City of Brantford Trails 

The City offers nearly 70 kilometers of recreational trails that are perfect for running, cycling or hiking. With constant upgrades and additions, there's always somewhere new to explore along the way. 

Trail Updates & Closures:

Pubic Notice - Trail Closures:

TH&B Trail - Colborne Street to Mt. Pleasant

Through access along the TH&B trail from Colborne Street to Mount Pleasant is temporarily unavailable due to road construction along Shellard Lane. Absolutely no through access across Shellard Lane.

 

Please follow detour signage available and see map below for details. Two detours are available for trail users – Please choose the route that works best for your riding level. Detour 1 involves a 3.4km stretch along a 80km/h vehicular roadway. For family friendly trail use, please follow Detour 2. For any questions or more information please contact 519-759-4150.   Click here for detour map. 

Trail Closures due to Flooding (Updated May 24, 2018):

The trail under the Lorne Bridge is closed due to flooding debris as a result of the February 2018 flood. 

  • Gilkison Flats Trails:   All trails in the Gilkison Flats area are closed due to debris and infrastructure damage as a result of the February 2018 flood. 
  • The trestle pedestrian bridge and old CN Rail trail pedestrian bridge over the Grand River, downstream of the Lorne Bridge are closed until further notice.
  • TH&B Bridge crossing the Grand River will be closed June 4 - 8, 2018 from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily

Please click here for a Map of the trail closures updated May 24, 2018

DRUMMOND STREET BRIDGE:  The pedestrian bridge spanning the canal at Drummond Street to Greenwich Street is closed indefinitely due to deterioration.  For map please click on Drummond Street Bridge Closure map pdf format.

 

PLEASE SHARE THE PATH! TRAILS ARE FOR EVERYONE TO ENJOY

  • Keep to the right - that means everyone, not just cyclists.
  • Call out or sound your bell before passing others.
  • Please leash and pick up after your pet.
  • Help keep our pathways clean - use the trash cans provided at most access points.
  • Stay on the trail. Travelling "off route" can destroy plants and wildlife.
  • Respect all signs and laws. Watch for vehicles at road crossings, and always be prepared to stop!
  • Use lights when riding at night and wear bright clothing.
  • Think safety, and cyclists - please wear a helmet! If you are under 18, it's the law - for everyone else, it's good common sense. 

Attention - Vehicles and equipment are not permitted on trails

Under Bylaw 102 - 2004 the operation of motorized vehicles and equipment on trails and in city parks is not allowed.

  • this includes ATV's, motorcycles, motorized trail bikes, snowmobiles, motorized scooters, e-bikes, etc.
  • motorized wheelchairs and scooters used by persons with disabilities are allowed on city trails.
  • pedestrians and cyclists use our trails and children play in our parks, please help to keep them safe.

Thank you for your attention and cooperation regarding this matter.

Trail Conditions

Female cyclist on riding bicycle on wooded trail on a Summer day.
  • Trail conditions can vary and may change quickly. Some sections may become damaged, flooded or impassable during bad weather. Stay alert!
  • While most pathways are suitable for motorized wheelchairs and strollers, some sections are steep and challenging. Check the map for locations or call (519) 756-1500 for more information.
  • Washrooms may be accessed at various facilities along the trail. Check the map for specific locations.
  • Camping, hunting, open fires, and motorized vehicles are prohibited. Trails are not maintained in the winter.
  • Trail use is at the users' risk.  

Notice of Public Information Centre

Ballantyne Drive Cycle Lane Improvements

The Public Works and Parks Departments are working to redesign Ballanyne Drive to improve the user experience for all users of the road. Join us for an upcoming Public Information Centre including a design presentation with City staff:

June 20th
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Lorne Park
(inclement weather location - Parks & Recreation Main Office: 1 Sherwood Drive)

For more information, please contact Evie Przybyla, Senior Transportation Project Manager at YPrzybyla@brantford.ca or 519-759-4150, Ext. 5379.

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