Nicola Ross

Friday, October 15th 2021 | 7:00pm

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“Not everyone is as lucky as I am,” says writer and hiker Nicola Ross. “Not only was I born in a spectacularly beautiful place: the Forks of the Credit, but I still live there!” In this lecture Ross invites you to join her on a hike along sections of the Bruce Trail that are filled with stories, memories and fabulous flora and fauna. She will take you back in time, catapult you into the future and then spend a moment admiring what the trail has to offer right now – today. From the legend of the Devil’s Pulpit to Canada Dry’s first bottling plant to killer cataract falls. From the mighty Niagara Escarpment to the hummocky Oak Ridges Moraine. From kettle lakes to rare walking ferns. Childhood picnics to red tinted limestone. A gold rush to a salt mine. Using great photos and a lifetime of getting to know her own back yard, Nicola Ross will take you along on a short adventure and invite you to come to know and love your back yard as well as she knows hers.

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Biography

The winner of numerous writing honours including a National Magazine Award, Nicola Ross is the author of ten books, including the popular Loops & Lattes Hiking Guides (Caledon Hikes; Halton Hikes; Dufferin Hikes; Hamilton & Area Hikes; Waterloo, Wellington & Guelph Hikes; and Collingwood, the Blue Mountains & Beaver Valley Hikes). A biologist and former climate change consultant, Nicola is a regular contributor to and columnist with In the Hills magazine. Her articles have been published in The Walrus, The Globe and Mail, Explore magazine, Mountain Life, Avenue, Ontario Nature, Alternatives Journal, and more. She was a regular environmental contributor to CBC Radio in Calgary, regularly appears on CBC Radio program Fresh Air and was the long-time editor-in-chief of Alternatives Journal, Canada’s national environmental magazine. Ross is now pursuing her love of writing, travel and sport on a full-time basis. For more visit her websites www.nicolaross.ca and www.loopsandlattes.ca, where you can find her blog, “What’s Not to Hike?”