Canada is known for many things around the world, hockey, maple syrup, but perhaps one of our most famous assets is, the great outdoors!
In the Conservation Halton watershed we are fortunate to have some beautiful natural areas featuring the Niagara Escarpment (a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve), Lake Ontario and a diverse natural environment rich in species.
As part of Canada 150, Conservation Halton wants you to get out and explore the great outdoors in your own community. Through Halton Parks 150, Conservation Halton is challenging you, your friends, and your family to hike, bike, climb, and run in Halton Parks.
Complete the Halton Parks 150 Trails Challenge from June 15, 2017 to October 15, 2017, and you’ll win an extended month to your Halton Parks Membership and be entered to win mini contests and one of the grand prizes.
The Halton Parks 150 Grand Prizes are:
Adults: The Grand Prize winner can choose between one of two prize packages:
- All Access Glen Eden Ski Pass for one adult and either a $500 MEC gift card OR Ghost Brand Mountain Bike OR
- One year Halton Parks Family Membership and either a $500 MEC gift card OR Ghost Brand Mountain Bike
Children: The children Grand Prize winner can choose between one of three prize packages:
- Birthday Party Package OR
- Christmas Town for four OR
- One week of Ways of Woods Summer Day Camp for 2018
To participate and track your progress, participants are asked to register through the Halton Parks 150 webpage.
The Halton Parks 150 challenges are:
|Adults||150 km||500 km||300 km||150 climbing routes|
|Children (12 and under)||35 km||125 km||75 km|
**Ask about our all abilities challenge option (for people who require accommodation due to disability), please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Breathe in fresh air, and work-out here whether it’s hiking the trails on the Escarpment Trail in the forest surrounding Crawford Lake, mountain biking through the woods at Hilton Falls, rock-climbing the cliff face of Rattlesnake Point or trail running through Kelso to add up those kilometres or routes.
If you participate in selected events, you can earn five bonus kilometres to your challenge! When you attend the event, staff will provide an event code for you to put on your tracking form.
The following are Halton Parks 150 bonus events:
- Yoga in the Park at Rattlesnake Point
- Pajama Nights at Crawford Lake and Mountsberg
- Explore with Dad at Mountsberg
- Meditation Hikes at Crawford Lake, Hilton Falls and Mount Nemo
- Fishing Derby at Robert Edmondson
- Family Outdoor Movie Nights at Kelso
Details on all these events can be found at the Conservation Halton Events Calendar.
We will announce mini contests and award prizes bi-weekly. All entrants who complete the challenge will receive a one month extension to their Halton Parks Membership and are entered to win one of the grand prizes. Only one month extension can be applied per membership. Halton Parks 150 is being supported by Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC).