Wednesday, January 3

Land of Snow

A look at the importance of snowfall to the Rouge and nature in general.

  • Leader: Peter
  • Time: 9:30 AM
  • Location: Rouge Beach
  • Meeting point: Parking lot
  • Distance: 5km
  • Difficulty: Easy, flat/paved or gently uneven
  • Pace: Moderate
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Age Range: Adults only
  • Dog Friendly: No

 

Saturday, January 6

Holiday Time Outdoors (CANCELLED)

Join Doug and celebrate the gift of nature while spending time with walkers, family and friends.

  • Leader: Doug
  • Time: 10:00 AM
  • Location: Bob Hunter Memorial Park – Tallgrass Trek
  • Meeting point: Parking lot
  • Distance: 1km - 5km
  • Difficulty: Easy, flat/paved or gently uneven
  • Pace: Easy
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: Yes

Winter Survival (CANCELLED)

Join Larry for a walk and learn about strategies our animal friends employ for surviving the winter months.

  • Leader: Larry
  • Time: 2:00 PM
  • Location: Vista 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: Yes

 

Sunday, January 7

Explore Your Senses (CANCELLED)

Join walk leader Peter and explore your senses and the natural environment of Canada's first national urban park.

  • Leaders: Peter
  • Time: 10:00 AM
  • Location: Orchard Trail
  • Meeting point: Twyn Rivers
  • Distance: 5km - 6km
  • Difficulty: Moderate, possible hills and/or stairs
  • Pace: Moderate
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: Yes

Social Hike (CANCELLED)

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

  • Leader: Linda
  • Time: 2:00 PM
  • Location: Woodland Trail
  • Meeting point: Parking lot
  • Distance: 1km - 5km
  • Difficulty: Easy, flat/paved or gently uneven
  • Pace: Moderate
  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: Yes

 

Wednesday, January 10

Winter Wonderland

Join walk leader Kathy and experience the beauty of the Rouge in winter.

  • Leader: Kathy
  • Time: 9:30 AM
  • Location: Cedar Trail
  • Meeting point: Zoo Road
  • Distance: 1km - 5km
  • Difficulty: Challenging, hills
  • Pace: Easy
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: Yes

 

Saturday, January 13

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: Rouge Beach
  • Meeting point: Parking lot
  • Distance: 1km - 5km
  • Difficulty: Easy, flat/paved or gently uneven
  • Pace: Moderate
  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: Yes

Healthy Living

The Rouge can be great for physical & mental health. Breathe fresh air & surround yourself in nature with walk leader Vandana.

  • Leader: Vandana
  • Time: 2:00 PM
  • Location: Mast Trail
  • Meeting point: Glen Rouge Campround
  • Distance: 5km - 10km
  • Difficulty: Challenging, hills
  • Pace: Moderate
  • Duration: 2.5 hours
  • Age Range: Adults only
  • Dog Friendly: No

 

Sunday, January 14

Animal Tracks and Signs

Join walk leader Martyn and see what animal tracks and signs have been left behind on the trail.

  • Leader: Martyn, Nancy
  • Time: 10:00 AM
  • Location: Bob Hunter Memorial Park – Tanglewood Trail
  • Meeting point: Parking lot
  • Distance: 1km - 5km
  • Difficulty: Moderate, possible hills and/or stairs
  • Pace: Moderate
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: No

Adventures in the Rouge

From wildlife to enchanted forests, there’s much to discover in the Rouge. Join walk leader Richard on a great Rouge adventure!

  • Leader: Richard
  • Time: 2:00 PM
  • Location: Woodland Trail
  • Meeting point: Parking lot
  • Distance: 1km - 5km
  • Difficulty: Easy, flat/paved or gently uneven
  • Pace: Moderate
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: No

 

Wednesday, January 17

Forest for the Trees

Join Judy and learn more about trees found in Rouge National Urban Park and how they are valuable to us in our everyday lives!

  • Leader: Judy
  • Time: 9:30 AM
  • Location: Bob Hunter Memorial Park – Reesor way
  • Meeting point: Parking lot
  • Distance: 1km - 5km
  • Difficulty: Moderate, possible hills and/or stairs
  • Pace: Moderate
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: Yes

 

Saturday, January 20

Learning from the Landscape

Join Michael to appreciate the park's landscapes & learn about the natural processes & human actions that have shaped them.

  • Leader: Michael
  • Time: 10:00 AM
  • Location: Vista 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

Winter, Wildlife & the Colour Red

Join Marie to discover why the colour ‘red’ is very important for our wildlife in winter.

  • Leader: Marie
  • Time: 2:00 PM
  • Location: Woodland Trail
  • Meeting point: Parking lot
  • Distance: 1km - 5km
  • Difficulty: Easy, flat/paved or gently uneven
  • Pace: Easy
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: Yes

 

Sunday, January 21

From Farmland to Wetland

Join Marilyn to explore and learn more about the importance of both land forms—and others—within Rouge National Urban Park.

  • Leader: Marilyn
  • Time: 10:00 AM
  • Location: Bob Hunter Memorial Park – Reesor way
  • Meeting point: Parking lot
  • Distance: 5km - 6km
  • Difficulty: Moderate, possible hills and/or stairs
  • Pace: Easy
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: No

Trailhead to Trailhead

Join walk leader Michael on an energetic 12 km hike from Glen Rouge to the Cedar trailhead.

  • Leader: Michael
  • Time: 2:00 PM
  • Location: Mast Trail
  • Meeting point: Glen Rouge Campground
  • Distance: 12km
  • Difficulty: Challenging, hills
  • Pace: Fast
  • Duration: 2.5 hours
  • Age Range: Adults only
  • Dog Friendly: Yes

 

Wednesday, January 24

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: Mast Trail
  • Meeting point: Glen Rouge Campground
  • Distance: 5km - 6km
  •  Difficulty: Challenging, hills
  • Pace: Easy
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: Yes

 

Saturday, January 27

10 km Challenge

Join Erik for a fast-paced walking tour of several trails through forests, hills and wetlands while keeping an eye out for wildlife.

  • Leader: Erik
  • Time: 10:00 AM
  • Location: Mast Trail
  • Meeting point: Glen Rouge Campground
  • Distance: 10km+
  • Difficulty: Challenging, hills
  • Pace: Fast
  • Duration: 2.5 hours
  • Age Range: Adults only
  • Dog Friendly: No

Winter Tree Identification

A tree species can be identified without its leaf! Walk leader Shawn will share the key to identifying tree species in winter.

  • Leader: Shawn
  • Time: 2:00 PM
  • Location: Cedar Trail
  • Meeting point: Zoo Road
  • Distance: 1km - 5km
  • Difficulty: Challenging, hills
  • Pace: Moderate
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: No

 

Sunday, January 28

Animal Tracks

Join walk leader Glen to learn about and identify coyote, deer, rabbit and squirrel tracks!

  • Leader: Glen
  • Time: 10:00 AM
  • Location: Mast Trail
  • Meeting point: Twyn Rivers
  • Distance: 1km - 5km
  • Difficulty: Challenging, hills
  • Pace: Easy
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: Yes

Woodland Trail History

Hear stories about Hurricane Hazel, swimming holes, a tuck shop and other Woodland tales with walk leader Kirushanth.

  • Leader: Kirushanth
  • Time: 2:00 PM
  • Location: Woodland Trail
  • Meeting point: Parking lot
  • Distance: 1km – 5km
  • Difficulty: Easy, flat/paved or gently uneven
  • Pace: Easy
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: No

 

Wednesday, January 31

White-tailed Deer

Join Brian in search of white-tailed deer tracks and other deer clues. You’ll be surprised how many call the Rouge home!

  • Leader: Brian
  • Time: 9:30 AM
  • Location: Woodland Trail
  • Meeting point: Parking lot
  • Distance: 1km - 5km
  • Difficulty: Easy, flat/paved or gently uneven
  • Pace: Moderate
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: No