Saturday, April 1

River Meets Lake

Join walk leader Judy & enjoy beautiful Lake Ontario’s waterfront and Rouge Marsh, home to a diversity of wildlife.

  • Leader: Judy
  • Time: 10:00 AM
  • Location & Meeting point: Rouge Beach (Lower parking lot by the bridge)
  • Distance: 1Km - 5Km
  • Difficulty: Easy: Flat/paved or gently uneven
  • Pace: Easy
  • Duration: 1.5 Hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: No

People of the Rouge

Join walk leader Marie and learn about more than 10,000 years of human history in the Rouge.

  • Leader: Marie
  • Time: 2:00 PM
  • Location & Meeting point: Bob Hunter Memorial Park
  • Distance: 1Km - 5Km
  • Difficulty: Moderate: possible hills and/or stairs
  • Pace: Moderate
  • Duration: 2 Hours
  • Age Range: Adults only
  • Dog Friendly: Yes

Sunday, April 2

Spring Ephemerals

Spring what? These are the first spring flowers to bloom. Join Glen and search for trout lilies, blood root and many more!

  • Leader: Glen
  • Time: 10:00 AM
  • Location: Orchard Trail
  • Meeting point: Zoo Road area
  • Distance: 1Km - 5Km
  • Difficulty: Easy: Flat/paved or gently uneven
  • Pace: Easy
  • Duration: 2 Hours
  • Age Range: Adults Only
  • Dog Friendly: Yes

Green Acres

Join Doug to enjoy the country scenes and discuss the history of farming in the Rouge and the future of local food.

  • Leader: Doug
  • Time: 2:00 PM
  • Location and Meeting point: Woodland Trail
  • Distance: 1Km - 5Km
  • Difficulty: Moderate: possible hills and/or stairs
  • Pace: Easy
  • Duration: 2 Hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: Yes

Wednesday, April 5

Canada's Tree

The sugar maple is an amazing tree. Join Peter in search of beautiful maples & learn about the sugaring process.

  • Leader: Peter
  • Time: 9:30 AM
  • Location: Mast Trail
  • Meeting point: Glen Rouge Campground
  • Distance: 1Km - 5Km
  • Difficulty: Moderate: possible hills and/or stairs
  • Pace: Moderate
  • Duration: 2 Hours
  • Age Range: Family Friendly
  • Dog Friendly: No

Saturday, April 8

Social Hike

Join Linda for a social hike. Meet new people, share park stories and identify plants and wildlife together!

  • Leader: Linda
  • Time: 10:00 AM
  • Location: Mast Trail
  • Meeting point: Glen Rouge Campground
  • Distance: 1Km - 5Km
  • Difficulty: Moderate: possible hills and/or stairs
  • Pace: Moderate
  • Duration: 1.5 Hours
  • Age Range: Adults Only
  • Dog Friendly: Yes

The Ecological Edge

Walk leader Shawn explores of the concept of "ecological edge" with examples from Rouge National Urban Park.

  • Leader: Shawn
  • Time: 2:00 PM
  • Location: Orchard Trail
  • Meeting point: Twyn Rivers
  • Distance: 1Km - 5Km
  • Difficulty: Moderate: possible hills and/or stairs
  • Pace: Moderate
  • Duration: 2 Hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: No

Sunday, April 9

Wild about Wildlife

Urbanisation is all around us. Join walk leader Roger to learn about how to coexist with our wildlife neighbours.

  • Leader: Roger
  • Time: 10:00 AM
  • Location: Cedar Trail
  • Meeting point: Zoo Road
  • Distance: 1Km - 5Km
  • Difficulty: Moderate: possible hills and/or stairs
  • Pace: Easy
  • Duration: 2 Hours
  • Age Range: Family Friendly
  • Dog Friendly: Yes

Coyotes

Join walk leader Bruce and learn all about coyotes, including where they come from and how they survive in urban places.

  • Leader: Bruce
  • Time: 2:00 PM
  • Location & Meeting point: Bob Hunter Memorial Park
  • Distance: 1Km - 5Km
  • Difficulty: Moderate: possible hills and/or stairs
  • Pace: Moderate
  • Duration: 2 Hours
  • Age Range: Adults Only
  • Dog Friendly: No

Wednesday, April 12

Health Walk

Hiking is a great way to feel good naturally! Join Kathy for a walk in the woods and reap the benefits of healthy living.

  • Leader: Kathy
  • Time: 9:30 AM
  • Location and Meeting point: Woodland Trail
  • Distance: 1Km - 5Km
  • Difficulty: Moderate: possible hills and/or stairs
  • Pace: Easy
  • Duration: 2 Hours
  • Age Range: Family Friendly
  • Dog Friendly: Yes

Saturday, April 15

Forest of Trees

Join walk leader Martyn for a stroll through the forest and stop to admire and identify trees along the trail.

  • Leader: Martyn
  • Time: 10:00 AM
  • Location: Orchard Trail
  • Meeting point: Twyn Rivers
  • Distance: 1Km - 5Km
  • Difficulty: Moderate: possible hills and/or stairs
  • Pace: Moderate
  • Duration: 2 Hours
  • Age Range: Adults Only
  • Dog Friendly: Yes

Secret Lives

Join Doug to explore different bird and wildlife habitat and learn how they live and survive through all the seasons of the year.

  • Leader: Doug
  • Time: 2:00 PM
  • Location & Meeting point: Woodland Trail
  • Distance: 1Km - 5Km
  • Difficulty: Moderate: possible hills and/or stairs
  • Pace: Easy
  • Duration: 2 Hours
  • Age Range: Family Friendly
  • Dog Friendly: Yes

Sunday, April 16

Discovery Walk

Bring your camera and binoculars and join walk leader Brian in search of the Rouge’s incredibly diverse flora and fauna.

  • Leader: Brian
  • Time: 10:00 AM
  • Location: Cedar Trail
  • Meeting point: Zoo Road
  • Distance: 1Km - 5Km
  • Difficulty: Moderate: possible hills and/or stairs
  • Pace: Moderate
  • Duration: 2 Hours
  • Age Range: Family Friendly
  • Dog Friendly: No

The Green Rule

Many religions & philosophies have ecological stewardship traditions. Join Michelle to explore sacred connections with nature.

  • Leader: Michelle
  • Time: 2:00 PM
  • Location: Vista Trail
  • Meeting point: Zoo Road
  • Distance: 5Km - 10Km
  • Difficulty: Moderate: possible hills and/or stairs
  • Pace: Easy
  • Duration: 2 Hours
  • Age Range: Adults Only
  • Dog Friendly: No

Monday, April 17 (Easter Monday)

Bird Photography

Learn some photography ABCs and hike the trail in search of magical bird images with walk leader John.

  • Leader: John
  • Time: 10:00 AM
  • Location and Meeting point: Bob Hunter Memorial Park
  • Distance: 1Km - 5Km
  • Difficulty: Easy: flat/paved or gently uneven
  • Pace: Easy
  • Duration: 2 Hours
  • Age Range: Family Friendly
  • Dog Friendly: No

Wednesday, April 19

Birds and Beasts

Join walk leader Al to find out about all the different species living in the Rouge River Valley.

  • Leader: Al
  • Time: 9:30 AM
  • Location: Orchard Trail
  • Meeting point: Twyn Rivers
  • Distance: 1Km - 5Km
  • Difficulty: Moderate: possible hills and/or stairs
  • Pace: Moderate
  • Duration: 2 Hours
  • Age Range: Family Friendly 
  • Dog Friendly: Yes

Saturday, April 22

Signs of Spring

Search for signs of spring, breathe fresh air & listen to the sounds of the Rouge with walk leader Peter!

  • Leader: Peter
  • Time: 10:00 AM
  • Location: Vista Trail
  • Meeting point: Zoo Road
  • Distance: 1Km - 5Km
  • Difficulty: Moderate: possible hills and/or stairs
  • Pace: Moderate
  • Duration: 2 Hours
  • Age Range: Adults Only
  • Dog Friendly: Yes

Club Parka (for Little Hikers - Kids 3-6)

Hey parents with kids ages 3 to 6! Join walk leader Erik in search of signs of wildlife and get fresh air.

  • Leader: Erik
  • Time: 2:00 PM
  • Location and Meeting point: Woodland Trail
  • Distance: 1Km - 5Km
  • Difficulty: Moderate: possible hills and/or stairs
  • Pace: Easy
  • Duration: 2 Hours
  • Age Range: Family Friendly
  • Dog Friendly: No

Sunday, April 23

Fitness

Join walk leader Nancy and exchange your treadmill for trails on a 5 or 10 km hike through the park!

  • Leader: Nancy
  • Time: 10:00 AM
  • Location: Mast Trail
  • Meeting point: Twyn Rivers
  • Distance: 5Km - 10Km
  • Difficulty: Challenging: hills
  • Pace: Moderate
  • Duration: 2.5 Hours
  • Age Range: Adults Only
  • Dog Friendly: Yes

Fungi and Mushrooms

Join Richard for a forest walk and enjoy the splendid varieties & abundance of fungi & mushrooms.

  • Leader: Richard
  • Time: 2:00 PM
  • Location and Meeting point: Bob Hunter Memorial Park
  • Distance: 1Km - 5Km
  • Difficulty: Moderate: possible hills and/or stairs
  • Pace: Easy
  • Duration: 2 Hours
  • Age Range: Family Friendly
  • Dog Friendly: Yes

Wednesday, April 26

Shining Water

Enjoy a relaxing stroll in fresh air with Bruce and explore the natural environment along Lake Ontario’s shoreline.

  • Leader: Bruce
  • Time: 9:30 AM
  • Location: Rouge Beach 
  • Meeting point: Lower parking lot by the bridge 
  • Distance: 1Km - 5Km
  • Difficulty: Moderate: possible hills and/or stairs
  • Pace: Moderate
  • Duration: 2 Hours
  • Age Range: Family Friendly 
  • Dog Friendly: Yes

Saturday, April 29

Spring has Sprung

Delicate green leaves emerge on the trees as do the wildflowers beneath our feet.  Join Christine to capture the beauty of Spring on the trail! 

  • Leader: Christine 
  • Time: 10:00 AM
  • Location: Cedar Trail 
  • Meeting point: Zoo Road
  • Distance: 1Km - 5Km
  • Difficulty: Moderate: possible hills and/or stairs
  • Pace: Moderate
  • Duration: 2 Hours
  • Age Range: Adults Only
  • Dog Friendly: Yes

Welcome to the Rouge 

Get to know Canada's first national urban park! There's more than you expect and we never know what we'll see! 

  • Leader: Jonathan 
  • Time: 2:00 PM
  • Location and Meeting point: Vista Trail/Zoo Road 
  • Distance: 1Km - 5Km
  • Difficulty: Moderate: possible hills and/or stairs
  • Pace: Easy
  • Duration: 2 Hours
  • Age Range: Family Friendly
  • Dog Friendly: No

Sunday, April 30

Fitness in the Forest

Join walk leader Vandana for a hike to get your heart rate up while appreciating nature in the Rouge!

  • Leader: Verdanna
  • Time: 10:00 AM
  • Location: Orchard Trail
  • Meeting point: Zoo Road
  • Distance: 10Km or more
  • Difficulty: Moderate: possible hills and/or stairs
  • Pace: Fast
  • Duration: 2.5 Hours
  • Age Range: Adults Only
  • Dog Friendly: No

Spring Flowers

Join walk leader Larry as he shares his "secret" stash of spring wildflowers and great park stories.

  • Leader: Larry
  • Time: 2:00 PM
  • Location and Meeting point: Woodland Trail
  • Distance: 1Km - 5Km
  • Difficulty: Moderate: possible hills and/or stairs
  • Pace: Easy
  • Duration: 2.5 Hours
  • Age Range: Family Friendly
  • Dog Friendly: No