Trail insurance is an important component to the successful and safe development and management of trails in Ontario. Trail clubs are faced with increasing insurance costs that help protect them from liability. The pressure of higher insurance rates has placed great burden on many of the hiking and walking clubs and trails of Ontario placing many of the treasured recreational resources of Ontario at risk of closure.
Hike Ontario continues to work diligently with its trail partners and insurance providers to provide the best possible policy conditions to suit the needs of its trail clubs. This in turn is working towards managing for safe and sustainable trails systems throughout Ontario for the pleasure of walkers and hikers. Hike Ontario plays a key role in risk management assistance with trail clubs thereby assisting in insurance provision.
It is important to recognize the importance of this issue in the Ontario trails community and everyone from trail users to advocacy groups needs to be aware of this issue. Membership contributions, public campaigns of support and agency or government lobbying can all play key roles in the support of the sustainability of trails in Ontario.
Read Hike Ontario's Insurance Program Proposal HERE.
Read our Insurance 'Questions & Answers' document HERE.