PO Box 10041
Thunder Bay, ON P7B 6T6
P (807) 624-4271
Please Note: Covid 19 protocols are still in place per Ministry of Health of Ontario. Please take a minute to read
COVID-19 Guidelines for THUNDER BAY HIKING ASSOCIATION MEMBERS updated Sept. 2021. If you are not comfortable with the guidelines please do not sign up for any Hikes. You will be asked the Covid questions by the Hike leader at the meeting place before the outing!
Join us for our Annual General Meeting on September 21 from 6-8pm. Everyone is welcome - you don't have to be a member! Come hear about what we've been up to this past year and what we're planning for the future.
We will be looking to fill some places on our Board - vice president, secretary, publicist, and members-at-large. No experience needed, just an interest in hiking and a willingness to bring new ideas to help make this group even better! Let us know if you're interested or want more info.
The AGM will be held at 300 College Street, in the backyard. Parking is available at Balsam Pit Park. Please bring a mask and a chair and practice social distancing. Prepare for the weather that day (water, hat, umbrella, etc.). No washroom facilities will be available.
Hope to see you there!
The TBHA are initiating a “beta test” of our new online registration system. We are not publishing a schedule at this time. Hike leaders will be volunteering to lead occasional events over the summer of 2021 until September. Please check the TBHA website calendar for upcoming events. The first time you sign up for an outing (hike/paddle/bike) the system will ask you to create a username and password. Please keep a record of this! There will be instructions on signing up for a hike on the Upcomings Hikes page. You must be a paid member to attend. The start date is yet to be confirmed.
While you're out enjoying nature, keep an eye out for ticks. Blacklegged ticks are present in our area and can carry Lyme disease. The trails that are the worst for ticks this time of year are those close to Pigeon River near the US border. TBDHU says that due to the mild winter, this will be a bad year for ticks. Find out more about ticks and Lyme disease here:
Thunder Bay District Health Unit
Thunder Bay District Health Unit provides public health information for residents of the Thunder Bay District in Northwestern Ontario. We investigate reportable diseases, animal bites, and other public health complaints.
TBHA has a core of 22 dedicated hike leaders that resolutely lead hikes every year. This
intrepid group, along with the Program Coordinators, put together a hiking schedule that offers 2-3 hikes almost every week of the year. This achievement has been maintained for many years. Unfortunately, the COVID pandemic has put a temporary damper on TBHA’s activities since March 2020. However, we are ready to offer hikes again, once we move into the pandemic Orange level.
In the last few years, the participation on our organized hikes has increased significantly. There have been hikes with more than 30 people showing up at the meeting place.
Many hike leaders indicated they struggle with such large groups. Since we’d like to attract more hike leaders, we need to make it easier for them: a little bit less work so they don’t get burned out.
Thus, the executive decided to begin implementing on-line registration for hikes once hiking
resumes. You will be able to register for a hike from the Upcoming hikes calendar. Most hikes will be limited in number, the registrations for a certain hike will be only open one week before the hike takes place and will close at 6pm the day before . Only registered, paid up members will be able to register for hikes. You will have to log in to register for a hike and you will get an email with confirmation that you are sucessful. In the coming weeks all paid members will receive an email an email on the proceedure to register for a hike. There will be no more hikes put on by the association where you just show up and sign the waiver form and hike.