Links

If you have a favourite outdoor related website you would like added to the list please email the information to the Durham Outdoors Club.


Clubs and Associations:

  • Hike Ontario: http://www.hikeontario.com/

  • Oak Ridges Trail Association (ORTA): http://www.oakridgestrail.org/

  • East Coast Trail Association: http://www.eastcoasttrail.com/

  • Skyline Hikers of the Canadian Rockies: http://www.skylinehikers.ca/
    If you have ever thought you would like to safely hike in theCanadian Rockies check this not-for-profit site.

  • Ontario Recreational Canoeing and Kayaking Association (ORCKA): www.orcka.ca/

  • Paddle Canada: http://www.paddlecanada.com/

  • Alpine Club of Canada - Toronto Section: http://www.alpineclubtoronto.ca/

  • Bruce Trail Association: http://www.brucetrail.org/

  • Rideau Trail Association: http://www.rideautrail.org/

  • The Federation of Ontario Naturalists (FON): http://www.ontarionature.org/
    Protects Ontario's nature through research, education, and conservation action. FON champions woodlands, wetlands and wildlife, and preserves essential habitat through its own system of nature reserves. FON is a charitable organization representing 15,000 members and over 100 member groups across Ontario.

  • Wilderness Canoe Association (WCA): http://wildernesscanoe.ca/
    A non-profit organization made up of individuals interested in wilderness travel, mainly by canoe and kayak, but including backpacking and winter trips on both skis and snowshoes.

  • Seniors for Nature Outdoor Club: http://www.seniorsfornatureoutdoorclub.ca/
    Seniors for Nature Outdoor Club offers active canoeists, 55 and over, usually retired, the opportunity to participate in year-round outdoor recreation for fun and wellness. It is a special interest club affiliated with the Federation of Ontario Naturalists. Start-up funding was provided by grants from the New Horizons Program of Health and Welfare Canada.

  • Five Winds Backcountry Ski Club: http://www.skifivewinds.org/
    A cross country skiing club in Toronto providing a unique winter experience on marked, ungroomed wilderness trails in the Gibson River area.

Parks and Conservation Authorities:

  • Healthy Hikes: http://www.healthyhikes.ca/
    Annual health and wellness initiative of Conservation Ontario. Visit one of nearly 300 Ontario conservation areas between May 2 and Oct 31, 2016, snap a fun selfie or nature image and post it using #HealthyHikes and #StepIntoNature.

  • Central Lake Ontario Conservation Authority (CLOCA): http://www.cloca.com/

  • Durham Region Trails and Trail Maps: Link

  • Orono Crown Lands Trust: Link
    Over 600 acres of forests, creeks, and open spaces. Hiking, cycling and cross-country skiing.

  • Toronto and Region Conservation Authority: http://www.trca.on.ca

  • Ontario Parks: http://www.ontarioparks.com

  • Parks Canada: http://www.pc.gc.ca/

  • Canadian Heritage Rivers System (CHRS): http://www.chrs.ca/
    Established in 1984 by the federal, provincial and territorial governments to conserve and protect the best examples of Canada's river heritage, to give them national recognition, and to encourage the public to enjoy and appreciate them. It is a cooperative program of the governments of Canada, all 10 provinces, and the three territories.

  • Trans Canada Trail Foundation: http://www.tctrail.ca

  • Haliburton Highlands Water Trails: https://www.algonquinhighlands.ca/water-trails.php

  • Algonquin Highlands Trails: https://www.algonquinhighlands.ca/trails.php
    Contains extensive information on this popular area's facilities, trails, canoe routes, and uses. Well worth a visit.

General Interest:


Gear and Equipment:

  • Mountain Equipment Co-op: http://www.mec.ca
    Gear and equipment supplier. They rent camping gear. Web site contains articles on selecting and taking care of equipment.

  • Sail: http://www.sail.ca/
    Gear and equipment supplier.

  • Wild Rock Outfitters: http://www.wildrock.net
    Gear and equipment supplier. They also rent canoes, kayaks, camping gear and more.

Outfitters