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Event Details
Event Overview

When: Sept. 28 - 29, 2024 

Where: YMCA Camp Pine Crest

1090 Gullwing Lake Road, Torrance, ON, Canada P0C 1M0

(Click here for a Google Map Link)

Categories: Teams of 3, or 4, can be Coed, All-Male, All-Female 
(Sub-categories include: Junior (one member 18 or under), Rookie (no
members have finished a 24hr AR)


Disciplines: Trekking, Canoeing, Mountain Biking, each requiring
wilderness navigation


Duration: Teams have up to 30 Hours to complete the course


Distance: +150km
Trekking 35km, Paddling 30km, Mountain Biking 85km*

*Distances are approximate and largely impacted by individual team route selections


Courses: In order to give all teams the best chance of finishing there will be locations along the route where teams can choose a shorter course,

or may be directed onto a shorter course if they miss a time cut-off. The various courses will labelled as follows with the longest/full course at the top and each shorter course following below:

Expedition Course

Explorers Course

Challenge Course

Schedule of Events (Tentative)

Friday September 27, 2024

18:00 - 21:00 Teams Check-In (no gear bins, or bikes handed in at this

time and no maps will be handed out)

Saturday September 28, 2024

06:00 - Host Site Opens

06:00 - 07:30 Teams Check-In

06:00 - 09:30 Gear Bin Drop Off 

08:00 - Pre Race Briefing (maps handed out)

09:30 - Board buses to Start (if busses are being used)

10:00 - Race Starts 


Sunday September 29, 2024

05:00 - 16:00 Teams Finish

12:00 - 17:00 Post Race Meals 

14:00 - Awards Ceremony


Accommodation Options

Onsite Accommodations at Camp Pine Crest are available for up to 30 teams and their friends/family. Accommodation fees are per person. A minimum of 3 people are required to book. 

Racer Fee: $132 per person (Includes Friday & Saturday nights, plus Dinner Friday (6pm-8pm) and Breakfast Saturday (6:45am-7:45am)

Family/Friend/Spectator Fee: $180 (includes Friday & Saturday nights, plus Dinner Friday and Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Saturday, Breakfast and Lunch Sunday) 

Staying Sunday night is also an option for an additional fee of $78 per person (this would include Sunday dinner and Monday Breakfast).


Check-out times: 6pm Saturday, or 11am Monday.


Click Here to Book Online at Camp Pine Crest

Details from the camp:

The 2024 Wilderness Traverse is being hosted at YMCA Camp Pine Crest! If you're looking to reserve accommodation and meals for the weekend see below for options and information. Fees are charged per person. The base registration is for Fri/Sat night. If you would also like to stay on Sunday, please add that option to your booking.


There are two types of accommodations at Pine Crest, cabins and lodges. We have 28 cabins and one lodge. Photos of each can be found on our website. If you have a preference please indicate it at the time of registration.


Cabins are summer-camp style accommodations that are a one-room space containing 5 bunk beds (sleeps 10). Cabins are scattered around our beautifully rugged site and are not all fully accessible. They have electricity, lighting, outlets, and are equipped with a heater to take the edge off in the shoulder seasons. Bathrooms are not in the cabins but are located centrally and are only a short walk away. Each team (plus any friends/family members!) will each be allocated one cabin. When registering for a cabin, please list and pay for each person staying in the cabin. If you would like to add additional people to a cabin after having already made the initial reservation please just give us a call at 647-439-6611.


Our Lodge is a dorm-style building and contains 6 rooms, each with 2 bunk beds (a room sleeps 4). It is fully accessible and winterized and has in-floor heating, outlets and lighting. Shared bathrooms are in the lodge. Each team (plus any friends/family members!) will be allocated 2 lodge rooms (8 beds). The lodge will be shared between three teams. When registering for a lodge, please list and pay for each person staying in your two rooms. If you would like to add additional people to a lodge booking after having already made the initial reservation please just give us a call at 647-439-6611.


Meals! As a part of reserving accommodation for the weekend, meals are included. Meals are prepared by our food services team and served in our main dining hall. If anyone in your booking has any dietary restrictions or food allergies, please indicate them at the time of registration.


If you have any questions about accommodation or meals during this event please don't hesitate to give us a shout at! If you have questions about registration or payment, please call our contact centre at 647-439-6611.

Offsite Accommodations near Camp Pine Crest:

See this Google Link for a smattering of accommodation options near Torrance Ontario.

Finding Team-mates

Interested in finding a team, or require a team-mate to round out your roster?
Send an e-mail to (bob"at"wildernesstraverse"dot"ca) with a description of your
AR experience, goals and location. We keep a list of teams and individuals and make matches frequently. We also recommend posting on the Facebook Event discussion


Adventure Racing Ontario Series

For those interested in seeing how their team stacks up against the competition in Ontario, Wilderness Traverse is a member of the Adventure Racing Ontario Series. Teams will earn points for the series by participating at Wilderness Traverse. More details can be found by clicking on the link above.

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