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!
All ages welcome!
Sunday Trip News
Humber River Bicycle Tour
Sunday, May 26 (rain date June 2nd), noon - 5:00 PM
Meet Diana Fancher & Chelle Buettner beside the parking lot at Etienne Brule Park, follow the Humber River park system to Steeles Ave. W. & return
Bring a "picnic" bag lunch and a bit of food to share (chips, olives, cookies, etc.) as well as plenty of water.
Everyone welcome, easy riders or fast and furious, bring your friends and your camera
Enjoy history, birds, and wildflowers along Toronto’s Heritage River
By Transit: Bloor subway to Old Mill Station, follow Old Mill Trail to Old Mill Road, turn east (right) to bridge, around and down to the parking lot.
By car: Bloor St. W. to Old Mill Drive (two streets west of Jane) turn north, follow it to the parking lot.
By bike from the east:
a) Along the Lakeshore bike path to the Humber, cross the Queensway and follow the Humber River bike path north.
b) Take your favourite crosstown route to Annette St, follow Annette to the Baby Point gates, from Baby Point Road turn left on Humbercrest Blvd.; at the bottom of the hill where it becomes Humberview Rd., behind Lessard Park, is a path down to the Etienne Brule parking lot (be sure your brakes are in good working order for the last part of this route!).
Toronto Islands Canoe Trip
Saturday, June 29, 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Cost is $12 per person (cash only, no cheques)
Maximum number of participants: 17
Meet Xavier and participants at Harbourfront Canoe and Kayak Centre no later than 9:30 am
HCKC is located in a blue and white building south of the Rogers Centre (Skydome) right on the edge of Lake Ontario. Office is directly south of Harbourfront Yachting on the S.W. corner of Queens Quay W. and Rees St. (Robertson Cres.) next to the Marine Police Station.
Dress according to weather. Bring hat, sunscreen, water bottle and comfortable shoes (they may get wet) as well as a packed lunch.
Upon arrival, participants will be outfitted with a PFD and paddle and board Voyageur Canoes with one experience guide per boat. There will be one stop for washroom break around the Centre Island area. Please note the best bird sanctuaries are around Muggs Island and by the Lighthouse; which are both towards the West end of the Island waterways. Paddling experience is not required to participate. We supply a guide to steer the boat and teach you some paddling techniques. A trip across to the Islands takes approximately 30 minutes one way.
We wiill stop at the Islands for a lunch. HCKC will provide qualified guides who are trained and certified in Standard First Aid and CPR; as well as rescue techniques pertaining to this program. In addition, our staff are very well acquainted with the Toronto Inner Harbour and the 13 Toronto Islands.
For a short video of the trip, click here
Bicycle Tour of Niagara Winery
Saturday, July 6 (all day)
More details to come
St. Lawrence Market and Corktown Tour
Saturday, September 7, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Cost is $5 for admission to Ontario's First Parliament exhibit.
Meet at Ontario's First Parliament site, 265 Front St. East. This will give us a place to meet regardless of the weather.
Some of the places of interest on the outing are: Corktown, and including Enoch Turner Schoolhouse and Little Trinity church, Michael Power and St. Paul's Basilica, Mr. Christie's cookies horse stables, Alumni Theatre, Canadian Opera Co. Theatre, Police station for 51 Division, Ontario's first parliament site, Berczy Park/Gooderham Flatiron Building, St. Lawrence Hall, and St. Lawrence Market, where we'd have lunch. Astrid has some insights into the Market for the foodies in the group!
Distillery District History Tour and Pub Crawl
Saturday, October 26, 12:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Meet at Ontario Spring Water Sake (Izumi) in the Distillery District. The plan is to have a Sake tour at 1 PM and join the public tour at Mill Street Brewery at 3 PM.
It is estimated that 4 hours should cover both the Sake and Brewery Tours and a short walk through the Distillery District.
Please allow for additional time if you decide to stay and eat at Mill Street Brew Pub or the new Mill Street Brew Hall.
Costs - Sake Tour $15 (+HST) per person, including a detailed explanation of sake brewing with reference to our production facilities, followed by a guided tasting of 4 sakes.
Tasting tours take roughly 60 minutes. Izumi has advised that if we have 15 people for the tour they can block off the entire 1 PM public tour time. (They offer public tours on Saturdays at 1 PM and 4 PM).
Otherwise we can start the tour at 12 noon or 2 PM to have a dedicated private tour so long as our group has 5 or more members. If we have less than 15 participants but want to start at 1 PM they may add others to our group to a maximum of 20 people total.
There is no cost for the Brewery Tour but since we will be joining a public tour, Mill Street is unable to guarantee availability.
However, there are tours at 3 PM and 5 PM. Hopefully, we will be able to join one of these tours.
Maximum number of participants - 15 (All participants must be 19 years of age and over)
Depending on interest and the above, times may be adjusted accordingly.
If you wish to join this tour, please indicate your interest by Saturday, October 5th to allow for any reservations that may need to be made.
Please also advise whether you wish to eat at the Mill Street Brew Pub or the new Mill Street Brew Hall after the tour.
If we have a large group, it will be necessary to make a reservation.