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Welcome to Thames Valley Trail Association

Join the Thames Valley Trail Association (TVTA) which leads 5 or more walks and hikes a week in London,  Ontario and the surrounding areas. To hike or walk with us please meet up with our certified hike leaders at the times and locations published on our Meetup site or in our members'  event calendar.

 

   
 

Check out the Open Hikes
offered to the public.

 

Watch the video:
Meet Me by The Thames

 

Download and read the
Saturday Morning Walks brochure

Check out the Open Hikes offered to the public. Watch the video: Meet Me by The Thames Download and read the Saturday Morning Walks brochure
 
 
   

 

News & Updates:

 

On Saturday, April 8,  Join TVTA at  Go Wild Grow Wild and Rexpo Expos. 

 

Go Wild Grow Wild -The Green Adventure and Garden Expo!

Metroland Media Agriplex in London,  April 8, 2017,  9:30 - 4:30

Admission:  $5.00

 

Celebrate all that is extraordinary in Canada’s Deep South! Check out the largest gathering of region’s businesses, experts, organizations, and groups to inspire your next adventure! Go Wild Grow Wild Expo will showcase what to do, where to go, and how to protect Carolinian Canada through interactive workshops, live demonstrations, booths and so much more!

 

TVTA will be there to showcase our association and to discuss all things hiking and walking.  And we will be having draws during the day for TVTA shirts and a free trail guide book.    So drop on by our booth and enter the draw.

 

For more info,  Click here

 

REXPO  


Be inspired before retired.


Free recreation and leisure fair.

 
TVTA will be here on April 8/17 at the Kiwanis Senior Centre at 78 Riverside Drive in London from 10 - 2.  
Join the REXPO group for exciting and inspirational fitness demos,art exhibits, resources. Cash BBQ and lots of fun.  Free parking. Hope to see you there. 

 

 

TVTA's Don’t Miss A Step Event: 2017

 

Thames Valley Trail Association in celebration of Canada’s 150 year anniversary is offering a special draw for those hikers who complete an E2E of our trail within this year.

Canada has a long legacy in preserving natural areas for us to enjoy and appreciate.  TVTA continues to support this with the development and maintenance of its own trail that runs from Delaware to St. Mary’s, about 118km.

Draw prizes:  10- $15 MEC gift cards plus an E2E badge for the winners.

 

How to qualify for the draw:

1.         Hike the TVTA trail and finish before the end of 2017.

2.         Self-directed: Keep a log with name, date you hiked and what area you hiked on this date. Submit log to TVTA Activities Director  (or to Pat J)  when you complete the whole trail..

3.         Join an organized TVTA End-to-End this year.

 

If you have questions please email Pat at pjoosten@robarts.ca

 

TVTA trail Guide books can be purchased.

 

 Avon Trail hosts a Canada 150 Challenge Long distance Hike

 of 150  km over 7 consecutive days,   June 10 -16.    for more details, click here

 

 

Get your free Discovery Pass to Parks Canada Sites


Free admission for 2017 to Parks Canada places from coast to coast to coast....click here

 

FAQ  (Frequently Asked Questions)

We have just added an  FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) Feature to the our website.  Click here.


Important Information Regarding Trail Closures

The government's Bill 100 has caused some issues with local landowners. Before you schedule a hike, please check "Trail Information" under "Our Trails" on this page.

 

 
 

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The TVTA is a charity that relies on donations and thousands of member volunteer hours to develop & maintain over 110 KM of public trails and organizes more than 300 hikes and walks a year.

 

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We publicize and develop a favourable attitude towards trails, walking and hiking

 

As a form of recreation and leisure both within and outside the association, and promote an appreciation of our natural environment.

 

Our Board of Directors is made up of volunteers from all walks of life. Over the past 40 years we have developed a mix of hiking and walking activities suitable for individuals and families of all age groups and physical capabilities.

 

We publish a guide to hiking the Thames Valley Trail. The Trail Guidebook provides natural, historical, and cultural background information on the Thames River Valley and the Thames Valley Trail Association, in addition to maps, directions and practical advice for hiking the Thames Valley Trail.

 

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