Blazing new trails and opportunities





Bringing together trail users, decision-makers and other stakeholders to enhance and protect recreational opportunities and economic development.


The largest trail association of its kind in Canada, Ontario Trails Council (OTC) promotes the development, preservation, management and use of recreational trails in Ontario.

Established in 1988 by a coalition of hikers, cyclists, snowmobilers and equestrians, OTC was incorporated as a registered charity in 1991, and relies on membership support to fulfill our mission.

OTC’s Trailhead Event Series celebrates trail success coast to coast, and our Annual Conferences showcase the best of the trail economy, trail activity, programs, services, marketing and communication.

Important Topics

Discover best practices, innovations and ideas from across the country.

Inspiring Speakers

Gain insights from a range of influential leaders and experts.

Networking & More

Exchange ideas with fellow attendees and those shaping the future of trails in Ontario.


All currently scheduled events

February 26, 2019
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Trailhead KW to Huron

Development, Investment and Movement - Trails ROI

February 21, 2019
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Promoting Off-Road in Multi-Use Places

Balancing Recreational Use on Managed Lands

January 29 - 31, 2019
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Trailhead Tourism Training

Attract Tourists - Be A Signature Trail

May 07 - 08, 2019
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Trailhead North 2019

Outdoor Recreation in Northern Ontario

November 04, 2018
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Ontario Mountain Bike Summit

Mountain Bikes, Horses, Trails and More!

November 05, 2018
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Trailhead Grand Watershed

The Health of Trails Presented by Grand Watershed Trails Network

November 21, 2018
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Trailhead Indigenous

Trails Between Nations - the Credit Valley Trail and the future of Partnerships

November 01, 2018
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The Business of Trails – November 1, 2018

Jobs, Culture, & Economic Development - The Trails Business Relationship

November 20, 2018
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Trails Risk Management – November 20, 2018

Training in Trails Risk Abatement

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