Join the Conference

Hear success stories, learn how to manage and develop your trail, and find out where Ontario Trails is headed.

Trails that Amaze

Presented by The KW Region, SW Regional Trails Partners and The University of Waterloo

A variety of trail developers bring their expertise to the University of Waterloo, sharing best practices and success stories to help you maximize your return on trail products and services.

This includes a thorough review of asset integration, trail inventory, trail providers, resort products, Signature Trail Product Reviews and provincial or national branding to certify your trail product and services as “Certifiably Canadian Trails.”

All these product and services recognitions drive customers and consumers to your natural assets, improving community visibility, supporting local business, promoting entrepreneurship and maintaining your trails as long-term business providers to your community.

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.

Conference agenda

A glimpse of what’s in store for Trailhead KW to Huron.

Trails and Trail Activity - Local Products of National Importance

  • TCT Trail Completion,  – 15 min
  • Guelph Trails – 15 min
  • Waterloo and Kitchener Trails, The Iron Horse, The Hydrocut and new Waterloo initiatives - 30 min

45min

Uofw

Coffee Served

15min

UofW

Trail Branding and Marketing

  • Representatives from Waterloo, RTO4, Guelph, Kitchener, and Huron talk to their local and regional inputs to trail branding and market strategies. Providing local uniqueness with 'KW to Huron' impacts. - 10 minutes
  • The Signature and Trillium Recreational Trail Designations – 20 min

30min

UofW

Next Steps - Actioning Items Discussed Today.

30min

UofW

Registration Desk - for confirmations, additions and completion for guests.

30min

Lobby

Coffee Served

15min

Lobby

A Kaleidoscope of Impacts: Economic Development, Greenway Improvements, Public Access, and More through recreational trails. This session will immerse you in all the applicabilities of the applied science of trails. Health, infrastructure, the environment and public benefits of recreational trails are explored through the experience local municipal and park trails.

45min

UofW

Coffee served

15min

Lobby

An Economic Development Pathway for Trails – Building from the National Experience Destination Trails – A study of trails best practices in trails and community development, with the significant input of social enterprise practices, sustainable community development and an understanding of the principles and practices the University of Waterloo recommends as part of its educational practice.

90min

UofW

The Trail Development Experience Lessons Learned

60min

UofW

 Providing Regionally Based Trails and Trails Tourism Products and Services (2010-2020)

  • Profile Trail Destinations and Experiences – 30 min
  • RTO 4 Tools and Tips for Industry Development – 30 min

60min

UofW

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THE VENUE

Trailhead KW to Huron will be held at the University of Waterloo, Columbia Room A/B, located in the heart of Waterloo Kitchener Region, and we thank them for the use if this dynamic space.

University of Waterloo

200 University Ave W,
Waterloo, ON
N2L 3G1

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Accommodations

See current availability and make your reservation today – before rooms fill up!

Sponsors & Partners

Sponsorship Opportunities

Trailhead Ontario has great sponsorship opportunities available for companies looking to extend their brand within and beyond the trails community.

Your tax-deductible conference sponsorship is a great way to reach trail directors and decision-makers, showcase your organization, and support healthy communities.

Opportunities for sponsors include:

Conference program/ speakers

Food/beverage

Welcome bag

Contact us for more!

Pay by cheque to Ontario Trails Council – contact trailhead@ontariotrails.ca

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