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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:

 

New TVTA -Avon Trail Marker Unveiling.....

will take place Tuesday, September 12 at 9:30 a.m. See TVTA calendar for more info.

 

Avon Trail Hiking Club is hosting the 2nd Annual 22 km Wildwood Challenge, Oct 28, 2017

  For more info,  click here

 

 

Hike Ontario Annual Meeting - Sept 23, 2017

The Hike Ontario annual meeting will take place at the Hike Haliburton Festival on Saturday, September 23.  For more information, go to www.hikeontario.com 

 

15th Annual Hike Haliburton Festival - Sept 21-24, 2017

 

The Hike Haliburton Festival will have over 2,000 people participate in over 90 guided hikes throughout the beautiful Haliburton area over four days.  Please consider registering so you are not disappointed for the events you and other club members wish to attend.  For more information, go to  http://www.hikehaliburton.com

 

Maitland Trail Association's El Camino de Sinuoso Rio Maitland 2017 - Sept 23 - 24

 

Registration is now open for the Maitland Trail Association's  El Camino de Sinuoso Rio Maitland 2017. This year’s 2-day, 49 km hike along the entire Maitland Trail will take place over the weekend of September 23rd and 24th. We hope you can join us for another spectacular hiking event on the beautiful Maitland Trail!   If you are looking to register, just follow the instructions on the Maitland Trail Association's website:  http://www.maitlandtrail.ca/mta-el-camino-2017/

 

Longwoods C.A. Thanks TVTA  With Free Day Use Admission for 2017

 

As a thank you for our help, the Lower Thames Conservation Authority offers TVTA  members free day use admisson to their conservation areas, including Longwoods Road and C.M.Wilson Conservation Areas for the year 2017. TVTA members can take advantage of this free admission, even if we are not on a TVTA sponsored hike.  To visit the conservation areas for free, we need to place our TVTA membership cards in plain sight  on the dashboards of our vehicles.    To view map of LTCA sites,  click here

 

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.

 

For more information,  contact Activities Director  at   activities@tvta.ca

 

TVTA trail Guide books can be purchased  at these locations.

 

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.


 

 
 

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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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2017 Don't Miss a Step Event!

Apr 3, 2017 at 7:00 AM
Get the details about TVTA's 2017 Don't Miss a Step End-to-End Hike! In celebration of Canada's 150 anniversary, TVTA is offering a special draw for hikers who complete an End-to-End (E2E) during 2017. Download a PDF with all event details. Contest is open to both TVTA members and non-members. More >>

 

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