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The Ontario Trails Council is a charitable organization, established in 1991, that promotes the creation, development, preservation, management and use of recreational trails.

In 2014-15 the Ontario Trails Council membership got: a re-charged Ontario Trails Strategy, a commitment to better working by government with the Ontario Trails Council, acceptance of  our 9 point program by the Premier, development of new trails legislation (Bill 100 and Bil 31), new Regional Trail Committees (Hamilton Burlington Trail Council), $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.

New trail in:

Nipigon, Credit Valley Conservation, Lynde Shores, Durham Region, Hamilton-Halton-Brant; Frontenac Arch Biosphere, Central Hastings, French River, Mattawa-Bonfield, Prescott-Russell, Sandbanks Provincial Park, G2G Trail, Port Colborne, St. Catharines, Niagara Parks Commission, Point Grondine, Bruce County, and lot's more!!

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

2016 MEMBERSHIP FORM - PDF                              2016 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 $109.27 $14.20 $123.47
Conservation Authorities, Medium Municipalities, Counties, Regional Tourism Organizations $273.18 $35.51 $308.69
Municipalities, Provincial Level Organizations >5000 users $819.54 $106.54 $926.08
Payments include tax, exclude fees