Whether you are an avid hiker or just wanting to take a stroll in nature, there are a variety of terrains, ranging from easy to difficult, for you to explore. We have over 73 km of trails spread throughout 12 conservation areas in our watershed.

Take a Hike logo

Spending time in nature has many proven health benefits. In 2018, we launched a healthy hikes initiative of our own called Take a Hike. Through this two-part initiative, we host outdoor based activities for you to connect with nature. These events are possible thanks to our partnerships with local groups.
Past events have included:

  • Forest Therapy Hikes
  • Outdoor Yoga
  • Waterside Guided Meditation
  • Guided Nature Hikes
  • Events and Workshops

The second part of this initiative includes a yearly hiking challenge - #HikeQCA Challenge

  1. Review and familiarize yourself with participating conservation areas and hike safety.
  2. Download Avenza Maps to your smartphone for instant access to our trail maps. Or, print them off our website by visiting each conservation area page under Outdoor Spaces.
  3. Start hiking and look for checkpoint signs.
  4. Keep track of how many trails you have completed.
  5. Share your journey with us on Instagram using the hashtag #HikeQCA.

Once you have found all 12 checkpoints at 11 participating conservation areas, complete the submission form. If you have any issues using the form please email our Communications Specialist.

HikeQCA Submission Form

Participating Conservation Areas:

Trail maps

Track your position within each participating conservation area with our mobile trail maps.