1. WinterRouge

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    WinterRouge

    Culture and entertainment Food and drink Sports and recreation
    Time: 11:00 AM - 03:00 PM
    Location(s): Rouge National Urban Park

    Get outside and active this Family Day long weekend at Rouge National Urban Park with a full day of winter activities guaranteed to warm up the entire family!

  2. Guided walk: Go with the flow

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    Guided walk: Go with the flow

    Nature
    Time: 09:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    Location(s): Rouge National Urban Park

    Follow along parts of the Rouge River with walk leader Geri to learn about the importance of water to the people, plants and animals of the Rouge.

    Leader: Geri
    Location: Orchard Trail
    Meeting point: Zoo road
    Distance: 1 km – 5 km
    Difficulty: Moderate, possible hills and/or stairs
    Pace: Moderate
    Age Range: Adults only
    Dog Friendly: No

  3. Guided walk: Learn-to Hike (Getting Started)

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    Guided walk: Learn-to Hike (Getting Started)

    Nature
    Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Location(s): Rouge National Urban Park

    If you are a new trail walker/hiker, join us to get started and learn more about making this part of your lifestyle.

    Leaders: Nancy, Stephen
    Location: Mast Trail
    Meeting point: Glen Rouge Campground
    Distance: 1 km – 5 km
    Difficulty: Challenging; hills
    Pace: Slow
    Age Range: Adults only
    Dog Friendly: Yes

  4. Guided walk: Is this Trail Unique?

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    Guided walk: Is this Trail Unique?

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    Time: 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
    Location(s): Rouge National Urban Park

    Learn what makes this trail unique. Which trees, plants, birds, and landforms make it interesting? Are there signs of wildlife? How does today's season and weather add to the picture?

    Leaders: Anne W, Sheena
    Location: Vista Trail
    Meeting point: Zoo road
    Distance: 1 km – 5 km
    Difficulty: Moderate, possible hills and/or stairs
    Pace: Moderate
    Age Range: Family friendly
    Dog Friendly: Yes

  5. Guided walk: Hiking for fun

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    Guided walk: Hiking for fun

    Nature
    Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Location(s): Rouge National Urban Park

    Join leader Martyn for an outdoors walk surrounded by nature and in the company of friendly co-hikers!

    Leaders: Martyn, Anne W
    Location: Bob Hunter Memorial Park – Monarch Trail
    Meeting point: Parking lot
    Distance: 1 km – 5 km
    Difficulty: Moderate, possible hills and/or stairs
    Pace: Moderate
    Age Range: Family friendly
    Dog Friendly: Yes


  6. Guided walk: What a Trail!

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    Guided walk: What a Trail!

    Nature
    Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Location(s): Rouge National Urban Park

    Come to the park and find out some cool trivia about the trail we traverse.

    Leaders: Marie, Shawn
    Location: Cedar Trail
    Meeting point: Zoo road
    Distance: 1 km – 5 km
    Difficulty: Challenging; hills
    Pace: Slow
    Age Range: Family friendly
    Dog Friendly: No

  7. Guided walk: Abundant Biodiversity

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    Guided walk: Abundant Biodiversity

    Nature
    Time: 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
    Location(s): Rouge National Urban Park

    Join Colleen and discover some of the 1700 species of plants and animals who make Rouge National Urban Park their home!

    Leaders:
    Colleen, Marilyn
    Location: Woodland trail
    Meeting point: Parking lot
    Distance: 1 km – 5 km
    Difficulty: Easy, flat/paved or gently uneven
    Pace: Slow
    Age Range: Family friendly
    Dog Friendly: No

  8. The Creation of Canada's First National Urban Park

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    The Creation of Canada's First National Urban Park

    Culture and entertainment History Nature
    Time: 06:30 PM - 08:30 PM
    Location(s): Rouge National Urban Park

    Canada’s first national urban park is located right in our backyard in the GTA! Learn how Rouge National Urban Park is a unique model for environmental protection in an urban setting and how Parks Canada protects and conserves the natural, cultural, and agricultural heritage of the Rouge.

    Location

    Gladstone Hotel (1214 Queen Street West, Toronto)

  9. Guided walk: Walk Back in Time

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    Guided walk: Walk Back in Time

    History Nature
    Time: 09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Location(s): Rouge National Urban Park

    Journey back in time on this interpretive walk through RNUP which will highlight the areas' natural and cultural history.

    Leaders: Jennifer, Robert
    Location: Rouge Beach
    Meeting point: Parking lot
    Distance: 1 km – 5 km
    Difficulty: Easy, flat/paved or gently uneven
    Pace: Slow
    Age Range: Family friendly
    Dog Friendly: No

    Wheelchair Accessible
  10. Guided walk: Introduction to Hiking

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    Guided walk: Introduction to Hiking

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    Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Location(s): Rouge National Urban Park

    Always wanted to try hiking? Join walk leader Sarah to learn about how to start, and all the great benefits that come with hiking.

    Leaders: Sarah, Cathy
    Location: Mast Trail
    Meeting point: Glen Rouge Campground
    Distance: 1 km – 5 km
    Difficulty: Challenging, hills
    Pace: Slow
    Age Range: Family friendly
    Dog Friendly: No

  11. Guided walk: Discover the Rouge

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    Guided walk: Discover the Rouge

    History Nature
    Time: 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
    Location(s): Rouge National Urban Park

    Join walk leader CK for a walk discovering a little bit of the trail's history, geology, landscape, ecosystems, etc.

    Leaders: C.K., Robin
    Location: Bob Hunter Memorial Park – Monarch Trail
    Meeting point: Parking lot
    Distance: 5 km – 8 km
    Difficulty: Moderate, possible hills and/or stairs
    Pace: Moderate
    Age Range: Family friendly
    Dog Friendly: No

  12. Guided walk: 2H & 1O - Water

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    Guided walk: 2H & 1O - Water

    Nature
    Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Location(s): Rouge National Urban Park

    The RNUP contains many meandering waterways and a high water table. Trees draw water from roots to leaves. Discover the necessity of a continuous water supply with Susan.

    Leaders: Susan, Carolyn
    Location: Woodland Trail
    Meeting point: Parking lot
    Distance: 1 km – 5 km
    Difficulty: Easy, flat/paved or gently uneven
    Pace: Moderate
    Age Range: Family friendly
    Dog Friendly: Yes

  13. Guided walk: Fresh Air and Families

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    Guided walk: Fresh Air and Families

    Nature
    Time: 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
    Location(s): Rouge National Urban Park

    Get outside and enjoy the fresh air while discovering all about nature in the Rouge National Urban Park.

    Leaders: Donna, Doug
    Location: Rouge Beach
    Meeting point: Parking Lot
    Distance: 1 km – 5 km
    Difficulty: Easy, flat/paved or gently uneven
    Pace: Slow
    Age Range: Family friendly
    Dog Friendly: No

  14. Guided walk: Agriculture in the Rouge

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    Guided walk: Agriculture in the Rouge

    History Nature
    Time: 09:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    Location(s): Rouge National Urban Park

    Join Victor as we find out about the first settlers who have been farming the Rouge since the early 1800s.

    Leaders: Victor, Peter V
    Location: Cedar Trail
    Meeting point: Zoo road
    Distance: 1 km – 5 km
    Difficulty: Challenging; hills
    Pace: Moderate
    Age Range: Family friendly
    Dog Friendly: No

  15. Guided walk: Grief walk

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    Guided walk: Grief walk

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    Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Location(s): Rouge National Urban Park

    Come to the Rouge to breathe and connect to the forest and others who have lost someone. Share your story, or just come for a nice walk.

    Leaders: Denise, Katharina
    Location: Mast Trail
    Meeting point: Glen Rouge Campground
    Distance: 1 km – 5 km
    Difficulty: Challenging, hills
    Pace: Slow
    Age Range: Adults only
    Dog Friendly: No

  16. Guided walk: Welcome to the Rouge

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    Guided walk: Welcome to the Rouge

    Nature
    Time: 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
    Location(s): Rouge National Urban Park

    Join walk leader Moaz to learn about Canada's first and only national urban park while exploring the park's forests, meadows, rivers and wetlands.

    Leaders: Moaz, Erik
    Location: Woodland Trail
    Meeting point: Parking lot
    Distance: 1 km – 5 km
    Difficulty: Easy, flat/paved or gently uneven
    Pace: Moderate
    Age Range: Adults only
    Dog Friendly: No

  17. Guided walk: More than just a walk in the Park

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    Guided walk: More than just a walk in the Park

    Nature
    Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Location(s): Rouge National Urban Park

    Rejuvenate yourself with a walk in the park while learning about the Rouge and its many events and activities.

    Leaders: Ronald, Fergus
    Location: Orchard Trail
    Meeting point: Zoo road
    Distance: 1 km – 5 km
    Difficulty: Moderate, possible hills and/or stairs
    Pace: Moderate
    Age Range: Family friendly
    Dog Friendly: Yes

  18. Guided walk: Spring flowers

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    Guided walk: Spring flowers

    Nature
    Time: 02:00 PM - 04:30 PM
    Location(s): Rouge National Urban Park

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

    Leader: Larry
    Location: Mast Trail
    Meeting point: Glen Rouge Campground
    Distance: 1 km – 5 km
    Difficulty: Challenging, hills
    Pace: Slow
    Age Range: Family friendly
    Dog Friendly: No

  19. Guided walk: Fungi and Mushrooms

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    Guided walk: Fungi and Mushrooms

    Nature
    Time: 09:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    Location(s): Rouge National Urban Park

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

    Leaders: Richard, Kathy
    Location: Bob Hunter Memorial Park – Monarch Trail
    Meeting point: Parking lot
    Distance: 1 km – 5 km
    Difficulty: Moderate, possible hills and/or stairs
    Pace: Slow
    Age Range: Family friendly
    Dog Friendly: Yes

  20. Guided walk: Spring Awakening

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    Guided walk: Spring Awakening

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    Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Location(s): Rouge National Urban Park

    Join walk leader Michael in search of birds returning, frogs emerging, animal tracks, squirrels foraging & more.

    Leaders: Michael B, Michael S
    Location: Cedar Trail
    Meeting point: Zoo road
    Distance: 1 km – 5 km
    Difficulty: Challenging, hills
    Pace: Moderate
    Age Range: Family friendly
    Dog Friendly: Yes

  21. Guided walk: Memories of the Rouge

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    Guided walk: Memories of the Rouge

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    Time: 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
    Location(s): Rouge National Urban Park

    Join Chrystal for a social hike through the Rouge, sharing your favourite Rouge (or hiking) memories, while making new ones!

    Leaders: Chrystal, Judy
    Location: Rouge Beach
    Meeting point: Parking lot
    Distance: 1 km – 5 km
    Difficulty: Easy, flat/paved or gently uneven
    Pace: Moderate
    Age Range: Adults only
    Dog Friendly: Yes

  22. Guided walk: Explore and Discover!

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    Guided walk: Explore and Discover!

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    Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Location(s): Rouge National Urban Park

    Come out and explore Rouge National Urban Park and see what nature mysteries we can solve!

    Leaders: Erin, Rick
    Location: Mast Trail
    Meeting point: Twyn Rivers
    Distance: 2 km – 5 km
    Difficulty: Challenging; hills
    Pace: Moderate
    Age Range: Family friendly
    Dog Friendly: Yes

  23. Guided walk: Spring Ephemerals

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    Guided walk: Spring Ephemerals

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    Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Location(s): Rouge National Urban Park

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

    Leaders: Glen, Michael T
    Location: Orchard Trail
    Meeting point: Zoo road
    Distance: 1 km – 5 km
    Difficulty: Moderate, possible hills and/or stairs
    Pace: Slow
    Age Range: Family friendly
    Dog Friendly: Yes

  24. Guided walk: Signs of spring

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    Guided walk: Signs of spring

    Nature
    Time: 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
    Location(s): Rouge National Urban Park

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

    Leaders: Peter, Conchita
    Location: Woodland Trail
    Meeting point: Parking lot
    Distance: 1 km – 5 km
    Difficulty: Easy, flat/paved or gently uneven
    Pace: Moderate
    Age Range: Family friendly
    Dog Friendly: Yes