIP FORM - PDF                              2015 MEMBERSHIP FORM - WORD DOC


Become a "Friend of Trails"

  • Savings on conference/seminar registration
  • Monthly e-bulletins
  • Access to OTC trails database
  • Great gift price!
  • Savings on trail literature/maps

$26.52 + $3.45 = $29.97 (includes 13% HST)


Benefits to Student

  • Editions of the OTC newsletter Trailwise
  • Access to OTC trails information
  • Conference and selected literature savings

  * must provide student verification
$21.21 + $2.75 = $23.96 (includes 13% HST)


Types of Members

Our members include municipalities, conservation authorities, parks, trail management groups, trail clubs, trail user groups, health units and other trail-related supporting organizations.


  • Access to Trail Insurance package
  • OTC Web page representation
  • Option on registration in Trillium Trail Network
  • Access to Professional Development sessions, i.e. Trails Tourism Practices, Trails Tort Reform, Trail Design Build Workshops
  • User conflict resolution
  • Representation on OTC trails maps
  • Regional Trail Management Committee development
  • Knowledge exchange
  • Office services and networking support
  • Advocacy benefits - provincially and nationally
  • Savings on conference/seminar registration

PRICING - Buy fax, credit card or mail (all include 13% HST)

  Base HST Total
Small Non-profit, Small Organizations $106.09 $13.79 $119.88
Conservation Authorities, Medium Municipalities, Counties, Regional Tourism Organizations $265.22 $34.48 $299.70
Municipalities, Provincial Level Organizations >5000 users $795.67 $103.44 $899.11

Posted prices include HST, Paypal fees may be charged.