Walking and Volkssport Association of Ontario

"Healthy Exercise for a Healthier Ontario"

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Walking Events in Ontario - 2017

Scheduled Events are prepared for a specific date, time and location, and usually done only once per event. Ontario walking clubs have organized more than 55 such scheduled events for 2017. Most distances vary from 5 km (1 hour of walking) through 10 - 12 km (2 hours+ walking). There are also a couple of walks that may be done on two-day excursions.

All participants are required to register before departure, especially if they wish to take part in the IVV Awards program, where accumulating distances and participations are noted in special booklets for that purpose.

Please note: In the case of discrepancy between printed walks information and the website, the WEBSITE shall have priority and any changes will be highlighted in RED

PLEASE NOTE

Our walks are organized by experienced leaders, all volunteers, who know their communities well. The goal is always to choose the safest and most interesting routes possible, always using the best community resources such as trails, parks, and interesting sights. Some walks in rural or forest areas may be significantly more difficult, and this is always known in advance. The Canadian Volkssport Federation has a rating system for this purpose, and that information is shown for each and every event. It is an alpha-numeric code that may look like 1A, 2C, or 4D. The most strenous walk would be rated 5E. Ratings vary according to difficulty and surface terrain.

Permanent Trails: These types of walks are organized differently from the Scheduled Events. Permanent Trails are open over differing periods of time according to local conditions and the season. An agreement is usually made with a local business or community service to use the address as a Start Point where a registration box ('walk box') is held on the premises. Walkers can go to these locations during business and daylight hours to self-register for the walk. These walks allow clubs to organize walking events throughout the period, and allow others to be able to do a walk while travelling in the area. Where there are clubs, many walkers will do a 'Group Walk' together at a particular time, and then usually spend some social time afterwards.

All participants are required to register before departure, especially if they wish to take part in the IVV Awards program, where accumulating distances and participations are noted in special booklets for that purpose.

Please note: In the case of discrepancy between printed walks information and the website, the WEBSITE shall have priority and any changes will be highlighted in RED