Travel briefs – September 4

A series of guided fall hikes along Ontario’s long-distance Bruce Trail will explore the geology of the Niagara Escarpment.

Geology hikes find evidence of ancient coral reefs in southern Ontario

DUNDAS, Ont. — A series of guided fall hikes along Ontario’s long-distance Bruce Trail will explore the geology of the Niagara Escarpment.

Seven locations on the trail are highlighted, including Waterdown, the Credit River valley, the Nottawasaga Bluffs and the Bruce Peninsula on Georgian Bay.

A walk in the Caledon area, 60 kilometres northwest of downtown Toronto, will find geological evidence — including coral reefs and mud deltas — from the Upper Ordovician, Lower Silurian and Middle Silurian periods, hundreds of millions of years ago, say organizers. Visit http://tinyurl.com/3cjyhpm.

The trail stretches almost 900 kilometres from Queenston, near Niagara Falls, to Tobermory.


Canadians feels air travel safer a decade after 9-11: poll

OTTAWA — A new poll suggests many Canadians feel air travel is safer now than it was before the 9-11 attacks.

The Canadian Press-Harris Decima survey found that almost four out of 10 respondents feel flying is safer today, while a majority say it is just as safe.

Only seven per cent feel air travel is less safe a decade after the terror attacks.

The survey also found that two-thirds of people reported they are flying just as much as they did before the attacks, with just over 10 per cent saying they are flying more.