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Welcome to Trakkers!

Trakkers is a volunteer, non-profit, recreational ski club dedicated to the support and enjoyment of cross-country skiing and has been providing Sunday ski trips in luxury highway coaches to Southern Ontario ski resorts for over 30 years.

Trakkers welcomes members of all ages and all skill levels, from novice to the expert. Trakkers is the club for you if you want to learn to ski or improve your skills.

Members are entitled to free ski lessons taught by CANSI certified instructors. Lessons are for all ages & levels!

Membership registration for the 2016-17 ski season will open in September. See our Join page for details.

Trakkers Summer Events!

June 24, Paddle Night at Harbourfront - Join Trakkers for an evening paddle with Harbourfront Canoe and Kayak Centre on Friday, June 24th at 6 PM.
Easily accessible by public transit at Queens Quay and Reese Street, with a number of paid parking lots nearby.
Cost: Solo Kayak $40; Tandem Kayak $50; or Canoe $30

Simply go to their website and register for the June 24th Social Paddle at 6 PM.
Select your preferred boat and pay your rental fee to Harbourfront. If you have your own boat, you are welcome to join the paddle and launch off their dock. Please also RSVP to Turn on JavaScript! so we can let Harbourfront know you are coming.

This event requires some paddling experience. If you are new to paddling and would like to come out, you can partner with an experienced paddler in a tandem boat or explore the variety of courses offered by Harbourfront evenings and weekends. See their website for details.

July 23, Spokes and Spigots Niagara Bike Tour - Join Jim and Jannette for our annual outing to wine country!
We'll be taking our bikes on the GO Train (special bike excursion cars) to St. Catharines and then doing a moderately-paced bike tour to visit 3-4 wineries, including a stop for a picnic lunch before returning to St. Catharines for 6:00 p.m. The full flyer is available here.

This tour is mainly on paved secondary roads and includes three uphill slopes (these can be walked if need be), so all that is required is any multi-speed bicycle (road, touring, mountain, or hybrid style) in good working order, a bike helmet, bike lock, and a pannier or backpack for your food and drink, and for anything that you may buy along the way. A water bottle and sunscreen are highly recommended.

Beyond the GO Train ticket cost, there is a $10 registration fee payable in advance before July 8th for the bicycle tour itself. But if you participate in the tour, that fee is fully refunded to you. And, of course, if you want to indulge in any winery tours or tastings, each winery levies its own charge.

There are fourteen (14) spots currently available. If you are interested in this trip, please e-mail Jim and Jannette at Turn on JavaScript! or give them a call at 416-921-7737. Hope you can join us!

Trakkers Cross Country Ski Club - Toronto, Ontario, Canada - Est. 1978

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